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A Different World

Do the Write Thing (Season 5, Episode 21)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 22 min | Comedy

Lena is losing her engineering scholarship until she writes a moving story about her father, which later is proven to be fabricated. It earns her a journalism scholarship and brings her closer to her gambler father. Whitley jeopardizes ...See moreLena is losing her engineering scholarship until she writes a moving story about her father, which later is proven to be fabricated. It earns her a journalism scholarship and brings her closer to her gambler father. Whitley jeopardizes Byron's fund raising when she wears a fur to an event. Written by KristenT See less
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Director
Writers
Bill Cosby (created by) (as William Cosby Jr. Ed.D.) | James E. West II
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Apr 2, 1992

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Apr 2, 1992 (United States)

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9 cast members
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Jasmine Guy
Whitley Gilbert Whitley Gilbert   See fewer
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Roscoe Lee Browne
Dr. Barnabus Foster Dr. Barnabus Foster   See fewer
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Anne Gee Byrd
Maude Mitchell Maude Mitchell   See fewer
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Ron Canada
Grover James Grover James   See fewer
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Leonard Lightfoot
Ted Selman Ted Selman   See fewer
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Joe Morton
Byron Douglas III Byron Douglas III   See fewer
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Jada Pinkett Smith
Lena James (as Jada Pinkett) Lena James (as Jada Pinkett)   See fewer
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Ajai Sanders
Gina Devereaux Gina Devereaux   See fewer
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Cory Tyler
Terrence Taylor Terrence Taylor   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 16 votes