Other mistake: When Mitch calls his mom asking to come home Kent and his friends hear him make the call. Mitch then has some conversation with his mother. Kent and his friends begin recording the conversation at the point where Mitch says "I want to come live with you". The problem is that when the recording gets played back in the cafeteria the conversation is replayed from the beginning which was before Kent had begun recording it. (00:45:50)
Once the students realize the laser they built is to be used as a weapon, they turn the tables by sabotaging the laser test fire by aiming the laser at Dr. Hathaway's house where a large aluminum foil ball filled with popcorn kernels pops, filling up the house with popcorn and also causing the laser to destroy itself. Laslo runs off with Cheri to get married, the students are satisfied with the outcome of their plan and start eating the popcorn that filled Hathaway's house.
Professor Hathaway: Mitch, there's something you need to know. Compared to you, most people have the IQ of a carrot.
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