Aretha Franklin will be remembered for her powerful voice and virtuosity as a pianist, producer, arranger and songwriter. She’ll also be remembered for her relentless activism and effortless shade, but if you grew up in the late ’80s you probably remember her for something else: the theme song from A Different World.
Smart Guy is a sitcom that aired for three seasons (technically two and a half since the first season was seven episodes) from April 2, 1997 to May 16, 1999 on The WB, the sister series to Sister, Sister (pun intended) in that both are produced by Suzanne dePasse’s production company dePasse Entertainment…
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But there’s one thing you might not have noticed about the tune: it was performed by co-stars Tia and Tamera Mowry! “A lot of people don’t know that,” Tamera explained in a new video interview with Hollywood Life. “In the beginning we lip-sync and dance to the theme song, but we actually sing it“
Lewis left the show after the end of the first season due to the producers’ decision to change the direction of the show and replaced her character with a mother and child; Mark’s cousin Geneva Lee (portrayed by Saundra Quarterman) and her daughter Nicole (portrayed by Raven-Symoné).
It was written by Jennifer Hanson, Tony Martin and Mark Nesler. The song was produced by Sawyer Brown’s Mark Miller and released by Lyric Street Records, a country label owned by Disney’s Buena Vista Music Group. It reached #6 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Unfortunately (as mentioned in one episode) his wife Christina died of a heart attack. After losing his wife, he still has trouble finding another woman.
n. a man who acts arrogantly; a wise guy.
Tahj Mowry is the real little brother of Tia and Tamara Mowry. He played several roles in Sister Sister.
Lee Norris as Stuart Minkus
Rider Strong said in a Reddit AMA that Minkus was dropped from the show because the showrunners felt there were too many shows in the pre-teen -Demographics gave a “nerd” character, so they went in a different direction. Lee Norris didn’t seem to suffer from the decision.