Smart Guy

Smart Guy

1997 - 1999,
T.J. Henderson, a 10-year-old genius tries to fit in as a sophomore in high school.

Episode Guide

  • Smart Guy - Never Too Young (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Never Too Young

    T.J. (Tahj Mowry) gives in to peer pressure and drinks beer; Floyd (John Marshall Jones) mishandles the situation.

  • Smart Guy - The Graduate? (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    The Graduate?

    T.J. plots a prank for the senior graduation; Yvette protests her graduation because she does not like the speaker.

  • Smart Guy - The Soda Wars (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    The Soda Wars

    When soda prices rise, T.J. (Tahj Mowry) markets a cheaper soft drink with the help of Yvette, Marcus and Mo (Essence Atkins, Jason Weaver, Omar Gooding).

  • Smart Guy - CrossTalk (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:


    T.J. appears on a talk show with his idol, while Marcus and Mo auction Floyd's cherished lunch box on the Internet.

  • Smart Guy - Crushed (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:


    T.J. (Tahj Mowry) has a crush on a substitute teacher (guest star Dawn McMillan), but competes with Floyd (John Marshall Jones) for her attention.

  • Smart Guy - I Was a Teen-age Sports Wife (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    I Was a Teen-age Sports Wife

    Marcus (Jason Weaver) is pushed into the background when he dates a talented volleyball player (Megalyn Echikunwoke).

  • Smart Guy - It Takes Two (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    It Takes Two

    Marcus is upset when Mo spends time with his new girlfriend; T.J. waits for acceptance into a government intern program.

  • Smart Guy - Can't Buy Me, Love (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Can't Buy Me, Love

    At a servant auction, Yvette buys Mo to rein in his outdated sexism, and a beautiful girl bids on Marcus.

  • Smart Guy - From A to Double D (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    From A to Double D

    Yvette feels insecure about her less than voluptuous body, and T.J. is teased about his enormous ears.

  • Smart Guy - Perchance to Dream (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Perchance to Dream

    A nightmare keeps Yvette from focusing on her college applications; Marcus and Mo use T.J. to make money.

  • Smart Guy - Diary of a Mad Schoolgirl (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Diary of a Mad Schoolgirl

    Marcus (Jason Weaver) strikes out with Janice (guest star Natashia Williams) but then does some snooping on her computer diary.

  • Smart Guy - Break Up Not to Make Up (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Break Up Not to Make Up

    Marcus (Jason Weaver) breaks up with his girlfriend (guest star Ebonie Smith), and Mo (Omar Gooding) breaks an important rule among men.

  • Smart Guy - A Date With Destiny (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    A Date With Destiny

    Members of the music group Destiny's Child invite T.J. to star in their video and go on tour with them.

  • Smart Guy - Get a Job (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Get a Job

    The kids go out to look for jobs when Floyd tightens the purse strings.

  • Smart Guy - Boomerang (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:


    Mo (Omar Gooding) is assigned to tutor T.J. (Tahj Mowry) when he has trouble in wood shop; guys trouble Yvette (Essence Atkins).

  • Smart Guy - T.A. or Not T.A. (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    T.A. or Not T.A.

    T.J. (Tahj Mowry) becomes the teaching assistant in Marcus' (Jason Weaver) math class; Yvette (Essence Atkins) goes out with a new guy (guest star Chad Haywood).

  • Smart Guy - A Beating Is Fundamental (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    A Beating Is Fundamental

    T.J. gets into a fistfight at Mensa when a fellow member insults Floyd; Marcus and Mo go into business.

  • Smart Guy - That's My Mama (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    That's My Mama

    Mo's parents reveal the shocking truth that he is adopted, but he learns even more.

  • Smart Guy - Henderson House Party (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Henderson House Party

    T.J. (Tahj Mowry) gets his first kiss at a party he throws while Marcus (Jason Weaver) is in charge of the house.

  • Smart Guy - Love Bug (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Love Bug

    Yvette and Mo (Essence Atkins, Omar Gooding) hatch a plan to eliminate the competition in a Volkswagen Beetle giveaway.

  • Smart Guy - The Achy Breaky Heart (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    The Achy Breaky Heart

    T.J. (Tahj Mowry) becomes the band manager and plans to help Marcus (Jason Weaver) get over being dumped by the drummer (guest star Shar Jackson).

  • Smart Guy - She Got Game (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    She Got Game

    T.J.'s (Tahj Mowry) friend Brandi (guest star Kyla Pratt) saves the day for the team, but Coach Floyd (John Marshall Jones) benches T.J. as a result.

  • Smart Guy - My Two Dads (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    My Two Dads

    T.J.'s (Tahj Mowry) relationship with a new teacher (guest star Shawn Michael Howard) makes Floyd (John Marshall Jones) insecure about his role in the boy's life.

  • Smart Guy - Something Wicked This Way Comes (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Mo (Omar Gooding) moves into the house when his parents go on vacation; Mo causes a rift between Marcus and T.J. (Jason Weaver, Tahj Mowry).

