21 Jump Street: Season 1, Episode 4

My Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades (3 May 1987)

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Hanson and Penhall investigate the possible rape and death of a student.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Officer Judy Hoffs (as Holly Robinson)
David Oliver ...
Kerry Graham
Kurt Niles
John D'Aquino ...
Vinny Morgan (as John DiAquino)
Scott Crowe
Mrs. Morgan
William Samples ...
English Teacher
Antony Holland ...
Night Commander Jacobson
Ghislaine Crawford ...
Girl with Earrings (as Jhuslaine Crawford)
Robyn Stevan ...
Kim Morgan


Hanson and Penhall investigate the possible rape and death of a student.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery




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3 May 1987 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The title references the Timbuk 3 song, "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades". See more »


When the paper boy finds Kim in the ditch, her eyes are twitching. Later on the police officers state she was found dead. See more »


[first lines]
Kim Morgan: Where are we going?
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Life Is Hard
Performed by Timbuk 3
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Hanson And Penhall For Another Adventure
23 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"My Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" which interestingly happens to be the title of one of my favorite songs back in the 1980's by Timbuk,presents another adventure together by Officer Tom Hanson and Officer Doug Penhall.Both officers go undercover to investigate the rape and murder of a 16-year old female student in a preppie high school.

As they go through their investigation,both try to adjust inside in the school of wealthy kids as they themselves try to act one.We get to see Hanson try to be cocky initially to have less difficult time adjusting to "his people" but fail miserably in the end.Surprisingly,Penhall was more at ease with the rich kids. It was also funny to see Officer Harry Truman Ioki as the chauffeur to the "rich" undercover kids. LOL

The episode ended with a shootout which definitely would remind us of how many 80's shows present shootouts in a manner that they aren't as violent while this review is being written.Nice to see Depp and DeLuise in another entertaining show as Hanson and Penhall respectively as well as Dustin Nguyen as steal a few scenes as Ioki.Also,it was a delight to see Josh Brolin to guest on the show.

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