A laidback teacher provides needed guidance about life for a special class of exceptional students.
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1991   1990   1989   1988   1987   1986  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
William G. Schilling ...  Dr. Harold Samuels 114 episodes, 1986-1991
Jeannetta Arnette ...  Bernadette Meara 114 episodes, 1986-1991
Dan Frischman ...  Arvid Engen 114 episodes, 1986-1991
Robin Givens ...  Darlene Merriman 114 episodes, 1986-1991
Khrystyne Haje ...  Simone Foster 114 episodes, 1986-1991
Tony O'Dell ...  Alan Pinkard 114 episodes, 1986-1991
Brian Robbins ...  Eric Mardian 114 episodes, 1986-1991
Kimberly Russell ...  Sarah Nevins 114 episodes, 1986-1991
Dan Schneider ...  Dennis Blunden 114 episodes, 1986-1991
Howard Hesseman ...  Charlie Moore 92 episodes, 1986-1990
Tannis Vallely ...  Janice Lazarotto 69 episodes, 1986-1991
Leslie Bega ...  Maria Borges 68 episodes, 1986-1990
Joher Coleman ...  Jawaharlal Choudhury 68 episodes, 1986-1990
Rain Pryor ...  T.J. Jones 51 episodes, 1988-1991
Michael DeLorenzo ...  Alex Torres 47 episodes, 1989-1991
Lara Piper ...  Viki Amory 47 episodes, 1989-1991
De'voreaux White ...  Aristotle McKenzie 47 episodes, 1989-1991
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A group of gifted high school students are placed together into an "enrichment" class. Although brilliant, they have much to learn about each other and themselves. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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This was the first American sitcom to film in Russia. See more »

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[Dennis arrives to the christmas party dressed as Santa after collecting donations]
Dennis Blunden: I was making a fortune on 106th street. The suit makes all the difference.
Jasper Kwong: That's really low Dennis.
Eric Mardian: Yeah, I'll say. Somewhere there is a naked fat guy with a bell and bucket.
Dennis Blunden: If you don't believe me I won an award. Take a look at this.
[Dennis hands Darlene the award paper]
Darlene Merriman: [reading the award statement surprised] This is in recongition of Dennis Blunden's work through the "Christmas for Kids" program.
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Underrated and overlooked
5 February 2004 | by foster_316See all my reviews

In my opinion "Head of the Class" was one of the more overlooked and underrated primetime sitcoms of the mid to late 80's. The reason why I say this is, of course in the same era as "The Cosby Show", most shows like these get overlooked. Some of the cast members went on to act in motion pictures and other TV shows after the series ended in 1991. I guess the initial draw to the show was Howard Hesseman because like mamy of you, I remember his days on "WKRP in Cincinnati" as the popular "Johnny Fever". I wish it could come on syndication because they made the required 100 episodes for it to go in that format. They made history by being the first U.S. sitcom to film episodes in the Soviet Union. I would love to see a reunion show in the near future, but still, for this show to stay on network TV for five seasons with a relatively unknown cast of characters, even with the standards that "The Cosby Show" had set, that is saying something. To sum it all up "Head of the Class" was one of those overlooked shows that have become Cult Classics.


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17 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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Burbank, California, USA See more »

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