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By Larisa Wiseman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

An amusing sitcom for high schoolers and up.

TV NBC Comedy 2006
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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

Simpleminded & Just Not Funny

This is an attack on teachers, women and intelligent people everywhere. Cheap, coarse and boring. Adolescent boys could have written this and done a better job.
age 18+

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (2):

Teachers loses a few points right off the bat for its implausible scenarios -- in particular, the golf-playing in classrooms, the portrayal of most of the faculty as either bitterly apathetic or unbelievably goofy, and Jeff's pursuit of a woman who's his complete opposite. But that's also part of the show's charm, and some of its verbal and physical humor is reminiscent of Friends. Bartha carries the show with his charming, snappy delivery, and the rest of the cast is funny and likable, despite a smattering of jokes that fall flat.

Although this breezy comedy is often over-the-top and doesn't appear to take teachers seriously, occasionally it does take time out from its wacky antics to pay tribute to those educational figures who, deep down, really care whether or not their students "get it."

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