Little Bill

Season 1 Episode 6

The Meanest Thing To Say / Lavatory Story

Aired Weekdays 12:30 PM Feb 06, 2000 on Nickelodeon

Episode Recap

The Meanest Thing to Say: The episode begins with Little Bill, Andrew, Kiku, and Fuchsia playing Pirates at school. They walk around with pirate hats on and a treasure map. Fuchsia says that she's the captain of them all and she's mean. Kiku says she's the nice pirate, but her parrot is mean. Little Bill says that he's found the treasure map. Little Bill says that they need to find the treasure and keep it for themselves. They all agree. Miss Murray tells all of them that she needs their attention for a few minutes. A new boy is standing with Miss Murray and Fuchsia wonders who he is. Miss Murray tells everyone that they have a new student joining the class. She introduces them to Michael Rhiley. Everyone says hello to Michael. Miss Murray tells everyone that Michael and his family moved all the way from Florida. Michael's a little shy and doesn't say anything. Miss Murray tells them that they are having extra play time in the yard today. The kids go outside. Fuchsia grabs the basketball and tosses it to Little Bill. Little Bill misses and he goes to retrieve the ball. Michael grabs it for him. Little Bill asks Michael if he wants to play basketball with them. He says that every time they shoot the ball they have to say things like a pirate. Michael says he doesn't want to play that game and says that he knows a better game t play. He says it's called Ranking. He tells the kids that they take turns saying mean things to each other. Kiku doesn't understand why they would say mean things to each other. Michael tells them that whoever says the meanest things will win the game. Little Bill thinks Michael is being mean and tells him that he doesn't want to play Ranking. He'd rather play basketball. He shoots the basketball, but misses. Michael says that they can play Ranking. He tells Little Bill he shoots basketball like a peanut head. He tells Little Bill that it's his turn to say something mean. Little Bill says he doesn't know what to say. Michael says it's because Little Bill's a poo-poo diaper baby. Little Bill is really hurt by the things that Michael is saying to him. The bell rings and all of the kids go inside. Andrew tells Little Bill that it's time to go. Michael tells Little Bill that they're going to play tomorrow and he'd better thing about some really mean things that he could say. Michael heads inside and Little Bill sulks back into the school. Later that night, Little Bill is at home trying to think of mean things to say to Michael. He says that Michael's head is mushy, but he doesn't like that. Little Bill thinks of calling Michael a banana and April walks past when he does. April asks Little Bill what he's doing. Little Bill says that he's thinking of mean things to say. April tells Little Bill that he needs to think of something better than just calling someone a banana. Little Bill asks April how he can do that. April says that if Little Bill tries to act like a mean person then the things that Little Bill say might sound mean. Little Bill asks if a pirate would work. April tells Little Bill that he needs to come down to dinner. Little Bill pretends that he is a mean pirate on an island. He starts to stomp around and say some mean things. He has a mean parrot come in and Little Bill tells him that he's the meanest pirate. Little Bill is snapped out of his imagination by Brenda coming in to tell him that it's time for dinner. Little Bill tells her that he's a mean pirate and he comes down to the dinner table. Little Bill stomps in. Alice the Great tells Little Bill that they are having macaroni and cheese tonight. Little Bill pretends to be mean and stomps over to the table. Brenda asks why Little Bill is being mean all of a sudden. April tells her that Little Bill is trying to be mean so that he can say mean things. Little Bill tells everyone that he has to play Ranking tomorrow with Michael. Big Bill laughs and says that they called it Playing Dozens when he was a child. Big Bill tells Little Bill that he won Ranking every time he ever played without having to say one mean thing. Little Bill asks how he did that. Big Bill says that none of the things that they said about him were true so all he said was the word, so. Little Bill is surprised that's all Big Bill ever said. He tells Big Bill that Michael said he was a peanut head today. Big Bill asks Little Bill if he's a peanut head. Little Bill says that isn't true. Big Bill says that all he has to do is say, so, because it isn't true. Little Bill notes that Michael also called him a poo-poo diaper baby. Big Bill asks Little Bill if that's true. Little Bill says that it isn't. Big Bill asks Little Bill if Michael made him cry. Little Bill says no. Big Bill says that all he has to say is so and he will win. Little Bill says that he won't have to say mean things then. Little Bill knows that he is ready for tomorrow. The next day, Michael, Andrew, Kiku, and Fuchsia are playing Ranking. Michael tells Andrew that his hair is so red that he probably uses ketchup for shampoo. Michael says it is Andrew's turn. Little Bill arrives and says hello to everyone. Michael tells Little Bill that he smells like old egg salad. Little Bill tells Michael, so. Michael says that he's a goofball that looks like a slimy slug. Little Bill tells Michael again, so. Michael tells Little Bill that he's a teacher's pet with bugs on his head. Little Bill once again tells Michael, so. The others start to realize what Little Bill is doing. Little Bill starts to smile. Michael says that he has to call him names and suggests calling him a creepy crawler or stinky cheese. The kids start to laugh and tell Michael that stinky cheese is funny. Michael tells them that they need to say mean things. He tells them that they are supposed to be crying and upset. Little Bill says that it's funny and the rest of the kids start to laugh. Michael is upset and walks away. Kiku notes that Little Bill didn't have to say anything mean. Andrew asks Little Bill why he kept saying so to Michael. Little Bill tells him that none of the things Michael said were true so all he had to do was say so. The rest of his friends understand the point. Little Bill and his friends want to play Pirates. They run inside to play. Little Bill sees Michael is upset and sitting by himself. Little Bill says hello to him. Michael apologizes to Little Bill that he said all of the mean things. Little Bill forgives him. Michael is amazed that Little Bill isn't mad at him. Little Bill says none of it was true. Little Bill invites Michael to play pirates. Michael agrees and says he'll be the funny pirate. The two run over to play with Andrew, Kiku, and Fuchsia. The episode ends with all of them playing pirates.

