The Steve Harvey Show

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 6 : Ep 13

    California or Bust-Up

    Aired 2/17/02

  • S 6 : Ep 12

    The Graduates

    Aired 2/10/02

  • S 6 : Ep 11

    My Fair Homegirl

    Aired 1/20/02

  • S 6 : Ep 10

    The Shower Planner

    Aired 1/13/02

  • S 6 : Ep 9

    Hate Thy Neighbor

    Aired 1/6/02

  • Cast & Crew
  • Cedric the Entertainer

    Cedric Jackie Robinson

  • Wendy Raquel Robinson

    Regina "Piggy" Grier

  • Steve Harvey (I)

    Steve "Big Daddy" Hightower

  • Terri J. Vaughn

    Lovita Alizay Jenkins Robinson (seasons 2-6)

  • Tracy Vilar

    Sophia Ortiz (season 1)

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  • Mixing it up with laugh-out-loud comedy, youthful appeal and a likable namesake lead, The Steve Harvey Show crackles with high school hijinks and teacher entanglements in a hip urban setting. The series' successes as a multiple NAACP Image Award winner and as one of The WB's hit flagship series underscore its enduring longevity, immense popularity and far-reaching influence. In the series, former R&B star Steve Hightower (Harvey) gives up his wild times for school ties, becoming an inner-city Chicago music teacher – and eventually a vice principal – with a ragtag bunch of classroom charges. Headlining the Hi-Tops soul group – who opened for the likes of Gladys Knight and the Pips – Hightower's touring career never quite hit the high note he expected. Down on his luck, and totally out of money, he decides to let go of his carefree lifestyle and pin down a "real" job. With an assist from his longtime friend and eventual roommate, the gym coach with the insatiable appetite Cedric Robinson (Cedric the Entertainer), Steve enrolls in a new type of performing and makes a classroom at Washington High School his stage. Initially grappling with the students' penchant for baggy clothes, bad attitudes and baffling slang, Steve soon realizes that a compassionate spin will help him tone down his shock and contend with the kids' problems… be they hard knocks or humorous woes. Steve's also initially stunned by his boss, no-nonsense Principal Regina Grier (Wendy Raquel Robinson). Once the overweight butt of Steve's practical jokes when they were classmates years ago, Regina has no intention of letting him forget his place now – at least most of the time. But her newly-svelte persona wows Steve, and they actually dance around each other in a love/hate cha-cha-cha. Cedric has his own love subject, falling for Grier's new, overtly outspoken assistant Lovita (Terri J. Vaughn), who also takes outlandish opportunities to rattle Steve. Office romances aside, Steve tries reining in a class headed by Romeo (Merlin Santana), a fast-talking ladies' teen who takes his name seriously; Stanley "Bullethead" Kuznocki (William Lee Scott), a street-savvy tough guy whose brawn outweighs his brain; the group's honors student Lydia (Lori Beth Denberg) who, despite knowing she's smarter than them all, gets pulled into crazy schemes hoping to cash in on some coolness; and Sophia (Tracy Vilar) and Sara (Nefta Perry) who each fall for Romeo's seemingly-indestructible charm.During the series' six-season run, The Steve Harvey Show won 13 NAACP Image Awards for the show as well as stars Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer and Terri J. Vaughn.The Steve Harvey Show is executive produced by Bernie Brillstein and Brad Grey (Just Shoot Me, "The Larry Sanders Show"), series creator Winifred Hervey ("The Cosby Show," The Golden Girls," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"), director Stan Lathan ("Moesha," "Roc," "South Central") and Jeff Duteil ("Sister, Sister," "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper"). Walter Bennett, Jr. ("In The House") is co-executive producer. The series is from Brillstein-Grey Communications, Winifred Hervey Productions and Stan Lathan TVBroadcast History The WB 1996-1997---Sundays 8:30/7:30c 1997-1998---Wednesdays 9:30/8:30c 1998-1999---Thursdays 9/8c 1999-2000---Fridays 9/8c 2000-2002---Sundays 8/7cmoreless

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  • Quotes (257)

    • Bullethead: Welcome, Mr. Hightower. My friends call me Bullethead because I have a bullet in my head.

    • Sara: When the principal comes down here, she is serious.

    • Steve: Piggy Grier? "I Sweat Crisco" Piggy Grier?

    • Steve: I was almost one of the Commodores. Sara: Who? Steve: The Commodores, remember that sound "OW"? They stole that from me.

