Mr. Young is a Canadian teen sitcom made by YTV which debuted in 2011 about a teenaged prodigy named Adam Young who is teaching a high school science class. On the way, he runs into an old friend, gets hounded by a bully, falls in love with a student, and tries to convince the principal that he has valuable contributions to make to Finnegan High School.The show has become highly popular, is adored by YTV, and gets a LOT of crap past the radar.
A scene in Mr. DNA parallels an exchange from the first episode and acknowledges the episode Mr. Younger Man:
Mr. Slabinski: You're a kid.
Adam: Well, yes, but...
Mr. Slabinski: How old are you?
Adam: I'll be fifteen in March.
Mr. Slabinski: Wait, you mean you're only...
Mr. Slabinski: Fourteen?!
Adam: Wow. I guess the Fruit-Ball doesn't fall far from the tree.
Covert Pervert: Adam is generally more chivalrous than not (it's a children's show, after all) but sometimes dwells on things in a way that definitely crosses a line.
Echo: Will it be visible with the naked eye?
Adam: (spacing out) Naked... naked... naked.
When Adam finds out that Echo's career profile suggested she be a nurse, he daydreams of her in a short-skirted nurse's uniform and spends the rest of the episode doing ludicrous things to try and convince her to wear it.
"Freaky Friday" Flip: "Mr. Switch." Adam ends up in Echo's body, Echo in Derby's, Derby in Slab's, Slab in Ivy's, Ivy in Dang's and Dang in Adam's. Considering the show's usual track record, the implications of the body swaps are kept remarkably tame.
Well, they did have Adam-in-Echo's-body attempting to check out his/her own ass. And failing miserably.
Derby's restaurant Booties in "Mr. Elephant" has Ivy waiting tables in a tight shirt with the restaurant's name where Male Gaze was already going to be looking, not unlike a certain famous restaurant chain.
In "Mr. Picture Day," Echo's explanation of prom night is a bit suggestive.
Karma Houdini: Preston Pickles attempted to murder Derby, but hasn't seemed to have gained any comupance.
Long Hair Is Feminine: Adam tends to be very drawn to Echo's hair, having once asked her if he could cut off a lock to keep in his pocket. When his mind is swapped into her body, Adam/Echo stands there playing with Echo's hair with a vapid grin, saying "hair preeetty" until the other characters jog him out of it.
Magical Realism: Most of the time the show seems close enough to reality (or at least a crapsack reality), many of its more bizarre events being explained away by Adams very advanced inventions (most of which are at least theoretically possible), dream sequences or elaborate jokes played by others, Adam even dismisses the existence of magic as purely fictitious at least twice so far. However Mrs Byrne is somewhere in her thousands, Dang is able to move at superhumanly fast and even appear inside space and computer programs, several monsters do exist in this universe, including a giant Chicken and Cyclops, Adam and Echo met aliens in one episode, multiple times the cast seemingly and causally break the laws of reality and strange things occur in Finnegan High from supernatural creatures walking the halls to portals to underworld appearing for the sake of a joke.
Too Dumb to Live: Derby is an idiot, Mr. Tater is even more of an idiot, and Slab is utterly brain-dead, the latter two needing to check to verify their own names.
Echo, who is the smartest girl in Adam's class, while not stupid, but you'd think she would notice Adam likes her by now.
Somewhat justified, in that its made clear on several occasions she is quite gullible, and highly obvious (she often fails to see through paper thin disguises and doesn't notice clear implications of what she or others say.) So she's not as smart as some would say, she mealy seems to be smarter because she's surrounded by idiots.