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Beating is Fundamental

T.J. is a boy genius who gets bumped up from the fourth grade to high school. T.J. tries to adjust to his new life, but he shares some classes with his 14 year-old brother Marcus, the school jock, and his clueless and self-absorbed 16 year-old sister Yvette.

Release Date: Wed, Mar 26, 1997

Country: US
Language: En
Runtime: 22
Subtitle     Direct Stream

Tahj Mowry
T.J. Henderson
John Marshall Jones
Floyd Henderson
Jason Weaver
Marcus Henderson
Omar Gooding
Morris L. 'Mo' Tibbs
Essence Atkins
Tasha Yvette Henderson

Season 3:

She Got Game
Episode 1: She Got Game (Sep 20, 1998)
T.J. is thrilled when he talks Brandi into joining the basketball team - until she replaces him as starting point guard, and he's relegated to the bench.
Achy Breaky Heart
Episode 2: Achy Breaky Heart (Sep 27, 1998)
New romances are on the horizon for both Marcus and Mo in this episode. Marcus finds himself interested in Stacey, the new drummer for their band, while Mo's intended girlfriend rubs the other musicians the wrong way. Marcus is the one to suffer heartbreak first, leaving T.J. to try to pull him out of the doldrums.
Love Bug
Episode 3: Love Bug (Oct 04, 1998)
Yvette and Mo hatch a plan to eliminate the competition in a radio station Volkswagen Beetle giveaway to the person who can stay inside it the longest. While they're in the vehicle, Marcus tries to take advantage of having the house to himself, but T.J. foils him.
Henderson House Party
Episode 4: Henderson House Party (Oct 11, 1998)
When Floyd has to go out of town on business, Marcus tries to step in as the man of the house. T.J. poses some unexpected problems when he decides to court popularity by throwing a party for his classmates.
That's My Momma
Episode 5: That's My Momma (Oct 18, 1998)
Mo gets the shock of his life when his parents tell him he's adopted, so he immediately enlists T.J. in his search for his birth parents.
Beating is Fundamental
Episode 6: Beating is Fundamental (Oct 25, 1998)
T.J. is accepted into Mensa, where Floyd meets an attractive divorcée, but T.J. can't stand her uppity son Blake and gets into a brawl. Meanwhile, Marcus and Mo become hairstylists.
T.A. or Not T.A.
Episode 7: T.A. or Not T.A. (Nov 01, 1998)
TJ becomes the new assistant to Coach Gerber when the math teacher finally quits. Meanwhile Yvette meets a guy named Calvin who she finds attractive who turns out to be in middle school.
Episode 8: Boomerang (Nov 08, 1998)
T.J. is forced to take wood shop and finds out it's not as easy as he thought. Meanwhile, sparks fly between Yvette and a photographer.
Get a Job
Episode 9: Get a Job (Nov 15, 1998)
When Floyd tells the kids to get a job, Yvette heads for a clothing store at the mall, while T.J. and Marcus set up a ""Homework Hotline,"" but they all encounter problems they hadn't imagined.
A Date With Destiny
Episode 10: A Date With Destiny (Nov 22, 1998)
T.J. lands a gig as a dancer in a music video by Destiny's Child and gets an offer to tour with them for a year, but his dad isn't so sure about the idea.
Break Up Not to Make Up
Episode 11: Break Up Not to Make Up (Nov 29, 1998)
Marcus and his girlfriend Dana break up, prompting her to ask Mo to intervene. Meanwhile, T.J. faces gym class - and the locker room - for the first time.
Diary of a Mad Schoolgirl
Episode 12: Diary of a Mad Schoolgirl (Dec 13, 1998)
Computer snooping helps Marcus woo T.J.'s study partner.
Perchance to Dream
Episode 13: Perchance to Dream (Jan 10, 1999)
Yvette has a recurring dream in which she marries Mo. Meanwhile, Marcus dreams up a scheme to make money to buy a new sound system.
From A to Double D
Episode 14: From A to Double D (Jan 17, 1999)
A dejected Yvette decides she needs breast augmentation after another actress is picked for a plum stage role. Meanwhile, T.J. is harassed by bullies who make fun of his ears.
Can't Buy Me, Love
Episode 15: Can't Buy Me, Love (Jan 24, 1999)
To enlighten Mo about feminism, Yvettle buys him at a school slave auction. Meanwhile, T.J. helps Coach Gerber do his taxes.
It Takes Two
Episode 16: It Takes Two (Feb 07, 1999)
When Marcus sees Mo's girlfriend with another guy, he can't decide how to tell Mo. Meanwhile, T.J. thinks he's on the bad side of the Secret Service after writing an angry letter to the White House.
I Was a Teenage Sports Wife
Episode 17: I Was a Teenage Sports Wife (Feb 14, 1999)
Marcus scores a date with the girls' volleyball team champ, but plays second string socially. Meanwhile, T.J. tries to boost Mo's brainpower.
Episode 18: Crushed (Feb 21, 1999)
T.J. develops his first crush on a beautiful substitute teacher; Marcus is accidentally offered a university scholarship.
Cross Talk
Episode 19: Cross Talk (Apr 01, 1999)
T.J.'s call to a political talk show prompts an invitation to appear as a guest -- and to replace one of the regular panelists permanently.
The Soda Wars
Episode 20: The Soda Wars (May 02, 1999)
Angered over rising machine soda prices rise, T.J. markets his own cheaper soft drink with the help of Yvette, Marcus and Mo.
The Graduate?
Episode 21: The Graduate? (May 09, 1999)
T.J. plans a prank for graduation, while Yvette decides to boycott her graduation.
Never Too Young
Episode 22: Never Too Young (May 16, 1999)
Floyd refuses to believe T.J. drank beer at a party with his pals.

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