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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
Earl BillingsEarl Billings
As Mayo Bonner
Recurring
Earl BillingsEarl Billings
As Mayo Bonner
Recurring
Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
As Lucille
Recurring
Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
As Lucille
Recurring
Lamont BentleyLamont Bentley
As Rashad
Recurring
Lamont BentleyLamont Bentley
As Rashad
Recurring
Clifton PowellClifton Powell
As Ray Deavers
Recurring
Main Cast
Larenz TateLarenz Tate
As Andre Mosely
Larenz TateLarenz Tate
As Andre Mosely
Keith MbuloKeith Mbulo
As Deion Mosely
Episode Notes
Rashad
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
Denny's
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

CreatorJason Winer  |  Michael J. Weithorn  |  Ralph R. Farquhar
DeveloperWilliam Mayer (1)
Executive ProducerWarren Littlefield
ProducerW.E. Baker
Associate ProducerCarmen Herrera  |  Susan Clay  |  Daniel Sackheim
EditorAndy Zall
CastingKimberly Hardin (1)
Second Assistant DirectorWarren Gray (1)
Staff WriterRalph R. Farquhar  |  Gary Hardwick  |  Gina Prince-Bythewood  |  Kathleen McGhee-Anderson  |  Paul Heyman  |  Michael J. Weithorn
MusicKurt Farquhar
Costume DesignerEd Osborne
HairstylistPaulette Lewis
Make-upSheila Evers
Key GripGeorge Halverson
Camera OperatorTommy Thompson (2)  |  Tom Laughridge  |  Ron McManus
Set DesignerPhilip Maldonado
Property MasterRich Hobaica
Production AssistantDante Bullock  |  Donald Lawson  |  William Warner Jr.  |  Debra Fordham  |  Charmaine Noel Dixon  |  Craig Nelson
Script SupervisorBenita Brazier  |  Joyce Webb
Production CoordinatorAlexis Ganya
Script CoordinatorTeddy Tenenbaum
GafferJohn Dipoma
Director of PhotographyStan Lathan
Art DirectorRoger Fortune
Assistant Production CoordinatorGay Iris Parker
Executive ConsultantSara V. Finney  |  Vida Spears  |  Calvin Brown, Jr.
Executive Story EditorGary Hardwick
 
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