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Head of the Class (TV Series 1986–1990) Poster

(1986–1990)

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The first American sitcom to film in Russia.
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Howard Hesseman left the series at the end of season 4. Billy Connolly took over the lead for the fifth and final season.
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Joher Coleman (who previously used the name Jory Husain) wore make-up to make his skin appear darker to play the Indian-American Jawaharlal. Coleman (Husain) is of Pakistani and European heritage.
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Jay Thomas was one of the comedians hired to "warm-up" the studio audience.
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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.
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In a 1998 interview on The Roseanne Show (1997), Billy Connolly said that he had a beard when he was cast, but he had to shave it off because the network had done tests and found people perceived men with beards as "sinister."
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The IHP program was based on a program at Walter Reed Middle School in Los Angeles, California. Khrystyne Haje, who played Simone, was an actual graduate of the Reed IHP program.
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Twista (formerly known as Tung Twista) appears on a episode of Head of the class when he is challenged by Brian Robbins to a rap battle
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Actress Tannis Vallely (the young genius in braids) attended Robert Millikan Jr. High in Sherman Oaks, CA at the time of filming.
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