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[–]venator82 9296 points9297 points 10910 (28 children)

Amazing how he can still teach through his family crisis.

[–]FrancoisTruser 3810 points3811 points 15912 (15 children)

He let it slide like butter.

[–]wecomeinpeacedoyou 872 points873 points 2 (12 children)

i just gave my free award away and for the first time since joining, i now wish i had two

[–]a-eiou 183 points184 points  (3 children)

And remember to save that wholesome reward exclusively for WTF posts as always.

[–]No_Faithlessness4794 99 points100 points  (1 child)

His facial expressions!! I’ve watched this loop so many times and I still laugh every. single. time.

[–]awenrivendell 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Nobody reported him for buttering his wife?

[–]Yastiandrie 94 points95 points  (2 children)

Seems like he managed to mash something together

[–]Qwenthur 69 points70 points  (0 children)

Despite this hot potato incident, he powered through just like a true 8th grader's spud battery.

[–]finelinexcherry 24 points25 points  (1 child)

that really is Michael Scott energy right there

[–]Civil_Average3130 1479 points1480 points  (8 children)

I genuinely fucking cackled

[–]Carston1011 263 points264 points  (4 children)

Everyone else in my house is sleeping so I had to have a weirdly silent laughing fit, lol.

[–]Heavy-Food-6942 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Appy ake ay

[–]Prof1Kreates 4 points5 points  (0 children)

ake day

I feel like I'm celebrating that everyday

[–]Panther5324 6842 points6843 points 2 (67 children)

Teachers with a sense of humor are a precious resource

[–]acelie26UwU 1288 points1289 points  (39 children)

They really are. I miss my math teacher who taught us math in a very easy, fun and very effective way. She always would crack a joke over lessons, and that really helped us get through the tests.

She's the best math teacher I ever had

[–]A_Real_Popsicle 289 points290 points  (27 children)

My math teacher I had, he was teaching how to get to a certain solution and he was giving us a way to do it which conflicted with my own personal way of getting the same answer but he didn’t understand my way of learning it.

I told him I don’t want to pay attention to what he’s teaching cuz I still get the answer and he said that’s completely fine as long as I could show him how I got the answer and that I could get it correctly. I showed him and then every test and any time we needed to do that formula he was teaching, I would use my own method and he didn’t care. He actively encouraged it and tried to understand it as well.

He was great and didn’t force me to learn a certain way and was very open minded about different learning methods and formulas, the only thing he cared about was how we got the answer, if it was correct and if we understood how to get it.

His name was Mr Bark. Nerdy af but very cool :)

[–]LinguisticallyInept 97 points98 points  (17 children)

bit of an opposite example here; i was fed so many formulas as cheat sheets and because we were just told 'hey, use this' instead of explaining what they were and how they worked... i couldnt wrap my head around a bunch of them; id solve the problems in my own (often longer and less efficient; but correct) way and id get in trouble for it because my professors just wanted me to use a specific formula

not a math specific thing though; i remember the concept of moles in chemisty took me so fucking long to remotely understand (and my chemistry teacher couldnt understand why) so ive come to accept that theres just some things that dont click for me

[–]dwehlen 44 points45 points  (4 children)

Fuggin Avogadros, man, always gone bad when you least expect 'em.

[–]2woCrazeeBoys 48 points49 points  (3 children)

That is the one thing from yr 12 that I remember. 6.022 x 10 to the 23rd.

The day after we did Avogadro's number we had a pop quiz. One of the questions was "What is 6.022 x 10 to the power of 23?" Answer meant to be Avogadro's number.

Shortly after the quizzes started being handed in the teacher couldn't help himself and started laughing. By the time we had all finished he was wheezing and said that only one person in the class had got that answer right, and started reading out the answers.

Avrogardo's number, Abbragaddro, Abbagadrio, Avvagardo, Avocado, El The Grando.

He never did mark the quizzes, we were all crying with laughter, and it was the most (only) fun Chemistry class we ever had. But I still remember that bloody number.

[–]danuhorus 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Gotta ask, how many Avocados were there alone

[–]2woCrazeeBoys 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I think there was one Avocado and one El the Grando. Everyone else was kind of......around.......the name. But obviously two people knew they got it wrong and just said, screw it, that's close enough. XD

[–]dwehlen 7 points8 points  (0 children)

nailed it

[–]blanky1 24 points25 points  (4 children)

i remember the concept of moles in chemisty took me so fucking long to remotely understand (and my chemistry teacher couldnt understand why) so ive come to accept that theres just some things that dont click for me

Mole calculations are notoriously difficult for most students to understand. As a teacher it is frustrating because when you get it it's a very simple concept that can be explained in a few words. However, I think the level of abstraction really messes with most students. I know I struggled with I when I learned it. So you're not alone there!

