Tia and Tamera Mowry play twins who were separated at birth and by chance meet each other in a shopping mall. Ray Campbell, Tamera's adopted father, is very different from Tia's adopted mother, Lisa Landry, but the twins don't want to be separated so Ray and Lisa end up living together. The series often focuses on the trouble the twins get into due to their identical appearance and the love-hate relationship between Lisa and Ray.
Runtime: 25 minutes
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Sister, Sister is an American television sitcom starring identical twins Tia and Tamera Mowry. It premiered on April 1, 1994, and concluded after airing six seasons on May 23, 1999. The premise of the show was that the girls (playing characters Tia Landry and Tamera Campbell) were separated and adopted at birth. One was adopted by a single mother while the other was adopted by a couple, although the mother died a short time later. The two accidentally found each other fourteen years later and reunited. Created by Kim Bass, Gary Gilbert and Fred Shafferman, the series was produced by de Passe Entertainment and Paramount Network Television. The cast, along with Tia and Tamera Mowry, also featured Jackee Harry as Tia's mother, Tim Reid as Tamera's father, and Marques Houston as their annoying neighbor. RonReaco Lee and Deon Richmond joined the main cast in the fifth season. Sister, Sister was picked up by ABC as a midseason replacement and debuted on April 1, 1994 as part of the network's TGIF comedy lineup. The show later moved to a new timeslot for the 1994–95 season, but ABC announced that it was cancelling the program due to low ratings and its final episode aired April 28, 1995. The WB, which was still in its infancy in 1995, picked up Sister, Sister to replace the cancelled Muscle on its Wednesday night lineup of shows and the third season debuted on September 6, 1995. The program found its niche as part of The WB's lineup and aired for four additional seasons on the network, with the final episode airing on May 23, 1999. In January 2018, a revival of Sister, Sister was confirmed and is currently in the works.
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Tia and Tamera's real life little brother, Tahj Mowry, has appeared in four episodes of the series. He played Tia's cousin, Tahj, in “Get a Job”, a kid visiting a “Mall Santa” in “Christmas”, and appeared in a crossover role in “Child's Play”, in which he played T.J. Henderson, his character from fellow WB sitcom Smart Guy. Lastly as a genius SAT tutor who is hired to help the girls prepare for their SAT in season 5. Sarah (Brittany Murphy) – Sarah is Tia and Tamera's best friend, one of a revolving door of friends Tia and Tamera would have during the series—who appears in the first season. She seems to have less trouble than other people in knowing which twin was Tia and which was Tamera as seen in the season one episode “Cheater, Cheater”, in which she asks Tia why she was in Tamera's class, when Tamera asked her to take the test for her. The teacher was right behind her, and they get caught. In one episode, she is seen smoking with her friends in her car in “Smoking in the Girl's Room”. After Season 2, Sarah isn't seen or mentioned again. Terrence Winningham (Dorien Wilson) – Terrence is the manager of the local Food Boy supermarket who dated Lisa during season two and early season three and was very briefly engaged to her in the season two episode “I Do?”; he is introduced in the episode “Joey's Choice”. Like Ray, many women are attracted to him, but unlike Ray, he seems to attract more pretty women. One of the reasons he and Lisa broke up was because of his weakness for gorgeous women. In “Field Trip”, she catches him flirting with a sexy clerk at a beauty shop. The character is one of only two recurring characters from the show's ABC run to appear on the show during the show's run on The WB, Anna Slotky's Denise Mondello is the other. After the season three episode “Big Twin on Campus”, Terrence is never seen or mentioned again. “Stinky” Steve Peiser (Victor Togunde) – is the manager of Rocket Burger, the fast food restaurant Tia and Tamera work at during season two and early season three; Steve appears only in the second season, however. Tia and Tamera coin a song that is a play on the song “Whatta Man” by En Vogue and Salt-n-Pepa, that plays on the nickname given to him (behind his back) by Tia and Tamera and other Rocket Burger employees “Stinky Steve”. In the episode “Dream Lover” in which that occurred, Tia has a recurring romantic dream about Steve that disturbs her. Rhonda Coley (Bianca Lawson) – Rhonda is the popular girl in Tia and Tamera's high school who always made fun of Tia and Tamera, especially their fashion choices and on her last time on the show, over summer break her attitude changed and she became kinder, yet her physical appearance took a turn for the worst. After the third season, with the exception of the season four premiere episode, “You Are So Beautiful” in which, the girls find out that to their disbelief that Rhonda “blew up” over the summer becoming burly and mannish in appearance (the character was played by Larry Wrentz in that episode), Rhonda is not seen or mentioned again. Bianca's father, Richard Lawson appears in the final season as Lisa's boyfriend, Victor Sims. Denise Mondello (Anna Slotky) – Denise is one of Tia and Tamera's friends who appears in the show's second and third seasons. Denise, like Tia and Tamera, was employed at Rocket Burger. In the season two episode “Single White Teenager” (the character's first appearance in production order, though she appeared in an earlier episode in season two), Denise was paired with Tamera as a science partner while Tia was sick, and later started to dress like Tia and Tamera as well, even claiming she was going to start being called by her middle name of Tonya in order to match theirs, causing panic by Tia and Tamera, only to find out that it was a joke. The character is one of only two recurring characters from