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    • Save the Best for Last (2)
      Season 5 - Episode 25
      5/14/92
      9.6
      As she awakens on her wedding day, Whitley is so flustered by her conversation with Dwayne that she can barely remember where she is or the name of her future husband. Her mother chastises her for talking about Dwayne and emphasizes that Byron will give her a much better life. Dwayne decides that he cannot bring himself to attend the wedding. Whitley becomes extremely nervous as she awaits the beginning of the ceremony. Kim starts to give her some advice, but thinks better of it. Dwayne shows up in the middle of the ceremony, and Ron tries to convince him to break up the wedding. During her wedding vows, Whitley freezes up as she sees Dwayne's face everywhere. When she refuses to respond for over a minute, Dwayne realizes that she is far from certain about marrying Byron. He suddenly jumps up and charges down the aisle, pleading with her to marry him. Whitley accepts Dwayne's proposal and runs into his arms. Byron and his family are disgusted, but leave peacefully. The minister marries Dwayne and Whitley. Marion faints. Dwayne carries Whitley down the aisle, with their ecstatic friends bounding after them.moreless
    • 10/8/92
      9.5
      Ron and Freddie fight their growing attraction, while Dwayne and Whitley bicker about decorating their apartment.
    • If Only for One Night
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      4/28/88
      9.5
      Dwayne finally convinces Denise to go out with him. Whitney pins her hopes on winning a summer internship.
    • Save the Best for Last (1)
      Season 5 - Episode 24
      5/14/92
      9.5
      The day before her wedding, Whitley frets about details until Byron is able to bring her back to reality. Kim volunteers to return to campus and retrieve a special pair of earrings that Whitley had left behind. She pays Ron a visit, and frets over the realization that the wedding is probably going to take place. Ron suggests that she intervene, but Kim is hesitant. Ron surprises Kim by giving her a stethoscope, and they share a kiss. The girls enjoy a wild bachelorette party, while a depressed Dwayne walks out on Byron's bachelor party. Late that night, Kim suggests that Whitley may not be completely over Dwayne. Whitley angrily denies this. Dwayne shows up on Whitley's doorstep and asks for the chance to talk with her. They take a walk in the garden, and Dwayne apologizes for the mistakes he has made. She concedes that she placed too much pressure on him, but Dwayne insists that he simply wasn't strong enough for a commitment at the time. He recalls a time when he was a geeky freshman who couldn't get a date, and marvels at the fact that he wound up with Whitley. She thanks him for believing in her and helping her to become her own person. They tell each other, "You taught me how to love." Dwayne wonders how two people who meant so much to each other could have broken up; but stops Whitley from answering. He picks a flower for her and says, "I always knew you'd make a beautiful bride." He hops out of the garden and drives away, leaving Whitley in tears and completely confused.moreless
    • Getaway (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      4/26/90
      9.5
      Ron and Dwayne disguise themselves in order to escape the drug dealers. Whitley and Julian grow closer.
    • Faith, Hope and Charity (2)
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      11/12/92
      9.5
      Marion and Adele clash over preparations for Thanksgiving dinner and throw food all over the kitchen. Marion takes Malik to task for paying too much attention to Kim. However, he is not her fiancé, but rather an actor whom she hired to break up Dwayne and Whitley. Malik backs out of the deal and joins the rally for the Haitians. Adele and Marion are mistaken for protesters and hauled into jail. When they wonder why they haven't been bailed out, Freddie breaks the news that Dwayne and Whitley are broke. Adele and Marion seem to bond over their disdain for their children's marriage. After returning to the house, Adele admits to Dwayne that she is mostly upset because she didn't get to see his wedding. Whitley assures her mother that she is happy, and everyone makes up. Shazza tells Freddie that he is aware of her dalliances with Ron. She admits that she can't decide which man she wants, so they end the relationship.moreless
    • Love Thy Neighbor
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      11/15/90
      9.5
      Dwayne and Whitley kindle their romance. Ron speaks out in history class against the homeless.
    • When One Door Closes... (2)
      Season 6 - Episode 18
      5/8/93
      9.5
      Marion and Adele arrive to help Dwayne and Whitley pack for the move to Tokyo. After learning of Whitley's pregnancy, they try to dissuade the couple from leaving. Whitley grows tired of listening to Dwayne argue with the women; she storms out. She finds solace with Ron, who has gotten into a major fight with Freddie over his plans to sue Dwayne. Dwayne convinces Whitley that they need to move on and make a life away from Hillman. Marion and Adele overcome their anxiety about being separated from their grandchild by getting very drunk. Dwayne and Whitley's friends throw them a going-away party at the Pit. Freddie comes over to Ron's apartment to share the news that she made law review. They make up, but she cannot convince him to come to the party. Everyone shares favorite stories about the Waynes and wishes them luck. Whitley and Dwayne return the favor by thanking their friends for all their love and support. Dwayne has very kind words for Ron, who hears about the speech from Freddie. He catches up to Dwayne moments before the couple is to leave for the airport. They apologize, and Dwayne offers to split the game's royalties. Ron suggests that he invest the money in the baby's future instead. Dwayne asks Ron to be the child's godfather. Dwayne and Whitley say goodbye, and Ron tearfully watches them depart.moreless
    • Good Help Is Hard to Fire
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      11/8/90
      9.5
      Dwayne can't stop thinking about Whitley which puts a strain on his relationship with Kinu. Ron hires Whitley as a housekeeper hoping it will drive Kinu crazy.
    • Ms. Understanding
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      2/28/91
      9.5
      Shazza Zulu, a Hillman undergraduate publishes a book on the behavior of men which starts a war between the men and women on campus.
    • Getaway (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      4/19/90
      9.4
      South Carolina is the destination for spring break, where the gang encounters two murderous drug dealers.
    • Dancing Machines
      Season 6 - Episode 20
      6/3/93
      9.4
      Whitley lets Dashawn stay with her and Dwayne for the weekend. Ron helps Freddie plan a charity dance-a-thon.
    • The Power of the Pen
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      1/18/90
      9.4
      Dwayne writes a passionate poem for poetry class that Whitley misinterprets as a poem for her. Freddie feels guilty for dating two guys at once.
