No, you don’t get it. Like, Twelve was a professor for FIFTY FREAKING YEARS. Do you know how much head-canon you could take away from that?
Like, did he start off right away as the quirky/batshit-crazy professor, or did he start off mild and stoically polite, and then slowly let his eccentric qualities slip out one by one over the years?
How often did he go to faculty meetings? What did the other professors and adjuncts think of him? Did any of them hone in on the fact that, for fifty years, he looked exactly the same and never seemed to age all that much? Did he keep to himself, or was he super social? Did he chill in the dining hall with, like, the drugged-out Dramatic Acting professor and the super-cranked Advertising professor and just talk about books and art and the theoretical possibilities of time travel? Did he go on road trips with Acting and Advertising during spring break and get into regular-professor shenanigans? Like, did he do a five-day pub crawl with them in Cardiff or some shit like that?
And what about other classes? Did he teach anything besides Physics? Did he stick within the science curriculum, or did have a course on Shakespeare one year, and then on Van Goth the next? How long before the faculty heads gave him tenure? Did they make an acceptation to give him tenure sooner – like, “No, we NEED you to be here properly, you know SO FREAKING MUCH about EVERYTHING”?
Were their professors who envied him because of his knowledge? Did he have rival-professors gunning for his job?
Did he get invited to old students’ weddings? Did he ever meet up with old students after they graduated for, like, a cup of tea at the local cafe – just to catch up on things? In what ways did he truly effect the lives of his students?
And how did he handle the students who had to be in his class, who were forced to take physics in order to continue their art or history or acting degrees and therefore honestly did NOT want to be there?
How did he handle disruptive, or lazy, or offensive students?
How did he handle students who liked physics, but disliked him?
How did he handle the students that DID like him? Who were obsessed with him? Who made romantic advances toward him? There must have been at least one, surely.
What were his office hours? How many 0s or Fs did he give per class?
And the most important question of all – how much like Dick from Third Rock From the Sun was he? Exactly?