The BEST Episodes of 21 Jump Street

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 7, 2020

Network: FOX

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 - Aired Feb 5, 1990

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

star 8.50
6 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
Writers: Glen Morgan, James Wong, Michelle Ashford
Equal Protection

#2 - Equal Protection

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 5, 1991

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

star 8.20
5 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Jeff Myrow
Homegirls

#3 - Homegirls

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 20, 1991

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

star 8.20
5 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Jeff Myrow
Pilot (2)

#4 - Pilot (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 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 underestimated while on patrol. His first case involves catching drug dealers.

star 8.13
78 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
Writers: Patrick Hasburgh
After School Special

#5 - After School Special

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 18, 1987

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 8.07
14 votes
Directors: David Jackson
Writers: David Jackson
My Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

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

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 3, 1987

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

star 8.07
29 votes
Directors: Gary Winter
Writers: Bill Nuss
Swallowed Alive

#7 - Swallowed Alive

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 5, 1989

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

star 8.00
10 votes
Writers: Eric Blakeney
Mike's P.O.V.

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

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 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.

star 8.00
7 votes
Directors: Jorge Montesi
Writers: John Truby
Parental Guidance Suggested

#9 - Parental Guidance Suggested

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 4, 1989

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

star 8.00
8 votes
Awomp-Bomp-Aloobomb, Aloop Bamboom

#10 - Awomp-Bomp-Aloobomb, Aloop Bamboom

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 19, 1990

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 8.00
5 votes
Directors: Jorge Montesi
Writers: Glen Morgan, James Wong
Just Say No! High

#11 - Just Say No! High

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 10, 1990

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 8.00
4 votes
Directors: Randy Bradshaw
Writers: Sharon E. Doyle
The Girl Next Door

#12 - The Girl Next Door

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 1, 1990

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

star 8.00
5 votes
Directors: Brenton Spencer
Writers: Jonathan Glassner
Baby Blues

#13 - Baby Blues

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 21, 1991

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

star 8.00
5 votes
Directors: Zale Dalen
Writers: Deborah Starr Seibel
Pilot (1)

#14 - Pilot (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 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 underestimated while on patrol. His first case involves catching drug dealers.

star 7.96
97 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
Writers: Patrick Hasburgh
Honor Bound

#15 - Honor Bound

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 8, 1987

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 7.93
14 votes
Directors: Bill Corcoran
Writers: E. Paul Edwards
I'm OK- You Need Work

#16 - I'm OK- You Need Work

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 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.

star 7.91
11 votes
Directors: Neill Fearnley
Writers: Clifton Campbell
Loc'd Out (1)

#17 - Loc'd Out (1)

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired May 14, 1989

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 7.91
11 votes
Writers: Eric Blakeney, Michelle Ashford
Orpheus 3.3

#18 - Orpheus 3.3

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 28, 1988

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

star 7.85
13 votes
Writers: Bill Nuss
Research and Destroy

#19 - Research and Destroy

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 8, 1990

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

star 7.83
6 votes
Writers: Gary Rosen
Coppin' Out

#20 - Coppin' Out

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 23, 1991

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 7.80
5 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Simon Ayer
Christmas in Saigon

#21 - Christmas in Saigon

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 18, 1987

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 7.77
13 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
Writers: Bill Nuss
Hell Week

#22 - Hell Week

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 18, 1988

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 7.77
13 votes
Directors: Jonathan Wacks
Writers: Bill Nuss
Loc'd Out (2)

#23 - Loc'd Out (2)

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired May 21, 1989

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 7.75
8 votes
Writers: Bill Nuss, Eric Blakeney
God is a Bullet

#24 - God is a Bullet

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 16, 1989

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 7.75
8 votes
Writers: John Truby
Diplomas for Sale

#25 - Diplomas for Sale

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 8, 1990

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

star 7.75
4 votes
Directors: Randy Bradshaw
Writers: Jo Perry, Thomas Perry