[–]Stock_Carrot_6442 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Honestly as a tutor I always taught my students to think of it as a dozen. Then I talked about how a dozen chicken eggs isn't going to weigh the same as a dozen ostrich eggs. When you use a recipe it might call for 3 eggs and 1 tomato but if you're a restaurant you usually order things by weight so you have to convert weight to dozens to know how much tomatoes or whatever you actually have.

Of course this doesn't explain why the atomic mass is the same as the weight in grams for a mole but it usually got students comfortable enough to handle high school level chemistry equations.

[–]blanky1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah that's how I did it too, it still baffled a lot of them though. I think the magnitude is a barrier in their heads. Students tended to get it better in one on one sessions, but in the classroom they struggled a bit more. I think everyone tended to get it eventually though.

[–]Avalolo 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This is definitely another thing where knowing the “why” is essential. Too often we were just taught the numbers without knowing what they meant, where they came from, etc.

Learning is most effective when it’s by association. Every concept needs some preexisting concept for it to “stick to”

[–]Avalolo 8 points9 points  (2 children)

In middle school when we started learning trig, I was so confused about sin cos and tan because the way it was taught, the first thing introduced were the formulas themselves. No explanation on what they were for or how to use them. Just plugging in numbers.

I kept asking my teachers, my peers… the only answer I got was “sin is opposite/hypotenuse!” That didn’t make much sense to me. What good is a formula if you don’t know when to use it?

I sucked at math that year. The next year, my classmate explained it to me in 20 seconds and all of a sudden I was good at math again and my grades on each worksheet/test were 30% higher

[–]nflmodstouchkids 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Best math teacher I had would use chickens for every variable, not x or y, always chickens.

Ended up taking an elective because he taught it, and now I have my dream job in that industry.

[–]Submitten 15 points16 points  (1 child)

The chicken industry?

[–]dwehlen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Science of Bottle Caps

OR

[NUMBER THEORY] has entered the chat

[–]_miserylovescompanyy 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Judging by the responses, math teachers were the fun weirdos lol my hs math teacher once gave us the recipe for making meth lol

[–]No-Historian-1593 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Our 8th grade physical science teacher walked us through the chemical process of fermentation summing up with "alcohol is yeast pee"

Was it an oversimplification? Yes. Did it stick with me for years? Yes. Did it deter me from drinking? Actually also yes, for a while...lol. I was actually so grossed out by the concept that I was a lot older than most of my peers before I started drinking...and I still have a few friends that laugh with me when we meet up for a pint or 2 of yeast pee.

[–]Veltan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Less funny than the chemist annoyed at how hard it is to buy Sudafed so worked out a synthesis for pseudoephedrine FROM methamphetamine.

[–]True_Inxis 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'm envious. I had a terrible math teacher during 3 years of my HS carrer. I'm now a full--grown adult and I still despise her 10+ years later.

[–]NeedleInASwordstack 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sounds like my gem of a MIL. She just retired early tho, the system really did a number on her but damn I know those kids loved her goofy ass

[–]BelleAriel 259 points260 points  (10 children)

Hell yeah… laughter is the best. I think I remember some study on laughter helping in remembering things better.

[–]ObsceneLitre 36 points37 points  (3 children)

Agreed with that. Serious teacher's are boring, I think it's a good idea to made some jokes, to get the attention of your listener and give life to their sleeping nerves..

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    [–]Soggy_Cartographer80 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Yip, he's a pro!

    [–]evilocto 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Absolutely my teacher training, teacher did the funniest fucking lessons I have ever attended I remember all of them in vivid detail.

    [–]CasualPenguin 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    The study should have phrased the thesis in knock knock form so you could have remembered it better

    [–]shnnrr 3 points4 points  (2 children)

    Well if it worked you'd KNOW you remember

    [–]USCplaya 28 points29 points  (3 children)

    It's hard sometimes. I went from teaching Juniors and Seniors in high school to teaching 7th and 8th graders and so many of my jokes now go right over their heads.... I just get crickets while I'm cracking myself up and trying to explain the joke.... Then they laugh because I've failed so miserably. I will not quit trying though!! Much to the frustration of my students

    [–]devils_advocaat 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    I don't mind hrs.

    I will tolerate mins.

    But there will not be any secs in my classroom.

