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{{Sitcom}} starring Eve Arden which ran on Creator/{{CBS}} radio (1948-57) and television (1952-56). The series concluded with a [[TheMovie movie]] adaptation in 1956.

The title character is Connie Brooks, a benevolent, wisecracking English teacher at Madison High School who deals with her surrounding cast of characters including her overbearing principal Osgood Conklin, her cheerful but not-so-studious pupil Walter Denton, her landlady Mrs. Davis, and her desired love interest, biology teacher Philip Boynton.

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This show provides examples of:
* AbsentMindedProfessor: Mr. Boynton
* AgelessBirthdayEpisode: ''The Birthday Bag'' on television, ''The Surprise Party'' on the radio.
* BettyAndVeronica: Miss Enright was another, more glamorous English teacher who competed with Miss Brooks for Boynton's affection.
* BirthdayEpisode: Again, ''The Birthday Bag'' on T.V., ''The Surprise Party'' on the radio.
* BookDumb: Walter
* BornInTheSaddle: Tex Barton, a teenaged cowboy who makes a few radio appearances.
* CatchPhrase: Walter's "Hiya, Miss Brooks!", Conklin's "...now GO" when trying to get rid of someone.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Mrs. Davis. She sometimes forgets what she's saying in the middle of a sentence.
* ComicBookAdaptation: Dell adapted the movie into comic book form.
* CoolOldLady: Mrs. Davis.
* CordonBleughChef: Mrs. Davis is creative with her recipes.
* CovertGroup: Miss Brooks becomes involved in secret activity a few times through the course of the series. One of the most memorable was in ''Red River Valley'', where Miss Brooks, Mr. Boynton and Walter Denton meet secretly to rehearse for a job with the hillbilly troupe led by the eponymous deacon.
* DamnedByFaintPraise: A ''Snap'' magazine reporter "compliments" Miss Brooks' clothes: "That's a very nice suit...One can tell at a glance that it's worn you for years."
* DeadpanSnarker: Miss Brooks is one of the queens of this trope, as are many of Eve Arden's characters in other works.
* DeanBitterman: Mr. Conklin
* DelayedReaction: Mr. Conklin does this often for comedic effect.
* DontExplainTheJoke: Mr. Boynton tells terrible jokes, sometimes he has to do this to find the humor to begin with.
* TheDoorSlamsYou: Miss Brooks does this to Mr. Conklin a few times, by accident of course. It usually results in Miss Brooks breaking Mr. Conklin's glasses.
* DreamSequence: Usually with Brooks dreaming about Boynton sweeping her off her feet or in some magical fairy tale, then the alarm clock ruins it all.
* DumbJock [=/=] DumbMuscle: Stretch Snodgrass
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Walter has at least once said Mr. Boynton is "tall, dark, handsome..." as well as "Boy, is he good looking!"
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Stretch Snodgrass' real name is "Fabian."
* EntertaininglyWrong: Happens several times. From Miss Brooks' perspective, the events of ''The Wrong Mrs. Boynton'' and ''Mrs. Davis Reads Tea Leaves'' are particularly infamous!
* EverythingsBetterWithCows: In ''Cow in Closet'', Miss Brooks has to hide one from Mr. Conklin.
* FairyTaleEpisode: ''Cinderella for a Day''. A mysterious shoe salesman lends Miss Brooks a custom-made gold slipper until midnight. Miss Brooks is treated to several Cinderella-style presents, from the same mysterious donor, that allow her to attend the masquerade ball at the country club in style. [[spoiler: It turns out the shoe salesman was a millionaire gambler who had placed a bet with a expert shoemaker that he could find a feet that would perfectly fit the custom made slippers. The gifts were partly his reward to Miss Brooks, and partly for laughs.]]
* FillItWithFlowers: In ''Poetry Mix-Up'', Mr. Boynton advises Miss Brooks to request some flowers from the school nursery, in order to brighten up her dreary classroom.
* FollowInMyFootsteps: What Lawrence Nolan expects of his son Gary in the film.
* GrandFinale: TheMovie in 1956.
