Awkward Class Photo: Teacher’s Pets

September 2nd, 2009

Awkward Class Photo: Teacher’s Pets - Kids

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  1. 80's girl says:

    This is circa 1988 I am guessing. And these were the cool but not cheerleader-cool kids.
    They would say all the right things and be in the right groups. Even their acne was in the perfect spots.
    Yeah, I was jealous of them. I admit it.
    But my sweater collection was bigger.

  2. seano says:

    This is a scene from “The Breakfast Club II: Weekend at Bernice’s”

  3. Stephareeno says:

    This looks like something they took out of my high school year book circa 1993.

  4. Toneman says:

    THe guy next to the teacher’s head is not frowning – he’s totally working on his “Blue Steel”

  5. Melba says:

    Oh dear! Subtract the reclining teach and the clothes alone are enough to qualify as awkward.

    Horror of horrors, I now recall that I used to dress like that (which one? pick any one, everyone one!). Those are memories that I had successfully repressed for the last 17 years and now they’re bubbling up to my conscious mind. You now owe me large amounts of cash for therapy.

  6. david says:

    Smells like teen spirit

  7. gruven_reuven says:

    The Breakfast club!

  8. Melody says:

    All look like they bought their sweaters from Dr. Huxtabal’s cast-offs.

  9. Emily says:


  10. rachael says:

    why is this awkward? and what about this say family?

  11. Don says:

    The girl on the right standing in the back? Her expression says “I understand the Dewey Decimal system and you don’t!”

  12. George says:

    I would just like to comment on the spectacular front row arrangement – the feet-touching, arms-over-each-others-legs mirror image attempt.
    And Red Sweater on her knees in the middle.
    Simply glorious.

  13. Joanne says:

    Looks like a GAP ad circa 1985

  14. Pipergirl says:

    RIP John Hughes

  15. Suki says:

    I can’t believe nobody is smiling.

  16. Bill says:

    Just thinking, if this was the standard White House Administration photo pose.

  17. Maureen says:

    Look up awkward in the dictionary and you’ll see this picture.

  18. Braden says:

    I think at this point she realised that awesome teacher student ‘friendship’ she had was all for the grades…

  19. Gus Jackson says:

    my guess is that the “teacher” is the one laying down on the knee shelving….i love this site.

  20. Trude says:

    Ahhh yes. I remember when the biggest shirt/sweater in the room won!

  21. Aaron says:

    It’s the new Dead Poet’s Society

  22. Gretchen says:

    Robin, they do look European. Well, that explains it all.

  23. Jane says:

    That is from the Bill Cosby sweater era.

  24. Big Fan says:

    This is the best website ever! I am hooked!

  25. Maya says:

    Gotta love these crazy class photos showing their wild and kooky sides!

  26. Chazlette says:

    Not “The Breakfast Club”, it’s “The Knitters Club”. Remember, knit one, pearl two!

  27. Bernardo says:

    Just before the photographer pressed the shutter, Ms. Martin suddenly fainted.

  28. Kat says:

    OH God, that looks like the same school library from our school! Is that a required look for them? Books must go no further than half way across to represent budget cuts….

  29. Robin says:

    I could be wrong but the people in the picture look like they are European. Not that that is an answer for the weirdness but maybe humor is different overseas.

  30. Nat says:

    Bad promo shot for “Breakfast Club 2”

  31. Stephanie says:

    I see Screech and Jessie but where are Zack, Kelly, Lisa and Slater?

  32. Jennifer says:

    I am not sure what is more awkward- the teacher across her students’ laps or the fact that none of them seem to be laughing at the “crazy” idea for a “cute/funny” pic. Creepy.

  33. Julie says:

    Thespian Club ’93

  34. Me says:

    My guess is it’s a librarian and these are all the “library aides.” The librarian was wanting to avoid the stereotypical stick-in-the-mud librarian pose so she thought she would be cool and happening and lie across the students lap. That’ll make everyone realize she is freaking awesome!

  35. Deborah says:

    E Gads. What kind of school is this?

  36. akprincess72 says:

    Yeah, they look happy…

  37. SmashleyRose says:

    Is that dude with the bowl haircut in the back wearing a choke chain?! Ha I guess you can say teach keeps him on a short leash/ 🙂

    • Jennifer says:

      Yes… I worked at a pet store in high school, and a lot of teenage boys came in and bought choke chains to wear as “necklaces”

  38. Braden says:

    Is that Saint Elmo’s Fire I hear?
    Is that the teacher in the awkward horizontal centre position?.. there’s no way the guy in the black is goin gto support her head!…

  39. Johnny says:

    Which one’s the teacher? The one in the very middle or the one laying down?

  40. Jessica says:

    Some say they were united by love of the subject, others know it was really their love for sweaters

  41. Robert says:

    Wow. that is something. she looks soooo uncomfortable! i want to know more about this pic. I’m guessing its 1993ish? those baggy clothes are very grunge era. wow. thats just awful. god i love this site.

    • Caryn says:

      I’d say that’s a good estimate on the year. Looks like some clothes I would have worn that year in High School.

      • Jennifer says:

        I actually had a sweater/sweatshirt/hoodie exactly like the one in the bottom row, second from the left (white and navy vertical stripes with hood). It was in middle school, so 92/93ish would be pretty accurate!

    • jesse says:

      exactly what occured to me (the time period???); also the location, as a former school librarian i am in a state of chagrin . . .

  42. john in co says:

    Lemme guess. The frowners didn’t like the cheesy teacher in the middle photo and the smiling ones liked it.

  43. KatieMB says:

    What the….? I wonder what class she teaches.

  44. jack says:

    Look like a high school drama club’s production of the films of John Hughes: All of them in one hour!

  45. Emily says:

    Someone forgot to say “cheese”…

  46. Susie says:

    Facial expression that range from happiness to hostility!

  47. Wainscott says:

    The breakfast club ain’t what it used to be!

  48. Greatdaniel13 says:

    It looks more like teacher’s captors. I think this might a ransom photo. You know, a proof of life kind of thing.

  49. Hockeymandad says:

    Anybody know a good place to buy a sweater?

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