Description: The complete series of A Different World, the hilariously popular situational comedy, is available to you in the form of a complete 144 episode 23 DVD box set.The show ran on NBC for six seasons from 1987 through 1993. Created by Bill Cosby, A Different World was a spin-off of The Cosby Show. A Different World originally featured the life of Denise Huxtable and the students at Hillman College. When Bonet left the show, it focused on Whitley Gilbert (Jasmine Guy) and Dwayne Wayne (Kadeem Hardison). A Different World addressed many controversial issues The Cosby Show did not want to touch such as race, the Equal Rights Amendsment and HIV/AIDS. In 1990, A Different World was actually one of the first television shows in American history air an episode regarding HIV/AIDS. Characters from The Cosby Show regularly appeared on A Different World.
Notable episodes included: "No Means No" which dealt with date rape in Season 2. "War and Peace" dealt with the first Persian Gulf War against Irq and was the first situational comedy to deal with this topic. Season Five episode "Love Taps" dealt with domestic violance and various seasons in season six dealt with sexual harassment during a time when the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill scandal was ongoing. The sixth season started with an episode about Whitley and Dwayne discussing their honeymoon in Los Angeles and the Rodney King beating. Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold made appearances in this two-part episode. In one of the lost episodes from Season 6, "Homie, Don't You Know Me?", rapper Tupac Shakur makes a guest appearance as Lena's (Jada Pinkett) old boyfriend from back home. This is on of the few television appearances by Tupac in his career.