What's Happening!! (1976–1979)

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What's Happening is loosely based on the 1975 movie Cooley High written by Eric Monte. Monte created What's Happening and was also a co-creator and writer for the TV series Good Times.

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Complete series cast summary:
Haywood Nelson ...
 Dwayne Nelson (65 episodes, 1976-1979)
Ernest Thomas ...
 Roger 'Raj' Thomas (64 episodes, 1976-1979)
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 Dee Thomas (64 episodes, 1976-1979)
Fred Berry ...
 Freddie 'Rerun' Stubbs (62 episodes, 1976-1979)
Shirley Hemphill ...
 Shirley Wilson / ... (59 episodes, 1976-1979)
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 Mabel 'Mama' Thomas (38 episodes, 1976-1978)
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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. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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According to Haywood Nelson, he had a romantic crush on Danielle Spencer during their time on the series. He also enjoyed a flirtatious friendship with Shirley Hemphill. See more »

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Fred 'Rerun' Stubbs: I can't help it if I'm fat! It runs in my family.
Dee Thomas: Nobody runs in your family... they all waddle!
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Referenced in The Brady Bunch Variety Hour: Episode #1.7 (1977) See more »

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Great show
7 November 2003 | by (ky) – See all my reviews

First off, lay off the stereotyping comments. They portrayed 'some' of the characters as overweight because 'some' people are overweight, especially black women. 'Fat' people tend to be funny, peculiar? I have no complaints about this show even though I have had complaints about blacks on these boards in the past. This was a GREAT show and they were all very funny and worked together very well. Wish they could bring it back but Fred Berry is dead now. So bummer.


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