Vanessa Huxtable pleaded with her father, Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, to buy her a clarinet. The clarinet cost $245.00. She promised she would practice, but she got bored pretty fast. Vanessa wanted to quit the clarinet. Her father said "Nope! You have a recital in two weeks. You need to practice, practice, practice!" So he hired a private tutor, Mr. Hampton, to work with her. All the Huxtable family went to the recital to hear Vanessa play. When Vanessa started playing, Rudy said "Can I leave now?" Vanessa laid a great big smelly egg. She was very stinky at playing the clarinet and she gave her father, Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad case of the poo-poos!