History Series / TwentyOneJumpStreet

15th Nov '17 9:10:59 PM crazyrabbits
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The series made Creator/JohnnyDepp a star, but a TeenIdol was the last thing he wanted to be. As such, he quit at his first opportunity, which made the show JumpTheShark at that moment.

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The series made Creator/JohnnyDepp a star, but a TeenIdol was the last thing he wanted to be. As such, he quit at his first opportunity, which made the show JumpTheShark at that moment.
opportunity. The series carried on for several seasons after this.
13th Nov '17 6:25:27 PM LB7979
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: ''Research And Destroy'': Judy, when undercover at university, is pursued by a guy whom she doesn't like and who doesn't take no for an answer; at a certain point she even says to him "I find you repulsive".


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* DownerEnding:
** The end of Season 3 is a TearJerker and NightmareFuel for everyone on the team: Hanson [[spoiler:got wrongly convicted and sent to prison for a murder he hadn't committed; Ioki is in a coma and on the brink of death; Booker and Penhall are at each other's throats and barely can work together anymore]], and the whole team is down and dis-spirited in general.
** Penhall and Hanson go through a lot of trouble (including being tortured by the corrupt military) travelling through war-ridden El Salvador to find Penhalls wife... [[spoiler:only to find out at the end that she has been murdered. Just a few days ago.]]
** The way Jenko was [[DroppedABridgeOnHim abruptly written out]] of the series. He died, but that wasn't even shown (only a very brief shot of his funeral is shown), and worst of all, he didn't even die on the job/doing something heroic... he got ran over by a drunk driver (as the other characters say: his death was completely pointless).


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* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: ''Wheels And Deals: Part 2'':[[note]]"Part 1" was part of Bookers own spin-off series[[/note]] After Booker left the Jump Street team (In Universe) and got his own spin-off show (in Real Life), he returned a few episodes later to work with the team to catch the criminal ultimately responsible for the events that happened to Hanson and Ioki at the end of Season 3.
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The 1980s version of ''Series/TheModSquad'', with a somewhat more believable premise. The series lasted from April, 1987 to April, 1991, with a total of 103 episodes in five seasons.

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The 1980s version of ''Series/TheModSquad'', with a somewhat more believable premise. The series lasted from April, 1987 to April, 1991, with a total of 103 106 episodes in five seasons.



Here, it's about a special undercover police unit in an [[CityWithNoName unnamed American city]], where young-looking police officers infiltrate schools to investigate youth-related crimes.

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Here, it's It is about a special undercover police unit in an [[CityWithNoName unnamed American city]], where young-looking police officers infiltrate schools to investigate youth-related crimes.
crimes. In the earlier seasons these were high schools, later they increasingly went into universities and other non-high school settings.



A very well received [[Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet film "sequel"]] (a raunchy comedy spinoff) has been released, starring Creator/JonahHill (who also co-wrote the script), Creator/ChanningTatum, [[Series/UnitedStatesOfTara Brie Larson]], and Music/IceCube. Creator/JohnnyDepp and Peter [=DeLuise=] appear in cameos as their original-series characters, Tom Hanson and Doug Penhall. Holly Robinson Peete also returned as Judy Hoffs, in a slightly more substantial role. The film itself recevied a [[Film/TwentyTwoJumpStreet sequel]], which finally featured small cameos from Dustin Nguyen and Richard Grieco.

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A very well received [[Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet film "sequel"]] (a raunchy comedy spinoff) has been released, spin-off) was released in 2012, starring Creator/JonahHill (who also co-wrote the script), Creator/ChanningTatum, [[Series/UnitedStatesOfTara Brie Larson]], and Music/IceCube. Creator/JohnnyDepp and Peter [=DeLuise=] appear in cameos as their original-series characters, Tom Hanson and Doug Penhall. Holly Robinson Peete also returned as Judy Hoffs, in a slightly more substantial role. The film itself recevied received a [[Film/TwentyTwoJumpStreet sequel]], sequel, Film/TwentyTwoJumpStreet, in 2014, which finally featured small cameos from Dustin Nguyen and Richard Grieco.



* AbusiveParents: A.o.: ''Blindsided'' - A (police Captain) father sexually abuses his daughter. ''Parental Guidance Suggested'' - A family where the children are physically abused by the parents.
* AdultsDressedAsChildren: More adults dressed as teenagers; the whole premise of the show is young looking police officers going undercover in high schools. Decades later, Depp would poke fun at the "fascist" nature of this premise.

