The N aired public service announcements to warn of the episode's content.

The episode starts out with best friends Spinner Mason and Jimmy Brooks bullying Rick, then throwing him into a dumpster.

Executive producer Aaron Martin wanted to deal with this subject since Degrassi: The Next Generation started.

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Because of this, Rick mocks them and reminds them it was him who sprayed their cars. The next day, Toby meets up with Rick at Rick's house, where Rick informs his mother how he, Toby, Emma, and Jimmy are inseparable, and how they will soon rule the school.

Toby, however, does not believe him, but nevertheless hesitantly agrees with him.

This bullying has been going on since Rick came back to Degrassi a year after putting his then-girlfriend Terri into a coma, with the students disapproving, and showing their disapproval by bullying him.

Rick, however, has made friends with Toby and Emma, even developing a crush on her later.

At school, Rick talks with Emma and compliments her encouraging words, hinting his crush on her.

He then meets up with Jimmy and the two playfully talk about the upcoming quiz show.Paige, a popular girl and one of Rick's bullies since he was going out with Terri, insults his outfit, but with his new confidence, he brushes her aside.At the quiz show, the Degrassi team is neck-to-neck with another school named Northern, but they soon win, mostly due to the help of Rick.However, when Rick and Jimmy leave, Spinner and Jay talk about their prank they will put on Rick, Jay saying how Alex will set it up easily with no suspicion, since she is Student Council Vice-President.In the final round, Rick gets most of the answers correct and beats Northern, thus winning the game. However, while on stage, the prank including a bucket of yellow paint and feathers fall on Rick, and he is drenched with it.It aired near the beginning of the fourth season, and originally aired on 5 and 12 October 2004 in Canada, on the CTV Television Network.