    • Steve: OK, can somebody tell me what's going on? Sara: I can Mr. Hightower. See today is Sophia's birthday. So she said, "Romeo you forget my birthday". And he said, "No I didn't", and she said, "Yes you did", and he said, "No I didn't", and she said, "Yes you did". Then he tried to give her those sad puppy dog eyes. And I thought she was going for, but then she changed up, and she rolled her eyes and sucked her teeth like this, (Sara rolls her head and sucks her teeth) and you knew it was on cause... Steve: Whoa, whoa, why don't you slow down before you blow a lip and hurt somebody. Ok you two out. Sophia: You're kicking me out on my birthday? Steve: Oh, I'm sorry... (sings) Happy birthday to ya, Happy birthday see ya.

    • Steve: Wow, you look nothing like the principal from when I was a kid. My principal wore a hair piece, had one big eyebrow and some razor bump, she's quite a woman. Regina: You must be refering to Superintendent Williams. Steve: Yeah. Regina: She gave me my first job. Now you may find hormonal imbalance humorous. In my office. Not you, Coach.

    • Sophia: Where's Mr. Seeger? How come you teaching all these subjects? And why do we got to take this class anyway? Steve: I don't know, I was set up and I don't know.

    • Steve: ...you got to take advantage of all your skills, you know, uh, can you sing? Romeo: Nah. Steve: Can you play an instrument? Romeo: Nah. Steve: Can you read and recognize shapes and colors? Romeo: Yeah, man, I can read. Steve: Then, thats good 'cause I'm gonna hook you up. Romeo: Well, alright. Steve: We'll work on shapes and colors some other time.

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    Notes (47)

    • Steve Harvey and Wendy Raquel Robinson previously worked together on ABC's "Me And The Boys."

    • This is the only time Steve teaches art, even though he was originally hired to teach music, drama, and art.

    • Although not credited, Merlin Santana helped write the conversation between Romeo and his father. It was the first time in TV history that a conversation between two Afro-Latinos was shown.

    • Steve, Cedric, Vincent, and Junior sing When the Funk Hits the Fan.

    • First appearance of Vincent and Junior.

    • The Hi-Tops sing When the Funk Hits the Fan, a 1993 song by Sylk 130.

    • Elise Neal and Terri J. Vaughn would later star together on UPN's "All Of Us."

    • Wendy Raquel Robinson and Brian McKnight would later be co-stars in the stage play, "Cheaters."

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    Trivia (26)

    • How is it that Steve didn't know who Regina is? When he heard her name, I'm sure he would've asked if she went to the high school that they went to.

    • When Steve and Regina are talking in the office, after Regina does the baby voice her hands are together and in front of her. When the camera pans back, her hands are on her hips.

    • Steve's apartment number is 1412. In later episodes, the number changes to 1416.

    • Cedric has a cousin names Shirleta.

    • Goof: During detention; Sara, Romeo, Steve, and Sophia come down a hallway and turn down another. But Steve's classroom is located in the hallway that they turn on. So they would have had to walk down that hallway twice. Which makes no sense, especially for Sara and Romeo.

    • Junior: I'm Bill Cosby's nephew. Kenan Thompson was on All That in this year and one of his skits was portraying Bill Cosby.

    • The room that Nicole comes out of with a student is used as a janitor's closet throughout the series.

    • Cedric's mother's name is Lucille.

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    Allusions (112)

    • Dead Dog Walking: The title comes from the 1988 feature film Dead Man Walking.

    • Mr. Hightower's Opus: The title comes from the 1995 film Mr. Holland's Opus.

    • Cedric states in the episode, "Everybody loves Cedric," which is an allusion to CBS's 1996 hit show, Everybody Loves Raymond.

    • That's My Mama: The title comes from the 1970s sitcom That's My Mama.

    • The title is an allusion to a pool move created by Chef Anton, who is a two-time United States Trick Shot Champion, in which you keep all the balls frozen while shooting with a medium stroke majestically pocketing all the balls.

    • Steve: I was looking at my coffin choices, I was thinking about getting the player's special, the one with the diamond in the back, the sunroof top where you can dig on the scene with your eternal lean. This is a play on the line: Diamond in the back, sunroof top Diggin' the scene With a gangsta lean from the song Be Thankful for What You've Got by William deVaughan.

    • The title is a parody on the song, When the Funk Hits the Fan, which was released in 1998 and sung by King Britt as an Electronica Label and in the style of jazz.

    • The title is an allusion to the play, I Do, I Don't, that is a romance comedy about two couples based on the old saying, "Marriages are made in heaven and broken on earth."

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