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21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street title card.jpg
Series title card
Genre Crime drama
Created by Patrick Hasburgh
Stephen J. Cannell
Starring Johnny Depp
Holly Robinson
Peter DeLuise
Dustin Nguyen
Steven Williams
Michael Bendetti
Theme music composer Liam Sternberg
Opening theme "21 Jump Street Theme" performed by Holly Robinson
Composer(s) Peter Bernstein
Jay Gruska
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 103
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 45–48 minutes
Production company(s) 20th Century Fox Television
LBS Communications (1990–1991)
Patrick Hasburgh Productions
Stephen J. Cannell Productions
Original channel Fox (seasons 1–4)
Syndication (season 5)
Audio format Stereo
Original run April 12, 1987 (1987-04-12) – April 27, 1991 (1991-04-27)
Status Ended
Related shows Booker

21 Jump Street is an American crime drama series that aired on the Fox Network from April 12, 1987 to April 27, 1991, with a total of 103 episodes. The series focused on a squad of youthful-looking undercover police officers investigating crimes in high schools, Colleges, and other teenage venues.

Created by Patrick Hasburgh and Stephen J. Cannell, the series was produced by the studio Stephen J. Cannell Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The show was an early hit for the fledgling Fox Network, and was created to attract a younger audience.[1] The final season aired in first-run syndication mainly on local Fox affiliates. It was later completed in rerun syndication on the FX cable network (a sister company to Fox) from 1996 to 1998.

The series provided a spark to Johnny Depp's nascent acting career, garnering him national recognition as a teen idol. Depp found this status an irritant, but he continued on the series under his contract, from which he was released after the fourth season.[2][3]

A spin-off series, Booker, was produced for the character of Dennis Booker (Richard Grieco); it ran one season, from September 1989 to June 1990.



The show is about a group of young cops whose youthful appearances enabled them to work undercover in both high schools and sometimes colleges to catch troubled youths. The show's plots covered typical issues of its time, including alcoholism, hate crimes, drug abuse, homophobia, AIDS, child abuse, and sexual promiscuity. Similarly, each problem was often solved by the end of the hour long show, giving an implicit moral about the impact of a particular activity. When the show originally aired, some episodes were followed immediately by public service announcements featuring cast members.


The show starred prominent actors and actresses at the time, including:

  • Johnny Depp as Officer Tom Hanson (1987–1990)
  • Holly Robinson as Officer (later Detective) Judith "Judy" Anne/Marie/Esther Hoffs (see Inconsistencies and plot holes)
  • Peter DeLuise as Officer Douglas "Doug" Penhall (1987–1990)
  • Dustin Nguyen as Officer Harry Truman Ioki (H.T. Ioki) (1987–1990)
  • Steven Williams as Captain Adam Fuller (1987–1991)
  • Frederic Forrest as Captain Richard Jenko (1987)
  • Richard Grieco as Officer Dennis Booker (1988–1989)
  • Michael DeLuise as Officer Joseph "Joey" Penhall (1990–1991)
  • Sal Jenco as Sal "Blowfish" Banducci (1987–1990)
  • Michael Bendetti as Officer Anthony "Mac" McCann (1990–1991)

Jeff Yagher was originally cast as Officer Tom Hanson in the pilot. He was replaced after the original pilot episode was filmed, and his scenes were reshot with Johnny Depp.

Guest stars

Actors who guest-starred on the program include Christopher Heyerdahl, Savannah Smith Boucher, Dom DeLuise, Bridget Fonda, Sherilyn Fenn, Jason Priestley, Josh Brolin, Maia Brewton, Mindy Cohn, David Paymer, Brad Pitt, Christina Applegate, Kelly Perine, Vince Vaughn, Kurtwood Smith, Pauly Shore, Blair Underwood, John Waters, Wallace Langham, Shannen Doherty, Rosie Perez, Gregory Itzin, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tim Russ, Rob Estes, and Thomas Haden Church.

