|The Blight Before Christmas|
|U.S. Air Date||April 19th, 2002|
|Next||All About Eavesdropping|
The Blight Before Christmas is the twenty sixth episode from Season 2 and is the forty third episode of Teacher's Pet overall.
While Leonard hopes to get a Mach III Game Command for Christmas so he can play with his friends, Spot exclaims his annoyance towards always receiving dog toys for Christmas, a lost dog he decides to find a missing dog, hoping to collect a $500.00 reward to buy stuff for himself. But once finding out that the missing dog is now with newborn puppies, he learns that Christmas isn't about being greedy and it's about family.
- This episode aired in late April due to Toon Disney airing the remaining 18 burn-off episodes straight in a row since ABC was developing ABC Kids at the time. The episode "The Turkey that Came to Dinner" fell under the same trap as it aired in late March.
- The title of this episode is a pun on "The Night Before Christmas".
- Moral: The holidays are about family.