21 Jump Street (1987–1991)

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The cases of an undercover police unit composed of young looking officers specializing in youth crime.

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 Officer Judy Hoffs (102 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Captain Adam Fuller / ... (97 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Officer Doug Penhall (90 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Officer Tom Hanson (82 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Officer Harry Truman Ioki / ... (82 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Sal 'Blowfish' Banducci / ... (42 episodes, 1987-1990)
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21 Jump Street is the headquarters for a squad of police officers who specialize in investigations relating to young people. Each of the Jump St. personnel was selected for their ability to pass for high school or college students, allowing them to operate undercover in areas where it is difficult for regular police officers to blend in unnoticed. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Too cool for school.

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The Mustang that Tom Hanson drove belonged to his father, who was killed in the line of duty. See more »

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Throughout the first season Hansen repeatedly says "tail" when his mouth obviously says "ass." This was a post-production change in response to network censorship, who thought the word "ass" was inappropriate. See more »

Quotes

Off. Doug Penhall: [after being awaken in the middle of the night by Hanson] Why didn't you call?
Off. Tom Hanson #2: You wouldn't have let me in.
Off. Doug Penhall: I know. Why didn't you call?
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Referenced in NTSF:SD:SUV: 16 Hop Street (2012) See more »

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By Liam Sternberg
Arranged and produced by Jay Gruska
Sung by Holly Robinson Peete (as Holly Robinson)
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Still a good show
4 December 2002 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

My friends continue to make fun of me for absolutely loving this show, but I don't really care. Seeing the episodes now -- in 2002 -- only shows how fresh this show still is. Some of these episodes could be aired *today* and still be relevant and have an impact.

I definitely thought the show was going a bit downhill in season 3. Adding Richard Grieco to the cast did not help; I liked neither him nor his character and was happy to see him gone. Overall, I must say that the second season was the best, with tightly-written episodes, strong characterization and outstanding acting ("Orpheus 3.3" springs to mind as an example of truly breath-taking acting on Johnny Depp's part).

Well, what more can I say that hasn't been said? If you ever get the chance, check this show out. Here's hoping for a possible DVD release -- the quality of my tapes isn't what it used to be and I would hate to lose my collection (season 1-4).


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