Episode guide

Season 1

  1. "21 Jump Street (part 1)" (also known as "Jump Street Chapel part 1"; April 12, 1987)
  2. "21 Jump Street (part 2)" (also known as "Jump Street Chapel part 2"; April 12, 1987)
  3. "America, What a Town" (April 19, 1987)
  4. "Don't Pet the Teacher" (April 26, 1987)
  5. "My Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" (May 3, 1987)
  6. "The Worst Night of Your Life" (May 10, 1987)
  7. "Gotta Finish the Riff" (May 17, 1987)
  8. "Bad Influence" (May 24, 1987)
  9. "Blindsided" (May 31, 1987)
  10. "Next Generation" (June 7, 1987)
  11. "Low and Away" (also known as "Running on Ice"; June 14, 1987)
  12. "16 Blown to 35" (June 21, 1987)
  13. "Mean Streets and Pastel Houses" (June 28, 1987)

Midway through the first season, Frederic Forrest was replaced by Steven Williams. On the show, Forrest's character Richard Jenko is killed by a drunk driver.

Season 2

  1. "In the Custody of a Clown" (September 20, 1987)
  2. "Besieged (1)" (September 27, 1987)
  3. "Besieged (2)" (October 4, 1987)
  4. "Two For the Road" (October 11, 1987)
  5. "After School Special" (October 18, 1987)
  6. "Higher Education" (October 25, 1987)
  7. "Don't Stretch the Rainbow" (November 1, 1987)
  8. "Honor Bound" (November 8, 1987)
  9. "You Ought to Be in Prison" (November 15, 1987)
  10. "How Much is That Body in the Window?" (November 22, 1987)
  11. "Christmas in Saigon" (December 20, 1987)
  12. "Fear and Loathing with Russell Buckins" (also known as "Doin' The Quarter Mile In a Lifetime"; December 27, 1987)
  13. "A Big Disease With a Little Name" (February 7, 1988)
  14. "Chapel of Love" (February 14, 1988)
  15. "I'm OK- You Need Work" (February 21, 1988)
  16. "Orpheus 3.3" (also known as "The Convenience Killer"; February 28, 1988)
  17. "Champagne High" (March 6, 1988)
  18. "Brother Hanson & the Miracle of Renner's Pond" (March 13, 1988)
  19. "Raising Marijuana" (April 17, 1988)
  20. "Best Years Of Your Life" (May 1, 1988)
  21. "Cory and Dean Got Married" (May 8, 1988)
  22. "School's Out" (May 22, 1988)

"Christmas in Saigon" reveals that Ioki is not Japanese, but Vietnamese, and was born Vinh Van Tran.

Season 3

  1. "Fun With Animals" (November 6, 1988)
  2. "Slippin' Into Darkness" (also listed as "Date With an Angel";[4] November 13, 1988)
  3. "The Currency We Trade In" (November 20, 1988)
  4. "Coach of the Year" (November 27, 1988)
  5. "Whose Choice is it Anyways?" (December 11, 1988)
  6. "Hell Week" (December 18, 1988)
  7. "The Dragon and the Angel" (January 15, 1989)
  8. "Blu Flu" (January 29, 1989)
  9. "Swallowed Alive" (February 5, 1989)
  10. "What About Love?" (February 12, 1989)
  11. "Woolly Bullies" (February 19, 1989)
  12. "The Dreaded Return of Russell Buckins" (February 26, 1989)
  13. "A.W.O.L." (March 19, 1989)
  14. "Nemesis" (March 26, 1989)
  15. "Fathers and Sons" (April 9, 1989)
  16. "High High" (April 23, 1989)
  17. "Blinded by the Thousand Points of Light" (April 30, 1989)
  18. "Next Victim" (May 7, 1989)
  19. "Loc'd Out (part 1)" (also known as "Partners (part 1)"; May 14, 1989)
  20. "Loc'd Out (part 2)" (also known as "Partners (part 2)"; May 21, 1989)

Richard Grieco joins the cast during this season as Officer Dennis Booker. Although appearing in nearly every episode of the season, he is always credited as a guest star. Originally his character was going to be killed at season's end, but he proved so popular that Fox worked out a spin-off series ("Booker") which lasted a single season.

