A Different World (1987–1993): Season 1, Episode 15 - Dr. Cupid - full transcript

On Valentine's day, Dwayne is the host of a radio station and he decides to find his match through his radio show. While Lettie gets a surprise visitor.

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( dance music )

Oh, yeah, you're dancing to
"I Want Her" by Keith Sweat.

DR. CUPID WANTS EVERYONE
TO FOLLOW HIS LOVE PRESCRIPTION.

JUST STAY TUNED TO WHZU.

AND REMEMBER THERE ARE ONLY
48 HOURS UNTIL V-DAY--

"V" AS IN VALENTINE.

DR. C., THE SURGEON GENERAL
OF THE AIRWAVES.

I'M GLAD YOU'RE HERE.

CHECK THIS OUT.

WATCH THIS.



( sound of heart beating )

IT'S TIME FOR DR. CUPID
TO GET PERSONAL.

TODAY'S LOVE LINE:

"LADIES," HE WRITES

"I'M AN INTERNATIONAL
STUDIES MAJOR WHOSE HOBBIES ARE

"LITERATURE, MAKING SUSHI,
AND LISTENING TO YOU.

"ARE YOU READY
FOR THIS MUCH SHARING?

"MEET ME IN THE LIBRARY
TOMORROW AT 4:00.

"I'LL BE UNDER 'R'
FOR ROMANCE LANGUAGES.

"SENSITIVE NON-SMOKERS
PREFERRED.

"SINCERELY,
DARRELL WALKER.

P.S. I GOT A PERFECT SCORE
ON MY MATH S.A.T.s."

GOOD LUCK TO YOU, BROTHER.

AND NOW "FUNKY PIE"
BY STU GARDNER.

YOU DOG.

YOU'RE DARRELL WALKER.

BUT YOU DON'T MAKE SUSHI.

IF I'M LUCKY, I WILL NOT HAVE
TO KNOW HOW TO MAKE SUSHI.

WHAT WILL YOU DO WHEN
ALL THOSE SENSITIVE NON-SMOKERS

GO TO THE LIBRARY LOOKING
FOR DARRELL AND THEY SEE YOU?

THEY WON'T SEE ME.

THEY'LL SEE YOU.

YOU DOUBLE-DOG.

I WANT YOU TO PLANT YOURSELF IN
THE LIBRARY LIKE A SPACE PROBE

LOOKING FOR ANY SIGN OF LIFE
THAT IS FEMALE AND FINE.

FINE.

AND BRING IT ON HOME
TO THE DOCTOR.

AYE-AYE, DOC.

YEAH.

DOCTOR CUPID?

50,000 WATTS OF JIVE.

WHO DOES DWAYNE WAYNE
THINK HE'S KIDDING

WITH THIS DARRELL WALKER STUFF?

ONLY HIMSELF.

I THINK IT'S
SWEET AND ROMANTIC.

I THINK IT'S DESPERATE.

THAT, TOO.

I THINK THEY SHOULD REPORT
DR. CUPID TO THE F.C.C.

AND THE A.M.A.

BY THE WAY

DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHO THIS
DARRELL WALKER PERSON IS?

ISN'T HE ONE OF THOSE
CHARLESTON WALKERS?

FIFTH GENERATION.

REALLY?

MM-HMM.

SHE'S ON HER WAY
TO THE LIBRARY!

IF DARRELL WASN'T DWAYNE,
I'D GO MEET HIM.

I WOULDN'T.

SUSHI TONIGHT,
SAYONARA TOMORROW.

I GOT MY VALENTINE'S DAY
PRESENT FROM MIKE.

OH, GREAT.

YOU GOING
TO OPEN IT?

I HAVE TO WAIT
TILL VALENTINE'S DAY.

IT'S OUR TRADITION.

IT'S NOT MY TRADITION.

IT'S NOT YOUR PRESENT.

I WONDER WHAT IT IS.

( ring )

GILBERT HALL.

