A Different World (1987–1993): Season 6, Episode 24 - When One Door Closes...: Part 1 - full transcript

Whitley discovers she's pregnant; Dwayne's computer-baseball game is a hit with Kinishewa Corp., which wants him to move to Tokyo. Part 1 of 2.

£ 49 bottles of beer
on the wall £

£ 49 bottles of beer... £

shut up!

Lena:
Wait a minute.

Are you all sure
this is the right place?

It says 248 Crocker road.

Ooh, I hope we get this place.

Me too. I'm tired

of all those little freshman
running around.

Charmaine, you are
a little freshman.

I may be little,
but I'm mature for my age.



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Now, what the hell
do you think you're doing?

We're here
to see the house for rent.

Be swift about it.

You're interrupting my dinner.

Uh, excuse me.

It says you have
a basketball court.

The court.

That's nice.

What about the pool and jacuzzi?

The pool.

The jacuzzi.

£ 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. £

you know something, girls?

This place
is really growing on me.

Well, it's definitely better
than that last place we saw.

I have always wanted
to live on a farm.

Most cows do.

They say the same thing
about pigs.

Why bring your family into this?

I will hurt you.

Hey, hey, hey!

Now if we're going
to live together

we need to stop
disrespecting each other

and start acting
more like family.

Put it this way...

If y'all don't check yourselves,
you can forget this whole thing

and it's back to bad dorm food
and a 12:00 curfew.

And those jealous women
staring at my perfect body.

Yo, Gina,
when I called you a cow

I didn't mean
like a big, big cow.

And when I called you a pig

I didn't no big, fat,
hairy stank one either.

Well, that's more like it.

You are so sexy
when you take control.

Okay, open house is over.

Hey, uh, Mr. Paige

is this place still available?

For who?

All of us, sir.

All of you?

What kind of a place
you think I'm running here

you little freaks?

You don't have to worry, sir.

We're all brothers and sisters.

And "stupid" is written
across my forehead.

Look, Mr. Paige,
we're all over 18

you know what I'm saying?

I mean, we know how to act.

We're just looking for a place
to start our adult lives.

Well, unfortunately,
nobody else is interested.

I want everything paid in cash

and I don't like too much noise.

I have 14 letters
of recommendation

from my professors,
my last six employers

my pastor, and my Nana.

That's too much noise.

Charmaine, there's one more box
on the curb.

And?

And?

That's where you're
going to end up

if you don't start

doing something around here.

I thought just the dorm girls
were jealous.

Everybody! Uh!

Do I really have to live
with her for another year?

Did I tell you I got
another letter from Dion?

Now, the only Dion I know

is some punk you dated last year

that ain't even
worth mentioning.

Forget it.

And what do you mean
another letter, Gina?

The judge said
he's not supposed to contact you

until that program is finished.

I know. He just sent
me a Christmas card...

And a Valentine's card...

And a birthday card.

He's risking a whole
year in jail to tell
me he still loves me.

I'm glad
you're real flattered, Gina

but that brother beat up on you
for a whole year

so don't even start tripping.

Do you think I am stupid?

I don't want to see him.

Why do you think
I moved out of the dorms anyway?

I just hope he's getting better,
that's all

but I don't want to see him.

It's real clear to me now.

I'm cinderella
and y'all the two evil sisters

evilene and evilesha.

Even got the same hairdo.

Bro' man, you got it made

living in close quarters
with three fly honeys.

Trust me, y'all

it ain't all
it's cracked up to be.

Open your eyes, brother.

That Charmaine has a butt

that will make a brother
lose his religion.

That's what I'm saying.

Terrell, what happened
to that Turkey?

It was slammin'.

You make it?

No, I bought it
with my last seven dollars.

And what happened to the chips?

Now, gal, you know
you can't eat just one.

I know you can't eat just one.

Now, come on, this is not
over-eaters anonymous.

Out, out, out, out!

I'm a man.

This is my house.

Out, out, out!

Look, Terrell, we bought...

Hey, hey!

Hey!

I tell you I don't like noise

and you're screaming
at each other

folks running around here
in the middle of the night.

Keep pushing your luck
and I'm kicking you out!

Mr. Paige, please,
we didn't mean it.

It'll never happen again.

It'll never happen again.

Then who's that idiot
standing in my doorway?

Dion?

Don't be mad, honey dip.

I just had to see you.

Honey dip?!

What's up? I don't get a hello?

This is for you.

How'd you find out
where I moved?

Where there's a will
there's a way.

