History Characters / BostonPublic

27th Feb '17 8:45:47 AM kalel32688
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Steven is the principal of Winslow High who has to deal with the wacky antics of his faculty.

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Steven is the The principal of Winslow High who has to deal with the wacky antics of his faculty.



* BadassTeacher: Oh, yes, he gets his moments. He even ''slams a bully up against a locker'' in the pilot episode.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: He's bald, he's black, and he's the principal.

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* BadassTeacher: Oh, yes, he gets his moments. plenty of moments to be badass. He even ''slams a bully up against a locker'' in the pilot very first episode.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: He's bald, he's black, and he's the principal.principal of a high school.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Steven is a polite and soft-spoken guy, but you do NOT want to get him angry.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Steven is a polite and generally soft-spoken and polite guy, but you do NOT want to get him angry.angry or annoyed.



* {{Hypocrite}}: In the Season 4 episode where Marla slaps a student who slapped her, he chastises Marla for her actions and refuses to give her his support. This, coming from the guy who slammed a student against a locker in the show's very first episode.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: In the Season 4 episode where Marla slaps a student who slapped her, he Steven chastises Marla for her actions and refuses to give her his support.support against any criticism or punitive action. This, coming from the guy who slammed a student against a locker in the show's very first episode.



* OnlySaneMan: Though he does snap once or twice, usually in response to the weird, off-the-wall crap that goes on at Winslow High.

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* OnlySaneMan: Though he does snap lose his cool once or twice, usually in response to the weird, weird and off-the-wall crap that goes on at Winslow High.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: In his appearance in the ''Series/BostonLegal'' episode "Let Sales Ring," Steven is involved in a court case which involves him installing filtering devices that blocks a television news channel (implied to be Creator/FoxNews), and his explanation for doing so is basically that he was trying to protect the students. The judge presiding over the case, however, rules in favor of a student who opposes Steven's actions, and even notes to Steven that, while his intentions are good, what he's doing is still censorship.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: In his appearance in the ''Series/BostonLegal'' {{crossover}} episode "Let Sales Ring," Steven is involved in a court case which involves him installing filtering devices that blocks a television news channel (implied to be Creator/FoxNews), and his explanation for doing so is basically that he was trying to protect the students. students against fights that break out over the issue of politics. The judge presiding over the case, however, rules in favor of a student who opposes Steven's actions, actions and even notes to Steven that, while his intentions are good, what he's doing is still censorship.



Scott is the assistant principal of Winslow High, known for being very strict, formal, and authoritarian with both students and teachers.

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Scott is the The assistant principal of Winslow High, known for being very strict, formal, and authoritarian with both students and teachers.



* TenMinuteRetirement: In the penultimate episode of Season 3, he quits after a student he admired is found dead and he experiences a HeroicBSOD, but come the season finale, he's back in the game.

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* TenMinuteRetirement: In the penultimate episode of Season 3, he quits after a student he admired is found dead killed in a shoot-out and he experiences a HeroicBSOD, but come the season finale, thanks to some prodding from Steven, he's back in the game.



* HeroicBSOD: He experiences one in the next-to-last episode of Season 3 after a student he admired is found dead.
* {{Hypocrite}}: In Season 2, he chastises Lauren to her stern behavior, not acknowledging he himself is the same way with both students and staff. He also chastises Ronnie for acting out on her grief in relation to a beloved student, but when it happens to him, he goes so far as to hand in his resignation.
* InformedJudaism: Guber occasionally mentions he is Jewish, and is heard in the Season 2 finale speaking Hebrew.

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* HeroicBSOD: He experiences one in the next-to-last episode of Season 3 after a student he admired is found dead.
shot and killed.
* {{Hypocrite}}: In Season 2, he chastises Lauren to her stern behavior, not acknowledging he himself is the same way with both students and staff. He That same season, he also chastises Ronnie for acting out on her grief in relation to a beloved student, but when it happens to him, him near the end of Season 3, he goes so far as to hand in his resignation.
* InformedJudaism: Guber occasionally mentions he is Jewish, and is heard in the Season 2 finale speaking Hebrew.Hebrew to a comatose Harry.



* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: He briefly dates a woman who turns out to be [[spoiler:a call girl hired by his brother]], hopelessly pursues Lauren and later Marilyn, and dates Meredith "Hook Lady" Peters until he finally finds love in a woman who turns out to be a former porn star.

