A Different World

30 minutes

Created by William Cosby Jr., Ed.D. as a spin-off to the #1 80's hit Cosby Show, A Different World is an American comedy originally centered around Denise Huxtable (played by Lisa Bonet) and her life at Hillman University, a historically black college (HBCU). When Lisa Bonet left the show after its first season due to her real-life pregnancy, it was reformatted as an ensemble show that focused on other Hillman students and faculty members. Unlike the family-oriented Cosby Show, the popular spin-off became known for addressing social issues such as rape, racism, sexism, politics, teen pregnancy, interracial dating, the Gulf War ('91), slavery, and was one of the first American TV shows to feature a character with AIDS. The show is also credited for causing a huge increase in enrollment in HBCUs during its 1987 - 1993 run. It remained on the Nielsen's List of top 10 shows for five of its six seasons on NBC.

30 minutes

Created by William Cosby Jr., Ed.D. as a spin-off to the #1 80's hit Cosby Show, A Different World is an American comedy originally centered around Denise Huxtable (played by Lisa Bonet) and her life at Hillman University, a historically black college (HBCU). When Lisa Bonet left the show after its first season due to her real-life pregnancy, it was reformatted as an ensemble show that focused on other Hillman students and faculty members. Unlike the family-oriented Cosby Show, the popular spin-off became known for addressing social issues such as rape, racism, sexism, politics, teen pregnancy, interracial dating, the Gulf War ('91), slavery, and was one of the first American TV shows to feature a character with AIDS. The show is also credited for causing a huge increase in enrollment in HBCUs during its 1987 - 1993 run. It remained on the Nielsen's List of top 10 shows for five of its six seasons on NBC.

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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. The

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s6e22 Great X-Pectations
July 9, 1993
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. The
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

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s6e21 Cabin in the Sky
June 10, 1993
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
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s6e7 The Little Mister
October 29, 1992
October 29, 1992
The Little Mister
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s6e8 Baby, It's Cold Outside
November 5, 1992
November 5, 1992
Baby, It's Cold Outside
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s6e11 Original Teacher
November 19, 1992
November 19, 1992
Original Teacher
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s6e12 Occupational Hazards
December 3, 1992
December 3, 1992
Occupational Hazards
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s6e13 White Christmas
December 17, 1992
December 17, 1992
White Christmas
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s6e14 To Whit, With Love
January 7, 1993
January 7, 1993
To Whit, With Love
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s6e15 Happy Birthday to Moi
January 14, 1993
January 14, 1993
Happy Birthday to Moi
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s6e16 Mind Your Own Business
January 21, 1993
January 21, 1993
Mind Your Own Business
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s6e19 Lean on Me
May 27, 1993
May 27, 1993
Lean on Me
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s6e20 Dancing Machines
June 3, 1993
June 3, 1993
Dancing Machines
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s6e21 Cabin in the Sky
June 10, 1993
June 10, 1993
Cabin in the Sky

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