| Season 1, Episode #1 |
(#1) in series (144 episodes)
|"A Different World" episode|
Adrienne Kapuki Jones
|Writer (s):||Lissa Levin & Thad Mumford|
|Director (s)||Ellen Falcon|
|Original airdate||September 24, 1987|
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It's Denise's sophomore year at Hillman. She takes up residence in Gilbert Hall and immediately clashes with her assigned roommate, Jaleesa Vinson. Ever tidy, Jaleesa simply cannot deal with the messes Denise catches. Denise quickly takes her cue and switches roommates. This time, Denise ends up with Whitley Gilbert a.k.a. the "Mouth of South". Again, Denise catches, but somehow Whitley makes Jaleesa look good. It's Denise's first test of the year: How to switch back to living with Jaleesa without ruffling Whitley's feathers.
Plot summary Edit
Whitley and Dwayne dance together in the Pit. Whitley ditches him on the dance floor and interrupts Chip and Whitley. Whitley says she needs help as the roof is stuck on her convertible. Dwayne offers to help, however Whitley insists on Chip helping her to get him away from Denise. Chip agrees and they leave together.
Denise can’t sleep because of Whitley’s cricket sounds tape. She turns it off and Whitley awakes, and Denise turns it back on as goes downstairs to sleep on the sofa. Jaleesa comes down to buy a soda and runs into Denise. Denise asks to move back in. Denise and Jaleesa have a heart to heart; Denise admits she was wrong for jumping to conclusions about Jaleesa. Jaleesa explains that she felt weird about being older and didn’t socialize much. Denise moves back in. Jaleesa and Denise eat pizza before going to bed.
- Lisa Bonet as Denise Huxtable
- Marisa Tomei as Maggie Lauten
- Dawnn Lewis as Jaleesa Vinson
- Jasmine Guy as Whitley Gilbert
- Loretta Devine as Stevie Rallen
- Kadeem Hardison as Dwayne Wayne