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



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Episode cast overview:
Haywood Nelson ...
Fred Berry ...
Shirley Hemphill ...
Mabel 'Mama' Thomas (credit only)
Teddy Wilson ...
Al Dunbar (as Theodore Wilson)
Alonzo Brown Jr. ...
The Doobie Brothers ...


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

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Release Date:

4 February 1978 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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[Al and Bruno make a big break for the door to exit Rob's, but are held back by Keith Kundsen, Tiran Porter, and Michael McDonald]
Keith KnudsenTiran PorterMichael McDonald: [greets the two] Hey, Al Dunbar!
Al Dunbar: [near embarressed] How you doing?
[Keith, Tiran, and Michael chatter amongst them as Al and Bruno makes a second escape through the back room, but are met by Pat Simmons and Bobby LaKind]
Patrick Simmons: [happily greets them] Mr. Dunbar! Whoo!
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Black Water
Composed by Patrick Simmons
Performed by The Doobie Brothers
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If you only see one Episode...make this the one.
27 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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