History Series / HeadOfTheClass

26th May '16 6:57:55 AM Ozzie
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Howard Hesseman (of ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' fame) starred as Charlie Moore, a substitute teacher who is hired to teach history to a class of gifted students at a Manhattan high school. He is not gifted himself, but he thinks outside the box and is full of epiphanies, and so he has much to teach his class even as he finds himself clashing with the school's stuffy, by-the-book principal. Three months later, the VerySpecialEpisode came in which the original teacher returned from his medical leave. This being a successful American sitcom, after spending most of the episode trying to impress the guy, Charlie finally succeeds by being himself; the guy was looking for a worthy replacement so that he could retire. This naturally infuriated the principal further, but it finally ensured that there could be a [[StatusQuoIsGod stable status quo.]]

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Howard Hesseman (of ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' fame) starred as Charlie Moore, a substitute teacher who is hired to teach history to a class of gifted students at a Manhattan high school. He is not gifted himself, but he thinks outside the box and is full of epiphanies, and so he has much to teach his class even as he finds himself clashing with the school's stuffy, by-the-book principal. Three months later, the VerySpecialEpisode came in which where the original teacher returned from his medical leave. This being a successful American sitcom, after spending most of the episode trying to impress the guy, Charlie finally succeeds by being himself; the guy was looking for a worthy replacement so that he could retire. This naturally infuriated the principal further, but it finally ensured that there could be a [[StatusQuoIsGod stable status quo.]]
15th Apr '16 3:50:30 PM bjdwsm
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* CatchPhrase: Billy usually greets his students with a boisterous "Good morning, geniuses!"
10th Apr '16 1:46:47 PM bjdwsm
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* BreakTheHaughty: Several times, most frequently to Alan.



* FieryRedhead: Shy, sensitive Simone is an aversion.



* GeniusDitz: Viki.

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* GeniusDitz: Viki.Viki's specialty is quantum physics, but is a bit of a space cadet, especially early on.


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* HiddenDepths: Eric, ostensibly the least academic-minded of the IHP, is revealed to be a skilled writer, and at one point shows talent in fashion design.


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* ThoseTwoGuys: Arvid and Dennis.
8th Apr '16 6:32:49 PM bjdwsm
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* NiceGirl: Simone.
29th Mar '16 2:52:29 PM bjdwsm
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* GeniusDitz: Viki.



* PutOnABus: After the third season Janice graduated, Jawaharlal's family moved back to India, and Maria transferred to [[Film/{{Fame}} the New York High School of Performing Arts]]; Mr. Moore quit teaching after Season 4 to pursue an acting career full time ([[RetCon despite]] a VerySpecialEpisode earlier in the run where he decided to stop acting and dedicate his life to teaching).

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* PutOnABus: After the third season Janice graduated, graduated (and was already a sophomore at Harvard), Jawaharlal's family moved back to India, California, and Maria transferred to [[Film/{{Fame}} the New York High School of Performing Arts]]; Mr. Moore quit teaching after Season 4 to pursue an acting career full time ([[RetCon despite]] a VerySpecialEpisode earlier in the run where he decided to stop acting and dedicate his life to teaching).
4th Feb '16 7:26:25 PM bjdwsm
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: By season 3, Jawaharlal doesn't speak with much of an accent, if at all.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: By season 3, Jawaharlal doesn't speak with much of an accent, if at all.any.
4th Feb '16 7:10:44 PM bjdwsm
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: By season 3, Jawaharlal doesn't speak with much of an accent, if at all.


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* ScatterbrainedSenior: Mrs. Russell. It is eventually revealed that she has Alzheimer's.
4th Feb '16 5:35:37 PM bjdwsm
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* OutOfOrder: Two shows from season 2 ("I Am The King", "Radio Activity") weren't aired until season 3; in turn, two season 3 shows ("Recruitment Day", "Reel Problems") ran in season 4. Cast changes necessitated a FlashBack framing device to be added to "Reel Problems".
24th Jan '16 2:53:03 AM shamblingdead2
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* CommonMeter : Discussed, when someone points out that all Emily Dickinson poems may be sung to "The Yellow Rose of Texas."
11th Dec '15 5:33:35 PM DragonQuestZ
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* FashionDesigner: Eric shows a talent in fashion design, which he ascribes to watching his mother do piecework for major New York designers for extra money. But it turns out that all his designs are subconsciously plagiarized from those same major designers.
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