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Teachers is a sitcom that aired on TV Land from 2016-2019. It focuses on a group of elementary school teachers portrayed by the improv group The Katydids:

  • Caroline Watson (Kate Lambert), an anal retentive hopeless romantic who teaches second grade
  • Mary Louise Bennigan (Katie O'Brien), a naive, deeply religious second grade teacher
  • AJ Feldman (Cate Freedman), a laid-back stoner who teaches third grade
  • Chelsea Snap (Katy Colloton), a vain, promiscuous fashionista who is obsessed with reality shows and teaches third grade
  • Cecilia Cannon (Caitlin Barlow), a free-spirited activist. Though she initially had a classroom of her own, she became an art teacher in the second season.
  • Deb Adler (Kathryn Renee Thomas), a cynical upper elementary teacher


Teachers has examples of the following tropes:

  • Absurdly Powerful School Jurisdiction: This drives the plot of "Bad Tweeter." Ms. Snap gets suspended after using an inappropriate word in a tweet, and the other teachers decide to fight for their right to have a life outside of school.
  • Actor Allusion: In "First Day Back," Ms. Bennigan talks about going to a garage sale in Nebraska. Then she says, "The Great Plains states have so much to offer." Katie O'Brien is originally from Omaha.
  • Air-Vent Passageway: In "Duct Duct Goose," one of Feldman's students climbs into the ceiling and crawls around in the ducts. Interestingly, he's not trying to get out of the building—he plans to just stay up there.
  • Almost Kiss: Ms. Watson and Principal Pearson are interrupted by a stray dog in "First Day Back."
  • Ambiguous Gender: When asked whether her partner Geode is a he or a she, Ms. Cannon replies "Yes." This is an entirely off-screen example—Geode never appears.
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  • Apathetic Teacher: Ms. Snap and Mrs. Adler both have shades of this. For Ms. Snap, it's because she's so wrapped up in her own problems; for Mrs. Adler, it's because of her persistent cynicism. At the end of the day, however, it's clear they do enjoy their jobs.
  • Ass Shove: At the beginning of "Jacob," Ms. Snap dares Ms. Bennigan to stick a bottle up her rectum.
  • As You Know: The terror Hell Class has inflicted on Fillmore is clearly common knowledge, but this doesn't stop the teachers from reminding each other of it.
  • Bi the Way: Ms. Cannon. It's first hinted at in "Drunk Kiss" and confirmed in "Thirty-One and Done."
  • A Bloody Mess: As part of her audition tape for The Bachelor, Ms. Snap pretends to slam Ms. Bennigan's head into the whiteboard; they use catsup to leave a streak of "blood." The kid manning the camera freaks out when she sees it.
  • Brick Joke: Partway through "The Last Day," Feldman says she put her "recorder-pipe" (a recorder she's modified so she can use it to smoke weed) in Ms. Watson's bag. Ms. Watson says she didn't bring a bag. Turns out the bag Feldman put it in was the "man sack" Marty has been carrying around with him. Pearson finds Marty with it and fires him on the spot.
  • The Bully:
    • Blake has a very brief stint as this in the pilot. He learns his lesson after a group of vigilante students start bullying him.
    • Mrs. Adler was bullied by Lauren Zellnek in high school. Among other things, she put feral pigs in her locker and forced her to take a shot from a Diva Cup.
    • In "Bad Tweeter," Camille starts insulting people after Ms. Feldman coaxes her out of her shell.
  • But Not Too White:
    • In "Picture Day," Ms. Snap applies self tanner with the aim of looking "intriguingly ethnically ambiguous."
    • Averted in "First Day Back"—the teachers are not impressed with the tan Principal Pearson got over the summer.
  • Catchphrase:
    • Principal Pearson's signature interjection is "Peas and rice!"
    • For the duration of "Hot Lunch," Ms. Bennigan has "Do the math, people!" She uses it as the punchline to every one of the bad jokes she's writing for her stand-up routine.
  • Caught Up in the Rapture: Ms. Bennigan often references Rapture Camp, which seems to be some kind of Christian summer camp. In "The Last Day," Ms. Snap asks Ms. Bennigan when it is. She replies, "From mid-July to August, or if the rapture comes, forever."
