A Different World (1987–1993)

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

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Complete series cast summary:
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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 / ... (101 episodes, 1987-1992)
Charnele Brown ...
 Kimberly 'Kim' Reese / ... (97 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Winifred 'Freddie' Brooks / ... (93 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Vernon Gaines / ... (71 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Col. Bradford 'Brad' Taylor / ... (61 episodes, 1988-1993)
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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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(142 episodes) | (1 episode)

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Lisa Bonet left the show because she was pregnant and the writers could not write around this or exclude her from many scenes or episodes, as she was supposed to be the main character. 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

Winifred 'Freddie' Brooks: Ron, you are looking at a woman on a mission.
Ron Johnson: You're looking at a man on a mission. I have to go talk to Kim.
Winifred 'Freddie' Brooks: Um, wait. I want us to get past our petty differences. There is something that I would like to share with you, brother, and it's from right here, the ol' ticker. My heart.
Ron Johnson: Oh. Okay.
Winifred 'Freddie' Brooks: I don't like you, Ron. I never have. You're a greasy worm with the charm of a cockroach. Whoo!
[Starts moving around and shaking]
Winifred 'Freddie' Brooks: Ah, giving birth, giving birth!
[Places her palms on her forehead]
Winifred 'Freddie' Brooks: Oh, man! ...
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A great spin-off from "The Cosby Show".
27 May 2001 | by (Oakwood, Virginia USA) – See all my reviews

"A, Different World" a spin-off from the smash hit "Cosby Show" which had Huxtable daughter Denise (Lisa Bonet) off to college to find out a different world laid ahead. Denise dropped out of the mostly black college only to have the series improve and become a hit with other cast members. The best characters had to be the uppity Whitley (Jasmine Guy), and the well liked and super-cool math major Dwayne Wayne (Kadeem Hardison) along with his best friend Ron (Darryl M. Bell). The pit was the place the gang hung out for everything from meals to talk. The theme song sung by Phoebe Snow really is the truth once you leave home from your parents it really is a different world.


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