A Different World (TV Series 1987–1993) Poster



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The Cosby Show (1984) (TV Series)
During the first season of "A Different World", Denise Huxtable of "The Cosby Show" attends Hillman College - the same university attended by father Cliff and grandfather Russell.

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The Golden Girls: Brother, Can You Spare That Jacket? (1988) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time of the Apes (1989) (TV Episode)
"Godo went to a different world." Servo: "With Denise Huxtable, from 'The Cosby Show'?"
Out of This World: Evie's Sweet Sixteen (1989) (TV Episode)
After Troy Garland tells Evie Garland that the #7 top Antarian power is to make someone else invisible, she says, "that's what they did with Lisa Bonet on A Different World."
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect: Part 2 (1990) (TV Episode)
Al B Sure! mentions having to watch it.
Yo Yogi! (1991) (TV Series)
Snaffle puss can be seen wearing the Dwayne Wayne glasses in every episode.
Zebrahead (1992)
One of Nikki's friends is wearing the same glasses as Dwayne Wayne in the beginning of the story.
Roundhouse: TV on Trial (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in "Don't Make Me Give It Up" rap.
The Late Shift (1996) (TV Movie)
Just Shoot Me!: A Spy in the House of Me (1999) (TV Episode)
John Kenny gets a part on this show.
'The Simpsons': America's First Family (2000) (TV Special)
Referenced by name
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004) (Video)
TV Land Moguls (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
discussed in Carsey-Werner segment
Entourage: Three's Company (2006) (TV Episode)
Drama says he was on it
My Name Is Earl: Chaz Dalton's Space Academy (2009) (TV Episode)
Earl lists Dwayne Wayne as one of the American heroes named "Wayne."
Psych: Let's Get Hairy (2009) (TV Episode)
Stewart borrows Gus's Dwayne Wayne Halloween costume.
The Cinema Snob: Ax 'Em (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the Snob.
The Boondocks: Pause (2010) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Saturday Night Live: Bryan Cranston/Kanye West (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Anthony Crispino on Weekend Update
The Cinema Snob: Night Trap (2011) (TV Episode)
"Your guest spot on A Different World is safely secured."
Community: Documentary Filmmaking: Redux (2011) (TV Episode)
A character in the old Greendale ad from the '80s is dressed the same as Dwayne Wayne.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.194 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions guest Marisa Tomei appearing in the show.
Dear White People (2014)
Coco says college thinlks she looks like an extra on this show.
Suburgatory: Stiiiiiiill Horny (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (2014) (TV Movie)
There is a poster for the series at NBC.

Featured in 

I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1987 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the television series are shown while the cast comment on it.

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