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21 Jump Street (TV Series 1987–1991) Poster

(1987–1991)

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The show was based on a real-life undercover unit in Los Angeles, California.
Johnny Depp and Peter DeLuise sang the JUMP!! backup vocals to the opening theme song while Holly Robinson Peete sang the lead.
As Johnny Depp became increasingly frustrated with the series, he began to put forth ridiculous suggestions for his character to the producers. One such a suggestion included the discovery by the other characters that Tom Hanson was obsessed with peanut butter, and would be discovered by the other characters smearing it all over his naked body.
When Johnny Depp became increasingly disillusioned with the show, the actor would amuse himself by changing his lines.
The cot featured in the holding cell in the Jump Street Chapel, was, on occasion, used by the actors to ensure they would be on-time for work. If an actor had gone out partying the night before, he was known to go to the set, and spend the night on the cot, to ensure he could not get in trouble for being late to work.
Johnny Depp did not want to work on a television series, but agreed to a six-year contract, only because he did not believe the show would last more than one season. He also found it difficult to turn down the money and the chance to work with Frederic Forrest. But the show became a huge success mostly due to Depp's presence. By the third season, Depp was chafing at having to stay with the show instead of accepting various film offers. He began to complain about the scripts and often gave listless performances. With the help of his lawyers, Depp was released from his contract, and left the show after the fourth season.
Johnny Depp had always been Patrick Hasburgh's first choice to play Tom Hanson, but Depp turned the role down. Jeff Yagher was then cast as Hanson, and filming for the pilot began. But FOX was unhappy with his performance, and halted production after three weeks. FOX wanted Josh Brolin for the role, but Hasburgh wanted to offer the role to Depp again. This time, Depp accepted the role, and Yagher's scenes were re-shot.
Peter DeLuise (Doug Penhall) and Gina Nemo (Dorothy) were married in real-life when they dated on the show.
The character of Booker was supposed to be killed off at the end of the third season. However, he proved so popular that he was spun off onto his own show Booker (1989).
The Mustang that Tom Hanson drove, belonged to his father, who was killed in the line of duty.
Holly Robinson Peete was the only cast member to stay with the show throughout its entire run.
After the second season, a spin-off was planned titled "City Court". The intention was to follow the Jump Street cases through the court system. A two-hour pilot was planned, in which Tom Hanson is put on trial for murder. But, because of the 1988 writers' strike, the series was never produced. The storyline featuring Hanson's murder trial was later used for the third season finale.
"Jump Street" is slang for "The start."
The show is set in the U.S., but was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
This led off the Sunday night line-up during the first season presented by the FOX network.
Johnny Depp often wore a tube sock in his pants as a joke during the filming of this show.
Barney Martin had two different guest roles on the series. Once as Tom Hanson's partner in the pilot episode, and once playing an alleged kidnapper in the episode 21 Jump Street: In the Custody of a Clown (1987).
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Ioki's real name was Vinh Van Tran.
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Jason Priestley and Shannon Doherty (before making Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)) were both in their own episode on this show. Jason Priestley was in 2 separate episodes. He played two completely different people.
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Barney Martin (Tom Hanson's older, first partner in the pilot) later became Seinfeld's dad in Seinfeld (1989).
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Blowfish appeared in the third episode, a guy working on a car.
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Judy's badge number is 714.
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Judy's middle name is Anne.
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Basis of the movie 21 Jump Street (2012) and its sequel 22 Jump Street (2014), starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.
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Steven Williams. AKA. Captain Adam Fuller. Would Later Go on to Play Ruffus in the Hit Show Supernatural
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