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What's Happening!! 

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Series (1976–1979)
A trio of black youths learn about life, love, friendship, credit cards, gambling, and a variety of other things while growing up in an inner city.
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1979   1978   1977   1976  
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Ernest Thomas ...  Roger 'Raj' Thomas 65 episodes, 1976-1979
Haywood Nelson ...  Dwayne Nelson 65 episodes, 1976-1979
Danielle Spencer ...  Dee Thomas 65 episodes, 1976-1979
Fred Berry ...  Freddie 'Rerun' Stubbs 64 episodes, 1976-1979
Shirley Hemphill ...  Shirley Wilson 60 episodes, 1976-1979
Mabel King ...  Mabel 'Mama' Thomas 42 episodes, 1976-1978
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Storyline

Roger, Rerun and Dwayne are three buddies growing up in Los Angeles. The three of them always have a penchant for getting into mischief and trying to find ways of getting rich quick. Almost always the trio's schemes wind up getting them into trouble and it is up to Roger's mother to get them out of it. Also, half of the time, the boys get into trouble because of Roger's bratty sister Dee. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Comedy

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Что творится!! See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(79 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Haywood Nelson is 10 years younger than Ernest Thomas, and 9 years younger than Fred Berry. See more »

Quotes

Fred 'Rerun' Stubbs: [makes joke and laughs]
Dee Thomas: That's funny!
Fred 'Rerun' Stubbs: Of course it is!
Dee Thomas: No, I mean the way your belly shakes when you laugh!
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Alternate Versions

During its syndicated run, the tag sequences that were included in the original ABC network versions were removed. See more »

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Referenced in Freaks and Geeks: The Diary (2000) See more »

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An American Classic.
28 July 2005 | by muttley79See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite shows of all time, if not my favorite show of all time. From Raj mumbling under his breath, to Rerun worshiping a head of lettuce, to Dwayne just being along for the ride, What's Happening was as much a slice of Americana as such shows as "I Love Lucy" and "Friends". I loved seeing them get into one mess after another. For instance, the episode when the guys apparently broke a brand new TV set that was used for a church raffle when they dropped it at Raj's house. They counted on Rerun to win the set, since he purchased about 80 tickets. How ironic that the one ticket he used to pay off his lunch tab to Shirley the waitress was the winning ticket for the TV? So Shirley wound up with the TV.

In any event, I heard that there will be a What's Happening marathon sometime in November on TVLand. If this is true, please let me know! Thanks for reading my post. Peace!


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