|Season 03, Episode 20|
|Air Date||March 15, 1990|
|Previous||Hillman Isn't Through With You Yet|
21 Candles is the twentieth episode of A Different World's third season which was first broadcast on March 15, 1990.
Whitley fantasizes an extravagant 21st birthday celebration that has both Dwayne and Julian pledging their undying love. Back in reality, it's a completely different story. Whitley thinks everyone has forgotten her birthday so she celebrates alone. Of course, who could forget Whitley? Kim has planned an all-girl surprise party while Dwayne and Ron plot to disrupt the party by kidnapping Whitley. The birthday girl is in for a couple of surprises!