A laidback teacher provides needed guidance about life for a special class of exceptional students.
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Complete series cast summary:
William G. Schilling ...  Dr. Harold Samuels 114 episodes, 1986-1991
...  Bernadette Meara 114 episodes, 1986-1991
...  Arvid Engen 114 episodes, 1986-1991
...  Darlene Merriman 114 episodes, 1986-1991
...  Simone Foster 114 episodes, 1986-1991
...  Alan Pinkard 114 episodes, 1986-1991
...  Eric Mardian 114 episodes, 1986-1991
...  Sarah Nevins 114 episodes, 1986-1991
...  Dennis Blunden 114 episodes, 1986-1991
...  Charlie Moore 92 episodes, 1986-1990
Tannis Vallely ...  Janice Lazarotto 69 episodes, 1986-1991
...  Maria Borges 68 episodes, 1986-1990
...  Jawaharlal Choudhury 68 episodes, 1986-1990
...  T.J. Jones / ... 53 episodes, 1988-1991
...  Alex Torres 48 episodes, 1989-1991
Lara Piper ...  Viki Amory 48 episodes, 1989-1991
...  Aristotle McKenzie 48 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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17 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Ganz große Klasse  »

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Trivia

Actress Tannis Vallely (the young genius in braids) attended Robert Millikan Jr. High in Sherman Oaks, CA at the time of filming. See more »

Quotes

[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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Referenced in Married with Children: Kelly Knows Something (1994) See more »

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Underrated and overlooked
5 February 2004 | by See 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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