History Series / SevenPeriodsWithMrGormsby

22nd Apr '16 11:55:24 AM DariusAngel
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Gormsby, to Ms O'Flaherty (he's trying to motivate her to learn self-defence from him): "What if this bag had a ponytail?" (Steve's ponytail). The tactic works beautifully.

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Gormsby, to Ms O'Flaherty (he's trying to motivate her to learn self-defence from him): "What if this bag had a ponytail?" (Steve's (Steve has a ponytail). The tactic works beautifully.
22nd Apr '16 11:54:43 AM DariusAngel
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--> '''Gormsby''': (teaching a spelling lesson) Bastard. Bastard. Steve from Guidance is a Bastard.

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--> '''Gormsby''': (teaching a spelling lesson) Bastard. Bastard. Steve from Guidance is a Bastard.complete bastard.
22nd Apr '16 11:54:23 AM DariusAngel
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Gormsby, to Ms O'Flaherty (he's trying to motivate her to learn self-defence from him): "What if [the punching bag] was Steve?" It works beautifully.

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Gormsby, to Ms O'Flaherty (he's trying to motivate her to learn self-defence from him): "What if [the punching bag] was Steve?" It this bag had a ponytail?" (Steve's ponytail). The tactic works beautifully.
22nd Apr '16 11:51:41 AM DariusAngel
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It revolves around the fictional Tepapawai Boys High School, one of the worst schools, if not ''the'' worst, in New Zealand. In the beginning of the series, the principal, Roger Dascent, needs a teacher for the worst class in school, 5F. Everyone he asks refuses, until in despair, he asks his secretary, Lauren, "Is there ''anyone'' we haven't tried?" She gives him Mr Gormsby's file. Mr Gormsby (played by David Ellis [=McPhail=]) is a sexist, bigoted teacher who is a war veteran and carries a cane with him everywhere he goes, being a great believer in corporal punishment.

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It revolves around the fictional Tepapawai Boys High School, one of the worst schools, if not ''the'' worst, in New Zealand. In the beginning of the series, the principal, Roger Dascent, needs a teacher for the worst class in school, 5F. Everyone he asks refuses, until in despair, he asks his secretary, Lauren, "Is there ''anyone'' we haven't tried?" She gives him Mr Gormsby's file. Mr Gormsby (played by David Ellis [=McPhail=]) is a sexist, bigoted teacher who is politically incorrect teacher, old fashioned to a war veteran fault, and a firm believer in corporal punishment. He carries a cane with him everywhere wherever he goes, being a great believer in corporal punishment.
goes.
28th Jun '14 10:49:14 AM DESGFHTGFJI
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28th Jun '14 10:21:36 AM MarkLungo
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''Seven Periods With Mr Gormsby'' is a New Zealand comedy series that ran from 2005 to 2006, with two seasons going to air. It aired in New Zealand and Australia.

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''Seven Periods With Mr Gormsby'' is a New Zealand UsefulNotes/NewZealand comedy series that ran from 2005 to 2006, with two seasons going to air. It aired in New Zealand and Australia.UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}.
25th Mar '14 5:46:03 AM Zadia
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Gormsby, to Ms O'Flaherty (he's trying to motivate her to learn self-defence from him): "What if [the punching bag] was Steve?" It works beautifully.



* BadassTeacher: Gormsby may be a teacher, and an old one at that, but he is ''deadly''.

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* BadassTeacher: Gormsby may be a teacher, and an old one at that, but he is ''deadly''.



* CoolTeacher: Gormsby. Hey, most of what he teaches isn't anywhere near the curriculum, but his students certainly enjoy learning.



* DrivenToMadness: Dasent, at the end of Season 1.

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* DrivenToMadness: Dasent, at the end of Season 1. He gets better.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Hohepa. His first name is [[spoiler: Elvis.]]



* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: [[spoiler: After Steve gets Ms O'Flaherty pregnant and forces her to have an abortion, she becomes so depressed that she [[DrivenToSuicide tries to kill herself]]. She only survives because just afterward a fire broke out and she was discovered by the boys of 5F]]

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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: [[spoiler: After Steve gets Ms O'Flaherty pregnant and forces her to have an abortion, she becomes so depressed that she [[DrivenToSuicide tries to kill herself]]. She only survives because just afterward a fire broke out and she was discovered by the boys of 5F]]5F.]]



* JerkAss: Steve.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mr Gornsby

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* JerkAss: Steve.
''Steve.''
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mr GornsbyGormsby



* MeaningfulEcho: "Nice wheels Steve."
* MolotovCocktail

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* LastNameBasis: Most of 5F, for reasons ranging from 'everyone in class goes by their last name' to 'it's embarrassing' to 'most people can't pronounce it'.
* MeaningfulEcho: "Nice wheels wheels, Steve."
* MolotovCocktailMolotovCocktail: At one point, Gormsby teaches 5F how to make them in order to help them understand the Russian Revolution.



* NWordPrivileges: Gormsby doesn't have them, but after a while everyone realises that he's not trying to insult them, he's just stuck in the past and still thinks they're acceptable (or he just doesn't care anymore).



* SadistTeacher / SternTeacher: Gormsby tends to walk the line between these tropes
* SaveOurStudents

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* SadistTeacher / SternTeacher: Gormsby tends to walk the line between these tropes
tropes.
* SaveOurStudentsSaveOurStudents: Several times, such as when Tepapawai nearly got merged with the nearby girls' school.



* TeacherStudentRomance
* TeenPregnancy

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* TeacherStudentRomance
TeacherStudentRomance [[spoiler: Ms Partington and Afioga. It doesn't end well.]]
* TeenPregnancyTeenPregnancy: [[spoiler: Hohepa's girlfriend Sophie. It actually ends quite well- they move in together and he gets to become the assistant Maori teacher.]]
12th Jun '13 5:03:30 AM Amemait
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--> '''Gormsby''': (teaching a spelling lesson) Bastard. Bastard. Steve from Guidance is a Bastard.
31st Mar '13 1:47:01 PM RavenWilder
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* NoBisexuals: After Alasdair [[spoiler:sleeps with Ms O'Flaherty during the school camp]] he is accused of 'going hetero'.
* RefugeInAudacity: Almost everyone does this at least once.
** More specifically, everything that comes out of Mr. Gormsby mouth qualifies.

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* NoBisexuals: After Alasdair [[spoiler:sleeps with Ms O'Flaherty during the school camp]] he is accused of 'going hetero'.
* RefugeInAudacity: Almost everyone does this at least once.
** More specifically, everything that comes out of Mr. Gormsby mouth qualifies.
hetero'.
15th Jan '13 1:46:00 PM nlpnt
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--> '''Gormsby''': Sit down Bastabus, of course I wasn't going to rodger you. This isn't a Catholic School. [[BatmanGambit It was simply a ruse to make Hohepa take responsiblity for his actions]]

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--> '''Gormsby''': Sit down Bastabus, of course I wasn't going to rodger roger you. [[PedophilePriest This isn't a Catholic School.school]]. [[BatmanGambit It was simply a ruse to make Hohepa take responsiblity for his actions]]
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