After doing Bobby a favor of driving him to the pet store to buy a frog for the frog jumping contest which has a $25 first prize, Greg is rewarded for his efforts by getting grounded - no use of the car for one week - as Bobby tells his parents of Greg almost getting into a car accident purely out of his own carelessness. Greg is annoyed enough about Bobby blabbing on him and being grounded in and of itself, but he is more depressed about the repercussions on his dating life, as there is no way he can now pick up the concert tickets for his already promised date with Rachel. Greg thinks he's found a loophole in the grounding as he drives a friend's car to pick up the tickets instead. Caught in this action, Greg is further grounded, which means that he will now miss his date with Rachel altogether. Feeling he is being cheated while still doing whatever he can to keep his date, Greg enters into a negotiation with his parents as to his punishment. Based on Greg's argument, Mike believes ...
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The record album Greg has purchased and arrived with at home in the opening scene is by the (fake) band, The Strawberry Shortcakes. See more
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How anyone could get so stupid in such a short time!
The original ABC broadcast of this episode, as well as the DVD release, includes the post-drive-in scene where Greg talks to Mike and Carol in their bedroom immediately after the scene Greg tries to pull the frog his pizza. The syndication version splits this into two parts. See more