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

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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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Trivia

Prior to the series, Kadeem Hardison, Sinbad, Charnele Brown, Joseph C. Phillips and Lou Myers appeared as unrelated characters on A Different World's parent series The Cosby Show (1984). 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 »

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Whitley Marion Gilbert Wayne: [after being sexually harassed by her employee] It's so nice to know women have a place in business. Too bad it's horizontal.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bryan Cranston/Kanye West (2010) See more »

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"I Know My Parents Love Me. . ."
24 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was not just one of the few shows that depicted college life, It was the only show that showed life at a Black College. From exam craziness, relationships, and finding part-time jobs to interracial dating, Step shows, and hate crimes, This show handled it all and with style. Even difficult topics (HIV/AIDS, going to war, ex-prisoners)were addressed in the way would make you laugh and think. An amazing number of famous Black Actors and Actresses passed through Hillman halls (even Whoopi Goldberg was a professor on an episode). What was originally just a Cosby spin-off proved to be truly a force of it's own. (Although you didn't really see them study after Junior Year)


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