A Different World

Season 4 Episode 23

If I Should Die Before I Wake

Aired Unknown Apr 11, 1991 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Why was Whitley taking this speech class? She remianed at Hillman for a fifth year so that she could take some business courses. Presumably, she had already met her other requirements which should have included a speech class. Did she just elect to take an additional class to be with Dwayne and her other friends?

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  • Notes

    • In the original broadcast airing of this episode, executive producer Bill Cosby introduced the episode, urging parents to watch it with their children and discuss the topics raised. Co-executive producer Susan Fales later said that the program endured major advertising losses following this episode's debut.

    • This episode was dedicated to Darryl Tribble, who died of AIDS prior to this episode. He was an extra on the series (with a speaking role in Breaking Up Is Hard to Do), and a dancer on Fame.

    • For her work in this episode, Whoopi Goldberg was nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy.

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