Lavatory Story:
The episode begins at school with everyone doing various activities. Little Bill tells Michael to put his hand on the piece of paper. Michael does so and Little Bill traces it with a marker. Michael thinks that's cool. Michael asks what he's supposed to do now. Little Bill says that he needs to color it in with a marker. Michael likes green so he colors the hand in with a green marker. Little Bill says that Miss Murray will cut it out and hang it on the wall. The boys take it over to Miss Murray and Miss Murray thinks that they did an excellent job on Michael's hand. Miss Murray asks Michael what kind of sticker he would like on his hand. Michael says that he wants a rocket on his hand. Suddenly, Michael whispers something in Little Bill's ear. Miss Murray asks the boys what the big secret is and asks Michael if he needs to go to the lavatory. Michael doesn't understand what she means. Little Bill informs him that the lavatory is the bathroom. Michael understands and says that he does have to go. Miss Murray hands Little Bill the hall pass so he can show Michael where the lavatory is. Miss Murray promises the boys that when they get back Michael's hand will be hung on the wall. Little Bill and Michael start to walk down the hallway. Michael asks Little Bill how Miss Murray knew that he had to use the bathroom. Little Bill tells him that teachers always know those things because that's what they do. Little Bill shows Michael his hand on the wall outside their classroom. He tells Michael that his hand could go next to his if he wants. Michael thinks that would be cool. The boys continue to walk down the hall. Michael asks Little Bill what is on the wall. Little Bill tells him that this is the class bulletin board and he tells Michael that their classroom is number five. Little Bill says that they make pictures and special items for spring, winter, and even Halloween. Michael unbuttons his overalls and shows Little Bill his undershirt that has Captain Brainstorm on it. Michael tells Little Bill that he dressed up as Captain Brainstorm for Halloween because he's his favorite action figure. Little Bill says that Captain Brainstorm is his favorite as well. Little Bill and Michael pretend to fly towards the lavatory. Little Bill and Michael finally arrive at the lavatory. However, Michael hears some noise and realizes it is music. He asks Little Bill where it's coming from. Little Bill says that it's from the music room and they walk past the bathroom towards the music room. In the music room, three students are practicing on the trumpet and the drums. Little Bill tells Michael that when he gets older he wants to learn how to play the trumpet. Michael thinks that would be a good thing for him to practice as well. Little Bill and Michael imitate the sounds that a trumpet makes. They then practice a drum and a flute as they continue to walk down the hall. They then come across the trophy case. Little Bill points to the basketball section and finds April. He tells Michael that April is his sister and is the best basketball player in the world. Little Bill says that she won the basketball trophy. Suddenly, the boys smell pizza. Little Bill says that is coming from the lunchroom. Michael asks Little Bill how they would get there. Little Bill tells him to follow the scent of the pizza. The boys start to walk towards the cafeteria using their noses to guide them. They look inside to see a lunch lady getting the pizza ready for the students. Little Bill shows Michael their classroom's table and asks Michael if he wants to sit next to him at lunch time. Michael says that he would like to and admits that he can't wait to eat the pizza. The boys continue to walk down the hall and Little Bill tells Michael that he wants to show him something else. They walk down the hall to find a painting of some bumblebees and flowers. Michael thinks that the painting is very nice. Little Bill hopes that they can make a painting when they get to first grade. Michael says that he likes bees and there were a lot of them in Florida. Little Bill says that bees sting people. Michael notes that the bees won't sting each other and they make honey for everyone to eat. Little Bill says that he likes honey and agrees that bees are cool. The boys pretend that they are bees and flying from flower to flower. They are snapped out of their imagination by Michael making a worried look. Little Bill asks Michael what's wrong. Michael tells Little Bill that he has to go to the bathroom really bad now. Little Bill wonders which way they should go. Michael notes he's the new kid so he has no idea. Little Bill realizes that they traveled a long way from their classroom and the bathroom. Michael tells Little Bill to hurry because he has to go. Little Bill says that if they go back the way they came they can find the bathroom. Michael and Little Bill find the painting with the sunflowers and bees. They then smell the pizza so they make their way to the cafeteria. Michael forgets where they were before the pizza. Little Bill tries to think and Michael tells him to hurry. They remember that they were at the trophy case. They make their way there and Little Bill remembers that they were at the music room. They find the music room and hear the students practice. Michael tells Little Bill to hurry up. Little Bill remembers the bulletin board so they head towards it. However, between the bulletin board and the music room was the bathroom. The boys finally realize that they are there. Michael is glad and they go inside to use the bathroom. The boys have finally accomplished their mission and head back to the classroom. They pass by the bulletin board and then realize that they are back at the classroom. Michael notes that his hand is on the wall and its right next to Little Bill's. Miss Murray sees that they have returned and welcomes them back. The episode ends with the boys going back into the classroom to play with the rest of their classmates. Later that night, Little Bill walks around the room repeating the word, so. He then shows the audience that he drew a map for Michael so he could find his room. He shows them that they come inside, go up the stairs and his room is the one that is right next to the bathroom. He shows everyone that he's waving in the picture of him in his room. Big Bill calls into the room and asks Little Bill who he's talking to. Little Bill laughs and the episode ends with him ducking out of the way of the screen.