Christmas Day @ Lafayette, Indiana, Cody Mitchell's visiting his family for Christmas. Cody had a nerdy brother named Brendan who's a computer geek. We find them watching the Disney World Christmas Parade while Brendan taped it. "Why do you have to tape the parade?" groaned Cody, "It's almost the same thing every year!" "I like to keep a scrapbook." said Brendan, "Have past highlights of those parades, the Thanksgiving Day Parade & the New Year's Eve telecasts." "Get a life." said Cody, "You need to get out more." "Mom & Dad always threaten me that they'll lock the door & never let me in if I ever go out with them, except for school." Cody sighed as Brendan set up his Web-TV to make vidcaps of the parade. Brendan rewinded back to the start, then played the tape. The show opened with the Disney World Marching Band playing the first few bars of "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah". Then they showed a girl playing a tympani drumroll that caught Cody's eyes. "Pause!" he commanded, "Make vidcaps of her!" "You in love!" kidded Brendan as he made vidcaps of her for his brother. That afternoon, the family had Christmas dinner. Mom & Dad were disappointed that Cody threw away a secure future for playing the drums in a hot band. But Cody had his moments with The White Angels. Then the telephone rang as Cody went to answer it. About 10 minutes later, Cody went back to the dinner table saying, "I just got off the phone with my manager, Ray Walters." then he kidded, "Cody Mitchell, you just threw away a secure job in Philadelphia. What are you going to do next?" "You're going to the unemployment line!" quipped Dad. "You're moving back with us until you're 40!" kidded Mom. "I'm going to Disney World!" exclaimed Cody, they didn't believe that terrible pun. Then he explained, "Ray got us a gig to play @ Disney World & to be musical guests along with The Stratler Brothers on Rob Parker's New Year's Eve!" "Cool!" said Brendan, "The Stratler Brothers!" (The Stratler Brothers; Christian & Josh, who both play black Strat electric guitars & sing lite rock). The day after Christmas (Boxing Day in Australia & Canada), Cody left to head back to Philadelphia. As he did, Brendan asked Cody to get him an autograph pic of the Stratlers. The nest day as the band was packing, they find Eric & Cody fighting like WWF stars. "Stop it!" said Frank, "You guys are friends! Why are you doing this? Fighting over the tympani solo again?" Eric then laid Cody down on the ground & pinned him with a 1-2-3 count (fight bell rings). "Yesterday was Boxing Day in Canada. Today in Mexico, they celebrate Wrestling Day!" The band groaned over that terrible pun! Scott was taking Matty over to Eric's house. Everyone was going to Disney World, except Tina who had a bad cold. Mrs. Enid was willing to stay with Tina & baby Derek. "Hello Mrs. Enid." Scott greeted asking, "Will you take care of my baby puppy?" "I can never handle dogs to be honest." said Mrs. Enid. "Please," begged Matty, "I'll be a good baby puppy." "You must be Brian's baby clone!' said Mrs. Enid, "How cute wearing the diaper. I guess there's room for one more." baby puppy went inside. Walt Disney World, December 28th. Along the Main Street parade route, TWA participated riding on floats waving to their fans. Frank, Vicki, Joe, Eric & Cody were on one float with Mickey & Minnie while Ben, Fred, Jason, David & Bart were on another float with Goofy. Near the end of the parade route, Cody spotted the Disney World Marching Band playing "It's A Small World". Sure enough, Cody spotted the same girl tympani player. So Cody got off a moving float. "You're ruining the parade!" said Frank. "I think Cody's in love." said Vicki, "I read ahead of the script." Cody rushed over to the marching band. They started moving back to the start of the parade getting ready for the next parade in an hour. Cody saw his dream girl packing her mallets in her case. "Has anyone ever told you you're beautiful when you play the tympani?" asked Cody explaining, "I saw you on tv @ the start of the Christmas parade. What's your name?" "Melissa." she said then snapped, "Stranger, if you're trying to hit on me, Disney World rules states that no musician can date tourists. I don't know who you think you are, but if you don't stop, I'll call security." "Look, I only want to ask you out on a date." pleaded Cody. Then security arrived to escort him away from the band. A couple of her girl friends came by & asked, "Was he trying to ask you out on a date?" Melissa nodded & the girls were shocked. "Do you know who you just rejected?" asked one girl, "He's Cody Mitchell, TWA's newest drummer/tympanist! You could've met the guy you got a crush on, Eric Hunter!" "Spiky hair, cool moustache & beard, a super tympanist & a He-Man body!" the other girl sighed. "I got to get to Cody." said Melissa, "I could use him to date Eric Hunter." The band got to spend a day @ Disney World checking out all the attractions & rides before going to band practice. All that time, Cody was trying to find Melissa to where she's working. Cody took a rest on a park bench sighing, "It's no use, I'll never find Melissa." "Keep a stiff upper lip, son." said a voice. He turned around & saw, "Mary Poppins!" Cody said in surprise, "Great! On Blossom, Joey talked to Sleeping Beauty @ Disneyland & I get Mary Poppins. Look, I'm in love with this girl who plays tympani like I do. How can I win her heart?" "The first thing is to be like a gentlemen, treat her nice. I'm sure she'll think you're supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!" then she whispered in his ear, "She's a vendor @ the beach resort." "Cool, thanks!" Back in Philadelphia, Tina was relaxing on the sofa recovering as she saw Derek & Matty playing in the playpen. Mrs. Enid was finishing the dishes as she came in & picked Matty up from the playpen. "This is no place for a dog." said Mrs. Enid as Matty cried, "Baby puppy wanna play in playpen!" But Mrs. Enid didn't