Season 4

  1. "Draw the Line" (September 18, 1989)
  2. "Say It Ain't So, Pete" (September 25, 1989)
  3. "Eternal Flame" (October 2, 1989)
  4. "Come from the Shadows" (October 9, 1989)
  5. "God is a Bullet" (October 17, 1989)
  6. "Old Haunts in a New Age" (October 30, 1989)
  7. "Out of Control" (November 6, 1989)
  8. "Stand by Your Man" (November 13, 1989)
  9. "Mike's P.O.V." (November 20, 1989)
  10. "Wheels and Deals, Part Two" (November 27, 1989; Part One aired as part of the spin-off series Booker)
  11. "Parental Guidance Suggested" (December 4, 1989)
  12. "Things We Said Today" (December 18, 1989)
  13. "Research and Destroy" (Jan. 8, 1990)
  14. "A Change of Heart" (Jan. 15, 1990)
  15. "Back from the Future" (January 29, 1990; A clip show framed by interviews of the retired cops)
  16. "2245" (February 5, 1990)
  17. "Hi Mom" (February 12, 1990)
  18. "Awomp-Bomp-Aloobomb, Aloop Bamboom" (February 19, 1990)
  19. "La Bizca" (February 26, 1990)
  20. "Last Chance High" (March 19, 1990)
  21. "Unfinished Business" (April 9, 1990)
  22. "A New Breeze Blowing" (April 30, 1990)
  23. "How I Saved the Senator" (May 7, 1990)
  24. "Rounding Third" (May 14, 1990)
  25. "Everyday is Christmas" (May 21, 1990)
  26. "Blackout" (June 18, 1990)

Season 4 was the last season to air on the Fox Network. In commentary on the Season 5 DVD set, Peter DeLuise said that Fox had decided to cancel the show after Season 4 because the ratings had fallen below a set limit. Following this season, Johnny Depp and Dustin Nguyen left the show. It was never explained where Officers Hanson or Ioki went, or why they were no longer with the Jump Street Unit. (It should be noted that Hanson's whereabouts were possibly hinted at by Penhall, saying "an old friend of his now runs a bowling alley." Hanson is known for his love of bowling.) The Booker spin-off crossover episode, "Wheels and Deals Part One", is included with 21 Jump Street's syndication package, and is also included on the fourth season DVD set.

Officer Dean Garrett (David Barry Gray) makes his first appearance in "Everyday is Christmas." As it became harder for the original cast members to plausibly pass as high school students, his character and Officer Kati Rocky (Alexandra Powers) were intended to be "youthful" replacements, so the show could maintain its original premise of younger looking cops posing as high school students, while still allowing the older cast a meaningful role on the show.

Season 5

  1. "Tunnel of Love" (October 13, 1990)
  2. "Back to School" (October 20, 1990)
  3. "Buddy System" (October 27, 1990)
  4. "Poison" (November 3, 1990)
  5. "Just Say No! High" (November 10, 1990)
  6. "Brothers" (November 17, 1990)
  7. "This Ain't No Summer Camp" (November 24, 1990)
  8. "The Girl Next Door" (December 1, 1990)
  9. "Diplomas for Sale" (December 8, 1990)
  10. "Number One with a Bullet" (December 22, 1990)
  11. "Equal Protection" (January 5, 1991)
  12. "The Education of Terry Carver" (January 14, 1991)
  13. "Baby Blues" (January 21, 1991)
  14. "Film at Eleven" (February 9, 1991)
  15. "In the Name of Love" (February 16, 1991)
  16. "Coppin' Out" (February 23, 1991)
  17. "Under the Influence" (March 23, 1991)
  18. "Crossfire" (March 30, 1991)
  19. "Wasted" (April 6, 1991)
  20. "Bad Day at Blackburn" (April 13, 1991)
  21. "Homegirls" (April 20, 1991)
  22. "Second Chances" (April 27, 1991)

During this season, Michael Bendetti joined the cast as Officer Anthony "Mac" McCann. Michael DeLuise also joined the cast as Joey Penhall, Doug Penhall's younger brother. Peter DeLuise was credited as a "Special Guest Star" until he left the show in December 1990.

