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The ninteenth episode of the third season of Tiny Toon Adventures, the seventy-fifth in production order, and the ninety-seventh overall.

Buster is in trouble with Bugs for lack of results.

Short One: "Compromising Principals"

Vice-Principal Yosemite Sam is trying to get a new job at Miss Conduct's School of Immaculate Manners. Buster is worried that with Sam gone, the students won't be able to get away with as much, so he plots to sabotage Sam's chances.

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Short Two: "Maid to Re-Order"

Montana Max sacks the Grovely Family (including his maid and butler) and the family stays in Buster's home. Buster sorts out the situation by making Monty want Grovely back.

Short Three: "Class Without Class"

Buster and Dizzy have no desire to be enemies as their tutors demand, but they rival until they can stand no more.

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Compromising Principals:

  • Added Alliterative Appeal: This line from Miss Conduct when she gives Sam his third and final strike;
    Miss Conduct: I've been tormented, tackled, terrified, and totally ticked off by your tactless, tasteless, and twisted university! You can kiss that job at Tact Tech ta-ta!
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  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: Buster uses a brain-swapping machine to put Miss Conduct's brain in the body of a potato.
  • Human Ladder: Buster, Babs, and Plucky form one to listen in on Yosemite Sam's conversation with Miss Conduct. Only Buster heard what was going on since he was on top, while Plucky was in the middle, and Babs was on the bottom.
  • Off-Model: In the first scene of the short, Calamity is seen without his pink sneakers.
  • Punny Name: Miss Conduct.
  • Rule of Three: Miss Conduct gives Sam a strike for each mistake he makes, with three strikes costing him his new job at Tact Tech. Sam gets his first strike when Buster turns Economics 101 into a casino, his second when Buster turns the cafeteria into a very sloppy steakhouse, and the third when Buster puts Miss Conduct's brain in a potato's body.
  • Spit Take: Miss Conduct spits on Sam when she talks to him.
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  • Tickle Torture: Buster does this to Miss Conduct by strapping her to a table and having Barky Marky lick her feet.
  • Trash of the Titans: At the beginning of the short, various garbage falls on Buster when he opens his locker in an attempt to clean it out for the Student of the Day contest. Plucky, who is wearing a gas mask, tells Buster he'll never win the contest with a messy locker.

Maid to Re-Order:

  • Adopted to the House: Buster lets the Grovely family stay in his burrow until they can find a new job when Monty kicks them out of his mansion.
  • Continuity Snarl:
    • Grovely looks different from the rest of his appearances on the show in this short. He is much older, with grey hair and a mustache. He is also slightly kinder, and has a previously unheard of wife and two kids (one boy, one girl). This version of Grovely appears to be based on Monty's one-time butler, Jeeves, from the "Life in the 90's" episode segment, "Paper Trained", having Jeeves' appearance and Grovely's personality and voice.
    • Babs and Buster's Vanderbunny disguises are different than their previous ones. They resemble their rich person personas in the "The Acme Acres Zone" episode segment, "A Walk on the Flip Side". However, they still use the same voices that were used for the previous appearances of the Vanderbunnys.
  • A Day in the Limelight: For Grovely, Montana Max's butler.
  • Ironic Echo: At the beginning of the short, Monty tells Grovely, "I can't abide mere tap water! I want Avion!" At the end of the short, when Monty becomes Grovely's butler on Grovely's day off, Grovely tells Monty, "I cannot abide this mere tap water! Have you no Avion?".
  • Ocular Gushers: Mrs. Grovely does this when Monty kicks her out of his mansion, and Buster ends up getting rained on by her tears.
  • Temporary Bulk Change: Buster and Babs become fat when they eat all the food in Monty's fridge. They're back to their normal weights in a later scene.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Buster sees the Grovely family as this after they spend three weeks in his burrow.

Class Without Class:

  • Anvil on Head: A 16-ton anvil falls on the Adults Against Funny Cartoons Chairperson when she appears to rant about the violence.
  • Call-Back: The Adults Against Funny Cartoons Chairperson appears in this short to rant about the violence before she gets crushed by a 16-ton anvil.note 
  • Disguised in Drag: Buster disguises himself as a she-devil to trick Dizzy.
  • Disney Death: Invoked by Buster and Dizzy near the end of the short when they blow up the electric chair to fake their deaths.
  • Don't Try This at Home: Buster says this to the viewers as he disguises himself as a she-devil.
    Buster: Kids, don't try this at home, your parents might wonder about you.
  • Electric Torture: Buster sends Dizzy to the electric chair after he convinces him that he killed the she-devil.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Taz eats a picture of Buster while telling Dizzy to eat Buster.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • Dizzy feels this way after Buster convinces him that he killed the she-devil.
    • Bugs and Taz feel this way after Buster and Dizzy fake their deaths.
  • Never My Fault: This exchange between Bugs and Taz when Buster and Dizzy fake their deaths;
    Taz: Oh,no!
    Bugs: They were so young, and... and filled with promise! I blame myself!
    Taz: Me, too!
  • X-Ray Sparks: Happens to Dizzy in the electric chair, as well as Buster when he touches it.
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