From Pledging To Crashing Weddings: Our 15 Favorite Episodes Of “A Different World”

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If I Should Die Before I Wake (Season 4 Episode 23)

Guest starring Whoopi Goldberg and Tisha Campbell (now Tisha Campbell-Martin), this episode of “A Different World” tackled an issue that very few primetime show had tried to before: the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In an interview on Oprah’s “Where Are They Now?,” director Debbie Allen revealed that the episode was almost pulled from the air (due to several advertisers dropping out). However, years after the episode’s original air date, the series was praised for being one of the first to publicly tackle the subject and foster an open dialogue about the epidemic.

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