    • College Kid
      College Kid
      Season 6 - Episode 25
      9.4
      Lena, Gina, Charmaine, Dorian and Terrell decide to rent a house together. While seeing the temperamental landlord about a plumbing problem, Gina, Charmaine and Terrell discover that he is Langston "Sweet Knuckles" Paige, a former major league baseball star. He is unsure about what to do with his life, so they encourage him to enroll in college. Langston accompanies Terrell to class to check out the Hillman campus. He finds that the professor is an old flame. Gina's abusive ex-boyfriend Dion violates his probation by contacting her. He finally shows up in person in an attempt to win her back. She repeatedly turns him down, and learns that Dion hasn't really changed at all. Langston steps in and manages to convince Dion to leave Gina alone.moreless
    • Lean on Me
      Season 6 - Episode 19
      5/27/93
      9.4
      Col. Taylor recommends that Dwayne apply for a summer job with Kinishewa. Dwayne follows Col. Taylor's suggestion by inviting the company vice president over for dinner (for an interview in a less formal setting). Dwayne and Whitley are stunned when the man's assistant, Kinu, arrives in his place. Although Kinu seems friendly and gracious, Whitley warns Dwayne that she is out for revenge. Dwayne comes to agree with Whitley after Kinu informs him that another applicant received the job. Kinu angrily points out that she is also married, and outlines the qualifications of the man who was hired. Dwayne realizes that he was not the best candidate for the job, and has a very hard time dealing with the disappointment. Whitley assures him that she still believes in him.moreless
    • Great X-Pectations
      Season 6 - Episode 22
      7/9/93
      9.4
      Dean Davenport gives her students an assignment to write a dialogue detailing what might have been said during the only meeting between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Terrell and Charmaine show up late for an appointment with their friends. They reveal that a pickup truck full of guys harassed Charmaine, then tried to run them off the road after they retaliated. Charmaine files a police report, while Terrell becomes obsessed with proving his manhood. Dean Davenport discovers that Terrell has brought a gun to class with him. She announces that she is expelling him. Dwayne asks her to reconsider because Terrell is such a fine student, but takes him to task for his behavior. Terrell shows up to class so that he and Dorian can complete their assignment. He plays the role of Dr. King and speaks of the need to seek change through education rather than violence. The dean is impressed and decides to let him stay in school, provided that he keeps his grades up and completes a community service assignment. Meanwhile, Spencer repeatedly asks Kim to marry him.moreless
    • Faith, Hope and Charity (1)
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      11/12/92
      9.4
      Whitley's mother surprises Whitley and Dwayne by coming to visit for Thanksgiving. Whitley is too ashamed to admit that she is unemployed and that the couple was recently robbed. Marion stuns Whitley by introducing her fiancé, Malik, a much younger man who sells oils and poetry for a living. Although Dwayne believes that Whitley should let her mother live her own life, she fears that Malik is a golddigger. She asks Kim to come over and flirt with Malik in the hopes of driving the couple apart. Just when it seems that things can't get any worse, Dwayne's mother (who has not spoken to him since he married Whitley) shows up on the Waynes' doorstep. Freddie tries to avoid Ron and re-commit to her relationship with Shazza. She even dons her old "earthy" look for a rally on behalf of Haitian refugees, but a law school assignment conflicts with the protest.moreless
    • To Be Continued
      Season 4 - Episode 25
      5/2/91
      9.3
      Whitley receives an offer to work for the company's main office in New York but is concerned that her relationship with Dwayne will suffer. Ron tries to convince his father that he graduated by taking part in the graduation ceremony.
    • Sister to Sister, Sister
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      3/28/91
      9.3
      Whitley is placed in charge of pledges for her sorority. She lets the power go to her head, and is especially hard on Kim. Kim leads a revolt and gets all of the pledges to walk out on Whitley. News of Whitley's humiliation spreads across the campus, so she becomes furious and challenges Kim to a fight. They eventually settle their differences, and Kim and the other pledges are accepted to the sorority. Ron also handles the pledges for his fraternity. He devises a way to convince show-off Terrence to think more about the interests of his brothers.moreless
    • Time Keeps on Slippin'
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      11/29/90
      9.3
      Dwayne and Whitley's grades are affected by their new relationship. Ron and Freddie film a video time capsule.
    • A Stepping Stone
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      12/1/88
      9.3
      Whitley's quest for perfection in a step competition drives her friends away. Dwayne tutors the football team's star lineman so he can play in the big game.
    • I'm Dreaming of a Wayne Christmas
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      12/13/90
      9.3
      Dwayne, Whitley and Ron visit the Wayne's for Christmas. Hoping to make a good impression Whitley buys Mrs. Wayne an expensive present.
    • Never Can Say Goodbye
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      4/25/91
      9.3
      Ron learns that he can't graduate because he failed to take a history course. Walter announces that he is leaving Hillman.
    • For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      12/21/89
      9.3
      Whitley's mother wants to spend Christmas in France, which adds to Whitley's "Bah-Humbug" mood. Will a visit from the three ghosts of Christmas give her the holiday spirit?
    • Everything Must Change
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      9/20/90
      9.3
      Whitley returns to school to discover that Dwayne has met someone over the summer. Col. Taylor's son enrolls at Hillman.
    • Somebody Say Ho!
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      10/15/92
      9.3
      Charmaine annoys the other students with her pushy attitude in Dwayne's statistics class. Someone tapes a sign to her back that reads "digit ho." She assumes that Terrell is responsible, and he refuses to apologize. She calls him a hood, and they nearly get into a fight. Charmaine feels that Terrell humiliated her by publicly calling her a whore. She files a formal complaint. Although she finds his behavior deplorable, Freddie offers to represent Terrell in student court. She defends his right to free expression, points out that he was joking, and gets Charmaine to admit that she had also insulted students. Freddie finally realizes that Gina was actually the one who taped the sign on Charmaine's back. Terrell explains why he didn't deny the charges. He didn't think anyone would believe him because they had already assumed that he was a thug. Charmaine and Terrell make peace, and Gina is placed on academic probation.moreless
    • When One Door Closes... (1)
      Season 6 - Episode 17
      5/8/93
      9.2
      Whitley has trouble getting through to a pupil that she is tutoring. Dwayne brainstorms about a video game that would get kids more interested in grammar. Ron suggests a game that combines grammar with the elements of baseball. Dwayne designs a computer program based entirely on this idea and pitches it to Kinishewa. Ron is furious when Dwayne refuses to share the credit (and money) with him. Dwayne accuses Ron of being a moocher always trying to profit from his accomplishments. Ron fires back that Dwayne resents his success as a club owner; and suspects that he feels inadequate after having to turn to Ron for money. Whitley suffers from chronic illness, and Kim forces her to confront the fact that she might be pregnant. A panicked Whitley refuses to accept the truth until she has taken a half-dozen home pregnancy tests. Kim assures Whitley that she will be a terrific mother, but Whitley doesn't know how she and Dwayne will come up with the money to care for a child. Dwayne reveals that Kinishewa has offered him a full-time job that will pay $80,000 a year. He is thrilled when Whitley announces her pregnancy. Dwayne explains that his new job comes with a catch: they must move to Tokyo. Kim finally accepts a marriage proposal from Spencer.moreless
    • Pride and Prejudice
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      1/25/90
      9.2
      Whitley and Freddie face racism while shopping for a gift for Whitley's father. Dwayne and Ron attend an ROTC retreat.
