A Different World

A Different World

1987 - 1993, Comedy
Student life at Hillman College.

Episode Guide

  • A Different World - A Rock, a River, a Lena (Season 6 Episode 25)
    Season 6 Episode 25:

    A Rock, a River, a Lena

    Lena visits Hillman College to dedicate a scholarship in her grandmother's name.

  • A Different World - College Kid (Season 6 Episode 24)
    Season 6 Episode 24:

    College Kid

    Ex-baseball great Langston Paige (Billy Dee Williams) leases part of his home to the college kids.

  • A Different World - Homey, Don't Ya Know Me? (Season 6 Episode 23)
    Season 6 Episode 23:

    Homey, Don't Ya Know Me?

    Lena is torn between the past and the present when her old boyfriend and friends from Baltimore come for a visit.

  • A Different World - Great X-Pectations (Season 6 Episode 22)
    Season 6 Episode 22:

    Great X-Pectations

    Terrell (Patrick Y. Malone) is caught with a handgun in the classroom; Spencer (Michael Ralph) proposes to Kim.

  • A Different World - Cabin in the Sky (Season 6 Episode 21)
    Season 6 Episode 21:

    Cabin in the Sky

    Dwayne and Whitley plan a romantic getaway in the mountains; Mr. Gaines leaves his son in charge of the Pit.

  • A Different World - Dancing Machines (Season 6 Episode 20)
    Season 6 Episode 20:

    Dancing Machines

    Freddie asks Ron to host a dance-a-thon; Dwayne and Whitley allow one of her students to stay with them for the weekend.

  • A Different World - Lean on Me (Season 6 Episode 19)
    Season 6 Episode 19:

    Lean on Me

    Dwayne discovers that his ex-girlfriend will be conducting his interview when he applies for a summer job.

  • A Different World - When One Door Closes ... (Season 6 Episode 18)
    Season 6 Episode 18:

    When One Door Closes ...

    A Japanese corporation woos Dwayne for his software; Whitley is pregnant.

  • A Different World - When One Door Closes ... (Season 6 Episode 17)
    Season 6 Episode 17:

    When One Door Closes ...

    A Japanese corporation woos Dwayne for his software; Whitley is pregnant.

  • A Different World - Mind Your Own Business (Season 6 Episode 16)
    Season 6 Episode 16:

    Mind Your Own Business

    En Vogue guest star as four frumpy choir members who Ron and Charmaine try to transform into the opening act.

  • A Different World - Happy Birthday to Moi (Season 6 Episode 15)
    Season 6 Episode 15:

    Happy Birthday to Moi

    Dwayne conspires with Kim to stay one step ahead of Whitley, who wants to plan her own surprise birthday party.

  • A Different World - To Whit, With Love (Season 6 Episode 14)
    Season 6 Episode 14:

    To Whit, With Love

    Dwayne lends a hand when Whitley teaches a remedial class; Lena (Jada Pinkett) tries to get a date with Dorian (Bumper Robinson).

  • A Different World - White Christmas (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    White Christmas

    Freddie gets a holiday visit from her mother (Anita Morris); Whitley spends Christmas day at her new job.

  • A Different World - Occupational Hazards (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    Occupational Hazards

    An officious claims officer makes it difficult for Whitley to get unemployment; Lena forms a women's literary society.

  • A Different World - The Original Teacher (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    The Original Teacher

    Dwayne tries to convince two rival gang members that their friendship is more important than gang ties.

  • A Different World - Faith, Hope & Charity (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    Faith, Hope & Charity

    Dwayne's mother (Patti LaBelle), Mrs. Gilbert (Diahann Carroll) and her young date go to the Waynes' for Thanksgiving.

  • A Different World - Faith, Hope & Charity (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Faith, Hope & Charity

    Dwayne's mother (Patti LaBelle), Mrs. Gilbert (Diahann Carroll) and her young date go to the Waynes' for Thanksgiving.

  • A Different World - Baby, It's Cold Outside (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Baby, It's Cold Outside

    Whitley phones "The Montel Williams Show" for marital advice, not realizing everyone at school is listening in.

  • A Different World - The Little Mister (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    The Little Mister

    In Dwayne's dream, Whitley is running for president against other women.

