As class assignment for a teacher who explains they now are what their classmates think, in stereotypical terms, but that will change in the real world after graduation, the kids must draw a name to spend the rest of the class with, and return each with a picture representative of that partner for use in the yearbook, after some tasks to get to know each-other better, such as telling something personal and a secret or doing an impression. Lucas tells loner Glenda Farrell his new dream, now basketball is over, is to become a novel author; she confides her terrible relation with her mother. Brooke tells Chase Adams the truth about her calculus, and is forgiven. Skills tells Haley he's desperate not to end up in the factory like his father, she retorts motherhood is great but she still wants to make her mark, at least as a teacher. Shelley confides she only started Clean Teens after being dumped hard to Mouth, who is tired of being the 'good kid' and starts kissing. Peyton warns Nathan ... Written by
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plays the teacher in this episode, the one that gives them this assignment to find out who the other person is. He gives them labels, and is referred to as "Carl" in the episode. John Kapelos also played Carl, the janitor in The Breakfast Club
(1985), which most of this episode seems to reference. See more
After Nathan tells Peyton his secret, she tells him her secret, that she can't whistle. However in an episode of Season 2 (Near Wild Heaven) Peyton whistles at Haley to get her to sit up. See more
I know people think I'm stupid, but I'm not dumb. I just let you and the other girls have your way because that's how you need it to be. But I think Carl's right, pretty soon we're all going to graduate and I can start over. But it'll be harder for the people who need this place to make themselves feel special. People who use high school to build themselves up and then find out that the real world doesn't care so much about who you were in high school. People like you.
References It's a Wonderful Life
Written by Christopher Carrabba
Performed by Dashboard Confessional See more