21 Jump Street

Season 4 Episode 6

Old Haunts in a New Age

Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Oct 30, 1989 on FOX
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Episode Summary


While attempting to track down a serial arsonist at a high school during Halloween season, the Jump Street team becomes thoroughly spooked following the accurate premonitions of a self-proclaimed teenage psychic.

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  • Not worth the hour of your time

    This episode was nonsensical. There were a lot of scenes that paid homage to popular movies (Ghost Busters, Close Encounters, Psycho, and Taxi Driver). The episode overall was disjointed (probably because the writers were trying to work in the movie references) which seemed to be more important than a coherant story. If you skip this episode, you won't miss anything.
  • Come on baby, light my fire.

    Okay, it's silly, yet it's just what I want to see when I watch Jump Street. There's a problem with arson at a high school, which is serious business, but the gang has great fun with this Halloween episode. I laughed out loud with the whole 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' visual references. Most disappointing -- apparently Johnny Depp's riff on channeling Jim Morrison during a seance has been completely edited out of the DVD version. What were the editors thinking??

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)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • TRIVIA: This episode takes place on Halloween and all of the main characters wear a costume. They are dressed as follows:
      Sal - The Phantom of the Opera
      Hoffs - a Devil
      Ioki - Elvis Presley
      Penhall - Dracula
      Fuller - a Matador
      Hanson - Travis Bickle (from the film Taxi Driver)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Penhall: Ya ya...are you Swedish?

    • Penhall: There's death in the chapel.
      Hanson: Oh, yeah that.

    • Penhall (seeing bright lights and hearing rumbling): Oh, this is it. They're here! The Space Brothers are here! Hello? Hey, land! We mean you no harm!
      (The Goodyear Blimp passes overhead with a message that reads, "Follow me to Crazy Freddy's...")
      Hanson: Aliens travel six light-years to get a good deal on a car stereo. Believe it... or not.
      Penhall: Oh my God. A blimp. I can't believe it. You're never going to let me live this down, are you?
      Hanson: Doug! You're psychic!

    • Penhall: They're going to have fireworks, hot dogs, even Sprinkles the Clown.
      Hanson: Sprinkles? Really?!

  • NOTES (0)


    • The electronics store Penhall wanted to go to, "Crazy Freddy's" is a parody of "Crazy Eddie's," a successful, but corrupt northeastern electronics store in the 70s and 80s. The tv and radio ads were extremely memorable and popular and there has been several attempts to revive the brand name.

    • Penhall: There's something weird, and it don't look good.

      Penhall's statement and the three men, subsequently arriving from the Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) are both references to the 1984 movie Ghostbusters. Penhall says the first line of the theme song by Ray Parker, Jr. Ghostbusters II had also been released the summer of 1989.

    • Doug Penhall's experience in his truck at the crossroads, as well as his fascination with mashed potatoes, is a direct reference to the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind.