* AdaptationDisplacement: The anime is ''vastly'' more remembered than the original manga on which it is based. There were also multiple live-action movies, some with high-profile casts.
* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Obviously, the main point of this series was fanservice so it's easy to overlook the fact that the show involved episodes about a HauntedHouse, SeaMonster, and more than a few episodes where Machiko and her students [[TheyFightCrime take on criminals]].
* FridgeHorror: The students rarely get punished for groping, flipping skirts, and undressing women (it's not always Machiko). What will these boys turn into when they get older?
** Worse still when you realize that one of the major complaints about the show were that students were emulating the kids in real life.
* FridgeLogic: You would think she would stop wearing skirts after the twentieth time they are flicked up.
** Not only that, but if she has to stand up in front of a crowd (school play, PTA meeting, fashion show, etc.), Kenta will make sure she's naked in front of as many people as possible. You'd think she would stop getting up on stage anywhere.
** Also, every episode deals with the faculty and students traveling to exotic locations, getting involved in weird mysteries, or getting involved in grand schemes. One has to wonder when they found the time to actually teach/receive an education.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: This series is one of the UrExamples of {{ecchi}} anime. As a result, it can seem rather tame as the genre has spent the intervening 35+ years pushing the envelope as far as it can go. Unlike its successors and despite the series's nudity, there's surprisingly little sexual in nature about it -- ''Miss Machiko'' is at its core a typical children's cartoon of the era… that somehow revolves around the female protagonist having her breasts and/or butt exposed, odd as that may sound.
* ValuesDissonance: ''Hoo boy.'' A show where the main female protagonist (sometimes along with her underage female students) is a constant victim of what today would be classed as sexual assault, along with humiliation public and private thanks to her male students, who are rarely punished for their actions because the headmaster waves it off with "Boys will be boys", and it's all PlayedForLaughs? Even in the much more sexist Reagan/Thatcher era, there's no way this show could have ever made it out of Japan.
** Even more dissonant in TheNewTens thanks to the [=#MeToo=] Movement and a near-constant drumbeat of powerful men losing their positions (and sometimes standing trial and going to prison) after women come forward to accuse them of sexual misconduct. It's supremely ironic that at the exact moment when women across the world are saying "No More!" and demanding more respect, ''Miss Machiko'' '''finally''' gets an official English translation. One wonders what will happen when/if the 3rd-wavers learn about this show – a glorious explosion of matter and antimatter comes to mind. Hopefully also the Streisand Effect. One could also see this show as a breath of fresh air in an ultra-serious era, a look into a time where you ''could'' laugh. After all, cartoons aren't real.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: A ''Kids' show!'' about 12/13-year-olds sexually molesting their teacher, who can't keep her clothing on or [[ClothingDamage intact]] for more than a few hours. In reality it is somewhat tame by modern standards, although the ParentalBonus is blatant.
** 1980s Japan simply didn't care about nipples as much; indeed also the female students are involved in fanservice scenes despite their age (see also: ''Manga/DragonBall'', ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'', ''Anime/EsperMami''...).
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