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9th Apr '16 6:29:22 PM eroock
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->"Well, it is lovely to be back at Hogwarts, I must say! And to see such happy little faces looking up at me! I am very much looking forward to getting to know you all and I'm sure we'll be very good friends!"

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->"Well, ->''"Well, it is lovely to be back at Hogwarts, I must say! And to see such happy little faces looking up at me! I am very much looking forward to getting to know you all and I'm sure we'll be very good friends!"friends!"''
26th Mar '16 4:17:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Doug}}'''s school counselor Mr. Shellacky straddles this trope and HippieTeacher, often suggesting hugs, and talks about his computers, or the current problems Doug has in a sing-song voice and giving pet names. He also often uses babyish phrases like "Mr. Computer had a little tummy-ache."

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* ''{{Doug}}'''s ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'''s school counselor Mr. Shellacky straddles this trope and HippieTeacher, often suggesting hugs, and talks about his computers, or the current problems Doug has in a sing-song voice and giving pet names. He also often uses babyish phrases like "Mr. Computer had a little tummy-ache."
19th Mar '16 12:51:11 AM Hossmeister
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9th Mar '16 10:13:40 AM Hossmeister
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* Technically inverted in the ''BeavisAndButtHead'' episode "Held Back". Beavis and Butt-head are [[HeldBackInSchool ninth graders demoted to kindergarten]] ("These chicks are flat!"), but the kindergarten teacher still treats them in the same manner as she does with her other students.

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* Technically inverted in the ''BeavisAndButtHead'' ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' episode "Held Back". Beavis and Butt-head are [[HeldBackInSchool ninth graders demoted to kindergarten]] ("These chicks are flat!"), but the kindergarten teacher still treats them in the same manner as she does with her other students.
13th Jan '16 5:33:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* Not a teacher, but Teri Hatcher's character in ''SpyKids'', Ms. Gredenko, initially talks to Carmen and Juni with a vibe of this. [[spoiler:She turns out to be TheMole.]]
* [[CloudCuckoolander Amy Squirrel]], the goody-goody HeroAntagonist in ''BadTeacher''.

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* Not a teacher, but Teri Hatcher's character in ''SpyKids'', ''Film/SpyKids'', Ms. Gredenko, initially talks to Carmen and Juni with a vibe of this. [[spoiler:She turns out to be TheMole.]]
* [[CloudCuckoolander Amy Squirrel]], the goody-goody HeroAntagonist in ''BadTeacher''.''Film/BadTeacher''.
24th Oct '15 5:07:12 PM nombretomado
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* Mihoshi in ''[[PrettySammy Magical Project S]]'' is the fourth grade teacher for Sasami's class, but doesn't seem like she could even ''pass'' fourth grade herself. Also, the teacher at the prep school acts like this, even getting commented on by one of the students ("does she think we're in kindergarten or something?").

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* Mihoshi in ''[[PrettySammy Magical Project S]]'' ''Anime/MagicalProjectS'' is the fourth grade teacher for Sasami's class, but doesn't seem like she could even ''pass'' fourth grade herself. Also, the teacher at the prep school acts like this, even getting commented on by one of the students ("does she think we're in kindergarten or something?").
18th Oct '15 11:25:25 AM nombretomado
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* Somewhat inverted in ''PowerpuffGirls''. Ms. Keane, an actual Kindergarten teacher, usually acts like a normal teacher for that grade. However she sometimes teaches overly advanced subjects to her five year olds.

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* Somewhat inverted in ''PowerpuffGirls''.''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. Ms. Keane, an actual Kindergarten teacher, usually acts like a normal teacher for that grade. However she sometimes teaches overly advanced subjects to her five year olds.
11th Oct '15 8:56:50 AM AnotherDuck
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** In the successor show ''Series/AngryBoys'', we have juvenile prison guard Gran, a zigzagged version of the trope. She is aware of what her charges have done and isn't afraid to be hard on them. On the other hand, she knits them superhero pyjamas.
* While Lily from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is a kindergarten teacher, in the brief period when she had other jobs she showed a tendency to try and deal with workplace conflicts in the same manner and with the same reasoning as she had with the little children (well, if they are going to act like children...). One episode had her working as an assistant in Ted's office and end up taking away the boss' "toy," a signed baseball, because he was being a JerkAss.
** It is worth noting that this approach works rather well for dealing with her [[ManChild husband]], Marshall.
** However, Lilly's approach to actually being a kindergarten teacher tends to be a bit more adult then expected. There was the one incident with the severed toy horse's head next to the sleeping unruly kid.
* One ''SaturdayNightLive'' sketch featured Alec Baldwin as an enthusiastic French teacher who forced his students to always answer in a very bouncy, lilting manner, much to their annoyance (if you've ever taken a public school French class, you know ''exactly'' how this sounds). The skit ended with said teacher vacationing in Paris and trying to make a gang of Parisian street toughs start talking in the same way. Needless to say, they kick the crap out him.

