Mr. Tobin: "WWI trenches could be hundreds of miles long. This is where soldiers hid--they spent months in a trench. They got wet and dirty and infested with rats. Men lived there, slept there, there were compartments to eat and sleep." Robert: "I need one of those."
Alexis: "Mr. Sebacher, can I go to the bathroom? I need to fornicate." Mr. Sebacher: "Excuse me?" Tierra: "She needs to SHIT." Mr. Sebacher: "Do you know what fornicate means?" Tierra: "Alexis, you'd blow out the room if you fornicated in there." Mr. Sebacher: "Alright, everyone." Tierra: "So would you, Mr. Sebacher!" Mr. Sebacher: "I would wait until you're in the privacy of your home to fornicate." Alexis: "I don't shit in the school. Do you shit in the school Mr. Sebacher? I don't." Mr. Sebacher: "Let's all concentrate on quotation marks now."
Vernon: [raps incoherently] Mr. Sebacher: "Vernon, no rapping in school." Vernon: "Mr Sebok rock nock-nock, dickity-dock, sock-em-bok--" Mr. Sebacher: "Does anyone know what's going on?" Shannon: "He's a bay-bay boy." Mr. Sebacher: "What?" Danyl: "Ghetto." Mr. Sebacher: "Ah."
Deandre: [for some reason] "Vicelord! Vicelord!" Mr. Sebacher: "Deandre, no gangbanging." Deandre: "Alright, I feel you, Mr. Sebacher. I apologize." Mr. Sebacher: "I forgive you." Deandre: "Am I still student of the week next week?"
[The semester started two-and-a-half months ago. Students are silently working on grammar thirty minutes into class. Out of the blue.] Natasha: "Mr. ... uh, uh..." Mr. Sebacher: "Mr. Sebacher." Natasha: "What class is this?" Mr. Sebacher: "English. Welcome."
Mr. Sebacher: "Keith, pull up your pants! They're defying the laws of physics." Keith: "De-what?" --- Mr. Sebacher: "Kimberly, roll down that pant leg. There's no gangbanging around here." Kimberly: [rolling down her pant leg] "Oh, Mr. Sebacher." --- Mr. Sebacher: "Vernon! Quit flashing gang sings!" Vernon: "It's a peace sign." Mr. Sebacher: "Everything's a gang sign." Vernon: "It means no killing." Mr. Sebacher: "Whatever." --- Mr. Sebacher: "I'm going to wait for everyone to stop talking so I can proceed." Deandre: "C'mon, Mr. Sebacher! We want to learn!" --- Alexis [to Marquita]: "Hey Chief." Mr. Sebacher: "No gangbangning in my class." Marquita: That's just a street name. It doesn't have to be about a gang." Alexis: "Yeah the Indians have chiefs were they gangbangers?" Mr. Sebacher: [erupts into laughter] Alexis: "Firefighters have chiefs are they gangbangers?"
Mr. Tobin: "Education is about making choices, so you can grow up and make choices in your life, so you can be a teacher or a politician or a hitman." [class laughs] Mr. Tobin: "And you're not stuck working at McDonald's or Tuffy's or Roto Rooter for the rest of your life." Destiny: "What'd you say about Roto Rooter?!" Mr. Tobin: "I--" Destiny: "Don't you say anything bad about Roto Rooter. Because my gran'mama answers the phone at Roto Rooter." Mr. Tobin: "Ok, it's--" Destiny: "So I don't wanna hear you say anything bad about Roto Rooter."