  • Chekhov's Gag:
    • At the beginning of "Picture Day," Ms. Watson mentions that Chardonnay and cough syrup are helping her cope with her traumatic breakup. At the end of the episode (after she's had a very rough day), she's seen sipping from a bottle of cough syrup.
    • The very first scene of "Stranger Danger" shows a total stranger walking into the teachers' lounge and borrowing Ms. Watson's mug. At the end of the episode, he and the mug reappear.
  • Chubby Chaser: Referenced in the pilot during Ms. Feldman's lesson on bullying.
    Student: Alison's mom is fat. Chuck's mom is fat. Brendan's mom is fat.
    Ms. Feldman: Alison, Chuck, and Brendan's dads like it like that. A lot of guys do.
  • Clown School: Principal Pearson spent a year in a French clown college. He claims it's considered an art form there.
  • Comically Missing the Point: In "Bad Tweeter," Ms. Cannon unveils a picture of Principal Pearson made up to look like Hitler. Everyone else is visibly shocked. Ms. Bennigan's reaction?
    "When did he shave his mustache?"
  • Companion Cube: Mrs. Adler has her dead cat professionally preserved and carries him around with her for most of "Getting Drilled."
  • Continuity Nod: One of Ms. Watson's second grade students from the first season appears in Ms. Feldman's third grade class in the second season.
  • Cool Big Sis: Ms. Bennigan sees Ms. Snap like this.
  • Cool Teacher: Feldman has a very unconventional teaching style and the kids love her for it.
  • Cure Your Gays: Ms. Bennigan's religion apparently promotes this:
    • In the pilot, she posits that bullying can sometimes be a good thing. The example she gives is that someone she knew in high school got called "the f word" every day—and now he's head pastor of his church.
    • Her friend Josiah got caught kissing boys at Rapture Camp and was sent to North Dakota to be cured.
  • Dating Service Disaster: Zig-zagged for Ms. Watson. In "First Day Back," she gets an account with a premium dating website which promises to reveal her soulmate. She is horrified when the site determines her soulmate is Principal Pearson. However, after they get to talking, she realizes they have a lot in common. They take a walk together and are about to share a tender kiss when a stray dog charges at them. She gets turned off when Principal Pearson blubbers like a coward and climbs up a tree to avoid being attacked by the dog. However, they still strike up a romantic relationship later in the series.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mrs. Adler always has a cutting remark at the ready that she delivers completely straight-faced.
  • Description Cut: After Ms. Snap is suspended in "Bad Tweeter," Ms. Bennigan laments to Principal Pearson that she must be suffering. Cut to Ms. Snap polishing off a glass of wine at an idyllic outdoor bar. A short time later, Ms. Bennigan says to her fellow teachers, "Think about poor Chelsea!" We immediately see a soused Ms. Snap gleefully offering to expose herself to the sommelier.
  • Designated Driver: In "Drunk Kiss" Ms. Bennigan says she often serves as this for Ms. Snap.
  • Dog Got Sent to a Farm: In "Picture Day," Ms. Watson tries to have a frank conversation with her second graders about pets dying. David, one of the students, says pets don't die—according to his mom, all of his hermit crabs went to "the farm."
  • Drink-Based Characterization: Ms. Bennigan is sometimes seen drinking milk at bars and restaurants, which emphasizes her naivete. She says in "The Last Day" that because she's hypoglycemic, alcohol makes her "goofy."
  • Drugs Are Good:
    • This is definitely Ms. Feldman's attitude. Marijuana seems to be her favorite, but others are referenced.
    • For a time Mrs. Adler and her husband hoarded ADD medication that she foraged from the lost and found.
  • Egging: Referenced in "Jacob." Ms. Cannon says when she was in middle school she refused to help egg someone's house because it was mean...and she was vegan.
  • Election Day Episode: "Snap Judgement" focuses on Ms. Snap running for School Council.
  • Embarrassing Cover-Up: In "First Day Back," Ms. Feldman forgot about the first day of school and is still in South Dakota that morning, so she teaches while she's driving back by face chatting on a tablet in the classroom. When Principal Pearson calls her on the intercom and says he needs her to bring down her attendance sheets, she tells him she has diarrhea and he backs off. She even lampshades this trope:
    Ms. Feldman: Life lesson, kids: nobody ever questions diarrhea.
