Eli Remenzel applies to Whitehill, where several of his other family members went. His family is sure he will get in because his is a Remenzel. His father tells him to not expect anything because he is a Remenzel
Eli get a letter that he did not get into Whitehill. He is not Whitehill material. He does not tell his parents.
Eli and his parents go to a hotel that is hosting a dinner for Whitehill. His parents think they were invited because Eli got in, but that is not why. They arrive and see the head of the school.
The principal tell Eli's parents that he is surprised Eli came to the dinner because of the letter he had to write. Eli parents realize he did not get in. His mother understands, but his father does not
Eli's father did not accept that Eli didn't get in. After telling Eli to not expect anything special because he is a Remenzel, his father goes and asks for Eli to be accepted because of his last name.
The family is so embarrassed about Eli's fathers actions. he was a hypocrite. Eli is not going to go to Whitehill.