Max has just gotten invited to Kevin's house. Kevin's mom makes Max and Kevin dinner which was potato salad and hot dogs. Kevin's mom feels bad because she got scared when she saw Max come out of his room because he is so tall.
Kevin and Max are on their way to the firework show, on their way a bad guy named Tony D. and his gang stop them and start calling them names. While Tony D. is calling Kevin Max names Kevin calls Tony D. a cretin then while Kevin explains what a cretin is a police car comes and Tony D. and his gang run away.
Max and Kevin are at the firework show. Kevin is complaining that he can't see, so Max puts Kevin on his shoulders. While on his shoulders Kevin starts naming off the elements that are in the fireworks.