    • Kiss You Back (1)
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      2/20/92
      9.2
      Whitley is upset that Dwayne isn't jealous of her relationship with Byron and when Kim suggests that Whitley speak with Dwayne, she invites him over.
    • That's the Trouble With You All
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      2/22/90
      9.2
      Whitley sets Dwayne up on a date. Jaleesa and Walter have a bet to see who can teach a novice to play poker.
    • It's Greek to Me
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      3/2/89
      9.2
      Dwayne and Ron try to join a fraternity and ask Whitley to find out what their chances are from a member that has a crush on her.
    • If I Should Die Before I Wake
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      4/11/91
      9.2
      Whitley tries to decide whether she should take her relationship with Dwayne to the next level.
    • To Tell the Truth (1)
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      11/14/91
      9.2
      Whitley is nervous about the engagement party and takes it out on Dwayne, who uses the opportunity to explore other options.
    • Those Who Can't... Tutor
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/22/87
      9.2
      Denise is tutored by Dwayne after receiving a bad grade in calculus.
    • Some Enchanted Late Afternoon
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/27/88
      9.2
      Walter asks Jaleesa on a date. She refuses because she is involved in a long-distance relationship. She finally agrees to join him for dinner, with the stipulation that they are just friends. Jaleesa has a great time with Walter and even shares a slow dance with him. However, she still refuses to break up with her boyfriend. Dwayne and Ron start a wake-up service.moreless
    • Whitley's Last Supper
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      10/11/90
      9.2
      Whitley's father reduces her allowance forcing her to ask Jalessa to let her stay with her. Freddie thinks Kim needs a break from studying and tricks her into going to Ron's frat party.
    • Occupational Hazards
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      12/3/92
      9.2
      While Dwayne is out of town, Whitley buys a $700 business suit for a job interview. She fails to get the job, and accidentally stains the suit, which she had planned to return the next day. Freddie recommends that Whitley file for unemployment. Whitley irritates a claims officer with her self-important attitude and ignorance about the workings of the unemployment office. Whitley grows tired of being given the run-around and decides to get the money on her own. She sells several appliances and takes a phone sales job. The girls discuss Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale in their women's literature group. Dorian impresses Lena when he crashes the group meeting with Terrell. Charmaine constantly brags about her relationship with Lance and mocks her friends for not having boyfriends. However, Lena comforts Charmaine after Lance chickens out of a visit and breaks up with her over the phone. Ron and Freddie struggle to find time alone together.moreless
    • Answered Prayers
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      12/7/89
      9.1
      Mid-terms are upon Gilbert Hall when Kim learns that her father has been shot in the line of duty. Whitley, Dwayne and Freddie provide moral support by accompanying Kim on her trip home.
    • Love, Hillman-Style
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      2/14/91
      9.1
      Valentine's day brings tension when Whitley doesn't ask Dwayne to participate in her "Men of Hillman" calendar and Ron juggles three dates.
    • Hillman Isn't Through With You Yet
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      3/8/90
      9.1
      Whitley struggles to find the right job after graduation. Dwayne plays host to a new student.
    • Forever Hold Your Peace
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      11/2/89
      9.1
      Whitley heads to New York for her father's wedding. Dwayne goes along to pay a visit to Denise in hopes that he can convince her to return to Hillman.
    • Dream Lover
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      11/3/88
      9.1
      Dwayne and Whitley are attracted to each other and find themselves trying to dismiss their feelings. Freddie is also attracted to Dwayne and becomes his secret admirer.
    • No Means No
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      3/30/89
      9.1
      Freddie is interested in a star baseball player Garth Parks, but when Dwayne finds out Garth's past indiscretions he warns Freddie who disregards his warnings thinking he is jealous.
    • Baby, I'm a Star
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      10/31/91
      9.0
      Ron's band hires Kim to be their vocalist after they are fired from a club, hoping to bring a new sound to the group. Col. Taylor takes up dancing to impress Jaleesa.
    • Romancing Mr. Stone
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      12/10/87
      9.0
      The handsome new geology professor gains a steady following and Denise mistakes his interest in her as romantic. Maggie decides that Americans require too much personal space and decides to take action.
    • We've Only Just Begun
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      9/19/91
      9.0
      Dwayne begins teaching classes as Whitley takes a job as a director of a new dorm, encountering her first problem with a freshman seeking a place to stay.
    • Cats in the Cradle
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      1/16/92
      9.0
      Dwayne is jealous of Whitley's new boyfriend, so Ron takes him to the big game between Hillman and Virginia A&M to takes his mind off his troubles.
    • The Apple Doesn't Fall
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      12/6/90
      9.0
      Ron wants to pursue his dream as a musician, but his father has plans for him to join the family business. Col. Taylor agrees to become the first black member of a country club.
    • The Goodwill Games
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      10/18/90
      8.9
      Whitley tries out for the academic decathlon team, where she comes face to face with her rival Kinu. Matthew asks Kim out on a date.
    • Do the Write Thing
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      4/2/92
      8.9
      Lena struggles to keep her grades high enough to maintain her engineering scholarship. Whitley wants to understand the issues of Byron's campaign in order to help him win.
    • A Word in Edgewise
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      2/21/91
      8.9
      Kim is concerned that the differences between her and Matthew are too much for her to handle, until she observes Dwayne and Whitley.
    • Perhaps Love
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      5/5/90
      8.9
      Dwayne's mother comes to town to attend Dwayne's induction ceremony to Phi Beta Kappa. Whitley turns to Dwayne for comfort after Julian asks her to spend the summer with him instead of proposing.
