1 9 9 6 (USA)
17 x 30 minute episodes
This NBC sitcom presented Thomas Rhodes (stand-up comic Tom Rhodes) – a writer whose single novel had been critically acclaimed but a commercial failure.
With his writing career on hold and with no other choice, Thomas accepted a job to teach English Literature at his former conservative prep school.
Stories followed Thomas (and his flowing hair) as he attempted to teach but too often presented his prejudiced views and off-the-wall insights to his impressionable students.
His teaching colleagues included childlike maths teacher Amanda Reeves (Jessica Stone), acerbic and pompous history teacher Ronald Felcher (Rong Glass), and neurotic guidance counsellor Nikki Hardin (Farrah Forke), who was struggling to quit smoking.
The headmaster was Ray Heary (Stephen Tabolowsky).