  • Exact Words: In "First Day Back," people have been dumping trash outside Mrs. Adler's trailer-classroom all day. At one point, she tells a man, "Hey, you can't leave that bag here!" He promptly dumps the contents and takes the bag with him.
  • Excrement Statement: When Ms. Watson's ex's new girlfriend is subbing at Fillmore, Ms. Cannon defecates in her desk.
  • Fictional Counterpart:
    • Ms. Cannon once references a non-profit called Houses for Humans.
    • Enchanted Princesses on Ice seems to be the fictional version of Disney on Ice.
  • Fired Teacher: Downplayed.
    • Ms. Snap gets suspended for three days in "Bad Tweeter." This leads to Ms. Cannon staging a walk-out, which in turn gets her suspended. Then the other teachers ask her to help them organize a march. Principal Pearson gets wind of it, and Mrs. Adler, Ms. Feldman, Ms. Bennigan, and Ms. Watson wind up suspended as well.
    • In "Getting Drilled," all six teachers are put on probation after screwing up an evacuation procedure.
  • Food as Bribe: A roundabout variation—in "Duct Duct Goose," Ms. Feldman bribes her students with Wendy's coupons. She also offered Jason a fro-yo punch card (and three dollars) in exchange for coming out of the ceiling.
  • Foreign Queasine: Ms. Watson isn't thrilled by Ms. Cannon's yak butter tea.
  • Formerly Fat: When they were in high school, Lauren Zellnek nicknamed Mrs. Adler "Dumb Fatter." We aren't given any indication as to whether this was just idle bullying or if Mrs. Adler actually had a weight problem, but she does say it led her to develop an eating disorder.
  • Fun with Acronyms:
    • Mrs. Adler's anti-bullying club in the pilot is called Stop Teasing And Bullying.
    • The teachers christen their protest march in "Bad Tweeter" Teachers Working Against Tyranny. This is especially meaningful because it spells out the word that Ms. Snap was suspended for tweeting.
  • Freudian Slip: Many of Ms. Bennigan's early conversations with Hot Dad include these.
  • From Dress to Dressing: In "Getting Drilled," Ms. Bennigan sacrifices one of her sleeves to wrap Ms. Snap's sprained ankle.
  • Gag Haircut: In the pilot, Ms. Feldman has students insult each other as part of a lesson on bullying. Maggie's "aunt hair" is a popular target.
  • Go On Without Me: After she sprains her ankle in "Getting Drilled," Ms. Snap insists that the others complete the required obstacle course without her. They refuse to leave her behind.
  • Groin Attack:
    • Apparently Mrs. Adler once punched a male teacher in the groin when he took her parking space.
    • In "Getting Drilled," Ms. Snap slips on the obstacle course and lands on a horizontal wooden pole groin first.
  • Hair Decorations: One of Ms. Watson's trademarks is her headband with a bow on it.
  • Heteronormative Crusader: Ms. Bennigan's religious beliefs lead her to have a very dim view of homosexuality.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Ms. Snap and Ms. Bennigan:
    Ms. Snap: She is not my best friend.
    Ms. Cannon: Yeah she is.
    Ms. Snap: No, she's not. She's my co-worker. We just make our mid-afternoon French presses together. And we make fun of Rhonda the gym teacher and her FUPA, and one time when I had my wisdom teeth taken out, and my cheeks blew up like a chipmunk, she shoved food in her cheeks so she looked like a chipmunk, and we created these characters called "Cheeky, cheeky chipmunk"— Oh my God, she's my best friend.
  • Hippie Teacher: Ms. Cannon is artistic, vegan, and has a very liberal outlook.
  • Honorary Aunt: Ms. Cannon refers to herself as Hagatha's "Aunt Cecilia" in "Playing the Partum."
  • House Husband: Hot Dad is a stay at home dad who supports his family by running a non-profit out of his home. He even dropped out of medical school so he could take better care of Blake. However, for the majority of the series, he isn't a house husband—he and Blake's mom are divorced, and she is by and large no longer in the picture.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • The pilot's very first scene shows Ms. Feldman and Ms. Snap on playground duty. In between calling out their students for misbehaving, they discuss Ms. Snap's one-night stand with a drug dealer. This also neatly serves as an Establishing Series Moment.
