Of course, the quirky teacher can play double duty as the concerned mentor. But this character can come from any walk of life, as long as he or she wakes up everyday and asks themselves, Cartman style, "How can I reach these kids?"
Whether this character is a football coach (Friday Night Lights), a mechanic/concerned uncle (One Tree Hill), or public defender/surrogate father (The O.C.), you'd better believe that they've got a few motivational speeches ready to go at a moment's notice. They just want what's best for you. If you don't believe us, then watch this.