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"Get the Most Out of a Sick Day Thing!" is the fifteenth episode in the first season of 100 Things to Do Before High School. It first aired November 7, 2015 on Nickelodeon.

Synopsis

Crispo serves as Fenwick's eyes and ears while Fenwick is home sick; CJ makes the most of her sick day by sneaking out of the house for a lab session with her crush.[2]

Summary

CJ is sick and her mother, who is very strict about sick days, wants her to get enough rest and forbids her from leaving her bed except to get soup and finish her history project. Her parents then leave for work. Fenwick and Crispo are also sick, but while Fenwick gets to stay home, Crispo does not. In order to keep his perfect attendance record, Fenwick virtually attends school by using a tablet and has Crispo be his arms and legs for the day. Fenwick doesn't think being home is worth it, but Crispo still wants to experience it since his parents had never allowed him to stay home when he was sick.

At home, CJ begins to feel better after taking the medicine her mother had given her. While enjoying her day, she checks on how Fenwick and Crispo are doing. Crispo is jealous of the things CJ is doing and gets the idea to go to her house from Fenwick, who was being sarcastic. Crispo leaves the tablet on the ground outside while he borrows a bike and leaves for CJ's house.

CJ takes the time to check Pootatuck's website to stay updated and gets the notification that an eighth grade science lab will be joining her seventh grade science lab because the teacher is sick. She realizes that Gorgeous Eighth Grade Boy is in that science lab and believes that if she got to school in time, they could be lab partners. Her father comes home to check on her, and she tells him the news. He is reluctant to take her to school because of how his wife would react, but decides to do it when she tells him the bus would drop her off before Mrs. Martin got home.

At school, Mr. Roberts steps outside to drink his coffee and finds Fenwick. Fenwick tells Roberts what he is doing and Roberts commends him and takes him to his next class at his request. As they go in the building, CJ arrives and rushes inside. Crispo makes it to CJ's house and finds that no one is home. Before CJ gets to class, Crispo video chats her to ask where she is when he sees she is not in her room. He learns she is at school and she finds out that he is at her house. They then hear Mrs. Martin downstairs. One of her clients had canceled, so she came to check on CJ. Crispo quickly hides under the covers of CJ's bed and she gets him to put speakerphone on so she can talk to her mom. They fool her into believing CJ was still at home and she leaves.

CJ finally enters her science class to save a seat for Gorgeous Eighth Grade Boy, but Fenwick is sitting at the table she chooses. She puts him in a drawer against his wishes and waits for her crush to enter. When he does, she sees that he is also sick. He asks Slinko for a hall pass so he can go home. CJ is disappointed and pulls Fenwick out of the drawer. She accidentally drops the tablet when Fenwick scares her, but tells him it did not get damaged. He asks her to plug the tablet up because he can feel that the battery is low, but when she does, it does not start charging. She realizes that she broke something internally rather then externally when she dropped the tablet.

Crispo is getting the most out of his sick day at CJ's house and takes CJ's tip of taking some time to check the school website. He finds out that someone had stolen a police bike and realizes that it was him. He video chats CJ again to explain he had only borrowed the bike, but she tells him that even though that may be the case, the police officer believed his bike was stolen. He decides to bring it back since he is not a thief, but she tells him that more police officers had shown up and he would be crazy to come. To prove he is not a thief, he leaves to return the bike anyway.

Fenwick's tablet's battery continues to deplete and is at one percent when CJ gets a text from her mom - she would be arriving home early instead of at 3:30 like CJ had anticipated. Mr. Martin video chats her about the text and panics because he would not be able to get to the school in time to give her a ride back to their house. CJ tells him to get home and stall Mrs. Martin while she tries to make it back. Fenwick's tablet gets down to zero percent and he tells her to save herself, but she refuses because they were all going to get the most out of their sick days. She slides the tablet toward Fenwick's last class and races home, passing by Crispo, who is heading back to school, on her route. Fenwick gets to class on time to be marked as present before the tablet dies. Crispo puts the bike back in the bike rack without being caught.

Mr. Martin arrives home before Mrs. Martin and CJ and stalls his wife when she gets home. CJ arrives shortly after and manages to sneak up to her room with help from her father. She is sweaty from the run home, and when Mrs. Martin feels her forehead, she is burning up. Mrs. Martin tells her they were going to the doctor. She has to stay in bed for the next four days and misses the fun activities that go on at school in that time.