OH, SURE.

MAY I ASK WHO'S CALLING?

COULD YOU REPEAT THAT, PLEASE?

OKAY, HOLD ON.

I'LL GET HER.

LETTIE?

HMM?

OH, A PHONE CALL.

IT'S MR. MPEPO.

HI.

I THOUGHT SHE WAS HOME,
BUT SHE'S NOT.

SHE WENT
SOMEWHERE ELSE.

WHEN WILL SHE BE BACK?

NEVER.

NOT NEVER.

LATE, VERY LATE.

OH, OH, OH, OKAY,
I'LL GIVE HER THE MESSAGE.

BYE-BYE, MR. MPEPO.

HE SOUNDED SO SWEET.

WHY WON'T YOU TALK TO HIM?

WAIT A MINUTE, LETTIE.

THERE'S A STORY HERE

AND I HAVE A FEELING
THIS IS GOING TO BE GOOD.

HE HAD A FOREIGN ACCENT.

OOOOH.

SOUTH AFRICAN.

END OF STORY.

WAIT A MINUTE.

WAIT A MINUTE NOW.

SO WHERE DID
YOU MEET HIM?

MOZAMBIQUE.

HE HAD TO FLEE
JOHANNESBURG.

WHY?

HE WAS PUBLISHING
INCENDIARY MATERIAL.

AND HE KEPT RIGHT ON
PUBLISHING IT

AND SMUGGLING IT
ACROSS THE BORDER.

THIS IS ANCIENT HISTORY.

I LIKE ANCIENT HISTORY.

SO YOU MET HIM.

YOU FELL IN LOVE WITH HIM.

AND THEN WHAT HAPPENED?

WE WORKED SIDE BY SIDE
TO GET OUT THE PAPER.

THEN HE PROPOSED.

I KNEW THIS WAS
GOING TO BE GOOD.

HE PROPOSED THAT
WHILE HE RAN THE PAPER

I'D TEND TO THE CHILDREN...

TEND TO THE CHILDREN
AND TEND TO THE CHILDREN.

AND IN MY SPARE TIME, I COULD
RUN THE MIMEOGRAPH MACHINE.

THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT
I THREW THE MACHINE AT HIM.

HOW LONG SINCE YOU'VE SEEN HIM?

28 YEARS,
FOUR MONTHS.

I THINK
SHE WANTS TO SEE HIM.

ARE YOU KIDDING?

SHE'S DYING
TO SEE HIM.

EVERYBODY AND THEIR MOTHER
WILL BE IN RED.

I'LL GO WITH PEACOCK BLUE.

I WAS GOING
TO WEAR PEACOCK BLUE.

WELL, DON'T.

HAVE YOU BEEN
LISTENING TO DR. CUPID?

DID YOU HEAR THE MESSAGE
FROM DARRELL WALKER

OF THE CHARLESTON WALKERS?

AH, YES!

HE GOT A PERFECT SCORE
ON HIS S.A.T.

IN SPITE OF THAT, SOMETHING
ABOUT THAT AD STOKED MY EMBERS.

WHITLEY!

OH, PUT YOUR EYEBALLS
BACK IN THEIR SOCKETS.

BEING THAT NEEDY

IS AN EMBARRASSING
AND UNATTRACTIVE STATE

TOTALLY UNBEFITTING YOU.

THAT'S WHY YOU'RE GOING
TO THE LIBRARY FOR ME.

( knocking )

MARCUS.

YOU NEVER GIVE UP.

OF COURSE NOT.

IS THIS ALLOWED
IN THE GIRLS' DORMITORY?

NO.

THE LAST I HEARD,
YOU WERE TEACHING IN LONDON.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

ATTENDING AN ECONOMIC CONFERENCE
IN WASHINGTON.

BUT I WANT TO HEAR
ALL ABOUT YOU.

WHO IS HE?

WHO IS WHO?

THE MAN FORTUNATE ENOUGH
TO CLAIM YOU AS HIS BRIDE.

