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

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 Married with Children: Kelly Knows Something (1994) See more »

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Underrated and overlooked
5 February 2004 | by (Seat Pleasant, Maryland, USA) – See all my reviews

In my opinion "Head of the Class" was one of the more overlooked and underrated primetime sitcoms of the mid to late 80's. The reason why I say this is, of course in the same era as "The Cosby Show", most shows like these get overlooked. Some of the cast members went on to act in motion pictures and other TV shows after the series ended in 1991. I guess the initial draw to the show was Howard Hesseman because like mamy of you, I remember his days on "WKRP in Cincinnati" as the popular "Johnny Fever". I wish it could come on syndication because they made the required 100 episodes for it to go in that format. They made history by being the first U.S. sitcom to film episodes in the Soviet Union. I would love to see a reunion show in the near future, but still, for this show to stay on network TV for five seasons with a relatively unknown cast of characters, even with the standards that "The Cosby Show" had set, that is saying something. To sum it all up "Head of the Class" was one of those overlooked shows that have become Cult Classics.


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