Top 5 School Teachers

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Class is in session for the TOP 5 SCHOOL TEACHERS.  Anderson and Bryan run down their favorite educators in film.

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Featured Artists: Scholtz, Greater Pacific, Marius Paxcow, Cody Hoffman, The Heatheners, and FM Pilots

Click here for a list of films discussed in this episode.



15 thoughts on “Top 5 School Teachers

  1. i fuckin swear if i hear bald bryan say the phrase “hashtag top drop” on the carolla show, i will ban everything associated with that bald poser hipster wannabe


    Posted by AndersonIsWrong | October 29, 2014, 5:36 PM
  2. I am surprised that TO SIR, WITH LOVE didn’t make the list. Sidney Poitier was a great teacher. The movie also featured a hit song by Lu Lu.


    Posted by david scott | October 27, 2014, 3:48 PM
  3. Bryan has never seen Summer School?


    Posted by sfitz0076 | October 27, 2014, 10:13 AM
  4. Ya I’m glad Trick ‘r Treat is getting some mention. Watch it around Halloween and it puts you in the perfect mood for whatever you’re doing that night. Maybe this doesn’t work for functional people who have jobs, but for college kids like me it gets you in the mood to get weird. And it’s pretty creepy, and deconstructed narratives are always fun.


    Posted by Dorsia | October 27, 2014, 8:02 AM
  5. Anderson, I thought you might pull through with Kitano-sensei from Battle Royale, played by Takeshi Kitano, better known in America as Beat Takeshi!

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    Posted by Ian | October 26, 2014, 10:10 AM
  6. Although his part was pretty small, Sam Kinnison in “Back To School” was hilarious.


    Posted by Cory D. (@Voss451) | October 26, 2014, 5:05 AM
  7. First of all the show is NOT to long Logan, i could listen for hours.

    What happed to the rated R discription reason movie game?

    I believe both “the conversation” and “fury” are way better then was given credit. The conversation is fantastic! and in a world full of ww2 movies and war movies in genral “Fury” along with great battle scenes has a very unique perspective on war.

    And yes make Bryan watch “irreversible”, it does have a few very graphic scenes but don’t let that distract you from the fact that its an amazing movie. At the very least an incredibly impressive technical achievement in cinematography on many levels.


    Posted by p1nbacker | October 25, 2014, 1:16 PM
    • “Fury” was mostly shit. Anderson and Bryan didn’t elaborate about the house scene with the two German women. They just stated that it was odd that the soldiers seemed to disrespect the hell out of Pitt’s character. It also went on faaaarrrr too long. It was one of the few times when I agreed 100% with Anderson’s analysis: that insanely long scene derailed the whole film, and it never recovered from it. It went on so long that I started to believe that they were just going to shift the focus entirely away from the war and toward the domestication of two or more soldiers for the rest of the film. It was just horrible.
      I understood what the director and screenwriter were attempting to convey when they made it. It just doesn’t work. It also made me feel sick about Pitt’s character. To paraphrase him, “if you don’t fuck her I will.”
      Was EVERYONE in that tank aside from the kid a fucking psycho?


      Posted by Michael P. Gowdy | October 25, 2014, 9:33 PM
  8. A friendly reminder, Bryan has never seen Irreversible.


    Posted by Aaron | October 24, 2014, 10:01 AM
  9. ANDERSON! Pulling through with Trick ‘r Treat. Well played.


    Posted by Billy Friedkin | October 24, 2014, 9:35 AM
  10. Time for some pedantry, because i just can’t let it go. Synecdoche, as in the movie title “Synecdoche, New York” is not pronounced like Schenectady, the city in New York, and it’s certainly not pronounced “sin-ek-DOASH.” It’s pronounced “sin-EK-do-kee”, and it means to use a part of something to describe the whole thing. Yes, similar to metonymy. The only connection synecdoche has to Schenectady is the similar sound of the word, making “Synecdoche, New York” a bad pun.


    Posted by Brian (the right way) | October 24, 2014, 8:26 AM
  11. At least 75% of K – 12 teachers are women. No women in your list!

    What about Anne Bancroft as Anne Sullivan. She won and academy award for the part.
    Laura Dern as the science teacher in October Sky. A true story. She was dying of cancer but inspired poor kids from WV to study science and become NASA scientists.
    Or Debra Kerr in The King and I – nominated for and academy award.

    And as for men, what about Sidney Poitier in To Sir with Love.

    From, an old female listener.


    Posted by Robin | October 24, 2014, 7:04 AM
    • I need to add that my complaint about the lack of female teachers in the list reflects a problem in hollywood not entirely a problem in anderson and bryan’s list. It seems that hollywood makes 10 movies about male teachers for every one about female teachers. Especially when they are making the “inspirational” teacher movie.


      Posted by Robin | October 24, 2014, 9:49 AM
  12. As a late teen in 1987, the best part of “Summer School” is Courtney Thorne-Smith!


    Posted by Hoosiermatt | October 24, 2014, 6:05 AM
  13. Going to guess Bryan has Obi Wan as his number 1.


    Posted by Andrew | October 24, 2014, 5:21 AM

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