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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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5 August 1976 (USA)  »

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Что творится!!  »

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(79 episodes)

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Trivia

Unlike his Raj character, Ernest Thomas didn't need glasses. He wore non-prescription glasses. See more »

Quotes

[From episode: From Here to Maternity]
Mama: You gonna feed it?
Dwayne Nelson: Uh-Huh.
Mama: And burp it?
Dwayne Nelson: Uh-Huh.
Mama: And change it?
Dwayne Nelson: NUH-HUH!
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A Good Ol' Seventies Sitcom!!
6 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a great show! What's Happening is so funny! There isn't one character I don't like. Rerun is one crazy kid. He sure can dance though. He is one of those characters you'll always hear about because they were so funny, like Kramer from Seinfeld. Mama is funny too. I love her. She is you typical crazy tough seventies mother, loving to teach her kids a lesson with a belt to the butt. Sherley was an underrated character. She had an unusual attitude that was hilarious. Raj was always in some situation. He has to have one of the funniest dance moves out there. He reminds me a lot of comedian Vince Morris. They look a lot alike and act a lot alike. Dee is one pain in the butt sister. Hate to have her around. Finally there's Dwayne. He had one crazy afro especially in the earlier years. Its a surprise that this show didn't last very long. It was just as funny as The Jeffersons or Welcome Back Kotter. I'm glad TV Land shows the re-runs of this show show we can all watch Rerun again. Ha!


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