Via formal written invitation, Mary Ellen Rogers, who Wally hasn't seen in a while since she went away to school, invites Wally to be her date to a cotillion at the country club. Even though he likes Mary Ellen, he doesn't want to go to a stuffy formal dance. But if he isn't going to go, his parents make him at least telephone Mary Ellen to tell her. But saying no to Mary Ellen ends up being a little more difficult for Wally than he anticipated. He doesn't regret agreeing to go when he sees Mary Ellen for the first time, since she's grown up a lot since he last saw her. But his excitement changes to fear when she tells him she's entered them in the cotillion's cha-cha contest, which he doesn't tell her he doesn't know how to do. As Wally tries to teach himself how to dance using an instructional recording without telling anyone what he's doing, he quickly comes to the conclusion that he has two options: either embarrass himself in the dance contest or figure out a way to get out from ...
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Mom, girls sure mess guys up, don't they?
Beaver, they're probably a lot of girls who think boys mess them up.
Then why don't they leave each other alone?
Well, I'm afraid that's something you won't understand until you're a little bit older.
Then a lot of stuff I'm not going to understand until I'm a little bit older. Boy, when I'm a little bit older I'm sure gonna be busy learning stuff.