Your cute teacher is 100% off-limits. Don’t even go there, even if you’re a fan of Van Halen’s Hot For Teacher. If there is one actual, important, real-life lesson you can learn from the high schools of pop-culture, it’s that teacher-student relationships are a terrible idea (not to mention illegal in pretty much every case). Dawson’s Creek may now be remembered more for James Van Der Beek’s crying face, but back when the show debuted in 1998 its depiction of the relationship between Pacey and his teacher, Tamara Jacobs, made the show a scandalous locker-room talking point.
And if the corruption of young Pacey isn’t enough to convince you, take a lesson from The Police’s lyrics: