The Best Episodes of Great Teacher Onizuka
#1 - The Great Sacrifice 8.70
Season 1 - Episode 15
On the day of the test, Eikichi witnesses the abduction of a Diet member's daughter and pursues the kidnappers to an abandoned warehouse. During the ensuing brawl, Eikichi rescues the daughter, but is shot in the process. He manages to return to the school, but has to write the day-long test in one hour.
#2 - Onizuka Meets His Match 8.67
Season 1 - Episode 26
Eikichi learns that Nao, a former street racer, was using the school to help pay her brother's medical costs for an accident that she blames herself for. Eikichi challenges her to a game of no signals to teach her about self-worth.
#3 - Superstition 8.64
Season 1 - Episode 23
Eikichi receives a cursed chain letter, but he dismisses it as superstition. After a series of misfortunes, he begins to believe in the letter and does whatever he can to dispel the curse.
#4 - Playing Doctor - GTO Style 8.57
Season 1 - Episode 25
An attractive school nurse, Nao Kadena, arrives at the school, much to the delight of Eikichi. However, she soon starts using her looks and the school to fund her money-making schemes.
#5 - Compromising Positions 8.57
Season 1 - Episode 24
Mr. Uchiyamada experiences a mid-life crisis, wondering if there is any meaning left to his life. His family has grown apart and now fears for the worst when his daughter Yoshiko takes a liking to Eikichi.
#6 - Private Investigations 8.56
Season 1 - Episode 19
Urumi's teacher admits that she was the cause of Urumi's mistrust towards teachers. When Urumi was younger, she accidentally revealed the secret about Urumi's father. Eikichi decides that only a special lesson across an incomplete freeway will teach Urumi about life.
#7 - Falling for the Great Onizuka 8.54
Season 1 - Episode 17
Eikichi learns that Urumi went through a traumatic childhood experience and tries to help her cope with it using his own brand of teaching. His efforts unfortunately backfire when he accidentally pushes her off a building.
#8 - How to Dine and Dash 8.46
Season 1 - Episode 18
Blackmailed by Urumi for pushing her off a building, Eikichi subjects himself to her whims. After meeting her former elementary teacher, Urumi goes on a classroom terrorism spree.
#9 - Love Letters 8.44
Season 1 - Episode 20
Kunio finds a love letter addressed to him, initially believing it is from Akane Fujita, a girl he likes. However, when Akane dumps him, Kunio realizes his true feelings for his platonic friend, Fuyumi Kujirakawa.
#10 - The Mother of All Crushes 8.44
Season 1 - Episode 7
While preparing for parent-teacher meetings, Eikichi learns that one of his students, Kunio Murai, has a very young mother. He decides that "dates" are an excellent way to get to know the parents, much to Kunio's dismay.
#11 - Beauty + Brains = A Dangerous Mix 8.41
Season 1 - Episode 16
Eikichi relishes his newfound hero status until he meets Urumi Kanzaki, a mischievous girl who gets him arrested as a pervert. He is less than amused when he finds out that she is actually one of his students.
#12 - Whatever Can Go Wrong, Will Go Wrong 8.40
Season 1 - Episode 28
From getting bōsōzoku gangs to vote for Tomoko to questionable marketing ploys, Eikichi does whatever he can to make sure that Tomoko will win the contest. However, a contemptuous rival competitor undermines his efforts.
#13 - To Be Idolized by a Nation 8.37
Season 1 - Episode 11
At the talent beauty contest, Tomoko's clumsiness makes her a long shot to win, but discovers that being herself is her special talent. Despite losing, she gains newfound respect from her classmates.
#14 - Agent To The Stars 8.35
Season 1 - Episode 27
Eikichi becomes Tomoko's manager and arranges a series of innocuous commercial shoots to increase her national profile. Her commercials attract the attention of a popular magazine who wants her entered into their beauty contest.
#15 - The Secret Life of Onizuka 8.28
Season 1 - Episode 4
Eikichi learns first-hand what tricks his homeroom students are capable of. Yoshito Kikuchi, a computer expert, releases fake images of Eikichi engaged in BDSM and homosexual acts. Instead of getting mad, Eikichi asks Yoshito if he can create nude celebrity pictures for him
#16 - An Eye for an Eye, a Butt for a Butt 8.25
Season 1 - Episode 5
Anko Uehara and her gang bullies Noboru for hanging out with Eikichi. After rescuing Noboru from suicide (again), Eikichi decides that revenge is the only way to teach Anko a lesson.
#17 - The Legend Begins 8.24
Season 1 - Episode 1
Eikichi Onizuka begins his career as a teacher-in-training expecting that he will get a class of attractive, nubile high school girls. When he is assigned the problem "O class", a group of delinquents and blackmailers, only his tough love is able to win them over.
#18 - Enter Uchiyamada 8.23
Season 1 - Episode 2
Eikichi applies at Holy Forest Academy, and conflicts with the school's vice principal, Hiroshi Uchiyamada. Disgusted by his condescending attitude, he leaves knowing that they never would have hired him anyway. However, the school's chairwoman Ryoko Sakurai, impressed by his character, decides to offer him a job.
#19 - Between a Rock and a Hard Place 8.22
Season 1 - Episode 14
Determined to prevent his dismissal, Azusa invites Eikichi to her place for one-on-one all-night study sessions. Meanwhile, believing that studying alone isn't enough to get the highest mark, Eikichi's students attempt to steal the test answers from the school.
#20 - The Art of Demolition 8.22
Season 1 - Episode 22
Azusa learns that her former school will be demolished. During the countdown, a former student of the school runs into the building to retrieve a precious heirloom. Eikichi pursues in order to rescue her before the school is destroyed.
#21 - Conspiracies All Around 8.19
Season 1 - Episode 6
Following Anko's "lesson", Eikichi must face the PTA for his actions. When it appears that Eikichi is fighting a losing battle, Yoshito and Noboru reveal Anko's true nature to the PTA.
#22 - Revolution Everywhere 8.17
Season 1 - Episode 21
Unable to cope with the pressures of teaching, Azusa runs away to her former school in Hakuba. Eikichi, Tomoko, Yoshito, and Kunio follow in order to convince her to return.
#23 - Late Night Roof Diving 8.10
Season 1 - Episode 3
The new school year gets off to a rocky start for Eikichi. He has to teach middle school instead of high school students, live in a storage area at school, and rescue a student, Noboru Yoshikawa, from suicide.
#24 - Bungee Jumping Made Easy 8.06
Season 1 - Episode 8
When Kunio and his friends are confronted by local punks, they believe they are saved when Eikichi arrives. However, he refuses to help, believing their predicament will teach them about taking responsibility. Faced with a bungee jump, Kunio proves how far he will go to prevent his mother from dating Eikichi.
#25 - Money Talks, GTO Walks 8.06
Season 1 - Episode 30
Led to believe that he spent the school's money, Eikichi attempts to raise the money himself while his students investigate who set him up. The school's faculty decides to hold a student assembly so Eikichi can take responsibility for his actions.