|"Here's to Old Friends"|
| Season 3, Episode #12 |
(#56) in series (144 episodes)
|"A Different World" episode|
|Wren T. Brown|
|Production code:||311 (3x12)|
|Writer (s):||Thad Mumford|
|Director (s)||Neema Barnette|
|Original airdate||January 11, 1990|
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Here's to Old Friends is the twelfth episode of the third season of A Different World, also the 56th overall episode in the series. Directed by Neema Barnette, the episode, which was written by Thad Mumford, was first broadcasted on NBC-TV on January 11, 1990.
An old friend of Dwayne's comes for a visit and tries to convince him to dump Ron and Hillman; Col. Taylor and Mr. Gaines attend an Army reunion.
Dwayne's old friend Milt comes for a visit. He believes that Hillman is holding Dwayne back, and encourages him to transfer to the University of Pennsylvania. Milt also recommends that Dwayne distance himself from "dead weight" like Ron. Dwayne considers his friend's words, until a talk with Whitley helps remind him of Ron's good qualities and the feeling of family that Hillman holds for its students. He defends the school's academic reputation to Milt. Col. Taylor and Mr. Gaines attend a reunion for U.S. servicemen. Col. Taylor tries to start a romance with a member of his old unit, only to discover that her life is a complete mess.
- Darryl M. Bell as Ron Johnson (as Darryl Bell)
- Charnele Brown as Kim Reese
- Jasmine Guy as Whitley Gilbert
- Kadeem Hardison as Dwayne Wayne
- Dawnn Lewis as Jaleesa Vinson
- Sinbad as Coach Walter Oakes
- Cree Summer as Freddie Brooks
- Glynn Turman as Colonel Bradford Taylor