The girls are excited that their parents are allowing Marcia to host her first ever slumber party. The boys are less excited about the prospect of a bunch of Marcia's girlfriends invading their house for the night, until Greg comes up with a plan for the boys to have some fun of their own at the girls' expense. It may be a moot point as Mrs. Denton, one of Marcia's teachers, passes along a doodle that was found in Marcia's desk and that has Marcia's name on it to the school principal, Mr. Randolph. The doodle itself is a drawing of a face with the caption "Mrs. Denton or hippopotamus". Marcia admits to having done the doodle, but that the face is supposed to be that of George Washington. Marcia, however, vows that she did not write the caption. Going only by what he sees as the overwhelming evidence against her, Mr. Randolph decides to punish Marcia. As an extra punishment, Mike and Carol disallow Marcia to have the slumber party. Marcia is more disappointed in her parents not ... Written by
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Robert Reed's daughter Karen Rietz
appeared in "The Slumber Caper", as Marcia's friend Karen. He otherwise rarely got to see her, after he and Karen's mother were divorced in 1959. See more
[reviewing with Mike the sleeping bags airing out on the backyard grass
Well, I know the boys aired these out, Mike, but they still seem a little dusty to me.
Yeah. Well, I got them to do it this morning. I guess they didn't have much enthusiasm for the job.
Well, maybe we oughta hang them up and beat them.
Sleeping bags or the boys?