TV Episodes The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes  

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List of the best 21 Jump Street episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. 21 Jump Street was a police/crime drama series which aired on Fox from 1987-1991. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top 21 Jump Street episodes of all time are.

Fans of 21 Jump Street are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is. List features episodes like Shirts and Skins, and Things We Said Today. What is the best 21 Jump Street episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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I'm OK- You Need Work is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
I'm OK- You Need Work Feb 21 1988 Hanson becomes trapped in a private drug clinic where he had himself placed in order to investigate claims of patient abuse made by a kid he once busted on drug charges.

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A Big Disease with a Little Na... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
A Big Disease with a Little Name Feb 07 1988 Dorothy an old girlfriend of Penhall's, who walked out on him two years ago, returns and decides to move in with him. Hanson gets assigned to protect a student with AIDS who is being made to ...more

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Pilot (2) is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Pilot (2) Apr 12 1987 Hanson gets assigned to the Jump Street unit, a special division of the police force which uses young cops to go undercover and stop juvenile crime, when his youthful appearance causes him to be ...more

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My Future's So Bright, I Gotta... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
My Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades May 03 1987 Hanson and Penhall infiltrate an exclusive preppie clique to investigate a prank that left a girl dead.

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Pilot (1) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Pilot (1) Apr 12 1987 Hanson gets assigned to the Jump Street unit, a special division of the police force which uses young cops to go undercover and stop juvenile crime, when his youthful appearance causes him to be ...more

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Gotta Finish the Riff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Gotta Finish the Riff May 17 1987 Jenko is killed by a drunk driver and is replaced by Captain Fuller who has his hands full dealing with a vengeful gang leader whom has taken his principal and several others hostage, including ...more

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Besieged (2) is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Besieged (2) Oct 04 1987 Hanson and Hoffs go undercover in order to put a crack ring out of business. Penhall, working on the same case, returns to squad car and becomes convinced that his new partner killed a drug

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Mean Streets and Pastel Houses is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Mean Streets and Pastel Houses Jun 28 1987 Hanson goes undercover as a punk rocker in an effort to stop a feud between two rival gangs from turning into a war.

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Besieged (1) is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Besieged (1) Sep 27 1987 Hanson and Hoffs go undercover in order to put a crack ring out of business. Penhall, working on the same case, returns to squad car and becomes convinced that his new partner killed a drug

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Fun with Animals is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Fun with Animals Nov 06 1988 Hanson is assigned Booker as his new partner and the two don't hit it off as Booker's racist attitudes lead Hanson to believe that Booker raped a black student.

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La Bizca is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
La Bizca Feb 26 1990 Penhall ends up taking his nephew back to America after he and Hanson travel to El Salvador in order to find Penhall's wife, whom they learn was killed in the fighting.

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Don't Pet the Teacher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Don't Pet the Teacher Apr 26 1987 A woman with car trouble whom Hanson helps out and makes a date with turns out to be a teacher who has been getting threatening messages and whose class he has been assigned to undercover.

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Best Years of Your Life is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Best Years of Your Life May 01 1988 The suicide of a popular student, whom Hanson and Penhall had arrested the night before, leaves his family, fellow students and Hanson in a state of depression and forces Penhall to relive ...more

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Blackout is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Blackout Jun 18 1990 Hoffs, Hanson and Penhall find themselves at the mercy of a defiant gang when all of them become trapped inside a school with out power.

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Mike's P.O.V. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Mike's P.O.V. Nov 20 1989 Hanson and Penhall investigate the murder of a high school teacher's wife and discover that the teacher hired one of his students to kill her.

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How I Saved the Senator is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
How I Saved the Senator May 07 1990 The Jump Street cops each relate a different version (with the teller as the hero of a film from their favorite genre), to a reporter investigating the foiled attempt to kill a senator.

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Don't Stretch the Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Don't Stretch the Rainbow Nov 01 1987 Racial violence threatens to break out at an integrated school when word leaks out that a white student got a black student pregnant.

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Crossfire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Crossfire Mar 30 1991 Hoffs is charged in a civil suit for a man she has arrested for solicitation. At court, she has to confront the man and his representative, her boyfriend's vindictive ex-wife.

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Blu Flu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Blu Flu Jan 29 1989 Everyone in the Jump Street unit gets blue flu when the police force goes on strike forcing Captain Fuller to team up with a rookie cadet.

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You Oughta be in Prison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
You Oughta be in Prison Season 2 Episode 9: Officer Hanson is kidnapped endangering his life, and that of a Hollywood heartthrob he was sent to protect.

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High High is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
High High Season 3 Episode 16: When drug-dealing gets out of hand at a prestigious performing arts school, the Jump Street undercover team must join the act

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The Blue Flu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
The Blue Flu Season 3 Episode 8: When the police union calls a strike, the Jump Street cops are torn over which side of the picket line to place their allegiance.

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Blinded by the Thousand Points... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Blinded by the Thousand Points of Light Season 3 Episode 17: The Jump Street cops go undercover on the streets as homeless runaways to find a missing teenager.