    • Mrs. Lark, the district anti-bullying expert, tosses a number of sincere insults in Mrs. Adler's direction during the pilot. Mrs. Adler happily reciprocates and also verges into this trope—almost immediately after telling her students that calling someone a lesbian isn't an insult, she calls Mrs. Lark a lesbian in order to insult her.
  • In-Series Nickname: The other teachers occasionally call Ms. Bennigan "ML."
  • Interfaith Smoothie: The Christian faith Ms. Bennigan adheres to seems to be a combination of Catholic, Mormon, and evangelical stereotypes.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Principal Pearson is a fan of Céline Dion and does ballet moves when he thinks no one is watching. That said, he is a little self-conscious about these things and sometimes make a deliberate effort to be more "manly."
  • Intoxication Ensues: Ms. Bennigan goes nuts after having a shot of whiskey in "The Last Day."
  • In Vino Veritas: During "The Last Day," Ms. Cannon and Ms. Snap get drunk and start talking about how much they love teaching (and each other).
  • Less Embarrassing Term: In "The Last Day," Principal Pearson asks Marty why he's carrying around a diaper bag. Marty replies that it's his "man sack."
  • Literal-Minded:
    • Ms. Feldman shows shades of this when answering her health questionnaire in "Drunk Kiss":
    Ms. Feldman: If you had neighbors next door that were loud, you'd call that hearing voices, wouldn't you?

    • Ms. Bennigan is sometimes prone to this:
    Ms. Cannon: Principal Pearson, in support of our sister Chelsea's right to a life outside of school, I have decided to be the Rosa Parks of Fillmore Elementary...
    Ms. Bennigan: But you're white.
    Ms. Cannon: ...and stand up for justice.
    Ms. Bennigan: She definitely sat down.
  • Local Hangout: Fitzpatrick's Tavern is the teachers' bar of choice.
  • Love Hurts: One of the series' early arcs is Ms. Watson trying to get over her last boyfriend. She grieves the breakup for over a year.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Hell Class's ringleader refers to Ms. Snap as "Ms. Snatch" at one point after a girl accuses Ms. Snap of hitting on her boyfriend.
  • Missing Mom: Blake's mom left prior to the pilot and is rarely around.
  • Mistaken for Gay: The plot of "Drunk Kiss" revolves around Ms. Bennigan thinking Ms. Snap wants a romantic relationship with her.
  • Musical Episode: "Lunchtime! The Musical"
  • Nerd Glasses: When Ms. Snap is put in charge of the gifted program, she complains that she can't relate to people with glasses.
  • New Transfer Student: A Swedish student transferring to Fillmore is one of the subplots of "Hot Lunch."
  • No Brows: Feldman very briefly sports this look in "Picture Day."
  • Noodle Incident: From "Getting Drilled":
    Ms. Snap: And then when Hank died in a go-kart accident—which really wasn't my fault—and she married Karen, I was forced to take care of myself again again.

    • And later:
    Harvey/Rain Owl: Well, congratulations. You're officially the worst group to come through here since the HR team from Kibbles 'n Bits.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: In "Getting Drilled," the other five teachers are determined to make sure Chelsea gets across the obstacle even if it slows them down.
  • No Periods, Period: A majority of the characters are women in their late 20s and early 30s, so it's not really surprising that this is averted. What is surprising is that the episode "Gender Bender" has a student centered subplot about menstruation. Considering that the setting is an elementary school, no one would have batted an eye had the topic been passed over completely.
  • Not That There's Anything Wrong with That: In the pilot, Mrs. Adler and Mrs. Lark (an anti-bullying expert from the district) are doing a simulation at an anti-bullying workshop. Mrs. Lark calls Mrs. Adler a lesbian, and Mrs. Adler objects. She quickly clarifies (for the benefit of her students) that calling someone a lesbian isn't an insult.
  • Odd Friendship:
    • The worldly Ms. Snap and the chaste Ms. Bennigan are best friends.
    • Though it is much less pronounced, moody Mrs. Adler and laid-back Ms. Feldman seem to have a special bond.
  • One Steve Limit:
    • Completely averted by the cast—The Katydids all have names derived from Katherine. Interestingly, however, there are no duplications among those names.
    • Also averted in universe—Fillmore has at least two students named Linda.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Among themselves, the teachers only ever call Blake's father Hot Dad. This continues even after he and Ms. Bennigan get together.
