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The Best 21 Jump Street Episodes

Updated October 2, 2020 889 votes 142 voters 7.0k views118 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

    Feb 21 1988
    Hanson becomes trapped in a private drug clinic where he had himself placed in order to...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Besieged (2)

    Oct 04 1987
    Hanson and Hoffs go undercover in order to put a crack ring out of business. Penhall, working...
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    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...
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    Pilot (2)

    Apr 12 1987
    Hanson gets assigned to the Jump Street unit, a special division of the police force which...
  • 7
    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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    Besieged (1)

    Sep 27 1987
    Hanson and Hoffs go undercover in order to put a crack ring out of business. Penhall, working...
  • 9
    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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    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...
  • 11
    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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    Pilot (1)

    Apr 12 1987
    Hanson gets assigned to the Jump Street unit, a special division of the police force which...
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    18
    14

    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...
  • 14
    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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    16
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    Best Years of Your Life

    May 01 1988
    The suicide of a popular student, whom Hanson and Penhall had arrested the night before,...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Homegirls

    Apr 20 1991
    After seeing a teenager being murdered, Hoffs infiltrates the girl's street gang to find out...
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    Don't Stretch the Rainbow

    Nov 01 1987
    Racial violence threatens to break out at an integrated school when word leaks out that a...
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    Crossfire

    Mar 30 1991
    Hoffs is charged in a civil suit for a man she has arrested for solicitation. At court, she...
  • 21
    12
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    Mike's P.O.V.

    Nov 20 1989
    Hanson and Penhall investigate the murder of a high school teacher's wife and discover that...
  • 22
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    11

    Blu Flu

    Jan 29 1989
    Everyone in the Jump Street unit gets blue flu when the police force goes on strike forcing...
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    La Bizca

    Feb 26 1990
    Penhall ends up taking his nephew back to America after he and Hanson travel to El Salvador in...
  • 24
    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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    Blackout

    Jun 18 1990
    Hoffs, Hanson and Penhall find themselves at the mercy of a defiant gang when all of them...