A Different World (1987–1993): Season 6, Episode 17 - Cabin in the Sky - full transcript

Dwayne and Whitley plan a romantic getaway for the weekend. When Mr. and Mrs. Gaines join them, things don't go as planned.

Hello? At&T?

This is Mrs. Gilbert-Wayne.

How do?

I just received
your friendly little note

about cutting
our phone service off.

You wouldn't do that.

How am I supposed to reach
out and touch someone?

Yes. I'll hold.

I heard about
brothers cross-dressing

but this is a new twist.

The bill collectors, Ron,
they're easier on women.

Damn. You desperate.

No. I'm broke.

We're stretching every penny.

Give me some water.

This is killing my throat.

It pains my ears

to see that my favorite
coupon couple is struggling.

Maybe I could just
spot you the money.

I had a great weekend
at the club.

But I don't need a nickel
for a gum ball.

I need $200.


You're on the phone
with the man of the house now.

How about I come down there

and reach out and touch
somebody with my fist?


Damn. I hate being broke.

Thank you for the crumbs, Ron.


My boy.

£ ooh £

£ I know my parents loved me £

£ stand behind me
come what may £

£ come what may £

£ I realize that I'm ready £

£ I'm ready £

£ 'cause I finally
heard them say £

£ I heard them say £

£ it's a different world £

£ it's a different world £

£ from where you come from £

£ it's a different world £

£ oh, now,
here's our chance to make it £

£ here's our chance £

£ if we focus on our goal £

£ focus on our goal £

£ if you dish it,
we can take it £

£ we can take it £

£ just remember
that you've been told £

£ that it's a different world £

£ it's a different world £

£ oh, it's a different world £

£ it's a different world £

£ from where you come from £

£ it's a different world £

£ it's a different world £

£ from where you come from £

£ it's a different world £

£ from where you come from,
yeah. £

now, Dashawn

if you thought I was
a tough cookie as a teacher

I'm even tougher as a tutor.

And I don't feel too well today

so don't play me.

We will work every Tuesday
and Thursday

of this summer until your
grammar is perfected.


I'm glad you have
such a positive attitude.

Dang, I got 10,000.

That's my highest score.

Page 39 in your text.

I'm not playing
no more.

I beat you a million times.

Hello, baby.

How you living, Dashawn?

I was fine

until she took away my game boy.

Game boy?
Game boy?

Why you go grabbing the thing?

Don't you even dream about it.

Let us begin.

In the sentence

"Penelope and Percy play
purple piccolos at the park"

what is the adjective?





The adjective is purple.

"Penelope and Percy play
purple piccolos at the park."

The adjective
describes the noun, remember?

So, in the sentence,
"you are boring"

boring will be the adjective
which describes you.


Furious would be more like it.

I just axed you.

Ask! It's ask!

It's a verb, not a hatchet.

Give up the thing.

Stop it, 'cause I'm beating you.

What happened?
What happened?

He's hogging the little game.

I cannot compete

with that stupid contraption.

Whitley, how could
this game be stupid

when every kid
in america wants one?

They need to develop a cartridge
that teaches grammar.

Yeah. Make it fun,
like baseball.

The noun could be the batter.


The pitcher a verb.

Every time you get
an answer right

it's a home run.

I'd be with that.

Dwayne, I can't believe my ears.


You of all people should know

that only a teacher,
a human being

can give a child guidance

verbal stimulation,
personal attention

and most of all, love.

Whitley, you hate kids.

Still, I can do more
for a child's mind

than some machine
that goes bleepity bleep.

Yeah, but we can't turn you off.

That was all right.

I liked tha...

When you heading
down to my homeland

for some fun in the sun?

In two weeks.

Ever think about
going back to the islands?

All the time.

I'm going to open up
a medical clinic there

but not until this beauty

agrees to be my wife.

I'm not going home without her.

That's sweet, Spencer.

It is.

Baby, the whole day
has almost passed

and I haven't asked you
to marry me yet.

