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12th May '16 4:13:42 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HandGagging: In "Magic Christmas Tree", Miss Brooks puts her hand over Walter Denton's mouth to stop his painfully off-key rendition of "Deck The Halls".



* PuttingAHandOverHisMouth: In "Magic Christmas Tree", Miss Brooks puts her hand over Walter Denton's mouth to stop his painfully off-key rendition of "Deck The Halls".
5th May '16 2:25:26 PM johnsmithxxi
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5th May '16 2:25:01 PM johnsmithxxi
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* GratuitousSpanish: Mexican boy Ricky Velasco in "The Miserable Caballero" and "Buddy", in the last television season Mexican student Benny Romero. Both parts were played by child actor Ricky Vera.
4th May '16 4:58:11 PM johnsmithxxi
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* AlmaMaterSong: The radio episodes "Clay City English Teacher" and "Mr. Laythrop returns to School" feature the Madison anthem, "O Madison". Miss Brooks adds her own lyrics in parody:
-->O Madison!
-->Thou Madison!
-->(As old as Thomas Addison!)
-->O hallowed halls!
-->(O Basketballs!)
--> How short the day!
-->(how short the pay!)
-->When we gray hair at Madison!
-->We'll still be there at Madison!
-->(Hello Clay City!)
3rd May '16 3:25:01 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ShooOutTheNewGuy: Miss Brooks' two successive gym teacher [[LoveInterest love interests]] in the [[ExecutiveMeddling controversial final television season]]. Clint Albright and Gene Talbot, respectively. They both end up quitting their jobs and leaving with little explanation. They're replaced by Miss Brooks' longtime beau, Mr. Boynton. [[spoiler: Miss Brooks marries Mr. Boynton in TheMovie GrandFinale. The final television season was retconned out of existence, the developments ignored by both the concurrent radio program and successive move. An interesting case of CanonDiscontinuity.]]
3rd May '16 3:14:38 PM johnsmithxxi
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* BuffySpeak: Teenage Walter Denton, although a great one for SesquipedalianLoquaciousness, sometimes mixes advanced vocabulary, current slang and awkward phrasing. The following example is a petition he writes for the episode "Cafeteria Boycott". Note the oddball combination of 50's slang, extensive "borrowing" from the Declaration of Independence, and assorted legalese:
-->'''Walter Denton''': Whereas and to wit--\\
'''Miss Brooks''': [[RedScare That's pretty strong language, isn't it? A little on the pink side.]]\\
'''Harriet Conklin''': Listen, Miss Brooks.\\
'''Walter Denton''': When in the course of student's events, it becomes necessary to turn one's back on one's stomach, we the undersigned, exercising our constitutional right to peaceably assemble, and to form a committee to seek the redress of grievances, do hereby announce our firm intention of the Madison High School Cafeteria only to use the tables, chairs, water, napkins and toothpicks provided therein. Until such a time that the duly appointed party or parties, namely Mr. Osgood Conklin, principal, or the Board of Education, responsible for the operational bog-down that has befallen this installation, do take such action that will improve the food, lower the prices and better the service in said cafeteria. It is also recommended the person, or persons, in whom this authority is vested, immediately see that the present chef in charge of preparing the food, and without any further frippery or fanfare, chuck him the heck off the premises. Well, Miss Brooks, what do you think of it?\\
'''Miss Brooks''': [[DeadpanSnarker How much do you want for the picture rights]]?
3rd May '16 3:02:33 PM johnsmithxxi
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* AccidentalBargainingSkills: In "Mr. Leblanc needs $50", when Mr. Conklin offers Miss Brooks $25 to discourage Mr. Leblanc from buying his Stutz - Miss Brooks demurs. Mr. Conklin immediately raises his offer to $50.
27th Apr '16 8:45:02 AM johnsmithxxi
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* ProperLady: Mrs. Conklin. She's the kindly, intelligent and dignified wife of bombastic Mr. Conklin.
19th Apr '16 8:46:58 PM johnsmithxxi
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* NeverRecycleABuilding: In the [[TheMovie cinematic]] [[GrandFinale series finale]] the house across the street from Mrs. Davis' remains vacant and "For Sale" from the time Miss Brooks moves in. [[JustifiedTrope Explained in story]] by Mr. Webster, the realtor, as being due to the fact the owner is asking too much money. [[spoiler: From the start, Miss Brooks sees this as her future dream house where she will live in wedded bliss. At the end of the film, Mr. Boynton buys the house, and marries Miss Brooks.]]
19th Apr '16 7:23:31 PM johnsmithxxi
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: A particularly glaring example of "Technology Marches On" occurs in the episode "The Tape Recorder". Walter Denton causes trouble by purchasing an outrageously expensive tape recorder (Nearly $200 in 1950 funds!) for Madison High School - in the grips of Mr. Conklin's latest economy drive. [[http://www.prestohistory.com/Presto5.html A circa 1950 tape recorder, incidentally, isn't a small device, but one of the huge reel-to-reel affairs seen here]]. HilarityEnsues as Miss Brooks and Mr. Conklin are forced to explain the purchase to school board head Mr. Stone. Even more HilarityEnsues when the records Walter Denton made are played back in a mixed-up state.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: A particularly glaring example of "Technology Marches On" occurs in the episode "The Tape Recorder". Walter Denton causes trouble by purchasing an outrageously expensive tape recorder (Nearly $200 ($385 in 1950 funds!) for Madison High School - in the grips of Mr. Conklin's latest economy drive. [[http://www.prestohistory.com/Presto5.html A circa 1950 tape recorder, incidentally, isn't a small device, but one of the huge reel-to-reel affairs seen here]]. HilarityEnsues as Miss Brooks and Mr. Conklin are forced to explain the purchase to school board head Mr. Stone. Even more HilarityEnsues when the records Walter Denton made are played back in a mixed-up state.
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