A teary eyed Cindy ultimately tells her parents why she's been crying and why she didn't want to talk about it: the kids at school, but particularly an older boy named Buddy Hinton, have been cruelly teasing her about sounding like a baby because she lisps. Her parents tell her that she'll outgrow the lisp, but that practicing tongue twisters might help. Later, when Buddy's teasing continues, Peter comes to her rescue. But Buddy wants to get into a fight with Peter, who refuses in part because Buddy's bigger than him. So now Buddy is picking on both of them when he calls "Baby Talk" and "Peter Chicken". Mike's advice to Peter to reason with Buddy escalates matters when Peter comes home from school with a black eye. Once Mike meets Mr. Hinton and Carol meets Mrs. Hinton, they come to understand why Buddy is the way that he is. So when Peter admits he is scared of Buddy, Mike teaches Peter how to fight, since there seems to be no other way to deal with a bully like Buddy.
Did You Know?
Episode title is a pun of the movie A Fistful of Dollars
(1964), a tongue-in-cheek reference to the extreme violence in that film and the playground scuffles of the episode. See more
He very clearly threw with his left hand. He didn't hit Buddy in the cheek, it was in the front of his mouth, how else would he knock his front tooth loose? See more
She sells seashells by the seashore. She sells seashells by the seashore. She sells seashells by the seashore.
Cindy, would you mind practicing somewhere else? Arithmetic is kind of hard.
So are S's.