What's Happening!!: Season 2, Episode 17

Doobie or Not Doobie: Part 2 (4 Feb. 1978)

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A bully makes the boys put together a tape of the Doobie Brothers concert.



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Episode credited cast:
Ernest Thomas ...
Haywood Nelson ...
Fred Berry ...
Shirley Hemphill ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeffrey Baxter ...
Himself (as The Doobie Brothers)
Alonzo Brown Jr. ...
John Hartman ...
Himself (as The Doobie Brothers)
Keith Knudsen ...
Himself (as The Doobie Brothers)
Bobby La Kind ...
Himself (as The Doobie Brothers)
Himself (as The Doobie Brothers)
Tiran Porter ...
Himself (as The Doobie Brothers)
Patrick Simmons ...
Himself (as The Doobie Brothers)
Teddy Wilson ...
Al Dunbar (as Theodore Wilson)


A bully makes the boys put together a tape of the Doobie Brothers concert.

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4 February 1978 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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[cont. from the first quote]
Roger 'Raj' Thomas: I didn't think so, either. Look, we really were forced. They said if we didn't do it, they'd hurt us.
Bobby La Kind: Hey, you expect us to believe that?
Dee Thomas: Look, he may be dumb, but he doesn't lie.
Keith Knudsen: What his name, Al Dunbar by any chance?
Roger 'Raj' Thomas: Yeah. How do you know?
Jeffrey Baxter: He was the lowlife that recorded our concert in St. Louis.
Tiran Porter: Yeah, and our L.A. concert.
Roger 'Raj' Thomas: And moving up on the charts is the Jefferson High concert, number 40 with three bullets.
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Take Me in Your Arms
Composed by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland
Performed by The Doobie Brothers
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If you only see one Episode...make this the one.
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I have been a huge "What's Happening" fan for years and this episode has it all. All the regular characters are on fire and the "Doobies" were perfect. When "Dee" asks one of the band members "Which Doobie you be?" I almost chocked on my PB and J sandwich. Then, later ,she approaches the African American band member and asks him if he is a "Half Brother"...Oh the joy. The episode does have a very powerful message that still resonates today. "Rerun" finds himself in a bit of a predicament (What else is new) that he can't seem to find a way out of. The episode uses a perfect mix of comedy and drama to teach the kids a valuable lesson that I think we can all learn from. In the end all is well. "Rerun" and the gang dodge the bullet again...except for the one that shoots out of the mouth of the sharp tongued "Shirley". I recommend you rent the entire collection but what ever you do, don't miss this one.

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