Sunday, September 24, 2017
30th Anniversary Of 'A Different World''s Debut
And you longtime TransGriot readers know I love the show so much I've done A Different World anniversary quiz posts that you can try your luck at here, here and here. I even wrote a post imaging what an A Different World reboot set in this 2K10decade would be like.
Oh yeah, there was also a romance and marriage that developed between bougie diva Whitley Gilbert and nerdy genius Dwayne Wayne that basically became the relationship goal standard for Black couples
Mr. Gaines represents those elders you meet along the way that give you advice and that gentle push you need at just the right time to get you going in the right direction.
A Different World is still beloved 30 years after its initial episode was broadcast on NBC. It is also credited with a major spike in HBCU enrollments during and after its broadcast run from 1987-1993
And because of its success, more shows featuring African American casts followed.
So happy anniversary A Different World! I'll post a link to those quiz answers later