oh mr. D, how I love thee

Mr. D follows the unusual and concerning life of a high school teacher named Gerry Duncan – self-nicknamed as Mr. D.

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Premiering in 2012, the Canadian sitcom series stars comedian Gerry Dee, as a not-so-knowledgeable teacher at Xavier Academy who will stop at nothing to be the next physical education teacher.

As a creator, writer and executive producer of the show, Gerry Dee chose to base Mr. D off of his decade of experience teaching at a private high school in Toronto before becoming a professional comedian in 2003. The fact that the show is loosely drawn from his own personal experiences makes me feel slightly concerned for our future generations.

With a Michael Scott-like personality, Mr. D not only hampers the kids’ learning and productivity, but is also extremely self-centered. The lovable loser’s only school friend is a fresh out of college nerd who still lives at home with his mother, and his classes have zero respect for him. With absolutely no knowledge of history – the subject that he teaches – he tries to prod lessons and answers out of students, or just lets them watch movies.

Mr. D is a total dad; his jokes are of eye-rolling quality, and at certain times I feel genuinely hot-faced embarrassed for him.

Mr. D was renewed for a third and fourth season to be aired on CBC.

Take a look-see at just how committed Mr. D is to his job.

7.5/10 – by far one of the best Canadian television shows out there.


About ashleysnetpicks

Hello, my name is Ashley. I completed my undergrad at McMaster University in Communications, and am now working towards a public relations certificate. I’ve also had the chance to work with some really great organizations in the field, including the Canada Border Services Agency, Bayer Inc. and the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. On a more personal level, I enjoy playing sports, reading and spending time with friends. I also have a “minor” Netflix addiction that I’ve decided to make use of through the majesty of blogging. Enjoy!
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2 Responses to oh mr. D, how I love thee

  1. Elizabeth says:

    This show is 100% canadian and 100% accurate of Canadian teachers. love it!

    Liked by 1 person

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