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What's Happening!! 

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Series (1976–1979)
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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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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Release Date:

5 August 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Что творится!!  »

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Did You Know?


Haywood Nelson is 10 years younger than Ernest Thomas, and 9 years younger than Fred Berry. See more »


Fred 'Rerun' Stubbs: [makes joke and laughs]
Dee Thomas: That's funny!
Fred 'Rerun' Stubbs: Of course it is!
Dee Thomas: No, I mean the way your belly shakes when you laugh!
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Hey Hey, What's Happening?
15 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have to say that I grew up on these reruns. I was surprised to see and remember how much I enjoyed the show during the recent TV Land marathon. The show was still groundbreaking too. I never understood why Mabel King who played Mama so beautifully left. I still remember Rerun, Dwayne, Raj, Dee, and Shirley as a happy group of people in working class Los Angeles, California. I'm not black but I can relate to the financial struggles that they held despite maintaining a happy suburban life. They provided many memorable moments for me over the weekend. It was nice to see Irene Cara in a guest appearance and Alice Ghostley and others too many to mention. The sitcom was probably criticized in its day but today, I can see it as a brilliant piece of realistic comedy touching on subjects tactfully and carefully like teenage pregnancy, marriage, divorce, single-parent home and of course, financial problems like all families share. I believe it was the first sitcom in my memory to feature divorce in a positive light rather than negative. Enjoy it!

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