Bad to the Bone
General information
Season No. 1
Series No. 9a
U.S. Air Date November 18, 2000
Directed by Timothy Björklund
Written by Jim Patterson & Stephen Leff
Episode chronology
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Bad to the Bone is the first half of the ninth episode of Teacher's Pet from Season 1. It was directed by Timothy Björklund and written by the writing team of Jim Patterson and Stephen Leff, their sole writing credits for the series.


Scott thinks he's been branded a bad'un when Mrs. Helperman writes him up on his permanent record for sticking his head out the school bus window, so he ends up showing them all at school how bad he can be. Can Leonard talk some sense into his dog before he does something really bad?


Voice actor Role(s)
Nathan Lane Spot Helperman/Scott Leadready II
Shaun Fleming Leonard Helperman
Debra Jo Rupp Mary Lou Helperman
David Ogden Stiers Mr. Jolly
Tress MacNeille Bus driver
Rob Paulsen Ian Wazselewski, Boy in detention
Pam Segall Tyler, Girl in detention
Wallace Shawn Principal Strickler
Lauren Tom Younghee Mandel-Baum

Pretty Boy appears in this episode, but has no lines.


  • Moral: Nobody is perfect and everybody makes mistakes sometimes. We have to learn from them and improve ourselves.


Disney's Teacher's Pet Episode Nine Part One - S01E09A - Bad to the Bone

Disney's Teacher's Pet Episode Nine Part One - S01E09A - Bad to the Bone