Director: Carl Reiner
Stars: Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Dean Cameron, Kelly Jo Minter, Shawnee Smith
Lesson Learned: Teachers can be just as much fun, and just as immature, as their students.

The term “summer school” seems like an oxymoron, but, alas, it's not. Unfortunately, it's a reality for high school slackers who couldn't make the grade during the fall and spring semesters. Instead of picking up beach bunnies at the shore, underachievers are forced to sit inside air-condition-less classrooms as their better educated friends even out farmer's tans. Needless to say, it's a drag.

What teens fail to realize, though, is that's also an undesired experience for the teachers, as well. Such a reversal of misfortune is at the center of Summer School, an underrated '80s comedy about a carefree gym teacher (Mark Harmon) whose plans for a Hawaiian vacation get spoiled by a necessity to proctor a group of young misfits. His lessons are unconventional, though: He gives one girl driving lessons, helps a pregnant girl control her breathing patterns, and allows a couple of horror fanatics to screen The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in the classroom. Sure beats calculus.