After being forced to quit the school band, Tom begrudgingly joins the baseball team. When Nelson fabricates a fundraiser to help Tom earn ice cream money, the friends become entangled in a web of lies.
Tom learns the real reason the principal forced him to join the spelling bee team. A cover story to get him into Dakota's birthday party lands Tom in a much darker commitment.
After his mom demands a reshoot, Tom becomes the main subject of his pretentious school photographer's revenge campaign. Coach finds himself in hot water after Tom blows an injury out of proportion.
Tom's lemonade stand blows up following unwanted guidance from his neighbor's PR agency. After rubbing the lunch lady the wrong way, Tom scrambles to make amends and oust her replacement… his mom.
At a baseball game, Tom's new shirt unleashes controversy that hits even deeper than the two teams' notorious rivalry. After fleeing a small fire, Tom attempts to rebuild his reputation by becoming a town hero.
Tom discovers the magic (and madness) of blackmail after hooking the principal up with his mom. An elderly gerbil teaches Tom a harsh lesson in pet ownership.
When they decide to cut class, Tom, Nelson, and Dakota go from breaking the rules to breaking the law. Dakota's dad throws Tom's attempt to run an honest class treasurer campaign for a loop.
At the principal's 20th anniversary celebration, Tom takes his roastmaster title a little too seriously. After improvising his only line in the school play, Tom must participate in a weeklong acting boot camp with the playwright.