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* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: He briefly dates a woman who turns out to be [[spoiler:a call girl hired by his brother]], hopelessly pursues Lauren and later Marilyn, Marilyn; and dates Meredith "Hook Lady" Peters until he finally finds love in a woman who turns out to be a former porn star.



* ThrowTheDogABone: In the Season 1 finale, he's given a special award, and this is after he was turned down for a Headmaster position at a private school.

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* ThrowTheDogABone: In the Season 1 finale, he's given a special award, and this is after he was turned down for a Headmaster headmaster position at a private school.



Lauren is the head of the school's Social Studies department. She appears in Seasons 1 and 2 before vanishing from the show at the start of Season 3.

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Lauren is the The head of the school's Social Studies department. She appears in Seasons 1 and 2 before vanishing from the show at the start of Season 3.



Harvey is an elderly history teacher, known for being a bigot and completely unaware of how his racist remarks affect others. He gets partnered with Marla in an attempt by Steven and Scott to balance out their craziness.

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Harvey is an An elderly history teacher, teacher known for being a bigot his bigotry and completely unaware of obliviousness as to how his racist thoughtlessly-racist remarks affect others. He gets partnered with Marla in an attempt by Steven and Scott to balance out their craziness.



* InformedJudaism: He mentions he's Jewish on a few occasions, and is heard speaking Hebrew in a Season 2 episode.

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* InformedJudaism: He mentions he's Jewish on a few occasions, and is heard speaking Hebrew in a Season 2 episode.episode to a comatose Harry explaining why he didn't wear scrubs in ICU.



* NWordPrivileges: In one Season 1 episode, he uses the term "African-American black-colored Negroes." Steven isn't amused.

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* NWordPrivileges: In one Season 1 episode, while being confronted about his old-fashioned views, he uses the term "African-American black-colored Negroes." Steven isn't amused.



Harry is a teacher who's assigned to the Dungeon classroom, which is infamous for its very unruly students, and he quickly becomes known for employing highly questionable tactics to try and help his students. Appearing in Seasons 1 and 2, he leaves during Season 3 after a serious case of post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from being attacked by a former student at the end of the second season.

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Harry is a A teacher who's assigned to the Dungeon classroom, which is infamous for its very unruly students, and he quickly becomes known for employing highly questionable tactics to try and help his students. Appearing in Seasons 1 and 2, he leaves during Season 3 after a serious case of post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from being attacked by a former student at the end of the second season.



Marla is a social studies teacher who has to take medication to manage her mental illness. She used to teach in the Dungeon until the students there drove her...well, crazy, only to later be paired up with Harvey for a brief time.

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Marla is a A social studies teacher who has to take medication to manage her mental illness. She used to teach in the Dungeon until the students there drove her...well, crazy, only to later be paired up with Harvey for a brief time.



A social studies teacher who also led the student choir.

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A Another social studies teacher who teacher, she also led the student choir.



Louisa is Steven and Scott's secretary. She appears in Seasons 1 and 2 before disappearing from the show starting in Season 3.

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Louisa is Steven and Scott's secretary. She appears in Seasons 1 and 2 before disappearing from the show starting in Season 3.



Milton was an English teacher who was often the subject of ridicule on Sheryl Holt's website cartoons. He later began a relationship with Lisa Greer, only to find out she was a student at Winslow High and later ended up fired for it. Appears only in Season 1.

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Milton was an An English teacher who was often the subject of ridicule on Sheryl Holt's website cartoons. He later began a relationship with Lisa Greer, only to find out she was a student at Winslow High and later ended up fired for it. Appears only in Season 1.



Kevin was a teacher and sports coach. In Season 1, he gets fired for withholding information about Milton's affair with Lisa.

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Kevin was a A teacher and sports coach. In Season 1, he gets fired for withholding information about Milton's affair with Lisa.



Ronnie is a wealthy and successful lawyer who decides to give up practicing law in favor of teaching after being impressed by how Harry, a college friend of hers, handled the students in the Dungeon.

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Ronnie is a A wealthy and successful lawyer who decides to give up practicing law in favor of teaching after being impressed by how Harry, a college friend of hers, handled the students in the Dungeon.



Meredith is an abusive mother who joins the staff as a teaching assistant and later a teacher. She and Scott briefly date until they break up after she hits a student with her hook hand.

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Meredith is an An abusive mother who joins the staff as a teaching assistant and later a teacher. She and Scott briefly date until they break up after she hits a student with her hook hand.



A Physics teacher who enters in Season 4.

