Season 1 - Head of the Class (1986)
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Head of the Class (1986)

Country: USA

Genres: Comedy

Director: Art Dielhenn, Lee Shallat Chemel, Alan Rosen, Howard Storm, ...

Writers: Michael Elias, Rich Eustis, Larry Spencer, Ray Jessel, ...

Stars: William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Dan Frischman, Robin Givens, ...

A group of gifted high-school students are placed together into an "enrichment" class. Although brilliant, they have much to learn about each other and themselves.

Seasons:   5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1

Season 1 Series:

17 Sep 1986
S1, Ep1 - Pilot


Substitute teacher Charlie Moore incurs the wrath of Principal Samuels when he allows math whiz Arvid Engen to miss a practice session for the Academic Olympics in order to attend a school dance.
24 Sep 1986
S1, Ep2 - Back to the Future


The class stages a mock reunion when Charlie expresses displeasure for his own high school reunion.
01 Oct 1986
S1, Ep3 - Charliegate


Dennis interviews Charlie for a school paper article.
22 Oct 1986
S1, Ep4 - Love at First Byte


Charlie receives love letters in his school mailbox. He suspects one of the girls in the IHP, but, in the end, the joke's on him.
29 Oct 1986
S1, Ep5 - The Outsider


05 Nov 1986
S1, Ep6 - Teacher's Teacher


The teacher, whom Moore has been filling in for, comes back but says he won't takeover until next week. So Moore decides to make the best of his final week. But the man keeps on popping in while Moore is trying to conduct a class.
12 Nov 1986
S1, Ep7 - Volleyball, Anyone?


Mr. Moore feeling that the students to be more active, gets them to play volleyball. Later Dennis challenges some people to a game knowing that they don't stand a chance.
19 Nov 1986
S1, Ep8 - Critical Choices


Moore is putting on his own version of Hamlet. He lets the class be the first ones to see it. He then asks them to write their critique of it. At class when he sees them; most of the class pan it.
26 Nov 1986
S1, Ep9 - Cold Turkey


03 Dec 1986
S1, Ep10 - You've Got a Friend


10 Dec 1986
S1, Ep11 - As Time Goes By


17 Dec 1986
S1, Ep12 - The Way We Weren't


07 Jan 1987
S1, Ep13 - Rebel Without a Class


14 Jan 1987
S1, Ep14 - Ode to Simone


Moore tels the students to write a letter to the person who inspired them. And when they reply, he has them read the letter in class. Simone wrote to a poet and even included one of her poems. The man died but not after sending his response wherein he says her poem is awful. Upon receiving the letter, she rethinks her desire to be a poet. She, Moore and Eric attend a memorial for the man. And when Moore speaks he mentions that he while he liked his poetry, he might not have liked him. And that's when everyone there starts expressing their dislike for him. Eric talks ...
21 Jan 1987
S1, Ep15 - Past Imperfect


28 Jan 1987
S1, Ep16 - A Problem Like Maria


04 Feb 1987
S1, Ep17 - The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming!


The IHP has an academic competition against some Russians and Samuels looks at them as the enemy while Moore encourages them to see this as an opportunity to make friends. When Jawaharlal gets sick, they hope Eric will fill in but because he doesn't want to be associated with them they send Simone to "talk" to him. He agrees but when Jawaharlal gets better he is not needed until the competition begins.
11 Feb 1987
S1, Ep18 - Valentine's Day


It's Valentine's Day, Moore tries to teach his class but all sorts of things arise. Alan and Arvid bicker over a girl. Eric pursues Simone. Darlene and Sarah fight when Sarah decides to bail on plans they have when she meets a guy. And Bernadette thinks Samuels is coming on to her, and Samuels thinking she's hitting on him.
18 Feb 1987
S1, Ep19 - Video Activity


Samuels informs the IHP that they've been asked to submit something that can be placed in a time capsule that will be opened a hundred years later. Moore suggests doing a video and they tell Samuels about it and he likes it and puts Alan in charge. And when they're done and view it, it's utterly dull. And Dennis goes wild and wrecks the video. Alan wants to turn him in but Moore tells them that they still have time to make another video. While Alan wants to redo it, the class decides to make one they can be proud of. And they decide not to tell Samuels till it's done....
25 Feb 1987
S1, Ep20 - Privilege


01 Apr 1987
S1, Ep21 - Crimes of the Heart


When Sarah's grades go down, Moore is worried. He talks to her and tells him that her father is not home because his job takes him away for long periods. But when he talks to her father he learns that what she told him about his father is not true. So after talking to her father he thinks he knows what's going on and devices a way for Sarah to open up.
06 May 1987
S1, Ep22 - The Secret Life of Arvid Engen