A Different World

Season 4 Episode 20

It's Showtime at Hillman

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Aired Unknown Mar 21, 1991 on NBC
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Walter recruits the gang to participate in a telethon to raise $15,000 to continue the community outreach program.

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  • Walter stages a talent show to drum up support for the community center.

    8.5
    The center where Walter helps kids at risk is close to running out of money. How can they stop this disaster? It'll be hard to do, but Walter has a big heart, and he's not going to give up. So he turns to the power of television. Fund drives work for other good causes, why not this one? Oakes sets up a show which will present the performing arts skills of Hillman students and local residents.



    Be careful what you wish for...



    The only problem with the students is, well, they show up.



    Whitley wants to sing Josephine Baker, but finds her back-up dancers are enveloped in a feud of their own. Dwayne chokes up as his stand-up comedy routine gets underway. A modest number of callers help out, but the center is short of its goals.



    How is Walter going to save the day?



    This is an amusing story about going all out to help people. The message is not too heavy, and it has its share of smiles.moreless
Jasmine Guy

Jasmine Guy

Whitley Marion Gilbert-Wayne (episodes 1 - 21, 23 - 144)

Kadeem Hardison

Kadeem Hardison

Dwayne Cleophus Wayne (episodes 1 - 21, 23 - 144)

Dawnn Lewis

Dawnn Lewis

Jaleesa Vinson-Taylor (seasons 1 - 5)

Charnele Brown

Charnele Brown

Kimberly Reese (seasons 2 - 6)

Cree Summer

Cree Summer

Winifred "Freddie" Brooks (seasons 2 - 6)

Glynn Turman

Glynn Turman

Col. Bradford Taylor (seasons 2 - 6)

Cleavant Derricks

Cleavant Derricks

Larry

Guest Star

Raynelle Gipson

Raynelle Gipson

Female Dancer

Guest Star

Jonathan Webb

Jonathan Webb

Braxton Brother #1

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Brandon Quintin Adams

Brandon Quintin Adams

Dion

Recurring Role

Cory Tyler

Cory Tyler

Terrence Johann Taylor

Recurring Role

Alisa Gyse Dickens

Alisa Gyse Dickens

Kinu Owens

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    • Kiki Shepard is a well-known dancer who once worked as a showgirl on It's Showtime at the Apollo, which Sinbad was hosting when this episode aired. Her work in that capacity garnered her a mention in the rap group Outkast's 2000 hit "So Fresh, So Clean."

    • Dawnn Lewis performs Paula Abdul's "Straight Up," while Charnele Brown sings "Inseparable" by Natalie Cole (a favorite among contestants on It's Showtime at the Apollo's Amateur Night). Alisa Gyse Dickens gives a great rendition of another Natalie Cole song, "Mr. Melody." Whitley butchers Josephine Baker's "J'ai Deux Amours."

    • This episode clearly should have aired in the fall, as it had Dwayne still dating Kinu. Thus, the community center must have eventually raised the necessary funds; it was still going strong in A Word in Edgewise.

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