History Series / WhatsHappening

4th Sep '17 7:21:49 PM BobbyZ4
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The show started off as a 1976 summer pickup, but was made into a regular series following decent ratings. It downplayed the African-American cast and settings, with most plots featuring typical teen DomCom staples such as dealing with school, dating girls, and planning for the future. It is notable for being the first African-American sitcom to break into the Nielsen Top 30 ratings.

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The show started off as a 1976 summer pickup, but was made into a regular series following decent ratings. It downplayed the African-American cast and settings, with most plots featuring typical teen DomCom staples such as dealing with school, dating girls, and planning for the future. It is notable for being the first African-American sitcom to break into the Nielsen Top 30 ratings.\n
30th Jan '17 1:02:52 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* RunningGag: Whenever Raj gets in trouble and someone asks him what happened, he [[TheUnintelligible mumbles his response]] before repeating it in a normal voice.
5th Jan '17 4:40:22 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* HypocriticalHumor: Anytime Rerun makes fun of Shirley's weight.

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* HypocriticalHumor: Anytime Rerun makes and Shirley make fun of Shirley's each other's weight.
2nd Jan '17 5:37:09 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* HypocriticalHumor: Anytime Rerun makes fun of Shirley's weight.
1st Dec '16 11:43:58 PM Xtifr
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'''''What's Happening!!''''' is a sitcom that aired on Creator/{{ABC}} from 197679. It was very loose adapted from the movie ''Film/CooleyHigh'' (which was written by the show's creator, Eric Monte).

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'''''What's Happening!!''''' ''What's Happening!!'' is a sitcom that aired on Creator/{{ABC}} from 197679. It was very loose adapted from the movie ''Film/CooleyHigh'' (which was written by the show's creator, Eric Monte).
4th Apr '16 10:12:22 AM creader
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* BackToSchool: Mrs. Thomas

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* BackToSchool: Mrs. ThomasThomas.



* FollowTheLeader: Though it was in development beforehand, ''What's Happening Now!'' only got greenlit after the success of ''Series/TheCosbyShow''.



* RecycledScript : An In-Universe example. Raj wrote a spec script to send in to a TV station involved the teenagers on a show finding a bag of jewels in a garbage can. When an episode featuring the same plot aired, Raj called the station and accused them of plagiarizing him. The TV executive showed him the script from the episode, along with two previously-aired scripts with exactly the same plot.
19th Dec '15 12:37:06 AM Mdumas43073
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A revival of the show, ''What's Happening Now!!,'' ran in syndication from 1985 to 1988. Following up with the characters several years later, it depicts Raj and his wife Nadine (Anne-Marie Johnson) living in the Thomas home, while Rerun and Dwayne share an apartment. HilarityEnsues.

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A revival of the show, {{revival}} series, ''What's Happening Now!!,'' ran in syndication from 1985 to 1988. Following up with the characters several years later, it depicts Raj and his wife Nadine (Anne-Marie Johnson) living in the Thomas home, while Rerun and Dwayne share an apartment. HilarityEnsues.



* AfterShow: ''What's Happening Now!!''
19th Dec '15 12:36:20 AM Mdumas43073
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* {{Revival}}: ''What's Happening Now!!'': Raj is a successful author and married, Rerun is a used car salesman, Dwayne is a computer programmer, and Dee is in college. Ran for three seasons in the late 1980s.



* {{Spinoff}}:''What's Happening Now!!'': Raj is a successful author and married, Rerun is a used car salesman, Dwayne is a computer programmer, and Dee is in college. Ran for three seasons in the late 1980's.
19th Dec '15 12:35:24 AM Mdumas43073
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* LocalHangout: Rob's Place. [[spoiler: in the {{Spinoff}}, it's changed to Rob's Diner and Shirley and Raj own it.]]

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* LocalHangout: Rob's Place. [[spoiler: in the {{Spinoff}}, In ''What's Happening Now!!'', it's changed to Rob's Diner and Shirley and Raj own it.]]
19th Dec '15 12:29:04 AM Mdumas43073
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* InstrumentalThemeTune: Composed by Music/HenryMancini.
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