In your face Jacqueline!
—Tomika and Hey Violet
Kool Thing is the ninth episode of Season 3 in School of Rock. It aired on January 7, 2018 to an audience of 0.60 viewers.


Tomika goes to great lengths to prove she is cool to the new girl in school, eventually lying about knowing a music superstar.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

  • Hey Violet as Themselves
  • Shelby Simmons as Jacqueline

Absent Cast


  • Jama Williamson, who portrays Principal Mullins, was absent for her third episode in Season 3
  • This was the first episode to air in 2018.
  • This episode has the lowest amount of ratings of the whole show with 0.60 viewers watching on air date.
  • This episode continues to air on a Sunday, while also continuing to air at 7:30/c.
  • Hey Violet is the music superstar Tomika knows.[1]
  • This is the first episode to have a character who is not native to the United States, as Jacqueline is from France.
  • The episode title is a reference to the song "Kool Thing" by Sonic Youth.
  • Esmeralda made her first appearance in the third season.


To view the Kool Thing gallery, click here.