A Different World (1987–1993): Season 4, Episode 5 - The Goodwill Games - full transcript

Dwayne helps Whitley prepare for an academic competition, but one thing leads to another during a study session.

£ I know my parents loved me £

£ stand behind me
come what may £

£ I know now that I'm ready £

£ for I finally heard them say £

£ it's a different world £

£ than where you come from £

£ yes, it is now, yeah £

£ here's our chance to make it £

£ and if we focus on our goal £

£ you can dish it,
we can take it £

£ hey, just remember
that you've been told £

£ it's a different world £

£ it's a different world £

£ it's a different world £

£ than where you come from £

£ ooh £

£ than where you come from. £

since daddy put me on a budget

I've been frugal.

Yeah, right.

No, really.
You'd be proud.

Not so fast, sticky fingers.

You owe me a nickel.

Don't ever try to cheat me.

See? Frugal.

Did I tell you I was going out

with Antonio harwood on Friday?

Ooh, second date.

He's taking
your mind off Dwayne.

Dwayne who?

I don't know anybody

by the name of Dwayne.

Oh, that myopic muppet.

I'm sick and tired
of waiting for him.

I'm moving on to better things.

I bet you are.

Hold the onions.

I wish I could hang out

but I've got to study
before the tryouts.

Tryouts? What tryouts?

The campus all-star challenge.

You know my school, Avery,
is the reigning champion.

I was sick last year

and hillman
was forced to send boys

to do a man's job.

This woman will see you
at the competition.

I didn't know you're trying out.

I don't have to try out.

I was on last year's
winning team.

What a worthy opponent.

Hey, Dwayne, it's not wise

to fraternize
with the opposition.

You knew kinu was competing?

I just found out.

As your trainer
and best-looking friend,

it's my job to make you aware

of the pitfalls.

Thanks for looking out for me.

I don't want you

jeopardizing my share
of the cash prize.

Someone say cash prize?

Yes, but this
wouldn't interest you.

It's for one of those
academic competitions.

What exactly are you
trying to say?

People like us
are better cheerleaders

in these situations.

Don't compare my mind

to that cobweb factory
between your ears.

At least my cobweb factory
can balance a checkbook.

Besides, the all-star challenge

is for intellectual

Geeks and nerds...
Dwayne and kinu.

Hey, hey, hey, careful.

Ronald, I graduated
top of my class

at the winthrop school
for girls.

I've made Dean's list twice

and I am
reigning jeopardy champion...

At my parent's house.

Leave me speechless.

Where do I sign up

for this all-star

With colonel Taylor.

But did you know

it was an academic

Et tu, Kimberly?


I look forward
to this opportunity

to flex my intellectual muscles.

And I suppose

the $1,500 prize
is no incentive at all.



Well, let the games begin.

You guys could have told me
I was running into a fence.

And ruin your momentum?

No way, dude.

What were you trying to do?

Gather a wreath for her hair.

Thanks for telling me
I've got twigs in my hair.

Who can tell the difference?

You could learn

from zina Garrison here.

Kim, you have a serious
serve and volley.

You're not too bad yourself.

Is there anything
you can't do well?


Hey, Freddie.

What do you think
about me and Kim?

You're the most
disgustingly aggressive

overly competitive,
impatient players I've ever met.

No, no, no, no.

I meant me and Kim.

You mean my cousin
and my best friend?

I love this.

You'd be the coolest couple.

Do you think
she'd go out with me?

Matthew, in a heartbeat.

You just go and you ask her out.

I will. I will.

All right, and next up,
we have Dwayne Wayne.

Thank you, thank you.

Tracey seawright.

Oh, hi, Tracey.

Lamont hosek.

And, uh...

Well, well, well.

A pleasant surprise.

We have whitley Gilbert.


Don't stand there
catching flies.

Just be prepared to take
your beating like a man

if you can.

Let's go.

For ten points...

"what oriental grass

"did Edison use as filament
for his light bulb

until it was replaced
by tungsten?"

Carbonized bamboo.


Looking kind of tired.

Next question.

"Born Margaret gertrude zelle

"she died before
a French firing squad

"refusing a blindfold
and blowing a farewell kiss.

Name this dancer
and double agent."

Mata hari, mata hari.


"Name the three countries

that surround lake Victoria."

Hey, that's not fair.

I did my buzzer first
and it didn't go off.

Dwayne, the three countries
that surround lake Victoria.

Turn this thing on.

Uh... Canada...

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

There. Now it's working.

Those three countries are
Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.


Lake Victoria is in Africa.

Don't they have
phi beta kappas there?

"In 1969..."

Wait a minute.

Whitley, I haven't even finished
the question yet.

I know everything that happened
in '69

'cause that's the year
I was born.