  • Parental Substitute: As early as the pilot, Hot Dad claims that Ms. Bennigan is a surrogate mother to Blake; however, Blake doesn't really warm up to her in that way until "Wake and Blake."
  • Parlor Games: At the beginning of "Jacob," the teachers are playing Truth or Dare at Fitzpatrick's.
  • Paste Eater: Ms. Bennigan notes in "First Day Back" that two members of Hell Class only got stronger after they ate a bunch of glue sticks.
  • Perfumigation: Invoked in "Duct Duct Goose." After a student crawls up into the ceiling, Ms. Watson tries to smoke him out with a horrible smelling perfume ("It's better than tear gas"). Unfortunately, it doesn't have the intended effect—rather than coming down, the student opts to venture further into the air ducts to escape the stench.
  • Person as Verb: When they are in the ladies' room, Ms. Snap criticizes herself in hopes that Mrs. Adler will compliment her. It doesn't work, and when Ms. Snap complains, Mrs. Adler replies, "Sorry, Chelsea, I'm not going to Bennigan you."
  • Picture Day: Fillmore's picture day antics include Feldman losing her eyebrows, Hot Dad losing his shirt, and the photographer losing his life.
  • Platonic Declaration of Love: Ms. Snap directs a couple of these towards Ms. Bennigan in "Drunk Kiss."
  • Pregnancy Scare: Mrs. Adler apparently had one when she was sixteen.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: Ms. Feldman dons a pair of reading glasses in "Drunk Kiss" as part of her effort to look more like a normal teacher.
  • Put on a Bus: Feldman moves to Denmark at the beginning of the third season.
  • Rapid Aging / Younger Than They Look: At the beginning of "First Day Back," Hell's Class last teacher, a middle aged woman, wishes Ms. Snap good luck. As she walks away, Ms. Bennigan exclaims, "She's twenty-four!"
  • Roger Rabbit Effect: At the beginning of "First Day Back," an animated blue bird flutters around as Ms. Watson, Ms. Cannon, Ms. Snap, and Ms. Bennigan sing about going back to school. When it's her turn, Mrs. Adler squashes it.
  • Rule of Three: After Millard dies in "Picture Day," Mrs. Adler reminds her colleagues that death always happens in threes.
  • Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up: Mrs. Lark turns out to be Lauren Zellnek.
  • Secondary Character Title: "Jacob" is named after Ms. Watson's ex, "Hot Deadly Dad" is named after Ms. Bennigan's love interest, and "Wake and Blake" is named after that love interest's son.
  • Self-Harm: In the pilot, Mrs. Adler reveals that she cut in high school because she was being bullied. It's largely Played for Laughs because it fits in with her cynical, antisocial characterization.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Principal Pearson and Frank, respectively. Principal Pearson has a background in elementary education and is interested in dancing and interior design. Frank is a very macho former cop.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: In "Dosey Don't," Jerry starts having Korean War flashbacks when he sees strobe lights.
  • Shirtless Scene: In "Picture Day," Blake shows up in a shirt that would be inappropriate when photographed from the chest up. Hot Dad doesn't have time to go home and get him something else to change into, so he nonchalantly whips his shirt off and gives it to Blake. Ms. Bennigan is impressed with the result.
  • Speech Impediment:
    • One of Ms. Watson's students in the first season stutters; another has a lisp.
    • In "Brokebitch Mountain," one of Feldman's students is reluctant to talk in class because of his stutter. Feldman tells him stutterers don't stutter when they sing and that he is always welcome to sing in her class. At the end of the episode, after she has quit teaching for a better paying job at a sub shop, the class goes to shop to try to convince her to come back. The stuttering student flawlessly sings the various budgetary steps she could take that would allow her to return to teaching.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Inverted. In "First Day Back," Ms. Watson exclaims that she should be a wife, not have a job.
  • Stop Copying Me: In "Jacob," Ms. Bennigan takes to saying "yeah" and repeating the last couple of words in each of Ms. Snap's sentences. Eventually, Ms. Snap gets annoyed:
    Ms. Snap: [to Ms. Cannon] Well, how about accepting that your deodorant crystal can't stand up to 80 degrees in alpaca?
    Ms. Bennigan: Yeah, alpaca.
    Ms. Snap: Okay, you need to stop that.
    Ms. Bennigan: [to Ms. Cannon] Yeah, stop that.
