Teachers

Season 1 Episode 1

Substitute

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Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Mar 28, 2006 on NBC
8.1
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Everyone gangs up on Alice when Jeff tries to make her jealous by hitting on the new substitute teacher and Calvin and Dick try their best to ensure that Alice doesn't get made faculty chair.

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  • I wish my teachers looked like that !!!

    8.5
    Not a bad show I like the lead character, seems like this could he a funny show but like the other review mentioned its too cliché, they need to make it unique those are the types of shows that are successful. I mean look at the Simpson’s that is the reason its been on for 17 seasons because it was soo different, but I digress, I do like this show it is funny and I must say I love the 2 lead women of the show. I especially like Sarah Alexander, she used to be on a British show called Coupling and I must say she is very good. However, I did enjoy the plot of the episode as we see that the Lead male character is in love with Sarah Alexander’s character and gives up a night with a very attractive woman, because he has true feeling for Sarah Alexander’s character. I hope they keep building on up show, because it has a decent time slot right behind Scrubs, and if its even 70% as entertaining as Scrubs I would watch it.moreless
  • Felt to much like a sitcom, but it was funny.

    7.0
    There of course was a laught track, which I don't think anybody really likes, but it makes it easier for the show to use. Some of the setups are built up for someone to give a snappy answer. There is an annoying nerd character. A fat white guy friend. A best black guy friend. If you can get past the sitcom cliche than you will like this show. It is entertaining and the two lead girls they have are both cute and they sold me... on the pilot episode anyway. Also the lead actor is likeable and funny.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (21)

    • Jeff: Hi I'm Jeff Cahill
      Tina: I have a boyfriend
      Jeff: That's an unusual name. Do I detect some Native American blood?

    • Jeff: Let's start over. I'm Jeff Cahill
      Tina: I have a boyfriend.
      Jeff: Jeff Cahill
      Tina: Boyfriend
      Jeff: JC
      Tina: BF

    • Jeff: (playing golf in Mitch's classroom) Show your teacher some respect. Move it nerd I got a long back swing.

    • Mitch: Would you please get out of my classroom.
      Jeff: Mitch I want to be here as much as your students do.

    • Tina: I don't have a boyfriend I just say that to guys who come up to me with that look. But now I know that you're gay so it's okay girlfriend
      Jeff: I'm not gay.
      Tina: Oh sure you are. You and your friend sharing your jacket. It's very cute.

    • Jeff: I'll have sex with you right now if you want to know how not gay I am
      Tina: Not interested. I like tall guys.
      Jeff: That's good because I don't like girls with big boobs.
      Tina: Very few gay men do.

    • Tina: Do you know where we can get some more beer?
      Jeff: There's a liquor store 201 feet away from the school. I know it's far but that's the law.

    • Tina: Hey, I'm sorry I took your cake earlier.
      Jeff: No problem. You just spent the morning subbing at one of New Jersey's most average to below average high schools. You needed a treat.

    • Tina: Anyway it was a very nice thing you did; so how about a beer?
      Jeff: You brought beer to school. I'm appalled. (uses bottle opener) It came with the desk.

    • Tina: Well I'm only here for one day. What are they going to do? Fire me?
      Jeff: Sadly no. Not even if you walk around with it in the hallway.

    • Calvin: Sure a white guy behind a trash can is a hero. A black guy's homeless.

    • Jeff: Well I'm sorry I had to rush out on you last night.
      Tina: It's okay. I get it. That's the life of a volunteer fireman.
      Jeff: Yea I'm not actually a fireman.
      Tina: So that 4 alarm fire at the banana factory was made up?
      Jeff: The sad thing is one day when there is a fire at the banana factory you won't believe me.

    • Tina: Ms. Wiggins called asking if I was interested in a full time job and as you know I like my beer and beer don't buy itself so I took it.

    • Ms. Wiggins: As many of you know that I usually appoint the chairs, but when Mr. Babbish and Ms. Fletcher both expressed interest I decided to open the floor to the entire faculty. Partly because it's fair, but mainly it's because I don't want to face any charges of racial bias were if I were not to choose Mr. Babbish who many of you is, is black.
      Mitch: I did not know that. Isn't that strange. I don't see color.

    • Jeff: Hey Dick
      Dick: We've got a problem. You know that skinny English lady, what's her name? Crazy hat. She's putting herself up for faculty chair.
      Jeff: I know my Alice and she does not want to be faculty chair. Faculty Chairs have to form committees, change syllabi, create after school activities...Oh my god that is right up her danty British alley.

    • Dick: When a well meaning do good-er gets a job like that, you know who suffers? Work dodgers and apathetics like us.

    • Dick: People this is a life changing event. I don't know about you but I love my life.
      Jeff: You hate your life.
      Dick: I do hate my life. I'll tell you something; she'll make me hate it even more.
      Calvin: So, what do we do?
      Dick: We got to get one of our own people in there. Someone who's lazy and unmotivated. Someone who doesn't want to change anything.
      Jeff: I don't think so guys. I'm pretty tired.

    • Jeff: So I didn't see you last night at the bar. 23rd invite, 23rd no show. My welcome alice banner is starting to look pretty tattered.
      Alice: Well look, last night was a Tuesday night. Why would I go to a bar?
      Jeff: Because it was open.

    • Jeff: For the past 6 months I have showered you with compliments and given you several clever nicknames. Those just don't happen.
      Alice: I know. I'm sure it took a long time to come up with Buckingham Alice.
      Jeff: I'm also very proud of Westminster Blabby.

    • Jeff: Mitch, I saw Principal Wiggins in the parking lot. Her ass looked unkissed.

    • Tina: You don't take anything home? What kind of teacher are you?
      Jeff: Im' not a teacher! I'm the panther for the Giants.

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