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Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

Anyone catch this? It's The Office... in a school. That's all you need to know.
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

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Anyone catch this? It's The Office... in a school. That's all you need to know.
Which one? Principal’s office? Guidance office? etc…
Old 12-09-21, 10:27 AM
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

Totally missed this but will give it a try via Comcast on-demand. Sounds like something I would want to try out.
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

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Which one? Principal’s office? Guidance office? etc…
Not sure if serious question.
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

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Not sure if serious question.
It's not.
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

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It's not.
Based on some people who post here, it can be hard to tell sometimes.
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

I enjoyed it.

A principal spending $3K on a sign instead of supplies was something I could see some of the principals I've had do.
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

I guess because I made a joke in the thread I'm obliged to check this out.
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

Formulaic as hell, but I thought it was funny. This episode was literally my first few months as a grade school teacher, even down to the hard ass teacher in the classroom next door. I hope it sticks around.
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

Does that one woman have a disproportionately large head?
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

Not bad, reminds me of Parks & Rec.
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

Somehow I found this more depressing than funny.
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

Yeah, I liked the cast, but it seemed too familiar and the underlying premise with an underfunded public school is going to be hard to laugh at week after week.
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

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Yeah, I liked the cast, but it seemed too familiar and the underlying premise with an underfunded public school is going to be hard to laugh at week after week.
Uppity kids, teachers who have to "bend" the rules to get things done and romance.

That's a show!
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

Yeah, I think if Parks and Rec were about someone who was optimistic about their environments just to get crushed time and time again, I'm not sure they'd be as enjoyable.

Parks and Rec settled into a groove where Leslie was optimistic and surrounded by idiots but at least she had agency to change things. The Office, Jim is not some wide-eyed newbie who wants to change the world, he's already this cynical jokester. I guess something like Superstore had episodes where you just felt the weight of the world on these people, though. Maybe since I know many teachers this just hits too close to home for me.

Also, I'm not sure if this is part of the parody but that one guy who was hired as the principal only to get passed over, and then wants to be a substitute until he can be a principal again... I couldn't even laugh at that because why the heck don't they hire someone with like some experience in the trenches?
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

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Also, I'm not sure if this is part of the parody but that one guy who was hired as the principal only to get passed over, and then wants to be a substitute until he can be a principal again... I couldn't even laugh at that because why the heck don't they hire someone with like some experience in the trenches?
I guess they're trying to make a point that being a teacher is political as well? Clearly the principal isn't qualified for her job but she only got hired because she extorted someone who was in position to hire her? I don't remember exactly how she got her job.
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

Yes. She blackmailed someone who she found out was having an affair because she needed a job. That person attends her Church and works with the school district.


I didnt know much going in but I liked it a lot. The lead teacher was in "A Black Lady Sketch Show" and was great. I also love the actress playing the Principal.
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

Anyone else still watching?

I read it's quadrupled it's ratings since the premiere. I completely missed the fact the Quinta Brunson, who plays Janine, also created the show.

Ava comes across as a character that everyone should hate, but she's hilarious. The scene last night where she sat down jsut to fall off her chair laughing was great
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

I like the show and like that it takes place in Philly but that’s barely been part of it other then one episode.

Still having some issue with the lead teacher, she’s just weird.
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

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Anyone else still watching?

I read it's quadrupled it's ratings since the premiere. I completely missed the fact the Quinta Brunson, who plays Janine, also created the show.

Ava comes across as a character that everyone should hate, but she's hilarious. The scene last night where she sat down jsut to fall off her chair laughing was great

I'm watching. That's great news about the ratings! Janelle James who plays "Principal Ava" is getting a lot of attention in this role. People love her in this.
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

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Still having some issue with the lead teacher, she’s just weird.
Yep, that's the point. They all think she's weird.
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

My wife and I love this show. The fact that it takes place in Philly is a bonus.
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

It's ok. I prefer to American Auto which is somewhat similar.
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Re: Abbott Elementary (ABC) - Premiere on 12/7/21

I love this show but had no clue that it was also doing well in the ratings, so happy to hear that a second season should eventually be on the way. I would say that it is an underrated show, but maybe it just feels that way because if is not talked about a lot on sites like this one, but folks are clearly watching.

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