Back when I was spending a fair bit of time in Canada there was a show on the CBC that I loved to watch whenever I could. It was called Mr. D and I couldn’t get enough of it. A season or two of it has been available on Hulu here in the U.S. in the past and now it’s coming to Amazon Prime in its entirety.
On Amazon Prime the show will be called Mr. D The Gym Teacher instead of just Mr. D as it was on the CBC. The show is loosely based on the stories of teacher-turned-comedian Gerry Dee. Yes, it’s a sitcom about teachers, principals, and school librarians. And yes, it’s hilarious!
Mr. D lasted eight seasons which is far longer than any other sitcom about teachers that I can remember. That was possible because the show featured an actor and writer who actually spent years teaching instead of just relying on some cliché Hollywood ideas of teachers. You can watch some snippets of the show on Gerry Dee’s Facebook page and Twitter account.
We all need something to look forward to that we can do at home these days. Flipping on Mr. D The Gym Teacher and having a good beer or wine cooler (a joke you’ll get if you watch the show) after my kids go to bed is what I’m looking forward to on Saturday night. If you don’t have Amazon Prime you can get a 30 free trial right here.
— Gerry Dee (@gerrydee) December 2, 2020
Real GYM TEACHERS don’t need lessons plans.
Real GYM TEACHERS don’t read memos.
Real GYM TEACHERS are called PHYS-ED TEACHERS!
— Gerry Dee (@gerrydee) December 1, 2020