I'M NOT MARRIED, MARCUS,
WHICH IS JUST FINE WITH ME.

OF COURSE.

( laughing )

I KNOW THAT LAUGH,
AND I DON'T LIKE IT.

FORGIVE ME, LETTIE.

BUT YOU-- MOTHER SUPERIOR
TO A FLOCK OF YOUNG CHILDREN?

WHAT A WASTE.

I'M TEACHING THEM
A LOT.

HOW TO BE
STUBBORN OLD MAIDS?

BETTER THAN STUBBORN
AND NARROW MINDED.

OH, I'M STUBBORN, HUH?

MM-HMM.

NARROW MINDED, HUH?

MM-HMM.

YOU TAKE HAPPINESS

AND THROW IT AWAY
WITH BOTH HANDS.

MARCUS, I WAS HAPPY WITH YOU.

I'M HAPPY WITHOUT YOU.

YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE
TO UNDERSTAND THAT.

YOU'RE BRILLIANT, BUT
YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU WANT.

I KNOW WHAT I WANT NOW.

I WANT YOU TO LEAVE.

THROWING IT AWAY.

THROWING IT AWAY.

I DIDN'T HEAR A THING.

NEITHER DID HE.

SOMEONE WOULDN'T GET THAT ANGRY

IF THEY DIDN'T REALLY
CARE ABOUT YOU.

IF HE CARES THAT MUCH ABOUT ME,
THEN WHY DID HE LEAVE?

BECAUSE YOU ASKED HIM TO.

EVERY TIME I SEE YOU

YOU'VE GOT YOUR HEAD
BURIED IN A BOOK.

I DO NOT.

THERE'S NO LAW AGAINST
READING IN THE LIBRARY.

SOCIOLOGY 136.

ARE YOU IN THAT CLASS?

YES.

I SIT UP CLOSE.

I'M NEARSIGHTED.

LET ME SEE.

WITHOUT MY GLASSES,
YOU'RE JUST A BLUR IN A HAT.

I'M NOT WEARING A HAT.

WHAT?

GOTCHA.

HOW CAN YOU SEE
THROUGH THESE THINGS?

THEY'RE FILTHY.

I KNOW.

LET ME SEE YOURS.

I CAN SEE!

SO CAN I.

OUR PRESCRIPTIONS
MUST BE CLOSE.

VERY CLOSE.

EXTREMELY CLOSE.

MILLIE?

DON'T EVER GET CONTACTS.

YOU KNOW THAT
SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNALIST

THAT LETTIE WAS
TELLING US ABOUT?

HE SHOWED UP.

YOU'RE KIDDING.

HE AND LETTIE COULDN'T TALK FOR
FIVE MINUTES WITHOUT FIGHTING.

THEY BELONG TOGETHER.

YEAH, THAT'S WHAT
I LOOK FOR IN A HUSBAND--

SOMEBODY I CAN FUSS WITH.

SO DID YOU SEE DARRELL?

YES... I MEAN NO.

WELL, WHICH ONE IS IT?

WELL, THE ONLY PERSON
WHO CAME IN WAS RON.

RON?

I SEND YOU OUT
IN SEARCH OF TREASURE

AND YOU BRING BACK
A ZIRCON?

YO, WHO SHOWED UP
TO MEET DARRELL?

RON, I'M TALKING TO YOU.

GET YOUR HEAD
OUT OF THE OZONE LAYER.

WHAT?

WHAT?

Dwayne:
LADIES!

TODAY'S LOVE LINE IS
ONCE AGAIN FROM DARRELL WALKER.

"LADIES, TOMORROW
IS FEBRUARY 14th

"AND I'M STILL
MAKING SUSHI SOLO.

"IF YOU LIKE SUNSETS,
WINE COOLERS

"AND PUBLIC TELEVISION
AS MUCH AS I DO

"MEET ME AT THE PIT.

