America, What a Town
Season 1, Episode 2
Air date April 19, 1987
Episode Guide
21 Jump Street
Don't Pet the Teacher

America, What a Town is the second episode of Season 1 of 21 Jump Street. It premiered on April 19, 1987.


Detective Hoffs is assigned to look after an exchange student from Poland. This proves a tough job as soon the student starts to lash out for a combination of reasons. One reason is her native Poland, being a communist country, was drab, overly regimented, and politically repressive. Another is that the only information the student has received about American high schools has been from TV, which often portray American schools far differently from the actual school system.

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