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[[caption-width-right:350:Behold, a rare specimen of the [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal]].]]
''Teacher's Pet'' was a Disney animated television series that ran from 2000 to 2002 and was concluded with Teacher's Pet: The Movie in 2004. Noteworthy for its unique and edgy style of animation, thanks to its creator, the famed illustrator [[http://www.garybaseman.com/ Gary Baseman]], not to mention the star talent of Nathan Lane in the lead role.

The story follows a nerdy nine year old boy named Leonard and his best friend/rival named Scott Leadready who is really his dog, Spot. Spot comes up with amazing plans that'll get Leonard punished, blamed, and/or beat up.

In {{the movie}}, when Spot finds out that a mad scientist can turn animals into humans, he sees this as a chance to become a real boy. Joined by Leonard, Mr. Jolly, Pretty Boy, and Ian, they are off to see him. Spot becomes a man, but its not what he thought after all. Other major events are included in the movie including, Spot ending his identity as Scott for a while, Leonard and Leslie ending up together, Ian finding out about Scott being a dog, and Jolly losing his fear of the outside.

Not to be confused with HotForStudent.
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!!This show and film provides examples of:
* AcademicAlphaBitch: Younghee as seen in You Can't Bite City Hall and some other episodes.
** To a lesser extent, the show as well. Critics loved it, but it eventually kept getting ScrewedByTheNetwork and only lasted two seasons.
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Spot gives vibes of this at times in this Scott persona. Also Leonard.
* {{Adorkable}}: Leonard
* AffectionateParody: The movie is one of DisneyAnimatedCanon films.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Along with...
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: Spot is blue, Tallulah is pink, etc.
* AnimationBump: In the ToonCity episodes. TheMovie also has even better animation than the show.
* AnthropomorphicZigZag: Spot's entire schtick. He would act like a dog at home, but would dress like a kid and go to school like a human.
* ArtEvolution: The artwork became sharper and the colors became more vibrant mid-season one.
* AssumedWin: Ian, surprising Leonard and Scott.
* BalloonBelly: Both Leonard and Spot in "Never Take Candy From a Kindergartener"
** Leslie in "Movin' On Pup"
** Also happens to Spot/Scott again in "Don't it Make My Brown Eyes Green" and "To Bee or Not to Bee"
* BaseballEpisode: "Take Me Out of the Ball Game"
* BerserkButton: Leonard really hates being called "tubby" and goes psycho when he's called that and attacks the person who called him that.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Mary Lou may act all TastesLikeDiabetes most of the time, but even she has limits to how nice she can be. Sometimes she'll shift into a StepfordSmiler before she finally has enough, though she doesn't necessarily go berserk.
* BigDamnMovie: [[CaptainObvious the movie]]
* BigNo: Leonard reacts this way when he finds out Scott is actually his dog in the first episode.
* BirthdayEpisode: "Party Animals", where Leonard turns ten.
* BodyWipe: about twice Jolly and Pretty Boy's petsitter Ms. Boogin
* ButtMonkey: Leonard is often, but not always, this.
* CampStraight: Mr. Jolly
* CatsAreMean: Mr. Jolly completely averts this, but Talulah plays this as straight as possible.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The nickel that Scott receives in exchange for Krank's use of him as a test subject in the movie.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Leonard Helperman and Leslie Dunking
* ChristmasEpisode: Two, actually. "A Dog for All Seasons" from season one, and "The Blight Before Christmas" from season two (Which, oddly, didn't air anywhere near Christmas).
* ClarkKenting: Spot/Scott. This is lampshaded by the creator for a special feature on the movie's DVD.
* CloseOnTitle: TheMovie does this.
* CompletelyDifferentTitle:
** French: ''Scott''
** German: ''Klassenhund'' (''Class Dog'')
** Portuguese: ''O C„ozinho Esperto'' (''The Smart Doggy'')
** Swedish: ''En jycke i klassen'' (''A Pooch in Class'')
* CrackDefeat: In the first episode, both Leonard and Scott lose the class election to Ian, the gross kid.
