The quads make a new friend that is a amazing inventor. But after they one by one are not invited back they start to wonder why.
The quads are at Get Sporty!, when their parents introduce a new girl to them named Simone. They aren’t interested in being friends with her at first, but she surprises them by beating Dicky in a game that they never win. She then invites them to he house, and it turns out that she is an amazing inventor. Simone can make chocolate sundaes the size of a penny, has dancing suits, and even has invented an invisibility suit (which made them faint in disbelief at first). Before they leave, Simone asks them if she can trust them not to tell anybody about her inventions, since a friend in the past had exposed one of her secrets once. They promise they won’t tell, and are excited about their new friend. The quads are surprised when Simone’s chauffeur, Carmichael, brings them a video that she wants them to see, once they get home. At dinner, they watch it with their parents. Fortunately, it says that Simone wants them to hang out again the following day; unfortunately, she doesn’t invite Dicky. Anne explains to him that even though they always like stick together, sometimes the others can do things the other can’t. The next day, Ricky, Dawn and Nicky return to Simone’s house for another day of fun. At the end of the day, the return home, and are surprised to see that Dicky isn’t interrupted, and is reading “The Butler Did It” mystery books and even learning a new language. However, Carmichael shows up again with another video, but this time, Simone only invites Ricky and Nicky. Whereas Dicky is not upset, Dawn is appalled, and complains that there must have been an error and that there’s no reason that she shouldn’t have been invited. Nicky and Ricky come the next day, once more, to Simone’s house, but Dawn tags along, even though she wasn’t invited. However, Simone opens a trapdoor, and Dawn slides down into a pool, leaving her to go home. Later, once Ricky and Nicky return, Dawn tells them that this is a pattern, and that one of them is going to be uninvited next. Her theory is proven when Carmichael shows up once more. However, the chauffeur attempts to get the scoop on Simone’s new inventions, only to get shot down by the loyal quads. They then play the message, that says only Nicky is invited the next day. Now, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn are jealous of their brother, but start to suspect that Carmichael is actually the friend who stole Simone’s invention idea before, after he leaves. The three then break into her laboratory to warn her. To their amazement, Simone reveals that it was all a test to see if they could really be her friends, and that Carmichael is actually just her embarrassing father. She then says that they can be her friends, but they surprisingly are reluctant, since she tricked them, and that that’s not what real friends do. Simone apologizes and understands, asking for another chance. They accept, on the condition that they may borrow her invisibility suits. The next day, the five hang out at Get Sporty!, playing a trick on Mae, getting her to pass out.
- Lizzy Greene as Dawn Harper
- Casey Simpson as Ricky Harper
- Mace Coronel as Dicky Harper
- Aidan Gallagher as Nicky Harper
- Allison Munn as Anne Harper
- Brian Stepanek as Tom Harper
- Kyla Drew Simmons as Mae Valentine
- Michael Bunin as Carmichael
Special Guest Cast
- Breanna Yde as Simone
- The episode title is a reference to the popular Shakespeare phrase "To Be Or Not To Be."
- Breanna Yde is the second guest star from Nickelodeon's "School Of Rock". The first guest star was Tony Cavalero in the episode "Mission: Un-Quaddable", The Loud House, The Haunted Hathaways and more...
- Tom and Anne were barely featured in this episode, but were mentioned throughout the episode. Mae was also featured like that.
- The episode is a play on the fourtunate and unfortunately events.
- This was the second time that Dutch was mentioned. The first being "Harpers for President"
- This was also the third episode that Dawn is revealed to be a terrible dancer. The other two being "Scaredy Dance" and "Ballet and the Beasts."
- It is revealed that Dicky has learning potential but he loses it in the end.
- Squishy Paws did not appear at all in this episode.
- Nicky and Ricky haven't teamed up since "Remote Control Control".
- This episode was originally supposed to be filmed for Season 2 at episode 8.
- The title is a spoof on the Disney show Jessie on the episode To Be Me or Not to Be.
- After this episode Simone is never seen again.