21 Jump Street

Season 2 Episode 7

Don't Stretch the Rainbow

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Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Nov 01, 1987 on FOX
7.6
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Hanson is sent in undercover at Lincoln High, a school that has been on the verge of racial violence since a black principal came in and a quarter of the school's population is now black.

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  • excellently handled

    8.5
    An excellent balance between both sides of the story in this, i loved the way the "i have a dream" speech was read as the end creditd rolled, it was a nice touch and i think the episode cleverly presented the extremities of racial violence, the way racial violence was bred into most of those students by their parents who probably believe in the things their parents told them, In this episode it proves just how pointless racism is, without victimising racists or the people caught up in racial violence, the only real message running through the show is that it doesnt matter what the colour of you skin is but what person is underneathmoreless
Steven Williams

Steven Williams

Captain Adam Fuller

Peter DeLuise

Peter DeLuise

Officer Douglas 'Doug' Penhall

Holly Robinson Peete

Holly Robinson Peete

Officer Judith "Judy" Hoffs

Dustin Nguyen

Dustin Nguyen

Officer Harry Truman Ioki (season 1-4)

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Officer Thomas "Tom" Hanson (season 1-4)

Ned Vaughn

Ned Vaughn

Mark Hardy

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J.A. Preston

J.A. Preston

George Messiah

Guest Star

Gretchen Palmer

Gretchen Palmer

Nicolette Messiah

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Sal Jenco

Sal Jenco

Sal 'Blowfish' Banducci

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    • Hanson: Well, maybe the rainbow wasn't enough.

      This is a reference to the 1975 play "for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf" by Ntozake Shange; used when the squad was trying to figure out why a promising, black, female student would throw herself in front of a car. The play is a series of monologues about identity, race and sexuality.

    • Title: Don't Stretch the Rainbow

      This is a reference to a rainbow being a popular symbol of racial unity.

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