In this day and age if you are going to make maple syrup you should probably let the neighbors know about it. Otherwise they may misconstrue all the containers and paraphenailia for a meth lab. Giving SWAT some homemade syrup was a nice touch.
Ostensibly a primer in spatial awareness for kids, this drug-addled escapade is really an elaborate allegory for sexual tension. The geeky male's inability to physically connect with, mate with, or ultimately please the attractive female. Watch, and see if you don't agree.