Good morning, geniuses! What's your Head of the Class IQ?
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What do you get when you throw together a poet, a pizza-loving chemistry whiz and an uptown girl with a pre-teen, an exchange student and a polyester pants-wearing nerd? A bunch of geniuses, that's what.
At what high school is Charlie Moore hired to teach academically advanced students?
Charlie Moore, first as a substitute and then hired on, teaches history at Monroe High School in Manhattan. (And later, Millard Fillmore High.)
What does IHP, the name of the program for these academically advanced kids, stand for?
The program at Monroe High School is called Individualized Honors Program, or IHP. This fictional version is based on a similar real-life program at Walter Reed Middle School in Los Angeles.
Every year the IHP students produce the school musical. Which of these musicals did they not perform?
The school musicals included "Grease," "Hair" and "Little Shop of Horrors." But, not "Hairspray."
When we're first introduced to her, how old is the youngest student in the class, Janice Lazarotto?
Janice Lazarotto (played by Tannis Vallely), at 11 years old, is the youngest student in the class.
Maria grounds herself after gettting what grade?
Maria grounds herself after getting a "B".
During an assignment about ancestry, Darlene discovers that she's a descendant of which Founding Father?
Darlene discovers she's a direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson.
Instead of his own, whose photo does Arvid send to his penpal?
Instead of sending a photo of himself, Arvid decides to send a photo of Eric to his penpal.
Who makes a cameo as Maria's boyfriend?
Brad Pitt makes a cameo as Maria's boyfriend.
Whose science project makes it into the finals at NASA?
Dennis and Arvid's science project makes it into the finals at NASA.
What is the name of the computer the IHP students program to send love notes to Charlie?
The students program a computer named Wilma to send love notes to Charlie.
Which student is chosen to represent the IHP on the right-wing TV show "Open Forum?"
Based on a letter he writes, Dennis is chosen to appear on the TV show "Open Forum." It's Darlene, though, who ends up appearing for IHP.
Who was the only one in the class not on an academic team?
Eric, the leather jacket-wearing, motorcycle-riding "bad boy" of the IHP, is the only student in the class not on an academic team.
Who, it's rumored, has the lowest GPA in the IHP?
It's mentioned that Sarah has the lowest GPA in the IHP.
Who wrecks the first video the IHP makes to be included in a time capsule?
The IHP students make a video contribution to a time capsule, planned to be opened in 100 years. Unhappy with the result, Dennis ends up wrecking the video.
Who is kicked out of the IHP and sent to the remedial history class after his frequent classroom disruptions?
Because of his disruptive behavior in IHP, Mr. Moore sends Dennis to the remedial history class.
Who believes she's being followed by a poltergeist?
Janice says she's being followed by a poltergeist.
What topic do the IHP students help Charlie study for in order to pass a test to keep his teaching certification?
To keep his teaching certification, Charlie needs to pass a test in macro economics.
Alex Torres transfers to the IHP class from where?
Alex Torres transferred to the IHP class from parochial school.
Which IHP students get engaged, briefly, during the final season?
On-and-off couple Eric and Simone get engaged, briefly, during the final season.
Who married and divorced Mike Tyson while starring on the show?
Robin Givens and Mike Tyson were married in 1988, for 11 months.
At what movie marathon do Charlie and Arvid run into each other?
Charlie and Arvid run into one another at a Woody Allen movie marathon.
Who is voted editor-in-chief of the school's literary journal?
Simone is voted editor-in-chief of the literary journal.
The show made history in Season 3 when it became the first American sitcom to film an episode in which country?
The Season 3 episode "Misson to Moscow" was filmed in the Soviet Union.
Which actor, known from "The Goonies," was added to the IHP class during the final two seasons?
Jonathan Ke Quan, who plays Data in "The Goonies," appears as Jasper Kwan in the final two seasons of the show.
When Howard Hesseman left the series at the end of Season 4, what became of Charlie in the storyline?
Charlie Moore went to pursue his lifelong acting dreams.
Which two IHP students actively compete to be named class valedictorian?
Alan Pinkard and Darlene Merriman compete to be named valedictorian.
And who, in the final season, is named valedictorian?
T.J. Jones, played by Rain Pryor, is named valedictorian at the end of Season 5, the final season.
What character was Howard Hesseman well-known for before appearing as Charlie Moore?
Howard Hesseman is well-known for his role as radio DJ Dr. Johnny Fever on the TV show "WKRP in Cincinnati," from 1978 to 1982.
The actor who played Alan, Tony O'Dell, also played which Cobra Kai member in both "The Karate Kid" and "The Karate Kid, Part II?"
Tony O'Dell, who plays Alan, is also known for playing Jimmy, a student at the Cobra Kai dojo and member of Daniel's Cobra Kai gang.
Of the following, which sitcom did Brian Robbins, the actor who played Eric, not appear in?
Brian Robbins, who played Eric, had appearances on "Growing Pains," "Mr. Belvedere" and "Three's Company." But never "Alf."
Which actress went on to appear as one of Tony Soprano's girlfriends on the HBO series "The Sopranos?"
Leslie Bega went on to play the role of Valentina La Paz, Tony Soprano's girlfriend during Seasons 4 and 5 of the TV series "The Sopranos."
The actor who played which student went on to be called "the Norman Lear of children's television" by the New York Times?
Dan Schneider, who played Dennis, is the creator of several children's shows, including "iCarly," "Zoey 101" and "Drake & Josh."
Who takes over the IHP class after Charlie leaves?
Billy MacGregor, played by comedian Billy Connolly, takes over the IHP.
What was the name of the 1992 spinoff series?
The TV series "Billy," featuring IHP teacher Billy MacGregor, was the 1992 spinoff from "Head of the Class." It lasted 13 episodes.
What's the name of Billy MacGregor's plant?
Billy's plant is named Ringo.
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