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

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 Whitley Gilbert (141 episodes, 1987-1993)
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 Dwayne Wayne (139 episodes, 1987-1993)
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 Ron Johnson (120 episodes, 1987-1993)
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 Kim Reese (111 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Jaleesa Vinson (108 episodes, 1987-1992)
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 Freddie Brooks (104 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Vernon Gaines (88 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Colonel Brad Taylor (68 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Coach Walter Oakes (59 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

In the party scene during the "Good Help Is Hard To Find" episode, airing November 8, 1990, the song heard in the background is "Try Me" from the debut album of Jasmine Guy. See more »

Goofs

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

Kim Reese: [crying after Claire Huxstable asks about her career goals] Everybody expects me to be good I'm not good. What if I mess up on a patient? I can't even chop zuchini.
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Got Better As It Went Along
14 December 2000 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

The early episodes of this sitcom were bland, as they focused on Denise Huxtable's (Lisa Bonet) experiences at Hillman College. The show only took off after Denise dropped out of school. The show then focused on the more interesting cast members, most notably, brainy student Dwayne (Kadeem Hardison) and snooty Southern belle Whitley Gilbert (Jasmine Guy). I liked that they also had Jalessa, a divorced adult student trying to rebuild her life.

NBC made a mistake during the last season of the show by confusing the audience. They ran a highly touted "series finale" showing the now-married and expectant parents Dwayne and Whitley going off to Japan, where Dwayne had gotten a high-tech job. The network then turned around and aired several more new episodes that focused on newer cast members including Charmaine (Karen Malinka White). They brought in Billy Dee Williams and Leslie Uggams as a landlord, and a college professor, respectively. It appeared that NBC cancelled the show, then made a last-minute effort to revive it.

Jada Pinkett Smith ("Set It Off"), comedian Sinbad and Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei ("My Cousin Vinny"), were three cast members who went on to bigger success.


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