Mr. Turners is discussing Cyrano de Bergerac. The boys think Cyrano is a pushover and a "dip". The girls think he's romantic.
After Frankie asks Cory and Shawn for help wooing a girl. Getting beat up being their other option, the boys gladly offer their services. First, they help Frankie build up the courage to tell this girl how he feels. Then, when the time is right, Cory and Shawn hide in Frankie's locker and tell him what to say. It's not perfect but Frankie wins the girl anyway.
When the boys recognize the girls voice as that of Gloria, Harley's girlfriend; they know they are in big trouble is he finds out. They try to keep it a secret; but when Harley finds the boys acting nervous, he forces them to divulge. All three of them go down to Chubbies's and find Gloria eating with Frankie. Gloria informs Harley that all it took to win her over were kind words and a caring heart. The two fight until Cory explains that good couples fight all the time, but they always work through it. He tells Harley that his parents are currently going in a similar situation; his father bought his mother a trash compactor for their 17th wedding anniversary.
Seeking advice, Harley goes to Cory's house and talks to his mother, Amy. She explains that women just want to be appreciated and listened to.
Harley takes into consideration how Gloria feels, and allows her to continue dating Frankie, because that's what she truly wants.