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  • Episode Guide
  • S 6 : Ep 22

    Paying the Piper

    Aired 5/14/01

  • S 6 : Ep 21

    Graduation Day

    Aired 5/7/01

  • S 6 : Ep 20


    Aired 4/16/01

  • S 6 : Ep 19

    Mayhem at the Jam

    Aired 3/19/01

  • S 6 : Ep 18

    Saving Private Rita

    Aired 3/12/01

  • Cast & Crew
  • Brandy Norwood

    Moesha Denise Mitchell

  • William Allen Young

    Frank Mitchell

  • Sheryl Lee Ralph

    Dee Mitchell (seasons 1 - 5, recurring otherwise)

  • Fredro Starr

    Quinton "Q" Brooks (episodes 20, 22 - 28, 30 - 61, recurring otherwise)

  • Marcus T. Paulk

    Myles Mitchell

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  • show Description
  • Ralph R. Farquhar who created the series "Moesha", made this show a big success after the last failing show "South Central". The series featured Grammy Award Winning artist Brandy Norwood and actress Sherly Lee Ralph in a series that showed how life was really like in Leimert Park, Los Angeles California. Moesha Deniese Mitchell is teenager who soon became an adult, learning various issues to do with love, sex, relationship and family. Following her mothers death Moesha looked after her father Frank Mitchell (William Allen Young) and brother Myles Mitchell (Marcus T. Paulk) She jealous of her new step-mother Dee Mitchell (Sherly Lee Ralph) who seemed to be taking over her role but the two have gotten to know and understand each other. Mo's friends Kim Parker (Countess Vaughn-James), Niecy Jackson (Shar Jackson) and Hakeem Campbell (Lamount Bentley) have made it through teenage adventure-hood with Moesha into becoming mature adults. When Countess Vaughn James left the series to do with Mo'Nique on her own show called "The Parkers" which was the "Moesha" spin-off, Ray-J came along to take over the show and became the new cast member of the show. After the show was cancelled in 2001 due to falling ratings, the series became best known for being the first to run on UPN for 6 seasons in 6 years .moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (86)

    • Kim: So what does Ohagi mean? Young black guy?
      Ohagi: It means conquering warrior.
      Kim: Oh, I surrender.

    • Kim: You blocking my view of Chocolate Thunder.
      Taylor: It looks to me like you've had enough chocolate.
      Moesha: Chill out, she just playing.
      Kim: I don't play that. Besides, my mama say it's just baby fat.
      Taylor: No, it's just fat, baby.

    • Moesha: Andell, you ever been in love?
      Andell: Whew. I've been in it, around it, through it... I've even been to the bank with it.

    • Andell: How about a strawberry-celery smoothie?
      Moesha: Girl, is that good for the skin 'cause this zit has got me mugging like the crypt keeper.
      Andell: Yeah, I was gon ask you who your new friend was, he just waving "hey Andell."

    • Dee: Myles you better get a move on if I'm going to drop you off at school.
      Moesha: Oh I'll walk him.
      Myles: Walk me? Do I look like a dog to you?

    • Frank: You ain't dating until you're 25.
      Moesha: You said 16.
      Frank: 21.
      Moesha: 16.
      Frank: 18 and I'll throw in a Saturn.
      Moesha: 16 and I will be walking. Thank you very much.

    • Frank: Mo who's all going to be there?
      Moesha: Oh, just some friends.
      Frank: And would these friends be made of sugar and spice and everything nice, or rusty butts and one-track minds?

    • Frank: I'll be working late tonight honey. Midnight madness. If I sell enough Saturns we might be able to get that little house up in Beverly Hills.
      Hakeem: Beverly Hills? Shoot, he got to sell Saturns from here to Saturn.

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    Notes (175)

    • Brandy Norwood and Yvette Wilson previsouly worked together on the sitcom, "Thea."

    • In this episode, the Mitchells live in a different house than the one that would be seen for the rest of the series.

    • Shar Jackson was credited as the character of Gail instead of Niecy Jackson for this episode only.

    • Music: "I Wanna Be Down" by Brandy.

    • Music: "Best Friend" by Brandy

    • Yvette Wilson and Bernie Mac both starred in the movie, "Friday."

    • Bernie Mac makes his first appearance as Frank's brother, Bernie Mitchell.

    • Antwon Tanner would later return to the series as Michael. He would play the character on Moesha and The Parkers, where his character died.

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    Trivia (37)

    • Ever notice how their house in the first episode looks exactly like the house in "Unhappily Ever After"?

    • Dee's real name is Deidra, and she's a year older than Frank.

    • While holding Dee's family bible, Moesha says "Oh look" and notices the family tree before even opening the book.

    • Frank and Dee have been married for years, so it is highly unlikely that he wouldn't know how old she is.

    • When Moesha and Kim are viewing the names selected on the cheerleadering list, Kim is shown wearing earrings. As soon as she turns her head towards Moesha, the earrings disappear.

    • Chaz Lamar Shepard starrred on Me & The Boys, a series that aired after Brandy's series Thea.

    • Wesley Jonathan worked with Brandy on ABC's Thea.

    • Ray J would later return to play himself in an episode before playing Dorian during the final two seasons.

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    Allusions (27)

    • Hakeem: I see you hanging out with the 3 Live Crew.

      Moesha: Me so corny here wanna talk to you.

      This is a reference to the provocative hip-hop group 2 Live Crew and their debut single "Me So Horny."

    • Kim: Hakeem? Well the brother must've stepped into a phone booth or somethin'. 'Cause last year he was Clark Kent, now he workin' it Mo' Better like Wesley.

      This is a double reference. Clark Kent is the secret identity of Superman, who often went into a phone booth to transform into the hero.

      Mo' Better Blues is a 1990 film starring Wesley Snipes.

    • Moesha: I take my dad to one parent teacher night and I wound up living with Mary Poppins.

      Mary Poppins was a character in a Disney movie of the same name.

    • Moesha says "Hello? Excuse me Huxtables."

      This is a reference to the family in the long-running sitcom The Cosby Show.

    • The title is a takeoff of The Million Man March that happened around the time this episode was made.

    • Title: Driving Miss Moesha This is a reference to the 1989 film "Driving Miss Daisy",

    • The episode title "Mama Said Knock You Out" was named after the LL Cool J song of the same name.

    • The title 'Age Ain't Nothin' But A Number' is a reference to the song "Age Ain't Nothing But A Number" by the late Aaliyah.

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  • Fan Reviews (24)
  • One of the greatest tv shows ever watched

    By bautistakenrick856, Aug 24, 2014

  • My hero

    By purplehotel, Mar 08, 2014

  • Moesha fan

    By KenAdamshills, May 30, 2013

  • Why did it have to end so fast.

    By ashleybonning, Feb 02, 2013

  • A Growing Adult: Moesha

    By T_VFan, Apr 30, 2012

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