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Andre takes money from a drug dealer to avoid going on welfare. Joan returns tha money and is shocked to learn that the boy's mother is fine with her son's lifestyle.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: 1801
Airdate: Tuesday April 12th, 1994

Guest Stars
Clifton PowellClifton Powell
As Ray Deavers
Earl BillingsEarl Billings
As Mayo Bonner
Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
As Lucille
Lamont BentleyLamont Bentley
As Rashad
Ahmad ReeseAhmad Reese
As William "Spoon" Delong
Juanita JenningsJuanita Jennings
As Mrs. Delong
Main Cast
Tina LiffordTina Lifford
As Joan Mosely
Larenz TateLarenz Tate
As Andre Mosely
Tasha ScottTasha Scott
As Tasha Mosely
Keith MbuloKeith Mbulo
As Deion Mosely
Episode Notes
Appears for the first time.

Red Lobster sponsored this episode.

The Ujamaa grocery store set was changed from the pilot. The new set was brighter and another part of the store was added.

New closing credits-featuring active scenes of people in South Central.

Episode Quotes
Joan: You should be ashamed of yourself.
Mrs. Delong: You need to get the hell out of my house!

Cultural References
San Jose Sharks
The NHL team was in its third season of existence.

The food chain was in trouble for discriminating against Blacks during the time this episode aired. Denny's had just settled a 54 million dollar settlement with thousands of Blacks during the running of the series.

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
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