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PASADENA, CA - JULY 13: (L-R) Actor Kadeem Hardison and actress Jasmine Guy speak during the 2006 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour for the Nick at Nite Network at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on July 13, 2006 in Pasadena, California. (Photo Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images).

Today is September 24, 2020…

And on this day 33 years ago “A Different World” premiered on NBC.  The popular sitcom was a spin-off of “The Cosby Show” and centered around a group of students attending the fictional HBCU “Hillman College“.  “A Different World” gave us memorable characters including Denise Huxtable (Lisa Bonet), Whitley Gilbert (Jasmine Guy), Dwayne Wayne (Kadeem Hardison), Ron Johnson (Darryl M. Bell), Kimberly Reese (Charnele Brown), and “Freddie” Brooks (Cree Summer).  Jada Pinkett-Smith joined the cast as Lena James in season 5.  Patti Labelle, Kriss Kross, Gladys Knight, Debbie Allen, Tupac, and Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the celebrities that made a guest appearance on the show.  “A Different World” stayed on the air for 6 seasons and had a huge impact on The Culture!  What was your favorite episode of “A Different World”?