Cast

Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

Notable Dialogue

CJ: [Mrs. Martin holds medicine in front of CJ] Okay, I'm sick, but I'm not green liquid sick.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin: Drink it.
[CJ looks into the camera]
CJ's voice-over: The first way to get the most out of your sick day -
Mrs. Martin: Don't look away. Drink it.
Crispo: Being your body is not getting the most out of my sick day. I should be resting and eating rainbow sherbert like CJ.
Fenwick: Your parents won't let you. So what are you gonna do, hop on a bike and ride over to CJ's? [Crispo pauses and then runs outside to the bike rack] Wait, what do you think you're doing?
Crispo: I'm borrowing a bike like you told me. [sets the tablet on the ground]
Fenwick: I was being facetious!
Crispo: Well, I don't know what that big word is!
Mr. Martin: Oh, hey, sweetheart. [CJ smiles] Wow, someone's feeling better. [CJ continues smiling] Really better. Wait, what do you want?
CJ: Dad, I could totally tell you a lie right now, which you would totally believe, but I would feel totally bad, so I'm just gonna tell you the truth. Mrs. Baker's out sick, so if I can get to school on time, Gorgeous Eighth Grade Boy can be my lab partner!
Mr. Martin: Are you nuts?! You know how crazy your mom gets about not getting out of bed on a sick day!
CJ: But Mom gets home at 3:30, and the bus drops me off at 3:20. Oh, and you love me.
Mr. Martin: This goes to the grave.
[CJ smirks into the camera and rushes upstairs to get ready]
[Mr. Roberts steps outside to drink his coffee]
Fenwick: Hello? Hello? Help! Help! [Roberts looks down and sees a turtle] Can you hear me?
[Roberts looks at his coffee and then throws it in a trash can]
Fenwick: Over here! [Roberts sees and approaches the tablet] Hello.
Mr. Roberts: Fenwick, what are you doing outside and on a tablet?
Fenwick: I'm sick, but I don't wanna lose my perfect attendance record, so I'm virtually attending school from my bed. This is revolutionary.
Mr. Roberts: Okay. And as your guidance counselor who looks for new ways to educate, I will say well done, Virtual Fenwick.
[CJ sprints home]
CJ's voiceover: So as Virtual Fenwick kept his perfect attendance record intact, I had to turn a thirty minute walk home into a twelve minute run-like-crazy-so-me-and-my-dad-didn't-get-grounded-for-life.
[CJ and Crispo pass by each other]
CJ: Good luck, buddy!
Crispo: You, too!
Mr. Martin: Hey, hon. It's so nice to see you!
Mrs. Martin: Yeah, I know. [CJ runs in the house and stops when she sees her mother] I'm gonna go upstairs.
Mr. Martin: Wait!
Mrs. Martin: For what?
Mr. Martin: Uh, we never dance anymore!
Mrs. Martin: We don't do a lot of things anymore.
CJ's voice-over: By not getting rest and pushing myself, I stayed in bed for the next four days.

Trivia

  • This episode was filmed in March 2015.[3][4][5]
  • On a press release, this episode's title was "Get the Most Out of a Sick Day Thing!", but in the episode, it is known as "Get the Most Out of Your Sick Thing!"
  • On its premiere night, this episode aired at 9:04 PM instead of 9:00 PM because of the commercial-less episode of Henry Danger.
  • Chazz, who portrays Gorgeous Eighth Grade Boy, says this is one of his top three episodes of the show.[6]

Continuity

Cultural references

  • Meghan Trainor is mentioned surprising a Pootatuck Middle School music class.

Errors

  • Looking at Gorgeous Eighth Grade Boy's schedule from "Run with the Bears Thing!", his only science class is first period, which CJ had already missed due to being at home.
    • However, it was revealed in "Always Tell the Truth (But Not Always) Thing!" that Pootatuck classes follow an alternating day schedule, which could explain this.
      • The schedule from "Run with the Bears Thing!" and "Always Tell the Truth (But Not Always) Thing!" are different in that the schedule from "Run with the Bears Thing!" is not shown in an alternating day pattern.
  • When Crispo is hiding under CJ's covers, you can see his phone in the video chat when looking from CJ's phone, which is impossible given that they are using the front-facing camera.
  • It is revealed that there is a camera pointed at the bike rack in front of the school, so it is strange that the police officers did not look at earlier moments of the footage to see who had taken the police bike.

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References

  1. UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 100 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Update: 11.7.2015 This episode received 1.292 million viewers on its premiere night and came in thirty-ninth place in the top 100 original cable telecasts.
  2. Get the Most Out of a Sick Day Thing!
  3. This tweet was posted by Isabela Moner on March 11, 2015. It is a screenshot of a Snapchat picture that has Isabela, Henry Dittman, and Stephanie Escajeda. The caption reads: "With tv fam (missing my tv brother)" and Isabela, Henry, and Stephanie can be seen wearing the clothes their characters wear in this episode.
  4. "@henrydittman: Miss having you on set @maxehrich (because you should be the one doing the stunts)!!!! #100thingstodobeforehighschool" This picture was posted by Henry Dittman on March 11, 2015. This is from the scene where Mr. Martin asks Mrs. Martin to dip him, but he falls and hits the ground.
  5. "@henrydittman: Don't selfie and drive, kids. @isabelamoner #Nick #100thingstodobeforehighschool" This image was posted by Henry Dittman on March 25, 2015. Henry and Isabela can be seen wearing the clothes their characters did in this episode. They are also in a car, so they were most likely filming the seen where Mr. Martin drives CJ to school.
  6. Chazz Nittolo on Nickelodeon’s "100 Things to do Before High School" – Interview This interview was posted on May 14, 2015.

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