    • Baby, It's Cold Outside
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      11/5/92
      8.9
      Whitley catches Ron sneaking Freddie out of his apartment at six o'clock in the morning. Dwayne and Whitley cannot find any time together because he is working three jobs in an effort to support her. Dwayne expresses his frustration to Kim. Kim tries to convince Whitley to talk things out with Dwayne, but she hangs up on her. Whitley calls Montel Williams' talk show and confesses that she and Dwayne have not been having sex. She does not realize that Gina is addicted to the show and has organized a dorm-wide viewing party in the lounge. All of the girls come over to Whitley's house and offer advice. Lena, Gina and Charmaine suggest a girls' night out to take her mind off things. Whitley, Kim and Freddie go to a club alone because the others are under the drinking age. Freddie confesses to Kim about her attraction to Ron. Kim already knew what was going on, but thanks her for her honesty. Kim dances with Spencer, her lab partner. Whitley goes home to find Dwayne waiting for her, and they work things out.moreless
    • If You Like Pilgrim Coladas
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      11/17/88
      8.9
      Whitley and Kim spend Thanksgiving at Hillman, but instead of having dinner at the Pit, they decide to go dancing. Walter drives Jalessa home for Thanksgiving joined by Dwayne and Freddie.
    • Bedroom at the Top
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      1/30/92
      8.9
      Whitley is harassed at work by one of her superior's. Terrence decides to major in dance.
    • Under One Roof
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      1/4/90
      8.9
      Whitley and Freddie are asked to co-host the annual freshman tea. Ron invites a classmate to stay at the apartment without asking Dwayne first.
    • Does He or Doesn't He?
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      1/7/88
      8.9
      Denise tries to warn Dwayne when she realizes that a date that he has been asked out on is really a set up.
    • A Rock, a River, a Lena
      Season 6 - Episode 24
      7/8/93
      8.9
      Legendary singer/actress Lena Horne visits the Hillman campus to dedicate a scholarship named for her grandmother. Whitley becomes very excited and has her students put together a musical tribute to Ms. Horne. She insists on a formal ceremony and refuses to allow Mr. Gaines to cater the event. Kim is mortified that Whitley could be so respectful of Ms. Horne, yet treat Mr. Gaines as though he is too old to contribute anything to society. When Ms. Horne admits that she doesn't like the upper-crust food, Kim takes her to the Pit for a home-cooked Southern meal. She has a good time dancing with Spencer, Kim and Mr. Gaines. Mr. Gaines recalls meeting Ms. Horne during World War II, and Kim is surprised to learn that this actually happened. During the ceremony, Ms. Horne calls Mr. Gaines to the stage and introduces him as an old friend. Whitley sees the error of her ways.moreless
    • Strangers on a Plane
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/21/89
      8.8
      Whitley and Dwayne are on the same flight back to school and spend time catching up. The students adjust to coed life in Gilbert Hall.
    • There's No Place Like Home
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      5/4/89
      8.8
      Dwayne and Ron plan to rent a beautiful apartment for the next school year. They can no longer afford the place after Ron's father cuts back on his allowance because of his slipping grades. They are forced to rent a dump that is managed by Velma Gaines. Dwayne and Ron throw a housewarming party and decide that their new apartment will work out. Walter looks forward to a summer of freedom, until Jaleesa announces that she has received a promotion and can visit more often than expected. They agree to spend time apart to "sow wild oats." Whitley plans to work at a museum all summer, but feels guilty because she would rather join her mother on a cruise. Dwayne encourages her to have fun, as there will be plenty of time to work and act responsibly in the future. Dwayne and Whitley begin to show an interest in each other.moreless
    • Soldier Boy
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      4/5/90
      8.8
      Ron organizes a campus roast for Col. Taylor, while Whitley tries to go an entire day without flirting.
    • Love Taps
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      4/23/92
      8.8
      Ron is hired to promote Dion's (a.k.a. I'm Down) concert. Freddie thinks that Gina is in an abusive relationship.
    • Homie, Don't Ya Know Me?
      Season 6 - Episode 23
      8.8
      Lena's childhood pals from Baltimore visit her at Hillman and proceed to butt heads with her new college friends.
    • War and Peace
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      1/10/91
      8.8
      Dwayne's friend pays a visit announcing that his Army Reserve unit has been called to active duty, so Dwayne pulls out the stops to entertain him before he ships out.
    • Rule Number One
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      10/24/91
      8.8
      Whitley discovers Lena has a crush on Dwayne after he agrees to tutor her in calculus. Realizing Lena is homesick Whitley agrees to be her confidante.
    • The Dwayne Mutiny
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      9/26/91
      8.7
      Dwayne's high standards for his class, leads to a student walk-out. Jaleesa starts a temp agency and her first assignment is to find Freddie a job.
    • 21 Candles
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      3/15/90
      8.7
      Whitley thinks everyone has forgotten her 21st birthday, so she throws her own party. Jaleesa is upset when she sees Walter on a date.
    • Life With Father
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      12/8/88
      8.7
      Dwayne believes that he may have found love with his new girlfriend, Suzanne. He reconsiders the relationship when he learns that her father is Col. Taylor. After seeing Dwayne with Suzanne, Freddie vows to change her "cute" image and make herself more alluring to men. She turns to Whitley for a complete makeover, but decides she would rather be herself.moreless
    • Liza Who-Little
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      11/7/91
      8.7
      Whitley's aunt offers her a job as an art buyer, but first she must entertain her cousin Liza for a weekend visit to Hillman.
    • 1/31/91
      8.7
      Julian returns and informs Whitley that he is engaged to be married, which causes Whitley to wish for the lifestyle they would have had together.
    • Mr. Hillman
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      2/25/88
      8.7
      Dwayne signs up to be a contestant in the Miss Hillman pageant, much to Whitley's chagrin.
    • Radio Free Hillman
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      1/5/89
      8.7
      Dwayne plays a new rap album without listening to the lyrics, which causes trouble with the dean.
    • Cabin in the Sky
      Season 6 - Episode 21
      6/10/93
      8.7
      Dwayne and Whitley decide to rent a cabin in the mountains for a second honeymoon. They cannot afford the trip on their own, and Mr. and Mrs. Gaines are the only couple willing to join them. Mr. Gaines ends up getting them free use of a friend's run-down old cabin. At his wife's urging, he leaves their son Darnell in charge of the Pit. He screws everything up, behaves rudely to customers, and tries to fire Lena and Charmaine. Mr. and Mrs. Gaines get into an argument about his attitude toward their son and refuse to sleep in the same room. Dwayne and Whitley try to sneak outside, only to get sprayed by a skunk. Darnell promises his father that he is going to get himself together.moreless
    • Sweet Charity
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      3/29/90
      8.7
      Walter discovers that Kim is working a night job to make ends meet and tells Whitley and Freddie, who ask everyone to stuff the tip jar at the Pit. Dwayne and Ron appear in a commercial to earn some extra cash.
