|Bad Fur Day|
|U.S. Air Date||October 6, 2001|
|Directed by||Timothy Björklund|
|Written by|| Story by: Gary Baseman|
Written by: David Maples
|Previous||A Few Good Boys|
|Next||The Tale of the Telltale Taffy|
Bad Fur Day is the third episode from Season 2 and is the sixteenth episode of Teacher's Pet overall. Timothy Björklund served as director. Co-creator Gary Baseman came up with the story for this episode, with the teleplay written by David Maples, his first writing credit for the series.
Leonard gets a buzz cut that almost makes him look bald and Spot makes fun of it and won't stop. Due to some bad karma, Spot ends up having an appointment for the groomers. He ends up getting a fur-cut that makes him look like a poodle. He then worries that the kids at school will realize Scott happens to have the same haircut as Spot, and would eventually figure out that he is a dog.
Scott wears a bigger hat and a coat to hide the fur, and makes Leonard take the laughter and verbal beatings for him. After realizing his mistake, Scott reveals his new haircut and gives out a speech, inspiring the kids to not judge someone for how they look. In the end, everyone gets a hybrid poodle buzzcut, to which Scott refers to them as wannabes.
Meanwhile, Mr. Jolly writes a love letter to a supermodel kitty named Miss Regina Fabalina Fancypaws, even though Pretty Boy doubts that he would never get a date with her, but in the end, he gets a reply to his fan letter, claiming that he knew that they would be together, even though it is just coupons for her products.
|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, Man #4|
|Rob Paulsen||Ian Wazselewski, Miles, Other school students, TV announcers, Male customer, Men #1, #2 and #3, Golem, other additional voices|
|Pamela Segall Adlon||Kelsey, Buddy|
|Kath Soucie||Regina Fabalina Fancypaws, Daphne, Ruth, Female customer, Women #1 and #2, Computer, other additional voices|
|Lauren Tom||Additional voices|
- Moral: Don't judge people by the way they look and don't obsess with how you look.
- In Spot's dream sequence, the massage therapist has five fingers instead of four.
- Another reason Spot's haircut could've exposed him is that the hairdo was too tall for him to hide his ears underneath his hat.
An English and Russian dub of this episode exists online. Originally, the Toon Disney recording was missing nearly a minute and a half of the episode (Though the Russian version had the missing scene), but the ABC airing has been recently found with the missing scene intact. There is also a widescreen English version, but nearly 30 seconds at the end of the second act had to use part of the VHSrip since the stream messed up.