* HighSchool
* HintDropping: Miss Brooks drops plenty of hints for Mr. Boynton. He rarely catches on, at least not until [[TheMovie the movie]].
* HotScientist: Biology teacher Philip Boynton.
* IncomingHam: Mr. Conklin.
* {{Jingle}}: The show's sponsors had some pretty catchy ones:
** "Brush your teeth with Colgate/Colgate dental cream/It cleans your breath (what a toothpaste)/While it cleans your teeth."
** "Dream girl, dream girl/Beautiful Luster Cream girl/You owe your crowning glory to/A Luster Cream shampoo." (This one was set to the tune of "Toyland" from ''Theatre/BabesInToyland''.)
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: ''Our Miss Brooks'' was a winner in the Neilson's ratings during its 1952-1956 television run, however only the episodes ''Home Cooked Meal'' and ''The Big Jump'' have been released on ''legitimate'' [[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MV9O1I/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1/190-5559515-4643729?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_r=0XZXZW888DFEC9EGE2RS&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=1944687462&pf_rd_i=B00347AIP8 DVD]]. Happily averted with the radio episodes (1948-1956), which have lapsed into public domain and are available online. Also averted with [[TheMovie the movie]], which is available from the [[http://www.wbshop.com/product/our+miss+brooks+1000179821.do Warner Brother's Archive Collection]] and occasionally airs on Turner Classic Movies.
* KindheartedCatLover: Mrs. Davis.
* LargeHam: Mr. Conklin
* LastNameBasis: Brooks, Boynton, and Conklin always address each other formally, even outside of school.
* LivingLegend: Two, at least:
** In ''The Big Game'', there's former high school football star "Snakehips", whose high score in the big game won him a job as a vice-president.
** In ''Safari O'Tool'' there's Mrs. Davis's beau, a famous jungle explorer. [[spoiler: He's a fraud.]]
* LonelyRichKid: Gary Nolan in the movie.
* LongList: Usually when Mrs. Davis describes recipe ingredients.
* MakeAnExampleOfThem: There's a reason Miss Brooks considers Mr. Conklin to be dictator of Madison High!
-->Miss Brooks: Having expected a one way trip to Devilís Island, I thought the punishment Mr. Conklin meted out was comparatively just. However, it was just after 7:00 that evening when I got home.
* MasqueradeBall: Not one, but two:
** In ''The Festival'', a masquerade festival is being held in a park near Madison High School.
** The masquerade in ''Cinderella for a Day'' is a swankier event, a dance held at the local country club.
* TheMovie: in 1956
* NoIndoorVoice: Mr. Conklin
* ObliviousToLove: Mr. Boynton
* OnionTears: In the episode "Tears for Mr. Boynton," Mrs. Davis advises Miss Brooks that she has to appear more vulnerable to attract Mr. Boynton. Mrs. Davis hides onions in Miss Brooks' purse.
* OnlyChildSyndrome: Walter Denton and Harriet Conklin. In the movie, Mr. Boynton is implied to be an only child as well.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Stretch (Fabian) Snodgrass, and his brother Bones (Winston).
* QuotingMyself: Walter Denton uses fake quotes from time to time.
-->Walter Denton: It's as the saying goes, "When love enters the heart, appetite flees the stomach."
-->Miss Brooks: Who said that?
-->Walter Denton: I don't know. I guess it's anonymous.
-->Miss Brooks: [[DeadpanSnarker It deserves to be.]]
* ReadingIsCoolAesop: As an English teacher, Miss Brooks is normally all in favour of reading. However, the trope is subverted in ''Bones, Son of Cyrano'', where Mr. Boynton breaks a date with Miss Brooks to read the rest of ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac''. Miss Brooks had advised Mr. Boynton to read it in the first place in the hope it would make him less ObliviousToLove!
* {{Retool}}: In the fourth season of the TV series, Madison High was razed to make room for a freeway, Miss Brooks and Mr. Conklin went to work for a private school, and Walter and Harriet disappeared from the show along with Mr. Boynton (although the latter would [[TheBusCameBack eventually return]]).
** CanonDiscontinuity was the result. The radio program continued at Madison High as per usual. TheMovie also ignored the fourth season of the TV series.
