The pupil Emil excels at school. No one knows that he is helped by the puppet of Mr Tau who solves everything for him, including homework. Even during the lesson of physical training, Emil is the only one in the class able to climb up to the ceiling on a rope. The puppet, however, falls out of his pocket during the climb and the teacher confiscates it till the end of the school year. The puppet, however, doesn't fit into drawer thus he takes it home. The teacher is a short, bald man and a cactus enthusiast. Mr Tau wants to make him happy and begins to fulfil his wishes. First, he conjures up a new car right in the midst of his flat. Moreover, new hair begins to grow on the teacher's head. One of the cactuses gets enveloped, too, but that is just because the teacher, by mistake, watered it with his hair-growth tonic. The schoolmaster is a cactus lover, too, and the teacher invites him for a visit. The car, however, is in the way and the teacher cannot let the visitor in, using an illness as an excuse. He rather goes to bed, hoping that everything will return to the beaten path in the morning and that it all was just a dream.
The film was distributed to Czech cinemas as part of the series Mr Tau Goes to School along with the feature film Mr Tau and Cold! and the cartoon film Puzzle (directed by Zdeněk Seydl and Ludvík Kadleček). For more information about the series, see the note to the movie Mr Tau and Claudia.
Marta Křesinová, Vilém Kijonka, Pavla Marková
Stanislava Procházková (loutková část)
Václav Pošta, Jan Petrů, Procházková Stanislava /lout.č., Augustin Valko
Jan Syrový, Karel Prchal, Martin Baroch
Pan Tau jde do školy
Mr Tau Goes to School
Pan Tau geht in die Schule
Czechoslovakia, Austria, Federal Republic of Germany
30 April 1971