Lisa G reported that JD's high school drama teacher thought JD was a natural actor and, when he starred in his school's production of "Get Smart," was better than both Don Adams and Steve Carrell in the role. Gary brought in the (18-page) stage version of the "Get Smart" script and the gang each took a role and acted it out. Howard complained that JD was distracted by Fred's sound effects and his acting ability was lacking: "You're horrible. Maybe in high school you were better. Maybe your acting has deteriorated...[You] must have gone to 'special' school."