Miss Guided

Season 1 Episode 4

Rebel Yell

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 27, 2008 on ABC
8.7
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Rebel Yell
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Becky wants to be a rebel to be able to be among the cool ones, Lisa and Tim.

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  • Is this rather lightly-regarded, high-school comedy getting better? It would seem so, as they go for a little more irony and parody in this episode.

    9.1
    As mentioned in the previous review, there is quite a bit of intentional homage to The Breakfast Club here, as well as generation-gap music references, teenaged mischief and vandalism (but by the teachers, in this case) and a more rebellious and 'adventurous' lead by guidance counselor, Becky (the sweet and staid, Judy Greer).



    Vice Principal Terry (Chris Parnell) is getting more to do (at least in this one) as should be the case since he is the 'comedy veteran' (SNL) here. A lot of viewers will probably have to grudgingly admit that the show has more 'pop' when he is at his egotistical, smarmy best.



    Becky, Tim and Lisa (Brooke Burns) have their own little spring break, wreaking havoc on VP Terry's office. But he has a little surprise for the perps and uses it as blackmail to advance his self-serving agendas.



    Some well-written dialogue in this show that many have written off as just another high-school sitcom. But look again - this series is not just for the kids, but for the 'kid' in all of us. We just about all went to high school - didn't we?moreless
  • The Breakfast Club for the new Millennium.

    8.5
    If you liked the movie, The Breakfast Club, then you'll just love this episode. Really, it's just one of those episode where you just sit back and smile. The teachers have to stay late to get their grades in before Spring Break and Becky stays with them because she wants to be with the "cool kids." Tim, Becky and Lisa then sneak beer and make pizza in the cafeteria. They then run from Bruce, Vice Principal, when he almost catches them with the beer and pizza. The run around the school and do a bunch of funny little dance steps that are right out of the Breakfast Club. It's just silly fun. Becky, who has little experience being rebellious, goes overboard and vandalizes Bruce's office. The next day, when she doesn't blab, Lisa and Tim invite her to happy hour with the cool teachers. However, when one of her special students suffers as a result of her actions, Becky comes clean and ends up in charge of Saturday detentions for a month. Again, Saturday detention, another tribute to the Breakfast Club. There was no character development, no tough issues, no deeper message - just silly fun.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • I Left My Heart in San Francisco - Break My Stride
      The two wildly different 'songs' that VP Terry refers to are Tony Bennett's signature 1962 hit, I Left My Heart in San Francisco (written in 1954) and Matthew Wilder's 1983-84, No.2 dance single, Break My Stride.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Caleb: What gives, dude? We were just playing a song.
      Bruce: A song? I don't think so, dude. A song is I Left My Heart in San Francisco or, Breakin' My Stride.

    • Becky: You wanna be impressed? I'll drink half of this beer right now.

    • Becky: (trying to guess VP Terry's office code) B-R-U-C-E.
      Tim: I just tried that.
      Becky: Oh, yah... I forgot. (to camera, in a cutaway) I was afraid he misspelled it.

    • Becky: So what are you doing for Spring Break, Tim?
      Tim: I'm heading to the beach with some old high school buddies. We're going to go camp under the stars, build a fire... It sounds much gayer than it actually is.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The Breakfast Club and Molly Ringwald

      When Becky, Tim and Lisa run and dance through the school, Becky says she feels like they're in The Breakfast Club. Both Becky and Lisa think they're Molly Ringwald. Molly Ringwald starred in The Breakfast Club in 1985 along with the other members of the Brat Pack. In the movie, five very different students serve Saturday detention together. The dance steps in this episode mirror the dance steps from the movie. Both Becky and Lisa want to be Molly Ringwald who played the most popular girl in school. And in the end of this episode, Becky is put in charge of Saturday detentions!

    • This episode's title, Rebel Yell, refers to a hit album and song from 1980s rocker, Billy Idol. The album was released on January 1, 1983.

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