"Take This Job and Love It"
Season 2, Episode #19
(#41) in series (144 episodes)
"A Different World" episode
Guest Star(s):
Recurring cast

Maurice Davis
Lou Myers
Glynn Turman
Damon Whitaker
Rugg Williams
Network: NBC-TV
Production code: 219 (2x19)
Writer (s): Yvette Lee Bowser
Director (s) Debbie Allen
Original airdate March 23, 1989
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Take This Job and Love It is the nineteenth episode of A Different World's second season, also the 41st overall episode in the series. Directed by Yvette Lee Bowser, the episode, which was written by Debbie Allen, was originally broadcast on NBC-TV on March 23, 1989.

Summary Edit

Whitley's ambitious nature finds a new channel when she takes a job at The Pit in order to pay for repairs to Mr. Gaines' car, but Kim finds Whitley's endless ideas a threat to her status as the favorite employee.

Plot OverviewEdit

Whitley hits Mr. Gaines' car, causing nearly $1000 in damage. She is afraid to ask her father for the money because she fears that he will take her car away. Kim helps her get a job at the Pit to fund the repairs. Whitley initally annoys Mr. Gaines with her incompetence, but soon impresses him with a series of innovative suggestions that help boost profits. Kim feels insecure, as she is no longer Mr. Gaines' favorite employee. Ron endures campus-wide embarrassment after a classmate gives him a terrible haircut.



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