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?
  • Cult Classic: To quote Pan Pizza of RebelTaxi: "No offense to all three fans Teacher's Pet"
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The show has a bit of a following in Russia.
  • 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.
    • In the episode "A Dog For All Seasons", Spot tries to figure out what kind of holiday dogs celebrate by going to a librarian, where she notes that she can't find any for dogs as Spot notes there are stories for other animals. This episode was released on December 16th, 2000, while Olive the Other Reindeer (a TV special about a dog conveniencing Santa and his crew to fly with her as a replacement "Reindeer") was released on December 17th, 1999 (And the book was released originally in 1997).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: After having small cameos throughout the first season, it's revealed Principal Strickler's cat Tallulah not only can talk like the other animals in the show, but also subtly implies that she knows about Spot's alter ego as Scott Leadready II. Outside of the following episode where she talks again onscreen, she never speaks throughout season two.
    • Mrs. Helperman never finding out the Scott is actually Spot; although it's played around a few times.
    Mrs. Helperman: Say... wouldn't it be fascinating if somehow a dog could transform himself into a little bo- Well (Laughs a bit) I'm not going to give away my best ideas for science fiction short stories.
  • 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.