|"Mind Your Own Business"|
| Season 6, Episode #16 |
(#135) in series (144 episodes)
|"A Different World" episode|
Jada Pinkett Smith
|Production code:||616 (6x16)|
|Writer (s):||Jeannette Collins & Mimi Friedman|
|Director (s)||Debbie Allen|
|Original airdate||January 21, 1993|
|IMDB||Mind Your Own Business|
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Ron and Mr. Gaines purchase a nightclub together, but the cancellation of the opening night act threatens to send Ron into financial ruin. To save the day, Mr. Gaines calls in his four nerdy but talented grandnieces—Faith, Hope, Charity, and Henrietta.
Ron convinces Mr. Gaines to become his business partner in managing a dance club. However, they each have a different opinion on what the club should be. Ron wants a hot, booty-shaking place and recruits fly girls on campus for cocktail waitresses. Mr. Gaines' idea is to have a mellow blues club. When their opening night act cancels at the last minute, Mr. Gaines books his four church-going grand nieces to sing. Four homely-looking girls singing hymns definitely isn't what Ron had in mind. First, Ron and then Whitley try to spruce up the girls' act, but it seems like nothing will help. After some quick tips in sensuality from Gina and the waitresses, the quartet surprises everyone by singing a hot number and bringing the house down.
- Guest starring: Bebe Drake as Velma Gaines, Aries Spears as Ty, and the original members of the R&B quartet En Vogue, who also perform the song "Free Your Mind."
Absent from episode: Charnele Brown and Glynn Turman.
- Jasmine Guy as Whitley Gilbert
- Kadeem Hardison as Dwayne Wayne
- Darryl M. Bell as Ron Johnson
- Ajai Sanders as Gina Deveaux
- Karen Malina White as Charmaine Brown
- Glynn Turman as Colonel Bradford Taylor
Recurring cast/Guest starsEdit
- Tyrone Batista as Guy
- Bebe Drake as Velma Gaines, Vernon's wife
- Terry Ellis as Faith (as part of En Vouge)
- Cindy Herron as Hope (as part of En Vouge)
- Maxine Jones as Love (as part of En Vouge)
- Patrick Malone as Terrell Walker (as Patrick Y. Malone)
- Jada Pinkett Smith as Lena James
- Bumper Robinson as Dorian Heywood
- Aries Spears as Ty