21 Jump Street

Season 1 Episode 6

The Worst Night of Your Life

Aired Sunday 7:00 PM May 10, 1987 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Hoffs is not convinced that the captured suspect in an arson case at a Catholic girls school is the guilty party and believes that the real culprit will strike again at the school's prom.

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  • Hoffs must rub out a pyromaniac, before the dance scheduled for a Catholic school goes up in flames. Meanwhile Penhall must find a woman who robbed him one night

    This episode is great, Holly Robinson is shown in top form as she becomes more desperate to find a pyromaniac before a prom is destroyed by fire. Lezlie Deane plays Janey, one of the suspects, who quickly convinces Judy of her innocence and tries to help. Lezlie is a wonderful actress and it is sad that she no longer acts, but she does still perform great in her new group Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs. Peter Deluise has a small subplot involving being robbed by an alluring thief, when he attempts to pick her up and begins to go crazy looking for her.moreless
  • This episode is another great episode

    This episode is another great episode although it does seem to be a little bland in comparison with some of the better episodes. The storyline is good for what it is and is well plotted as we are led to believe in the wrong suspect and then are included in the almost shock twist at the end, It is ironic in a way that the JS team's proms never worked out twice in a row I feel anyway. The whole ending of the episode seems a little rushed like they had to squash the last scenes in so we are left feeling a little anti climaxed by the sudden end after the climatic build up. A bit of mixed feelings on this one I think.moreless
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)

Frederic Forrest

Frederic Forrest

Captain Richard Jenko (season 1)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Doug: What do you want me to do? Kill myself?
      Tom: Yes!

    • Jenko (as the guys come in dressed for the prom): Well, well, well. Far out. Looks like we've got a Japanese Elvis Presley, a pimp, and the butler.
      Hanson: With the budget we've got, you're lucky we could afford to rent the pants.
      Jenko: Maybe you should go without the pants, tell them you're a poor butler.

    • Hanson (after bowling a strike): Oh! Another slam-a-rino for the Kingpins! Yeah!
      Girl sitting with Penhall: Your friend?
      Penhall (chuckling): Yeah well, sort of I guess.
      Girl: He's very good, isn't he?
      Penhall: If you like guys who say "slam-a-rino", yeah.

    • Penhall: Hanson, Hanson, Hanson. I'm trying to save your life here, but you're going to have to give me a little help. Bowling? I once knew a kid who's father was a bowler. He ran away from home. He was three. His mother helped him!
      Ioki: Listen, Penhall, maybe there's still time. You know, maybe Thomas here isn't any good.
      Hanson: You want to know what my handicap is?
      Penhall: Yeah, bowling!

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