Head of the Class (1986–1991)
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When they're asked to contribute something for the 80s time capsule the school is burying, the students secretly come up with something special - their own music video for the song "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" by Timbuk3.

Director:

Art Dielhenn

Writers:

Rich Eustis (creator), Michael Elias (creator) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Howard Hesseman ... Charlie Moore
William G. Schilling ... Dr. Harold Samuels
Jeannetta Arnette ... Bernadette Meara
Leslie Bega ... Maria Borges
Dan Frischman ... Arvid Engen
Robin Givens ... Darlene Merriman
Khrystyne Haje ... Simone Foster
Joher Coleman ... Jawaharlal Choudhury (as Jory Husain)
Tony O'Dell ... Alan Pinkard
Brian Robbins ... Eric Mardian
Kimberly Russell ... Sarah Nevins
Dan Schneider ... Dennis Blunden
Tannis Vallely Tannis Vallely ... Janice Lazarotto
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Storyline

Samuels informs the IHP that they've been asked to submit something that can be placed in a time capsule that will be opened a hundred years later. Moore suggests doing a video and they tell Samuels about it and he likes it and puts Alan in charge. And when they're done and view it, it's utterly dull. And Dennis goes wild and wrecks the video. Alan wants to turn him in but Moore tells them that they still have time to make another video. While Alan wants to redo it, the class decides to make one they can be proud of. And they decide not to tell Samuels till it's done. And they hope he likes it. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1987 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The unique way the song "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" by Timbuk3 is used in this episode helped establish the popular misconception that the song is actually about celebrating graduation and what comes after it, even if in a slightly tongue in cheek way. However, the song, while indeed satirical, is actually about the looming nuclear holocaust (the literal "bright" future that the lyrics mention) of the Cold War, and one of the people, a graduating nuclear scientist, who'll enable it (the shades refer to the protective glasses that people wear while observing nuclear weapons tests), but who doesn't really care about any of it because he only thinks about the near future and its promising financial prospects that benefit him. See more »


Soundtracks

The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades
Written by Pat MacDonald
Performed by Timbuk 3
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records
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