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A Physics physics teacher who enters in Season 4.
26th Feb '17 5:54:34 AM Iku
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* {{Hypocrite}}: In Season 2, he chastises Lauren to her stern behavior, not acknowledging he himself is the same way with both students and staff.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: In Season 2, he chastises Lauren to her stern behavior, not acknowledging he himself is the same way with both students and staff. He also chastises Ronnie for acting out on her grief in relation to a beloved student, but when it happens to him, he goes so far as to hand in his resignation.
20th Dec '16 6:26:18 AM kalel32688
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* NaiveNewcomer: Subverted. After apparently entire class easily tricked her to let them all go, she creates an elaborate scheme to set the students up. To avoid painful medical examination, they've all end up admitting they've cheated... only to learn the whole thing was a ruse to get their confessions and pleads for mercy.
* MagnificentBitch: She masterfully played entire class of students into believing she's just an easy-to-abuse [[TheDitz ditz]]. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment In her first episode]].
* PutOnABus: For her own safety.

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* NaiveNewcomer: Subverted. {{Subverted|Trope}}. After apparently her entire class easily tricked her to let into letting them all go, she creates an elaborate scheme to set the students them up. To avoid painful medical examination, they've all end up admitting they've cheated... only to learn the whole thing was a ruse to get their confessions and pleads for mercy.
* MagnificentBitch: She masterfully played entire class of students into believing she's just an easy-to-abuse [[TheDitz ditz]]. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment In her first episode]].
confessions.
* PutOnABus: For her own safety.safety after she gains a StalkerWithACrush.



* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: She's so easily distracted by things around her it's amazing she didn't cause any serious accidents. To fight that at lest a bit, Roonie bought her a notebook to arrange the counseling appointments, only for Becky to forget about the notebook itself.

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* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: She's so easily distracted by things around her her, it's amazing she didn't cause any serious accidents. To fight that at lest least a bit, Roonie bought her a notebook to arrange the counseling appointments, only for Becky to forget about the notebook itself.



* {{Foil}}: Her disorganised behaviour to Gruber's strictness.
* ServileSnarker: To Gruber, out of all people. And most importantly - he allows her to do that and even pick-ups some of her SimplemindedWisdom.

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* {{Foil}}: Her disorganised disorganized behaviour to Gruber's Guber's strictness.
* ServileSnarker: To Gruber, Guber, out of all people. And most importantly - importantly, he allows her to do that and even pick-ups some of her SimplemindedWisdom.



* BrotherChuck: He disappeared without a single mention, but unlike most of characters sharing this fate, at least he's semi-justified - he was a temp teacher with specific amount of community work to do.

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* BrotherChuck: He disappeared without a single mention, but unlike most of characters sharing this fate, at least he's semi-justified - semi-justified; he was a temp teacher with a specific amount of community work to do.



* {{Jerkass}}: He's an investment banker, doing community work to lessen his sentence, so it's a given. Then comes his utter disrespect to being a teacher and absolute lack of empathy toward students, as he considers the whole thing just a temporar stop and minor setback in his banking career.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Let's not forget his quasi-RousingSpeech to students how Math is one of the few ways to avoid ending up in [=McDonald=]'s. But most importantly - the confrontation with Gruber about the way he handles his Math classes. Pretending his students don't come from bad neighbourhood won't suddenly rewrite the reality, while basing all the Math exercises on BlackComedy and "pimp accounting" at least keeps them really interested and focused on the class.
-->Do you think your cookie-cutter, bureaucratic approach to all of this just might be the reason that public schools sucks so much?

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* {{Jerkass}}: He's an investment banker, banker doing community work to lessen his sentence, so it's a given. Then comes his utter disrespect to towards being a teacher and absolute lack {{lack of empathy empathy}} toward students, as he considers the whole thing just a temporar temporary stop and minor setback in his banking career.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Let's not forget his He gives a quasi-RousingSpeech to his students how Math math is one of the few ways to avoid ending up in [=McDonald=]'s. But most importantly - importantly, the confrontation with Gruber Guber about the way he handles his Math classes. math classes: Pretending his students don't come from bad neighbourhood neighborhoods won't suddenly rewrite the reality, while basing all the Math math exercises on BlackComedy and "pimp accounting" at least keeps them really interested and focused on the class.
-->Do -->'''Charlie''': Do you think your cookie-cutter, bureaucratic approach to all of this just might be the reason that public schools sucks suck so much?
20th Oct '16 8:26:00 PM Pysiewicz
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%%* NaiveNewcomer

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%%* NaiveNewcomer* NaiveNewcomer: Subverted. After apparently entire class easily tricked her to let them all go, she creates an elaborate scheme to set the students up. To avoid painful medical examination, they've all end up admitting they've cheated... only to learn the whole thing was a ruse to get their confessions and pleads for mercy.
* MagnificentBitch: She masterfully played entire class of students into believing she's just an easy-to-abuse [[TheDitz ditz]]. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment In her first episode]].



