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Thursday, April 06, 2006

The Boob Tube

Has anyone else out there watched this new show on NBC called Teachers? I've checked out the first two episodes, mainly out of curiosity to see how well the profession is portrayed, but also because the girls on it are pretty cute. But I gotta say... not that funny, buddy. Maybe it's just that I'm a third-grade teacher, and the television show is set in a high school, or perhaps it's just the total black hole that the script seems to come from.
It makes me wonder about how other professions feel when there are TV shows about them. Do medical interns find the show Scrubs as funny as I do? (Because it is freaking hilarious.) What do firefighters think about Rescue Me? Are forensics pathologists satisfied with their television representation on CSI? And do good-looking crash survivors on strange, mysterious, deserted islands find Lost to be an accurate account?
Myself, as a teacher, I find my life to be truly more like Jack Bauer's on 24. Especially in the minutes leading up to three o'clock everyday, when I can hear the beeping of that imaginary big-screen clock counting down.
Let's hear some opinions there, folks!

6 comments:

Phineus said...

I think Hurley is finally going to start to lose some weight. A new imaginary friend will appear. Cheops. And he will lead him away from junk food.

junior high teacher said...

I think that the "Survivor" slogan best fits my classroom: Outwit, Outplay, Outlast... I would love the option of voting someone out of the class each week.

Nope - it's nothing like "Teachers." It seems that lots of my kids want to turn the classroom into an environment similar to "Deal or No Deal," which goes something like this, "If we are quiet and do our work for 10 minutes (out of a 52 minute period), then can we talk?" Ummmm, no deal, kiddos...

Mister Teacher said...

I wouldn't mind a Deal or No Deal situation, if I had all those babes with briefcases. But whiney kids? No thanks.

Anonymous said...

Did someone say Scrubs???!!! Who cares if it's accurate ... the tv show keeps me in stitches (pun intended).

Michelle O. said...

I'm sure you know how closely my life resembles that of the Desperate Housewives.

(Um... I have a house, I'm a wife... and that's about it!)

Mister Teacher said...

Yes, I can practically smell the desperation!