Stereotypical characters are supposed to make us laugh because they behave in the ways that we expect them to, but more exaggerated. Dirk's character is an insulting poke at intellectuals and professors by being written as oozingly obtuse, shallow, and scatterbrained. Now it makes sense. Whomever wrote these characters doesn't know any teachers, has no friends that are douchebags, but secretly aspires that association, doesn't actually play team sports, sits in the back of the bar avoiding learning anything about what it means to be a bartender, has never been taken seriously by beautiful women and every conversation they've had with school principals has been disciplinary. Tone down the stereotypes and unrealistic bonding conclusions. Maybe the characters might slowly become more relatable.
Cardboard. I'm watching cardboard cut outs. Jess, the flat caricature, meets her roommates after breakfast while wearing glasses without lenses and complaining about her non-problems.