With Turteltaub-Orenstein-Yorkin Productions (TOY) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)

Not Rated | 24 min | Comedy

6.9
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A trio of black youths learn about life, love, friendship, credit cards, gambling, and a variety of other things while growing up in an inner city.

Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Danielle Spencer, Fred Berry

Votes: 2,769

2. Carter Country (1977–1979)

30 min | Comedy

6.5
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The comic exploits of a redneck sheriff and his educated black deputy in a small Georgia town.

Stars: Victor French, Kene Holiday, Guich Koock, Barbara Cason

Votes: 161

3. One in a Million (1980– )

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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After her favorite client dies in her taxi, Shirley Simmons inherits his company, Grayson Industries. She decides to run it with the help of Grayson's secretary Nancy and nephew Barton, ... See full summary »

Stars: Shirley Hemphill, Richard Paul, Carl Ballantine, Dorothy Fielding

Votes: 11

4. 13 Queens Boulevard (1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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A comedy centering on a Queens, New York apartment complex and its various residents.

Stars: Eileen Brennan, Marcia Rodd, Helen Page Camp, Louise Williams

Votes: 15

5. Carter Country (1977–1979)
Episode: Hail to the Chief (1977)

30 min | Comedy

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President Carter is coming to town and Chief Mobey is all excited for him to try is fried chicken, but Mayor Burnside has other ideas.

Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Victor French, Kene Holiday, Richard Paul, Vernee Watson

6. Carter Country (1977–1979)
Episode: Teddy's Folly (1979)

Comedy

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Add a Plot

Director: Peter Baldwin | Stars: Victor French, Kene Holiday, Guich Koock, Harvey Vernon

7. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: A Present for Dee (1979)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

7.8
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Dee is surprised with a party, and a stolen necklace on her birthday.

Directors: Lee Bernhardi, Russ Petrano | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 19

8. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Basketball Brain (1978)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

7.2
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Roger is hired to tutor a basketball player trying to qualify for a college scholarship.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 20

9. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Bill Gets Married (1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Dee has a hard time accepting her father's decision to remarry.

Director: Dick Harwood | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Shirley Hemphill

Votes: 22

10. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Black and White Blues (1977)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

7.2
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Roger, Rerun, & Dwayne borrow the church raffle's grand prize color TV set and then drop it.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Shirley Hemphill

Votes: 20

11. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Charge (1978)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

7.5
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Rerun goes on a spending spree with his new credit card.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 17

12. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Christmas (1976)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

8.2
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Mama finally gets off for Christmas, but the kids daddy made plans for them to be with him

Director: Hal Alexander | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 32

13. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Dee, the Cheerleader (1979)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

7.8
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Dee begins an intensive training program to make the cheerleading squad.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Danielle Spencer, Shirley Hemphill

Votes: 19

14. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Dee's First Date (1978)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

7.7
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Roger couldn't be happier about Dee's first date, the boyfriend has a gorgeous sister.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Shirley Hemphill

Votes: 27

15. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Diplomatic Immunity (1978)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

7.7
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A hit and run driver dents the car that Rerun "borrowed" from his brother-in-law.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Shirley Hemphill

Votes: 21

16. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Disco Dollar Disaster (1978)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

8.1
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Rerun sees easy money in a disco contest, if he can raise the $25 entry fee.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 27

17. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Doobie or Not Doobie: Part 1 (1978)

TV-PG | 26 min | Comedy

8.5
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Raj, Rerun, & Dwayne are desperate to see the Doobie Brothers in concert. Rerun gets roped into illegally recording the concert.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Shirley Hemphill

Votes: 39

18. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Doobie or Not Doobie: Part 2 (1978)

TV-PG | 26 min | Comedy

8.0
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A bully makes the boys put together a tape of the Doobie Brothers concert.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Shirley Hemphill

Votes: 27

19. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Dwayne's Debate (1979)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

6.9
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Dwayne runs for Student Body President.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 17

20. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Dwayne's Dilemma (1977)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

7.8
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Dwayne's new girlfriend has a jealous ex, who wants to fight Dwayne.

Director: Dick Harwood | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 28

21. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Dwayne's Dream (1979)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

7.6
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Dwayne considers quitting school to hawk peanuts at sporting events.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 17

22. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: First Class Coach (1979)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

7.2
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Big Earl asks Dwayne to be a temporary coach for Little Earl's basketball team, but when the team wins, it may end up getting Big Earl booted as coach.