the show's ABC run to appear on the show during the show's run on The WB, Dorien Wilson's Terrence Winningham is the other. Steve (Steve Monroe) – Steve is one of the twins' guy friends in the third season, who is depicted as being not very bright and is revealed in the episode “The Tutor” to be a player on Roosevelt High's basketball team. Ernie (Arvie Lowe, Jr.) – Ernie is one of Tia and Tamera's guy friends in the third season, and is revealed to be a drama club member in the episode “Private School”. Jimmy “Soupy” Campbell (Sherman Hemsley) – “Soupy” is Ray's father, who was introduced in the season three episode “Grandpa Campbell”, who was often in shady dealings. He states in that episode that he got the nickname “Soupy” not because his surname is Campbell (which would be a play on the Campbell's soup brand), but because of the tight situations he gets himself into, claiming “[he is] always in hot water”. Ray did not have a good relationship with his father initially, and often disapproved of his decisions, but they started to have somewhat of an understanding by the end of his first appearance on the show. “Soupy” appears in two additional season three episodes “Christmas” and “Summer Bummer”, and makes his final appearance in the season five episode “Shoeless”, with Soupy acting as “the fairy godfather” to Tamera's Cinderella as she couldn't go to Jordan's graduation party. Carl Mitushka (Fred Willard) – Mr. Mitushka is the vice principal of Roosevelt High and the founder of a conservatory for young musicians. In his last two appearances, he tries a bit hard to “be cool” with the students. The character appears in the season three episodes “The Piano Lesson”, “The Candidate” and “The Audition”. Dave Barnes (David Strickland)- A security guard at the mall where Lisa works. He is often shown to be slightly incompetent and loses his job in one episode. Patrice (Vernee Watson-Johnson) – Patrice is Lisa's best friend from the inner-city neighborhood that Lisa and Tia previously lived and is the mother of Tia's childhood friend Darnell, who is introduced in the season four episode “Boy from the Hood”. Patrice, who has known Lisa since childhood, has a personality similar to Lisa, which sometimes irritates Ray as much as Lisa's antics typically do. Mike (Jamil Walker Smith) – Mike is a student at Roosevelt High, seen only during the fourth season, who is also one of the very few male friends Roger is seen to have, presumably as he is most likely in the same year. Marlon Baker (Aaron Lohr) – Marlon is a student at Roosevelt High, seen only during the fourth season, who is a jock and plays on Roosevelt High's hockey team as seen in the episode “Some Like It Hockey”. He often makes fun of various students, most often Tia and Tamera. Marlon is shown as sexist in the episode “Some Like It Hockey” when he claims the job of class president is a “man's job” and doesn't allow Tia and Tamera (who are girls) to try out for the hockey team but the decision is later reversed when Tia and Tamera (disguised as male hockey players) beat and embarrass Marlon in a scrimmage match. The character's portrayer, Aaron Lohr, previously appeared on Sister, Sister as a different character, an older teenager whom Tia goes out on a double date with (joined by Tamera and Roger) in the season one episode “Wedding Bells and Box Boys”. Clark (Christopher “Kid” Reid) – Clark is the manager of the bookstore/coffeeshop Book 'Em, Joe and is Tia's boss at the hangout during the fifth season, who is shown to be sarcastic. Diavian Johnson (Alexis Fields) – Diavian is the twins' best friend in the seasons five and six. Dot (Senta Moses) – Dot is a friend of Tia and Tamera's during season five. Victor Sims (Richard Lawson) – Victor is one of Ray's friends, who later becomes Lisa's love interest and later her husband in the series finale. Due to the series ending, we will never know if Victor adopted Tia. Richard is the father of Bianca Lawson, who played Rhonda in the third season. Vivica Shaw (Rolanda Watts) – Vivica is Ray's ex-girlfriend, who Ray broke up with because she was cheating on him. Vivica was constantly trying to mess Ray up out of anger. Because he made her lose her other date so she was dateless. She was supposed to have moved to Chicago, but she started a limo business to get him back. It is also obvious that Vivica and Lisa are rivals. In the same episode where she started the limo business she was arrested, because none of her three drivers (Kim, Mo'nique, and Chant'e) had a license. Steven (Chad Haywood) – Diavian's boyfriend in season five, who is shown not to be very bright. Vanessa (Gabrielle Union) - Vanessa is Tia and Tamera's friend in the last half of the fourth season and the first half of the fifth season. In one episode, Tamera finds out that Vanessa is a shoplifter. Matthew “Matt” Sullivan (Tony Carreiro) – Matt is Tia and Tamera's birth father. He appeared in one episode as their teacher and they came to his museum. He started talking about Racelle Gavin and they said they knew her, and he showed them a picture of her. Eventually, he figured out that Racelle Gavin was their mother which meant he was their father. But Tamera didn't go for it because he was white and she was mad that he wasn't there for them. But he tried to explain that he was trying to find them. At the end, Tamera was really happy with him. And in the end Matt accidentally took a wacky picture and Lisa said “Matt, you'll fit into this family just fine.” Principal Gordon (Eric Payne in Season 4, Fitz Houston in Season 5) – The Principal of Roosevelt High during the Twins' Junior and Senior Years, respectively. Little Ray – Little Ray is a stray Orange tabby Cat that Lisa adopted during the first season and named him after Ray. Ray hates Little Ray. Little Ray is shown in the second season, riding with Ray, then Ray tells him to get out and jumps out the window, but at the end of the episode he comes back. Little Ray is not seen or mentioned again.
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