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* GoldDigger: In "Marriage Madness", the butcher's new business partner tries to marry Mrs. Davis for her money. It seems as if he's been often married, starting with the time in school he ran off with his French teacher.
-->'''Miss Brooks''': If he had said English teacher, I would have screamed!

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* TheyDo: At the end of TheMovie GrandFinale, Miss Brooks marries Mr. Boynton.

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** Mrs. Davis believes tea leaves to be a reliable method of telling the future. Most notably, in [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Mrs. Davis Reads Tea Leaves"]], Mrs. Davis' dresses up as gypsy to read Miss Brooks' tea leaves. Her predictions appear to come true . . . until HilarityEnsues.
** Mrs. Davis also reads tea leaves in the radio episodes "The Weighing Machine" and "Friendship" to varying results. In "Weighing Machine", Mrs. Davis' reading is prompted by the need to double check a fortune Miss Brooks' receives from a penny weighing machine. Here, the readings turn out to be correct . . . but not in the way Mrs. Davis or Miss Brooks expects.
** Mrs. Davis switches to playing cards in the [[TheMovie cinematic]] [[GrandFinale series finale]]. However, Mrs. Davis simply uses the cards as a device to reveal Mr. Boynton's intention to Miss Brooks, in spite of having previously been pledged to secrecy.

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* ClothingSwitch: In "Madison Country Club", Miss Brooks spills breakfast on her dress. She borrows a dress belonging to her elderly landlady Mrs. Davis. A kind gesture by Mrs. Davis, but Miss Brooks ends up going to school looking absurd. HilarityEnsues.


* AlmostKiss: In "Magic Christmas Tree", Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton almost kiss under the mistletoe. Unfortunately, Mr. Boynton [[SneezeOfDoom sneezes]] as he's allergic to mistletoe. Later, Mr. Boynton kisses Miss Brooks under the influence of [[ItMakesSenseInContext the magic christmas tree]]. [[spoiler: However, it turns out both the AlmostKiss and the kiss were AllJustADream. The actual BigDamnKiss doesn't take place under midway through TheMovie GrandFinale, although Miss Brooks would steal a few minor kisses over the course of the series]]

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* AlmostKiss: In "Magic Christmas Tree", Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton almost kiss under the mistletoe. Unfortunately, Mr. Boynton [[SneezeOfDoom sneezes]] as he's allergic to mistletoe. Later, Mr. Boynton kisses Miss Brooks under the influence of [[ItMakesSenseInContext the magic christmas tree]]. [[spoiler: However, it turns out both the AlmostKiss and the kiss were AllJustADream. The actual BigDamnKiss TheBigDamnKiss doesn't take place under midway through TheMovie GrandFinale, although Miss Brooks would steal a few minor kisses over the course of the series]]



* [[TheBigDamnKiss The Big Darn Kiss]]: In TheMovie GrandFinale, Mr. Boynton is jealous of Miss Brooks spending time with millionaire Lawrence Nolan. Wondering how he can compete with a millionaire, Miss Brooks suggests that "a good offense is the best defense." Mr. Boynton is initially [[ObliviousToLove clueless as per normal]]. Suddenly, he has a EurekaMoment, his eyes lights up, goes back to the Mrs. Davis' door and passionately kisses Miss Brooks. [[WhamShot Something he hadn't had nerve to do for the previous eight years of radio or eight years of television.]]

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* [[TheBigDamnKiss The Big Darn Kiss]]: TheBigDamnKiss: In TheMovie GrandFinale, Mr. Boynton is jealous of Miss Brooks spending time with millionaire Lawrence Nolan. Wondering how he can compete with a millionaire, Miss Brooks suggests that "a good offense is the best defense." Mr. Boynton is initially [[ObliviousToLove clueless as per normal]]. Suddenly, he has a EurekaMoment, his eyes lights up, goes back to the Mrs. Davis' door and passionately kisses Miss Brooks. [[WhamShot Something he hadn't had nerve to do for the previous eight years of radio or eight years of television.]]

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* FairyTaleWeddingDress: In TheMovie GrandFinale to the series, Miss Brooks pictures herself in one as she fantasizes about marriage to Mr. Boynton. [[spoiler: Miss Brooks finally gets her man at the end of the film]]

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* RedScare: A few times it was PlayedForLaughs by DeadpanSnarker Miss Brooks.
** In "Walter's Radio", after Mr. Boynton makes a non-committal statement about the weather, Miss Brooks snarks:
--> '''Miss Brooks''': There's a statement you won't be investigated for."
** In "The Cafeteria Strike", Walter Denton starts a student petition against the terrible food in the school cafeteria:
-->'''Walter Denton''' (reading the petition): Whereas and to wit . . . .
-->'''Miss Brooks''': That's pretty strong language, isn't it? A little on the pink side . . . .

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* IAmVeryBritish: The visiting English headmaster in "Hello, Mr. Chips".

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* ChineseLaborer: In "Two Way Stretch", in order to save a FawltyTowersPlot from going off the rails, Miss Brooks pretends to be secretly married to Mr. Conklin. She claims the reason the marriage was secret was that she entered the country illegally in company with "Oriental labourers". It MakesSenseInContext.