    • May the Best Man Win
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      2/13/92
      8.7
      Whitley asks for donations for a campus fundraiser from various business owners and meets Byron Douglas III, who is impressed with her and asks her to join his campaign for state senate.
    • Dr. Cupid
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      2/11/88
      8.7
      Dwayne re-invents himself as a dream man to get a Valentine's Day date. Lettie's old flame surprises her with a visit.
    • Two Gentlemen of Hillman
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      10/13/88
      8.7
      Dwayne teams with Ron on a philosophy paper and quickly regrets his decision when Ron doesn't put in the work. Kim and Freddie try to finds jobs on campus.
    • Risk Around the Dollar
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      2/7/91
      8.7
      Whitley looks for a job when she runs short on cash and has to borrow money from her tuition in order to pay the rent.
    • The Hat Makes the Man
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      10/19/89
      8.7
      Walter and Jaleesa argue over the double standard he has implemented for the male residents of Gilbert Hall. Dwayne and Freddie put off researching their paper.
    • 2/23/89
      8.7
      Whitley's mother thinks she should focus on finding a man rather than academics. Freddie implements a recycling program on campus.
    • The Show Must Go On
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      2/18/88
      8.7
      Denise and Whitley earn lead roles in Maggie's play, a bizarre (and painfully long) adaptation of the story of Adam and Eve. Denise and Whitley vie for the affections of their leading man, who seems to thrive from the attention. When the girls learn that Rick already has a girlfriend, they allow their anger to affect their performances. Although the play ends abruptly after Whitley tries to strangle Rick, Maggie still receives rave reviews. Meanwhile, Dwayne and Ron struggle to design the sets without exceeding their 35-dollar budget.moreless
    • Happy Birthday to Moi
      Season 6 - Episode 15
      1/14/93
      8.7
      Dwayne discovers that Whitley has goaded Kim into letting her assist in the planning of her own surprise birthday party. Dwayne takes Whitley to a cheap dinner and tells her that he scrapped the party. She feels that she deserves a nice birthday after her rough year, while he insists that she should have trusted him to plan the party on his own. Dwayne sends Whitley into the kitchen, then sneaks all of their friends into the living room to surprise her. Charmaine and Terrell struggle badly in French class. They refuse to accept help from prize pupil Gina, and all other tutors dismiss them as a lost cause. Terrified at the prospect of having their perfect grade point averages ruined, they hide a baby monitor in Gina's bag in an attempt to learn the contents of the oral midterm. Charmaine and Terrell get caught and automatically fail the midterm, leaving Charmaine humiliated. She admits that she wouldn't have been so desperate to get a good grade if Gina hadn't taunted her about her struggles. Gina points out that Charmaine treated her the same way in math. They apologize, and Gina offers to help her improve her grade.moreless
    • A World Alike
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      2/15/90
      8.7
      Kim is offered a scholarship that would allow her to quit her job and focus on her studies. Whitley meets a handsome exchange student from Georgetown.
    • To Whit, With Love
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      1/7/93
      8.7
      Whitley takes a job substitute teaching for an unruly remedial class at a run-down junior high school. The students are completely out of control the first day, then suddenly behave themselves perfectly. Whitley discovers that they all purposely failed their tests. She considers giving up, but instead challenges the students to prove their intelligence. At the principal's suggestion, she uses her own background to cover the material left out of the outdated textbooks. Dorian finally asks Lena on a date. He stuns her by revealing that he does not believe in pre-marital sex. She decides that she is still interested in having a relationship with him.moreless
    • Do You Take This Woman? (2)
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      11/21/91
      8.7
      Whitley is still reeling after she learns that Dwayne went on a date. Adele and Marion dislike each other immediately causing more tension between Dwayne and Whitley.
    • A Campfire Story
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      3/1/90
      8.6
      Dwayne and Walter go to North Carolina to recruit a basketball player. Jaleesa is not impressed by Col. Taylor's ability to repair the broken heater in Gilbert Hall.
    • How Great Thou Art
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      3/14/91
      8.6
      Whitley shows enthusiasm in her new job by purchasing a painting from an up and coming artist. Freddie changes her persona in order to attract interest to her radio show.
    • In the Eye of the Storm
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      10/17/91
      8.6
      The Pit becomes a place of refuge when a hurricane approaches Hillman. Ron tries to convince Freddie to play a demo tape of his band on her radio show.
    • Citizen Wayne
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      4/27/89
      8.6
      Rev. Jesse Jackson comes to Hillman for a lecture and encourages Dwayne in his campaign for student council president. Freddie is excited about her 18th birthday.
    • Wedding Bells From Hell
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      11/16/89
      8.6
      Walter asks Jaleesa to marry him after he wins a free honeymoon to Hawaii. Dwayne and Whitley share a kiss that causes Whitley to faint.
    • Mind Your Own Business
      Season 6 - Episode 16
      1/21/93
      8.6
      Ron convinces Mr. Gaines to purchase a club with him. Ron has maxed out his credit cards to cover the down payment, but believes he can make back all the money on opening night. The band he had booked backs out at the last minute. Mr. Gaines calls upon his grandnieces, four awkward young women from the country who have never sung outside of the church choir. Ron cannot bring himself to tell Mr. Gaines that they would make a terrible headlining act. Whitley and Ron storm out in frustration after trying to choreograph the girls. Lena, Gina and Charmaine manage to convince the girls to loosen up and add some flash to their act. Although still clumsy, the foursome manages to deliver a fine performance.moreless
    • Special Delivery
      Season 5 - Episode 23
      5/7/92
      8.6
      In the final days before the election, the incumbent accuses Byron of fooling around with a stripper. He refuses to respond to the allegations, and challenges Sen. Hutchinson to a debate. Whitley and Ron talk to the stripper, who insists that she was in a hotel room with Byron. Byron is angry with Whitley for prying; he explains that his staff hired a birthday strip-o-gram for him. After Byron easily wins the debate, Sen. Hutchinson tries to start a scandal involving Whitley. Byron refuses to expose the senator's affair with his campaign manager, and tells Whitley that they can win honorably. Byron wins the election and asks Whitley to marry him. She eventually says yes, leaving Dwayne crestfallen. Jaleesa goes into labor and cannot get a hold of her husband. After Kim faints, Freddie and Ron have to handle the situation until the ambulance arrives. Jaleesa gives birth to a baby girl at home, and Freddie captures it on video.moreless
    • Advise and Descent
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      1/14/88
      8.6
      It's finals week. Denise volunteers for peer counseling and a "Miss Ugly America" pageant is held after Dwayne and Ron complain that appearances are neglected during finals.
