"Oh no, I did not leave the Southside for this!"
As an avid lover of teen content, I've seen many a film and many a show about the ~youths~.
However, now that I am an adult*, I am realizing that kids don't know a DAMN THING and we need to give the adults in these shows and movies a bit more credit for putting up with their antics!
*In age, yes. In essence, not as much.
So, here are some of the best responses:
1. In Dirty Dancing, Dr. Houseman just wanted to have a relaxing vacation with his family. Instead, he had to get involved with the sex lives of his daughters and their friends:
2. In Ice Princess, Joan Carlyle just wanted Casey to APPLY to Harvard. Instead, Casey lied to her for months and refused to share her ice skating passion with her own mother.
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3. In Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Mr. Moseby just wanted to manage a 5-star hotel. Instead, he had to care after all these ragamuffin-ass kids running around and messing things up in his hotel.
4. In Twilight, Charlie just wanted to raise his kid. Instead, he had to deal with Bella's obsession/depression over Edward, her running away to Italy, and her becoming a vampire and mother at the age of 18.
5. In 10 Things I Hate About You, Dr. Stratford just wanted to protect his daughters and help guide them. Instead, his daughters refused to listen to his sage advice.
6. In Mean Girls, Ms. Norbury and Principal Duvall just wanted to do their jobs as educators. Instead, they had to deal with a group of bullying mean girls and a school-wide girl fight.
7. In Malcolm in the Middle, Lois just wanted to raise her kids. Instead, she had five heathens who wreaked havoc every hour of every day.
8. In That '70s Show, Red just wanted to provide for his family. Instead, he had to deal with Eric and his friends getting high in the basement of the home that he pays for.
9. In The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Uncle Phil just wanted to raise his family and help out his sister by taking in her kid. Instead, he had to deal with Will's antics that sometimes got him into legal trouble, which made things hard for Phil, since he was a judge.
10. In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Joyce just wanted to be a good mom. Instead, she had to deal with Buffy being out all hours of the night, rubbing elbows with vampires and other monsters.
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11. In Juno, Vanessa just wanted to adopt a child. Instead, she had to deal with the doubts of her borderline pedophile husband, Mark.
12. In Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Dean Rooney just wanted Ferris to go to school. Instead, he had to chase a truant all over the city.
13. In The Breakfast Club, Assistant Principal Vernon just wanted to do his job. Instead, he had to deal with five detention-bound kids on a SATURDAY who caused shenanigans and were an insurance liability.
14. In Romeo + Juliet, the Capulets and Montagues just wanted to keep to their families and mind their business. Instead, they got two ~star-crossed lovers~ who killed themselves due to teen angst.
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15. In Gilmore Girls, Emily Gilmore just wanted what was best for her daughter. Instead, she had to deal with an ungrateful daughter who only hit her up to pay for her granddaughter's tuition.
16. Finally, in Saved by the Bell, Mr. Belding just wanted to be a cool but effective school administrator. Instead, he got human trash can Zack Morris.
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