  • Smart Guy - Gotta Dance (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Gotta Dance

    Despite objections, T.J. decides to become a tap dancer after being mesmerized by Yvette's dance instructor.

  • Smart Guy - Strangers on the Net (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Strangers on the Net

    T.J. (Tahj Mowry) and a friend are lured into jeopardy by the misrepresentation of a stranger on the Internet.

  • Smart Guy - Dawgburger Rebellion (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Dawgburger Rebellion

    T.J. organizes a school-wide protest after off-campus lunch privileges are revoked.

  • Smart Guy - Goodbye, Mr. Chimps (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Goodbye, Mr. Chimps

    T.J. (Tahj Mowry) takes part in a primate research project; Marcus and Mo (Jason Weaver, Omar Gooding) fall for a get-rich-quick scheme.

  • Smart Guy - Most Hated Man on Campus (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Most Hated Man on Campus

    Under T.J.'s (Tahj Mowry) guidance, the school basketball star (guest star Coby Bell) becomes a bookish nerd.

  • Smart Guy - Bad Boy (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Bad Boy

    T.J. (Tahj Mowry) submits to a make-over from his friends in order to impress a rebellious girl (guest star Kyla Pratt).

  • Smart Guy - Stop the Presses (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Stop the Presses

    T.J. (Tahj Mowry) decides to publish his own paper and produces a trashy tabloid; Mo and Marcus (Omar Gooding, Jason Weaver) search for women.

  • Smart Guy - Rooferman, Take One (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Rooferman, Take One

    T.J. (Tahj Mowry) convinces Floyd (John Marshall Jones) to make a television commercial and gets it to air during the Super Bowl.

  • Smart Guy - Men Working Badly (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Men Working Badly

    T.J. and Mo are paired as husband and wife for a school assignment and the situation stresses their friendship.

  • Smart Guy - T.J. vs. the Machine (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    T.J. vs. the Machine

    Marcus and T.J. (Jason Weaver, Tahj Mowry) team up to beat a computer in chess; Floyd and Yvette (John Marshall Jones, Essence Atkins) attend a football game.

  • Smart Guy - Love Letters (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Love Letters

    Marcus' plan to get T.J. to ghostwrite romantic poetry backfires.

  • Smart Guy - The Dating Game (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    The Dating Game

    T.J.'s (Tahj Mowry) advice on dissuading a schoolmate leaves Yvette (Essence Atkins) to contend with an interested Mo (Omar Gooding).

  • Smart Guy - Book Smart (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Book Smart

    T.J. challenges his teacher's knowledge; Marcus and Mo volunteer to be practice dummies for a martial-arts class.

  • Smart Guy - Big Picture (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Big Picture

    T.J. lets it go to his head when he directs a project for a class; Yvette dates the school's star swimmer.

  • Smart Guy - Trial and Error (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Trial and Error

    T.J. defends Mo after he is accused of setting the chemistry lab on fire; Marcus tries to expand his role in the school play.

  • Smart Guy - Dumbstruck (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:


    T.J. temporarily loses his genius IQ and becomes a normal 10-year-old, which forces Marcus to hit the books.

  • Smart Guy - Dateline (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:


    T.J. (Tahj Mowry) realizes he has a lot to learn about love when he goes online to find a date for his father (John Marshall Jones).

  • Smart Guy - Below the Rim (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Below the Rim

    T.J. (Tahj Mowry) steps in as basketball coach. With John Marshall Jones, Jason Weaver, Essence Atkins and Omar Gooding.

  • Smart Guy - Working Guy (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Working Guy

    T.J. (Tahj Mowry) gets a lesson in office politics at his new high-level job. With Jason Weaver, Essence Atkins and Omar Gooding.

  • Smart Guy - Primary Brothers (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Primary Brothers

    T.J. (Tahj Mowry) runs for student council when he learns no provisions were made for the science club.

  • Smart Guy - Baby, It's You and You and You (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Baby, It's You and You and You

    T.J.'s father, brother and sister (John Marshall Jones, Jason Weaver, Essence Atkins) arrange for T.J. to have three dates to the prom. With Tahj Mowry.

  • Smart Guy - A Little Knowledge (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    A Little Knowledge

    T.J. (Tahj Mowry) becomes a contestant on a television game show when the family's finances become shaky.

  • Smart Guy - Lab Rats (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Lab Rats

    T.J. and Mo pair up as lab partners to study teenage behavior, using Marcus and Yvette as guinea pigs.

  • Smart Guy - Don't Do That Thing You Do (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Don't Do That Thing You Do

    T.J. steals the limelight when the band's keyboardist breaks his finger; Yvette learns a friend has a crush on her father.

  • Smart Guy - Brother, Brother (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Brother, Brother

    Marcus dates twin sister transfer students, while T.J. is busy selecting a new computer system for the school.

  • Smart Guy - The Code (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The Code

    T.J. (Tahj Mowry) learns what it means to be a tattletale. With John Marshall Jones.

  • Smart Guy - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    A 10-year-old genius joins a freshman high-school class, which doesn't sit well with his teenage siblings.