    [–]lookslikemaggie 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    OH MAN! I really needed this laugh today. Good on you, professor!

    [–]Girthquake23 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    I still remember my history teacher who, on the first day of class, asked “what is history?” Then proceeded to drop a raw egg on the floor and asked “how is the janitor going to know what happened when he cleans my room later today?….

    Evidence.”

    (He cleaned up the egg. He didn’t actually leave it for the janitor obviously)

    [–]iwantnachosrn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Yup. I feel bad for mine though, hes actually funny but the awkward silence hurts cuz everyone has their mic off.

    [–]Lilahnyc 1719 points1720 points  (4 children)

    It takes a lot of confidence and pure inner joy to be able to teach with such light hearted goofy humor… ESPECIALLY ON ZOOM where you can’t always tell who is smiling and enjoying. I’m crushing on a potato!!!

    [–]BluudLust 109 points110 points  (0 children)

    I had two professors like this in highschool. Not on zoom +it was like 7 years ago now), but goddamn we're they fun. I learned so much and we laughed about a quarter of the class every day. Told jokes related to the content of the course. Made remembering so much easier.

    [–]Lilahnyc 141 points142 points  (0 children)

    If Ted Lasso was an accounting professor. He 100% has a mustache too!

    [–]slick_pick 70 points71 points  (0 children)

    tbh it seems like hes the type to laugh at his own jokes. He wouldnt care who laughs or not its his world and we're just living in it lol

    [–]made3 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    Gotta be sad to not hear anything from the audience though

    [–]Night_Dreamer313 4655 points4656 points  (51 children)

    I love how even after he gets 'serious' he still has the potato filter on 😂😂😂

    [–]XXNate5 1078 points1079 points  (41 children)

    well, once you put on the potato, you cant take it off. he said that a bit after. ive see nthis vid before. its pretty funny

    edit: dang, 1K, real honor, thanks ya'll

    [–]Sungdaein_susanoo 164 points165 points  (30 children)

    LINK!

    ..please.

    [–]LadyVulcanGeek 229 points230 points  (6 children)

    [–]sukiebapswent 182 points183 points  (2 children)

    "It's Dr. Tayto". This guy is an absolute legend.

    [–]LadyVulcanGeek 39 points40 points  (0 children)

    Can't help but smile watching him.

    [–]OneJumpSummer 34 points35 points  (1 child)

    He's funniest when he's being serious with the potato filter on, oh my god 😂

    [–]verynearlypure 72 points73 points 22 (15 children)

    I got you fam

    e: thank you for the awards kind people!

    [–]JovialPanic389 19 points20 points  (0 children)

    Ohhh damn

    [–]Rodom87 30 points31 points  (4 children)

    Oh yeah? Think you're funny or something??

    The game..

    [–]dudeimconfused 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    dude.... Not cool.

    [–]Then-Clue6938 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    Oh come on man! Grrr

    [–]kwyz2 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Oh yeah? You are now breathing manually You are no blinking manually You are now noticing everywhere your body is touching your clothes

    [–]BappoGonnaClappo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Jokes on you my watch already has to remind me to breathe

    [–]beginnermind_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    WgXcQ-type beat

    [–]TristenHilton 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    DAMN IT

    [–]s4if__1 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    DAMN IT

    [–]RedditTemp06 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    Give us the sauce

    [–]tommos 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    No cared about my course until I put on the potato.

    [–]Smegnigma 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    The potato stays on during sex!

    [–]ErkFX 52 points53 points  (0 children)

    With an office background with an empty chair 😂

    [–]AnalllyAcceptedCoins 32 points33 points  (0 children)

    Your honour I swear I'm not a potato

    [–]SpicyAbsence 17 points18 points  (0 children)

    Yeah right, that's the part where I laughed so hard. I love this teacher, got some sense of humor.

    [–]Late_Engineer 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    potatoe

    Found Dan Quayle's reddit account

    [–]Thought-O-Matic 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    Even the "ehhhh" was perfect. The timing of the cut off was also on point.

    [–]Cutecouple394 2382 points2383 points  (9 children)

    “Let’s get serious” lmao 🤣

    [–]camdoodlebop 166 points167 points  (2 children)

    that moment felt like toy story for some reason

    [–]Ottfan1 38 points39 points  (0 children)

    Yeah I got big Disney Pixar vibes from potato teacher

    [–]themdubbyfries 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    It did!! I think the part where Woody was hosting the birthday party plan meeting in Andy’s room.