Both Doug and Joey Penhall were written off the show before the season was completed. Peter DeLuise said during his commentary on the Season 5 DVD set that he saw no future for the show, so he decided to leave before it folded with the agreement that he direct two episodes and play in (at least) seven episodes. In the show, Doug Penhall is shot in the line of duty, and after facing his own mortality, decides to leave the force to care for his adopted son, Clavo. As Joey Penhall joined the Jump Street Unit to get closer to his brother, his reason for being at Jump Street no longer existed. His character was written out a few episodes later after mentioning that he was taking a vacation to visit his brother.

Officer Kati Rocky (Alexandra Powers) is introduced in the first episode of the season, "Tunnel of Love." This episode, along with "Back to School" mark the last appearances of Officer Rocky and Officer Garrett, despite the plotlines suggesting that both characters are going to join the main cast. These episodes were both filmed during the fourth season and held over. Neither actor was asked back for the fifth season, and their characters are not mentioned again after their initial appearances.



Jump Street was set in a city called "Metropolis" in the fictitious "Evergreen State." But the show's filming location Vancouver, Canada is given away in the series' opening. A shot of a city bus with destination "Hastings" is shown briefly, as well as a SkyTrain with a British Columbia Transit (BC Transit) logo barely visible on the side. This was featured in the opening in Seasons 1–3. New Westminster Secondary School was one of the main locations of the series.[5]

Inconsistencies and plot holes

  • Det. Judy Hoffs is given three different middle names over the course of the show. In "The Worst Night of Your Life" (Season 1), Cpt. Jenko calls her Judith Esther. In "In the Custody of a Clown" (Season 2), her mother calls her Judith Marie. In "What About Love" (Season 3) she tells her boyfriend that her middle name is Ann. The booklet in the first season DVD set lists Judy's middle name as Marie.[6]
  • In the pilot episode, the captain explains that the Jump Street program is the "Mayor's baby." In episode 7, "Gotta finish the riff," the captain explains that the "Mayor has reviewed the program, and, well, he likes it... Finally!" as a reason for restarting the Jump Street program after it died with Jenko.
  • In Season 1, Ioki is studying for the sergeant's exam ("Don't Pet the Teacher"), without ever having been promoted from the rank of officer. This was corrected in season four, when Ioki (along with Hoffs and Penhall) is studying to become a detective ("Say It Ain't So, Pete").
  • In Season 1, Penhall tells Hanson that his brother went to a state college ("My Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"). In Season 5, his brother (Joey Penhall) is shown to be a drifter-turned-cop.
  • In Season 5 ("Crossfire"), Hoffs is questioned on the stand by her boyfriend’s ex-wife, who is the attorney representing a person she and Mac had arrested for solicitation. She is asked about her sexual harassment case of two years ago and her rape of three years ago. These events are backward; Hoffs' sexual harassment case happened first, in "What About Love?" (season three). The rape occurred in season four ("Stand By Your Man").

DVD releases

Richard Grieco appears prominently on the fourth season DVD cover, yet he only appeared in 2 episodes

Anchor Bay Entertainment released all five seasons of 21 Jump Street on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time, between 2004 – 2006. The releases contain extensive music substitutions and inaccurate cover art. The Season 4 release features Richard Grieco yet he only appeared in 2 cross-over episodes and was only a recurring character in the series. Johnny Depp appears on the season 5 release yet he left the series after the fourth season. As of 2010, these releases have been discontinued and are now out of print.