    • The Cash Isn't Always Greener
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      3/7/91
      8.6
      Dwayne is torn between a job offer from Kinishewa and attending Grad school. Jaleesa is visited by her sister who longs for independence.
    • Really Gross Anatomy
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      10/22/92
      8.6
      Ron becomes jealous when Freddie leaves for a weekend camping trip with Shazza. He decides to prepare a candlelight dinner for Kim. Kim has problems dissecting her first cadaver in anatomy class. She throws up on the professor. She is too depressed to eat Ron's dinner, but decides to sleep with him. Kim's partner, Spencer, helps restore her confidence. The professor marvels at her work. Spencer comes over to celebrate, interrupting Kim's romantic evening with Ron. Dwayne sees Whitley's weekend business trip as a chance to enjoy his freedom. However, he soon becomes desperate for companionship. Charmaine annoys Lena after getting a job at the Pit.moreless
    • Delusions of Daddyhood
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      11/9/89
      8.5
      Dwayne arranges a charity concert performance by rap group Heavy D & the Boyz, which upsets Whitley, so she organizes a protest. Ron is attracted to his study partner.
    • How Bittersweet It Is
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      9/27/90
      8.5
      Whitley tries to make Dwayne jealous by going on a date with Ron. Freddie wants to attend a class taught by a respected professor, but is required to write an essay telling why she wants to take the course.
    • All's Fair
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      12/15/88
      8.5
      Whitley tries to be understanding of Kim's new boyfriend by allowing them privacy, but it backfires when she continues to be locked out of her own room. Freddie tries her hand at editing a poetry magazine.
    • Three Girls Three
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      11/10/88
      8.5
      Whitley and Jaleesa team up with an aspiring opera singer to audition for Gladys Knight. Freddie wants to ask Dwayne to a concert.
    • The Thing About Women
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      3/9/89
      8.5
      Jaleesa accepts a dinner invitation from her ex-husband which ignites Walter's jealousy.
    • 10/29/92
      8.5
      Charmaine observes Whitley in the office as a sociology project. Whitley is dismayed to learn that her company has put a hold on all purchases until a merger is completed. Determined to hold onto one of the paintings, she convinces Dwayne to invest in it with her. The merger falls through, and Whitley (along with her entire department) is laid off. Dwayne promises to find a way to keep them afloat until she gets a new job. He takes Whitley to dinner to console her. They return to discover that they have been cleaned out by burglars. Kim and Freddie invite Ron and Shazza for dinner in the hopes that they can all make peace. Ron and Freddie cannot stand to see one another with other mates. They alternately flirt and act jealous, and everyone gets into a huge argument. Kim realizes that she and Ron have no chemistry, so they decide to break up. Ron stops short of telling her about his feelings for Freddie.moreless
    • Tales From the Exam Zone
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      10/25/90
      8.4
      Walter narrates in Twilight Zone fashion, the struggles the Hillman gang faces during mid-terms.
    • War of the Words
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      10/29/87
      8.4
      Maggie and Whitley plan a debate on balancing career and family life. Dwayne pursues a campus disc jockey job.
    • Conflict of Interest (2)
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      2/27/92
      8.4
      Whitley explains to Byron that she is not in love with Dwayne and they agree to begin dating. Ron promises to prove to Kim that he is no longer a ladies man.
    • Just Another Four-Letter Word
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      1/2/92
      8.4
      Dwayne grows tired of covering the bills for Ron and throws him out. Freddie becomes more obsessed with Shazza.
    • Almost Working Girl
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      10/10/91
      8.3
      Whitley recommends Jaleesa's temp agency to E.H. Wright and the only person available is Freddie, which causes a problem when Freddie disagrees with her new boss on affirmative action.
    • The Gift of the Magi
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      12/17/87
      8.3
      Whitley's father introduces her to his new younger girlfriend. Dwayne tries to win Denise by having Ron be her servant for the week.
    • If Chosen, I May Not Run
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      12/3/87
      8.3
      Denise tries out for the track team making her Dad proud, but she can't handle the practices. Maggie tries to find a book that she needs for a term paper.
    • Speech Therapy
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      3/10/88
      8.2
      Maggie obsesses over money she lent to Denise that she hasn't paid back while Jalessa struggles with a poetry speech.
    • Twelve Steps of Christmas
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      12/19/91
      8.2
      Col. Taylor asks Dwayne to join them for Christmas dinner not realizing that Jaleesa invited Whitley.
    • Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      2/9/89
      8.2
      Dwayne proposes to Suzanne and is turned down, so he turns to Whitley for advice. Jaleesa pulls a prank on Walter, which backfires.
    • Clair's Last Stand
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      3/24/88
      8.2
      Clair tells Denise she will have to get a summer job instead of going to Greece with Maggie. Whitley sulks when she thinks no one remembered her birthday.
    • Wild Child
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      2/4/88
      8.2
      Denise befriends a new student and tries to help her out with a place to sleep, but she is caught by Lettie before the night is out.
    • The Prime of Miss Lettie Bostic
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      1/21/88
      8.2
      Jalessa fills in as resident director after Stevie leaves to get married, but when the Dean finds a new director, Jaleesa has a hard time relinquishing her position.
    • Dr. War is Hell
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      10/6/88
      8.2
      Dwayne faces "Dr. War" the toughest math professor. Whitley tries to run off her new roommate, but she is not so easy to get rid of.
    • The Heat Is On
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      10/12/89
      8.2
      Whitley has yet to take a basic math course that is required for graduation. She reluctantly enrolls in Col. Taylor's class, and he tries to help her overcome her fear of the subject. Dwayne and Ron clash over finances. Dwayne believes that Ron spends money too freely, while Ron accuses him of being a cheapskate.moreless
    • Sellmates
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      3/12/92
      8.1
      Ron struggles with his new job at a car dealership. A female con artist gets him fired. She apologizes, and they hatch a scheme to get the boss to let them develop an ad campaign. Although things do not quite go as planned, Ron proposes a business partnership. Kim worries that she will not get into medical school after her least-desired choice rejects her. However, she soon has several offers to weigh--including one from Hillman.moreless
    • To Have and Have Not
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/26/89
      8.1
      Whitley volunteers at the community center and befriends a young boy. Col. Taylor fills in for Walter on the bowling team, but the other teammates are not happy with the substitution.
