Last week, we lost the actor Russell Johnson who played Professor Roy Hinkley or The Professor on “Gilligan’s Island” It made us think about our favorite television teachers. Here is a list of the teachers who make the grade
I think anyone would like to learn cooking from the teacher at the Manhattan Pastry School. Caroline of “Two Broke Girls” may not be a student , but she learned a few lessons about dating a married man. Giles Marini is the Pastry Teacher on “Two Broke Girls”
Lily of “How I Met Your Mother” is a kindergarten teacher. This is perfect for the three little boys in her life, Marshall, Ted and Barney…(Allyson Hannigan)
Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) is the perfect instructor for the recruits in the Chicago Fire Department. He is knowledgeable about fire fighting plus he is nice to look at .
Debi Allen was the dance teacher on the show “Fame”.Today she prances around the halls of Grey Sloane Hospital as Jackson Avery’s mom and the girlfriend of Chief Webber on “Grey’s Anatomy”
Matthew Morrison charms us every week as Mr Shue on “Glee” He is such an inspiration that the late Finn Hudson wanted to be just like him.
One of the best loved teachers on television was Gabe Kotter of “Welcome Back Kotter” Gabriel Kaplan was the hilarious teacher who helped his students the “Sweathogs”
Matthew Perry gave an award winning performance as a real life teacher in “The Ron Clark Story” Ron Clark took his unteachable students and showed them that he cared about them.
John Lithgow played Professor Dick Solomon. An immature buffoon that was really an alien on “Third Rock from the Sun” We couldn’t stop laughing at his family’s antics.
Eileen Brennan had her patience tried with acting student , Jack McFarland on “Will and Grace” She was the great Zondra Zoggs.
William Daniels has played a teacher several times on television. He was a doctor on “St Elsewhere” who taught vascular surgery. On “Boy Meets World” he was Mr Feeney. Recently , he was the mentor of Christina Yang on “Grey’s Anatomy” while she was at the Mayo Clinic.
South Park has the teacher , Mr Garrett. He always brings to class his little friend, Mr Hat.
Of course you can’t talk about teachers without mentioning Dr Ross Geller of” Friends.” David Schwimmer showed the professor’s passion about dinosaurs. Too bad his students didn’t have any.
Another teacher that bored his students to tears was Professor Ted Mosby on “HIMYM”(Josh Radnor) Ted was an out of work architect who was hired to teach intro to architecture classes.
The harried wife of Hank on “King of the Hill” is Peggy Hill. Peggy is by occupation a substitute teacher. She is qualified to teach Spanish but is willing to teach anything .
The late Marcia Wallace voiced the beloved Simpson teacher Miss Krabapple. As the teacher of one Bartholomew J Simpson, she had her hands full.
Mark Curry was the irrepressible Mr Cooper on “Hangin With Mr Cooper” Mr Cooper was another cool teacher who was a former pro athlete who decided to teach
Eric McCormack plays a special kind of teacher on “Perception” He is Dr Daniel Pierce, a college professor that used to be a neurologist until his career was cut when he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He uses his abilities to help solve crimes as well.