Room 221

Room 222 was a comedy/drama created by James L. Brooks that took on timely subjects of its day and featured a multiracial cast that was unusual for its era. It struggled with less than stellar ratings during its five year run but it won several Emmy awards and was highly respected by its niche audience.

But who am I kidding? Hack wrote the thing because he had a crush on Karen Valentine as the school’s cute student teacher Alice Johnson.

On Strike

When the Los Angeles Teachers Association went on strike, Hack showed his support for their cause with this story of an innocent young boy at an oppressive boarding school who is brought to sexual maturity by his smokin’ hot homeroom teacher. No one had any idea what it had to do with the teachers’ strike but the book was named as the number one most confiscated item by the educators when they came back to work.