Eddie goes into Herman's room while he is shaving, and asks for a picture of him to enter him into the Father of the Year Contest. Herman agrees, and thinks he'll automatically win, due to his good looks.
Marilyn must sculpt something out of clay. She wants something like a Greek god, and Herman suggests himself. She does it, and then is convinced she'll get an A.
Marilyn shows her sculpture to her professor. He thinks she has sculpted the essence of man, but then she says she must thank the model. The art professor goes to see the professor of anthropology, who thinks it's a missing link. They decide to summon Herman to examine him.
When Herman receives the notice, he believes he has won the Father of the Year Contest. He goes, and casually mentions prizes and things. The professors humor him so they can study him. However, Eddie's friend's father won the contest. Eddie had mixed up the dates, and missed the deadline. The professors tell Herman to go home.
Eddie left the newspaper out, and Herman came home and saw it and had a fit. The next morning, the newspaper says the professors were fired for thinking they found a missing link.