A laidback teacher provides needed guidance about life for a special class of exceptional students.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
William G. Schilling ...
 Dr. Harold Samuels (114 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Bernadette Meara (114 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Arvid Engen (114 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Darlene Merriman (114 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Simone Foster (114 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Alan Pinkard (114 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Eric Mardian (114 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Sarah Nevins (114 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Dennis Blunden (114 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Charlie Moore (92 episodes, 1986-1990)
Tannis Vallely ...
 Janice Lazarotto (67 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Maria Borges (66 episodes, 1986-1989)
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 Jawaharlal Choudhury (66 episodes, 1986-1989)
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 Theola June 'T.J.' Jones / ... (52 episodes, 1988-1991)
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 Alex Torres (48 episodes, 1989-1991)
Lara Piper ...
 Viki Amory (48 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Aristotle McKenzie (48 episodes, 1989-1991)
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A group of gifted high-school students are placed together into an "enrichment" class. Although brilliant, they have much to learn about each other and themselves. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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17 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Los primeros de la clase  »

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Jonathan Ke Quan was added to the cast in the fifth season because the producers realized that it was unusual that there were no Asian-Americans in a class for gifted students. See more »

Quotes

T.J. Jones: [before T.J. starts her rap] You really want to hear this?
Sarah Nevins: Yeah!
T.J. Jones: [rapping] Ok, Girl in the streets, no clothes and no heat. A crazy outlook, a torn up book, but she can compete. Girl on fire with her desire seeing stars there and bars there. Should go much higher. That's enough!
Sarah Nevins: T.J. what are you stopping for?
T.J. Jones: What are you pretending to be intrested for?
Sarah Nevins: I am intrested. You have something to say!
T.J. Jones: No one cares what I have to say!
Sarah Nevins: How do you know that?
T.J. Jones: Because of where they put me. In the ...
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My teachers were easier, but...
22 May 2003 | by (Doylestown, PA, USA) – See all my reviews

This show is very funny. Another show from 1986. I never saw it when it was actually on TV. Most of the 80's was spent watching The Cosby Show for me. I was a child. So I have to watch all the best shows of my time on Nick at Nite and TV Land 20+ years later.

Now that I'm watching it, I know what I've been missing.

Most shows today don't even begin to meet the standards shows like this have set.


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