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A Different World 

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A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

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Bill Cosby
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1993   1992   1991   1990   1989   1988   … See all »
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 17 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jasmine Guy ...  Whitley Gilbert 142 episodes, 1987-1993
Kadeem Hardison ...  Dwayne Wayne 141 episodes, 1987-1993
Darryl M. Bell ...  Ron Johnson 121 episodes, 1987-1993
Charnele Brown ...  Kim Reese 115 episodes, 1988-1993
Dawnn Lewis ...  Jaleesa Vinson 114 episodes, 1987-1992
Cree Summer ...  Freddie Brooks 111 episodes, 1988-1993
Lou Myers ...  Vernon Gaines 94 episodes, 1988-1993
Glynn Turman ...  Colonel Brad Taylor 78 episodes, 1988-1993
Sinbad ...  Coach Walter Oakes 66 episodes, 1987-1991
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A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

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Big laughs on campus.

Genres:

Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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The nickname of the Hillman athletic teams was The Falcons. See more »

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Throughout the course of the series, Whitley's talents go back and forth between being an accomplished singer/dancer and having little to no singing/dancing skills at all. See more »

Quotes

Gina Devereaux: It's not what you think, Whitley. Dion is the sweetest, most romantic guy I've ever gone out with.
Whitley Marion Gilbert Wayne: So I've heard. He's just nervous about the concert.
Gina Devereaux: Well, you know how I am - I'm so self-centered and I'm always running off at the mouth, and you know how I flirt.
Whitley Marion Gilbert Wayne: There's no excuse for what he did to you, Gina. You're much smarter than this.
Gina Devereaux: But he loves me... and I don't want to break up with him.
[Sniffs]
Gina Devereaux: I just want him to stop.
Whitley Marion Gilbert Wayne: Throwing jabs? You're making a big mistake, Gina, if you think you can...
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Referenced in Psych: Let's Get Hairy (2009) See more »

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2nd Season
1 December 2006 | by maroondivaSee all my reviews

I wish the second season would hurry up and come out. I loved the Special Feature when all of the cast talked about how the show improved. Even when the show was a little goofier, who didn't think Lisa Bonet looked adorable in her pig snout. I started a petition to get the second season out there. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do it. I like to watch people that are my age get to experience the college life, going to an HBCU, pledging, loving, befriending, and just hanging out. I wanted to go to an HBCU as soon as I saw "A Different World" and I actually created my book, Change for a Twenty, around the college crowd. I just think it's so commendable when black people can be on a show without a bunch of stereotypes. It gave other young people someone to model their character on.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1987 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(142 episodes) | (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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