A trio of black youths learn about life, love, friendship, credit cards, gambling, and a variety of other things while growing up in an inner city.
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Complete series cast summary:
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 Roger 'Raj' Thomas (65 episodes, 1976-1979)
Haywood Nelson ...
 Dwayne Nelson (65 episodes, 1976-1979)
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 Dee Thomas (65 episodes, 1976-1979)
Fred Berry ...
 Freddie 'Rerun' Stubbs (64 episodes, 1976-1979)
Shirley Hemphill ...
 Shirley Wilson / ... (60 episodes, 1976-1979)
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 Mabel 'Mama' Thomas / ... (42 episodes, 1976-1978)
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Roger, Rerun and Dwayne are three buddies growing up in Los Angeles. The three of them always have a penchant for getting into mischief and trying to find ways of getting rich quick. Almost always the trio's schemes wind up getting them into trouble and it is up to Roger's mother to get them out of it. Also, half of the time, the boys get into trouble because of Roger's bratty sister Dee. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Что творится!!  »

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If you count "Dee" as a nickname for "Danielle", every actor either shared a first or last name with their character. See more »

Quotes

Dwayne Nelson: [enters and slams door] "Hey HEY, hey!"
Dee Thomas: Don't you see me studying? Why can't you come in like a gentleman?
Dwayne Nelson: [exits, returns, checks clothes and hair. Marches over like a 'gentleman'] "Hey. Hey. Hey."
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"Hey Hey Hey" Why isn't this in syndication?
20 October 2003 | by (los angeles, california) – See all my reviews

This was one of my favorite tv shows growing up! as other users commented, it was the first thing i would turn on after school! it was not only the funniest show, but it dealt with a single parent home, and i was raised in a single parent home, so i related to it. i miss seeing Raj make a fool out of himself, by being so nerdy and Dee, with all the sarcasm, you never stopped laughing....and Shirley, anything she said, made you laugh. i think if more people posted their comments, than maybe it will impact someone to syndicate the show! as you can see, the cast of the show never really made it, perhaps this could help their careers, so bring us RERUNS of "What's Happening"! we miss Rerun and all his dance moves...."Hey Hey Hey"!


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