It breaks my heart
to say no every day.

Say yes, girl!
Say yes, girl!


Don't worry, team.

Persistence always
leads to progress.

Go get her.
Say it.


I just got my grades back.

Four a's.

Damn! It took me
five years

to get four a's.

Baby, this will increase
my chances

to get on
the hillman law journal.

Do you know what that means?

You'll make me read
a lot of boring articles.

No, it means that this could be
my first step on my road

to getting a clerkship
to the supreme court justice.

Baby, these articles
are read nationwide

and they reflect
profound judicial thought.

I love sleeping with you.

That's the kind of sexism
I'll use as my inspiration

to get on that law journal.

My article is going to be called

"Clarence Thomas...
He's just no thurgood."

I really love sleeping with you.

Kimmie, kimmie, I have
a medical question for you.

It's very serious.

What's wrong, whitley?

Could I be allergic to children?


I knew you were going to laugh.

Think about this.
I'm serious.

Every time I'm in a room
with those kids

I get this nauseated feeling.

I get these
pulsating hot flashes

and migraine headaches.

Is it warm in here, or is it me?

How long have you felt this way?

A month.

Feel my brow.

Do I have a fever?

There's no such thing

as being allergic to children.

You've been feeling
this way for a month?

Have you ever felt
this way before?


Are you late?

For what?

Kimberly. Kimberly!

Dwayne and I are very careful.

We're adults, for god's sakes.

Well, whitley, you know,
it's possible.

Thank you, doogie howser,
for your wonderful advice

but you need
to go back to med school.

Excuse me.
I have to throw up.

Hey, baby, what you doing up?

I couldn't sleep.

What are you working on?

This computer program

that's going to help out
kids like Dashawn.

I'm calling it
"grammar boy."

"Grammar boy." That's catchy.

The program itself
is very complicated

but the main concept

is to teach grammar
as a baseball game.

Ooh. Play it with me.

Oh, I'm not in the mood.

Shut up. Come on.

You're the batter at the plate.

Just like in baseball

you don't know
what the pitcher will throw.

It could be a fastball
or a curve ball.

In this case,
an adjective or an adverb.

Every time you swing

complete a sentence
and make a home run.

I don't understand.

You're the genius.

Honey, just know
that I'm going to market this.

It could be our big break.

Someday, maybe even our children

will be playing grammar boy
in their classrooms.



Is there any pepperoni pizza
in the fridge?

You've been eating
like a cow lately.

I have?


It's about time
you put on some weight.

I like my woman beefy.

I'm beefy?

Just a little in the be-hind
and the face there.

Well, don't worry.

Beefy suits you. Moo!

I can't believe I'm taking
this stupid pregnancy test.

I'm positive
it will be negative.

I don't even care
what the results are.

Shouldn't it be done by now?

60 more seconds, whit.

All the medical technology
in the world

and it takes an eternity
to decide my fate.

I thought you weren't worried.

I'm not.

Good. So I won't bother
to check the results then.



Talk to me. Distract me.


I've been really having

these strong feelings
about Spencer.

I just wanted to ask you...

Time's up. Go check.

I'm not even going
to look at your face

when you come out.

Lay it on me.

No, wait.

Okay, okay. No.

Go ahead.

You have nothing to worry about.

Oh, thank you, god.

You're going to be
a great mother.

I'm going to be an aunt!

Can I be in
the delivery room? Please?


I'm not ready for this.

I'm 24 years old.

I don't have a job...

And we're flat broke.

Hello! Hello!

You're going to be great.

A mommy!

Isn't this exciting?


What is Dwayne going to say?

Oh, come on.
Dwayne's going
to be thrilled.

You know he wants kids.

The directions.

You didn't read
those instructions right.

Whitley, they're 95% accurate.

Then there's a 5% chance,
and I've got to be sure.

I want a second, third,
fourth and fifth opinion.

How much money you got on you?

I don't know.
About $40. Why?

