Thursday, September 07, 2006

Final Lunchtime Poll

The last "back-to-school" week lunchtime poll.

Which movie teacher (any kind of movie) do you most wish you could have had? And what do you wish you could have learned from them?"

Answer in the comments --don't be shy

27 comments:

Unknown said...

Probably Meryl Streep as Robert Guaspari in Music of the Heart (cause who wouldn't want Meryl Streep to be their teacher?). Either her or Whoopi Goldberg as Sister Mary Clarence in Sister Act 2. Really tough call.

I guess since I don't have much desire to learn violin, per se, I actually have to go with Whoopie. She got that class in gear, yo.

Anonymous said...

Mr Holland, with or without the Opus.

Rob

Marcelo said...

John Keating from Dead Poets Society.

I love literature and the character is inspiring.

Anonymous said...

Miranda Priestly from Devil Wears Prada (oh come on, she's a teacher figure - close enough, right?) Who else could so effectively teach one how to be impeccably stylish and perfectly withering? Very important life skills, kids.

Anonymous said...

Indiana Jones

Anonymous said...

Indiana Jones

Sam said...

Viveca Lindfors as John Cusack's college professor in The Sure Thing.

Beau said...

Kim Krizan from "Dazed and Confused". Brief turn, but hilarious and remarkable nonetheless.

...plus, I can't think of anything else right now.

douglas said...

emma thompson as prof trelawney. looking beyond!!!

Anonymous said...

i can't believe no one said michelle pfeiffer in dangerous minds yet. poor nat.

Joe R. said...

Nobody remembers this, but Sandra Oh played a teacher in the first or second episode of Popular, and she was fuckin' awesome. Then she disappeared. Whatever happened to her?

Failing that, I'd choose Bio Glass from same show.

And will someone PLEASE cut Nathaniel a break and pick Luann Johnson from Dangerous Minds already? I'm very disappointed in all of you.

Joe R. said...

Jinx, abhi.

Anonymous said...

Pai Mei in "Kill Bill Vol. 2" or Mr. Thackeray (He has a song sung about him) from "To Sir With Love." Honorable mention to Mrs. Tingle, just because she's a real bitch and she's fun to watch. But, I would probably choose Pai Mei because Eastern teachings tend to be more spiritually rewarding than most Western educations.

DL said...

Anthony Stewart Head in Buffy. It's nice to have a librarian as close to you and as genuinely loving as Giles.

Anonymous said...

Helen Mirren as Mrs. Tingle from Teaching Mrs. Tingle. Just to have her as a teacher would have a terrifying, yet exciting experience. One of my fave performances from Helen Mirren.

Anonymous said...

Miss Jean Brodie without a doubt - so I too could become la creme de la creme.

Kurtis said...

def. peiffer in Dangerous Minds, and thats not just to please Nathaniel

Anonymous said...

Instead of a teacher I would have liked to have a governess, way more cool!
Two choices: Saint Julie Andrews or Deborah Kerr in the "The Innocents".
If I want to learn something spicy, then please how to murder and live from prostitution with Divine!

Unknown said...

Well, you could've picked her, Joe R.

Glenn Dunks said...

Tina Fey's character in Mean Girls or Illeana Douglas' art teacher from Ghost World.

Joe, I lived for Popular.

Anonymous said...

Definitely Mr. Keating in Dead Poets Society. I love that film! It really did inspire me back in my Freshman honors class when I was too embarrassed to cry in front of anyone, so I bought the movie and then cried every single time I ever watched it.

Anonymous said...

Professor Lupin all the way. Loved him as a character.

Alanna said...

DUH, Michelle Pfeiffer from Dangerous Minds! Not only is she easy on the eyes (preaching to the choir here, eh?) but she had awesome prizes for not being a dumbass in class: candy, fancy dinners, trips to theme parks all in her lovely presence.

Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act 2 would also be pretty sweet, even though I'm a Jew, because then I could say Lauryn Hill was my classmate.

NATHANIEL R said...

I agree that it would be real cool to get candy bars thrown at you whenever you answered a question correctly.

I'm so glad that no crack addicts have shown up to choose Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson

Glenn Dunks said...

(I knew i was forgetting someone)

Vertigo's Psycho said...

Sam Kinison as Professor Terguson in Back to School. I sometimes had trouble staying awake in class during high school and college- don't think I'd have to worry about that with Sam screaming in my ear "I was THERE!!(in Vietnam) I wasn't here in a classroom, hoping I was right, thinking about it- I was UP TO MY KNEES in RICE PATTIES, with GUNS!!!, and we were GOIN' UP AGAINST CHARLIE, sluggin' it out with him!!!, while PUS---- LIKE YOU were back here partying, putting headbands on, doing drugs, listening to the GOD-D---ED Beatles albums!!! AHH!! AHHHHHHH!!!!!!"

Yep, I'd stay wide-eyed with an orator like Sam.

Anonymous said...

Fred Astaire in Easter Parade, teaching Judy Garland to dance. I admire many of the teachers already mentioned, but I don't have a desire to learn their subject. (certainly to never be in high school, etc, again).