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What's Happening: First Season
     

What's Happening: First Season

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Director: Ernest Thomas, Shirley Hemphill, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Cast: Ernest Thomas, Shirley Hemphill, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

 
The complete first season of the ABC sitcom What's Happening!! comes to DVD from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. This three-disc set contains all 21 episodes of the original series aired in 1976. Each episode is presented with a full-screen transfer and Dolby Digital Mono soundtrack in English. Closed captions are accessible. There are no special features

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The complete first season of the ABC sitcom What's Happening!! comes to DVD from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. This three-disc set contains all 21 episodes of the original series aired in 1976. Each episode is presented with a full-screen transfer and Dolby Digital Mono soundtrack in English. Closed captions are accessible. There are no special features to speak of, other than a fold-out booklet with an episode guide and publicity stills.

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A situation comedy so emphatically good-natured that it required two exclamation points in its title, What's Happening!! debuted in the summer of 1976 with at least two characters who became pop culture icons: Shirley Hemphill's Shirley Wilson, the formidable soda-fountain clerk; and Fred Berry's Rerun, a chubby forerunner to Flavor Flav and countless hip-hop clowns to come. The story lines centered on Roger "Raj" Thomas (Ernest Thomas), a high school student and aspiring writer who lived with this mother (Mabel King) and meddling little sister, Dee (Danielle Spencer). Together with Rerun and their shy friend, Dwayne (Haywood Nelson), Raj was always getting into some sort of sitcom trouble and hanging out in the soda shop, where Shirley ruled with both physical presence and penetrating snaps. What's Happening!! creator Eric Monte loosely based the series on Cooley High, a feature film he had written a year earlier. This set includes all 21 episodes of the first season.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/03/2004
UPC:
0043396016347
Original Release:
1976
Rating:
NR
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
8:40:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specfied]

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What's Happening: First Season 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The What's Happening crew was happenin'. I found this to be a classic show that any and everyone could watch. The show would motivate you to want a better life, uplift your soul and make you laugh even when you don't feel like it. I found Dee's character to be the most entertaining because of how she would make you laugh and because of how mature she was. Danielle Spencer (Dee) would always have me looking to see what she was going to say or do next because you never really knew with her. I truly miss the show, now that it isn't being aired. I hope that many would go out and sign the petition to have the show aired again. To miss this show is like missing an opportunity to enlighten yourself on a valuable art (just as with music, dance and poetry). The older shows are what we should be about and what we should be made of in order to create better shows now and in the future. What's Happening was so realistic and intune with who "we" are. For anyone that hasn't seen the first season of 'What's Happening' I challenge you to see it. Peace and blessings, R F Banks.