And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Angelica’s most iconic triumph as a child sociopath, when she “broke” her leg. To recap, thanks to an injury fake-out and an X-ray switch-up, Stu and Didi are told Angelica has a broken leg. They try to make her comfortable as possible, even installing a buzzer in her room. Bad move.
Angelica then uses this buzzer to get 24/7 attention, culminating in a middle of the night request for chocolate pudding. Didi later walks into the kitchen and asks, “It’s four o’clock in the morning, why on earth are you making chocolate pudding?” Stu, dead inside, replies, “Because I’ve lost control of my life.” A meme is born.
That said, we can’t shortchange the torment Angelica inflicts on her aunt and uncle; by day four, both of them are shaking with terror.