Our Miss Brooks

CBS (ended 1956)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 4 : Ep 31

    Travel Crazy

    Aired 5/11/56

  • S 4 : Ep 30

    Principal For A Day

    Aired 5/4/56

  • S 4 : Ep 29

    The 350,000 Question

    Aired 4/27/56

  • S 4 : Ep 28


    Aired 4/20/56

  • S 4 : Ep 27

    24 Hours

    Aired 4/13/56

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eve Arden

    Miss Constance (Connie) Brooks

  • Gale Gordon

    Principal Osgood Conklin

  • Richard Crenna

    Walter Denton

  • Jane Morgan (II)

    Mrs. Margaret Davis

  • Robert Rockwell

    Mr. Philip Boynton

  • show Description
  • The trials and tribulations of Connie Brooks, the wisecracking English teacher at Madison High School. Stories depict her romantic misadventures as she struggles to impress Philip Boynton, the biology instructor; and her continual clash with stuffy, blustery Osgood P. Conklin, the principal. Connie rented a room from kindly old Mrs. Davis and rode to school each morning with one of her students, the dimwitted Walter Denton. At the start of the 1955-1956 season, Madison High was razed for a highway project and Miss Brooks found a new job at Mrs. Nestor's Private Elementary School nearby. For some reason, Mr. Conklin had acquired the job as principal there, and he and other cast members remained on the show to harass her. Connie's new love interest was the young physical education teacher, Gene Talbot, who was chasing her, quite a turnaround from Mr. Boynton's shy indifference.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (67)

    • Mrs. Davis: (after giving Mr. Whipple his injection) That vitamin shot didn't hurt much, now did it, Mr. Whipple? Mr. Whipple: I'm an honest man, Mrs. Davis. It felt as if my arm had been pierced by a swordfish with the D. T.'s.

    • Mrs. Davis: You show me a man who hasn't eaten in ten days, and I'll show you a man with holes in his undershirt!

    • Mr. Boynton: Now you're pulling my leg. Miss Brooks: Well, don't fight it. Relax and enjoy.

    • Mr. Boynton: (commenting on Mr. Conklin's new bamboo furniture) Its an odd looking room, isn't it? What do you think of it, Miss Brooks? Miss Brooks: Now I know where old fishing poles go when they die.

    • Mr. Conklin: Fortunately, in a few minutes I'll be gone. Miss Brooks: (delighted) Gone, sir? Mr. Conklin: Not dead! Just off the premises.

    • Walter: I can tell by the by the talks to you. They way he uses his native language. Miss Brooks: What do you mean, Walter? Mr. LaBlanche only talks to me in English. Walter: He may talk to 'ya in English, but he looks at 'ya in French!

    • Mr. Conklin: I, sir, should like to negotiate a loan on this silver cup. Mr. Fisher: You mean you want to hock it? Mr. Conklin: Don't be vulgar!

    • Miss Brooks: I know what might be fun. We could go to the movies right after school. By 4 o'clock, we could be sitting in the balcony at the State Theatre! Mr. Boynton: But the State doesn't open until 6:30. Miss Brooks: That's what I say. It might be fun!

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    Notes (19)

    • This episode was repeated on CBS on 8/13/54.

    • This episode was repeated by CBS on 7/2/54.

    • This episode was repeated by CBS on 7/23/54.

    • This episode is repeated by CBS on 7/30/54.

    • This episode was repeated by CBS on 7/16/54.

    • This episode was repeated by CBS on 8/6/54.

    • This episode was repeated by CBS on 8/20/54.

    • This episode was repeated on CBS on 8/27/54.

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    Trivia (51)

    • All Miss Brooks could rustle up for the faculty band is four saxophonists and a drummer.

    • Mr. Boynton and Miss Brooks are the King and Queen of the school dance.

    • Goof: In the scene where everyone is digging into Mr. Conklin's tool box, the lens of one of the cameras briefly appears on the right side of the screen.

    • Miss Brooks' high school Spanish teacher was named Jose Gonzales.

    • The kickoff ball game is scheduled against usual arch enemy Henry Clay High School.

    • Principal Conklin has a bust of the school founder, Yodar Kritch, in his office.

    • Miss Brooks plants a huge kiss on a startled Mr. Boynton.

    • Mr. Boynton spent $35 on his new suit for the festival.

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    Allusions (10)

    • While listening to a radio commercial, Miss Brooks makes reference to Don Wilson, the announcer on The Jack Benny Program.

    • Miss Brooks mentions wanting to see I Love Lucy. Our Miss Brooks was produced by Desilu.

    • Miss Brooks: Mr. Conklin...one of these days (swings fist) POW!! Quoting a famous threat made by Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners TV series.

    • Mrs. Davis: I've been watching Racket Squad on TV. Racket Squad, a cop show, aired on CBS 1951-1953.

    • Miss Brooks: Lucy had another baby? Walter places a doll of a robot on the table and asks Miss Brooks if she can identify it. The Lucy is Lucille Ball of I Love Lucy who had recently, and famously, given birth.

    • Miss Brooks: (regarding all the men limping around with fake injuries) This corridor's beginning to look like the depot scene from Gone With the Wind. Gone With the Wind is the famous 1939 film set during the Civil War.

    • Miss Brooks: (to Conklin in his jump gear) Hi. You look just like Captain Video. Captain Video was a kids program that ran on the Dumont network 1949-1955.

    • While dancing around his new office, Mr. Conklin sings and hums "Camptown Races". It was written in 1850 by Stephen Foster.

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