The penguins come up with a plan to beat the heat wave which involves sending Alice on a cruise, but her temporary replacement turns out to be Officer X.
Stuck without water in their habitat during a massive heat wave, the penguins decide to go to the East River to cool off. To effectuate this, they arrange for Alice to go on a cruise for the weekend, but their plans are soon thwarted when Alice's substitute arrives: Officer X. X, still bitter over his past run-ins with the penguins, warns them not to pull any fast ones on his watch, and repeatedly catches the penguins each time they attempt to leave the zoo. They eventually create a flying machine from a pretzel cart, but X stows away in its umbrella. In the ensuing confrontation, X is eventually knocked from the contraption by a cash register drawer and lands on top of the taxi bring Alice back from her trip.