It's hard enough for Brendon to accept that his mother is going on a date, but couldn't she have picked a guy other than Coach McGuirk? Brendon is in danger of being held back when he won't complete the research for his presentation, and Paula isn't helping his cause. Brendon documents his first fight on video. Taking care of the neighbor's cat isn't as easy as the Smalls thought it would be. The hyper puppy quickly runs out of friends after wrecking Paula's house, ruining the kids' movie, chasing off Mr.