After finding out that all the girls love a tough looking eighth grader, Doug decides to cut school during an assembly and have a wild adventure with Skeeter. But Mr. Bone finds out and although he can't tell who is cutting school, he is determined to hunt down the fugitives. Doug and Skeeter go to the mall, Swirly's and the park and find out that cutting school is not as wild as they thought, since everyone is either working or at school at this time of day. When their boring adventure is over, they return to school only to find out that Patti doesn't like a real rebel.