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That's a paddlin'

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"Talking out of turn? That's a paddlin'. Lookin' out the window? That's a paddlin'. Staring at my sandals? That's a paddlin'. Paddlin' the school canoe? Oh, you better believe that's a paddlin'."
Jasper Beardsley[src]
That's a paddlin'
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Catchphrase Information
Character: Jasper
Reason for saying: To warn kids
Written in scripts and episode titles as: "That's a paddlin'"
First heard: "The PTA Disbands"

"That's a paddlin'" is a saying by Jasper Beardsley.


After becoming a teacher at Springfield Elementary School after the teachers went on strike, Jasper was teaching Lisa's class. He threatened kids with a "paddlin'" if they did anything wrong, including simple stuff like looking out of the window.

Behind the Laughter[edit]

A typical "That's a paddlin'" meme

"That's a paddlin'" has became a minor meme on the Internet and is famous for Jasper threatening simple things with a "paddlin'". It has became somewhat of Jasper's unofficial catchphrase.