Arthur heard the ding of the “time’s up” bell but ignored the rules and kept on clipping away at his entry. When the judges of the Springfield Topiary Contest came to his spot in the garden, Arthur quickly hid the shears behind his back. Judge #3 remarked that an incomplete submission would need to disqualified. Arthur thought quickly and lied, saying that his creation was in fact an erupting volcano. A first place ribbon for creativity was immediately pinned to his lapel.