Laugh at bad film tropes with the ‘Hello, I’m a professor in a movie’ meme

Some of the most egregious character tropes in film — the professor who underlines a word on the board to start class, the writer who never pitches anything but is somehow always working — have found their way into a meme.

On Tuesday, Rory Turnbull, an assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Hawaii in Manoa tweeted about a film trope he'd noticed — one that you have also noticed, probably, in every single movie with a classroom scene. "Hello, I'm a professor in a movie, I only reach the point of my lecture right as class is ending," he wrote. "Then I yell at students about the reading / homework as they leave." Read more...

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