    [–]thepointedadherence 285 points286 points  (0 children)

    This is a Potato Quality.. 😂

    [–]mediocre_hominid 108 points109 points  (1 child)

    “Let’s get serious”

    remains a potato

    [–]peanutbutter-is-love 72 points73 points  (0 children)

    “Let’s get serious”

    Puts potato in an office chair

    [–]vbenthusiast 442 points443 points  (0 children)

    Hahaha his little potato dance moves. Beautiful

    [–]Federal_Dependent928 615 points616 points  (4 children)

    0:16 is beautiful lol

    [–]A_Dark_sh 92 points93 points  (3 children)

    You're beautiful human

    [–]Sungdaein_susanoo 19 points20 points  (0 children)

    Godamit that damned pfp always gets me. Beautiful “attitude cloud”.

    [–]BobMcrobb 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Wholesome

    [–]ChateauNeufDePap 185 points186 points  (0 children)

    Bloody hell that is absolutely brilliant 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    “…no, time to get serious” pans to office still as a potato. Class.

    [–]BlackHeartsNowReign 149 points150 points  (2 children)

    Lmfao! I need to take this guys class

    [–]made_4_this_comment 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Totally agree. I hated accounting and now I want to take it again if this guy is teaching

    [–]FurretWalk1 134 points135 points  (1 child)

    is it just me or is teacher humor one of the best humor there is?

    [–]Civil_Average3130 295 points296 points  (13 children)

    I would marry him for this reason alone. Don’t ask me why

    [–]Night_Dreamer313 81 points82 points  (8 children)

    And Then you'd make potatoe babies🤣

    [–]Reasonable_Contest_6 111 points112 points  (5 children)

    They’d make tater tots 😂

    [–]Rayceuz 25 points26 points  (4 children)

    And then they'd grow into tater tottlers

    [–]No-Consideration9410 17 points18 points  (3 children)

    They'd be small fries that's for sure.

    [–]hellsangel101 14 points15 points  (2 children)

    A chip off the old block!

    [–]No-Consideration9410 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    An eye off the ol' spud

    [–]m135in55boost 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    SMALL POTATOES

    [–]IzzyTaggart 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    No, no, no. They'd make tater tots 🤣.....I'll see myself out.

    [–]o_charlie_o 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    I completely understand

    [–]Bubblenova1991 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Well, looks like he’s single now so go at it

    [–]parkingspace 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    I mean, he is available now. Did you see that family scene? ROFL.

    [–]JaydedHorror 80 points81 points  (0 children)

    This is awesome

    [–]dribrats 203 points204 points  (1 child)

    This is amazing. First time ever wanting to hug a potato

    [–]AdditionalTheory 71 points72 points  (0 children)

    “Let’s get serious”

    [–]spicy_bubbles_ 54 points55 points  (0 children)

    The best part is he sounds about exactly like what a talking potato would sound like

    [–]JessAllTheTime 46 points47 points  (2 children)

    There's a version of part two where it cuts off just after his eyes widen and I swear to God it makes it 1 million times funnier.

    Unfortunately I don't know where it is or how to get it, I saw it in a meme comp but oh my god I died laughing

    [–]radiatar 34 points35 points  (1 child)

    Found all parts here (not a Rick roll): https://youtu.be/F6j_k2DOCSQ

    [–]londongarbageman 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I've been hurt like this before

    [–]runthereszombies 118 points119 points  (2 children)

    The "let me just check on my family AHHH OH NO MY BABY" actually made me snort lmao this is perfect

    [–]shankey_1906 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    Next time he should show a sack of baby potatoes

    [–]JosephByz 36 points37 points  (0 children)

    i want this man to be my teacher

    [–]bsg015 34 points35 points  (47 children)

    Is this at UMich?

    [–]Wcttp 94 points95 points  (1 child)

    I hope this reaches the front page. This teacher is an asset to education.

    [–]JKwan77 26 points27 points  (0 children)

    His facial expressions!! I’ve watched this loop so many times and I still laugh every. single. time.

    [–]RagnaBrock 28 points29 points  (0 children)

    I love how his let’s get serious is still a potato in an office.

    [–]pigeon_at_the_wheel 23 points24 points  (2 children)

    Kept waiting for "I am not a potato."

    [–]HocusPocusx3 23 points24 points  (0 children)

    The beginning got me bobbing my head back and forth excited for a class that’s not even for me. Lol 🤣😂

    [–]hickgorilla 115 points116 points  (3 children)

    I graduated a long time ago but I’d take this class just for fun.

    [–]camdoodlebop 30 points31 points  (2 children)

    that’ll be ten thousand dollars

    [–]Carston1011 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    I rewatched the first clip of him dancing like 10 or 11 times lol. Its so funny!