You get my letters?

No. You're not supposed
to talk to me.

I know, but...

You look so fine.

I got to go.

Gina, wait.

I can't blame you for saying no

but don't you miss me
just a little bit?

Yeah. I miss looking
in the mirror

and seeing bruises on my face.

I know.

Only a fool would mess up
that beautiful face.

I was bugging

but I've learned.

The only thing I need to control
are my emotions

not my woman.

Dion...

I wish I could take back
every blow I gave you.

I can't

anymore than I can take away
the love...

Maybe I'll see you
around campus.

No, that wouldn't be
a good idea.

Well, do me just one favor?

Take this.

Please.

I didn't know
you had a man, Gina.

Don't worry about it, Charmaine.

Your man almost got us
kicked out.

Terrell, there isn't even

anything left to drink.

Enjoy.

What you need is hot water

and wash these dishes
your boys left.

No, have a drink of cold water.

Hot.
Cold!

Hot!
Cold!

Knock it off!

Gina, you broke that faucet.

You're telling
Mr. Paige.

I have too much on my mind.

I can't do that.

It's on you, Charmaine.

I don't want to go.

All right, see,
I ain't scared of him.

I'm a man...

And I make decisions.

We'll all go.

No answer.

Charmaine:
Go down there.

Mr. Paige.

Mr. Paige?

Yoo-hoo!

M... m... Mr. Paige.

What the hell
are you doing in here?

Gina:
Oh, mama!

Charmaine:
Mr. Paige

anybody ever tell you
you resemble Jason?

I asked a question!

We had a little accident?

You just moved in!

It was Gina's fault.

Charmaine!

Oh, my god!

Yo, sweet knuckles.

What?

I knew it.

Langston "sweet knuckles" Paige.

This man's a legend, y'all.

So is Jack the ripper, Terrell.

Yo, check this out.

Here he is with Hank Aaron

Roberto clemente...
Damn!

But no one's heard
from sweet knuckles in years.

You know why they call me
sweet knuckles?

Because if anybody tried sliding
into home plate

they'd find my fist
in their mouth.

I don't like it when people
get too close.

But, Mr. Paige

the first time I saw you
at a baseball game

was when I was young.
My father took me to
see you and the a's

play the Yankees.

See...

Everybody said he played best
when he got mad.

So his teammates put peppers

in his chewing tobacco.

I remember that day.

It was hot sauce.

If you're going to tell a story,
tell it right.

Hot sauce.

The sports pages said,
"sweet knuckles is washed up."

That day the fans booed me
when I stepped up to the plate.

You see, the only record
I ever broke

was getting struck out
more than anybody

in the history
of the major leagues

and baseball was getting ready
to kick me out.

Not without your last hurrah.

Yeah, that's what it was.

Hurrah!

Thank you.

That day...

"Southpaw" seeger
was on the mound.

He throws his first pitch.

Whap!

Whoo!

Kiss that baby good-bye.

They bring in a relief pitcher

but it don't matter.

Whap!

Another home run.

All right!

Now the fans start
booing the pitcher

because he deliberately walks me

the next time I come up
to the plate.

You better walk me, Stevens

because if I swing again...

Yeah, well, uh...

It was a good day.

Why aren't you coaching
a team or something?

Yeah. How did you go

from being a major-league
ballplayer

to a farmhouse landlord?

What miss personality
means is...

What you doing now?

What else would I do?

I've done everything
you could imagine...

Race car driving,
I owned a restaurant

even cut an album.

"Sweet sounds
of 'sweet knuckles' Paige."

Sold 50 copies.

That's not bad
for your first recording.

My mother bought 49.

But you must get bored
down here in the basement

with TV dinners
and your pictures

not to mention lonely.

You got me figured out, huh?

I'm a miserable, lonely,
forgotten man

with nothing to live for.

Well...

Maybe.

Nah. There's got to be something
you can get hyped about.

Well, I always wanted
to fly to the moon.

Strike one.

And I thought about being
a college punk like you.

Well, there you go!

Uh, punk?

My folks always wanted me to go

but I had baseball on my mind.

Older people go back to college.

Yeah, Mr. Paige,
that's a great idea.

Yeah, I think it is too.

Aw, look...

Number one...

Upstairs is probably
flooded by now.

Number two, you're crazy.

Just think about it,
Mr. Paige.

Come down to one of my classes.

Check out my sociology
class tomorrow.

What do you say?

I don't know about
all of this, y'all.

Hey, t, who's homeboy
sitting next to you, your daddy?

