Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
1976. "What's Happening" premiered in 1976. It ran for 3 years and had a spinoff called "Shirley." They even had a show called "What's Happening Now," when they were all grown up!
Yes. Yes, Ernest Thomas had a small part in "Roots." He played Sitafa Silla, the friend of Kunta Kinte while in Juffere Village.
Danielle Spencer . Danielle Spencer played the sister we all loved to hate!
Ernest Thomas. Ernest Thomas played Raj. He sure couldn't dance!
Watts . Although the show was set in Los Angeles, the name of their neighborhood was Watts. This was said many times throughout the series.
Mabel King . Mabel King played Mama. She always took Raj's breath away whenever she hugged him...lol.
Haywood Nelson. Haywood Nelson was Dwayne's real name! He sure was a cutie.
$1.00. Dee was ALWAYS charging Raj $1.00 to keep his secrets and not to tell Mama...even though she always let the cat out of the bag eventually. During the first season, Dee was a novice at blackmail and only charged her brother a quarter for her not to tell.
The Fonz. When Rerun dreamed what it would be like to have been in "Happy Days," he played The Fonz.
Freddy Stubbs. Freddy "Rerun" Stubbs was Rerun's name in the show. He got the nickname of Rerun because he had to repeat the 11th grade a few times.
Shirley. Shirley was the waitress who was often very rude to everyone.
A writer. Raj wants to be a movie/screen play writer.
Rob's Place. The boys hung out at Rob's place. The sign in the window used to read, Robert's Place. It was later changed to Rob's Place.
1. There were only two children in this family. Therefore, Raj only had one sibling.
Bill. Bill Thomas was Raj's father.
Dwayne. Raj, Rerun and Dwayne were all best friends.
Rerun. Rerun was his nickname because he kept repeating grades in school.
.25. In season 1, Dee would always tell Raj to pay her a quarter not to tell on him.
Chip Hurd. Shirley's sister was played by Chip Hurd. Later credited as Chip Fields and Chip Fields Hurd.
Yes. Raj and Rerun shared an apartment after they graduated high school.
$1.00. Raj gave Millie the dollar that Dwayne gave him.
26. Ernest Thomas was 26 years old. The first telecast was August 5, 1976 and he was born March 26, 1950.
Yes. Millie fell asleep after saying the first three words of the story.
Wilson. Shirley Wilson was played by Shirley Hemphill.
Yes. Dwayne was a very shy person. Sometimes he would ask Raj to speak for him.
No. Rerun was the least intelligent of the boys. Constantly failing classes is how he got the name Rerun.
Raj. Raj's younger sister was always snooping in his business.
No. Rerun was a cheerleader at school. He was extremely agile for a guy his size.
Yes. Dwayne was called a chicken because he was often afraid of things. He was even afraid to go outside alone at night.
Yes. Raj wrote a speech paper for Rerun. Raj was trying to keep Rerun from getting kicked off the football team. He was still kicked off the team after poorly reading the paper to the class.