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

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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.

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24 September 1987 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The fictional sorority Alpha Delta Rho, to which Whitley Gilbert and Kimberly Reese were members, was inspired by and named after three real African-American Greek sororities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. Debbie Allen, the series' producer, is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. along with her sister, Phylicia Rashad, who portrayed Claire Huxtable in "The Cosby Show". 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 »

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[repeated Line]
Whitley Marion Gilbert Wayne: Relax, relate, release.
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Referenced in The Late Shift (1996) See more »

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A great spin-off from "The Cosby Show".
27 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

"A, Different World" a spin-off from the smash hit "Cosby Show" which had Huxtable daughter Denise (Lisa Bonet) off to college to find out a different world laid ahead. Denise dropped out of the mostly black college only to have the series improve and become a hit with other cast members. The best characters had to be the uppity Whitley (Jasmine Guy), and the well liked and super-cool math major Dwayne Wayne (Kadeem Hardison) along with his best friend Ron (Darryl M. Bell). The pit was the place the gang hung out for everything from meals to talk. The theme song sung by Phoebe Snow really is the truth once you leave home from your parents it really is a different world.


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