"WEAR A RED CARNATION
AND DECORATE MY LONELY TABLE.

HOPING TO BE YOURS,
DARRELL WALKER."

LADIES, WHAT'S HAPPENING?

ARE YOUR RADIOS BROKEN?

DARRELL IS A QUALITY DUDE.

THIS IS THE ONLY MAN I KNOW

WHO IS SECURE ENOUGH
TO WEAR PASTEL COLORS.

IF DARRELL WALKER
SPENDS VALENTINE'S DAY ALONE

IT WILL BE A TRAVESTY OF LOVE.

DARRELL, I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL.

THIS ONE GOES OUT TO YOU.

BIG NEWS.

LADY LUCK HAS GLANCED MY WAY.

I GOT A DATE.

WITH WHO?

IT'S MILLIE, ALL RIGHT?

MILLIE?

SHE'S A LITTLE NERVOUS

FOR MY TASTE

BUT YOU COULD DO A LOT WORSE.

THANKS.

HERE YOU GO.

GIVE HER THESE CHOCOLATES.

BUT WHAT ABOUT DARRELL?

DARRELL CAN GET THEM DIRT CHEAP
THE DAY BEFORE VALENTINE'S DAY.

THANKS, DOC.

NO PROBLEM.

CHOCOLATES!

£ So take a good
look at my face £

£ You'll see my smile
looks out of place £

£ IF YOU LOOK CLOSER,
IT'S EASY TO TRACE £

£ THE TRACKS OF MY TEARS... £

YEAH, YOU AND ME, SMOKEY.

DWAYNE?

HI.

COULD YOU
DO ME A FAVOR?

IS MONEY GREEN?

YOU'VE GOT TO READ
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT

ON YOUR LOVE LINE.

IT'S FOR
A FRIEND OF MINE.

"DEAR MARCUS, CAN WE TRY AGAIN?

LIFE'S TOO SHORT... L.B."

IS L.B. FINE?

WE COULD HOOK HER UP
WITH MY MAN DARRELL WALKER.

PERFECT MATCH.

I THINK SHE WANTS MARCUS.

WAIT A MINUTE.

DENISE, IT ISN'T YOU, IS IT?

OH, I'M SHOCKED.

IF YOU WANT A DATE,
JUST COME OUT AND SAY SO.

DWAYNE, IT'S NOT ME.

I'M GOING TO A PARTY
WITH MY GIRLFRIENDS.

WHAT A WASTE.

I CAN'T GO
WITH SOMEONE I LOVE

SO I'LL GO WITH SOMEONE I LIKE.

OKAY, DENISE.

WHAT'S YOUR TYPE?

I DON'T KNOW.

SOMEONE WHO'S TALL...

OR SHORT...

OR PERCEPTIVE

INTELLIGENT...

FUNNY.

THERE YOU GO.

FUNNY, THAT'S ME.

YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT ME.

THE TYPE OF GUY
THAT WOULD WAKE ME UP

AT 3:00 IN THE MORNING
JUST TO LOOK AT THE MOON.

WHAT WOULD HE BE
DOING IN YOUR ROOM

AT 3:00 IN THE MORNING?

QUILTING.

I'M BACK.

WHY?

BECAUSE SOMEONE NAMED DR. CUPID
HAD A MESSAGE FROM YOU.

WHAT DID HE SAY?

"LIFE WITHOUT YOU IS LIKE
A BALLET WITH NO SWANS.

A HOAGIE WITHOUT CHEESE."

STRANGE WORDING, BUT I WAS
TOUCHED BY THE SENTIMENT.

IT WASN'T ME.

BUT IT WAS TO MARCUS FROM L.B.

YOU MUST HAVE ANOTHER ADMIRER.

YOUR APPEAL BROUGHT ME OVER HERE
TO APOLOGIZE...

BUT SINCE YOU CLAIM
YOU DIDN'T MAKE IT, I'LL LEAVE.

WHY NOT APOLOGIZE ANYWAY?

