Half & Half

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  • S 4 : Ep 22

    The Big 'Who You Gonna Call' Episode

    Aired 5/15/06

  • S 4 : Ep 21

    The Big Hide and Sneak Episode

    Aired 5/15/06

  • S 4 : Ep 20

    The Big Mother's What?! Episode

    Aired 5/1/06

  • S 4 : Ep 19

    The Big Nervous Breakup Episode

    Aired 4/24/06

  • S 4 : Ep 18

    The Big What Have We Done Episode

    Aired 4/17/06

  • Cast & Crew
  • Essence Atkins

    Dee Dee Thorne

  • Telma Hopkins

    Phyllis Thorne

  • Alec Mapa

    Adam Benet

  • Rachel True

    Mona Rose Thorne

  • Valarie Pettiford

    Big Dee Dee Thorne

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  • Half & Half stars Essence Atkins and Rachel True as half-sisters Mona and Dee Dee who have only one thing in common: their father. Growing up separately, these two virtual strangers suddenly become neighbors in the same San Francisco apartment building and experience the challenges of sisterhood for the first time. Mona, a budding music executive, was raised by her single mother, Phyllis, to be an independent woman who does things in her own free-spirited and sometimes sardonic By contrast, younger sister Dee Dee is a privileged honor-roll college student who grew up in a two-parent home, but searches for her own identity out of the shadow of her overbearing mother, Big Dee Dee. Now in their twenties, these two vastly contrasting women are discovering the advantages and joys that the special bond of sisterhood offers. But their relationship is not without its problems, as they often clash on everything from morals to money to men. Meanwhile, Spencer, Mona's best friend, becomes the conscience of the group and helps build a bridge between the women.moreless

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  • Quotes (180)

    • Mona: I think I'm gonna kill Dee Dee and become the only child I was meant to be.

    • Mona: Damn, my old place looks good when you slap on a coat of rich girl.

    • Mona: You saw what I had on. I was serving up sex.

    • Big Dee Dee: I guess it's true what they say. Sometimes our oldest clothes become our best friends.

    • Spencer: Ooh-whoo. That girl's got fire.

    • Phyllis: I'm a cat person myself. Big Dee Dee: I figured. I didn't think the hair all over your clothes came from a man.

    • Phyllis: Well, I may not be a man, but I've been mistreated by several.

    • Phyllis: I'd call him till he blocked my number.

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    Notes (38)

    • In an interview with King Magazine, Rachel True reveals that this series mirrors her real life. She lives in the same apartment as her half sister.

    • Sadly, this was Merlin Santana's final acting appearance as he was killed on November 9, 2002.

    • This episode was supposed to air on October 21, 2002, but it was pushed up a week. This was most likely due to the series premiere of Fox's Girls Club.

    • Nicole Scherzinger was one-fifth of the music group Eden's Crush, formed on the WB reality series Popstars. This begins a trend of reality stars appearing on the series.

    • This episode was set up as an AIDS awareness episode, a subject that was also featured in UPN's Enterprise, One on One and Girlfriends.

    • This episode was also set up as an AIDS awareness episode.

    • This episode aired on a Tuesday night.

    • Dancer Cris Judd, best known as the ex-husband of Jennifer Lopez, was the winner of the much-maligned ABC reality series I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!

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    Trivia (10)

    • Dee Dee's apartment is on the right side of the building. However in the next episode, she is living on the left side.

    • Goof: When Dee Dee and Mona are talking towards the end of the episode, watch when the camera shows Dee Dee. You will see the same bald/glasses wearing guy enter the room twice.

    • The late Merlin Santana can be seen in this episode. He appears in the music video that is playing in the background at Mona's job.

    • Jason Olive is a real-life model for Calvin Klein.

    • Spencer mentions that he and Mona, while attending college, religiously watched reruns of Living Single. Half & Half executive producer Yvette Lee Bowser created and was an executive producer for that series.

    • The store that Dee Dee, Spencer and Adam visit is named Gittelsohn's, after series director Ellen Gittelsohn.

    • Isn't it kind of weird that in an earlier episode, Spencer mentioned that he and Mona used to religiously watch Living Single in college, and two characters from that very show appear in their real life?

    • Seriff, Banks and Washington, the law firm that briefly employs Dee Dee, is called that because of the names of the co-producers Beth Seriff and Carla Banks Waddles and story editor Chauncey B. Raglin-Washington.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Mona tells Brian that one of her favorite music groups is Tra-Knox. This is a reference to Chico Benymon's R&B group by the same name.

    • In this episode, Phyllis mentions the song 'Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree' which was a #1 hit in 1973 for the group Tony Orlando and Dawn. Telma Hopkins, the actress who plays Phyllis, was a member of that group.

    • Dalis Temple is a spoof of Paris Hilton.

    • This episode was very similar to The Parkers episode, "She's Positive."

  • Fan Reviews (23)
  • Meeting Chico "Spencer" Berry in Philly

    By kathysolomon3, Jun 29, 2013

  • I love them all

    By PamelaCooper2, Sep 23, 2012

  • Funny and independent!

    By T_VFan, May 11, 2012

  • Great show, not the same old family routine.

    By TerriTrotti, Aug 18, 2010

  • Talented group of comedic actors!

    By jaedix, Aug 07, 2008

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