Annie gets picked on by her classmates, for being too smart; Buddy, studying for her SATs, worries that she's not smart enough.
Written by Edward Zwick; produced by Edward Zwick; directed by James Broderick.
Jenny O'Hara: Miss Chase.
Dana Hill: Martha.
Debbie Lytton: Elisa.
Doug: The important thing is, Buddy, not to worry. Buddy: Sure. Why worry, when you can panic?
Willie: Half-day today, kidlet? Annie: Oh, I... Willie: Oh, you ditched, huh? Annie: Oh, no, not really. Willie: Come on, Annie. You're talking to one of the most famous truants in the Pasadena school system history. Annie: You won't tell Kate? Willie: Not if you tell me why you did it. Annie: I can't. Willie: No deal. Annie: I'm encountering a hostile response from my peers. Willie: You mind translating that into English? Annie: You sound just like Martha Halston -- making fun of the way I talk. Can I help it if I have a good vocabulary? Willie: Yes, as a matter of fact, you can. Why do you suppose Martha Halston does that? Annie: Because she's too stupid to understand a word I say. Willie: Well, have you considered using words that she would understand? Annie: Yes, but I'm not allowed to say them.