History Radio / OurMissBrooks

20th Nov '16 12:51:01 PM johnsmithxxi
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* Getting The Boot: Walter Denton complains about his dates with Harriet ending with Mr. Conklin kicking him down the porch steps.ca.

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* Getting The Boot: GettingTheBoot: Walter Denton complains about his dates with Harriet ending with Mr. Conklin kicking him down the porch steps.ca.
20th Nov '16 12:49:58 PM johnsmithxxi
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* TheGhost:
** Mrs. Davis' eccentric sister Angela is frequently discussed by Mrs. Davis at the breakfast table. Angela, however, remains unheard (on the radio) and unseen (on television) for quire awhile. Eventually, Jessica makes several appearances on the television series (sometimes as her sister's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute, at a time when actress Jane Morgan suffered a stroke). The role was played by Canadian actress Jesselyn Fax. Fax also performed the role at least twice on the radio.
** Similarly, Mrs. Davis' much discussed brother Victor goes several years without being seen. He finally makes one appearance in the second television season, the episode "The Egg."
11th Nov '16 4:39:44 PM HighCrate
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* GirlsNeedRoleModels: Miss Brooks was television's first example. Miss Brooks is clearly intelligent, competent and caring, although more than that, very human. A teacher's organization even gave her an award for [[http://www.emmytvlegends.org/interviews/shows/our-miss-brooks humanizing the American schoolteacher]].
4th Nov '16 10:39:06 AM johnsmithxxi
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* SternTeacher: At Madison High School, Miss Enright, [[SitcomArchNemesis Miss Brooks' personal and professional rival]], is ''always'' described by Miss Brooks and others as a very competent teacher. However, she appears to be much stricter than Miss Brooks. In "Stretch the Basketball Star", the episode introducing DumbJock Stretch Snodgrass, Walter Denton and Harriet Conklin plot to have the student athlete moved to Miss Brooks' class. They view "old lady Enright" as being unsympathetic.
4th Nov '16 3:55:55 AM johnsmithxxi
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* FurAndLoathing: Miss Enright, Miss Brooks' snooty, catty [[SitcomArchNemesis rival]], brags about her furs as well as other expensive clothes.
2nd Nov '16 1:05:30 PM johnsmithxxi
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* TheExitIsThatWay: In "The Wrong Mrs. Boynton", [[ItMakesSenseInContext Miss Brooks accidentally offers to masquerade as Mr. Boynton's mother]] in front of Dean Faraday of State University. Playing the "wrong" Mrs. Boynton requires her to go to Mr. Boynton's apartment and entertain the dean. Unfortunately, Mr. Boynton's apartment features mainly wildlife specimens . . . ''and doors''. Miss Brooks, at various times, mistakenly goes into the bathroom, closet, kitchen, bedroom, and once even locks herself outside the backdoor and has to be let in the front by the dean.
2nd Nov '16 12:52:51 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: In "Wild Goose Chase", Miss Brooks jokes about T.V. being a temporary fad. This episode aired ''just a few years after some viewed television as a form of entertainment that would never catch on''.

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: In "Wild Goose Chase", Miss Brooks jokes about T.V. being a temporary fad. This had been a common prediction just a few years before the episode aired ''just on television. It ''was'' still a few common view when the radio version had played a couple years after before.
* IWasHavingSuchANiceDream:
** The earliest radio episodes, including the premier "First Day", would often begin with Miss Brooks dreaming of
some viewed romantic/comedic adventure with Mr. Boynton. [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness The format was very quickly dropped]], in favor of a brief introductory narration with Miss Brooks before the main action, and/or a typically offbeat breakfast conversation with landlady Mrs. Davis and student Walter Denton.
-->'''Narrator''': Yes, Connie Brooks can dream . . . .
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television as a form of entertainment that and radio episodes would never catch on''.feature dreams and abrupt ending thereof.
*** "The Magic Tree" sees Miss Brooks wake up after kissing a [[ItMakesSenseInContext magic-Christmas-tree-influenced]] Mr. Boynton.
*** "King and Brooks" sees Miss Brooks abruptly waken from a dream where she marries a maharajah.
*** [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "The Dream"]] sees Miss Brooks waken from a dream where she finally marries Mr. Boynton. [[spoiler: Miss Brooks marries Mr. Boynton for real in TheMovie GrandFinale.]]
2nd Nov '16 12:03:37 PM johnsmithxxi
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* DisproportionateRetribution: In ''Spare That Rod!'', it's mentioned that disproportionate retribution is Mr. Conklin's modus operandi as principal of Madison High School. When Conklin discovers that some students had wrote "Old Man Conklin is a Pinhead" on Miss Brooks' blackboard ''after'' school, he orders ''Miss Brooks'' to inspect and clean ''all'' the blackboards at Madison High School.
20th Oct '16 4:05:48 PM johnsmithxxi
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* HarmlessVillian: Mr. Conklin, when he serves as the antagonist on the series. His schemes usually involve some petty mischief serving his self-aggrandizement or his greed.

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* HarmlessVillian: HarmlessVillain: Mr. Conklin, when he serves as the antagonist on the series. His schemes usually involve some petty mischief serving his self-aggrandizement or his greed.
20th Oct '16 4:04:40 PM johnsmithxxi
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As of September, 2016, ''Our Miss Brooks'' returned to syndication, being shown weekday mornings on METV.


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* HarmlessVillian: Mr. Conklin, when he serves as the antagonist on the series. His schemes usually involve some petty mischief serving his self-aggrandizement or his greed.
** For example, in "Old Marblehead", he shakes down students and faculty by creating a "Carelessness Code" and fining them mercilessly. His goal is to pay for a bust of his head in the school library - and he intends to destroy the existing bust of Julius Caesar to ensure he takes his rightful place. [[spoiler: Miss Brooks simply tricks him into busting the wrong bust.]]
** Another episode, "Home Cooked Meal", sees Mr. Conklin use the cafeteria freezer to freely store his own food. [[spoiler: He buys a freezer of his own, after Miss Brooks and Walter Denton accidently lock him inside]].
** In "The Big Jump", Mr. Conklin plots to force Miss Brooks to jump off the roof of the school as a publicity stunt for a civil defense drill. [[spoiler: Walter Denton lights some smudge pots on the stairs to the roof, leading to Mr. Conklin and Mr. Boynton jumping off in a panic]]
** In the [[TheMovie cinematic]] [[GrandFinale series finale]], Mr. Conklin plots to be elected the new Coordinator of Education. [[spoiler: Mr. Stone, the existing board superintendent (or equivalent), forces Mr. Conklin to withdraw by setting the new post's salary as a measly honorarium of %500.00.]]
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