Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 1/23/96
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  • Episode Description
  • Moesha tries to cope with her new step-mother Dee who is also a teacher at her school. She convinces her father Frank to let her go to the local hangout The Den where it is clear that she is dating poet Ohagi even though she is banned from dating until her 16th birthday. Moesha and Dee clash over Moesha's antics but after a betrayal, they come to an understanding about roles in this new family.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Brandy Norwood

    Moesha Denise Mitchell

  • Sheryl Lee Ralph

    Dee Mitchell

  • Lamont Bentley

    Hakeem Campbell

  • William Allen Young

    Frank Mitchell

  • Yvette Wilson

    Andell Wilkerson

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • A great start for one of the most greatest family/teen shows

    By bautistakenrick856, Nov 30, 2014

  • All right for a pilot.

    By onceinabluemoon, Mar 18, 2008

  • This episode starts out as Moesha complaining about the new woman in her father's life. Then she asks if she could go to the local hangout. Dee opposes but Frank lets her go undermining Dee's parental authority.

    By JazzyOne06, Apr 21, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • 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?

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    Notes (4)

    • 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.

    Trivia (1)

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

    Allusions (4)

    • 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.

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