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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.

Creator:

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 67 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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Taglines:

Big laughs on campus.

Genres:

Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In the party scene during the "Good Help Is Hard To Find" episode, airing November 8, 1990, the song heard in the background is "Try Me" from the debut album of Jasmine Guy. See more »

Goofs

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

Whitley Marion Gilbert Wayne: [after being sexually harassed by her employee] It's so nice to know women have a place in business. Too bad it's horizontal.
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Connections

Referenced in Yo Yogi! (1991) 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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