Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jan 23, 1996 on UPN



  • Trivia

    • Ever notice how their house in the first episode looks exactly like the house in "Unhappily Ever After"?

  • Quotes

    • Kim: So what does Ohagi mean? Young black guy?
      Ohagi: It means conquering warrior.
      Kim: Oh, I surrender.

    • Kim: You blocking my view of Chocolate Thunder.
      Taylor: It looks to me like you've had enough chocolate.
      Moesha: Chill out, she just playing.
      Kim: I don't play that. Besides, my mama say it's just baby fat.
      Taylor: No, it's just fat, baby.

    • Moesha: Andell, you ever been in love?
      Andell: Whew. I've been in it, around it, through it... I've even been to the bank with it.

    • Andell: How about a strawberry-celery smoothie?
      Moesha: Girl, is that good for the skin 'cause this zit has got me mugging like the crypt keeper.
      Andell: Yeah, I was gon ask you who your new friend was, he just waving "hey Andell."

    • Dee: Myles you better get a move on if I'm going to drop you off at school.
      Moesha: Oh I'll walk him.
      Myles: Walk me? Do I look like a dog to you?

    • Frank: You ain't dating until you're 25.
      Moesha: You said 16.
      Frank: 21.
      Moesha: 16.
      Frank: 18 and I'll throw in a Saturn.
      Moesha: 16 and I will be walking. Thank you very much.

    • Frank: Mo who's all going to be there?
      Moesha: Oh, just some friends.
      Frank: And would these friends be made of sugar and spice and everything nice, or rusty butts and one-track minds?

    • Frank: I'll be working late tonight honey. Midnight madness. If I sell enough Saturns we might be able to get that little house up in Beverly Hills.
      Hakeem: Beverly Hills? Shoot, he got to sell Saturns from here to Saturn.

    • Moesha: Daddy give me your plate I'll fix you some real pancakes.
      Frank: If you touch my plate pumpkin you're going to pull back a nub.

    • (telling Hakeem about her dislike of Dee)
      Moesha: I'm the one who's been taking care of everyone around here for the past three years. Cookin', cleanin', raisin' that knucklehead Myles. Shoot, I dang near raised you!

    • Kim: Ooh, check out the booty on that cutie.

    • Moesha: (about Dee's intrusion in her life) She's cooking breakfast, driving people to school, and not to mention, she's sleeping with my dad. I know. I heard them.

    • Moesha: Hello? Excuse me, Huxtables.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Hakeem: I see you hanging out with the 3 Live Crew.

      Moesha: Me so corny here wanna talk to you.

      This is a reference to the provocative hip-hop group 2 Live Crew and their debut single "Me So Horny."

    • Kim: Hakeem? Well the brother must've stepped into a phone booth or somethin'. 'Cause last year he was Clark Kent, now he workin' it Mo' Better like Wesley.

      This is a double reference. Clark Kent is the secret identity of Superman, who often went into a phone booth to transform into the hero.

      Mo' Better Blues is a 1990 film starring Wesley Snipes.

    • Moesha: I take my dad to one parent teacher night and I wound up living with Mary Poppins.

      Mary Poppins was a character in a Disney movie of the same name.

    • Moesha says "Hello? Excuse me Huxtables."

      This is a reference to the family in the long-running sitcom The Cosby Show.