    • Great Expectations
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/30/89
      8.1
      Kim attends a music festival even though her father has forbidden her to go. Dwayne and Ron bring their dates back to the apartment and find it a bit crowded.
    • It Happened One Night
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      1/12/89
      8.1
      Kim confides in Whitley that she may be pregnant. When Kim refuses to see Robert, he enlists Dwayne to help him sneak into the dorm.
    • I've Got the Muse in Me
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      1/26/89
      8.1
      Kim convinces Freddie to attend a party that Dwayne and Ron have organized in order to give her a break from her creative writing assignment. Mr Gaines tries to teach Walter to cook for his date with Jaleesa.
    • Prisoner of Love
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      1/23/92
      8.1
      Freddie's prison pen pal Jamal is released from jail and needs a job, so Ron turns over his duties as a janitor, where he meets Whitley and asks her out on a date.
    • It's Showtime at Hillman
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      3/21/91
      8.1
      Walter recruits the gang to participate in a telethon to raise $15,000 to continue the community outreach program.
    • Rudy and the Snow Queen
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      11/5/87
      8.1
      Rudy comes to Hillman so she can see Denise, but she ends up bonding with Whitley instead.
    • Mammy Dearest
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      12/5/91
      8.0
      Whitley organizes an art exhibit for the dorm dedication ceremony. Kim has objections to images that Whitley wants to include.
    • Honeymoon in L.A. (1)
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      9/24/92
      8.0
      Dwayne and Whitley recall their honeymoon in Los Angeles. Whitley insisted on going shopping in Beverly Hills while Dwayne drove to Inglewood to pick up basketball tickets. During her excursion, not-guilty verdicts were announced for the police officers who beat Rodney King. The shopping center closed after the riots broke out, leaving Whitley stranded. After hearing the verdicts, Dwayne got out of his rental car and began kicking the tires. A cop drove by and decided to arrest him, much to the chagrin of his partner. The students and staff of Hillman discuss the case. Lena sees it as just another example of the injustice toward her race, while others criticize the prosecution for overconfidence. Freddie arrives, and stuns everyone by sporting straight hair and a business suit. She is enrolling in law school and helping med student Kim run the dorm. Lena calls her a sell-out, but Freddie argues that she is trying to make a difference from within the system. She feels that Lena's militant attitude will only land her in trouble. Charmaine, the talkative student who toured the campus the previous spring, enrolls at Hillman and rooms with Lena and Gina. A goofy freshman makes a fool of himself as he tries to hit on Lena, while she drools over a new basketball star.moreless
    • Home Is Where the Fire Is
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      10/3/91
      8.0
      Whitley tries to assign her dorm duties to Kim, the resident assistant. Lena faces trouble with the dean when she starts a fire in the dorm.
    • Russell Huxtable pays his granddaughter Denise a visit, which puts a damper on her plans to pull a prank with her friends.
    • Take This Job and Love It
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      3/23/89
      7.9
      Whitley hits Mr. Gaines' car, causing nearly $1000 in damage. She is afraid to ask her father for the money because she fears that he will take her car away. Kim helps her get a job at the Pit to fund the repairs. Whitley initially annoys Mr. Gaines with her incompetence, but soon impresses him with a series of innovative suggestions that help boost profits. Kim feels insecure, as she is no longer Mr. Gaines' favorite employee. Ron endures campus-wide embarrassment after a classmate gives him a terrible haircut.moreless
    • Here's to Old Friends
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      1/11/90
      7.9
      Dwayne is visited by an old friend who criticizes Dwayne's choice of school and friends. Col. Taylor tries to rekindle an old flame at a reunion for U.S. Servicemen.
    • High Anxiety
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      3/16/89
      7.8
      Kim tries to keep her grades up while juggling a hectic schedule. Col. Taylor takes in Mr. Gaines after Velma kicks him out because of a disagreement over their son.
    • Risky Business
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      2/2/89
      7.7
      Clair Huxtable holds a seminar on business etiquette at the Hillman job fair and brings daughter Vanessa along hoping that she will want to attend Hillman. Clair speaks to a friend who works for Kinishewa on Dwayne's behalf.
    • Success, Lies and Videotape
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      2/8/90
      7.7
      Clair Huxtable visits Hillman to conduct professional interviews for the students. Freddie decides that her archaeology assignment is more important than the interview and stumbles upon a hidden room in Gilbert Hall.
    • Original Teacher
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      11/19/92
      7.7
      Freddie organizes a mentorship program for teenagers detained at juvenile hall. They can receive parole by completing a week-long project. Dwayne is assigned two young gang members, who continually fight after learning that they are from rival sets. Much of the tension stems from the fact that members of one boy's gang killed the other's cousin. Dwayne tries to get the boys to turn away from violence and set some goals, but they don't think they have anything to live for. He tries to talk to their parents, with disastrous results. Billy's proud but violent father does not appreciate Dwayne's interference; he shoves him around and threatens him. Dwayne again emphasizes the fact that the boys can have futures; he tells them that they should not place limits on themselves because of the environment around them. Dwayne eventually gets through to them, as they perform a rap song that preaches for an end to violence. Billy's father listens to his son's performance and seems somewhat impressed.moreless
    • Monet Is the Root of All Evil
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      4/4/91
      7.6
      Whitley arranges a gallery exhibit for the students at Hillman to display their art, but when the gallery owner refuses to let one of the artists display his work, Whitley has to choose who to side with.
