What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
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The Runaway 

Not Rated | | Comedy | Episode aired 5 August 1976
Roger has to babysit Dee, so he can't go to a party.

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Haywood Nelson ...
Fred Berry ...
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Shirley Hemphill ...
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Ray Cleamons
Teddy Wilson ...
Mr. Wilson (as Theodore Wilson)
Tracee Lyles ...
Mrs. Wilson
Alycia Gardner ...
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Lila Perry ...
Betty Wilson
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Roger has to babysit Dee, so he can't go to a party.

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5 August 1976 (USA)  »

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Trivia

When talking about what would become of her in the movie version of her life story, if Raj attended the party, Dee (Danielle Spencer) states that Cicely Tyson would play her as "an older child". Cicely Tyson is actually 40 years older than Danielle Spencer. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits the house Roger walks out if is not the same one Dee and his mother come out of. Also, the house he comes out of has two cars in the driveway. The Thomas family didn't have one car, much less two. See more »

Quotes

Fred 'Rerun' Stubbs: Now the time is right for me to make my move.
Dwayne Nelson: *What* move? With who?
Fred 'Rerun' Stubbs: The cake!
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Crazy Credits

In "The Runaway," the series premiere, the actor who played Mr wilson, who coincidentally is named Teddy Wilson (not to be confused with the famous Jazz Pianist Teddy Wilson), also went on to play Al Dunbar (the bootlegger) in Season 2 Ep16:"Doobie or Not Doobie" Parts 1 & 2 (1978), where he cons the boys into illegally recording the Doobie Brother's concert. See more »

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