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A Different World: War of the Words

Denise comes to the rescue after Maggie is swept away from a debate with Whitley by her boyfriend's proposal. Dwayne wants the job at the school radio station after filling in for the ailing disc jockey.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x5
Production Number: 12211
Airdate: Thursday October 29th, 1987

Director: Ellen Gittelsohn
Writer: Joe Gannon

Guest Stars
Bee-Be SmithBee-Be Smith
As Gloria
Kim WayansKim Wayans
As Allison
Marie Alise RecasnerMarie Alise Recasner
As Millie
Damon WayansDamon Wayans
As Marvin Haven
Keenen Ivory WayansKeenen Ivory Wayans
As Professor Lawrence
Main Cast
Jasmine GuyJasmine Guy
As Whitley Marion Gilbert-Wayne
Kadeem HardisonKadeem Hardison
As Dwayne Cleophus Wayne
Dawnn LewisDawnn Lewis
As Jaleesa Vinson-Taylor
Lisa BonetLisa Bonet
As Denise Huxtable
Marisa TomeiMarisa Tomei
As Maggie Lauten
Loretta DevineLoretta Devine
As Stevie Rallen
Episode Notes
Guest stars Kim, Damon and Keenen Ivory Wayans are siblings.

Cultural References
Title: War of the Words

This episode title is a play on the 1898 H.G. Wells science-fiction novel War of the Worlds, which created panic when Orson Welles adapted it into a radio drama in 1938 and inadvertently caused some listeners to believe that Earth was under alien attack.

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