    • Honeymoon in L.A. (2)
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      10/1/92
      7.5
      Dwayne and Whitley continue to describe their chaotic honeymoon to friends. Dwayne was not arrested because the police officers were called back to the station for emergency detail. Whitley confronted some rich white women, who hypocritically looted a department store as they talked loudly about blacks being criminals. While trying to get directions, Dwayne ran into a group of young people looting their neighborhood grocery store. The shopkeeper pleaded that he disagreed with the verdicts, and Dwayne and another man tried to calm the rioters. A man ignored them and smashed the windows, while others stole Dwayne's car. Whitley struck up a conversation with a homeless man, who saw the riots as a way for people who felt invisible to make themselves heard. Dwayne rode up on a bicycle and was reunited with Whitley. Col. Taylor disagrees with the suggestion that the riots will make a difference, as people had made similar comments after the Watts riots of the 1960s. Lena scoffs at the idea of effecting a change through voting and says that white people are to blame for everything. She backpedals after learning that some of her friends have white relatives; Freddie recommends that she think more carefully about her comments. Ron approaches Freddie and tells her that he admires her for pursuing a law career. Freddie laughs that he is only being nice to her because of her new look, then starts yelling at him. Ron jumps her, and they make out behind a pillar. Kim gives Ron the "good news" that he can sleep on the couch in Freddie's and her dorm room.moreless
    • Pilot
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      10/1/87
      7.4
      Jaleesa and Denise get a new roommate, talkative transfer student Maggie Lauten. Denise learns that the check for her dorm fees has bounced. To make matters worse, she had also covered Jaleesa's fees to repay her for an earlier favor. Denise and Jaleesa face eviction unless they can come up with 200 dollars by the next day. Denise cannot bring herself to ask her parents for help, as she is tired of being bailed out. When the dean of students realizes that Denise sincerely wants to take responsibility for her actions, he helps her get a cafeteria job with an advance on her salary. Jaleesa takes delight in the fact that she is now Denise's boss.moreless
    • Blues for Nobody's Child
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      10/4/90
      7.4
      Freddie becomes friends with a foster child at the community center and takes up the cause to find him a home.
    • Reconcilable Differences
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/24/87
      7.4
      Denise Huxtable begins her sophomore year at Hillman and moves into Gilbert Hall. She meets her roommate, Jaleesa Vinson, a 26-year-old divorcée who is the subject of much rumor and innuendo. Denise feels uneasy around Jaleesa and asks Stevie Rallen, the resident director, to find her a new room. Denise decides to try harder to get along with Jaleesa, but Jaleesa is offended that Denise has gone behind her back. They get into an argument, and Denise moves in with wealthy Whitley Gilbert (for whose family the dormitory is named). Whitley drives Denise insane with her idiosyncrasies and generally self-absorbed behavior. Denise apologizes to Jaleesa and asks for another chance, and Jaleesa agrees to stop being so defensive. Meanwhile, overeager freshman Dwayne Wayne hits on every woman in sight.moreless
    • Porky de Bergerac
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      10/15/87
      7.1
      Jalessa and Whitley run against each other for Dorm Monitor. Denise leaves a pizza in the lounge and has to wear a pig nose as punishment.
    • White Christmas
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      12/17/92
      7.1
      Freddie's free-spirited mother visits, and annoys her daughter by spending all of her time counseling Freddie's friends. She exposes the bitterness that Kim is harboring over Freddie's relationship with Ron. Joni's appearance leaves Freddie confused about her life and stirs old feelings in Shazza. Ron spies Shazza kissing Freddie outside the Pit. Whitley takes a job at the International Cottage of Flapjacks to earn money for Dwayne's Christmas present. She finds herself completely overwhelmed, and gets no help from the owner's lazy daughter. Freddie confronts her mother at ICOF and demands advice. Joni explains that she lets her daughter make her own choices because she does not want to follow in the footsteps of Freddie's grandmother, who condemned Joni for having an interracial relationship. Ron appears and asks Freddie to make up her mind. She runs into his arms, as Whitley loudly launches into "Joy to the World." Whitley gets fired on her first day, but Dwayne consoles her with a puppy.moreless
    • My Dinner With Theo
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      7/7/88
      7.1
      Denise is unhappy about her grades so she invites her brother Theo to spend the weekend with her, but Theo spends more time hanging out with his new Hillman friends than with Denise.
    • The Little Mister
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      10/29/92
      6.8
      During their Halloween party, a drunken Dwayne responds sarcastically when Whitley and friends discuss women's rights and the "Year of the Woman." He falls asleep on the couch after the party, and dreams that all of the candidates in the upcoming presidential election are women (including incumbent Georgia Mush and eccentric Texas billionaire Rose Godot, who can't decide whether or not she is in the race). Whitley is the philandering Jill Blinton, who frustrates husband Hilliard (Dwayne) with her lying and infidelity. Hilliard agonizes over the fact that no one--including his own wife--has any respect for his opinions. Dwayne wakes up and apologizes to Whitley for his sexist comments.moreless
    • Come Back, Little Eggby
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      5/5/88
      5.6
      Maggie and Dwayne care for eggs as a part of a project. Maggie recruits Jalessa to "eggsit" so that she can attend her volleyball game.
    • A Rock, A River, A Lena
      A Rock, A River, A Lena
      Season 6 - Episode 24
      3/18/14
      0.0
      Lena Horne (who appears as herself) travels to Hillman to dedicate a scholarship in her grandmother's memory. Spencer: Michael Ralph. Jonell: DaShawn Curtis. Whitley: Jasmine Guy. Dwayne: Kadeem Hardison.
    • College Kid
      Season 6 - Episode 25
      3/18/14
      0.0
      To cut down on costs, Lena (Jada Pinkett, Gina (Ajai Sanders), Charmaine (Karen Malina White), Dorian (Bumper Robinson) and Terrell (Patrick Y. Malone) all move into the same apartment. Almost immediately, they clash with their landlord Langston Paige (Billy Dee Williams), who turns out to be a former big-league baseball star. Gradually the kids grow to like Paige, and even encourage him to enroll in college--where he is reunited with his ex-girlfriend, Professor Redding (Leslie Uggams). Elsewhere, Gina's abusive former boyfriend Dion (Edafe Blackmon) breaks the rules of his probations in a desperate effort to win her back. Originally scheduled to air July 1, 1993 as the pilot for a spinoff series starring Billy Dee Williams, this final episode of A Different World was not shown on NBC, though it was included in the syndication package.moreless
    • Homie Don't Ya Know Me
      Homie Don't Ya Know Me
      Season 6 - Episode 23
      5/1/14
      0.0
      Lena (Jada Pinkett) is visited by her old neighborhood pals from Baltimore, who take an immediate dislike to Lena's fellow students at Hillman--and vice versa. Also showing up is her old boyfriend Piccolo (played by the late rap artist Tupac Shakur), who had hoped to renew their romance and isn't pleased to discover how much Lena has changed since exiting the 'hood. Originally scheduled for a network telecast on June 17, 1993, this is one of two Different World episodes never shown on NBC, though both were included in the syndication package.moreless
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