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Still regretting the death of her oldest son Marcus, Joan objects to her son, Andre, buying a beeper. She feels that it will make him a target of drug dealers. She also has to deal with the loss of her job due to layoffs.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 1879
Airdate: Tuesday April 05th, 1994

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Guest Stars
Clifton Powell
As Ray Deavers
Earl Billings
As Mayo Bonner
Glenn Plummer
As Bobby Johnson
Jennifer Lopez
As Lucille
Ken Page
As Dr. Raymond McHenry
Paula Kelly (1)
As Sweets
Terrence E. McNally
As Gene Spain
Main Cast
Tina Lifford
As Joan Mosely
Larenz Tate
As Andre Mosely
Tasha Scott
As Tasha Mosely
Keith Mbulo
As Deion Mosely
Episode Notes
Jennifer Lopez was a dancer on Fox's In Living Color.

Glen Plummer starred in a movie called South Central that has no relation to this series other than location.

Ralph R. Farquhar would later work on Moesha with Lamont Bentley.

A few of the sets from the series would reappear on Moesha and The Parkers.

Michael J. Weithorn would later create CBS's King of Queens.

Episode Quotes
Joan: Marcus, give me the damn beeper!
Andre: Mom, I'm not Marcus.

Episode Goofs
If you listen carefully you can hear someone laugh after Tasha comments about gunfire.

Cultural References
Sega Genesis was mentioned and happened to be the first sponsor of the series.

Kross Kolors
Was a popular clothing line in the early 1990s.

Oak Tree
Was a popular clothing store that was common in many malls until they went out of business in 1999.

Pants sagging
This series was one of the first series to feature a character sagging his pants. It would be around 1997 when the sagging became more common on television and videos.

The television series was mentioned and aired the following day after this episode.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael J. Weithorn  |  Ralph R. Farquhar
DeveloperWilliam Mayer (1)
Supervising ProducerKathleen McGhee-Anderson
ProducerW.E. Baker
Associate ProducerSusan Clay  |  Carmen Herrera
EditorAndy Zall
CastingKimberly Hardin (1)
Unit Production ManagerLeslie Jackson
Second Assistant DirectorWarren Gray (1)
Staff WriterKathleen McGhee-Anderson  |  Ralph R. Farquhar  |  Mara Brock Akil  |  Michael J. Weithorn  |  Gina Prince-Bythewood  |  Gary Hardwick
MusicKurt Farquhar
Costume DesignerMichelle Cole  |  Ed Osborne
HairstylistPaulette Lewis
Make-upSheila Evers
Key GripGeorge Halverson
Camera OperatorRichard Hannah  |  Bill Whitman  |  Tom Laughridge  |  Ron McManus  |  Tommy Thompson (2)  |  Randall Robinson
Set DesignerPhilip Maldonado
Set DecoratorMichele Sefman
Location ManagerDoug J. Campbell (1)
Property MasterRich Hobaica
Production AssistantDonald Lawson  |  Dante Bullock  |  William Warner Jr.  |  Sherryll Atkins  |  Charmaine Noel Dixon  |  Debra Fordham  |  Craig Nelson
Production Sound MixerBrent Walton
Script SupervisorJoyce Webb  |  Benita Brazier
Production CoordinatorAlexis Ganya
Script CoordinatorTeddy Tenenbaum
GafferJohn Dipoma
Director of PhotographyStan Lathan
Art DirectorWilliam McAllister  |  Roger Fortune
Assistant Production CoordinatorGay Iris Parker
Executive ConsultantCalvin Brown, Jr.  |  Vida Spears  |  Michele J. Wolff  |  Sara V. Finney
Executive Story EditorGary Hardwick
Warning: South Central season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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