Well, happy birthday.

Whitley, why don't you
step down.

I've heard enough
from you today.

Good move, colonel Taylor,
thank you.

I'm glad you think so.

Why don't you join her.


Yes, you. You.

Come on, down, down.

Are you happy?

Now neither of us
will make the team.

I'm half happy.

Too evil to live, you know?

Yes, I am in!


Oh, and look
who you're paired with.

No! No! No! How could you
team me up with whitley?

Can't I get another partner?



You and whitley
are perfect partners.

You complement each other.

Besides, I wouldn't inflict

either one of you
on anyone else.

Well, whitley.

You made the all-star team.

Ha ha ha ha!

Now you're eating crow,
Mr. I.Q. Analyst.

Yes, and you'll like
your partner

kinu's boyfriend.

Colonel Taylor, please tell me
this isn't true.

Please tell me you're not
making me work with him.


Oh, come on, now.

You two
are hillman's best chances

of bringing that trophy home.

Look, work with me, people.


What's with the godfather getup?

I just came from
a dress rehearsal.

Do you think
I should have changed?

Oh, no, Matthew.

Kim doesn't care how you look.

Yeah, you're right,
you're right.

I'm going to go in there

and I'm going to offer her
a date she can't refuse.

You go get them, stud.


Kimberly Reese.


What do you say?

Me? You? Dinner? Tonight?


I have a study group.

I really can't.

Sorry, I'm running late.

Mission accomplished.

What time are you going out?

Does a quarter till never
sound good?

What? She turned you down?

Like a bedspread.

I'm here to practice.

Let's make this short and sweet.

Oh, somebody looking for me?

Yeah, sweet stuff.

Let's get this over with.

Let's get it going.

Here we go for you.

A little bit for you.

Ron, would you come on?

Oh. C.W.A.

Contestants with attitude, huh?

First question.

"This style of painting
was co-founded by Pablo Picasso

and georges braque."

Cubism. Next.

That was correct,
but you failed to buzz in.

We don't have buzzers.

Oh, yes, we do.


Wittenberg cathedral.

I think two hours
of this is enough.

I have a date.

Why would you go out with

Antonio "on-a-good-day-i-can-
spell-my-own-name" harwood?

Antonio is a refined
and courtly gentleman.

The Maserati doesn't hurt.

Or could it be
those expensive meals you can

no longer afford?

Oh, no, that's not it.

Thank you, Ron.

She always dated rich guys
who can't spell their names.

I don't have to stand here
and be insulted by you two.

Someone is coming for me...
A gentleman.

Meals on wheels has arrived.

Antonio would never honk
for a lady.

Yo, whitley, we're late
for our reservations.

How dare you call up here
up the fire escape for me?

This ain't the projects.

Next question.

Carbohydrates, fats and proteins
are oxidized in the krebs cycle.

Go, partner.

Go, go, go. Go, partner.

Ron, quiz me.

Quiz me again, Ron.

Uh, quiz your damn self.

I'm going to bed.

Care to tuck me in?

Well, it never hurts to ask.


Dwayne, we just may win
this thing tomorrow.

What do you mean "may"?

With your brains
and my beauty...

The competition can go picnic
with the penguins.

You always laugh

at your own sorry jokes,

Somebody has to.

You haven't been around

to make me laugh
at your sorry jokes.

You haven't been easy
to be around.

You've had an attitude.

I have not.

You have too.

Women have to be like that


What's your excuse?

I've been nice.

In your own little way.

Yes, I suppose.

Well, I always did think
you were beautiful.


Till you took off them shoes
and got feet

look like bubbles the chimp.



At least I can fit

all my teeth
into my mouth, chipmunk.

Oh, oh. Oh, no.

And at 2:00 A.M.,
you stink.

I am a bit ripe.

You like that, huh?

Stop tickling me!

You smell like old socks.

I don't like it.

Oh, you like old socks...

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Maybe we should call it a night.

Good idea.

We both need some rest.

Good idea.



Well, good night, Dwayne.

Good night.

Sleep tight.

It was just a kiss
and that's all it's going to be.

I saw it coming a mile away.

Where have you been?

Geez, I left my mother in Ohio.

Why turn Matthew down?

I had a study group.

Oh, study group.

I know why you turned him down.

I know the reason.

It's because he's...
He's white.

Oh, Kim, Kim.

Tell me that's not the reason.

Good night.

Tell me.

Okay. Yes.

It is a factor.


Why make things

more difficult
than they have to be?

Besides, I said it was a
factor. I didn't say it was
the only factor.

What other objection
could you possibly have?

He's... he's flaky and skinny.

He's artsy and craftsy.

And he came to the pit
dressed like super fly.

We'd be a mixed couple
no matter what color he was.

