Total Nerd The Creepiest Teacher-Student Relationships On TV, Ranked By How Little Repercussions They Faced  

Alex Welch
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List Rules Vote up the weirdest teacher-student relationships that you can't believe were approved for television.

For every good fictional teacher in a TV show, there is a creeper who is ready and willing to cross the line to date underage students. Inappropriate teacher-student relationships on TV are a well-utilized dramatic trope that appear on the best teen drama shows. These messed-up relationships are portrayed on TV in a very romanticized fashion, and usually end up with teachers who get away with underage dating. It's truly strange how rare it is for a show to address the legitimate ethical problems with these kinds of inappropriate relationships.

Are you having a hard time recalling some gross teacher-student relationships? Well, refresh your memory and realize the horror that haunts teen dramas. Here are some of the creepiest teacher-student relationships that are portrayed in an unrealistic and happy light. Vote up the teacher-student couples that makes you sick to your stomach. 

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Archie & Ms. Grundy From Riverdale


Archie & Ms. Grundy From River... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Creepiest Teacher-Student Relationships On TV, Ranked By How Little Repercussions They Faced
Photo:  The CW

Age Difference: ~10 years. 

How They Got Together: After getting the hots for Archie over the summer, Ms. Geraldine Grundy soon begins a passionate and illicit affair with the high school star that continues into the subsequent school year. 

How It Ended: When some of Archie's friends' parents become aware of the affair, Ms. Grundy is forced to quit her position at Riverdale High School and leave town forever.

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Tamara & Pacey From Dawson's Creek


Tamara & Pacey From Dawson's C... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Creepiest Teacher-Student Relationships On TV, Ranked By How Little Repercussions They Faced
Photo:  The CW

Age Difference: 20+ years. 

How They Got Together: Pacey has his sights set on Ms. Tamara Jacobs from the moment Dawson's Creek begins. It only takes a few episodes before he finally goes to bed with her. 

How It Ended: Their affair ends when people discover their secret fling and Ms. Jacobs is fired from her teaching job. She quickly leaves town, severing ties with Pacey. 

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Paris & Asher From Gilmore Girls


Paris & Asher From Gilmore Gir... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Creepiest Teacher-Student Relationships On TV, Ranked By How Little Repercussions They Faced
Photo:  The CW

Age Difference: 40+ years. 

How They Got Together: Paris becomes infatuated with Asher's intelligence and public notoriety while attending one of his classes, which leads to the two beginning a long and strange romantic relationship. Even though Paris is the same age as his kids...

How It Ended: The relationship ends rather abruptly when Asher dies of a heart attack. This is one of those rare Gilmore Girls storylines that is deserving of such a strange conclusion. 

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Ross & Elizabeth From Friends


Ross & Elizabeth From Friends is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Creepiest Teacher-Student Relationships On TV, Ranked By How Little Repercussions They Faced
Photo:  NBC

Age Difference: 12 years.

How They Got Together: Ross and Elizabeth begin a legitimate romantic relationship together after she sends a flirtatious anonymous note his way during class and asks him out.

How It Ended: Ross eventually ends his relationship with Elizabeth, citing their considerable age gap to be too weird for him to come to terms with. 

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