Once upon a time, a long long time ago, Noah had used to do Christmas Specials. These began as skits and ended up in a series of clips of wrestlers singing Christmas Carols. The series lasted until about 2007 or 2008.
This one comes from 2003, and naturally it being the third year of Noah, it is "Year 3, Group N".
Teacher Misawa plods to work through a Tokyo suburb. As he arrives he greets a janitor and mentions his hair.
Two students come racing down the corridor and wish him good morning, (Marufuji swipes his bag over his head). They don't get told off, but instead he tells them to watch his hair.
Teacher Misawa then comes across a mysterious masked man, eating and looking at his (early 2000's) phone. He mentions his hair to him and rather than listen to him, the masked man hands him his lunch and runs off.
Meanwhile, KENTA and Marufuji have entered the classroom where Takashi Sugiura is harassing Kishin Kawabata, Tamon Honda is playing jacks, and Yoshinari Ogawa is reading a book and ignoring everyone. Teacher Misawa enters and the class falls quiet. Kotaro Suzuki (teachers pet) bades them all to rise, put their hands behind their backs and then at ease. The class turns on him, and he and Marufuji almost get into a fight, until Misawa calls for order and takes the register after the students bow and wish him good morning. All goes fine with the register (Jun Izumida is trying to kiss Kotaro Suzuki and Kishin Kawabata shows off his fake breasts saying "pretty good, huh?" which causes everyone to burst into laughter).
But where is Tsuyoshi Kikuchi?
He arrives at a run to frantic rock music and creeps into the classroom apologizing for being late. He says it was due to the Shinkansen. Teacher Misawa is more concerned with his hair, and tells him to take his seat.
Then Makoto Hashi puts his hand up and asks to be able to visit the toilet. Jun Akiyama (sitting behind him) kicks his seat and tells him he just wants to get out of class. Then Yone gets a chant going, "I'm waiting", which everyone joins in with and Teacher Misawa later joins in. This lasts until Yoshinari Ogawa tells everyone to shut up.
Teacher Misawa asks the class a question (it's something to do with Christmas), and Takashi Sugiura almost falls out of his desk to answer it (watch Marufuji try and nominate KENTA to answer); and so Sugiura gets his wish and stands to answer. However, Misawa tells him he is wrong and the class jeers. Sugiura and KENTA get into it in particular. Misawa tells him to sit down, and for Kentaro Shiga to stand up and answer. He gets it right, and Misawa suggests giving him a round of applause.
Its then time for our first song, in which Misawa sings about snow and then presents Takashi Sugiura with a wig, and then Makoto Hashi and the seniors, with buckets. The roster then join in the singing (Kotaro Suzuki looking alarmingly like Taiji Ishimori with the wig on, but out of everyone it is Mohammed Yone who is the sweetest, and Takashi Sugiura manages to look like he is going to kill you for laughing at him).
During recess, Jun Akiyama and his gang are seen poking the class turtle (don't worry, its actually made of plastic) with sticks. Makoto Hashi notices, and tells them to knock it off. They turn ugly and he backs into the corner. Then the three girls arrive, and the toughs decide that poking the turtle is no fun, and so they decide to harass the girls.
To dramatic music, Kenta Kobashi (the gym teacher), passes the classroom and rather than sort it out himself (he is after all wandering around school carrying a Kendo stick), he runs off to find Teacher Misawa. Kobashi's search takes him to the Principal, who tells him to check the doctors office. Kobashi bursts in, interrupting a conversation about Teacher Misawa's hair, and makes Masao Inoue cover his nipples. The doctor attempts to stop him from looking on the guerney, but he does anyhow, and finds that Misawa is not there. The doctor suggests looking on the roof.
Kobashi runs off to the roof where he finds Misawa sitting and reading a newspaper. Misawa asks him about his hair. Kobashi tells him his class is out of control, and throwing his newspaper over his shoulder, Misawa runs off as "I need a hero" starts. Noah wrestlers sing along, adding in "Happy Christmas".
Misawa walks into the class writes "人" ("Hito" - people) on the blackboard and conveniently ignores what Sugiura is doing (believe me, I don't want to know either), and bangs on it to get their attention. He gives a short speech about peace towards all men. Misawa tells Akiyama to apologize to Makoto Hashi, which Akiyama does by hitting him on the head to comedy sound affect, before offering him his hand, which Hashi takes.
Misawa then leads the class out for Christmas. They leave primarily in order of seniority (Misawa and the vets go first), however it gets a little more hazy towards the end as we see Marufuji chasing after Izumida when the class exits, Yone is the only one to look at the camera, Akitoshi Saito's chains can be heard jingling loudly for a few seconds, and Tamon Honda brings up the rear, plodding along with his hands in his pockets.
CAST OF CHARACTERS (in order of appearance)
Mitsuharu Misawa (Teacher obsessed with his own hair, who never fails to mention it to everyone)
KENTA (Schoolboy. Arrives late for class and runs in the coridoor. Reluctant nominee for task)
Naomichi Marufuji (Schoolboy. Arrives late for class and runs in the coridoor. Does not get told off for almost hitting teacher in the head with his bag).
Takeshi Rikio (Man in the green mask, who gives Misawa his lunch and then runs off, rather than discuss his hair, later appears as a schoolboy.)
Takashi Sugiura (Schoolboy. Sex pest. Repeatedly seen harrassing "schoolgirls")
Kotaro Suzuki (Schoolboy. Teachers pet)
Kishin Kawabata (Schoolgirl. Gets harrassed by Takashi Sugiura who cops feels)
Jun Akiyama (Schoolboy. Bullies Makoto Hashi)
Daisuke Ikeda (Schoolboy)
Junako Izumida (Schoolgirl. Has a crush on a reluctant Kotaro Suzuki)
Haruka Eigen (Schoolboy)
Yoshinari Ogawa (Schoolboy. No sense of humor whatsoever)
Yoshinobu Kanemaru (Schoolboy)
Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (Schoolboy. Arrives late for class, but doesn't get in trouble. Teacher is more concerned with his hair)
Mitsuo Momota (Schoolboy)
Makoto Hashi (Schoolboy. Has a stomach ache. Gets bullied by Jun Akiyama)
Mohammed Yone (Schoolboy. LOUD. Gets chant going, "I'm waiting", after Makoto Hashi requests to go to the toilet)
Kentaro Shiga (Schoolboy. Wears bottlecap glasses. Tries desperately not to laugh)
Takeshi Morishima (Schoolboy. Gives the thumbs up)
Tamon Honda (Schoolgirl. Wears a cute little white bow. At one point corpses so badly he can be seen with his head on the desk)
Akitoshi Saito (Schoolboy)
Takuma Sano (Schoolboy)
Kenta Kobashi (Gymn teacher who wanders around school with a Kendo stick. Alerts Misawa to the misbehavior of his students.)
Masao Inoue (person in doctors office)
Mighty Inoue (Doctor)
Ryu Nakata (School principal)
Shu Nishinaga (Schoolboy)
Akira Taue (French teacher with beret and apparently smelly socks)
Shinichi Nakayama (Schoolboy)