General information
Season No. 1
Series No. 12
U.S. Air Date January 6, 2001
Directed by Timothy Björklund
Written by Bill & Cheri Steinkellner
Episode chronology
Previous A Dog for All Seasons
Next Saving Mr. Jolly

Tallulahpalooza is the twelfth episode of Teacher's Pet from Season 1. It was directed by Timothy Björklund and written by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner.


The weekend has come and Leonard has challenged Scott to a round of laser tag and a pizza eating contest at the mall which is what Leonard hopes to finally beat Scott at. However, Principal Strickler has to go to a principals convention and as his mother can't take care of Tallulah overnight, he asks Mary Lou to take care of her for him to which she agrees to.

Scott is shocked because he can't go to laser tag with Leonard and the worst part is, Tallulah would know he's really a dog. Leonard sees this as an opportunity to finally win at something and impress the others. But, Scott has a plan to get out of this mess.

At home, Tallulah arrives and Mr. Jolly falls in love with her. When Strickler leaves, Tallulah proves to be the worst cat to take care of as she wreaks havoc around the house and nearly jeopardizes Spot's plan as she almost makes him spill the beans about his identity as Scott Leadready II.


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 Tallulah
Wallace Shawn Principal Strickler


  • Moral: A good deed is its own reward, but may also pay off later.
  • Several facts about the characters are revealed in this episode:
    • We learn that Leonard had two other dogs before he had Spot: Fluffy Bear and Cuddly Buns.
    • This episode reveals Mary Lou's great-grandparents (and, by extension, Leonard's great-great grandparents) immigrated from Dublin, Ireland to the United States after Tallulah destroys their family quilt, making them of Irish heritage, despite their surnames being Jewish.
    • We also learn that Principal Strickler's mother is still alive.
  • This is the first episode where Tallulah talks. This happens again in the next episode "Saving Mr. Jolly".
  • Strangely, Wallace Shawn is not credited for voicing Principal Strickler in this episode, despite voicing him in it.


Disney's Teacher's Pet Episode Twelve - S01E12 - Tallulahpalooza

Disney's Teacher's Pet Episode Twelve - S01E12 - Tallulahpalooza