The cast of the original The reboot of "21 Jump Street" hits theaters this weekend, and the comedy about a couple of bumbling, underachieving cops is getting rave reviews. But fans of the old TV show, which aired on Fox from 1987 to 1991, might remember the Jump Street crew a bit differently. There was nothing bumbling about the original undercover team, who focused on drama in a What-If-John-Hughes-Did-"CSI" kind of way.
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Steven Williams, now a cast member of the TV series "Supernatural," played the no-nonsense captain on the Fox series. Peter DeLuise, the son of actor Dom DeLuise, was the undercover jock; now he works as a TV director. Holly Robinson became Holly Robinson Peete, the actress and autism advocate, but back then we were amazed by her carefully sculpted hair. Baby-faced martial arts expert Dustin Nguyen now has a couple of movies in post-production. And brooding and intense Johnny Depp is still, well, brooding and intense and insanely famous. All five are rumored to have cameos in the movie.
For those of you who miss the old TV show, here's a little trip down memory lane:
Here is Depp, learning all of the hip lingo those wacky thug high school kids used in the mid-1980s:
Peter DeLuis, looking all edgy with his single dangly crucifix earring!
We'd re-watch it all for the outfits alone (teal knit neckties and double-breasted sweater vests!), but some of the episodes -- like this one, in which the creeper teacher is sleeping with his teenage student -- are still pretty timely.
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