know that he is not the only one who is the "odd man out" in life, and Marcus apologizes for the things he said to T. When the keyboard player in Marcus' band Mackadocious breaks his finger and gets sidelined, T. steps in to save the day, but Marcus is not willing to let T. play during their big gig at the school's "Battle of the Bands" competition. Guest star Christina Milian is credited as Christine Flores. But the plan goes awry when Tyler starts to literally begin acting like a dog and Marcus has to face Alina's big ex-boyfriend Warren, who threatens to beat him up. That plan goes awry as well, when Warren tells Marcus that Alina is Mo's woman, and he gets angry, not realizing the plan at hand and almost starts a fight between him, Mo, T. and Warren in the school hallway when Warren finds out that Mo isn't so much of the tough guy he talked himself up to be.
The Piedmont High set used in the episode is also the same one used for the John Adams High set on Boy Meets World. J., in his Penguin Pete mascot costume who is hiding under the bleachers, and apologizes for said diatribe). After successfully carrying out the plan -- despite Mo not getting enough rope to lower T. to the floor of the Truman High computer room, Principal Dowling finds out that a note from Mo's stationery -- signed with his name on it -- was left in the Truman High computer room, and rather than risk getting kicked off the basketball team, they choose to rat out T. Sister, Sister was dropped from ABC in 1995 and picked by The WB. shows his talent for tickling the ivories at the competition, interrupting Marcus' performance and making him jealous. Essence Atkins and Gabrielle Union would later co-star together in the 2003 film Deliver Us from Eva. He decides to teach Yvette to train her boyfriend Tyler -- by using a dog training manual, and get Marcus' crush Alina to notice him by getting him to wear a red sweater. tries to remedy Marcus' problem by getting Mo to act like a tough guy to scare him out of fighting Marcus, claiming that he is dating Alina. learns that he shouldn't interfere with people's love lives, though he tries to trick Floyd out of punishing him by making a sob story -- which backfires when Floyd overhears that T.
that he shouldn't worry about the family's finances, and that they are doing fine. Guest starring: John O'Hurley as Hugh Sterling, Ashley Tisdale as Amy, Kristopher Kachurak as Travis Co-starring: Noreen Reardon as Amy's Mom, Brian Kaiser as Travis' Dad, Natasha Pierce as Kimmy, Martin Maurice Davis as Craig Absent: Omar Gooding as Morris Tibbs Notes: This is the only episode to be written by Andrew Nicholls & Darrell Vickers As the school prom looms, Floyd, Marcus and Yvette wish to ensure that T. learns that it is better to do the right thing when he sees someone doing something wrong. gets carried away letting the companies shower him with cool gifts, and forgets to do the task at hand. After the two are caught fighting by Floyd and he finds out about Marcus firing his little brother, Marcus admits that he was jealous that T. Guest starring: Gabrielle Union as Lydia, Christopher "Kid" Reid as Ernie Tracy Co-starring: Sean Parhm as Keyboard Player, Justin Urich as Goose, Terrence Paul Winter as Ace, Ken Lawson as Tiko, Jeanine Michele as Pianist, Christina Milian as Kiki, Amarillis as Natasha Title Reference: That Thing You Do! gets punished, and has to do the dishes that Marcus had to do that night. realizes that the family is having some money troubles after Floyd has to buy bulk foods, and denies Marcus a motorcycle and Yvette a winter coat because the family doesn't have enough money, so he decides to audition for a "Junior Edition" of the game show "Knowledge College". But when Yvette tries to get Floyd to talk reason to Lydia about her crush on him, they find out that Lydia has a new crush on someone her own age. is going on the show, and even buys the motorcycle he wants from a student in advance, knowing that T. helps orchestrate a play that leads Piedmont High to win the basketball game. The house set used in this episode, is slightly different from the one used for the rest of the first season. Also, the first commercial break appears after the scene in the guidance counselor's office (instead of after the scene where Mariah says that she wants T. as her study buddy, and replaces another part of the aforementioned edited scene, where the same student tells T. how to pierce someone's ear), and the second is played after the scene where Marcus blows up at T. for invading his life by attending the same school as him (instead of after the scene where Marcus finds Floyd talking to T. finds himself being ostracized after he tattles on Mo for smoking in the bathroom, going against "The Code", a rule in which friends are not supposed to rat another friend out if they do something wrong. After the basketball team's mural gets defaced by the Truman High basketball players (making them look like women), T. comes up with a plan in which he, Marcus, Mo and their friend Lester sneak into the school so T. can change the grades of the players to make sure they don't qualify to play in the game. But the plan eventually hits a snag when both twins fall for Marquise, and he reveals his real identity, leaving Marcus with neither twin. Guest starring: Tia Mowry as Rochelle, Tamera Mowry as Roxanne, Marsha Warfield as Principal Dowling Co-starring: Kenya Moore as Vivian Kennedy, Jack Tate as Hank, Granville Ames as Gary Title Reference: Fellow ABC/WB sitcom Sister, Sister Note: Jason Weaver guest starred in two episodes of Sister, Sister, which starred guest stars Tia and Tamera Mowry, the season three episode "Summer Bummer" and the season four episode "Boy from the Hood". getting the limelight instead of him, Marcus decides to fire T. J., Marcus and Mo (a drummer named Goose is seen in this episode, but not in season two's "Big Picture" (in season three's "Achy Breaky Heart", he is forced to quit by his mother due to failing grades and is replaced by a female drummer named Stacy) and a different keyboard player (the one whose finger gets broken) is seen in this episode's teaser scene). and Mo are paired for a science project to observe animal behavior, T. decides to observe and alter the romantic lives of Marcus and Yvette. Cutt as Coach Co-starring: Joseph Ashton as Eldin, Phil Buckman as Barry, Jill Jaress as Receptionist, Jennifer Lyons as Celia, Kimberly S. Neiter Notes: This is the only episode in which Anne-Marie Johnson plays Mrs. The character was written out after the pilot episode. Williams' office removes the part where a student shows T. that he was sent to the principal's office because of his nipple piercing. ends up getting Mo suspended from the basketball team for two weeks, and he cannot play in a game against rivals Truman High. Guest starring: Marsha Warfield as Principal Dowling, Cirroc Lofton as Lester, Omar Gooding as Mo Co-starring: Alla Kaled as Ricky Marcus unwittingly asks twin transfer students named Rochelle and Roxanne out on a date, not knowing until asking Roxanne (thinking she's Rochelle) what they are going to do on their date that they are twins. J., he creates a suave, worldly and sensitive twin of his own, named Marquise, and goes out on dates with Rochelle and Roxanne at the same coffee shop on the same night. to look for a new computer system for Piedmont High, and he ends up getting wooed by two companies, who offer him cool presents in order to sway his opinion. After Principal Dowling comes to the Henderson household to talk to T. about his final decision on the computer system, he informs her that neither of the two computer companies that lavished him with gifts had the best computer; he also reveals that the company that had the best computer system out of the ones he scouted had only gave him a keychain as a gift -- with a key on it that belongs to a Jaguar. But when a budding music producer scouts Mackadocious to be one of his clients, Marcus changes his mind -- only for T. Notes: This is the first time Marcus' band Mackadocious is shown in the series; however, the only permanent members of the group when the band is seen in later episodes turn out to be T. Guest starring: Wesley Jonathan as Tyler, Natasha Williams as Alina, Sam Monroe as Warren Co-starring: Sarah Lilly as Mrs.