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** * In the successor show ''Series/AngryBoys'', we have juvenile prison guard Gran, a zigzagged version of the trope. She is aware of what her charges have done and isn't afraid to be hard on them. On the other hand, she knits them superhero pyjamas.
* While Lily from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is a kindergarten teacher, in the brief period when she had other jobs she showed a tendency to try and deal with workplace conflicts in the same manner and with the same reasoning as she had with the little children (well, if they are going to act like children...). One episode had her working as an assistant in Ted's office and end up taking away the boss' "toy," a signed baseball, because he was being a JerkAss.
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JerkAss. It is worth noting that this approach works rather well for dealing with her [[ManChild husband]], Marshall.
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Marshall. However, Lilly's Lily's approach to actually being a kindergarten teacher tends to be a bit more adult then expected. There was the one incident with the severed toy horse's head next to the sleeping unruly kid.
* One ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch featured Alec Baldwin as an enthusiastic French teacher who forced his students to always answer in a very bouncy, lilting manner, much to their annoyance (if you've ever taken a public school French class, you know ''exactly'' how this sounds). The skit ended with said teacher vacationing in Paris and trying to make a gang of Parisian street toughs start talking in the same way. Needless to say, they kick the crap out him.



* And another non-teacher example: Ms. Herbig from ''DeadLikeMe'', the manager of the Happy Time temp agency. She has a habit of talking to her employees as though they're children, and she seems to think children are happy little automatons that don't really think, because when her employees don't pretend for her benefit, she gets ''snippy''. She actually tells people "as in her big brown eyes" as a mnemonic to remember her name.

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* And another non-teacher example: Ms. Herbig from ''DeadLikeMe'', ''Series/DeadLikeMe'', the manager of the Happy Time temp agency. She has a habit of talking to her employees as though they're children, and she seems to think children are happy little automatons that don't really think, because when her employees don't pretend for her benefit, she gets ''snippy''. She actually tells people "as in her big brown eyes" as a mnemonic to remember her name.



* Mary Murphy from ''Series/SoYouThinkYouCanDance'' talks to people like they're babies... or dogs.



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* TruthInTelevision -- a ''lot'' of teachers are like this.
* Many who work in special education are this. They'll use babytalk with their charges, act like they need ''[[DisabledMeansHelpless everything]]'' [[DisabledMeansHelpless done for them]], treat them as if they are very young children, and plan out activities for them that are very appropriate for students who are in kindergarten or preschool, even if they are adolescents. Needless to say, being in special ed can really ''suck'' for this reason.
* Many people become this when talking to their pets. Depending on the animal you might get a 'I am not amused' stare back. This is mostly justified in the case of dogs, who find high pitched, 'baby-talk' voices non-threatening. (And really, just try reciting "To be or not to be" in a baby-talk voice.)
-->'''Charles Schulz:''' I see so many dogs who are clearly more intelligent than their owners.
* [[SoYouThinkYouCanDance Mary Murphy]] talks to people like they're babies... or dogs.
* This can happen to teachers who've spent a long time teaching kindergarten and are then transferred to higher grades. The habits take a while to break.
* There's also the inverse, where a teacher teaching kindergarten will talk to her/his students as if they are teenagers/young adults and will expect them to behave as if they are teenagers/young adults. Needless to say, having such a teacher can give a person issues well into adulthood, although the more precocious kids love it.
* Teachers of a foreign language to adults have to avoid becoming like this; just because their students are less articulate in the target language does not mean they're less mature or less intelligent, and the most effective teachers learn to balance accessible language with concepts, and treatment, appropriate for adult students.


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1st Aug '15 6:24:22 PM Kid
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', [[Characters/HarryPotter Dolores Umbridge]] combines this with SadistTeacher, [[TyrantTakesTheHelm becoming]] even worse (Harry's detention with her involved WritingLines in his own blood)

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', [[Characters/HarryPotter Dolores Umbridge]] combines this with SadistTeacher, [[TyrantTakesTheHelm becoming]] even worse (Harry's detention with her involved WritingLines in his own blood)blood):
7th May '15 8:24:14 PM nombretomado
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* Miss Francine Primm in ''CityOfVillains'', who says things like "Smiles are frowns turned upside-down!" unironically. She ends up teaching a class of (adult) drugged-up leet-speaking cyberpunk anarchists, and ''succeeds'', as her students will do anything to protect her.

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* Miss Francine Primm in ''CityOfVillains'', ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains'', who says things like "Smiles are frowns turned upside-down!" unironically. She ends up teaching a class of (adult) drugged-up leet-speaking cyberpunk anarchists, and ''succeeds'', as her students will do anything to protect her.
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