    Ms. Snap: Seriously?
    Ms. Bennigan: Oh.
  • Take That!:
    • In "Picture Day," Ms. Cannon confesses that the photographer said some unsavory things to her. Mrs. Adler replies, "Oh hell no! If he thinks he's gonna get away with that Cosby crap, he's got another thing coming."
    • Feldman says "Everything from Marshalls!" when her dress tears while she's crawling through the ceiling in "Duct Duct Goose."
    • In "Getting Drilled," Ms. Watson explains a traumatic event during her teen years by saying, "I ruined the magic of Neverland for everyone. And that was before Michael Jackson.
  • Talking Down the Suicidal: Parodied in "Duct Duct Goose":
    Mrs. Adler: I know how you feel. I've been there. Sixteen years old, your period's late, you don't know who the father is. But suicide is not the answer.
    Ms. Feldman: Deb, he's an eight-year-old boy in a ceiling, not a sixteen-year-old girl on a ledge.
  • Teacher/Parent Romance: One of the main arcs focuses on Ms. Bennigan's relationship with Blake's father, who the viewers know exclusively by the epithet Hot Dad for the majority of the series.
  • Teachers out of School: This is one of the subplots in "For Poor or Poorer."
  • Third-Person Person: The teachers will sometimes refer to themselves in the third person when speaking to their students.
  • Trauma Conga Line: While filming her Bachelor audition, Ms. Snap makes up a backstory like this for her late fake boyfriend:
    Ms. Snap: Trevor and I were in love, and then, on his eighteenth birthday, he decided to have elective plastic surgery to eliminate his nasolabial folds. During the procedure, he had a stroke and lost all feeling above his shoulders. He couldn't feel his head. When we were camping, due to Trevor's lack of feeling above the neck, he didn't notice a bear sniffing and licking him as he slept, so the bear ate half his face. And then when we went to the hospital for the face transplant, they put his half face on the side where he already had half a face, so he had a double-half-face! It was just so difficult...for me. And then he was hit by a bus.
  • Twisted Ankle: While there's no pursuer, Ms. Snap's sprained ankle makes it more complicated for the group to complete the obstacle course in "Getting Drilled."
  • T-Word Euphemism: This is Ms. Bennigan's preferred way to refer to profanities.
  • Unusual Euphemism:
    • Ms. Feldman tells a student a story that involves drugs. She sanitizes it/makes it more accessible by calling a pot brownie a "courage brownie."
    • In "Stranger Danger," Ms. Bennigan calls breasts "Winnebagoes."
  • Vague Age: An interesting case. While the grades that Bennigan, Watson, Feldman, and Snap teach are established in-series, the ones that Mrs. Adler and Ms. Cannon (in the first season) teach are not.note 
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot:
    • Mary Louise gets one at the end of "The Last Day," probably as part of the fall out from her hypoglycemic meltdown.
    • Mrs. Adler gets several during the course of "Toxic Workplace" which are chalked up to asbestos poisoning. It turns out she's pregnant.
  • Water Torture: Ms. Snap claims that she was waterboarded to get into her sorority.
  • Wedding Day: Ms. Bennigan and Hot Dad's wedding is the focus of "Wedded Miss."
  • Weight Woe:
    • Mrs. Adler developed an eating disorder in high school.
    • Ms. Snap is obsessed with her weight. She considers being called anorexic a compliment.
  • What a Drag: Near the end of "Sex Ed," Ms. Snap and a student are tied together for the three-legged race. Then the PTA president (who has been harassing Ms. Snap for the entire episode) starts raising the starting pistol. Ms. Snap thinks it's being pointed at her, so she panics and begins running. The kid can't keep up and falls, and he ends up getting dragged behind her as she makes a break for it.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Ms. Snap and Ms. Bennigan are aghast when Ms. Cannon tells off the special ed teacher.
  • You, Get Me Coffee: In "Sex Ed," Ms. Snap's room parent Mrs. Schneider's duties include bringing Ms. Snap a demitasse while she's teaching and lint rolling her sweater.
  • You're Just Jealous: After hearing a lot of her non-sensical jokes, some of the other teachers try to diplomatically suggest to Ms. Bennigan that she not do stand-up comedy for her church's talent show. She says they're just jealous that God gave her the gift of being funny.

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