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"Mind Your Own Business"
Season 6, Episode #16
(#135) in series (144 episodes)
"A Different World" episode
Guest Star(s):
Recurring cast
Tyrone Batista
Bebe Drake
EnVouge
Patrick Malone
Jada Pinkett Smith
Bumper Robinson
Aries Spears
Network: NBC-TV
Production code: 616 (6x16)
Writer (s): Jeannette Collins & Mimi Friedman
Director (s) Debbie Allen
Original airdate January 21, 1993
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Mind Your Own Business was the sixteenth episode of A Different World's sixth season, also the 135th overall episode in the series. The episode, which was written by Jeannette Collins and Mimi Friedman, and directed by Debbie Allen, was originally broadcasted on NBC-TV on January 21, 1993.

Summary Edit

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.

Storyline Edit

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.

Cast Edit

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