Abbott Elementary: Teacher Appreciation
March 10, 2023 7:24 AM - Season 2, Episode 18 - Subscribe

Janine's sister visits. Everyone gets a bunch of stuff they don't want. Everyone fights over tickets.

I don't have much to say about this one (I was not into Janine's sister) other than the ending: a petition will be going to the school board to change the school into a Legendary charter. Even Ava's unhappy over that one.
posted by jenfullmoon (8 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
They were so mean to Gregory! Let the man wear a hat.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:29 AM on March 10, 2023 [2 favorites]

And then Mr. Johnson poaches that hat? And wears it?!

I didn't have much to say on this one, it was probably my least favorite episode. Can't say I like the sister, felt bad for everyone arguing over two tickets, etc.
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:55 AM on March 10, 2023 [1 favorite]

Ayo Edebiri was so good as Janine’s sister. The way she was reacting to the camera in her first scene, and played to it later, was fantastic.
posted by jimw at 8:57 AM on March 10, 2023 [6 favorites]

Gregory has some really good looks (to camera, as well as threatening glares) in this one.
posted by Isingthebodyelectric at 1:12 PM on March 10, 2023 [2 favorites]

I also loved Erika's faces when Janine and Ayesha started fighting and then when she asked Gregory about the conference. Here for the drama, haha.

As someone who enjoys game nights but not over complicated board games, I laughed at Drought.
posted by the primroses were over at 6:21 PM on March 10, 2023 [2 favorites]

The hat reminded me of Brooklyn 99, in one episode Holt walks into the precinct wearing a hat, all the way to his office, everyone stares and finally he turns around and says "I was trying something, and it didn't work!"

Is Jacob's former enemy trying to befriend him or was that just convenient to the plot of this episode?

Now that Janine doesn't have to rein in Tariq, her own messiness is really overflowing!
posted by Emmy Rae at 12:02 PM on March 11, 2023

The hat looked 1000% better on Mr. Johnson.
posted by rhizome at 1:56 AM on March 13, 2023 [1 favorite]

It really did! I'd love to know how the costume department pulled it off - that's a very specific brief: a hat that looks great on Mr Johnson but really doesn't work on Gregory.
posted by simonw at 10:23 PM on March 13, 2023 [3 favorites]

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