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Woolly Bullies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Woolly Bullies Season 3 Episode 11: While trying to infiltrate a high school computer club, Penhall is picked on by a bully which prompts stories from each of the cops who were all terrorized by a bully at some time in their lives.

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Swallowed Alive is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Swallowed Alive Season 3 Episode 9: Hanson, Penhall, Booker and Ioki pose as inmates in juvenile lock-up in order to learn how heroin is entering the facility.

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Partners, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Partners, Part 1 Season 3 Episode 19: When Hanson and Ioki go undercover with two rival gangs to find their weapons supplier, Ioki is shot in the crossfire.

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Partners, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Partners, Part 2 Season 3 Episode 20: Although forensics proves that a third gun was fired the night Officer Tower was killed, a jury finds Hanson guilty of murder.

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The Blue Flu is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
The Blue Flu

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Draw the Line is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Draw the Line Season 4 Episode 1: While in the process of clearing Hanson of all charges, Booker is forced to resign.

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Swallowed Alive is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Swallowed Alive Season 3 Episode 9: Hanson, Penhall, Booker and Ioki pose as inmates in juvenile lock-up in order to learn how heroin is entering the facility.

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Hell Week is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Hell Week Season 3 Episode 6: Jump Street goes undercover on a college campus to investigate a rape on fraternity row.

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Eternal Flame is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Eternal Flame Season 4 Episode 3: Working undercover at a nightclub, Hanson rekindles an old romance while uncovering a drug- and money-laundering operation.

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Coach of the Year is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Coach of the Year Season 3 Episode 4: Penhall and Booker join an all-state football team to investigate possible criminal negligence on the part of the coach when his star line-backer is crippled for life.

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Homegirls is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Homegirls Apr 20 1991 After seeing a teenager being murdered, Hoffs infiltrates the girl's street gang to find out who killed her.

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Fear & Loathing with Russell B... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Fear & Loathing with Russell Buckins Season 2 Episode 12: Officer Hanson experiences a late teenage rebellion, putting his friendships and his future in jeopardy.

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The Dragon and the Angel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
The Dragon and the Angel Season 3 Episode 7: Ioki infiltrates a Vietnamese gang to break up an extortion ring and is offered a chance to contact his grandmother who was left behind in Vietnam after the war.

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Slippin' into Darkness is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Slippin' into Darkness Season 3 Episode 2: While Hanson and Booker try to catch a drug dealer, their investigation is impeded by a gang of young vigilantes committed to help clean the streets of crime.

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Come from the Shadows is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Come from the Shadows Season 4 Episode 4: While trying to crack a black market syndicate selling El Salvarorean babies, Penhall falls in love and marries an El Salvadorean woman about to be deported.

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God is a Bullet is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
God is a Bullet Season 4 Episode 5: A principal's controversial tactics go too far in his attempt to clean up a decaying inner city school.

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Old Haunts in New Age is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Old Haunts in New Age Season 4 Episode 6: While investigating a series of fires, Penhall and Hanson meet a student whose psychic powers lead them to an arsonist.

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Out of Control is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Out of Control Season 4 Episode 7: Hanson and Ioki face their personal demons when they go undercover and solve burglaries in an exclusive neighborhood.

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Mike's POV is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Mike's POV Season 4 Episode 9: Hanson and Penhall go undercover at a high school to find a lonely student, guilty of killing a teacher's wife.

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The Dragon and the Angel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
The Dragon and the Angel Season 3 Episode 7: Ioki infiltrates a Vietnamese gang to break up an extortion ring and is offered a chance to contact his grandmother who was left behind in Vietnam after the war.

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Whose Choice is it, Anyway? is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Whose Choice is it, Anyway? Season 3 Episode 5: The Jump Street team goes undercover to find out who has been vandalizing pregnancy clinics, while Booker tries to lift Blowfish's self esteem by getting him a date with a beautiful stripper.

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The Currency We Trade In is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
The Currency We Trade In Season 3 Episode 3: Penhall almost wrings a confession from a falsely accused child molester and must then find a way to help the man overcome the devastation of the false charge.

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Chapel of Love is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Chapel of Love Season 2 Episode 14: To pacify their dateless state on Valentine's Day, the Jump Street squad plays poker and reminisces about their worst dates, while Hanson remembers his prom night when his father was killed.

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Next Victim is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Next Victim Season 3 Episode 18: When the controversial host of a radio talk show is nearly killed in an explosion, Booker takes over the show in an attempt to flush out the guilty party.

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Whose Choice is it, Anyway? is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Whose Choice is it, Anyway? Season 3 Episode 5: The Jump Street team goes undercover to find out who has been vandalizing pregnancy clinics, while Booker tries to lift Blowfish's self esteem by getting him a date with a beautiful stripper.

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Hell Week is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Hell Week Season 3 Episode 6: Jump Street goes undercover on a college campus to investigate a rape on fraternity row.

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Return of Russell Buckins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Return of Russell Buckins Season 3 Episode 12: When a dangerously revealing magazine artide about the Jump Street program is written by Russell Buckins, Hanson is suspended and goes gunning for his old friend.