Follow TV Tropes


Awesome / Back to School

Go To

  • Thornton recites "Do not go gentle into that good night" from memory as part of his English final. What does that poem mean to him? It means he don't take shit from nobody!
  • Thorn and Diane return from their date to find Phillip waxing his tiny roadster in preparation to take her out for the evening:
    Phillip: I don't believe this!
    Diane: Perhaps it's a dream... Goodnight, Phillip!
    Thorn: Hey, nice job! How much do you charge for big cars?
    • Dr. Barbay, you just got got.
  • The Triple Lindy dive he pulls off that wins the competition for his school.
  • Thornton turning the tables on Dr. Barbay in his first class, pointing out all kinds of practical concerns that his lesson plan for building a theoretical business leaves out and showing he really does know his stuff in his chosen field. You can see several kids sitting behind Thorn taking notes while he's explaining.

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: