As Throckmorton P. Gildersleeves and Judge Hooker complete a game of checkers, LeRoy has a question. He wants to take the day off of school so he can go to the circus. Fortunately for him, he has two fine examples in these two pillars of the community. A kid listens to the advice from such outstanding citezens. Too bad, they get on a tangent, talking about their old schoolboy days, and all the crazy pranks they played at school. Suddenly fearing what kind of impression their loose tongues might make, they try to downplay their past misdeeds and want to set Leroy down the right path.
Suddenly, reports of school pranks come to light. Gildersleeves thinks he is at the root of it. Leroy has been acting evasive when questioned about the pranks. Circumstantial evidence points to him, and Gildersleeves grows even more concerned. Would Leroy really stoop to such disruptive pranks? Feeling responsible, Gildersleeves tries to set things right, but you have to know that it somehow won’t quite work out right. A lesson in responsibility, consequences, and taking responsibility for your actions is delivered in a light hearted way.
Graham McNamee. 1940. Talks to Ward Wilson about, Mike Checks.