Johnny Depp appears on the fifth season DVD cover, despite having departed the show after season 4

On October 14, 2009, it was announced that Mill Creek Entertainment had acquired the rights to several Stephen J. Cannell series including 21 Jump Street.[7] They subsequently re-released the first season on January 19, 2010. [8] Season 2 will be released on May 18, 2010.[9]

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
The Complete First Season 13 January 19, 2010
The Complete Second Season 22 May 18, 2010

Film adaptation

In May 2008, Sony confirmed that a film version of the series is under development. Jonah Hill will rewrite an existing script by screenwriter Joe Gazzam and executive produce the film, though it remains unknown if he will star. [10] Johnny Depp announced he would be glad to cameo in the film. [11] Hill said he wants horror director Rob Zombie to direct the picture. On May 2009 Jonah Hill described the film adaptation as being a "R-rated, insane, Bad Boys-meets-John Hughes-type movie"[12] On December 21, 2009 it was announced that Columbia Pictures are in talks with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs directing duo, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, to direct the film which will star Jonah Hill, who also executive producing.[13]


  1. ^ Mansour, David (2005). From Abba to Zoom: A Pop Culture Encyclopedia of the Late 20th Century. Andrews McMeel Publishing. pp. 501. ISBN 0-740-75118-2. 
  2. ^ Horowitz, Josh (2008-05-18). "Jonah Hill To Adapt '21 Jump Street' For The Big Screen: Report". Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  3. ^ Blitz, Michael; Krasniewicz, Louise (2007). Johnny Depp: A Biography. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 28. ISBN 0-313-34300-4. 
  4. ^ Date With an Angel episode summary
  5. ^ "21 Jump Street" (1987)
  6. ^
  7. ^ Mill Creek Gets DVD Rights to 14 More Classic Stephen J. Cannell TV Programs!
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  10. ^ Sperling, Nicole (2008-05-13). "Jonah Hill in negotiations to develop '21 Jump Street' movie". Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  11. ^ Ditzian, Eric (2009-06-23). "Johnny Depp Cameo In '21 Jump Street'? Could Happen...". Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  12. ^ "Jonah Hill Talks 21 Jump Street Remake Movie". 
  13. ^ Coll, Kevin (2009-12-21). "21 Jump Street Film Gets Phil Lord and Chris Miller To Direct". Retrieved 2009-12-21. 

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From Wikiquote

21 Jump Street, (1987–1991) an American police drama about undercover cops specializing in youth crime. Created by Stephen J. Cannell and Patrick Hasburgh


Season 1

Pilot [1.01 & 1.02]

Off. Tom Hanson: This is Jump Street Chapel, right?
Off. Doug Penhall: Only if you're Catholic. Ioki here thinks this is a Buddhist temple. Me? I think it's a synagogue. You know, my mom's Jewish, which only means I get to celebrate both guilt and hell.
Off. Harry Truman Ioki: Yeah, you see, his father used to be a priest, so don't play bingo with this guy. He's a killer.

Penhall: You gotta turbocharge the hair or something, Hanson. You look like Richie Cunningham.

Cpt. Richard Jenko: Breakfast?
Hanson: No, thanks. I'll grab an omelet later.
Cpt. Jenko: Uh-uh. No, you won't. When was the last time you saw a teenager have a cup of black coffee and an omlet for breakfast? Uh-uh. From now on, it's potato chips, soda pop, French fries and pizza, man. It's the Pepsi Generation, sport! [throws Hanson a bag of chips]
Hanson: [catching the chips] Don't call me "sport," okay?
Cpt. Jenko: Hey, pard, I'm your boss. I'll call you anything I want. Have a seat, sport.

