Patti LaBelle and Diahann Carroll rocked! I loved that fight.
Whoever cast those two as Dwayne & Whitley's mothers should've been given an Emmy. Cause they were just too perfect.
I also liked the energy between the cast and all the different perspectives that they each brought to the table which gave a good respresentation (IMO) of what college is really like.
I was a Dwayne/Whitley shipper from day 1. They were perfect for each other, especially when Dwayne stopped being so nervous around her and started holding his own where she was concerned. They both gave as good as they got. And that wedding with the "Baby, baby PLEASE?" Love.it.
Lou Myers *always* used to get a laugh outta me in every episode. Mr. Gaines was just hilarious. "I thought I was the ONE." BWAH!
I wished they'd done a little more with Jaleesa, Brad, Ron, and Freddie though. Given their backgrounds it would've been interesting to hear a little more about their perspectives. Like the little bit we got about Jaleesa's abortion, Brad's marraige & history, or Freddie growing up in New Mexico or Ron's apparent issues with his Dad/family life.
I even liked the last year with Gina/Lena/Dorian/Charmange/Terrell. And I especially liked the continuity of the writers remembering by that point that Gina was a junior, Lena a sophmore and the other three freshmen. I also could see a lot of Dwayne/Ron in Dorian/Terrell but with their own unique spin. And with Lena/Gina/Charmagne they had some interesting perspectives to be mined there too. And throw in the divine Jenifer Lewis as Dean Davenport and you just have non-stop comedy gold.
Aja would crack me up as Gina. From her singing "When The Saints Go Marchin In" to her being surprsingly moving going through her domestic abuse storyline.
The five of them seemed really promising as the new generation.
And that episode where Lena's ex Piccolo (Tupac) visits? Never fails to crack me up. Looking back it's hard to believe that Piccolo's two friends were Monica Calhoun & Shaun Baker (Yum).