Director: Lee Bernhardi | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 18

23. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Food Poisoning (1979)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

7.8
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Convinced he was poisoned by a burger at Rob's shop, Rerun decides to sue.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 18

24. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: From Here to Maternity (1977)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

6.8
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Shirley's sister comes for a visit.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 25

25. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Give Me Odds (1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Rerun uses Dwayne's sure-fire system for beating the football pool.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Shirley Hemphill

Votes: 22

26. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Going, Going, Gong (1978)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

8.3
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Raj and Dee help a young singing group get on "The Gong Show", Rerun auditions too and makes it.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Shirley Hemphill

Votes: 29

27. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: If I'm Elected (1977)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

6.4
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Dwayne's father, Lawrence Nelson, is running for city council. Dwayne is really proud of his father ... until one afternoon at campaign headquarters, he accidentally overhears him firing one of his campaign workers (Ted, a longtime friend of the family) and telling him to pack his stuff up and get out, because "we don't need that kind of stuff in our campaign." Dwayne's pride turns to shame and ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Bernhardi | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Shirley Hemphill

Votes: 27

28. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: It's All in Your Head (1977)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

7.3
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Dee goes to see a doctor about her "friend" that's running away.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Shirley Hemphill

Votes: 21

29. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Making Out (1979)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

7.1
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Roger and Rerun think putting on airs will win a girl's heart

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 18

30. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Mama, the School Girl (1977)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

8.1
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A middle-aged dunce in Mama's high-school class lets her believe he likes her so she will do his assignments.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Shirley Hemphill

Votes: 21

31. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: My Three Tons (1976)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

8.4
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Rerun auditions for the Rockets.

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 33

32. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Nice Guys Finish Last (1977)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

7.7
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Dee's pen pal who just got out prison comes and stays with them.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 26

33. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: No Clothes Make the Man (1978)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

7.3
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Desperate for money, Roger searches frantically for a job.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 20

34. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Nothing Personal (1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Shirley is offered a clerical position with a balloon distribution company. She becomes angry when she discovers was only hired to be a "token" African-American employee.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Shirley Hemphill

Votes: 26

35. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: One Strike and You're Out (1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Raj wants to go on Strike at work, then changes his mind when he finds out his Mama is out of work.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Shirley Hemphill

Votes: 24

36. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Positive Identification (1978)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy

7.5
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Roger and Rerun have their Christmas spirit dampened when their apartment is robbed.

Director: Bill Foster | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 14

37. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Puppy Love (1976)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

7.4
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Raj tutors a girl from his class in exchange for a puppy from the girl's pregnant pet dog. Mama mistakenly believes Raj has gotten the girl pregnant.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 24

38. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Raj Goes to Press (1977)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

7.5
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His ego hurt when his articles are not published in the school newspaper, Roger recruits Dwayne and Rerun to help him publish an underground newspaper. The experience soon becomes an important lesson in the First Amendment when they expose their no-nonsense English teacher's plans for a pop quiz and publish unflattering remarks about the principal. Roger refuses to reveal how he learned about the... See full summary »

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Shirley Hemphill

Votes: 22

39. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Raj Moves Out (1978)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

7.4
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Roger decides to move in with a sophisticated college coed.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 19

40. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Raj and the Older Woman (1978)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

8.2
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Roger tries to impress an older girl by pretending to be an experienced actor.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Shirley Hemphill

Votes: 24

41. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Rerun Gets Married (1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Diane brings a new girl in town, Maria, to Raj's surprise 17th birthday party. Raj tries to woo her, but Rerun already has a date with her--only to find out she's really only interested in him to get her green card.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Shirley Hemphill

Votes: 24

42. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Rerun Sees the Light (1978)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

7.4
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A con artist persuades Rerun to shave his head and dedicate his life and money to a cult.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Shirley Hemphill

Votes: 28

43. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Saturday's Hero (1976)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

7.8
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Rerun on football team will be cut unless gets A, Roger writes his speech for him.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 29

44. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Shirley Is a Mother (1978)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

7.6
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Shirley plays mother to Roger and Dee when Mama visits a relative in Phoenix.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Shirley Hemphill

Votes: 18

45. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Shirley's Cookies (1978)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

7.4
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A swindler tries to exploit Shirley's cookie recipe.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 17

46. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Shirley's Date (1976)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

7.7
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Raj goes to a dating service to get a date for Shirley.

Director: Tony Csiki | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 28

47. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Shirley's Boyfriend (1978)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

7.7
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The boys introduce Shirley to a friend of Roger's father.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 21

48. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Shirley's Fired (1979)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

8.2
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When Shirley complains that she is overworked, Rob decides to hire a second waitress.

Director: Danny Simon | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 19

49. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: Speak for Yourself, Dwayne (1976)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy

7.4
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Duane is interested in Nancy, a very pretty girl he just met. When he is unable to speak to her because he's too shy, Raj volunteers to be his "John Alden." Unfortunately, like in the original story, Nancy winds up falling for Raj instead.

Director: Hal Alexander | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 25

50. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: The Apartment (1978)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

7.5
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Roger and Rerun get their own apartment, and Mama keeps coming over.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Shirley Hemphill

Votes: 25


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