* CuteLittleFangs: Jolly has these.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The movie crosses into this territory at times. It's not as dark and edgy as other examples, but it can be at times compared to the TV series.
* DemotedToExtra: Leslie in the movie.
* DerangedAnimation: Oh hell yes.
* DisappearedDad: Leonard's dad. His disappearance is never brought up in the series, leaving fans to question if he died or got divorced from Leonard's mom before the events of the series.
* DisneyAcidSequence: Several, but one particular one in the movie stands out thanks to the LampshadeHanging that immediately follows it.
--> ''*song ends, Leonard and Mrs. Helperman are stripped down to their undergarments and left standing in the middle of a parking lot*''
-->'''Mrs. Helperman:''' Well, that was strange.
* DisneyDeath: Happens to Spot in TheMovie.
* DubNameChange: In the Swedish dub, Spott's name is changed to "Pax" (While his aliases, "Scott", becomes "Max"), and Jolly's name is changed to "Figaro".
* EndingFatigue: Parodied/Lampshaded in one of the closing songs in the movie. InvokedTrope
--> ''Every movie needs an end!'' (With an annoyed look)
* ExtremeOmnivore: Ian
* EyePop: Frequently
* FatBestFriend: Mr. Jolly is this to Pretty Boy (Of the unsorted variety)
** Leonard is type B to Scott
* FatCat: Mr. Jolly
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In "The Grass Seed is Always Greener", Pretty Boy comes down with Pre-Migrational Syndrome. The initials? '''PMS'''.
** In "Never Take Candy From a Kindergartener", Emma develops crushes on whichever boys [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything can build the highest block tower]].
** In the movie, when Mary Lou invites Manly Manning in for "coffee." [[spoiler:It turns out she really did mean coffee.]]
* GlamorousSingleMother: Subverted with Mary Lou- the single mom aspect isn't really touched upon.
* GrandFinale: The movie, although it was originally going to end on a less final note with [[spoiler:Spot giving up trying to literally transform into a human, but still maintaining his "Scott" identity. The finished movie gives no indication that he'll do anything other than be a regular dog]].
* GrossOutShow: At least given the character of Ian.
* GuessWhoImMarrying: In the movie, Spot's plan to stay with Leonard as a human man is to marry Mary Lou. Leonard is not happy with this idea.
* HalloweenEpisode: Two of them. "Costume Pity Party" from season one and "The Tale of the Tell-Tale Taffy" from season two.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Pretty Boy and Mr. Jolly.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Both Leonard and Scott
* InMemoriam: The movie has one to Hubcaps, the creator's dog, at the end of the credits, as he died during production.
* IntellectualAnimal: Scott/Spot obviously.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Pretty Boy. Younghee as well.
* JokerJury: One episode Leonard Helperman imagine himself being put on trial in front of a judge and jury who all for some reason resemble [[ThePigPen Ian Waszlewzki, the class slob.]]
* LargeHam: Spot/Scott and Mr. Jolly
* LastOfHisKind: Averted. At of the time of its production, the Movie was considered the last traditionally hand drawn non-digital animated movie.
* LineOfSightName: Scott sees a Leadready Number Two Pencil to create his last name.
* LovableAlphaBitch: Leslie's best friend, Younghee Mandlebom. She's usually mean to Leonard but cares for him lots of times. She doesn't want him to get hurt, killed, or for him to die.
* LovableCoward: Mr. Jolly
* MassiveMultiplayerEnsembleNumber: "I'm Moving On" from the movie.
* MoneySong: "Take the Money and Run" from the movie.
* MoodWhiplash: The movie can go from funny to heartwarming and then to tear jerking at the drop of a hat.
* TheMovie: Surprising for a show that lasted only 39 episodes.
** It was also the third and final one based on a OneSaturdayMorning show (the other two being ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'s 1st Movie'' and ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'').
