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Trivia / Teacher's Pet

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  • Actor Allusion: This wasn't Wallace Shawn's first time voicing a school principal.
  • Celebrity Voice Actor: One of the show's biggest draws was Nathan Lane staring as Spot/Scott Leadready II and, to a lesser extent, Jerry Stiller as Pretty Boy. While celebrities in animated features had become the norm by that point, staring in an animated TV series was (and still is) a rarity.
  • Channel Hop: From ABC to Toon Disney midway through its second season.
  • Completely Different Title:
    • French: Scott
    • German: Klassenhund (Class Dog)
    • Greek: Spot, to oneiro enos skylou (Spot, the Dream of a Dog)
    • Polish: Pupilek (Teacher's Pet)
    • Portuguese: O Cãozinho Esperto (The Smart Doggy)
    • Portuguese: Este Cão é um Craque (This Dog is an Ace)
    • Russian: Любимчик (The Pet)
    • Spanish: La Mascota de la Clase (The Pet of the Class)
    • Swedish: En jycke i klassen (A Pooch in Class)
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Averted with Leonard; Shaun Fleming was twelve when recording began in 1999.
  • Dawson Casting: Played straight with all the kids on the show except Leonard and Leslie (well, played somewhat straight with them too actually, since they are both about nine or ten and in fourth grade. Shaun Fleming was twelve and Mae Whitman was eleven when recording began and probably in sixth grade).
  • Dueling Shows: Almost. A KaBlam! short, Stewy the Dog Boy was planned to become a spin-off (Which was about a dog wanting to go to school, so he disguises himself as a human), but when Nickelodeon found out about the show, the spin-off was cancelled. Funny enough, Gary Baseman, the creator, did a short for KaBlam!, The Louie and Louie Show during it's first season.
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  • Genre-Killer: The Movie's failure made it the last Disney TV series to be adapted into a theatrical movie, and besides the Phineas and Ferb movie being theatrically released in Spain, it's likely to remain that way.
  • In Memoriam: The movie is dedicated to Hubcaps, the creator's dog, who died during production.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The only official release was the theatrical movie, which included the first episode on the DVD as a bonus feature. To make matters worse, there are barely any torrents available, and those only seem to be the Russian-dubbed episodes. While a good handful of VHS recordings were uploaded in late 2008 (and later on in early 2013 by another uploader), Disney took every episode from YouTube back in June 2013 due to copyright infringement. Later that year, many episodes that were on YouTube were re-uploaded to a Fan-made Facebook page and later onto Dailymotion in March 2014. Netflix has asked Disney for the rights to it and are currently waiting a response. 37 of the 39 episodes have been found in English as of January 2017 (Although some recordings suffer from low quality due to poor recording), and while the other two missing episodes have been uploaded in Russian or Tagalog, it's still one of the rarest Disney shows to be found, given how poor many of the VHS-rips are (Let Sleeping-Over Dogs Lie, Costume Pity Party, etc). The second season recently aired in English once a week on the Malaysian channel TV3 between January-July 2017. In Mid June, "The Flipper" and "The Blight Before Christmas" aired, and the recordings are available online, finally completing the entire series.
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  • The Other Darrin: Spot/Scott Leadready II was voiced by Nathan Lane for the majority of the series, but throughout various episodes in the second half of season two, Kevin Schon was the one to voice the character since Lane was working on Broadway in The Producers (Schon also previously filled in for Lane as Timon in the animated spin-off). However, Nathan returned to voice Spot/Scott for The Movie.
  • Screwed by the Network: The show had great ratings and reviews, however Disney cancelled it in 2002 because of the One Saturday Morning block getting the boot for ABC Kids (only Recess, which was the most popular show on the block, survived the block switch, and it was in reruns). It doesn't help that during its' second season, ABC damned it to a 7:00 AM time-slot, when (Most of the time) the target audience would still be asleep.
    • It did get a theatrical movie, though. Which unfortunately bombed in the box office due to poor promotion on Disney's part.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Taylor, Tyler, and Trevor are all voiced by Pamela Adlon.
    • Chelsey and Kelsey are both voiced by Cree Summer.
    • All the kittens in "A Few Good Boys" were voiced by Kath Soucie.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • According to an interview with Gary Baseman, Mary Lou was originally intended to be more of a hot mom, and was going to be more buxom and wear tighter pants. Disney said no.
    • An early drawing of the characters have surfaced, showing that Leonard's dad was going to be in the show, but never appeared.


  • Acclaimed Flop: The Movie received glowing reviews, but Disney's Invisible Advertising kept it from making a profit.
  • Box Office Bomb: A complete lack of marketing, as well as a decidedly un-Disney appearance (at least according to the filmmakers), resulted in poor sales for The Movie. Disney didn't even advertise the home video release.
  • Release Date Change: The movie was going to be released on September 5, 2003. For unknown reasons, it was moved to February 2004, and then got moved up to January 16, 2004.
  • What Could Have Been: The movie was slated for a September 2003 release, though Disney pushed it back to January 2004.


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