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* AbusiveParents: A.o.: ''Blindsided'' - ''Blindsided'': A (police Captain) father sexually abuses his daughter. ''Parental Guidance Suggested'' - Suggested'': A family where the children are physically abused by the parents.
* AdultsDressedAsChildren: More adults dressed as teenagers; the whole premise of the show is young looking police officers going undercover in high schools. Decades later, Depp would poke fun at the "fascist" nature of this premise.



** ''Christmas in Saigon'': After Ioki is revealed to by Vietnamese, Hanson talks to Fuller (a Vietnam war veteran), who's not being very supportive of Ioki.

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** ''Christmas in Saigon'': After Ioki is revealed to by be Vietnamese, Hanson talks to Fuller (a Vietnam war veteran), who's not being very supportive of Ioki.



* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Due to a slightly awkward RetCon, Ioki is hiding the fact that he is Vietnamese, supposedly to avoid the ire of colleagues who may have fought in the Vietnam war. The strange thing is, Ioki would almost certainly be from (the former) South Vietnam, who were America's allies. (And even if he was from North Vietnam, his colleagues wouldn't know that.)
** Unless their potential discrimination were based on resentment of simply being in the war itself instead of hatred for the enemy.
** Unfortunately, this is TruthInTelevision; in the case of racism based on nationality, people very rarely care about what section of a country a person is from, or their history with whatever reason is used to [[SarcasmMode 'justify']] said racism.
* ArtisticLicenseLaw: ''Higher Education'': A high school teacher gets his (just-turned-18, thus statutory rape is not relevant) student pregnant; he claims the sex was consensual, according to the girl she was forced. The girls' enraged father goes to him with a baseball bat; there is a fence between the teacher and the father, and by-standing cop Ioki does nothing to stop the father from his physical intimidation. The father violently keeps yelling and smashing the fence with his baseball bat, and Ioki says he's not going to intervene because there's a fence between the other two; until the teacher confesses that he raped the student as opposed to consensual sex. As much as this teacher was a ManipulativeBastard (if he hadn't indeed raped the girl through outright physical force, at least he had coerced her into sex), a confession obtained from a suspect under these circumstances would never hold up in court and even work against the prosecutors (keep in mind that Ioki has a vested personal interest to the man's confession too, since Ioki was previously accused (though innocent) of having had sex with the girl himself).

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Due to a slightly awkward RetCon, Ioki is hiding the fact that he is Vietnamese, supposedly to avoid the ire of colleagues who may have fought in the Vietnam war. The strange thing is, Ioki would almost certainly be from (the former) South Vietnam, who were America's allies. (And even if he was from North Vietnam, his colleagues wouldn't know that.)
** Unless their potential discrimination were based on resentment of simply being in the war itself instead of hatred for the enemy.
** Unfortunately, this is TruthInTelevision; in the case of racism based on nationality, people very rarely care about what section of a country a person is from, or their history with whatever reason is used to [[SarcasmMode 'justify']] said racism.
* ArtisticLicenseLaw: ''Higher Education'': A high school teacher gets his (just-turned-18, thus statutory rape is not relevant) confesses having raped a teenage student pregnant; he claims of his... while the sex was consensual, according to the girl she was forced. The girls' enraged girl's father goes to threatens him with a baseball bat; there is a fence between the teacher bat and the father, and by-standing cop officer Ioki stands by and does nothing to stop the father from his physical intimidation. The father violently keeps yelling and smashing the fence with his baseball bat, and Ioki says he's not going to intervene because there's a fence between the other two; until the teacher confesses that he raped the student as opposed to consensual sex. nothing. As much as this teacher was a ManipulativeBastard (if he hadn't indeed raped is an abusive bastard that the girl through outright physical force, at least he had coerced her into sex), viewer wants justice served upon, a confession obtained from a suspect under these circumstances would never this way wouldn't hold up in court and even work against the prosecutors (keep in mind that Ioki has a vested personal interest to the man's confession too, since Ioki was previously accused (though innocent) of having had sex with the girl himself).court.



