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"21 Jump Street" How I Saved the Senator (1990)

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How Each One Saved A Senator In A Movie Genre

9/10
Author: Desertman84 from United States
29 May 2015

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"How I Saved the Senator" is the 23rd episode of the 4th season of 21 Jump Street.

In it,we get to see Officers Thomas Hanson,Douglas Penhall,Truman Ioki,Judith Hoffs; and Captain Adam Fuller narrate their story to a reporter on how they saved a Senator from being assassinated.Apparently,they told it in a some fashion wherein they did not act as a group but rather individually with each one serving as a hero.They told as a movie genre.Tom acted like Charlie Chaplin.Doug saw himself as James Bond.Ioki was a martial arts expert.While Judy and Captain Fuller were characters in a backstage film noir back in the 1940's.

The show as definitely a great one.Aside from Depp's presence,the writers were creative enough to do a memorable episode that would be considered arguably as one of the best if not the best for the season.Added to that,it will also compete for the best one during its five-year run.

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The Best 21 Jump Street Episode Ever

10/10
Author: kermitthefrog594 from Australia
30 January 2008

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People may think Loc'd Out was good (where Hanson was sent to jail), or that Orpheus 3.3 deserved top billing. Truth is, both episodes are very good... but this is the best. Straying from the formula of "there is a problem with a teenager, the gang goes undercover to solve it," this sees Hanson, Ioki, Penhall and Judy - and even Fuller - fantasizing about themselves saving a senator who was 'nearly assassinated'. Seeing Johnny Depp become Charlie Chaplin, Holly Robinson become a spunky jazz singer, Dustin Nguyen become Bruce Lee and Peter DeLuise become James Bond could have been tacky, but works very well here. And Stephen Williams as a Western cowboy is a nice finishing touch. This gets full marks from me.

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