Cpt. Jenko: Now we're about four weeks ahead of you here, Hanson. So I'm going to have to rush you through some of the training.
Hanson: What kind of training?
Cpt. Jenko: Hoffs! Gonna teach you how to be a teenager again, sport. How does that grab you? I'm talking about the bad kind. The kind that gets into trouble. The kind you're going to have to be like so's they think you're one of them. Dig. Hey, Hoffs! Wake up!
[an attractive African-American woman enters the room]
Off. Judy Hoffs: Relax, relax, I'm up.
Cpt. Jenko: Hoffs, Hanson. Hanson, Hoffs.
Hanson: (slow, nervous smile spreading across his face) Hi.
[Hoffs smiles flirtatiously but says nothing]
Cpt. Jenko: Jude, run this cat down to wardrobe and see if we can take some of the cop out of his presentation. And for God's sake, do something about the Jack Kennedy haircut too, will ya?
[Again, Hoffs smiles but says nothing]
Cpt. Jenko: Go with what Officer Hoffs tells you, Hanson. Been real, bro! Stick with Hoffs here and hook us up with a little field training tonight. [He gives Hanson an elaborate handshake which ends with Cpt. Jenko running his hand through his hair while Hanson's hand is still stuck out] Later!
[Cpt. Jenko leaves the room, whistling]
Hanson: (to Hoffs) Are you kidding me?
Hoffs: Oh, so Jenk's a little bit of a hang-on hippie. Big deal! 'Cause when it comes to going undercover, the dude is the best. [sticking out hand] I'm Judy Hoffs.
[Hanson tries to imitate the same handshake Cpt. Jenko just did]
Hoffs: Uh, that's okay, honey. My people don't do that anymore. [gives regular handshake while patting Hanson's hand condescendingly]
Hanson: Oh. [holds out bag of chips] Chip?

[Hanson is arresting a man for selling him marijuana and putting a gun to his head, despite having been specifically told not to make a bust. He is reading the man his rights when a van pulls up]
Cpt. Jenko: Terrific! Terrific! What the hell are you doing, Hanson?!
Hanson: Making an arrest! Suspect threatened to kill me. [pulls out filled Ziplock bag] But not until I made the purchase. Open and shut. Solicit of sale and we made the exchange. [to the man on the ground] Didn't we, Jase? Didn't we, Jase?!
Cpt. Jenko: Hey, save it. Save it, man. What the hell are you going to charge him with? Illegal sale of a pair of smelly socks?
Hanson: What are you talking about?
Cpt. Jenko: What's this? [pulls out a pair of socks from the Ziplock bag] What's this?! Panama brown? Huh? Hey, why don't you save 'em, pal? I like to wear the ones with the little turtles on the ankle pockets.
[hurls the socks into Hanson's chest as police show up, complete with sirens and cars]
Cpt. Jenko: He was burning you, pal! Huh?! Good work, Hanson! Good work, Hanson! Good work, man, good licks! You just used up a punk we've been watching for six months on an ADW, which will be knocked down to brandishing by noon tomorrow! Even a boot like you should know that. [to a uniformed officer] Take him in, Artie.
Hanson: Captain Jenko, look, I'm sorry. I-
Cpt. Jenko: Hey, man, save it. And don't call me "Captain!"
Hanson: Look, I was just trying to do my job here!
Cpt. Jenko: Trying to what? Trying to cowboy the deal is what! Make a big collar, be a real cop. Now, with you being a real cop, I gotta pull Penhall out. Because every punk that's been hanging with Jase'll be able to make him easier than Elton John in a hat shop!

[Penhall and Ioki are attempting to fix Hoffs' car, a beat-up lime green Roadster]
Penhall:Okay, try that now.
[Hoffs attemps to start the car] Nothing!
Hanson: (smirking) That's a nice car you got there, Doug.
Penhall: It's not mine. It's Hoffs'.
Hanson: [to Hoffs, gobsmacked] Really?
Hoffs: Mmm-hmm.
Hanson: Really?
Penhall: Yup. Try it again.
[car grinds without starting]
Hanson: This is your car?
Hoffs: What's left of it, yeah.
Hanson: Really?
Hoffs: Yeah, really! (in a stereotypical jive accent) See, they were just all out of those purple Caddys - you know, with the mud flaps, and the fur around the mirror, knowwhatimsayin'?

Ioki: I learned how to speak English by watching Dragnet in reruns, and I used to think a stakeout was what you did to get a sirloin to go. Now don't ask me what I thought "assume the position" meant.

The Worst Night of Your Life [1.06]

Hanson: Another slamerino for the Kingpins!

