The WORST episodes of 21 Jump Street

Every episode of 21 Jump Street ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of 21 Jump Street!

21 Jump Street revolved around a group of young cops who would use their youthful appearance to go undercover and solve crimes involving teenagers and young adults.

Last Updated: 12/19/2023Network: FOXStatus: Ended
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Wheels and Deals (2)
star
5.73
11 votes

#1 - Wheels and Deals (2)

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/27/1989

Working on a tip from Booker, the Jump Street cops join a motorcycle caravan in order to bring Raymond Crane to justice.

Directors: Jefferson Kibbee
How I Saved the Senator
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6.18
11 votes

#2 - How I Saved the Senator

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/7/1990

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.

Writer: Gary Rosen
The Dreaded Return of Russell Buckins
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6.27
11 votes

#3 - The Dreaded Return of Russell Buckins

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/26/1989

Hanson goes after an old friend who wrote an article exposing the Jump Street program causing Hanson to get suspended from duty.

Directors: Rob Iscove
Best Years of Your Life
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6.33
15 votes

#4 - Best Years of Your Life

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/1/1988

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 bitter childhood memories.

Directors: Bill Corcoran
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A.W.O.L.
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6.36
14 votes

#5 - A.W.O.L.

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/19/1989

An old Army buddy comes to Fuller seeking the Jump Street unit's help in bringing in an AWOL soldier who will be classified a deserter if he doesn't return to base within two days.

Directors: Mike Robison
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Brothers
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6.38
8 votes

#6 - Brothers

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/17/1990

Doug has a strained reunion with his estranged younger brother Joey when Joey is assigned to the Jump St. team. Doug comes to his aid after Joey is brainwashed into joining a religious cult he was investigating.

Directors: Don McBrearty
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Things We Said Today
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6.38
8 votes

#7 - Things We Said Today

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/18/1989

Ioki is confronted by a teenage boy with a gun, who three years earlier Ioki had talked into turning in his drug abusing family.

Directors: Tucker Gates
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Woolly Bullies
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6.53
15 votes

#8 - Woolly Bullies

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/19/1989

Penhall's encounter with a bully while undercover causes the members of the Jump Street unit to reminisce about their dealings with bullies while they were in school.

Directors: Bill Corcoran
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Tunnel of Love
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6.56
9 votes

#9 - Tunnel of Love

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/13/1990

Hoffs and Garrett must deal with a DEA officer while working undercover at a massage parlor suspected of being a front for a drug operation.

Directors: Jorge Montesi
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In the Name of Love
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6.57
7 votes

#10 - In the Name of Love

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/16/1991

Mac has to date a daughter of a reputed drug dealer in a confidential FBI case at the same time he is trying to rebuild a relantionship with an old flame.

Directors: Zale Dalen
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School's Out
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6.60
15 votes

#11 - School's Out

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/22/1988

Hanson goes undercover to find a student who is blowing up toilets. Meanwhile, Fuller must convince the higher-ups that the Jump Street program, which is scheduled to be deactivated over the summer, should be reactivated in the fall, and Doug decides it's time to grow up.

Directors: Kim Manners
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Low and Away
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6.63
27 votes

#12 - Low and Away

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/14/1987

Penhall joins the school baseball team in order to keep an eye on one of its star players, whose life has been threatened when his father agrees to testify against the mob.

Directors: Bill Corcoran
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Buddy System
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6.67
9 votes

#13 - Buddy System

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/27/1990

McCann joins up to be the partner of a mentally handicapped youth in a school buddy system, to investigate the murder of the boy's former partner.

Directors: Jorge Monte
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Nemesis
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6.67
15 votes

#14 - Nemesis

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/26/1989

Booker is laiden with guilt when after he infiltrates a gang of drug users that kill one of their own whom they suspect is an undercover cop.

Directors: Ken Wiederhorn
Writer: John Truby
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Chapel of Love
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6.69
16 votes

#15 - Chapel of Love

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/14/1988

Past romances that didn't have happy endings are the subject of conversation at a Valentine Day Eve poker game.

Directors: Michael Robinson
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Coach of the Year
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6.71
17 votes

#16 - Coach of the Year

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/27/1988

Penhall and Booker join a high school football team in attempt to prove that the coach's negligence led to the paralyzing injury of one of the players.

Writer: Bill Nuss
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Awomp-Bomp-Aloobomb, Aloop Bamboom
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6.71
7 votes

#17 - Awomp-Bomp-Aloobomb, Aloop Bamboom

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/19/1990

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.

Directors: Jorge Montesi
Film at Eleven
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6.75
8 votes

#18 - Film at Eleven

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/9/1991

After finding the missing daughter of a famous reporter, Mac tries to solve the mistery behind the missing.

Directors: Peter DeLuise
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The Education of Terry Carver
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6.75
8 votes

#19 - The Education of Terry Carver

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/14/1991

Hoffs, Joey and Mac help a raped girl that has no proof to convict the attacker.

Directors: Randy Bradshaw
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Mean Streets and Pastel Houses
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6.75
24 votes

#20 - Mean Streets and Pastel Houses

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/28/1987

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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The Worst Night of Your Life
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6.79
39 votes

#21 - The Worst Night of Your Life

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/10/1987

Hoffs is not convinced that the captured suspect in an arson case at a Catholic girls school is the guilty party and believes that the real culprit will strike again at the school's prom.

Directors: Rob Bowman
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The Blu Flu
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6.81
16 votes

#22 - The Blu Flu

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/29/1989

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.

Directors: Bill Corcoran
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Under the Influence
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6.86
7 votes

#23 - Under the Influence

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/23/1991

McCann infiltrates a group of devil worshipers whose leader has enthralled a teenage boy with her beauty.

Directors: Jorge Montesi
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Diplomas for Sale
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6.86
7 votes

#24 - Diplomas for Sale

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/8/1990

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

Directors: Randy Bradshaw
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Rounding Third
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6.86
7 votes

#25 - Rounding Third

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/14/1990

After volunteering to become a Little League coach Penhall learns that one of the players was kidnapped by his father, from his mother and step-father.

Directors: Jefferson Kibbee
Writer: Gary Rosen
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