Writer(s): Joe Fallon
Director(s): Greg Bailey
Let it be known: babies are a lot smarter than they let on. That alone is why this episode completely goes nowhere, which is rare for one from this show's infancy (no pun intended). Everything about it is exasperating, and it isn't even D.W.'s fault that this episode would make any viewer mad.
The episode starts out decent, as the Reads attend an outdoor event. But this really goes to hell right away as soon as Kate sees a clown pass by, who is giving out free balloons. Trust Kate to start turning on the waterworks, and yet Mr. Read doesn't register that his daughter wants a balloon, he instead believes that Kate is crying for her pacifier. No, you moron, she wants a balloon! What's more, I really do not feel any obligation to point out how Kate's constant crying throughout this episode would put anybody at risk of having blood leak out of their ears, if her parents' incompetence wasn't enough.