Max is invited to dinner by Gwen and Kevin. They have hot dogs and they sit on the porch. Max almost chokes on a hot dog piece because he is laughing so hard from Kevin's robot stories.
When Max and Kevin go to the towns 4th of July party Tony D. (The town bully) comes and talks to Kevin and Max. Tony D. and his gang start to tease them and Kevin says he is a cretin which is a stupid person and Tony D. does not know what that word means until Kevin explains it too him. Then the copa come and Tony D. and his gang run away.
Tony D,.finds Max and Kevin! Tony D. and his gang chase them into the pond that is muddy. Kevin gets on Max's back and they run into the water. When they are in the water Tony D. gets stuck in the mud behind Max then Max gets stuck in the mud. Tony D. is shorter than Max so he cannot go as far. Tony D, starts to go under the water and gets out of the water with the help of his gang.