[The officers are going undercover at a high school prom. Cpt. Jenko is observing the suits on Ioki, Penhall and Hanson]
Cpt. Jenko: Well, well, well. Farrrrrr out. Looks like we got a Japanese Elvis Presley, a pimp, and the butler.
Hanson: With the budget we got, you're lucky we could afford to rent the pants.
Cpt. Jenko: Maybe you should go without the pants. Tell 'em you're a poor butler. [stands up, shouting] Judith Esther! If you don't get that dress on soon girl, I'm gonna come up there and staple it on! [back to the men] I got the fire department on standby. But the key word here, amigos, is prevention. So if and when you spot Miss Wacko, whoever, just waltz her right out of the place. Dig?
Ioki: Well, that oughta be easy. I mean, we don't even know who we're looking for.
Cpt. Jenko: Well, leave it to your buddy there, Iceberg Slim. I understand he's got great instincts when it comes to the ladies. Right, Mr. Penhall?
[Penhall gives a self-deprecating smile]
Cpt. Jenko: Hoffs will be your date, Harry. Lucky Miss Kenny gets the butler, and Casanova, you know who you're with.
Penhall: The one with the great personality. [to Ioki] Trade you for Hoffs.
Cpt. Jenko: Bud, I don't know if I'd trust you with my great-grandmother.

Hoffs: You know, I didn't think it was possible, but this prom was even worse than the one with Charles Tyrone Cannon throwing up in the back seat of his father's Cadillac.


Hanson:I didn't just ask her; I broke that girl down in the produce section!

Mean Streets and Pastel Houses [1.13]

Penhall: Studs and leather, here I come. KKK - awesome band.
Hanson: Band?
Penhall: KKK - Klean Kut Kids. It's a band. It's a gang. It's a floor wax. You gotta keep up with the popular culture, Hanson.

Hanson: I see I'm going to have to put this into terms you can understand. That's my stepbrother Douglas. He's kinda lame, but it's not his fault. You kick his tail - he tells my stepdad - my stepdad kicks my tail. Then I'm going to have to come back here and kick your tail. So, why don't you leave him out of this and I'll just kick your tail right now?

Season 2

Besieged [2.02]

Penhall: Lookit...last night...
Hoffs: Yeah, last night.
Penhall: I just wanted you to know that I didn't plan for any of that to happen. I just came over to drink those beers.
Hoffs: Come on, Penhall! Mr. White Knight arrives to console me. Next thing you know I'm in his arms, and then I...(long pause) Look, I feel like I've been taken advantage of here, Doug.
Penhall: Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait a minute! I'm the one who came over to be consoled. I'm the one whose friend is driving around with a murderer. I'm the one who everybody thinks is crazy. I thought maybe you were a sympathetic ear.
Hoffs: Oh, so you're trying to tell me you didn't plan on getting me in the sack when you came over last night.
Penhall: No.
Hoffs: Then why did you have those things with you?
Penhall: "Things" with me?
Hoffs: You had condoms in your wallet, Doug.
Penhall: I always have condoms in my wallet.
Hoffs: Yeah?
Penhall: Yeah. Like...when you go for a drive. You bring a spare with you in case you get a flat.
Hoffs: That's just great! Judy Hoffs, road hazard!

Orpheus [2.15]

Hoffs: How many times have you seen this?
Hanson: 122 times, but I don't watch the whole tape. I watch 3.3 seconds. 3.3 seconds that slipped through my fingers. 3.3 seconds where I could've done a thousand different things, but I didn't move. Do you know how many things you can do in 3.3 seconds? You can take off your shoes, pop a beer and shoot someone in 3.3 seconds.
Hoffs: Come on, Hanson.
Hanson: You can hold your finger down on the remote control and pass 17 stations in 3.3 seconds. You can open a can of tuna fish, shuffle and bridge a deck of cards, or twist the tops off six bottles of ginger ale in 3.3 seconds.
Hoffs: Hanson, please!
Hanson: You can ring a doorbell 22 times, lock and unlock a deadbolt four times, or sing the entire alphabet in 3.3 seconds.

