Babe is tasked to herd the sheep. He takes advice from the sheepdogs and acts aggressively and mean towards the sheep to get their compliance. However, Babe is not intimidating like a sheepdog and needs to try a different tactic. He shows his kindness to the sheep and they agree to follow his orders if he asks them nicely.
Rapunzel tells her mother, Gothel, that she would like to go outside and leave the house. Gothel sings a song in which she evokes fear in Rapunzel and makes her change her mind. In the song, she exaggerates the dangers that lurk outside and undermines Rapunzel's ability to survive on her own. Gothel also asserts herself as an authority figure as Rapunzel's mother.
Arnold talks to Grandpa Phil about his declining academic performance and his lack of enthusiasm for his dream of getting a grade school diploma. When Grandpa Phil seems to give up, Arnold gets to the root of the issue and finds out that Grandpa Phil is scared that he'll fail. Arnold inspires Grandpa to continue pursuing his dream and helps him study to achieve it.
Joey is visited by an encyclopedia salesman who is rather persuasive. The salesman impresses Joey with the books and tries to convince Joey to buy the entire set. He can't afford it but with the fifty dollars he does have, he chooses to buy one book since the salesman got him so hooked.
Del Griffith sells earrings at a train station and uses strong persuasive techniques to make sales. He taps into the emotions of his buyers to convince them that the earring is a worthy purchase. Although his techniques are effective, he is dishonest at times.