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Great Pop Culture Teachers of the '90s

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The Internet loves the '90s. Click a few dozen times and you're bound to stumble upon nostalgic pieces about everything from Caboodles to Super Soakers and everything in between. Television in the '90s has found a particularly strong fondness—just ask Buzzfeed. Here, six of the '90s' most memorable high school teachers.

My So-Called Life

Mr. Vic Racine is a substitute creative writing teacher. He inspires the students to think independently and Jordan, especially, is moved by his lessons.

Clueless

Mr. Hall is the adorably dorky debate teacher. Eventually Cher and Dionne set him up with Miss Geist, another teacher at the high school. The two marry at the end of the movie.

Dawson's Creek

Ms. Tamara Jacobs crossed the line with teenage student Pacey Witter during the first season of Dawson's Creek.

Boy Meets World

Mr. Feeny followed Cory, Topanga and Shawn from middle school through high school and hung around for parts of college. Here's his final lesson to the gang.

Freaks and Geeks

Mr. Rosso was the wacky guidance counselor on cult hit Freaks and Geeks.

Saved by the Bell

Bayside High's principal, Mr. Richard Belding, was a fan of experiential learning, as you'll see in this clip. Belding makes troublemaker Zack Morris principal for the day.

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Happy Birthday, Alex Trebek!
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Today, everyone's favorite game show host turns 76 years old. Let's celebrate!

ON SESAME STREET

In 2006, Trebek played “Special of the Day” with Telly.

ON CARD SHARKS

In 1980, the tables were turned, and Trebek found himself the contestant on this episode of Card Sharks. The “tell me about yourself” portion of the program doesn’t go so smoothly, but he’s pretty good at the game itself.

THROWING PEOPLE IN THE POOL

In this sketch for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Trebek throws a waiter in a pool. The takeaway is clear: Don’t phrase things in the form of a question when you’re talking to the Jeopardy! host.

TREBEK ON NASA

And how the agency’s work with other companies helps all of us, not just astronauts.

HOSTING WHEEL OF FORTUNE

Happy April Fool's Day 1997! (Pat Sajak hosted Jeopardy that night.)

ALEX, AUTOTUNED

MC TREBEK IN THE HIZZOUSE

That was the actual name of the category.

AND JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN'T GET ANY WEIRDER...

Behold “Sexiest Potpourri Ever.”

LAST BUT NOT LEAST...

You didn’t think we’d leave without posting one of these, did you?

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Covers of "Me and Bobby McGee"
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On this day in 1970, Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. The singer-songwriter was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul." Here, we remember Joplin with covers of her only number-one hit, "Me and Bobby McGee." Joplin's version of the song, originally written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, topped the charts after her death, making the song the second posthumous number-one single in U.S. chart history.

Johnny Cash

Pink

Willie Nelson

Dolly Parton

James Last

Jerry Lee Lewis

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