Good Morning, Miss Bliss: Season 1, Episode 13

The Mentor (18 Mar. 1989)

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The unorthodox teaching methods of Miss Bliss' former history teacher comes to conflict with Mr. Belding when he is brought in to substitute for her. Meanwhile, Nikki is the star pitcher ... See full summary »



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The unorthodox teaching methods of Miss Bliss' former history teacher comes to conflict with Mr. Belding when he is brought in to substitute for her. Meanwhile, Nikki is the star pitcher for the JFK's softball team, but has second thoughts when Lisa tells her to get in touch with her "domestic side." Written by Anonymous

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Mr Lyman says that an Indian battle against the Sioux was fought nearby. However, the Sioux lived in the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Canada. The show's first season was set in Indianapolis, Indiana. See more »


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Lyrics by Mark Mueller
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Teaching should be fun
29 December 2013 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

Miss Bliss's mentor, Mr. Lyman substitutes as a favor for her. Conflict comes into play when Lyman's unusual teaching methods clash with Mr. Belding. Miss Bliss assures him that Mr. Lyman knows what he's doing, but Lyman goes too far off the beaten path when the kids begin to prefer his teaching methods over Miss Bliss. Meanwhile, Nikki is the star pitcher for JFK's softball team. Lisa makes it known that Nikki should be focusing more on being a girl. Lisa teachers her about makeup and everything else that is ladylike, but Nikki prefers being one of the guys. I wouldn't say this was the finale a show of this caliber deserved. I think this was a terrific show that is sadly neglected. Saved by The Bell is one of my all time favorite television shows, but this was a precursor to that show. Sure, it didn't have the same star power, but it had many ingredients that I loved about SBTB, especially the last few episodes, when this show really got on a roll. I do like this episode a lot, though. I liked the style of Mr. Lyman. It's about time a teacher tried to reinvigorate the class with bold tactics. Teaching should be fun, and it should be fun for the students as well. Most teachers just wanna be paid these days. You should have passion, and care about what your kids are learning. I think this episode touched on that nicely. Nikki's storyline was amusing, and a nice side story. I like tomboys like Nikki. I always get sad whenever I watch this one, because I know it's the last ever episode for Good Morning, Miss Bliss. Nikki wouldn't be brought back for SBTB, nor would Mikey, Tina (Thank god) or Milo. Mr. Belding, Lisa, and of course, Zack Morris would become fixtures on SBTB. I can't believe Miss Bliss wasn't brought in for SBTB. She could have had at least a supporting role. I really did love her character. She brought a lot of positivity and charisma to the show; thank you Hayley Mills for a wonderful character.


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