A Different World

Season 3 Episode 10

For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls

Aired Unknown Dec 21, 1989 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • In all the previous episodes, when Whitley has complained about her mother's dog, Titi, she has said the dog was a Yorkshire Terrier, but in the scene where Mr. Gaines takes Whitley back to her past, the dog in the scene is a poodle, and Marion calls it Titi, so it's supposed to be the same dog, since the Marion in the present said the dog is now old and senile.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • At the 1990 NAACP Image Awards, Jasmine Guy won the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy. It was the first of five consecutive wins in the category for her.

    • Jaleesa and Kim sing "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"; Marion, Whitley and Freddie sing "Joy to the World"; and the gang performs a "Hillman-style" version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" ("Five onion rings, four flunking freshmen, three french kisses, two butts-a-bumping to my MC Hammer CD.")

    • This episode was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Technical Direction.

  • Allusions