The BEST episodes of Head of the Class

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

Head of the Class follows a group of gifted students in the Individualized Honors Program (IHP) at the fictional Monroe High School (later Millard Fillmore High School) in Manhattan, and their history teacher Charlie Moore (Howard Hesseman)

Last Updated: 5/26/2024Network: ABC (US)Status: Ended
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#1 - The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming!

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/4/1987

The IHP faces their Russian counterparts in an academic tournament. Eric must join the team to replace an ailing Jawaharal.

Directors: Art Dielhenn
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8.00
3 votes

#2 - Valentine's Day

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/11/1987

The class has problems on Valentine's day.

Writer: Gary Gilbert
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4 votes

#3 - Video Activity

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/18/1987

The class makes a music video for a time capsule

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8.00
1 votes

#4 - Revenge of the Liberal

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/2/1987

Dennis represents the school on a talk show.

Directors: Tony Singletary
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7.67
6 votes

#5 - Arvid's Sure Thing

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/1/1989

Arvid goes out with an easy girl.

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7.63
8 votes

#6 - Back to the Future

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/24/1986

The class imagines life 20 years in the future

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2 votes

#7 - Past Imperfect

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/21/1987

Charlie must pass a test in Macro Economics in order to keep his teaching license. The IHP attempt to help him.

Directors: Andrew D. Weyman
Writer: Jerry Rannow
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2 votes

#8 - Crimes of the Heart

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/1/1987

Charlie investigates when Sarah's grades plummet.

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7.40
5 votes

#9 - Mission to Moscow (2)

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/2/1988

The team begins the competition without Eric, Arvid or Dennis.

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7.33
6 votes

#10 - As Time Goes By

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/10/1986

Charlie's ex-flame evaluates the class

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3 votes

#11 - The Secret Life of Arvid Engen

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/6/1987

Arvid starts to daydream about Lori and it affects his schoolwork

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7.33
3 votes

#12 - We Love You, Mrs. Russell

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/9/1988

A popular teacher has Alzheimer's

Directors: Art Dielhenn
Writer: Jerry Rannow
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7.33
3 votes

#13 - Don't Play with Matches

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/23/1988

The class gets matched up with computer dates

Directors: Art Dielhenn
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7.29
7 votes

#14 - Teacher's Teacher

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/5/1986

Charlie is upset when the IHP's regular teacher announces his return from sick leave.

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7.25
4 votes

#15 - Engen and Son

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/30/1988

Arvid's dad substitute teaches the honors math class.

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7.20
5 votes

#16 - Parents' Day

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/3/1988

The IHP's parent's come to see how the class is taught

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7.20
5 votes

#17 - First Date

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/18/1989

Eric and Simone go on their first date.

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7 votes

#18 - Rebel Without a Class

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/7/1987

Eric makes trouble for another teacher

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4 votes

#19 - Ode to Simone

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

Simone receives a discouraging letter from her favorite poet....after his death. Dennis tries to give up sarcasm and pranks.

Directors: Art Dielhenn
Writer: Lee Grant
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3 votes

#20 - Will the Real Arvid Engen Please Stand Up?

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/6/1988

Arvid sends his penpal Eric's picture

Directors: Art Dielhenn
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2 votes

#21 - On the Road Again

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/13/1988

Darlene and Sarah buy a car; problems with Mrs. Samuels has Dr. Samuels rooming with Charlie.

Directors: Zane Buzby
Writer: Mark Fink
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1 votes

#22 - Fatal Distraction

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/20/1988

Eric thinks Maria is obsessed with him.

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3 votes

#23 - For Better, For Worse

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/2/1988

Ms. Meara teaches a class on marriage

Directors: Art Dielhenn
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7 votes

#24 - The Refrigerator of Fillmore High

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/19/1988

Dennis gets to play on the football team.

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6 votes

#25 - Mission to Moscow (1)

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/2/1988

In Moscow, Dr. Samuels insists on study for an academic meet, while Charlie lobbies for more personal cultural experiences. (Part 1 of 2)

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