Apr 15, 1982
Season 1 Episode 14
School of the Art's janitor, Tim O'Bannon, has two secrets, the first being that he is an ex-vaudeville dancer, the second being that his long-time friend and professional rival Birdie Wheelan, is living in the maintenance room after being evicted from his apartment. The kids discover the "lodger," but rather than turn him in, they befriend him, seeing in both men the fulfillment of the qualities they are learning in school. The administration soon gets wind of the unauthorized guest, and orders him out. Not wanting to see their new friend homeless, the kids organize a benefit which not only raises enough money to send Birdie to Florida, but reteams the hoofers in a touching number.