Teacher’s Pet (television) Animated series created by Gary Baseman; part of One Saturday Morning on ABC, debuting on September 9, 2000. A tale of boy and his dog, Spot—a talking canine that yearns for the education afforded his master. Spot disguises himself as a boy in order to attend school and becomes the teacher’s pet. Voices include Nathan Lane (Spot/Scott), Debra Jo Rupp (Mrs. Helperman), Wallace Shawn (Principal Strickler), David Ogden Stiers (Mr. Jolly), Shaun Fleming (Leonard), Jerry Stiller (Pretty Boy), Rob Paulsen (Ian). Emmy Award winner. 39 episodes.