  • A Different World - Don't Count Your Chickens Before They're Axed (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Don't Count Your Chickens Before They're Axed

    Whitley tries to convince Dwayne to invest in an expensive painting, then loses her job; Ron and Kim reach a crossroads.

  • A Different World - Really Gross Anatomy (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Really Gross Anatomy

    Kim "tosses her cookies" on Professor Murphy when she tries to dissect her first cadaver; Dwayne hosts a party while Whitley is out of town.

  • A Different World - Somebody Say Ho! (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Somebody Say Ho!

    Freddie puts her law school studies to good use when Terrell is brought up on charges of verbal abuse.

  • A Different World - Interior Desecration or Sofa, So Good (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Interior Desecration or Sofa, So Good

    Whitley and Dwayne try to combine their possessions in the new apartment.

  • A Different World - Honeymoon in L.A. (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Honeymoon in L.A.

    Whitley and Dwayne search for each other after being separated during their honeymoon in Los Angeles.

  • A Different World - Honeymoon in L.A. (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Honeymoon in L.A.

    Whitley and Dwayne tell new students about their honeymoon in Los Angeles.

  • A Different World - Save the Best for Last (Season 5 Episode 25)
    Season 5 Episode 25:

    Save the Best for Last

    Dwayne attends the wedding, and Whitney realizes that she can not marry Byron.

  • A Different World - Save the Best for Last (Season 5 Episode 24)
    Season 5 Episode 24:

    Save the Best for Last

    Dwayne visits Whitley the night before her wedding to apologize for his mistakes.

  • A Different World - Special Delivery (Season 5 Episode 23)
    Season 5 Episode 23:

    Special Delivery

    Byron (Joe Morton) sweeps Whitley off her feet on election night; Jaleesa goes into labor.

  • A Different World - Love Taps (Season 5 Episode 22)
    Season 5 Episode 22:

    Love Taps

    Lena (Jada Pinkett) suspects that a rapper (Edafe Okurume) is putting his woman-hating lyrics into practice.

  • A Different World - Do the Write Thing (Season 5 Episode 21)
    Season 5 Episode 21:

    Do the Write Thing

    Lena's embellishment of her father's past earns her a journalism scholarship; Whitley commits a public gaffe.

  • A Different World - Sellmates (Season 5 Episode 20)
    Season 5 Episode 20:


    A car buyer (Jana Marie Hupp) outwits Ron in his new job; Kim hears from a medical school.

  • A Different World - Conflict of Interest (Season 5 Episode 19)
    Season 5 Episode 19:

    Conflict of Interest

    Charmaine (Karen Malina White) and Lance (Allen Payne) visit the campus after she is accepted; Dwayne is caught in Whitley's room.

  • A Different World - Kiss You Back (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:

    Kiss You Back

    Dwayne is left out as Byron (Joe Morton) romances Whitley; Ron's playboy reputation dooms his dating days.

  • A Different World - May the Best Man Win (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:

    May the Best Man Win

    A Hillman graduate (Joe Morton) asks the group to join his campaign for state senator; the Pit may close.

  • A Different World - Bedroom at the Top (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    Bedroom at the Top

    Whitley's boss (Tom Wright) puts her in a difficult position; Terrence (Cory Tyler) finally decides on a major.

  • A Different World - Prisoner of Love (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:

    Prisoner of Love

    Dwayne and Ron are suspicious of a new student who attracts Whitley.

  • A Different World - The Cat's in the Cradle (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    The Cat's in the Cradle

    Ron and Dwayne's version of a racial clash differs from that of three students from a rival school, landing all the students in jail.

  • A Different World - Just Another Four-Letter Word (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Just Another Four-Letter Word

    Ron is forced to move out of his apartment after he spends the rent money pursuing his music career.

  • A Different World - The Twelve Steps of Christmas (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    The Twelve Steps of Christmas

    Dwayne and Whitley go separately to a Christmas party, unaware the other will be there.

  • A Different World - Mammy Dearest (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Mammy Dearest

    Whitley plans for a display of slave art until Lena (Jada Pinkett) reveals that Gilbert ancestors owned slaves.

  • A Different World - Do You Take This Woman? (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Do You Take This Woman?