%%* WideEyedIdealist

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%%* WideEyedIdealist
* WideEyedIdealist: PlayedWith. While she became a teacher for pretty idealistic and altruistic reasons, it doesn't mean she's out of touch with reality.



%%* BrotherChuck

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%%* BrotherChuck* BrotherChuck: She simply disappeared from the series without a single mention, right after her first and only arc ended.
20th Oct '16 8:14:59 PM Pysiewicz
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* TheFoil: Her disorganised behaviour against Gruber's strictness.

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* TheFoil: {{Foil}}: Her disorganised behaviour against to Gruber's strictness.
20th Oct '16 8:11:57 PM Pysiewicz
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Added DiffLines:

* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: She's so easily distracted by things around her it's amazing she didn't cause any serious accidents. To fight that at lest a bit, Roonie bought her a notebook to arrange the counseling appointments, only for Becky to forget about the notebook itself.


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* TheFoil: Her disorganised behaviour against Gruber's strictness.
* ServileSnarker: To Gruber, out of all people. And most importantly - he allows her to do that and even pick-ups some of her SimplemindedWisdom.
19th Oct '16 6:46:24 PM Pysiewicz
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Let's not forget his quasi-RousingSpeech to students how Math is one of the few ways to avoid ending up in McDonald's. But most importantly - the confrontation with Gruber about the way he handles his Math classes. Pretending his students don't come from bad neighbourhood won't suddenly rewrite the reality, while basing all the Math exercises on BlackComedy and "pimp accounting" at least keeps them really interested and focused on the class.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Let's not forget his quasi-RousingSpeech to students how Math is one of the few ways to avoid ending up in McDonald's.[=McDonald=]'s. But most importantly - the confrontation with Gruber about the way he handles his Math classes. Pretending his students don't come from bad neighbourhood won't suddenly rewrite the reality, while basing all the Math exercises on BlackComedy and "pimp accounting" at least keeps them really interested and focused on the class.
19th Oct '16 6:46:03 PM Pysiewicz
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* JerkassHasAPoint: His confrontation with Gruber about the way he handles classes - pretending his students don't come from bad neighbourhood won't suddenly rewrite the reality, while basing all the Math exercises on BlackComedy and "pimp accounting" at least keeps them really interested and focused on the class. And let's not forget his rousing speech to students
--> Believe it or not, but (...) Math is money and money makes the world go around

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* JerkassHasAPoint: His Let's not forget his quasi-RousingSpeech to students how Math is one of the few ways to avoid ending up in McDonald's. But most importantly - the confrontation with Gruber about the way he handles classes - pretending his Math classes. Pretending his students don't come from bad neighbourhood won't suddenly rewrite the reality, while basing all the Math exercises on BlackComedy and "pimp accounting" at least keeps them really interested and focused on the class. And let's not forget his rousing speech class.
-->Do you think your cookie-cutter, bureaucratic approach
to students
--> Believe it or not, but (...) Math is money and money makes
all of this just might be the world go aroundreason that public schools sucks so much?
19th Oct '16 6:39:48 PM Pysiewicz
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* JerkassHasAPoint: His rousing speech to students

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* JerkassHasAPoint: His confrontation with Gruber about the way he handles classes - pretending his students don't come from bad neighbourhood won't suddenly rewrite the reality, while basing all the Math exercises on BlackComedy and "pimp accounting" at least keeps them really interested and focused on the class. And let's not forget his rousing speech to students
19th Oct '16 6:23:11 PM Pysiewicz
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%%* BrotherChuck

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%%* BrotherChuck* BrotherChuck: He disappeared without a single mention, but unlike most of characters sharing this fate, at least he's semi-justified - he was a temp teacher with specific amount of community work to do.



%%* {{Jerkass}}

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%%* {{Jerkass}}* {{Jerkass}}: He's an investment banker, doing community work to lessen his sentence, so it's a given. Then comes his utter disrespect to being a teacher and absolute lack of empathy toward students, as he considers the whole thing just a temporar stop and minor setback in his banking career.
* JerkassHasAPoint: His rousing speech to students
--> Believe it or not, but (...) Math is money and money makes the world go around
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