Tommy Lee Goes to College

NBC (ended 2005)
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  • show Description
  • Former Motley Crue drummer, and Rock superstar, Tommy Lee trys his hand at the college life. He attends the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he attends real classes, takes real tests, and really tries out for the marching band.

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 6

    Episode 6 - Season Finale

    Aired 9/13/05

  • S 1 : Ep 6

    Episode 6


  • S 1 : Ep 5

    Episode 5 - Tommy Leesa

    Aired 9/6/05

  • S 1 : Ep 5

    Episode 5


  • S 1 : Ep 4

    Episode 4 - The House of Lee

    Aired 8/30/05

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tommy Lee


  • Matt Ellis

    Himself / Roommate

  • Natalie Riedmann

    Herself / Tutor

  • Butch Hug

    Athletic Director

  • Harvey Perlman

    Himself / UNL Chancelor

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (45)

    • Matt: (after checking out the "fixed up" room) Where's all of my stuff?

    • Tommy: Are you cool with some loud music? Once in a while? Some drummin' maybe? Matt: Yeah, not too bad. If you're cool with not being so loud once in a while. A little books, maybe? Tommy: We can work that out.

    • Tommy: It's a beautiful campus, by the way. Chancelor Perlman: Well, we think so. And, don't trash it.

    • Chancelor Perlman: I think the University 's taking some risks having you here.

    • Chancellor Perlman: Of course, we know a little bit about your background. (uncomfortable pause) Tommy: Hopefully not too much of it.

    • Tommy: I need to know what your GPA is. Matt: I pulled, like, a 3.5 last semester. Tommy: (disappointed) That don't sound to good. Matt: It's out of 4.

    • Chancelor Perlman: I did listen to a Motley Crue album last night, just to get myself in the mood... Well, it must be an acquired taste.

    • Band Director Barber: Your resume is incredible, there's no doubt about that. We're gonna have to set that aside.

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    Notes (14)

    • Natalie Riedmann was also the 1st runner up and winner of the swimsuit competition at the 2005 Miss Nebraska USA Pageant

    • The University of Nebraska was founded in 1869.

    • University of Nebraska - Lincoln is the largest campus in the University of Nebraska system

    • Protests on campus were based on Tommy Lee's having spent four months in prison for hitting his wife.

    • Tommy's hot tutor Miss Natalie had never heard of Motley Crue before being signed to be on this show.

    • Disclaimer in credits for every episode:
      Tommy Lee attended classes but was not an enrolled student at UNL. Some elements have been produced and/or edited for comedy. Some scenes were filmed on UNL campus but others were filmed off campus where Tommy lived with his roommate.

    • Tommy and Matt's "dorm room" was not in Neihardt Hall as implied by the establishing shots. It was actually a set constructed off campus, although they did actually stay there.

    • When the Chancellor says he listened to a Motley Crue album, a splilt second video clip of the song "Shout at the Devil" is shown.

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    Trivia (10)

    • Tommy Lee doesn't really live with his mother

    • Tommy's mother was a Greek beauty queen

    • Tommy's car is a replica 1963 Shelby Cobra.

    • Tommy Lee's real name is Thomas Lee Bass.

    • Fraternities normally have Greek letters for thier names. Tommy calls his fraternity "The House of Lee". Ironically Tommy himself is Greek, so perhaps he figured his name was Greek enough.

    • In the "Tommy's always late" montage, every class Tommy walks in to, we hear Dr. Gay say "Mr. Lee, you're late for class."

    • Butch Hug is the Assistant Athletic Director. As such, it wouldn't seem that he should have anything to do with the museum, or any reason to bitch at Tommy for the prank.

    • Lei Ji is not at the house playing cards, but when they go to make the raid on the Art Museum, he suddenly is with them.

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    Allusions (10)

    • The narrator calls Tommy a “motley new pupil” which is a reference to Mötley Crüe, the band that made Tommy Lee famous

    • Matt asks Tommy about Pam Actress/Model Pamela Anderson is Tommy's ex-wife and mother of his children.

    • Dr. Gay: That's Sir Nevill Mott ... He was incredibly smart. British physicist Sir Nevill Francis Mott (1905 -1996) won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1977.

    • The title Making the Band is a spoof on the failed MTV series of the same name

    • Tommy's English class discuss Tommy's book. Tommy Lee's autobiography "Tommyland" was co-written with Anthony Bozza and is available in hardback and paperback.

    • Tommy calls Snoop Dogg Rapper Calvin Cordozar Broadus had his name changed to Snoop Dogg in 1996.

    • Tommy calls Slash English guitar player Saul Hudson is best known as a member of Guns N' Roses, and commonly goes by the stage name "Slash".

    • Tommy calls Naomi Campbell. Naomi Campbell is a British Supermodel, actress and singer.

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  • Fan Reviews (21)
  • A joke

    By gracielove, Nov 10, 2012

  • legendary Rocker/drummer of motley crue Tommy Lee attends college in nabraska..

    By JeRvIs_TeTcH, Aug 09, 2006

  • Matt Ellis Tommy Lee Natalie Reidmann

    By dimac1988, Jun 21, 2006

  • Great reality show from the GREAT University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

    By vicmackey31, May 02, 2006

  • suprising show

    By chrismart83, May 01, 2006