Didn't care about the Truouts episode. This is a review for Seating.
It's true that where you sit in school determines your popularity. When Ned went over to the cool table to meet them, the basketball boy introduced Ned to his friends & then returned him to his table, back to his nerdy friends (a homage to Animal House).
So Ned created his own cool table section & gets lighting, security & a funky band called The Cool Band (mostly marching band players).
Wish I had a cool band playing @ my school cafeteria. I always picrured my own Cool Band paying jazz & funk with drums, bass, keys, trumpet, sax & electric guitar!