Okay, you go buy

every pregnancy test
they have left.

I'm going to the bathroom.

Whitley, how many times
can you go?

I'm going to go
till it comes out negative.

I got to meet whitley.

I just got
the best news of my life.

Then have a seat.

I'll be the first to know.

Remember, I'm your homeboy.

Whitley, she's just your wife.

All right.

I've been working night and day

on this computer program

that's going to skyrocket
elementary education

and kinishewa,
they want to buy it.

Congratulations, buddy!

I always knew that
you'd have your name lit up

across some little
computer screen someday.

No, it's bigger than that.

Kinishewa is crazy
about using baseball

to teach kids grammar.

All I got to do is make it

through one more meeting
with the bigwigs.

If it goes well,
I'm coming out with fat pockets.

Wait, wait, wait a minute.

Do you know
what this means for us?

We can finally
be business partners.

I mean, me with my high concepts

and you with your little
scientific methods...

This is a million-dollar match
made in heaven.

Oh, this is exciting.

Hold it, hold it,
hold, hold, hold.

Business partners?

All right, Wayne and Johnson.

My motto is,
"no need to be petty

when you... ching, ching...
About to get paid."

What does my program
have to do with you?

The baseball game.

It was my brainchild, remember?

Hold on, baby.

You got to have a brain
to have a brainchild.

What does that mean?

I came up with the whole thing.

Ron, no offense, but the guy

watching Ben Franklin
fly the kite

doesn't get cut in
on the electricity deal.

Maybe that's because Ben stole
homeboy's kite

and let the record show
that it was my idea.

The idea came from
a simple conversation...

Not the idea.

My idea.

You wouldn't know a good idea

if it jumped up and slapped you.

If it means that much to you,
I'll give you 5%

but I won't be able
to carry you this time.

Who asked you to carry me?

Every time something good
happens for me

you get jealous
unless you get to tag along.

I'm not going to do it
this time.

I been carrying you
since we met.

What do you want?

You think I'm jealous of you?

Hey, you know what?

I got to go.
Let's drop it.

It's too late.

Let's put our cards
on the table, brother.

You want to get real?

Please do.

All right.

I always got
finer women than you

I got better grades than you

I graduated before you,
I got married before you

to the woman you sweated

throughout your college
six-year career.

Shall I go on?
Do you want me to go on?

No. No, let me go on
for a while.

See, the problem is

that you're feeling
a little threatened.

Let's not talk about us then.

Let's talk about us now.

See, my club is bringing in
cold, hard cash now.

I am lending you money.

You can't pay your bills
or provide for your woman.

So what if you leant me $200?

It's the least you could do.

The only reason you ain't fat
is from all the exercise you get

opening and closing
my refrigerator door, okay?

Tell me something.

No, no, tell me
something, shorty.

Does that light bulb
really go out

when the door closes

or is that your shadow
blocking the light? Huh?

Now you're counting favors?

You need a little food here?

Have you some food.

Have you some money.

Take the whole thing.

It ain't got to go that way.

Somewhere I got
this crazy notion

that brothers were supposed
to carry each other.

I have a wife.

You breaking my back.

No, I think that's the chip
on your shoulder.

Kimberly, seriously now.

That's not really pink.

That's more mauve.

Actually, it's desert Rose.

Whitley, it's pink,
and it's positive.

What's this one

supposed to do?

Whitley, it says
"plus" or "minus"

and it's a plus.

Okay, now this...

Whitley, they all say
the same thing:

Mama, mama, mama, mama!

Hey, baby.

Hurry up, hurry up!

I want to tell him
in my own time.

Don't say a word.

I won't, I won't.

Hi, Dwayne.

Taking out the garbage.

Why you make her
take out the garbage?

She likes it.


What's wrong, Dwayne?

Today started out

to be the best day
of my professional life

and turned into the worst day
of my personal life.

Wow, what a day.

Kinishewa loved the idea.

They want me to propose it

to the board
of directors tomorrow.

That's great.

