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Drexell's Class 

Otis Drexell is a corporate raider who is known for getting the deal done. He is then caught red handed for dodging taxes, and given a suspended sentence so long as he works as a school ... See full summary »




1992   1991  
3 nominations. See more awards »




Complete series cast summary:
Dabney Coleman ...  Otis Drexell 18 episodes, 1991-1992
Dakin Matthews ...  Roscoe Davis 18 episodes, 1991-1992
Damian Cagnolatti Damian Cagnolatti ...  Kenny Sanders 18 episodes, 1991-1992
A.J. Langer ...  Melissa Drexell 18 episodes, 1991-1992
Brittany Murphy ...  Brenda Drexell 18 episodes, 1991-1992
Edie McClurg ...  Principal Marilyn Ridge 17 episodes, 1991-1992
Cleavant Derricks ...  George Foster 17 episodes, 1991-1992
Phil Buckman ...  Slash 17 episodes, 1991-1992
Jacqueline Donnelly Jacqueline Donnelly ...  Bernadette 17 episodes, 1991-1992
Matthew Slowik Matthew Slowik ...  Lionel 17 episodes, 1991-1992
Jason Biggs ...  Willie Trancas 14 episodes, 1991-1992
Heidi Zeigler Heidi Zeigler ...  Nicole Finnigan 14 episodes, 1991-1992
Matthew Lawrence ...  Walker 11 episodes, 1991-1992
Randy Graff ...  Principal Francine E. Itkin 7 episodes, 1991


Otis Drexell is a corporate raider who is known for getting the deal done. He is then caught red handed for dodging taxes, and given a suspended sentence so long as he works as a school teacher at an elementary school until the back taxes are paid. Every week, Otis would do the best he could of making the adjustment of going from the boardroom to the classroom with the help of his two daughters. Written by Pat McCurry

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Release Date:

19 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oh No, Not Drexell See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


On the wall of Drexell's classroom a progression of American flags is shown from 1776 to the year 2000. The year 2000 shows a flag of Japan. This raised a tremendous controversy with World War II veterans groups who claimed that, even in jest, it was in very poor taste. See more »


Referenced in The Brittany Murphy Story (2014) See more »

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Excellent and Underrated
16 April 2003 | by BushleaguerSee all my reviews

During the early 90s, Fox featured the most impressive and diverse roster of sitcoms ever assembled. "Married...with Children," "The Simpsons," "In Living Color," "Martin," "Herman's Head," "Roc," and "Get a Life" were among the network's top programs. "Drexell's Class" was no different. Starring the likes of Dabney Coleman, A.J. Langer, Cleavant Derricks, Jason Biggs, Matthew Lawrence, Dakin Matthews, Randy Graff and Brittany Murphy, "Drexell's Class" was a critically acclaimed series noted for attempting to expand the boundaries of television comedy, as is the case for most of the sitcoms to grace Fox over the years. What made this show so memorable, however, was the great humor found in such a dark character. You see, Otis Drexell (Coleman) was forced to teach the fifth grade after being caught cheating on his taxes. It was an unbelievable premise, but no one can deny its originality.

"Drexell's Class" earns extra kudos for discovering the pie-f***ing, superglue-lubricating wunderkind Jason Biggs and Hollywood's hottest new sensation and absolute knockout Brittany Murphy.

Let's hope this show gets the DVD treatment in the near future.

***1/2 out of ****

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