* GiftOfTheMagiPlot: In "Easter Parade", Miss Brooks works during her Spring Break in order in earn money so she can accompany Mr. Boynton to the Easter Parade in a new dress. Meanwhile, Mr. Boynton's working to earn money for a new suit to wear when he takes Miss Brooks to the Easter Parade. Due to TaxDeductions, Miss Brooks doesn't earn enough for the new dress. Mrs. Davis lends her the extra money, Miss Brooks doesn't learn the money is actually coming from Mr. Boynton. Mr. Boynton no longer has enough money for the new suit. Miss Brooks' new dress is messed up when she accidently sits on a couple of Easter Eggs Mrs. Davis hid under the sofa cushions. So she too goes to the parade in her old dress of which she's positively ashamed. Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton both enjoy a CrowningMomentofHeartwarming as a result.

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* GiftOfTheMagiPlot: In "Easter Parade", Miss Brooks works during her Spring Break in order in earn money so she can accompany Mr. Boynton to the Easter Parade in a new dress. Meanwhile, Mr. Boynton's working to earn money for a new suit to wear when he takes Miss Brooks to the Easter Parade. Due to TaxDeductions, Miss Brooks doesn't earn enough for the new dress. Mrs. Davis lends her the extra money, Miss Brooks doesn't learn the money is actually coming from Mr. Boynton. Mr. Boynton no longer has enough money for the new suit. Miss Brooks' new dress is messed up when she accidently sits on a couple of Easter Eggs Mrs. Davis hid under the sofa cushions. So she too goes to the parade in her old dress of which she's positively ashamed. Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton both enjoy a CrowningMomentofHeartwarming SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} as a result.



* GrayRainOfDepression: In "The Pet Shop", a misunderstanding means that Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton are likely to stand one another up for their date. At the last moment, Miss Brooks decides to go wait for Mr. Boynton outside the pet shop as promised. Miss Brooks waits, likely in vain, as a grey rain of depression falls. [[spoiler: In a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, Mr. Boynton also cannot stay away, and the misunderstanding is cleared. The rain likewise clears, and Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton go out on their date.]]

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* GrayRainOfDepression: In "The Pet Shop", a misunderstanding means that Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton are likely to stand one another up for their date. At the last moment, Miss Brooks decides to go wait for Mr. Boynton outside the pet shop as promised. Miss Brooks waits, likely in vain, as a grey rain of depression falls. [[spoiler: In a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}, Mr. Boynton also cannot stay away, and the misunderstanding is cleared. The rain likewise clears, and Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton go out on their date.]]



** To Mrs. Davis, zany schemes are old hat. Perhaps her MomentOfAwesome, at least as far as zany schemes go, occurs in the [[TheMovie cinematic]] [[GrandFinale series finale]]. Mrs. Davis brings about Miss Brooks' HappilyEverAfter through some clever manipulation of Mr. Boynton and his mother.

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** To Mrs. Davis, zany schemes are old hat. Perhaps her MomentOfAwesome, SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, at least as far as zany schemes go, occurs in the [[TheMovie cinematic]] [[GrandFinale series finale]]. Mrs. Davis brings about Miss Brooks' HappilyEverAfter through some clever manipulation of Mr. Boynton and his mother.


* FamilyBusiness Mrs. Nestor's private elementary school in the last television season. Mrs. Nestor is principal, [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute her sister (also named Mrs. Nestor) become the new principal,]] her brother Munsee is vice principal.

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* FamilyBusiness FallingInLoveMontage: PlayedForLaughs. Mr. Boynton takes Miss Brooks to the zoo, where they feed an elephant mother and her baby. Then Miss Brooks lures Mr. Boynton away from the zoo, to a sale on furniture in the ''Sherry's Department Store'' window, as a way of suggesting matrimony. Mr. Boynton again starts taking Miss Brooks again to the zoo, where a camera fade shows how much the baby elephant had grown in a couple years.
--> '''Miss Brooks (narrating)''': Ours was not the fastest romance in history, but it took no time to develop into one of the slowest.
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Mrs. Nestor's private elementary school in the last television season. Mrs. Nestor is principal, [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute her sister (also named Mrs. Nestor) become the new principal,]] her brother Munsee is vice principal.
** ''The Madison Express'', the Madison daily newspaper owned by Lawrence Nolan. He expects his son Gary to run the paper after he retires.

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* TheSlacker: Walter Denton is an early example, although intelligent about ''some'' things, he's BookDumb, constantly taking shortcuts in his studies, once mentions he keeps his room a mess, and tries to minimize the time he spends in school or actually doing school work.

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* TheToothHurts: In "Mr. Conklin is Honored", Conklin loses several teeth when repeatedly hit on the head. The hits on the head weren't maliciously intended, but meant to cure a case of EasyAmnesia he had foolishly faked earlier in the episode.

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* TrapDoor: In "Sneeky Peepers", a copy of Rodin's "The Kiss" is ordered by mistake. Mr. Conklin orders the offending statue to be covered by a tarpaulin until it can be returned. Walter Denton even installs a trap door to catch anyone [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin sneaking up to the statue to take a peep]]. It turns out, by the end of the day, Miss Brooks, Mr. Boynton, Mr. Conklin, Mr. Stone [[WhatAnIdiot and Walter Denton himself]] have fallen through the trap door and are trapped in a vacant (and locked) storage room in the basement.

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