1. HBCU life on TV
The first time in a sitcom focused on Black college students.
2. Alpha Delta Ro
3. Dwayne Wade and Jasmine Guy
One of the best couples in television sitcom history.
4. Kadeem Harrison as Dwayne Wade
5. Dwayne Wade's glasses
6. Jasmine Guy as Whitley Gilbert
7. The "Save The Best For Last" episodes
Dwayne stops Whitley from marrying Byron at their wedding.
8. Marisa Tomei as Maggie Lauton
9. The "No Means No" episode
Dwayne Wade saves his friend Freddie from getting raped by jumping through the roof of her date's car.
Beginning as a spin-off of the already popular sitcom The Cosby Show, A Different World was on air from 1987-1993 and inspired practically a whole generation of young college-bound African-American students to consider attending an HBCU themselves.