WHEN SPENCER�S FATHER SHOWS UP AT DEE DEE�S THANKSGIVING PARTY,
THE NIGHT TAKES A TURN FOR THE WORSE, ON A REBROADCAST OF
"HALF & HALF," MONDAY, APRIL 18
Chef Tyler Florence (Food Network) Guest Stars As Himself
and Louis Gossett, Jr. Guest Stars as Ray
"The Big Thanks For Nothing Episode" � When Spencer invites his mother to Dee Dee�s Thanksgiving party, all goes as planned until Spencer�s father Ray (guest star Louis Gossett, Jr.) shows up unexpectedly, on a rebroadcast of HALF & HALF, Monday, April 18 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on UPN. Ellen Gittelsohn directed the episode from a script by Temple Northup. Chef Tyler Florence guest stars as himself. (Originally broadcast 11/22/04)
Meanwhile, Mona confronts her father about feeling slighted by him.
Mona Thorne: Rachel True
Dee Dee Thorne: Essence Atkins
Phyllis Thorne: Telma Hopkins
Big Dee Dee Thorne: Valarie Pettiford
Spencer Williams: Chico Benymon
Charles Thorne: Obba Babatunde
Ray Willis: Louis Gossett, Jr.
Tyler Florence: Himself
Tonya: Lonette McKee