* RoadTripPlot: ''Game at Clay City''.
* RunningGag: many, including Mr. Conklin's [[SneezeOfDoom huge sneezes]] and the 'glug' greeting of Boynton's pet frog [=McDougal=]. Miss Brooks' car was always in the shop (see WomenDrivers for the reason of the week).
* SeriesGoal: From day one, Miss Brooks wants to marry oblivious Mr. Boynton.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Walter, which makes him sound much more intelligent than he really is.
* SingleEpisodeHandicap: In ''Marinated Hearing''. Walter Denton sets off an old cannon from the Spanish-American War. Mr. Conklin's standing too close, and suffers from temporary deafness as a result.
* SneezeOfDoom: Mr. Conklin has some whoppers. The TV version of the sneezes had powerful fans blow objects all over the set.
* SoundToScreenAdaptation
* SurpriseParty: ''The Birthday Bag'' and ''The Surprise Party''. Miss Brooks' friends plan a surprise party at the Conklin's house. Unfortunately, Miss Brooks turns up an hour too early [[HilarityEnsues . . . .]]
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Happened a few times:
** Stretch Snodgrass was substituted with his brother Bones in several first and second season episodes of the TV Series. The actor who played Stretch, Leonard Smith, wasn't available.
** Mrs. Winona Nestor was replaced by her sister, Mrs. Ruth Nestor, in the fourth season of the TV series. The actress playing Winona, Nana Bryant, left the show after only a couple of appearances.
** The temporary replacement of Mrs. Davis, with her sister Angela, for a few episodes in the third season of the TV series and contemporaneous radio program. Jane Morgan, the actress who played Mrs. Davis, had suffered a stroke (fortunately, she made a quick and full recovery).
*** This counts as a subversion. The character of Angela had often been mentioned on the radio program, and was eventually portrayed by Jesselyn Fax on both radio and television. The two sisters appeared side-by-side in several episodes.
* TwoTeacherSchool: Brooks and Boynton; there was also Brooks' rival Miss Enright and occasional visits from other teachers.
* UnableToSupportAWife: [[spoiler: At the start of the film. Mr. Boynton's saving money and hoping for a promotion so he can propose to (and support) Miss Brooks]].
* UnreliableNarrator: Sometimes done for laughs in the introductory narration on the radio. This would always prompt a quick correction by [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan snarker]] Miss Brooks.
* UnwantedGlassesPlot: In ''The Dancer'', Miss Brooks goes to an optometrist after Mr. Conklin accuses her of needing glasses. She borrows a pair of glasses to see their effect on Mr. Boynton. He compliments her on how ''mature'' she looks. So much for any chance of Miss Brooks wearing glasses!
* WealthyYachtOwner: Lawrence Nolan, in the film. He owns a luxurious motor yacht, ''The Paradise''.
* WhyAreYouLookingAtMeLikeThat: Walter Denton says it in the episode ''Two Way Stretch''. He walks into Mr. Conklin's office, after Miss Brooks and Mr. Conklin discuss a plan to have someone imitate student athlete Stretch Snodgrass.
* WhyWasteAWedding: In the episode ''June Bride''. Mr. Leblanc's proxy wedding gets cancelled. Mr. Boynton suggest they don't waste the arrangements, nor the judge. Does he finally propose to, and marry, Miss Brooks? No. [[FacePalm It's a great opportunity for a square dance!]]
* WildWilderness: Lake Oo Oo Me Me Tocoludi Gucci Moo Moo, in the episode of the same name.
* WithThisRing: The movie ends with Boynton finally proposing to Brooks.
* WritingLines: Happens at the end of ''Letter from the Education Board''. Mr. Conklin has Walter, Stretch, Mr. Boynton and Miss Brooks stay after school writing "Our principal is the best principal that any school ever had."
* WomenDrivers: Miss Brooks' car is always broken down or damaged in some way, forcing her to take lifts in [[TheAllegedCar Walter's jalopy]]. She is portrayed as someone who doesn't pay the best attention on the road, sometimes barely missing pedestrians by swerving and hitting something on the side of the road.
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