* DorkAge: The fourth season of the TV series.
* NearlyNormalAnimal : Type three, Almost Normal Animals.
** Mrs. Davis' cat Minera and Mr. Boynton's frog Mcdougall are, on occasion, much smarter than your average cat or frog.
** In the radio episode "The Frog" Miss Brooks receives a call from a tom cat meowing for Minerva.
** When Minerva has kittens, her "husband" Tim is with Miss Brooks and Mrs. Davis in the vet's waiting room. He faints when he's told he's the father of six.
* RepressiveButEfficient: Miss Brooks is justified in calling Mr. Conklin "dictator" of Madison High School. However, for the most part, the school seems to operate well nonetheless.