When I was in school, to be a "cool" teacher all you had to do was show up to class wheeling in the TV and brandishing a VHS tape. So basically, you just had to be hungover. These days, "cool" teachers are all hip with the kids and whatnot, too busy making viral videos for the Internet to try and waste whole periods with "educational" videos. Like this theater teacher from A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Dallas, Texas, who recreated Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk (featuring Bruno Mars)" video in the halls of the school. I am imagining he's just exactly like Mr. G from Summer Heights High, because if he's not, I deem this world officially not good enough to live in any more.
Scot Pankey, the teacher in question, is the main star of the video, which is kind of weird, but the kids don't really seem to mind. It just seems like maybe this guy felt like he was given the short end of the stick in life, that he definitely maybe could have done "Uptown Funk" better than Bruno Mars if only Mark Ronson had known, and that he's been waiting his whole damn life to be the star of a music video. Talk about taking fate into one's own hands. Mr P. told The Dallas Morning News, "We are a project-based school and that means you give the students a project, put them in teams, and they have to come up with solutions... They had three weeks to work on it, then present as a group what they learned." Which is how to be back up dancers for your aging theater teacher, I guess? Anyway, the whole thing is pretty dumb and cute, watch below.