A teenager struggles to come to terms with everything life throws at her.
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Series cast summary:
Brandy Norwood ...  Moesha Mitchell / ... 127 episodes, 1996-2001
William Allen Young ...  Frank Mitchell 127 episodes, 1996-2001
Marcus T. Paulk ...  Myles Mitchell 127 episodes, 1996-2001
Lamont Bentley Lamont Bentley ...  Hakeem Campbell 127 episodes, 1996-2001
Shar Jackson ...  Niecy Jackson 122 episodes, 1996-2001
Sheryl Lee Ralph ...  Dee Mitchell 112 episodes, 1996-2001
Yvette Wilson ...  Andell Wilkerson 105 episodes, 1996-2000
Countess Vaughn ...  Kimberly Ann Parker 83 episodes, 1996-1999
Fredro Starr ...  Quinton 'Q' Brooks 49 episodes, 1996-2000
Ray J ...  Dorian 'D-Money' Long / ... 48 episodes, 1996-2001
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"Moesha" is a sitcom (which, in later years, took more of a dramatic turn) that follows the life and times of a black teenager living in the Leimert Park section of Los Angeles, CA. For years since her mother died, Moesha Mitchell has taken care of her father Frank and younger brother Myles. So when a teacher at her school, Dee, marries Frank, Moesha feels her territory being encroached upon by a new step mother. As time went on, the two females of the house would learn to appreciate and cherish each other's presence. Moesha's boy-crazy best friends Kim and Niecy as well as her eternally hungry neighbor and pal Hakeem are there to support Mo throughout all of the drama she finds herself in--and there's always plenty. Andell, a local smoothie shop owner, is another close confidante of Moesha's, lending her wisdom to the teen when needed. Over the years, it was Frank who Moesha would clash with most. He has quite a hard time witnessing his "pumpkin" grow up, and often hates her ... Written by JC

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zwariowana rodzinka See more »

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| (127 episodes)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Through out the series Ray J played 3 different roles on the show.Charles,Himself and then Dorien. See more »

Quotes

Moesha: Niecy, which Tae-Bo tape is this?
Niecy: Oh, girl, those tapes are too expensive. This is Tae-Po.
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Slice of American Teen Life
6 November 2001 | by hillariSee all my reviews

Moesha started off as a good little situation comedy with a difference: it was the first situation comedy centered around an African-American teenaged girl. Moesha, Hakeem, Kim and Niecy got into the usual trouble that teens on sitcoms do. However, it didn't always feel like the same old plot lines because of the appealing cast, at least in the first couple of seasons.

Unfortunately, the show decided to do continuing storylines, turning it more into a soap opera than a sitcom. I'm still wondering--who's bright idea it was to reveal that Moesha's dad Frank had an affair in the past that produced a son? It was sort of disturbing to see upstanding Frank's image tarnished, and the resulting fallout that happened afterwards. Then Countess Vaughn left to star in `The Parkers', and her character (Kim) was seldom referred to after that. Andell (Yvette Wilson), the owner of the café the teens hung out at, was unceremoniously hustled off the show (fortunately, she was placed on `The Parkers'), and her fiancee (Bernie Mac) disappeared, never to be heard about again. What was the deal with Dee (Sheryl Lee Ralph) taking a job in Jamaica during the last season? Other than a few appearances, her character virtually disappeared. All the drama involving Moesha's relationships with Q and Hakeem, and Dorian's (Brandy's real life brother, Ray J) brushes with the law became tiring.

Moesha was canceled with not one, but two major cliffhangers left unresolved-one involving a pregnancy and the other involving a kidnaping. A disappointing ending to a show that showed much promise in the beginning.


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