Principal Skinner must learn to live without his beloved elementary school when Bart gets him fired. Ned Flanders is brought in to act as principal in Skinner's place. Coping with life outside of the locker-lined halls isn't easy for Skinner, but when he befriends his one-time nemesis, Bart, things start to look up. Years of hostility between the two give way to friendship and Bart eventually comes up with a plot to get Flanders fired and Skinner reinstated. The plot backfires, but Flanders ends up getting fired anyway for using the school PA system to make a prayer.