Oh, those carefree school days... The cringe was so real that well into our adulthood, we still relive it while we sleep. Although most of the embarrassing stuff that only a thought of it turns us bright red still to this day happened to us and our friends, teachers were not immune to making fun of themselves in front of the whole class.
So when Jimmy Fallon announced his new #MyTeacherIsFunny challenge and asked everyone to tweet the funniest, weirdest and most embarrassing things their teacher has done or said, the answers started pouring in one by one, each better than the previous one.
From a 9th grade teacher who would tell kids to close the blinds every Monday only for them to realize he was hungover, to a teacher who kept a jar of chewed gum on his desk, here are some of the most entertaining stories featuring teacher quirks and school antics. Don’t say you don’t miss it a tiny bit. Just kiddin’.
NBC’s award-winning show Saturday Night Live first premiered on October 11, 1975. Jimmy Fallon was commissioned as a cast member in 1988, and in 2014, he became the sixth permanent host of the long-running The Tonight Show. His weekly hashtag challenges and active social media presence have won him a solid fan-base.
Fallon's most popular challenge was his #TumbleweedChallenge, which generated over 8K submissions and 10.4 million engagements on TikTok. This was the biggest spike recorded by TikTok since the app launched in 2016. Currently, Fallon has a whopping 51.3M following on Twitter, making his account the 19th most popular one on the entire site.
Donald Trump has also helped Jimmy’s Twitter account to get attention. Back in June, Trump attacked Fallon for apologizing for having the then-presidential candidate on his chat show and playfully ruffling his hair. Trump told Fallon to “be a man.”
Oh, and if you're wondering, Barack Obama is the most followed person on Twitter with 110.2M followers. With the presidency now behind him, Obama mostly tweets about work being done by his Obama Foundation and other activities.