A Dog for All Seasons
General information
Season No. 1
Series No. 11
U.S. Air Date December 16, 2000
Directed by Timothy Björklund
Written by Story by: Ford Riley
Written by: Ford Riley & Michael Price
Episode chronology
Previous You Can't Bite City Hall
Next Tallulahpalooza

A Dog for all Seasons is the eleventh episode of Teacher's Pet from Season 1. Timothy Björklund directed the episode. Ford Riley came up with the story, and wrote the teleplay with Michael Price.


Mrs. Helperman decides to write a play incorporating all of her students' holiday and religious traditions, but finds it more difficult than she had envisioned. Meanwhile, Spot tries to find out if dogs themselves have any holiday traditions, so God sends an angel dog to take him on a vision quest.


Voice actor Role(s)
Nathan Lane Spot Helperman/Scott Leadready II
Shaun Fleming Leonard Helperman
Debra Jo Rupp Mary Lou Helperman
Jerry Stiller Pretty Boy
David Ogden Stiers Mr. Jolly
Tress MacNeille Librarian
John Mahoney Tim Tim Tim
Rob Paulsen Ian Wazselewski, Moe, Church custodian, Pigs
Pam Segall Ruth, Buddy
Wallace Shawn Principal Strickler, Mary Lou's imagination
Cree Summer Kelsey
Fred Willard Mr. Wazselewski


  • Moral: The holidays are for being with the people you love and care about, not just traditions. 
  • This is the second episode to feature Ian's father. 
  • The title card shows Spot in different winter holiday outfits.