Jim Bob's friend, Danny, likes to do tricks. He's constantly nicking stuff and putting it back. So, when John-boy's college notebook goes missing, the blame falls naturally on him, getting Danny and Jim Bob into all kinds of trouble. However, the real thief turns out to be John-boy's latest love interest: a cocky student named Sis. It doesn't sound much, but it's a really well-plotted story that has you rooting for young Danny all the way through.
Jim Bob's mate is a breath of fresh air. Guest actor, Willie Aames, is fantastic and he really brings his character to life. He and David Harper have a great dynamic and it's a shame we never see him again. More Jim Bob stories please!
By contrast, John-boy's love interest is possibly his worst yet. Yet again, he gets involved with a brazen, self-obsessed woman. Although I cringed almost every time Sis opened her mouth, I have to hand it to the writers for their consistency. She makes a great villain.
The scene in the yard just before Sis shows up is brilliant. First up, Elizabeth takes out Grandma with a tyre, then Ben takes out a hanging basket with his catapult. I'm not sure what Ben was thinking aiming at something right above his parents' heads, but it's great fun to watch.
John-boy's little dance at the beginning though? Probably enough said.