IT'S GOOD FOR THE SOUL.

LETTIE, YOU'RE
THE ONLY WOMAN I KNOW

WHO CAN GET ME TO ADMIT
I WAS WRONG.

WHEN DID YOU EVER ADMIT
YOU WERE WRONG?

I MUST HAVE BEEN
OR YOU WOULDN'T HAVE LEFT ME.

MARCUS...

I HATED SAYING NO
AS MUCH AS YOU HATED HEARING IT.

BUT I COULDN'T MARRY YOU THEN,
AND I STILL CAN'T.

I KNOW.

YOU'RE RIGHT.

YOU UNDERSTAND?

UNDERSTAND WHAT?

I'M MARRIED.

MARRIED?

SHE'S NO FIREBRAND LIKE YOU,
BUT OUR DAUGHTER IS.

NO DOUBT BECAUSE
WE NAMED HER AFTER YOU.

LETTIE MPEPO.

MARCUS.

I CAN'T THINK OF A BETTER WAY
TO HAVE YOUR LAST NAME.

I WANT YOU TO HAVE IT.

OH, SHE'S GOING TO BE
A REAL HEARTBREAKER.

A MAN CAN LEARN A LOT
FROM A DIFFICULT...

DIFFICULT WOMAN.

I LEARNED A LOT FROM YOU.

YOU DID?

IT'S ALWAYS USEFUL TO KNOW HOW
TO THROW A MIMEOGRAPH MACHINE.

THANK YOU...

...RONALD.

YOUR WELCOME, MILLICENT.

MAY I GET YOU A BEVERAGE?

I'LL HAVE A MOCHACCINO,
BUT ONLY IF YOU JOIN ME.

I WOULD NEVER
LET YOU DRINK ALONE.

I CAN'T STAND THE SUSPENSE.

ARE YOU GOING TO
OPEN THIS OR NOT?

OKAY, I'LL OPEN IT.

HERE GOES.

"TO MY BELOVED VALENTINE."

GUESS THAT'S ME.

"REMEMBER THIS?

"G-3.

LOVE, MIKE."

G-3?

THE JUKEBOX AT THE CAVE.

IT'S THE FIRST SONG
WE EVER DANCED TO!

OH, "WOOLY, BULLY."

OH, THAT'S SO SWEET.

HERE'S LOOKIN' AT YOU, KID.

IT'S SWEET AND SPICY.

SORT OF LIKE YOU.

RON!

YOU DEVIL!

MILLIE, YOU DEVILTRESS.

DR. CUPID,
MAKING A HOUSE CALL?

HEY, HAS DARRELL
GOTTEN A DATE YET?

NO, THAT BROTHER IS HOME
SHARPENING HIS GINSU KNIVES.

FORGET ABOUT HIM.

I'M DRINKING MOCHACCINO!

ME, TOO.

WHOA, DON'T GET TOO WILD, KIDS.

HI.

I'M A NON-SMOKER,
AND I LOVE SUSHI.

CAN I SIT DOWN, DARRELL?

DENISE...

COME ON, DWAYNE, GIVE IT UP.

I DIDN'T NEED A PERFECT SCORE
ON MY MATH S.A.T.s

TO KNOW THAT DWAYNE WAYNE
EQUALS DARRELL WALKER.

DENISE, I'M SORRY, BUT I
DON'T KNOW HOW TO MAKE SUSHI.

WELL, THAT'S OKAY.

I'D RATHER HAVE YOU
THAN DARRELL.

YOU WOULD?

DWAYNE, FRIENDS.

OKAY.

HOW ABOUT
A QUILTING BEE?

COME ON, LET'S DANCE.

LET'S HEAR IT
FOR THE DOCTOR!

STILL WATERS RUN DEEP.

WHITLEY!

ENJOY YOURSELF, MILLIE.

AND HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY.

BY THE WAY,
HAVE YOU SEEN DARRELL WALKER?

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