Jimmy Stratford is an awkward little boy with a lisp. One day, he wonders what he should be for Halloween. He decides to be a Pokemon Trainer. At school, on Halloween, he throws his Pokeball at a big 8th grader named Ballal. Ballal and his friend beat Jimmy up. After school, Jimmy goes to a psychiatrist named Dr. Phil, who tries to help Jimmy with his problems. After his session, Jimmy goes and finds a tree fort with his friend, Bob. They plan to seek revenge on Ballal, but as they are about to go, Ballal comes and attacks them. Bob takes the escape zip-line, and escapes, while Jimmy is captured by Ballal. Ballal ties Jimmy up with the sleeves of his own sweatshirt and pokes him with a stick until he falls out of the tree fort. Ballal then locks Jimmy in a shed with a bike lock. After that awful incident, Jimmy goes back to Dr. Phil, and ridicules him for not helping him at all. Dr. Phil tells Jimmy that he must go and fight Ballal, and to do what he can to get rid of him. Written by
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Jimmy Stratford was going to be named Jimmy Jones, but then Dallin and Jaren realized "Jimmy Jones" or Jim Jones was the name of the founder of the Peoples Temple, who started a mass suicide of 914 members in Jonestown, Guyana. The character's last name was quickly changed to "Stratford". See more
In the flashback, Jimmy throws the Pokeball towards the camera, but when the shot goes to Ballal and his friend, the Pokeball comes and hits Ballal in the head from the opposite direction. When Ballal and his friend go to beat up Jimmy, they run off in the completely different direction of where Jimmy originally was, and yet Jimmy is then seen pinned to a tree, in a completely different place than where he originally was. See more
Written by John Williams
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra See more