Head of the Class (1986–1990)

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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)
Rain Pryor ...
 Theola June 'T.J.' Jones / ... (51 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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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

Sarah Nevins: [practicing her greeting before T.J. Walks in] Hi, T.J. Glad to see you. Welcome T.J., I'm Here to Help. Hey T.J. What it is!
T.J. Jones: Same song, Second Verse. Miss Meara got this thing about my attitude. Wants me to turn into miss peppy pants like you.
Sarah Nevins: You know T.J., I bet we have a lot more in common than you think.
T.J. Jones: Like what, beside we're both breathing.
Sarah Nevins: Well, I like movies.
T.J. Jones: Too long, I watch TV.
Sarah Nevins: I love a nice, juicy Hamburger.
T.J. Jones: Hot Dogs are better
Sarah Nevins: A summer day
T.J. Jones: Too hot, Spring.
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Referenced in The Roseanne Show: Episode #1.31 (1998) See more »

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It was a good little show
12 June 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Head of the Class was a classic show, and as most sitcoms, somewhat unrealistic. Charlie Moore was like a Johnny Feaver out of detox. It was really hard to separate the two characters. We were always waiting for him to drop into that stoned Dee Jay thing and then hit on Loni Anderson. I do, however,think it was a real inspiration to all high school students who didn't fit in with there peer groups. Apparently, Hesseman left the show after his contract was filled because he didn't like the character he played. Sorry folks. I kept watching just to see what it would be like without him and what Billy would bring to the party. Much to my surprise, I found him funny, although, it was a completely different show. The musicals where just plain entertaining! How many high school productions sound like that? I think we have all been subject to listen to those out of tune orchestras, and students who pretend that they can sing. These guys sound like they were just off Broadway, which some were.


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