Dennis the Menace

He's only a boy, George.
He'll knot my rope once too often.
I can't stand that kid! He's a menace!
You'd better come in and have breakfast.
We're due at the Garden Club at 9:00.

Today is an important day for me, and
I'm already in a lather because of that kid.

I don't know if I'll even be able
to enjoy my moment of triumph.

Don't get your hopes up.
There are lots of other gardens in town
just as nice as yours.

Please! I'm a shoe-in.
Who else has a night-blooming
mock orchid flowering this year?

It's an awfully homely looking plant.
Hang the looks of the thing!
It opens before your eyes
in the light of the full moon.

It's a marvel, Martha.
Forty years to mature and blossom.
The flower opens and withers
in a matter of moments.

There isn't a gardener in town
with a plant that requires...

a 40-year investment
for 10 seconds of splendor.

How do you feel about me working?
A lot of moms work.
The best I could do finding someone
to watch you is Mrs. Wade.

What about Joey?
Did you think about him?

What if he comes over?
He'll think I moved.

Joey's mother made plans
with Mrs. Wade just like I did.

Joey's at Margaret's house.
Do it!
- I can make you.
- How?

I'll slug you back.
- You can't hit a girl.
- I can too.

Try it. I'll scream
so awfully, bloody, deadly horrible...