YMMV / Teacher's Pet

  • Adaptation Displacement: The movie, despite not being very well known, is still more well-known than the television series. It doesn't help that it's the only part of the series that was released on VHS and DVD (Aside from the series premiere episode included on the DVD as a bonus).
  • Awesome Music:
    • The background music for this show ran the gamut, from Classical to Gospel.
    • Every song in the movie.
  • Broken Base: Gary Baseman's art. There are those who find it to translate well into television, some who find it rather average, and even some who find it to be pure Uncanny Valley.
  • Canon Fodder: What happened to Leonard's dad?
  • Deader Than Disco: Was a huge hit on Disney's One Saturday Morning block and was popular enough to receive a theatrical movie. Once it ended, however, Disney swept it under the rug, gave it no home video release and otherwise ensured that it would vanish from the face of the earth. It did (Mainly In America), but occasionally airs in Guatemala and Malaysia is currently re-airing the second season in English.
  • Completely Different Title:
    • French: Scott
    • German: Klassenhund (Class Dog)
    • Greek: Spot, to oneiro enos skylou (Spot, the Dream of a Dog)
    • Polish: Pupilek (Teacher's Pet)
    • Portuguese: O Cãozinho Esperto (The Smart Doggy)
    • Portuguese: Este Cão é um Craque (This Dog is an Ace)
    • Russian: Любимчик (The Pet)
    • Spanish: La Mascota de la Clase (The Pet of the Class)
    • Swedish: En jycke i klassen (A Pooch in Class)
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The show has a bit of a following in Russia.
  • Heartwarming Moments:
    • In 'Dogfight', while the 4th graders are understandably disappointed that Scott and Leonard lost a basketball game to the 5th graders by one point, no one chastises them for it. The cool kids even congratulate them on their near victory.
    Leonard: Wow, we almost beat them. Who would had thought that losing would feel this good?
    Scott: I gotta admit, it's a new one on me.
    • "It's The Season Of Love"
    • After Spot's "Squeeky Burger Toy" is accidentally sold at the Helperman's yard sale, both Pretty Boy and Mr. Jolly feel bad about Spot's dilemma decide to buy him a new one online after they both obtained money from selling stuff online. It doubles a funny moment when they both try to outbid each other at separate times, not knowing that they're both trying to buy it (thinking that the other would be too selfish to use their money to help Spot)
    Pretty Boy: Spot, my canine compadre, your Squeeky Burger Toy is as good as replaced.
    • "A Boy Needs a Dog" from the movie. The reprise takes it Up to Eleven.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In the movie, Leslie mentions that she has a Granny Smith who owns an apple farm.
    • Also in the movie, one of the lines in "Proud to Be a Dog" when mentioning that everything needs something else, with one of them being "Or a princess, a frog". When this line is sung, it shows Cinderella about to kiss a frog, which never happened in Cinderella. Five years later, The Princess and the Frog was released.
  • Hollywood Homely: Apparently, Leonard is viewed as being ugly to some of the other kids. Though aside from having a chubbier build, he doesn't look much different from the others.
  • Moe: Puppy!Spot
    • Emma
  • Older Than They Think: A dog disguises himself as a boy and tries to fit in at school? KaBlam! did it first with the short Stewy the Dogboy, which was planned to be made into a full series. However while both shows were pitched to their respective networks around the same time (1999), the pilot for Stewy the Dogboy ended up airing first. Disney greenlit Teacher's Pet before Nick could do the same for Stewy; thus causing the latter to be shelved.
  • Periphery Demographic: A lot of adults watched the show as much as kids did.
  • Puppy Love: Leonard's crush on Leslie
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: The kittens in "A Few Good Boys"
    • The first time "A Boy Needs a Dog" is sung in the movie parodies these kinds of Disney scenes for all its' worth.
    • The puppies in "The Blight Before Christmas".
  • Tear Jerker: A good amount of the movie is this, mixed with Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?
  • The Woobie: Leonard due to his life as the Scape Goat, Parental Neglect, being unloved, his I Just Want to Have Friends persona, and everyone humiliating him senseless.