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Head of the Class 

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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Cast

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 / ... 53 episodes, 1988-1991
Michael DeLorenzo ...  Alex Torres 48 episodes, 1989-1991
Lara Piper ...  Viki Amory 48 episodes, 1989-1991
De'voreaux White ...  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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Comedy

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Head of the Class See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (114 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In a 1998 interview on The Roseanne Show (1997), Billy Connolly said that he had a beard when he was cast, but he had to shave it off because the network had done tests and found people perceived men with beards as "sinister." See more »

Quotes

Eric Mardian: [in response to Viki trying to find her birth mother] We're here to help you babe. We're looking for a tall blonde, killer body, killer legs, killer smile, a little spacey, but hot.
[as Miss Meara Walks in the classroom]
Eric Mardian: Mom!
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Man, those kids be, like, smart.
11 January 2002 | by Carmo-2See all my reviews

Stretching the realms of plausibility is what makes sitcoms great! Well, actually, Alex P. Keaton is what makes sitcoms great. And he's not in this. So, it ain't great. And, what's more, it stretches the realms of plausibility. The students in the class are geeky. A little too geeky if you know what I mean. And they never get beaten up! I smell a rat, and that rat is of alien form. Yes, I think it is fairly obvious that the only explanation for their super- intelligence and their physical invulnerability is that they are extra- terrestrials planning an invasion. Impossible? Remember, Robin Williams looked human in Mork and Mindy. I rest my case.


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