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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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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

According to Haywood Nelson, he was in a relationship with Debbi Morgan, who played the recurring role of Diane. But Nelson said that he was not mature enough at the time to commit to their relationship. See more »

Quotes

Dwayne Nelson: [enters and slams door] "Hey HEY, hey!"
Dee Thomas: Don't you see me studying? Why can't you come in like a gentleman?
Dwayne Nelson: [exits, returns, checks clothes and hair. Marches over like a 'gentleman'] "Hey. Hey. Hey."
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Referenced in 30 Rock: Fireworks (2007) See more »

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Still funny after all these years
5 November 2015 | by ronaldtealSee all my reviews

My God this show is so hilarious after over 40 years. I'm only 33 but watched some of these episodes and its sequel when I was a kid in the 80s. So funny, I would recommend it to anyone that likes to travel back in time and catch some of the great comedies of its time. Thanks to anyone in the cast that's still alive. I don't think anyone is the cast was the weak link. They all bring something to the show. Love the mom's performance. Raj, is so skinny and hilarious watching him TRY to dance, and Rerun makes my ribs hurt. Love it when Shirley calls someone "sucka" Dee has such a smart mouth, and Dwayne is so naïve its hilarious. Thanks again for a timeless classic.


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