Many of the daily problems in a school teacher’s life happen outside the classroom. As an example, Connie, Mrs Davis, and Minirva demonstrate a typical morning before school. Mrs Davis has bought andirons, whatever they are. Something that is used with a fireplace, which the apartment seems to not be equipped with.
Connie hates to see Mrs Davis taken advantage of, but before anything more can be said, a neighbor comes knocking on the door. Connie gets roped into taking care of the neighbor’s dog, a Great Dane named peanuts. Connie is just as big of a softie as Mrs Davis.
Hey, maybe Walter can be sweet talked into taking care of Peanuts for the week? Walter makes his excuses, but what about Stretch? His dad owns a pet shop afterall. With bad luck ruling the day, Connie is forced to take Peanuts to school. Come on now, you knew it was going to have to happen.
Connie shares in voiceover how she managed to hide Peanuts in the supply closet. It’s important to keep the dog hidden, and not let Mr Conklin see him. You know what will happen don’t you. Connie tries to tell Conklin he’s seeing things. Stretch has bad news, Peanuts is on the loose in school. Maybe Connie will get lucky and find the big beast in Mr Boynton’s science lab. If she’s not so lucky, maybe she’ll just find the dog there.
Boynton spouts off scientific facts about Great Danes, and does his best to figure out where Peanuts might be hiding, but it’s Connie who figures the best place to look is back to Mr Conklin’s office, who is not a well man today.
Mr Conklin’s allergies are flairing up, and things are only getting worse when bad news is phoned in by Mrs Davis. That imposing neighbor is now going to let Connie have her huge dog permenantly. Can it get worse? Conklin gets to meet Peanuts face to face. Is there any good news? Well of course, but you’ll need to listen in to discover it on your own.