It's Saturday and Wally plans on going over to Mary Ellen Rogers' house with the guys just to hang out. Instead, Ward and June make Wally stay at home since he has a big History midterm exam on Monday for which they want him to study, especially as History is his worst subject. Unknown to Wally, Eddie and Lumpy, who still plan on going to Mary Ellen's, aren't going to study at all as Eddie has a plan to cheat: he will write the important dates on a paper towel hidden in the towel dispenser in the boys washroom. Eddie will excuse himself during the exam to go wash his hands, and get the answers off the paper towel. At the beginning of the exam, Wally spills ink on his hands, excuses himself to go to the washroom to wash his hands and sees a piece of paper towel there with writing on it to which he pays no attention. So when Eddie later excuses himself to go to the washroom, Eddie can't find the paper towel with the dates on it. The result is that Wally gets a good mark on the exam, ... Written by
The test score sheet posted on the high school bulletin board misspells Clarence 'Lumpy' Rutherford's first name as "Clarance". Considering that a school teacher typed the names on the test score sheet, this is an egregious error. See more »
Just an excellent episode in this priceless series. The teacher, Mr. Gannon,played by Frank Albertson, outsmarts Eddie Haskell and Lumpy Rutherford who conspire to cheat on an upcoming history test. Wally unwittingly becomes involved in the shenanigans and Eddie tries to get even with him. Lumpy tries to intimidate but to no avail. A terrific life lesson is conveyed here as was done in many of these episodes. The family unit was always paramount in this show and it was good to see Ward and Wally interact as father and son. There is a scene at the supper table that is very funny with Ward's reaction being priceless. This series was and will always be one of my favourite memories from my youth.
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