MRS. R. Your sister tells me you haven't been doing your homework. Apparently you think writing papers is a waste of your time.

REID. [irritably] Mom, it's hard to hear the TV when you're talking so loud.

MRS. R. Well, Mr. Hotshot, let me tell you that learning how to write well is a million times more important than watching this swill. Writing is crucial to your education, and television, well... there's a world of difference!

REID. Believe me, Mom, the difference isn't as great as you might think