Matt is feeling jealous of his father's popularity with the theater staff. His jealousy boils over when he reads an essay his young son wrote for school called "My Favorite Person" which he assumes is about himself, but is about his grandfather. He then resolves to be more fun, and less serious...which proves to be a disaster when Al is left in charge of the theater during the next evening's show starring a french mime. For one thing Al oversells the available tickets, gives the usher the night off to go on a date so he has to show everyone to their seats himself, and introduce the mime's various acts onstage. Matt sees this and realizes that if "they were both fun, they'd both end up starving" so he goes back to being himself.