Richie, Potsie, and Ralph come out of a James Dean movie and see Carole Lipton who is in their chemistry class. Potsie and Ralph question Richie as to why he doesn't ask Carole out on a date. Fonzie teaches Richie how to pick up a girl at Arnold's by acting a little like James Dean. Carole gives Richie a book about abnormal psychology and tries to analyze him after he tries the James Dean act on her. Richie tries to get a fire started on the grill. Richie reads the book, and Ralph comes over to ask if Richie wanted to see a movie with him and Potsie. Richie says that he has the symptoms of being abnormal: daydreaming, fantasizing about being Mickey Mantle, being claustrophobic, and his inability to ask strange girls out. He considers seeking psychiatric help. Richie visits Dr. Edward Castle at the college free clinic. Richie kisses a girl who is a stranger at Arnold's and is cured. Howard and Marion return from seeing the psychiatrist and talk to Richie.
Songs in this episode:
"I'm Walkin'" by Fats Domino (1957)
"Perfidia" by The Ventures