|U.S. Air Date||January 11, 2002|
|Directed by||Timothy Björklund|
|Written by||Mark Steen|
|Previous||Don't Count Your Chickies Before They Hatch|
|Next||Fresh 'n' Frozey Chocolaccino|
Strickler's Pet is the first half of the sixth episode from Season 2 and is part of the nineteenth episode of Teacher's Pet overall. Timothy Björklund directed the episode, which was written by one-time writer Mark Steen.
Principal Strickler wants his school to be the top reading school in America, but he has no more rewards for them once they get up to 2,000 books, so he foolishly volunteers to shave his hair, and then paint it purple.
Strickler believes that no one will read up to that much, but Scott says that if he has to, he'll do it all by himself. This scares Strickler, who makes Scott his office assistant, so he won't have time to read.
|Nathan Lane||Spot Helperman/Scott Leadready II|
|Shaun Fleming||Leonard Helperman|
|Rob Paulsen||Ian Wazselewski, Buddy, other students|
|Pamela Segall Adlon||Additional voices|
|Wallace Shawn||Principal Strickler|
|Lauren Tom||Younghee Mandel-Baum, Ruth|
|Mae Whitman||Leslie Dunkling|
- Moral: Don't make promises you can't keep, because what goes around comes around.
- This episode along with Fresh 'n' Frozey Chocolaccino was the first new episode that premiered on Toon Disney.
- It's revealed that there are 314 students in the school.
- At the assembly, you will notice that the background characters repeat. Repeating background characters in crowd scenes is very common in animation.
- This is the last episode where Nathan Lane voices Spot. He won't voice him again until the movie.