After a deeply moving performance as Pikachu in this year’s Soph-Frosh SING!, Principal Stanley Teitel was offered a multi-million dollar deal with DreamWorks Studios to star in their upcoming Pokémon movie titled “Poké-mon: Gotta Grade Them All.”
Teitel first stunned audiences on Saturday, March 3, with his brief and “electrifying cameo,” Coordinator of Student Affairs Lisa Weinwurm said. Though his performance consisted only of the line “Pika… Pika…CHUUUU,” his “heartrendering portrayal” left the audience in tears Weinwurm said.
“Immediately following the show a large group of females swarmed my dressing room and surrounded me,” Teitel said. “It was when they started tossing their Pokémon-themed undergarments at me that I informed them they were in violation of the dress code and told them to leave the premises.”
Later that night, Teitel attended a business dinner with Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Studios, and potential co-star Pauly D. After the meeting, TMZ spotted the duo crossing the Hudson
River on a party boat to Pauly D’s beach house, where “we got it popping,” Teitel said.
A TMZ exclusive from the following morning revealed a candid photo involving Teitel’s beard, a hot tub, Snooki, shaving cream, tanning spray, and a couple of pokéballs. “He kept calling me Charizard the whole night,” Snooki said.
In the upcoming months Teitel will be very busy balancing his job as principal and his acting career. “I never took any formal acting classes before, so I decided to sit in on English teacher Philip Mott’s Shakespeare classes during my free periods,” Teitel said.
In spite of Teitel’s excitement about his new career, others in the Stuyvesant community have expressed their discontent with his new celebrity personality. “I feel like he is taking this acting thing too seriously,” Assistant Principal Technology Edward Wong said. “Just last week we were best friends, and now he doesn’t even remember my name. My name is not Kevin.”
In a recent interview with E! Magazine, Teitel revealed the stress he was under. “I used to tell my students the hardest thing about Stuyvesant was choosing between sleep, grades, and a social life.
Stanley Teitel was cast as Pikachu for the upcoming Pokemon movie.
Now I realize that the hardest choice is actually between playing a faithful Pikachu and maintaining a social life.”
The movie will be in theaters next summer, but it has already gained a lot of buzz online. “Most people wanted the original Pokémon story, but I wanted to take it to the next level both visually and emotionally,” producer Steven Spielberg said. “So I thought to myself, where could I set a movie to capture the subtleties and spiritual symbolism this film requires. That is when it hit me. The Soph-Frosh Set.”