The BEST Episodes of Head of the Class
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021
Network: ABC (US)
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)
#1 - The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming!
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 4, 1987
The IHP faces their Russian counterparts in an academic tournament. Eric must join the team to replace an ailing Jawaharal.
#2 - Rebel Without a Class
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 7, 1987
Eric makes trouble for another teacher
#3 - Valentine's Day
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 11, 1987
The class has problems on Valentine's day.
#4 - Video Activity
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 18, 1987
The class makes a music video for a time capsule
#6 - Back to the Future
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 24, 1986
The class imagines life 20 years in the future
#7 - As Time Goes By
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 10, 1986
Charlie's ex-flame evaluates the class
#8 - The Way We Weren't
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 17, 1986
When doing reports on their ancestry, both Alan and Darlene find things out that they don't want to.
#9 - Mission to Moscow (1)
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 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)
#10 - Mission to Moscow (2)
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 2, 1988
The team begins the competition without Eric, Arvid or Dennis.
#11 - Teacher's Teacher
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 5, 1986
Charlie is upset when the IHP's regular teacher announces his return from sick leave.
#12 - Ode to Simone
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 14, 1987
Simone receives a discouraging letter from her favorite poet....after his death. Dennis tries to give up sarcasm and pranks.
#13 - Privilege
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 25, 1987
Charlie sets Arvid up with a job at a hot nightclub, which causes Arvid to develop a cocky, image-conscious attitude.
#14 - The Secret Life of Arvid Engen
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 6, 1987
Arvid starts to daydream about Lori and it affects his schoolwork
#15 - The Big Squeeze
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 7, 1987
The IHP are concerned when they learn a transfer student might join their class, making it necessary for one of them to leave. They fight over who it should be.
#16 - Coach Charlie
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 4, 1987
When Dr. Samuels is ejected from the meets, he gets Mr. Moore to take his place as coach.
#17 - Poltergeist III
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 18, 1987
Janice says there is a poltergeist following her and soon the class begins to believe her.
#18 - Revenge of the Liberal
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 2, 1987
Dennis represents the school on a talk show.
#19 - For Better, For Worse
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 2, 1988
Ms. Meara teaches a class on marriage
#20 - We Love You, Mrs. Russell
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 9, 1988
A popular teacher has Alzheimer's
#21 - Don't Play with Matches
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 23, 1988
The class gets matched up with computer dates
#22 - The Refrigerator of Fillmore High
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 19, 1988
Dennis gets to play on the football team.
#23 - Engen and Son
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 30, 1988
Arvid's dad substitute teaches the honors math class.
#24 - Born to Run
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 4, 1989
Alan and Sarah both want to be class president.
#25 - First Date
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 18, 1989
Eric and Simone go on their first date.