The email from my son’s middle school caught my eye. I opened it and read:
“You are invited to come preview the lessons and teaching materials for Puberty: The Wonder Years.”
Puberty: The Wonder Years?
What, is Kevin Arnold narrating the videos about the miraculous changes that happen to your body when Winnie Cooper walks by?
Gawk! What a terrible title. Puberty and reproductive health are awkward enough without deeming them “The Wonder Years”.
However, if “The Wonder Years” was the absolute BEST title the curriculum designers could come up with, how many other 80s TV show titles did they reject before settling on it? Imagine Bob and Ted, the chief reproductive health unit curriculum designers, sitting around and tossing out potential names based on classic 80s TV shows. Here are the Reproductive Health Unit titles they must have rejected:
Puberty: Diff’rent Strokes
Puberty: The Facts of Life
Puberty: Fantasy Island
Puberty: Growing Pains
Puberty: The Love Boat
Puberty: Married…With Children
Puberty: Three’s Company
Puberty: Who’s The Boss
Honorable mentions as rejected Reproductive Health Unit titles:
Puberty: Bosom Buddies
Puberty: Full House
Puberty: Happy Days
Puberty: Perfect Strangers
What about you? What would you name the Puberty curriculum? Come on, make me laugh!