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21 Jump Street (1987–1991) is an American police drama about undercover cops specializing in youth crime. It was 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 omelette 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 omelet 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 attempts 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 fucking 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 3.3 [2.16]


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


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 dipper!

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


Frederic 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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