Tim O'Banyan is the school's janitor. Thinking that Tim is hiding a dog in the janitor's room in the basement of the school, Doris, Bruno and Danny investigate. What they find is that Tim is harboring more than Clumpy the dog, but Clumpy's owner, Birdie Whelan. Tim and Birdie were professional rivals during their younger years, more precisely dance rivals, but are now best friends. Burdened with medical expenses stemming from a broken hip, Birdie was kicked out of his apartment for failing to pay rent, and since Tim's apartment didn't allow pets, Birdie moved into the school's basement. Tim and Birdie's long term plan is to raise another $3,000 to buy a trailer in which to live. Word of Tim and Birdie's situation quickly spreads amongst the student body, with Julie coming up with an idea of holding a benefit. They have to keep the fact of the benefit quiet from the teachers. Elizabeth does find out about it, and is afraid that the students who participate will be expelled since it is ... Written by
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Dopey idea. Adolescent! So who better to pull it off than a bunch of dopey adolescents?
A Couple of Swells
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Sung by Art Carney
and Ray Walston See more