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Wacky Homeroom

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The Wacky Homeroom occurs when there are students, all in one class, that have distinctly quirky personalities, such as Alpha Bitch, Brainless Beauty, etc. The students may make up the Five-Man Band archetype, or perhaps many of them will be Cloudcuckoolanders with an Only Sane Man thrown in to represent the audience and/or contrast all the wackiness.

If there's some focus on the teacher, expect to see Sensei-chan, the Absentminded Professor, and/or the Misplaced Kindergarten Teacher heading up the group. Either way, hijinks usually ensue.

Rule of Funny and/or Rule of Cool often applies.



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  • In The Beano, the Bash Street Kids all had distinct personalities. Of course, there were only 9 of them (or 10 if you count Cuthbert).
  • Peanuts fit this trope when they have scenes in school.

  • Discworld: Susan Sto Helit is a proper young woman, who is entirely sober and rational and will not stand for even the usual amounts of silliness that a child usually displays. When she becomes a teacher in Thief of Time, her class is extremely well-behaved and sensible. She just happens to take them on literal trips through time and space without ever leaving the classroom. Because she's Death's granddaughter. But she keeps her past so quiet that her employer is surprised even to find out that she is a Duchess. Having said that, a few students do have personalities that push them into Wacky Homeroom territory: Vincent the overachiever, Penelope the Brainless Beauty, and Jason the Enfant Terrible.
  • Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan takes place in a high school that, among other things, have cheerleaders who do their routines on motorcycles.
  • During the late eighties, Scholastic had a YA book series called Homeroom. As it was Exactly What It Says on the Tin, it followed the misadventures of an 8th grade homeroom. It had all the stock YA characters: the Alpha Bitch, Jerk Jock, Cool Loser, The Cheerleader, etc.
  • The Worst Room In The School was set in an overcrowded, out-of-date K-8 school centered around fifth grade class held in a converted store-room off the gym.

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  • Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice
  • Persona 3 and Persona 4 both feature this, which is unsurprising, as both games feature a band of high school students secretly fighting monsters outside of muggle perception. Even not counting them, there's the pronounced tendency of both schools to hire Bunny-Ears Lawyer teachers.
  • The classroom this in The Magic School Bus video games to an even greater degree then in the books or the show. Rainforest doubles down by turning the classroom into a miniature tropical jungle when you complete the main Fetch Quest.
    Liz: Click around! Look for surprises!

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