    As his wedding nears, Dwayne's cold feet are thawed by the hot tempers of the combative future mothers-in-law.

  • A Different World - To Tell the Truth (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    To Tell the Truth

    Dwayne gets into hot water when he is spotted holding hands with a woman other than Whitley.

  • A Different World - Liza Who-Little (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Liza Who-Little

    Whitley's wealthy cousin Liza (Jasmine Guy in a dual role) goes husband-hunting at Hillman.

  • A Different World - Baby, I'm a Star (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Baby, I'm a Star

    Kim's new-found arrogance loses her a spot in Ron's band; Col. Taylor frets over his age.

  • A Different World - Rule Number One ... (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Rule Number One ...

    Dwayne fails to foresee the consequences of his tutoring Lena (Jada Pinkett); Ron goes into the cosmetics business.

  • A Different World - In the Eye of the Storm (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    In the Eye of the Storm

    As a hurricane batters the campus, Ron and Freddie confront their differences while trapped together.

  • A Different World - Almost Working Girl (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Almost Working Girl

    When Jaleesa sends Freddie on a temporary job at Whitley's workplace, she insults an executive (Beverly Todd).

  • A Different World - Home Is Where the Fire Is (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Home Is Where the Fire Is

    Bickering distracts Whitley and Kim from a hazard in Lena's (Jada Pinkett) room.

  • A Different World - The Dwayne Mutiny (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    The Dwayne Mutiny

    Dwayne is not getting any support when Whitley threatens to walk out and his algebra class mutinies.

  • A Different World - We've Only Just Begun (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    We've Only Just Begun

    Dorm director Whitley has a run-in with a street-smart freshman; Dwayne plans a surprise for Whitley.

  • A Different World - To Be Continued (Season 4 Episode 25)
    Season 4 Episode 25:

    To Be Continued

    Whitley faces a post-graduation decision; Ron and his father (Art Evans) negotiate with the dean (Robert Guillaume).

  • A Different World - Never Can Say Goodbye (Season 4 Episode 24)
    Season 4 Episode 24:

    Never Can Say Goodbye

    Ron pleads with the dean (Robert Guillaume) about graduating; a "roast" is in the works for Walter.

  • A Different World - If I Should Die Before I Wake (Season 4 Episode 23)
    Season 4 Episode 23:

    If I Should Die Before I Wake

    An oratory professor (Whoopi Goldberg) gives her class a unique assignment.

  • A Different World - Monet Is the Root of All Evil (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    Monet Is the Root of All Evil

    Whitley sponsors an art show that is labeled obscene by an outside group.

  • A Different World - Sister to Sister, Sister (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    Sister to Sister, Sister

    Kim decides to pledge a sorority and finds that Whitley is the pledge mistress.

  • A Different World - Showtime at Hillman (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    Showtime at Hillman

    Walter hosts a telethon for the community center, but fails to get the phones ringing.

  • A Different World - How Great Thou Art (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    How Great Thou Art

    Whitley ignores her boss and buys a painting; Freddie hosts a radio talk show.

  • A Different World - The Cash Isn't Always Greener (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    The Cash Isn't Always Greener

    Dwayne debates going for the big bucks in business or another degree after graduation.

  • A Different World - Ms. Understanding (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    Ms. Understanding

    The battle of the sexes heats up at Hillman, fueled by an article on campus sex roles.

  • A Different World - A Word in Edgewise (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    A Word in Edgewise

    Deaf actors (members of the National Theater of the Deaf) perform at the outreach center; Whitley bets she can zip her lips for a day.

  • A Different World - Love, Hillman Style (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    Love, Hillman Style

    Whitley and Dwayne argue over her scheme to publish a "Hillman hunks" calendar.

  • A Different World - Risk Around the Dollar (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Risk Around the Dollar

    Whitley needs to replace the rent money she spent; Terrance wants to become a Muslim.

  • A Different World - Ex-Communication or Fiance What? (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Ex-Communication or Fiance What?

    Whitley consults a counselor (Debbie Allen) for help in coping with her feelings about her ex-fiance (Dominic Hoffman).

  • A Different World - War and Peace (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    War and Peace

    Emotions run high as Dwayne's classmates send their friend Zelmer to the Persian Gulf.

