The Grass Seed is Always Greener...
General information
Season No. 2
Series No. 20
U.S. Air Date January 18, 2002
Directed by Timothy Björklund
Written by Bill & Cheri Steinkellner
Episode chronology
Previous Fresh 'n' Frozey Chocolaccino
Next No Substitutions, Please

The Grass Seed is Always Greener... is the seventh episode from Season 2 and is the twentieth episode of Teacher's Pet overall. It was directed by Timothy Björklund and written by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner.


Pretty Boy is saddled with PMS (Pre Migrational Syndrome), a syndrome that only occurs once a year, in the fall: when birds begin to feel like migrating down south for the winter. When he leaves the house, and begins migrating with another bird, named Free Bird, who is a cool cat. Leonard and Scott go out to look for Pretty Boy while Mr. Jolly vows he will never eat again until "Pretty Boy is restored to his cage once more."


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
Kevin M. Richardson Free Bird, Fabulous Gelatin singer


  • Moral: The grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence.
  • PMS also stands for Premenstrual syndrome.
  • This is the third time Pretty Boy has left the house.
  • This is the first episode not to focus on Leonard and Scott in school. 


An English VHSrip/Widescreen version, and Tagalog Dub exists online