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Sit Down Shut Up 

The teachers of a slightly poor and non-distinguished school and their random, day-to-day problems.

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Series cast summary:
Will Arnett ...  Ennis Hofftard / ... 13 episodes, 2009
Jason Bateman ...  Larry Littlejunk 13 episodes, 2009
Kristin Chenoweth ...  Miracle Grohe / ... 13 episodes, 2009
Will Forte ...  Stuart Proszakian 13 episodes, 2009
Tom Kenny ...  Happy / ... 13 episodes, 2009
Nick Kroll ...  Andrew LeGustambos 13 episodes, 2009
Cheri Oteri ...  Helen Klench / ... 13 episodes, 2009
Kenan Thompson ...  Sue Sezno / ... 13 episodes, 2009
Henry Winkler ...  Willard Deutschebog 13 episodes, 2009
Maria Bamford ...  Actress in School Play / ... 9 episodes, 2009


The teachers of a slightly poor and non-distinguished school and their random, day-to-day problems.

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Animation | Comedy



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Release Date:

2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Class Dismissed See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Comedian Maria Bamford was originally cast in the role of Miracle Grohe. See more »


Referenced in Séries express: Episode #2.33 (2009) See more »

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Needs some work but has potential
10 August 2009 | by Okonh0wpSee all my reviews

An animated comedy about incompetent teachers at a flailing school that really has very little to do about teaching at all. It's made by the Arrested Development guy and stars such big names as Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Kristen Chenowith, Keenan Thompson, Will Forte, Cheri Oteri, Henry Winkler and Nick Kroll. The expectations were high to live up to and that brought a lot of disappointment and I can see both sides of it. The show got a little bit too meta too early in its run. In the 4th episode and last before leaving the remaining 9 episodes of the season (and most likely the series) in limbo, there were no less than three or four self-referential gags going on: characters kept trying to consciously match themselves to 80's archetypes, characters alluded to how they had few adventures before episode one, and Miracle was self-conscious about being nothing more than a plot device fueling the rivalry between Ennis and Larry.

On the other hand, I really like most of the characters (the sexually confused Andrew is definitely an exception) and there is a sense that the writing is witty and sharp and will be even better once a coherent tone is found. Most of the running gags the show has works: I think there is a good amount of running gags they have: The assistant principal is really really incompetent and was a prison clown before he was a principal, Happy's ethnic mumblings superimposed with proper-soundng British, Willard always having a different way to get to school, the fact that no one cares the least bit about actually teaching and we know very little of the students, etc..

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