Smart Guy

The WB (ended 1999)
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  • T.J. Henderson (Tahj Mowry) is a high school sophmore. He isn't just a regular one though. He is a ten-year old tenth grader! After being promoted to high school, T.J. deals with the usual problems of fitting in as a genius, while being a little kid in a big school. He can figure anything out, and homeworks a sinch. Well, one thing he can't figure out is what's wrong with his brother? Marcus (Jason Weaver) is in the same grade as T.J., which only embarrasses him. Especially since T.J. always rubs in his genius factor. Marcus also deals with problems, such as finding a steady date, and doing homework ... make that getting T.J. to do his homework. There's also Marcus' goofy friend Mo. Mo (Omar Gooding, "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper", "Zoe") always seems to be annoying T.J.'s dad Floyd (John Marshall Jones, "John Doe"), with his goofy, and pointless ideas. Floyd himself deals with troubles. He owns his own business, always putting in hard work in at work, as well as at home! After his wife died, Floyd was left to raise all three of his kids on his own. So with work, and homelife, where's the time for dating? Luckily for him, there is his daughter Yvette (Essence Atkins, "Half and Half"). She always keeps the rest of the family grounded, while also being a fighter for equal rights. Runner of the school paper, and top notch student, she does it all. In the life of a smart guy like T.J., there are many ups and downs, but as a close-nit family, they are always there for each other. Theme Song Lyrics for Season 1-2 A slice of life is T.J. Henderson, super intelligent, a fine young gentleman, a ten year old whiz kid bussin high school, a penacious little shorty with a thousand IQ. He's got a way with the ladies, and he's keepin it real, your favorite little study buddy, he knows the deal. Dad says just a kid, on the ball, very clever, you could say that he's bright, brainy, gifted, whatever. (Mo's Voice)Yo brother is smaaaart! He's a smart guy, du du, du da du du du smart guy, du du, du da du, smart guy, du da du du du, he's a smart guy, du du, du da du du du.moreless

  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 22

    Never Too Young

    Aired 5/16/99

  • S 3 : Ep 21

    The Graduate?

    Aired 5/9/99

  • S 3 : Ep 20

    The Soda Wars

    Aired 5/2/99

  • S 3 : Ep 19

    Cross Talk

    Aired 4/1/99

  • S 3 : Ep 18


    Aired 2/21/99

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Marshall Jones

    Floyd Henderson

  • Essence Atkins

    Yvette Henderson

  • Omar Gooding

    Morris "Mo" L. Tibbs (Season 2+)

  • Tahj Mowry

    T.J. Henderson

  • Jason Weaver

    Marcus Henderson

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  • SrRui

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (165)

    • Teacher: T.J. Henderson, stand up. (T.J. stands up behind his desk) Teacher: Don't be shy, stand up. T.J.: I am standing up.

    • Marcus: If I didn't rat you out, she would've kicked me off the basketball team. T.J.: Well she wasn't exactly about to send me to Six Flags either, that's why I had to rat on Mo!

    • Mo: I'm under a lot of pressure... I quit smoking!

    • T.J: All right Gentlemen. We start our mission at 24 hours. Marcus, Mo and Lester: Huh?? (They all give a look to T.J) T.J: Midnight!

    • Marcus(yelling at Mo): You had two jobs! To show up, and bring rope!

    • Rochelle: (to Marcus) Where shall we hide? Roxanne: There's nowhere you can hide, you two timing hussy, you stole my man! Rochelle: I don't see your name on him. Roxanne: Well I had my name on my 10 speed Schwinn but you stole that too! Rochelle: It was 12 years ago! And I only took it because you lost my pink Winnie the Pooh sweater!

    • Mo: You betta hit the break before you make a mistake!

    • Changing the Dog's Guide book into a book on how to train your boyfriend T.J.: And we change rub his tummy to... Pauses and thinks about it... Mo: Don't change that. He might like it.

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    Notes (34)

    • The house set used in this episode and a few others is only temporary. The Henderson's house changes halfway through the series.

    • The sets used on the show look very familiar to those used on Boy Meets World.

    • An awkward note about this episode is that it was shown last during the first season.

    • This marks the 1st episode where it is revealed that Mo is a smoker and the last episode where he does, revealing in the end that he quit.

    • Essence Atkins and Gabrielle Union would later play sisters in the film, Deliver Us From Eva.

    • Closed Captioning Error: When Mo goes up to Marcus after TJ plays his solo on the keyboard during the performance, he says "who would've predicting that?" The captioning instead says "What do you think about that?"

    • Christopher Reid is better known as "Kid", of the rap duo Kid & Play.

    • This episode marks the final appearance of Wesley Jonathan as Tyler.

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    Trivia (30)

    • Goof: T.J. says that 24 hours is midnight, but standard 24 hour time, midnight is 0 hours.

    • In the first episode, Marcus had afro hair, but in this episode, his hair is bald.

    • Jason Weaver made several different appearances on Sister, Sister, one of them being a love interest for Tamera.

    • The twin, Tia and Tamera Mowry are real life sisters of the show's star, Tahj Mowry.

    • In this episode, they mention Mo's car, a Pinto. But in the later episode Strangers on the Net, Mo and Marcus buy a car, and Mo's Pinto is not mentioned!

    • When Floyd flips the power switch in the kitchen, that cuts the power to the garage, the noise stops completely. However, we should still hear the beating of the drums.

    • Essence Atkins and Gabrielle Union would later appear together in the 2003 film Deliver Us from Eva.

    • Goof: When T.J. types in his height instead of Floyd's while searching for his dad's date on the computer, he never pressed the "Enter" key, meaning that the information would've never been sent to the computer and the next page couldn't have been accessed as a result.

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    Allusions (15)

    • TJ: Well she didn't exactly invite me to Six Flags! TJ is referring to the famous international amusement park: Six Flags: Great America.

    • n/a: Episode Title The title of this episode: Brother Brother, most likely refers to the show that Tia and Tamera Mowry (Guest stars) starred in, called Sister, Sister.

    • That Thing You Do is a movie about teens starting a band. The title of this episode probably comes from this movie.

    • Yvette implies that T.J. is manipulating Mo like a puppet when she calls him Geppetto, referencing the story of Pinocchio. T.J. rebuttles her by further referencing the part about Pinocchio becoming a "real boy."

    • Various: Hey, Mo's playing Hitler!----------------------------------------------- This references the episode of The Three Stooges-You Nazty Spy!, in which Moe is named dictator of Moronica by the Nazis.

    • Mo: It worked on Melrose Place!

    • Militich calling Mo and T.J. the Tardy Boys is a reference to The Hardy Boys.

    • Reference: Men Working Badly is referring to the term "Women Behaving Badly".

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  • Fan Reviews (33)
  • One of the best TV shows ever made!

    By bautistakenrick856, Jan 28, 2015

  • Classic

    By wuzzjohnson, Jul 20, 2013

  • Smart and Cool!

    By T_VFan, May 16, 2012

  • This show is wonderful!

    By tvlvr4lfe, Sep 06, 2008

  • All Good Things come to an end

    By Water78, Jul 11, 2009