And then Ron starts tripping

about the computer program.

Instead of giving me my props,
that little...

He had the nerve to claim

that the baseball game
was his idea.


Well, nothing!

I worked all night
on that thing.

Ron don't have the brains
to put that together.

If he's going to trip
like that, let him go.

I can't be stressed about it.

I refuse to be stressed.

Dwayne, breathe.

All you need
to think about right now

is your presentation.

You're right.

I'm so glad I got you, baby.

I ever tell you
how good you
look in pink?

Kimberly, your smile
is a mile wide tonight.

What's up?

I just found out
that my best friend

is bringing a new life
into this world.



No kidding.

She hasn't told Dwayne yet.

She's a little worried
about money.

That's the problem
with Americans.

Everything has to be planned
by the tick of the tock.

No, you see, my parents

they had five children
and no money

but when my parents found out
they were pregnant with me

nothing but tears of joy

could stream down
my father's face.

That's how I'll be with my wife.

Here we go again.

Don't pop your corn.
No, you see

I'm not going to ask you
to marry me again.


That's right.

My heart can no longer

take the blows.

Oh, I'm sorry
to hear that, Spencer.

I mean, I've been really
thinking a lot about us lately

and being with whitley today

kind of made me realize
how, well...

Why am I even saying it?

You're not going
to propose to me, so why..?

Stop teasing me.

You know i'm
a very sensitive man.

Okay, I won't say a word.

All right.

You're trying to say

if I were to ask you
to marry me tonight

your answer might be different

from the 20 times you said no?

I don't know.

I mean, you haven't
asked me tonight.

Sit down right here, woman.

Now, look in my eyes

and tell me that
you'll always love me.

I will always love you.

All right.

And now, look in my eyes

and tell me that you'll
never make me cut my dreads.

I will never make you
cut your dreads.

Now, look in my eyes

and tell me... please tell me...

That you will marry me.

I can't wait all day,
you know, woman.

I would love to marry you,
Spencer boyer.



Yes! The woman
love me!

Oh, god.
I'm the happiest man

in the world!

Freddie, Freddie, Freddie.


She said yes.


What's the question?

We're getting married.

You're getting married?

Are you crazy?

Oh! Oh, my god!

Hey, aren't you
forgetting someone?

Oh, babies, babies.

Dwayne, I'm going
to be a little grouchy

for the next nine months.

No, that's too negative.

I'm with child.

Uh... too formal.

You knocked me up.

Hey, uh, you lose your key,
again, man?

No, it's just stuck.

I got it.

Let me help you.

No, I said I got it.

Your back is broken, remember?

Whatever. Whatever.

Where's my key?!

One of us is going
to have a baby.

Can you guess who?

Whitley? I got
good news, baby.

Me too.

You should have seen me!

I tore it up!

They liked you?

They loved the idea.

I'm so pumped.

I went right into there

and I played grammar boy
right in the office.

I'm so pumped!

Let's go play it right now.


Okay, the batter's
a noun, right?

Give me a noun.


Now, the ball is a verb.

Give me a verb.


"Am." that's good.

That's right.

Okay, now here's
the tricky part.

The adjective.

That's right,
it's the type of spin

that the pitcher
puts on the ball.

So pitch me that last adjective.

Come on,
any old adjective, baby.


Put them all together,
what do you got?

"I am pregnant."


I am pregnant. Touchdown.

My baby's going to have a baby?


You've never looked
more beautiful

than you do right now.

I don't know

what kind of mother I'll be.

You're going to be
a great mother.

Come sit down.

You'll be a great mother.

I'm going to be there
with you all the way.

I didn't know how you'd feel

'cause we don't have any money.

Oh, baby

that's my big news.

Kinishewa doesn't just want
to buy my idea.

They offered me a full-time job

starting at 80,000 a year.


Oh, you deserve it, pookie!

Now our child has a future.

Uh, but there's a catch, baby.

Oh, one little, bitty catch.

We have to move to Tokyo.