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The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes 

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Updated November 22, 2019 616 votes 124 voters 6.4k views 118 items

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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 Episode: 15, Season: 21 Jump Street - Season 2

Original Airing: 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 Lit... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
A Big Disease with a Little Name Episode: 13, Season: 21 Jump Street - Season 2

Original Airing: 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) Episode: 2, Season: 21 Jump Street - Season 1

Original Airing: 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... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
My Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades Episode: 5, Season: 21 Jump Street - Season 1

Original Airing: May 03 1987

Hanson and Penhall infiltrate an exclusive preppie clique to investigate a prank that left a girl dead.
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Besieged (2) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Besieged (2) Episode: 3, Season: 21 Jump Street - Season 2

Original Airing: 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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Besieged (1) is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Besieged (1) Episode: 2, Season: 21 Jump Street - Season 2

Original Airing: 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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Pilot (1) is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Pilot (1) Episode: 1, Season: 21 Jump Street - Season 1

Original Airing: 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) 8 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Gotta Finish the Riff Episode: 7, Season: 21 Jump Street - Season 1

Original Airing: 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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Fun with Animals is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Fun with Animals Episode: 1, Season: 21 Jump Street - Season 3

Original Airing: 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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Don't Pet the Teacher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Don't Pet the Teacher Episode: 4, Season: 21 Jump Street - Season 1

Original Airing: 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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Mean Streets and Pastel ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Mean Streets and Pastel Houses Episode: 13, Season: 21 Jump Street - Season 1

Original Airing: 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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Best Years of Your Life ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Best Years of Your Life Episode: 20, Season: 21 Jump Street - Season 2

Original Airing: 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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La Bizca is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
La Bizca Episode: 19, Season: 21 Jump Street - Season 4

Original Airing: 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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Mike's P.O.V. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Mike's P.O.V. Episode: 9, Season: 21 Jump Street - Season 4

Original Airing: 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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Swallowed Alive is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
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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Blackout is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Blackout Episode: 26, Season: 21 Jump Street - Season 4

Original Airing: 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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Don't Stretch the Rainbo... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Don't Stretch the Rainbow Episode: 7, Season: 21 Jump Street - Season 2

Original Airing: 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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Blu Flu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Blu Flu Episode: 8, Season: 21 Jump Street - Season 3

Original Airing: 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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Champagne High is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Season 2 Episode 17: Hanson and Penhall pose as the battling McQuaid brothers to infiltrate a gang of students being bussed from the wrong side of the tracks.
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Blindsided is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Season 1 Episode 9: A sexually abused coed tries to hire Jump Street's Officer Hanson to kill her policeman father.
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Last Chance High is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Season 4 Episode 21: While undercover as the McQuaid Brothers at a continuation school to investigate a series of robberies, Hanson and Penhall encounter a 15-year-old girl hiding her baby sister.
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Crossfire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Crossfire Episode: 18, Season: 21 Jump Street - Season 5

Original Airing: 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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How I Saved the Senator ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
How I Saved the Senator Episode: 23, Season: 21 Jump Street - Season 4

Original Airing: 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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You Oughta be in Prison ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
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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Homegirls is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes
Homegirls Episode: 21, Season: 21 Jump Street - Season 5

Original Airing: Apr 20 1991

After seeing a teenager being murdered, Hoffs infiltrates the girl's street gang to find out who killed her.