A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

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 Whitley Gilbert (138 episodes, 1987-1993)
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 Dwayne Cleophus Wayne (135 episodes, 1987-1993)
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 Ronald 'Ron' Johnson / ... (112 episodes, 1987-1993)
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 Jaleesa Vinson Taylor / ... (102 episodes, 1987-1992)
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 Kimberly 'Kim' Reese (97 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Winifred 'Freddie' Brooks (94 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Vernon Gaines (72 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Col. Bradford 'Brad' Taylor / ... (65 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Coach Walter Oakes / ... (57 episodes, 1987-1991)
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A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

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Big laughs on campus.

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24 September 1987 (USA)  »

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College Fieber  »

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(142 episodes) | (1 episode)

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Trivia

Darryl M. Bell appeared as Ron throughout the first season, but didn't become a regular until the show's second season. See more »

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Throughout the course of the series, Whitley's talents go back and forth between being an accomplished singer/dancer and having little to no singing/dancing skills at all. See more »

Quotes

[after returning from the Island Police station dressed as women because they're hiding from drug dealers]
Ron Johnson: You got my butt pinched by some dock worker.
Dwayne Cleophus Wayne: A butt pinch hurts a lot less then a bullet wound.
Ron Johnson: [snatching off his wig and slamming it angryly on the couch] At least a bullet is something you can take like a man.
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One Of The Greatest Shows That Took Place In A College
25 April 2002 | by (Portsmouth, Virginia) – See all my reviews

A Different World was a great show. I should have known the first episode that Whitley and Dwayne Wayne were going to get married! Each episode taught me something new about college. This show actually prepared me for college. But everything seemed so fun at Hillman College. Imagine how the show would have been if Lisa Bonet and Marisa Tomei wouldn't have left after the first season. Hillman college is a college that anyone would have wanted to go to. Halle Berry and Jada Pinkett were students there. And David Alan Grier and Whoopi Goldberg were teachers there.


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