A Different World

Season 6 Episode 24

A Rock, a River, a Lena

Aired Unknown Jul 08, 1993 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Lena James reveals that she was named after Lena Horne.

    • In To Whit, With Love, Dwayne says that Joseph E. Johnson (the school where Whitley teaches) is a middle school. However, when the student introduces the tribute to Lena Horne, "Lena Horne, This Is Your Life," at Height Hall, he says that Joseph E. Johnson is an elementary school.

    • Whitley introduces herself to Lena Horne as the chairman of the student welcoming committee. Since Whitley is not a student, how did she manage to obtain such a prestigous post? Were the other students not capable of performing this task?

  • Quotes

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Episode Title: A Rock, a River, a Lena

      The title alludes to the poem by Maya Angelou, "A Rock, a River, a Tree", which is mentioned in the beginning of the episode.

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