This episode is great for a season one episode. Minkus is hilarious as he practices for the role of Hamlet and even after he takes over the part from Cory. He practices the lines with a Scandinavian accent and with an American Southern accent. Then, when he is Hamlet, he does the part without his glasses, which causes him to face the wrong way on stage and even to fall off the stage.
This episode is about not backing out when people count on you. Cory backs out of being Hamlet because he does not want to wear tights. He learns the lesson through his dad having to take a paycut at work. His dad can't back out of it, even though he is the manager of the grocery store.
Everyone was counting on Cory to be Hamlet and things changed when Minkus had to play the part, being that he was the only other person who knew the lines.