  • A Different World - I'm Dreaming of a Wayne Christmas (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    I'm Dreaming of a Wayne Christmas

    Whitley tries to make a good impression on Dwayne's mother by getting her an expensive Christmas gift.

  • A Different World - The Apple Doesn't Fall (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    The Apple Doesn't Fall

    Ron considers a career decision; Terrance (Cory Tyler) thinks his father (Glynn Turman) should reject an offer.

  • A Different World - Time Keeps on Slippin' (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Time Keeps on Slippin'

    Dwayne's preoccupation with Whitley affects his grades; Ron and Freddie plan a video.

  • A Different World - Love Thy Neighbor (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Love Thy Neighbor

    Dwayne and Whitley finally commit themselves to a relationship.

  • A Different World - Good Help Is Hard to Fire (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Good Help Is Hard to Fire

    Dwayne's visiting mom (Patti LaBelle) lands in the middle of a melee involving Dwayne, Kinu (Alisa Gyse Dickens) and Whitley.

  • A Different World - Tales From the Exam Zone (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Tales From the Exam Zone

    Walter is the host for a "Twilight Zone"-type look at students cramming for midterm exams.

  • A Different World - The Goodwill Games (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    The Goodwill Games

    Dwayne is in the middle as Whitley and Kinu (Alise Gyse Dickens) compete on rival academic teams.

  • A Different World - Whitley's Last Supper (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Whitley's Last Supper

    Whitley's father (Ron O'Neal) puts her on a budget; Kim can't relax before an exam.

  • A Different World - Blues for Nobody's Child (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Blues for Nobody's Child

    An orphaned waif (T.J. Evans) plans to make Freddie's dorm room his new home.

  • A Different World - How Bittersweet It Is (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    How Bittersweet It Is

    In an effort to make Dwayne jealous, Whitley accepts a date with Ron.

  • A Different World - Everything Must Change (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Everything Must Change

    Whitley plans to tell Dwayne that a relationship is possible -- but it may be too late.

  • A Different World - Perhaps Love ... (Season 3 Episode 25)
    Season 3 Episode 25:

    Perhaps Love ...

    Whitley finds comfort with Dwayne at his place -- until she mistakes his mother (Patti LaBelle) for the maid.

  • A Different World - The Getaway (Season 3 Episode 24)
    Season 3 Episode 24:

    The Getaway

    Spring break is further complicated for Dwayne and Ron by drug dealers who are pursuing them.

  • A Different World - Soldier Boy (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Soldier Boy

    Col. Taylor (Glynn Turman) is roasted at the campus military dinner; Dwayne issues a challenge to Whitley.

  • A Different World - Sweet Charity (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Sweet Charity

    The students try to help Kim make money to pay for college, Dwayne and Ron appear in a commercial.

  • A Different World - 21 Candles (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    21 Candles

    Whitley is convinced that everyone has forgotten her 21st birthday.

  • A Different World - Hillman Isn't Through With You Yet (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Hillman Isn't Through With You Yet

    Whitley's career planning has fallen a bit short of its intended mark.

  • A Different World - A Campfire Story (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    A Campfire Story

    Dwayne and Walter regale a group of students with tales of recruiting a star basketball player (Christopher Carter Hooks).

  • A Different World - That's the Trouble With You All (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    That's the Trouble With You All

    Whitley's jealousy gets in the way after she pairs Dwayne with a date.

  • A Different World - A World Alike (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    A World Alike

    Kim is offered a scholarship by a company with South African ties.

  • A Different World - Success, Lies and Videotape (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Success, Lies and Videotape

    A visit by Clair Huxtable (Phylicia Rashad) prompts the students to think about their career goals.

  • A Different World - Pride and Prejudice (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Pride and Prejudice

    Whitley deals with a sales clerk's (Peggy Walton-Walker) racism in her own way, succeeding only in complicating the situation.

  • A Different World - The Power of the Pen (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    The Power of the Pen

    Whitley misconstrues Dwayne's beautiful poetry about mathematics as verses intended for her.

  • A Different World - Here's to Old Friends (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Here's to Old Friends

    Dwayne's friend comes for a visit and tries to convince him to transfer.