listen. She picked up Derek, fed him, then rocked him to sleep for his nap in the playpen. An hour later, Mrs. Enid was in her bedroom watching a game show not to disturb Tina or Derek. But then, a rat sneaked into the house & headed for the crib. Tina woke up screaming. Matty rushed into the living room, started acting like a normal dog, barking loud & chasing the rat away. The baby woke up crying while Matty barked. "What's going on?" asked Mrs. Enid, coming out of her room. She saw the dog chasing all over the house & into the kitchen. "You're a very bad puppy, Matty!" she scolded, "Waking up Mrs. Hunter, the baby & making me miss my favorite game show. What's going on?" "Mrs. Enid," Tina said in a sickly voice, "That baby puppy's a hero. He saw a rat approaching the playpen & started chasing it." Tina then saw the dead rat that Matty killed with his baby paws. Mrs. Enid was shocked! After disposing the rat, Mrs. Enid allowed Matty to stay in the playpen with Derek since he saved his life. But Tina was concerned that Derek might get attached to Matty before Scott comes home. Mrs. Enid had a late Christmas gift for Derek, a stuffed puppy that looked like Matty. At the Disney World Beach resort, Cody was in the muscle beach section lifting weights with other dudes, sporting some Guts Swim Briefs. Then @ a snack bar, he spots Melissa working the counter taking orders. So Cody leaves the gym to hit the snack bar. Cody comes up to her & starts flexing his muscles. "Are you going to order something or you're just wasting my time?" she asked. Cody grabber a mike & started rappin, "Yo! Melissa, my name is Cody. The newest White Angel who plays drums & tympani. I love you girl, will you go on a date? I'll pick you up @ precisely 8:00!" Melissa then grabbed a squeeze jar of mustard & splurted Cody's body all over with. Then she blew a whistle & security arrived. They inform him that this is a family beach & only swim trunks are allowed. Cody was broken-hearted. Moments later, Cody's in the shower cleaning off the mustard he was splattered with. Then she spots him as Cody asks, "You forgot the ketchup?" "Cody, I'll go on a date with you." said Melissa, "You got to introduce me to the band, especially dreamy Eric Hunter. Maybe Eric & I could do something." "What?!" yelled Cody, "You're using me to get to Eric! Eric happens to have a wife, child & domestic helping out. You won't date me because of park rules, I'm a very nice guy myself! I wanted to fall in love with a girl tympani player &..." "First off Cody," she snapped, "I'm a part-time musician! I don't intend to play for the rest of my life like you are. You're using me because I play tympani!" "And you're using me to get to Eric!" snapped Cody. Cody & Melissa started kissing each other passionately. They were in love. That night, Melissa took Cody to a very private room full of band instruments. "This is where I store my tympanis @ night." she said, "Sometimes, I practice for an hour." Melissa uncovered 4 tympanis & then handed some mallets to Cody. Melissa played a fanfare solo first, then Cody played a hard rock fanfare solo that turned Melissa on. Then they both played hard drum rolls! They dropped the mallets & started kissing! Pleasure Island, New Year's Eve finds not only The Stratler Brothers, but TWA getting ready for their telecast. The telecast had the band do three numbers while the Stratlers had two songs. Cody managed to get an autographed picture of the Stratlers to send to his dorky brother. Back in Philadelphia @ 11:33 pm, Tina was feeling better as she & Mrs. Enid tuned into the telecast on QBC. Even baby puppy Matty got to watch tv while Derek was sleeping. At 11:35, the show started. We find Rob Parker up in Times Square starting the broadcast. "Hello folks, I'm Rob Parker of The Prize Is Priced. Here I am again @ Times Square freezing my head off with thousands waiting for the ball to come down. We're live on the air waiting to bring good music to you. From Las Vegas @ the Carnival Casino, Fig Newton! From Houston, Texas, Q-Crew! From Nashville, Dolly Pardo. And from Walt Disney World in Orlando, The Stratler Brothers & The White Angels. So relax & enjoy our telecast." The show opened with TWA doing "Tropical Breezes" that featured Ben & Fred. The telecast had TWA, Fig Newton & Dolly Pardo performing live while Q-Crew & The Stratler Brothers performed on taped coverage. Around 11:55, after commercials, Rob Parker told the viewers what happened that past year including his Daytime Emmy win for Best Game Show Host. Then @ 11:59, the ball came down & the crowd cheered when it reached the bottom. 20 wonderful had arrived! People celebrated all over Times Square as confetti came down. Except for Eric, the band members had their families on stage to celebrate the new year. Even Melissa went up & started kissing Cody. Tina & Mrs. Enid threw confetti & hugged. They laughed @ Matty as he's chasing confetti all over the living room. Around 12:07, Rob Parker wrapped up his coverage saying, "Have a happy new year. This is Rob Parker reminding you to take your dog & cat for it's yearly check-up @ the veterinarians." Matty got scared, he zoomed out of the living room, up the stairs & headed to Mrs. Enid's room, jumped on her bed & fell fast asleep shivering! The second number the band did featured Frank & Victoria. Their third number's "City Cowboy" that Joe sings & features him & Bart playing guitar soloes. When the band was @ the airport about to go back to Philadelphia, Melissa came by & spotted Cody. "I think you're very handsome on stage playing the tympani." Cody blushed. "Sorry I have to go Melissa." said Cody, "But I will e-mail you. Just don't give out my personal e-mail to strangers. I'll come back to Orlando & sweep you off your feet." "I'm doing fine the way I am." she said, "But it would be romantic." Cody & Melissa started kissing. Then Eric had to break it up by grabbing Cody so they could make the plane back to Philadelphia.