At the college of Hardnox, Olive the student is infatuated with Professor Brutus and contemptuous of Popeye's lack of education, leading Popeye to enroll for classes himself. But Brutus uses this opportunity to humiliate Popeye with a series of dirty tricks. Olive finds them funny at first, until Brutus drops an anvil on Popeye's head, sending him through the floor. She is even less amused when Brutus chases her around the school in order to steal a kiss. Popeye eats his spinach to prove that brawn is smarter than brains.