The Best Episodes of 21 Jump Street

Last Updated: Feb 13, 2019

21 Jump Street was a FOX action/drama series that ran for five seasons (1987-1991). The show revolved around a group of young cops who would use their youthful appearance to go undercover and solve crimes involving teenagers and young adults. 21 Jump Street propelled Johnny Depp to stardom and was the basis for a 2012 comedy/action film of the same name.

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#1 - 2245

Season 4 - Episode 16

Hanson tries to convince a juvenile inmate on death row to appear in a film intended to keep his peers out of prison.

star 9.25
4 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
Writers: Michelle Ashford, Glen Morgan, James Wong
Equal Protection

#2 - Equal Protection

Season 5 - Episode 11

After discovering that some white officers are responsible for beating and harassing black teenagers, Hoffs, with Fuller's help, try to convict them.

star 8.50
4 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Jeff Myrow
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Homegirls

#3 - Homegirls

Season 5 - Episode 21

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

star 8.50
4 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Jeff Myrow
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After School Special

#4 - After School Special

Season 2 - Episode 5

Hanson is unable to keep his mind on the investigation of a shooting of a teacher at an inner city school when he learns that his mother is moving in with her boyfriend.

star 8.33
12 votes
Directors: David Jackson
Writers: David Jackson
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Just Say No! High

#5 - Just Say No! High

Season 5 - Episode 5

Hoffs is suspended from the force when while working undercover in high school she is forced to take a mandatory drug test and the results come back positive.

star 8.33
3 votes
Directors: Randy Bradshaw
Writers: Sharon E. Doyle
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Awomp-Bomp-Aloobomb, Aloop Bamboom

#6 - Awomp-Bomp-Aloobomb, Aloop Bamboom

Season 4 - Episode 18

Hanson and Penhall find a way to get out of the cold while remaining on the job as they trail a suspected bomber to Florida during spring break.

star 8.25
4 votes
Directors: Jorge Montesi
Writers: Glen Morgan, James Wong
The Girl Next Door

#7 - The Girl Next Door

Season 5 - Episode 8

While investigating the hit and run murder of a high school football star, McCann becomes involved with a cheerleader who has AIDS.

star 8.25
4 votes
Writers: Jonathan Glassner
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Baby Blues

#8 - Baby Blues

Season 5 - Episode 13

Joey feels responsible for a baby girl he is taking care in a experimental program and try to find her drug addicted mother.

star 8.25
4 votes
Directors: Zale Dalen
Writers: Deborah Starr Seibel
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My Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

#9 - My Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

Season 1 - Episode 5

Hanson and Penhall infiltrate an exclusive preppie clique to investigate a prank that left a girl dead.

star 8.19
26 votes
Directors: Gary Winter
Writers: Bill Nuss
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Mike's P.O.V.

#10 - Mike's P.O.V.

Season 4 - Episode 9

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.

star 8.17
6 votes
Directors: Jorge Montesi
Writers: John Truby
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Parental Guidance Suggested

#11 - Parental Guidance Suggested

Season 4 - Episode 11

While observing a family suspected of operating a burglary ring, Hoffs begins to suspect that a boy is being abused.

star 8.14
7 votes
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I'm OK- You Need Work

#12 - I'm OK- You Need Work

Season 2 - Episode 15

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.

star 8.11
9 votes
Directors: Neill Fearnley
Writers: Clifton Campbell
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Swallowed Alive

#13 - Swallowed Alive

Season 3 - Episode 9

Hanson becomes an inmate in a juvenile detention hall in order to investigate the murder of one of the inmates.

star 8.11
9 votes
Writers: Eric Blakeney
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Honor Bound

#14 - Honor Bound

Season 2 - Episode 8

Hanson and Penhall find the military code of honor hampering their undercover investigation of a military academy where the cadets are suspected of killing homosexuals.

star 8.00
13 votes
Directors: Bill Corcoran
Writers: E. Paul Edwards
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Loc'd Out (1)

#15 - Loc'd Out (1)

Season 3 - Episode 19

Hanson finds himself on the wrong side of the law after he decides to seek revenge on members of a street gang who shot and seriously wounded Ioki.

star 8.00
10 votes
Writers: Michelle Ashford, Eric Blakeney
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Research and Destroy

#16 - Research and Destroy

Season 4 - Episode 13

The Jump Street Cops are sent to investigate a college chemistry lab where it is suspected that new designer drugs are being manufactured.

star 8.00
5 votes
Writers: Gary Rosen
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Diplomas for Sale

#17 - Diplomas for Sale

Season 5 - Episode 9

Doug and Joey enroll in a college where good students are mysteriously being turned into criminals.

star 8.00
3 votes
Directors: Randy Bradshaw
Writers: Thomas Perry, Jo Perry
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Number One with A Bullet

#18 - Number One with A Bullet

Season 5 - Episode 10

Doug is seriously wounded while on a case and while the doctors try to save his life he enters limbo where the people he meets there cause him to reconsider his choice of career.

star 8.00
3 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Ann Donahue
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Coppin' Out

#19 - Coppin' Out

Season 5 - Episode 16

Mac and Joey try to find the responsibles for vandalizing elderly homes. The problem is that one of the prime suspects is the son of Fuller's girlfriend.

star 8.00
4 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Simon Ayer
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Besieged (2)

#20 - Besieged (2)

Season 2 - Episode 3

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 pusher.

star 7.92
13 votes
Directors: Bill Corcoran
Writers: Jonathan Lemkin
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Orpheus 3.3

#21 - Orpheus 3.3

Season 2 - Episode 16

Hanson blames himself for failing to prevent the shooting death of his girlfriend in a convenience store robbery and becomes obsessed with revenge.

star 7.92
12 votes
Writers: Bill Nuss
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Loc'd Out (2)

#22 - Loc'd Out (2)

Season 3 - Episode 20

Hanson finds himself on the wrong side of the law after he decides to seek revenge on members of a street gang who shot and seriously wounded Ioki.

star 7.86
7 votes
Writers: Eric Blakeney, Bill Nuss
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God is a Bullet

#23 - God is a Bullet

Season 4 - Episode 5

The Jump Street team intervenes when a tough new principal goes too far in his attempts to clean up a drug and crime infested inner city school.

star 7.86
7 votes
Writers: John Truby
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Christmas in Saigon

#24 - Christmas in Saigon

Season 2 - Episode 11

Ioki faces being dismissed from the force when internal affairs discovers that he is a Vietnamese refuge who is using an alias. Flashback sequences show his escape from Saigon.

star 7.83
12 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
Writers: Bill Nuss
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Hell Week

#25 - Hell Week

Season 3 - Episode 6

Hanson and Ioki must endure hell week as fraternity pledges in order to gain the confidence and get evidence on a gang rape which occurred at a frat party.

star 7.83
12 votes
Directors: Jonathan Wacks
Writers: Bill Nuss
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