  • A Different World - Under One Roof (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Under One Roof

    Whitley misinterprets an invitation to stay at the dean's house for a weekend.

  • A Different World - For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls

    Whitley's slumber is troubled by a Christmas nightmare as she envisions herself the campus "Scrooge.".

  • A Different World - Answered Prayers (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Answered Prayers

    The gang rushes Kim to see her policeman father (Richard Roundtree), who has been shot while on duty.

  • A Different World - Great Expectations (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Great Expectations

    After her father (Richard Roundtree) nixes a rock-concert trip, Kim still goes and leaves Whitley to cover for her.

  • A Different World - Wedding Bells From Hell (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Wedding Bells From Hell

    Romance is in the air as Walter pops the question to Jaleesa and Dwayne asks Whitley to date him.

  • A Different World - Delusions of Daddyhood (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Delusions of Daddyhood

    Despite Whitley's objections, rap group Heavy D. and the Boyz arrive at Hillman for a benefit concert.

  • A Different World - Forever Hold Your Peace (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Forever Hold Your Peace

    In New York to attend her father's second wedding, Whitley and Dwayne meet up with the Huxtable clan.

  • A Different World - To Have and Have Not (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    To Have and Have Not

    Whitley loses faith in her youth-center dance students when her pocketbook disappears.

  • A Different World - The Hats Make the Man (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    The Hats Make the Man

    Tensions run high in the dorm when new director Walter clashes with Jaleesa.

  • A Different World - The Heat Is On (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    The Heat Is On

    Whitley's avoidance of math classes threatens her chances of graduating.

  • A Different World - Strangers on a Plane (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Strangers on a Plane

    Whitley encounters a new Dwayne on the plane ride back to school.

  • A Different World - There's No Place Like Home (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    There's No Place Like Home

    As the semester comes to an end, students make plans for the summer.

  • A Different World - Citizen Wayne (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Citizen Wayne

    Ron claims that Dwayne has Jesse Jackson's endorsement for student government president.

  • A Different World - No Means No (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    No Means No

    Dwayne fears Freddie may face date rape when she goes out with an aggressive athlete (Taimak).

  • A Different World - Take This Job and Love It (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Take This Job and Love It

    Kim gets Whitley a job at the Pit to help pay for the car she damaged.

  • A Different World - High Anxiety (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    High Anxiety

    Kim takes on too many responsibilities; Mr. Gaines (Lou Myers) moves in with Col. Taylor (Glynn Turman).

  • A Different World - The Thing About Women (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    The Thing About Women

    Walter becomes jealous when Jaleesa's ex husband, Lamar, shows up.

  • A Different World - It's Greek to Me (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    It's Greek to Me

    Dwayne and Ron's friendship is strained after they pledge a fraternity.

  • A Different World - For She's Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    For She's Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage

    Whitley's mother (Diahann Carroll) is determined to find a boyfriend for her daughter.

  • A Different World - Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

    Couples at Hillman College experience broken hearts and discord as Valentine's Day approaches.

  • A Different World - Risky Business (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Risky Business

    Clair Huxtable (Phylicia Rashad) gives a business etiquette seminar at Hillman.

  • A Different World - I've Got the Muse in Me (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    I've Got the Muse in Me

    Freddie turns to alcohol when she lacks inspiration in her writing.

  • A Different World - It Happened One Night (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    It Happened One Night

    Whitley offers her support to Kim when she fears that she may be pregnant.

  • A Different World - Radio Free Hillman (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Radio Free Hillman

    Whitley is caught in the middle when Dwayne stages a sit-in at the dean's (Rosalind Cash) office.

  • A Different World - All's Fair (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    All's Fair

    Whitley is squeezed out when Kim's boyfriend (Brian Wesley Thomas) monopolizes their room.

  • A Different World - Life With Father (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Life With Father

    Dwayne falls for his calculus teacher's (Glynn Turman) daughter.

  • A Different World - A Stepping Stone (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    A Stepping Stone

    Whitley wants to be the team leader in an interdormitory step competition.

  • A Different World - If You Like Pilgrim Coladas (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    If You Like Pilgrim Coladas

    Whitley takes a homesick Kim to a restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner.

  • A Different World - Three Girls Three (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Three Girls Three

    Jaleesa and Whitley are given the chance to become back-up singers for Gladys Knight.

