Ever have a neighbor with whom you did not want to tangle? Frankie Heck does. The Glossner family lives down the street in Orson, Indiana’s most dilapidated house. Everyone in the neighborhood is terrified of Rita Glossner (guest star Brooke Shields) and her four out-of-control sons. It’s best to take whatever hell the Glossner boys impose upon you because retaliating would only make things worse.
In other news, Brick is upset because he has to learn how to kick a ball for school. Frankie’s attempt to teach her boy to bend it like Beckham ends abruptly when she accidentally kicks the ball into the Glossner’s yard. There’s no way she’s going anywhere near that house, so she buys a new ball. She wants Axl to take over the kickball lessons. Surprisingly, he agrees, but only if Brick writes a 20-page book report for him. Sounds like a plan!
Brick writes Axl’s book report but has such a good time playing with his big brother that he decides to change the terms of their agreement. He only gives Axl the first page of the report. Every time Axl plays with him, he’ll get another page. After a few days of playing nice, Axl gets the full report but is upset when he only gets a C. Brick says, “What did you expect? I’m in second grade.” Well played, little man. Well played.