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Leigh Ann chases after Mrs. Tingle, who stomps into Principal Lenny's office. There she encounters Molly Ringwald. Yes, that Molly Ringwald, who is playing Lenny's assistant or something, so miserably has her sad attempt at a comeback failed. I didn't think she could get any lower than Townies, but here she is. Mrs. Tingle wants to talk to Lenny, but he's not there. Mrs. Tingle bitchily demands to speak to him first thing in the morning, and stomps off. Leigh Ann eavesdrops on the conversation, running off before Tingle sees her. She meets Jo Lynn and Stomach Churner outside, where she explains that they're all ruined. Jo Lynn suggests that they go to Tingle's house and explain what really happened in an attempt to keep Leigh Ann from being expelled. Churner even agrees to say that he stole the test. But there's no stopping Little Miss Martyr: "No. It won't work. Face it. We're going to be expelled. No graduation. No nothing!" Mrs. Tingle's right; I think Leigh Ann likes to be the victim. The others wear Leigh Ann down, and she agrees to the plan. Cut to nighttime, as they stroll up to Mrs. Tingle's house. Their bickering is completely drowned out by the sudden "HORK!" sound as every public-school teacher watching this movie begins to choke on a half-eaten popcorn kernel or chocolate-covered raisin at the sight of this woman's house. It's a stunning two-story dream home. I'm not incredibly versed in architecture, but it's clearly of French design with lots of windows, trees, ivy, and, yes, a wrought-iron fence. A discussion of real-estate values and this house would include the word "million" at some point. There is no way on God's green earth that a public-school teacher could ever afford to live in this place. The kids wander into the yard. They bicker about who should go up to the door. Jo Lynn says she'll do it, as creepy music and owl hooting in the background attempts to suggest to us that this woman's house is scary and not, in fact, a freaking dream home. Jo Lynn walks past some scary, perfectly manicured bushes, past a clump of scary yellow roses, up onto Mrs. Tingle's scary, well-lit porch, and to the front door of her scary robin's-egg-blue house. Scary classical music plays inside. (I'm utterly embarrassed to admit that though I recognize the music, and in fact once studied music, I no longer recall the name of the piece, the composer, or even what genre of classical music it is. I'm sorry, Mr. Parker and Mr. Maguire. And the piece is so common that I'll be even more embarrassed if somebody tells me what it is. I think it's a waltz. It might be "The Minute Waltz," but I'm not willing to buzz in on Jeopardy and risk any money on it.) Jo Lynn rings the scary doorbell as Leigh Ann and Churner bicker behind a bush about whether the plan will work. Leigh Ann testily explains that this is the reason why they never dated. What? Does he hide in bushes a lot? So he's a peeping Tom or something? I suppose I wouldn't date him either. Plus, he's not at all attractive.