** Character Booker was written out of the show after lasting only one season; ironically, his character was shipped off due to doing the ''right'' thing (uncovering that Hanson was sent to prison innocently), but due to Booker being antagonistic to Hanson (the most popular character - hey, it is / was Creator/JohnnyDepp) from his first appearance on, and to Booker seeming ambiguously racist, Booker can easily be taken for an Asshole.

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** Character Booker was written out of the show after lasting only one season; ironically, his character was shipped off due to doing the ''right'' thing (uncovering that Hanson was sent to prison innocently), but due to Booker being antagonistic to Hanson (the most popular character - hey, character--hey, it is / was Creator/JohnnyDepp) from his first appearance on, and to Booker seeming ambiguously racist, Booker can easily be taken for an Asshole.
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** Many of the teens the team works with are also without Dads ([[MissingMom or moms). Most notably Quincy, the girl who acts reckless in ''Out of Control''--her having lost her Dad is explained to be the main reason for her behavior, and she bonds with Hanson over losing a Dad as a teen.

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** Many of the teens the team works with are also without Dads ([[MissingMom or moms).moms]]). Most notably Quincy, the girl who acts reckless in ''Out of Control''--her having lost her Dad is explained to be the main reason for her behavior, and she bonds with Hanson over losing a Dad as a teen.
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* DisappearedDad:
** Hanson's backstory, as his father died on the job as a police officer when Hanson was 16; his father apparently was a big inspiration for Hanson to chose to become a police officer.
** Many of the teens the team works with are also without Dads ([[MissingMom or moms). Most notably Quincy, the girl who acts reckless in ''Out of Control''--her having lost her Dad is explained to be the main reason for her behavior, and she bonds with Hanson over losing a Dad as a teen.
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* BootcampEpisode: In ''Honor Bound'', Hanson and Penhall go undercover in a military school and have to go through bootcamp.
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the earlier episodes of the first season, compared to later episodes: Jenko is the team's Captain as opposed to Fuller, who was a polar opposite in personality. The team had a very different dynamic due to Hanson being just new and everybody just getting to know each other. Hanson was an awkward and uptight rookie cop but later a confident cop and a much more loose character. Also, the earlier episodes featured more straightforward police cases, while the later ones tended more towards being a VerySpecialEpisode / Afterschool Special.
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** ''Shirts and Skins'': Penhall investigates the murder of a neo-Nazi leader with an adult son [[spoiler:who is eventually revealed as the killer]], while Hoffs and Aoki blend in with anti-racism vigilantes.

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** ''Shirts and Skins'': Penhall investigates the murder of a neo-Nazi leader with an adult son [[spoiler:who is eventually revealed as the killer]], while Hoffs and Aoki Ioki blend in with anti-racism vigilantes.



* ThePlace: The title of the series itself, and of the team of cops: "21 Jump Street" is the address the team resides, and "Jump Street" is how they call their team.



* ReassignedToAntarctica: After Booker has violated many rules in order to [[spoiler:get the falsely convicted Hanson out of prison]], he is disciplined by being reassigned to a paper work job in the basement of the police library. Upon hearing that he immediately resigns from his job (and then becomes a private detective in his own spin-off series).

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* ReassignedToAntarctica: ReassignedToAntarctica:
** Hanson feels this way about his (forced) transfer to Jump Street in the Pilot: he is transferred there because some incidents happened because he's too young looking to be a uniformed cop. When he hears it from the Chief, he originally is strongly opposed to it, saying he wants to be a real cop (meaning patrol/uniformed), "like [his] father was". The Chief makes it clear he must go to Jump Street, he does, he eventually likes it and we get the rest of the series.
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After Booker has violated many rules in order to [[spoiler:get the falsely convicted Hanson out of prison]], he is disciplined by being reassigned to a paper work job in the basement of the police library. Upon hearing that he immediately resigns from his job (and then becomes a private detective in his own spin-off series).
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** In ''Wheels and Deals'', the whole team goes after the man who ultimately was responsible for Hanson getting [[spoiler:wrongfully convicted for murder and Harry nearly dying]] nine episodes earlier in ''Draw the Line''.
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* TheSnackIsMoreInteresting: Hanson distracts himself with eating grapes when Judy finds him sitting at Fuller's desk and, understandably, asks him why he's there and where everybody else is. Hanson puts a grape in his mouth and answers with his mouth full. He's trying to brush her off to prevent her from knowing where the other cops are (unsuccesfully).
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