Teachers perform a vital social role by educating and babysitting the next generation. They do so without getting much money, support, or oftentimes even respect for the work that they do. And yet everyone has had a teacher in their life who through kindness, intelligence, and good humor made a lasting impact on them. Here are some funny professor and teachers who haven’t let life get them down and who clearly love what they do. Some are as goofy as you might expect from adults who hang out with kids all day while others are downright brilliant or hilarious.