Actually, I'm your daddy.

Class:
Ooh!

Let me know
when you want the details.

Good morning, Dr. Redding.

Good morning, Terrell.

My friend is thinking
of coming to college

and I thought he could audit
your class.

All right, send him up.

Eileen?

You will address me as doctor...

Langston!

Langston, is that you?

Last I checked.

Well, what are you doing here?

I thought I'd check
this college thing out.

What about you?

The last I heard,
you were in Chicago.

I was, 15 years ago.

I can't believe this.

I can't believe it either.

Well, I guess
that means he can stay.

Well, uh, take a seat...
Mr. Paige.

Yeah, well, uh...

Well, uh, ahem...

Let's, uh, continue with,
uh, the week's lesson

which is, uh...

Which is, uh..?

The feminist movement.

Right. I knew that.

And, if I may say so myself

the "feminist movement"
had very little to do

with the struggle

of African-American women.

Now, you got that right.

See, sisters had no choice
but to work.

True. Very true

and that's why Angela Davis

separates our struggle
from the feminist movement.

And what is it called?

Overreacting.

I'm sorry.

I'm sure you are, Mr. Paige.

It's called womanism.

Lena:
That's right. Womanism.

Yes, Mr. Paige?

Uh, ahem.

In regards
to this womanism thing, uh...

Uh... too often,
I think, uh...

Women are scared
of passionate men

who want to love their ladies,
take care of their ladies

and treat them like a queen.

Damn!

I'm a man, and...

And I got chills.

Interesting perspective

but let's remember,
men shouldn't be threatened

by a woman who is able
to take care of herself.

You see, Mr. Paige...

You don't need a king...

In order to be a queen.

Charmaine:
All right, Dr. Redding!

Eileen, Eileen, Eileen.

You haven't changed.

I still have to let you
get the last word.

And you haven't changed either.

I can't believe

you're still wearing
that same French Cologne

and you think you can let
a woman do something.

I didn't let you marry
another man, but you did.

Respectfully, sir, you let me

the minute you married baseball.

I never cared much
for being benched.

Well, maybe you're right.

They said I was
a decent catcher, yet...

I managed to let you slip
through my fingers.

That you did, sweetheart.

My mom passed away two years ago

and daddy decided
to go back to monserrat.

The house is pretty empty
without them.

Is that why you decided
to rent to my students?

That, and...
I needed the cash.

What about you?

Well, I have
two beautiful daughters

Andrea and Alicia.

They are beautiful.

I don't see your husband
in here.

He must have been
playing golf, huh?

We're not together anymore.

Oh...

Uh... I'm sorry
to hear about that.

I guess we got a lot
of catching up to do.

About this college thing,
what are your plans?

I don't know. I thought
I'd give it a shot.

Why? You think
it's too late?

It's never too late.

What are we talking here?

I don't know.

What are we talking here?

You know, uh...

We were really something...

Back in those years.

Well, uh, it's been nice
seeing you again, Langston.

Oh, by the way...

I love your album.

Yeah?

Maybe I'll play it tonight.

Yo, yo, yo, Mr. Paige.

Look like you and the doc

had a little fire
burning at one time.

We used to know each other.

I bet you pulled much honeys
in your day.

Day ain't over yet, my boy.

Hey. Ah-ah-ah.

I just came to feed my girl

two sides with Mayo, no mustard

easy on the onions.

Dion, I should have
told you last night.

I want you to stay away from me.

Gina, why are you being
so uptight?

You scared of me?

Or is it that you still love me?

Dion, just leave me alone.

No.
Oh!

Hey, you just sit down here,
my little girl, okay?

What the hell are you doing?

Don't mind me.

I'm just having my lunch.

I bought that.

Yeah? Well, next time

tell them to hold
the pickles, okay?

We're trying to talk,
know what I'm saying?

What's up with your landlord?

I'm her father.

Yeah?

Yeah.

For real?

Yeah.

Nah...

Hey, baby, who's this guy?

Wait a minute.

This is that Dion punk,
isn't it?

Uh, pop, uh...

This is uh, Bob... barker Jones.

That's his name.

Oh, oh... well,
if I ever see that kid...

He thinks he's got a temper...

I mean, what kind of a man
would hit a woman?

Know what I'm saying?

Yeah.

It was nice meeting you,
Mr. Deveaux.

I'll see you later, Gina?

No, you won't.

Good luck with the program.

Thank you, "dad".

No sweat.

The truth is...

I loves pickles.