Between Brothers

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 4

    Fire Walk

    Aired 3/2/99

  • S 2 : Ep 3

    Spring Time

    Aired 2/23/99

  • S 2 : Ep 2

    Fantasy Camp/Home Boyz of Summer

    Aired 2/16/99

  • S 2 : Ep 1

    Let It Ride

    Aired 2/9/99

  • S 1 : Ep 13

    Road Rules

    Aired 1/29/98

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kadeem Hardison

    Charles Winston

  • Dondre T. Whitfield

    James Winston

  • Kelly Perine

    Dustin "Dusty" Q. Canyon

  • Tommy Davidson

    Mitchell Ford

  • Rachael Crawford

    Terri (episodes 1-7, 11 only)

  • show Description
  • Taking place in Chicago, Between Brothers was a short lived sitcom about four single men in their late twenties.Brothers James and Charles Winston live together in an apartment. Charles is a sports writer for a local paper and James is in real estate. The two couldn't be more different, but they always have each others backs. There long time best friends, Mitchell Ford and Dusty Canyon, share a place as well, since Mitchell's recent divorce left him without a home. Dusty is a weatherman and Mitchell is a teacher. The guys often frequent The Corner Pub, which is a local hang out spot.Theme Song: All right.Keep it in the family, that's how it's supposed to be.No one else can handle me, you're my brother, brother.Next to my brother there's no other.We swing right like pendulums.Stomping to the millennium, like brand to Timberlands.Keeping it real, whether times are good or bad for you.I'm ready to attack for you, always got your back for you.Keep it in the family, no one else can handle me, like my brother.Broadcast History:September 1997-January 1998----Thursdays----8:30 p.m. (FOX)January 1999-August 1999----Tuesdays----9:30 p.m. (UPN)moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (30)

    • Mitchell: Tough work, tough work. All you do is stand in front of a map all day and go windy. Dusty: Man, you stand in front of what used to be your house and say bye bye.

    • (Charles looks through the peephole) Charles (to James): Oh, it's Mitchell...and he has suitcases! Mitchell (through the door): I know you're home, I can see your eyeball.

    • Mitchell: I can't take this jacket back without a receipt. James: Man, just go back and explain. Mitchell: Explain!? Fool. Black man plus merchandise divided by no receipt equals what? An orange jumpsuit and jail time!

    • Charles: There they go again! Ever since they put that basketball hoop up, it's been like the Final Four outside my window all night long. James: Uh, yeah man. They kept me up all night too, man. But, uh, you know of course I'm used to being in bed for non sleeping purposes. Dusty: Yeah, I like to read too... I just got one of those itty bitty night lights, hooks right onto the back of the book, the light...we're not talking about reading, are we? Charles: No.

    • (Charles talks about his upcoming thirtieth birthday party) Charles: Thirty. The big three-oh, okay? And look, look here, I still look fly. Mitchell: You look like an old fly.

    • James: And what have you got besides four inches on G.I. Joe? Dusty: I've got a fire in the canyon, and Terri sees the smoke.

    • (James sits down with Mitchell and asks for a bite of his meal) James: Can I have one of these, man? Mitchell: Yeah, go ahead. (James takes a bite, then spits it out) James: What the heck is this? Mitchell: I don't know, they were there when I sat down, dog.

    • James: Man, I can help her heal. They call me doctor feel good cause uh... I make house calls. Mitchell: Yeah, I heard you ring that doorbell a little bit to quickly.

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    Notes (17)

    • The show's theme music is by A Touch of Jazz, a record company owned by Jeff Townes.

    • The show's title sequence is by Bryant & Johnsen.

    • Numerous scenes that are in the opening credits/theme are taken from this episode.

    • Dondre T. Whitfield and Salli Richardson would later become a couple and wed in September 2002.

    • Rachael Crawford does not appear in this episode.

    • Tommy Davidson and Duane Martin would later work together in the movie, "Woo."

    • Sandy Brown makes her first appearance as May Ford.

    • Rachael Crawford does not appear in this episode.

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    Trivia (5)

    • The paper Charles works for is The Chicago Examiner.

    • Early in the episode, Charles is wearing the same shirt as he wears in the opening credits.

    • We learn that Dusty is 5'6".

    • Two of the name tags on the lockers read "D. Kuleto" and "J. Hahn". Dan Kuleto is the director of photography on the show and Jody Margolin Hahn is the associate director.

    • Dusty says he is left-handed.

    Allusions (4)

    • Mitchell: Who are you, Yoda? Yoda is a fictional character from Star Wars, who possesses great wisdom.

    • Mitchell (to James): Man, you made Urkel look like Puff Daddy. This is an allusion to Steve Urkel, from the 1990s sitcom, Family Matters. Urkel was an intelligent yet accident prone nerd, who always wore thick glasses, suspenders, and snorted instead of laughed. It also alludes to rapper Sean Combs, also known as Puff Daddy or P. Diddy.

    • (Dusty and James walk in and join Mitchell) Phil: Who's this, the Sugarhill Gang? The Sugarhill Gang is a group of three men (Big Bank Hank, Master Gee, and Wonder Mike) that formed in the late 70s. They are best known for singing "Rapper's Delight," which was the first hip hop single to become a Top 40 hit.

    • (Ramon thanks Charles for introducing him to May) Ramon: It was all you! You are a regular Chuck Woolery! Chuck Woolery is an American game show host. One of the shows he hosted (from 1983 - 1995) was Love Connection, where singles would have personality screenings and then choose a date after watching three videos of compatible matches, in hopes of finding the perfect date.

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • I really love this show. I was only five years old when it aired and I just really started watching it like some years ago but they dont play the episodes any more and I wish they would. I am so in love with Dondre Whitfield.

    By kdpprincess, Jul 31, 2009

  • Excellent show. . .never had a chance.

    By steve1264, Apr 12, 2006

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