If he ditched the costume,
gained weight

and was more grounded
in reality, then you'd
go out with him?

I'm not looking
for a relationship.

Kim, Matthew just asked you
out to dinner.

I don't have time
to go out to dinner.

Of course, because
it's not on your
five-year plan.

Neither is this conversation.

You see that?


See that?

That's it.

That's what your problem
is. Everything has to go
by this little schedule.

You go from bed to class
to work to the library.

That's not true, Freddie.

What did you do Saturday night?


Dissected a rat.

Oh, that's living.

I have my life
and you have yours.

No, no, correction.

I have a life.

You don't.

Hey, Ron, whitley's late.

She's always late.

She's probably
picking an outfit.

You don't think
she wouldn't show up?

You tell me.

I don't know why I kissed her.

Because she's fine.

I need to stay away
from whitley.

You need to make up your mind.

I'll do it for you.

You keep kinu,
I'll take whitley.

Do you think kinu will notice?

Babe, wake up.

Women notice everything.

They have super-sensitive noses.

They can detect another
woman's scent on you

a mile away, like that.

It happened hours ago.

It doesn't matter.

You reek of guilt.

How do you know so much?

As often as I've been busted.

Trust me, you're caught.

Hi, honey.

Hey, hi.

Ready for the competition?

Hey... I'm ready.

I'm not sure I like this idea

of you paired up with whitley.

Told you.

Wait, wait.

What do you mean by that?

She likes you.

If you think whitley and I
got something going

you're wrong.

We flirted around once.

All we ever did was kiss.


Why are you telling me all this?

No reason.

I'm just trying
to clear the air.

See how clear the air is now?

I'll talk to you later.

Wait, kinu.

You said you knew
whitley liked me.

I want to assure you
the feeling is not mutual.

I do not want whitley.

Are you sure about that?

I am very sure.


"America is a union of states,
Canada of provinces."

What the hell is she thinking?

"What nation
is a union of cantons?"



"Ronald mcnair, fredrick Gregory

"Charles bolden,
and Dr. Mae Jamison...


They were all astronauts.

Hey, I can't win
this thing myself.

You doing just fine.

Keep up the good work.



Whitley, stop hibernating.

We're in third place.


You are in third place.

Answer one question, please.

All right.

"Symphonic tone poem la mer
was composed by..."

Somebody famous.

The French
impressionist musician

Claude debussy.


"Name the dreadlocked
superstar of reggae."

Robert "Bob" nesta Marley.

"The ingredient in plastic foams
and refrigerators."



That ends our first round.

The two leading teams
go to the championships.

The others are free to go.

We would give you a home game
but we don't have one.


Thank you for playing.

Take a break.



You looked good.

You have low standards.

I like that.

So, what are you doing later?

I might just hang out.

I thought I'd go
to the coffee house.

Oh, really?

I might be
at the coffee house later.


Hey, you want
to walk there together?

Sounds like a plan.

Hello, you two.

What are we doing?

We decided to go
to the coffee house.

Cool. Can I come?


What are you doing?

Having some cocoa.

Would you like some?

I want my partner back.

You want your cake
and kinu, too.

That is not what I want.

Why did you kiss me?

Why did you kiss me?

I asked you first.

I asked you second.

Look, whitley, I'm sorry.

It was wrong for me to kiss you.

That's right, it was wrong.

But some strong feelings
that I had for you

once upon a time resurfaced.

I know what you mean.

I admit, you are
my one temptation.

I am?

But kinu is my girlfriend

and I need to respect that.

Yes, you do.

Thank you.

But I don't.

Whitley, I'm serious.

So am I.

All right, contestants,
take your places.

Are you in this contest
with me or not?

I'm in, but not for you.

For the money.

Well, let's do it.

"Multiply the number of muses
by the number of furies

"multiply that by the
number of graces."



"The world's most famous
department store

"closed its fur salon.

Name this shopper's

Harrods, in London.


Mama took me there.

The official tongue
of Kenya is Swahili.


"Tell me the dimensions
of the U.S. paper money."

Six inches by two and a half.


I knew it well.

The city of brotherly love
is Philadelphia.


We're gaining on them.

"Which two foreign countries
have either completed

or are building
their own Disneyland?"

France and...

And Japan.

That means our game is over
and we have a champion.

Avery university.

If I hadn't been
such a manicuring maniac

we might have won this thing.

I'm sorry.

Don't worry about it.

We were good.

We were a good team, weren't we?

Yes, we were.

Congratulations, sweetie.

Thank you, thank you.

Care to kiss the champion?


You make a formidable opponent,

It's just nice

to enjoy this moment
with friends...

And you, too, whitley.


How about those victory pizzas?

Winner buys.

You may get the prize,
but I will get the man.