The end of Artie's influence over Wellsville comes in two parts. Supervillain John McFlemp (James Rebhorn), head of the International Adult Conspiracy, concocts a dastardly plan to rid the Wellsville parents of the nuisance that is Artie forever, and threatens to destroy all that is unique about the kids of Wellsville. McFlemp extorts Dad and convinces him to get rid of Artie. Meanwhile, Pete is being harassed by his own villan, Paper Cut, who uses paper folded into origami-like shapes as weapons.
While Grandpa visits, both Petes fight over who can have Mr. Wrigley's prized bowling ball, Rolling Thunder. Meanwhile, Mr. Wrigley works on a new finger excersize program to try and get his fingers back in shape to be able to fit back into Rolling Thunder.