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What's Happening!! 

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Series (1976–1979)
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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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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1976 (USA) See more »

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What's Happening!! 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

The Thomas family lived on South Central Avenue, the same street as Fred and Lamont on "Sanford and Son". 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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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: The Splendid Source (2010) See more »

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My favorite!!
16 May 2000 | by QKnownSee all my reviews

Believe me, WHATS HAPPENING came out on a perfect time. There was'nt a better TV show to grow up on! Who could ever forget 1)Raj, the wise, bird-cracklin nerdish dude who could never sit in a chair the right way! 2) Rerun, the round, always-in-step party mover 3) Dwayne, the not so smart, heckling nervous breakdown "They cut off your fingers and your toes, man!" 4) And good ol' bratty sister Dee, who reminded you of everyone's sister!

WHATS HAPPENING is really missed by this commentator. Come on TVLAND, give us some RERUNs! RERUNs!


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