* MysteryMeat: In the comic, Leonard (his owner), in a hurry, accidentally feeds Spot a can of corned beef hash instead of his regular dogfood. Later, dressed as "Scott" in the School cafeteria, Spot finds out the mystery meat tastes just like his dogfood and concludes that the school is putting dogfood in their recipes, which starts a school riot. During a talk-in with the principal, the principal demands to know whether Spot has actually eaten dog food before. Fearing this could blow his cover, Spot agrees with the principal to eat a large plate of their mystery meat and confirm to the students it's dogfood free. Much to the Principal and lunchlady's surprise, Spot ends up enjoying the experience (he's a dog after all). Overall, most of the cafeteria's recipes are made of turkey.
* NiceHat: Scott's Beanie.
* NumberOfTheBeast: In the movie, Spot and Leonard search for Dr. Ivan Krank and his address is ''666 Acko Way''.
** PigLatin as well.
* OnlyInFlorida: From The Movie, Dr. Ivan Krank lives in Florida ("Where the coo-coo nuts grow", as [[TalkShow Barry Anger]] puts it.)
* ThePigpen (Ian Wazselewski)
* PrecociousCrush: In one episode, a kindergartener gets one of these first for Leonard and later (due to her rather short attention span) for Scott.
* PrimeTimeCartoon: Post ChannelHop.
* RogerRabbitEffect: Spot/Scott appeared in the 2000 opening for OneSaturdayMorning, interacting with live action kids in a live action park ([[{{Crossover}} Along with the cast]] of ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', and in 2001, ''WesternAnimation/LloydInSpace'').
* SapientPet: Spot
* SaturdayMorningCartoon: Initially during its' time on ABC.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Leonard (Sensitive Guy) and Spot/Scott (Manly Man)
* ShortRunner: Unfortunatly, as it was a clever show and many critics loved it. It was only cancelled due to Disney [[{{Retool}} retooling]] OneSaturdayMorning into ABC Kids.
* ShoutOut: The Movie features lots of references to other Disney films, specifically ''{{Disney/Pinocchio}}''.
** A board game called "Cranium: Disney Edition", on the other hand is actually a Shout Out to this show, as the original version prominently featured characters drawn by Gary Baseman.
* SlumberParty: Ian invites Scott and Leonard to one. Also, Leonard and Scott infiltrated Leslie's slumber party once and once again, Leonard got blamed and beat up for it and Scott got off scot-free (even though it was all his idea).
* SpaghettiKiss: Refrenced, but not actually done in one episode.
* SpoiledBrat: Chelsea, Kelsey, and Younghee. Leslie averts this however. Sometimes, Leonard is this as well.
* SpoiledSweet: Leslie. Even though she is very rich and spoiled, she is really kind and friendly, she treats others nicely especially Leonard by who they are and not by their appearances or looks. She and her parents (who are very doting and wealthy) also live in a regular house, strangely.
* TheScapeGoat: Leonard is always blamed, punished, and/or beat up for things that are really Spot/Scott's fault.
* SueDonym: Sort of -- Spot blurts out his real name, but Mrs. Helperman mishears it as "Scott" and he decides that, yes, that sounds like a perfectly normal name for a human boy (and basically says so in as many words).
* TeachersOutOfSchool: As the title implies, the teacher is Scott's owner and Leonard's mother, which means they see their teacher out of school all the time.
* ThickLineAnimation: In some of the ToonCity episodes.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: In the movie, [[LovableCoward Mr. Jolly]] doesn't do anything productive in the adventure until Dr. Krank is turned into a mouse.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Pretty Boy and Mr. Jolly
** Also Chelsey and Kelsey and Dennis and Adele in TheMovie.
* TransNature: A dog who wants to be a boy.
* ValentinesDayEpisodes: "Taint Valentine's Day"
* VillainSong: "I, Ivan Krank" from TheMovie.
* VocalEvolution: Leonard's voice got a little lower as the show went on, as he was voiced by a real kid (His voice actor, Shaun Fleming, was twelve when production began in 1999 and was sixteen when production on the movie was completed in 2003)
* WhamEpisode: TheMovie could qualify as this for the series.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Leslie's hair is a dark blue shade, and Emma has robin's egg blue hair.
** Applies to the animals as well: Spot is primarily blue, and Talullah is mainly pink.
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