YMMV / Bad Education

The Film

The Jack Whitehall Comedy

  • Fridge Horror:
    • When Pickwell saves the school from bankruptcy in the Series 2 finale, it is with money left to her by her German consort the Beast of Bergendorf. Specifically "the gold he stashed in Switzerland". That's right. Abbey Grove is now financed with Nazi Gold. Though this is lessened slightly by Fraser losing it at all by investing it in his Dolce and Gabanter clothing range at the start of Series 3.
    • In the ‘School Trip’ episode, fifteen-year-old Chantelle mentions having been dumped by her boyfriend Finley after he told her he loved her so she would sleep with him. Later on, we find out that Rosie’s blind date - who is explicitly said to be 23 - is none other than Finley himself. This means that, unless he was lying on his dating profile (unlikely, judging from his appearance and the fact that he drives a car), Finley committed statutory rape on Chantelle. He is never shown getting in trouble for this.
  • Memetic Mutation: "ILLEGAL, CHANTELLE."
  • Nightmare Fuel: Alfie's face after diving in due to his allergy to chlorine, is not pleasant to say the least.
  • Tear Jerker: The ending to Series 3, especially when Alfie, alone in the classroom, bursts into tears after viewing the slideshow the kids left for him.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Pickwell is mistaken for a lad when she overdoes "it with her make-up and her suit, and her dick" to impress Mr Humpage and get a job at Middleton House.

The Sitcom's Film Adaptation

  • Ass Pull: Joe having a tracking chip in his neck is only mentioned once and introduced solely as a Deus ex Machina to allow the police, Susan; and Rosie, Fraser, and Martin to find out that Alfie and the CLA are at Pennlaven Castle.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The scenes where Susan is drugged, smuggled to France against her will, and then hitches a lift back to England in a lorry full of illegal immigrants are considerably less funny than intended thanks to the film’s release coinciding with one of the worst migrant crises of the modern age.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Pasco crosses it when he uses Alfie to bomb Atticus Hoye’s house and just keeps going further away from it from that point on.
    • Alfie drugging Susan, and getting Mitchell and Pasco to smuggle her to France.
    • The reveal that Susan had Joe implanted with a tracking chip during his appendectomy.
  • Special Effect Failure: The prosthetic scrotum used in the scene where Alfie is dared to teabag a swan isn’t particularly convincing.
    • The green screen effects when Alfie is dangling from the helicopter after Rosie, Fraser, and Martin carry out a Gunship Rescue.
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