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''What's Happening!!'' is a sitcom that aired in the 1970's. It centered on a young African-American High School student named Roger "Raj" Thomas. It's VERY loosely based on the movie ''Film/CooleyHigh.'' The series is available on DVD.
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!!! "Trope's Happening!!":

* AfterShow: ''What's Happening Now!!''
* AltarTheSpeed: Rerun
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Raj's sister Dee.
* BackToSchool: Mrs. Thomas
* TheBigGuy: Rerun. Also...
** BigEater.
-->'''Rerun:''' I can't help being fat, it runs in my family!
-->'''Dee:''' Nobody ''runs'' in your family, they all ''waddle''!
* BlackAndNerdy: Raj.
* CelebrityStar: The Doobie Brothers
* {{Cult}}: Rerun joins one on "Rerun Sees the Light." They worship Ralph, a head of lettuce.
-->'''Raj''': "You worship a head of lettuce?"
* CreditCardPlot: Rerun
* DeadpanSnarker: Dee.
* DevilInPlainSight: Raj's sister Dee, in fact she codifies this trope practically.
* DomCom
* ExcitedShowTitle: With not one, but ''two'' exclamation points!!
* HighSchool: Raj, Rerun, and Dwayne attend Thomas Jefferson High School.
* InWithTheInCrowd: Rerun
* LocalHangout: Rob's Place. [[spoiler: in the {{Spinoff}}, it's changed to Rob's Diner and Shirley and Raj own it.]]
* NiceHat: Rerun's signature red beret.
* PowerTrio: Raj(Ego) Rerun(Id) Dwayne(Superego)
* ProWrestlingEpisode: ''What's Happening Now!!'''s "The Challenge."
* PutOnABus: Much like Esther Rolle on ''Series/GoodTimes'', Mabel King did not like the direction in which the show was going and left after the second season.
* SassyBlackWoman: Shirley and Dee (in a younger version of the trope) Mrs. Thomas when necessary.
* {{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 3 seasons in the late 1980's.
* SternTeacher: Miss Collins, the history teacher.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Dee loves her peanut butter. Rerun loves everything.
* VerySpecialEpisode: The two-parter where [[Series/GoodTimes Sweet Daddy Williams]] forces the gang to illegally record a Doobie Brothers concert.
** [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil Analog Piracy Is Evil]]
* VisitByDivorcedDad: Raj and Dee's father shows up in a few episodes
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