The BEST Episodes of Head of the Class

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 21, 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)

The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming!

#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.

star 9.50
2 votes
Directors: Art Dielhenn
Writers: George Beckerman
Rebel Without a Class

#2 - Rebel Without a Class

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 7, 1987

Eric makes trouble for another teacher

star 9.00
2 votes
Valentine's Day

#3 - Valentine's Day

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 11, 1987

The class has problems on Valentine's day.

star 9.00
2 votes
Video Activity

#4 - Video Activity

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 18, 1987

The class makes a music video for a time capsule

star 9.00
2 votes
Parents' Day

#5 - Parents' Day

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 3, 1988

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

star 9.00
1 votes
Writers: Ellis Buffon, Scott Glaze
Back to the Future

#6 - Back to the Future

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 24, 1986

The class imagines life 20 years in the future

star 8.50
4 votes
As Time Goes By

#7 - As Time Goes By

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 10, 1986

Charlie's ex-flame evaluates the class

star 8.50
2 votes
The Way We Weren't

#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.

star 8.50
2 votes
Teacher's Teacher

#9 - 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.

star 8.00
3 votes
Writers: Jeffrey Hammond, Susan Rogers
Ode to Simone

#10 - 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.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Art Dielhenn
Writers: Lee Grant
Privilege

#11 - 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.

star 8.00
2 votes
The Secret Life of Arvid Engen

#12 - 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

star 8.00
2 votes
The Big Squeeze

#13 - 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.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Art Dielhenn
Writers: Brad Isaacs
Trouble in Perfectville

#14 - Trouble in Perfectville

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 28, 1987

The class puts out a lampoon issuse of the school newspaper

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Art Dielhenn
Writers: George Beckerman
Coach Charlie

#15 - 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.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Art Dielhenn
Writers: Jack Wohl, Phil Hahn
Poltergeist III

#16 - 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.

star 8.00
1 votes
Revenge of the Liberal

#17 - Revenge of the Liberal

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 2, 1987

Dennis represents the school on a talk show.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Tony Singletary
Writers: Lisa Rosenthal
On the Road Again

#18 - On the Road Again

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 13, 1988

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

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Zane Buzby
Writers: Mark Fink
For Better, For Worse

#19 - For Better, For Worse

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 2, 1988

Ms. Meara teaches a class on marriage

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Art Dielhenn
Writers: Lisa Rosenthal
We Love You, Mrs. Russell

#20 - We Love You, Mrs. Russell

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 9, 1988

A popular teacher has Alzheimer's

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Art Dielhenn
Writers: Jerry Rannow
Don't Play with Matches

#21 - Don't Play with Matches

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 23, 1988

The class gets matched up with computer dates

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Art Dielhenn
Writers: Jake Weinberger, Michael Weinberger
The Refrigerator of Fillmore High

#22 - The Refrigerator of Fillmore High

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 19, 1988

Dennis gets to play on the football team.

star 8.00
2 votes
Mission to Moscow (1)

#23 - 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)

star 8.00
1 votes
Mission to Moscow (2)

#24 - Mission to Moscow (2)

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 2, 1988

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

star 8.00
1 votes
Engen and Son

#25 - Engen and Son

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 30, 1988

Arvid's dad substitute teaches the honors math class.

star 8.00
1 votes