  • A Different World - Dream Lover (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Dream Lover

    Whitley is upset by the romantic dreams she has been having about Dwayne.

  • A Different World - Some Enchanted Late Afternoon (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Some Enchanted Late Afternoon

    Walter and Jaleesa are apprehensive about starting a romantic relationship.

  • A Different World - Two Gentlemen of Hillman (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Two Gentlemen of Hillman

    Dwayne and Ron's friendship is strained when they work together on a research paper.

  • A Different World - Dr. War Is Hell (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Dr. War Is Hell

    Jaleesa and Whitley have new roommates; Dwayne tries to avoid a dreaded course.

  • A Different World - My Dinner With Theo (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    My Dinner With Theo

    Theo pays an unforgettable visit to his sister Denise at Hillman College.

  • A Different World - Come Back, Little Eggby (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Come Back, Little Eggby

    Maggie cares for an egg as part of a psychology class assignment on parenting.

  • A Different World - If Only for One Night (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    If Only for One Night

    Dwayne's date with Denise is interrupted when a despondent Whitley shows up.

  • A Different World - Clair's Last Stand (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Clair's Last Stand

    Clair visits Denise at Hillman College; Whitley looks for somebody with whom she can celebrate her birthday.

  • A Different World - Speech Therapy (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Speech Therapy

    Jaleesa gets help from her roommates in overcoming her stage fright in speech class.

  • A Different World - Mr. Hillman (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Mr. Hillman

    Whitley believes she has the Miss Hillman contest wrapped up -- until Denise enters Dwayne as a contestant.

  • A Different World - The Show Must Go On (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    The Show Must Go On

    Denise and Whitley both appear in a play, and each believes the leading man is interested in her.

  • A Different World - Doctor Cupid (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Doctor Cupid

    Dwayne, alias "Dr. Cupid," takes to the airwaves to get a Valentine's Day date.

  • A Different World - Wild Child (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Wild Child

    Denise leads a campaign to get her streetwise study partner enrolled at Hillman.

  • A Different World - The Prime of Miss Lettie Bostic (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    The Prime of Miss Lettie Bostic

    A former Hillman student (Mary Alice) returns to college to earn her degree.

  • A Different World - Advise and Descent (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Advise and Descent

    Denise volunteers as a school counselor during final exams to get out of writing a major research paper.

  • A Different World - Does He or Doesn't He? (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Does He or Doesn't He?

    Jaleesa takes bets on how Dwayne will act when a graduate student tries to seduce him.

  • A Different World - The Gift of the Magi (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    The Gift of the Magi

    Whitley is less than enthusiastic about spending the holidays with her newly divorced father and his girlfriend.

  • A Different World - Romancing Mr. Stone (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Romancing Mr. Stone

    Denise has a crush on her geology professor (David Alan Grier).

  • A Different World - If Chosen, I May Not Run (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    If Chosen, I May Not Run

    Like her father and grandfather before her, Denise joins the Hillman track team.

  • A Different World - Sometimes You Get the Bear ... Sometimes the Bear Gets You (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Sometimes You Get the Bear ... Sometimes the Bear Gets You

    Denise worries that her grandfather (Earle Hyman) will discover she is involved in a homecoming prank.

  • A Different World - Rudy and the Snow Queen (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Rudy and the Snow Queen

    Rudy (Keshia Knight Pulliam) chooses Whitley as a role model when she spends a weekend visiting Denise.

  • A Different World - War of the Words (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    War of the Words

    Maggie prepares to debate Whitley on the issue of women's rights.

  • A Different World - Those Who Can't ... Tutor (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Those Who Can't ... Tutor

    Whitley's reputation suffers when Dwayne is caught climbing out of her window.

  • A Different World - Porky De Bergerac (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Porky De Bergerac

    As dorm monitor, Jaleesa must enforce penalties on litterbugs -- including Denise.

  • A Different World - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:


    Denise hopes to solve her latest financial quandary without assistance from home.

  • A Different World - Reconcilable Differences (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Reconcilable Differences

    Denise begins her sophomore year at Hillman and requests a room change, ending up with Whitley. She soon asks for another chance to room with Jaleesa.