Due to a typo on their podcasting license, Ben and Zane had to repeat a year of high school. They were sent to Cromartie High, where badass delinquents have control of the school. The lack of authority meant that the Cartoncasters had to put on a brave exterior, lest their peers see that they have a rich inner emotional life. However, respectful discussions won out over bravado, and the whole school united against those punks at the other high schools who aren't in touch with their feelings. Over the course of several field trips, everyone let out everything they had kept inside (especially that guy who had motion sickness).