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Oh 21 Jump Street, how I have missed thee. What teenager didn't watch this show back in the 80s and instantly want to start going undercover in some high school? I wanted to be Officer Tommy Hanson so badly I actually started thinking up my own back stories for when I would start my undercover police officer career. Usually I was just a kid recently transplanted from Arizona.
It appears Johnny Depp wants to go back to being Officer Hanson as well. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Depp wants to do a cameo in the upcoming, Jonah Hill-starring movie version of 21 Jump Street, which gave him the start of his career back in 1987. “I’m hoping they’ll let me do a cameo,” Depp told EW, maybe a little sarcastically. “Someone will say, ‘Whatever happened to Tom Hanson?’ and they’ll find me somewhere hoarding jars of peanut butter and shaking in my underpants.”
Can he even play a normal person anymore? I say, "Absolutely!" Even this far removed from the original show; Depp might still be the coolest thing about the fictional police unit. And luckily for him, time has treated him kindly. He could most assuredly go undercover in high school again.
Heck, I say, bring the whole cast back. Who wouldn't love to catch up with Penhall, Ioki and the rest of the crew? Just please no Richard Grieco. No one liked Booker anyway.