It’s Time for Class (and Class Clowns) With MeTV’s Marathon of School-Themed Episodes From Classic Sitcoms
School is right around the corner, if it has not already started where you are.
We’d venture to guess that most of you reading Remind are well past your school days, but you can relive them in a funny way thanks to MeTV‘s upcoming “Back to School With Me” marathon of school-focused episodes from classic sitcoms.
Airing Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023, the lineup begins at 9am ET/PT and runs nine-and-a-half hours, encompassing live-action and animated comedies from the early ’60s to the early ’90s.
MeTV’s “Back to School With Me” Marathon Episode Lineup (All Times ET/PT)
Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023
9am: Saved by the Bell: “The Last Weekend” — It’s the last day at the beach resort, and Zack (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and Stacey (Leah Remini) are hoping to spend it together. Carosi (Ernie Sabella), however, doesn’t approve of their romance. Meanwhile, a secret admirer is sending Slater (Mario Lopez) love letters.
9:30am: Saved by the Bell: “The Fight” — Zack and Slater might turn back into rivals when they fall for a new girl from Idaho. Who’ll be the one to have a date with her?
10:30am: The Flintstones: “The Bowling Ballet” — Fred secretly becomes a ballet pupil to regain his form for a big bowling match.
12pm: The Brady Bunch: “Today, I Am a Freshman” — It’s the beginning of another school year, and Marcia (Maureen McCormick) panics about becoming a freshman, going so far as pretending to be sick. However, after Mike (Robert Reed) and Carol (Florence Henderson) see through her act, they insist she’d enjoy school if she were involved in extracurricular activities. Marcia then proceeds to join every group or club available. Meanwhile, Peter (Christopher Knight) tries to build a model volcano on the patio.
12:30pm: The Brady Bunch: “Getting Greg’s Goat” — After he and his teammates swipe a rival school’s mascot in retaliation for theirs being stolen first, Greg (Barry Williams) is tasked with watching that mascot: a goat named Raquel. But things get out of control when Raquel proves to be hard to handle, easy to feed and not easy to catch.
1pm: Leave It to Beaver: “Wally’s Test” — An upcoming test in history, Wally’s (Tony Dow) weakest subject, has him studying all weekend, and also has Larry (Rusty Stevens) and Eddie (Ken Osmond) coming up with a plan that will give them good grades on the test.
1:30pm: Leave It to Beaver: “Beaver’s I.Q.” — After learning that he’s going to be taking an I.Q. test, Beaver (Jerry Mathers) hits the books, scared after his friends tell him that if he doesn’t pass he will be sent to “dumb school.”
2pm: The Beverly Hillbillies: “Jethro Goes to School” — Jethro (Max Baer Jr.) announces that Pearl has sent the family a letter. In this letter, Pearl says how she hopes her son is doing well in school. Jed (Buddy Ebsen) realizes that Jethro should be in the fifth grade and tells him they have to find a school that day. While driving around Beverly Hills, they stop at the first school they see: Mrs. Potts’ (Eleanor Audley) exclusive private school.
2:30pm: The Beverly Hillbillies: “Jethro’s Graduation” — Jethro is very excited about graduating from the sixth grade. But in order to prevent embarrassment, Mrs. Potts gets help from Drysdale (Raymond Bailey) and Diana (Lisa Davis) to get Jethro to miss his sixth-grade graduation. She schemes to turn Jed and Jethro’s watches back 45 minutes.
3pm: Gilligan’s Island: “The Friendly Physician” — A mad scientist (Vito Scotti) lands on the island and takes the castaways to his castle to perform strange experiments on them. Soon, they are locked in a dungeon and trapped in the wrong bodies.
3:30pm: Gilligan’s Island: “A Man With a Net” — Lord Beasley Waterford (John McGiver), a famous butterfly collector, lands on the island searching for the world’s rarest butterfly, the pussycat swallowtail.
4pm: Mama’s Family: “Mama Learns to Drive” — Fed up with having to chauffeur Mama (Vicki Lawrence) all over town, the family decides to teach her to drive. But when Mama finally does get her license, the family ends up too afraid to let her use their cars.
4:30pm: Mama’s Family: “Educating Mama” — When Bubba (Allan Kayser) enrolls in night school, the family convinces Mama to join him and earn her high school equivalency diploma.
5pm: The Love Boat: “Isaac’s Teacher” — Isaac (Ted Lange) hides from his former high school teacher (Lillian Gish), afraid to tell her that he is just a bartender; a man (Donald O’Connor) tries to please his trained seal; and a wife (Florence Henderson) who thinks she’s dying wants to choose her successor for her husband (Jeffrey Tambor).
6pm: The Andy Griffith Show: “The Education of Ernest T. Bass” — Ernest T. (Howard Morris) is back in Mayberry to get his diploma. He is so determined that Andy (Andy Griffith) convinces Helen (Aneta Corsaut) to allow him to attend class, but Ernest T. isn’t exactly classroom material.
Classic animated shorts starring the mischievous cartoon bird with the iconic laugh — as well as his colorful cast of pals from Walter Lantz Productions, including Andy Panda and penguin Chilly Willy — will be spotlighted in the hourlong block 'Woody Woodpecker and Friends.'