Best Years of Your Life [2.20]

Off. Doug Penhall: This guy is the worst burglar I've ever seen. He's drunk.
Off. Tom Hanson: Hammered.
Off. Doug Penhall: Pickled.
Off. Tom Hanson: To the gills.

Season 4

Wheels & Deals [4.10 & 4.11]

Det. Hoffs: Excuse me, Capt - (She sees Off. Hanson is at Capt. Fuller's desk with his feet up, eating grapes)
Hanson: : Can I help you, Detective?
Hoffs: Where's Fuller?
Hanson: Bad clams. He left me in charge.
Hoffs: Yes, but I'm the senior officer next to the captain.
Hanson: (smirking): You're a girl.
Hoffs: Hanson, if you don't tell me what's going on here (picks up letter opener), you, too, will be a girl.

Hanson: (picking up Capt. Fuller's ringing telephone): Fuller's Pleasure Palace.
Capt. Fuller: HANSON?
Hanson: Captain! A little humor.
Capt. Fuller: Very little.

Old Haunts in the New Age[4.6]

Off. Penhall: They're gonna have fireworks, free hot dogs. Even Sprinkles the clown!
Off. Hanson: Sprinkles? Really?

Stand by your man [4.8]

Penhall: Did I ever tell you about Cindy Miller? [Talking to Hanson in a bar]

Hanson: Probably... (Drink his beer)

Penhall: Cindy Miller, I took her to the Senior Dance and we had a great time and you know and afterwards, I took her up to Chest View Drive kind of like an inspiration point you know so we could uh... (trying to say the words)

Hanson: Look at the big dibber!

Penhall: (thinks)... Yeah you know to make out (Little pause) So we're making out and uh I go to grab her (trying to say the word)

Hanson: Corsage...

Penhall: (Doug makes a sign with his head to approve the choice of the word) and she says no so, I stopped and you know we're talking for a little while and she leans over me and she says , she starts kissing me and she says "What's the matter? What's the matter? What's wrong? What's wrong?" so ,I figured she changed her mind and you know we start making out again ... and I go to grab her... (trying to say the word)

Hanson: Her other corsage!

Penhall: (Makes a sign with his hand) And she says no again! So this goes on for like an hour, yes, no, yes, no, what am I a light switch? So I figured she didn't know what the hell she want and I took her home (take a shot from his drink)

Hanson: Thank you Doug for that (coughs) very inspiring story...

Penhall: (looks at Hanson) Well the wind up is, I go to school the next day, and she told everybody I was like this major homo cause I took no for an answer... Do you believe that? ( Hanson shake his head by meaning no)

Penhall: Did you ever have a Cindy Miller? (Drinks his drink)

Wheels & Deals [4.10 & 4.11]

Det. Hoffs: Excuse me, Capt - (She sees Off. Hanson is at Capt. Fuller's desk with his feet up, eating grapes)
Hanson: : Can I help you, Detective?
Hoffs: Where's Fuller?
Hanson: Bad clams. He left me in charge.
Hoffs: Yes, but I'm the senior officer next to the captain.
Hanson: (smirking): You're a girl.
Hoffs: Hanson, if you don't tell me what's going on here (picks up letter opener), you, too, will be a girl.

Hanson: (picking up Capt. Fuller's ringing telephone): Fuller's Pleasure Palace.
Capt. Fuller: HANSON?
Hanson: Captain! A little humor.
Capt. Fuller: Very little.


Johnny Depp - Officer Tom Hanson (seasons one through four)
Holly Robinson - Detective Judy Hoffs
Peter DeLuise - Officer Doug Penhall
Dustin Nguyen - Officer Harry Truman Ioki (seasons one through four)
Steven Williams - Captain Adam Fuller

Also starring

Frederick Forrest - Captain Richard Jenko (season one)
Richard Grieco - Officer Dennis Booker (seasons three & four)
Sal Jenco - Sal "Blowfish" Banducci (seasons one through four)
Michael DeLuise - Officer Joey Penhall (season five)
Michael Bendetti - Officer Anthony McCain (season five)

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