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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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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 16 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jasmine Guy ...  Whitley Gilbert 141 episodes, 1987-1993
Kadeem Hardison ...  Dwayne Wayne 139 episodes, 1987-1993
Darryl M. Bell ...  Ron Johnson 120 episodes, 1987-1993
Charnele Brown ...  Kim Reese 112 episodes, 1988-1993
Dawnn Lewis ...  Jaleesa Vinson 109 episodes, 1987-1992
Cree Summer ...  Freddie Brooks 105 episodes, 1988-1993
Lou Myers ...  Vernon Gaines 88 episodes, 1988-1993
Glynn Turman ...  Colonel Brad Taylor 68 episodes, 1988-1993
Sinbad ...  Coach Walter Oakes 60 episodes, 1987-1991
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Big laughs on campus.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Different World 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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Trivia

During the first season, Whitley's roommate and protégée Millie was written out of the series as actress Marie-Alice Recaster was planning to have a child. Producers also wanted Whitley to have a roommate/confidante who was more of a strong willed and independent contrast, resulting in the creation of Kim. 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

[the class has decided to leave a time capsule to be remembered by]
African Student: Excuse me, please, but what is a time capsule?
Kim Reese: A time capsule is when people bury something that's important to them and then dig them up later.
Ron Johnson: Like dogs with bones.
[pause]
Ron Johnson: Or women with grudges.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time of the Apes (1989) See more »

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User Reviews

Why can't colleage really be like this on some levels
16 November 2001 | by DunnDeeDaGreatSee all my reviews

Growing up I always thought that colleage would be similar to this show . Every Thrusday I tuned in to watch the show, my favorite charcter was Dwayne Wayne and I was so happy when he married Whitley. This show made colleage real on some levels and fake on some but it's still one of my favorite shows and always be.


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