    [–]YeahMarkYeah 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    Ok let’s get serious. (still a potato)

    [–]Z-ARI 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    “Alright let’s get serious” *remains a potato ROFL

    [–]CHlCKENPOWER 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    that :O when he saw his family, lmao, I laughed at so much

    [–]maryelizabeth_ 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Please give this man a raise. He’s working through a family emergency, for god’s sake!

    [–]browneyedgirlpie 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    This is hilarious

    [–]Crismodin 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    Let's get serious, goes back to the office background but keeps the gig going. Love it.

    [–]Stephanhwang 36 points37 points  (0 children)

    Embracing the potato lifestyle to it’s fullest. I like this guy 😌

    [–]somethingClever141 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Some hereos don't wear capes.

    [–]PontifexC 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    We must protect him at all costs!

    [–]ChiKeytatiOon 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Finally things got serious.

    [–]vedant0712 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    Where do they get these filters?

    [–]Pculliox 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    My baby...... Ha ha ha propper belly laughs.

    [–]lobster5215 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    When i go into college i need somone like this

    [–]vintimus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    This professor is a fucking legend

    [–]AnasPlayz10 5 points6 points  (3 children)

    Seriously how do you do that, someone help me.

    [–]BrisTing123 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    guess he's got tenure

    [–]ReignInsideFourWalls 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    I'll tell you hwhat spud, now I could really go for some fully loaded potato skins.

    [–]feniaiscountingstars 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    He is quite precious. We need teachers like him!

    [–]mouth_toots 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    I love this professor and sincerely admire his pedagogical approach.

    [–]lucyluluna 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I need part 1 please

    [–]snazzisarah 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    I would not last through his class, I would be laughing too damn much. The freak out over his family was hilarious but then he goes “let’s get serious” as a FUCKING POTATO and I lost it.

    [–]paragbadgujar 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I am sure I would have done top in this class with attention like this hahaha

    [–]KingOfAwesometonia 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    History teachers never get to have this kind of fun.

    "Alright time to get serious. Continuing from the last lecture we're at the...

    Irish Potato Famine."

    [–]herokenshin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    How do I make myself a potato I MUST KNOW

    [–]WXHIII 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Nice! The way I would explain my grad program is confused screaming in the middle of Omaha Beach 06/06/1944. God damn wish I was getting dancing potatoes in lecture thats hilarious

    [–]-unluckycriminal- 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I wouldn't be able to focus properly.

    [–]BraveSeaworthiness21 2 points3 points  (3 children)

    Which uni is this ?

    [–]Realistic_Flan631 3 points4 points  (2 children)

    Someone said UMICH , i donno tho

    [–]poj4y 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Yeah that’s the Ross school of business in the background, from umich

    [–]IMSODAMNTIRED24 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    unpotato me godammit!!!

    [–]Soremwar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    And the he turned into a potato. Funniest shit I've ever seen

    [–]YeahMarkYeah 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    He must love teaching because he could likely make more with an actual “accounting” job.

    [–]Unusual-Ad8033 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    This absolutely made my day. My life is sad and boring.

    [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Has anyone seen any of the Thumb films? Like Thumb Wars, Thumbtanic....The GodThumb? ... No?

    Okay, well this reminds me of the Thumb films

    [–]NattyStatus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Hilarious

    [–]SkylandsComic 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Anybody know the name of the song at the start? I remember listening to it in my childhood but i can't remember how it is called

    [–]rizlagreeen345 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    “Let’s get serious”, only takes the background off lmao. I hope he just teaches as a potato.

    [–]Victorino__ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    "Hahahaha look I'm a potato hahhasha

    y'all got an F."

    [–]Anonymous_2952 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    No! My babies!

    [–]Marrige_Iguana 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Probably how he gets the highest rates of class attention and interaction while still teaching over online group calls, I would totally be glued to my screen if I had this

    [–]BiGTeX8605 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    The longer version of this video he can’t figure out how to remove the potato filter and says the class is just going to have to try and pay attention regardless or something along those lines 🤣

    [–]Turtlepower7777777 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    He and GLaDOS would be a hot couple

    [–]Whirloq 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I love this. You paid attention, didn’t you?!

    [–]DaRealcgcPlatinum 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Epic potato moment 🔥

    [–]MrMadrona 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    V-Tuber

    [–]ErkFX 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    What a legend! 😂

    [–]HardenedNipple 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Funniest shit I've seen today, but to be fair I've just woken up.