Quiz: How well do you know these ‘A Different World’ characters?

3:33 p.m Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 Georgia Movies & TV
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PASADENA, CA - JULY 13: The cast of the television show "A Different World" speaks during the 2006 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour for the Nick at Nite Network at the Ritz- Carlton Huntington Hotel on July 13, 2006 in Pasadena, California. (Photo Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images).

The show that brought historically black colleges and its students to primetime television and, subsequently, inspired generations of black youth to attend college has reached a milestone.

“A Different World” turns 30 on Sept. 24. The first episode of  the coming-of-age “The Cosby Show” spin-off aired on Sept. 24, 1987, on NBC. The groundbreaking show lasted six seasons, spawning the career of such stars as Sinbad, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Jasmine Guy. The show featured a group of sophisticated, hip college coeds, who opened up candid conversations about HIV/AIDS, police brutality and women’s rights.

Since its run, between 1987-1993, the sitcom has been syndicated on various stations, allowing the show to become a favorite of viewers not even born when the show originally aired.

Whether a new or old fan, the following quiz will separate the casual viewer from the true Hillman crusader.

BONUS: TV One will offer its own pop quiz on Sunday during its 14-hour “A Different World” marathon, which begins at 10 a.m. ET. The cable station will air a special “Pop up” edition of the show’s pilot episode, featuring show trivia. The marathon will run from 10:30 a.m. ET to 8:30 p.m. ET Sunday, Sept. 24.

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