The hit ‘90s sitcom Moesha is seeing a resurgence because of its new dwelling on Netflix, the place all six seasons of the present grew to become out there on Aug. 1.
The sequence follows teenager Moesha (performed by Brandy Norwood) and her household, which incorporates dad Frank and stepmother Dee, as they navigate actual social points similar to race relations, drug use, and intercourse. However one matter that the dramedy glosses over is the dying of Moesha’s mother, Marguerite.
How did Moesha’s mother die?
Through the sitcom’s 127-episode run, we by no means came upon how Marguerite died, however followers have spouted off loads of theories during the last 20 years.
“I believe she handed from youngster delivery problems after having [Myles],” one commenter urged on a fan discussion board, referring to Moesha’s youthful brother. A second viewer concurred, writing, “I believe it may have been from problems having [Myles] as a result of [Myles] did not know his mom in any respect.”
A 3rd particular person shared, “I at all times assumed she had most cancers or one thing of the type… perhaps a automobile accident.” One contributor even floated the concept “Frank killed her and made it appear like an accident.” (We don’t like that one.)
Provided that the present appreciated to deal with the distinctive dynamic between Moesha and Dee, who additionally occurred to be her stepdaughter’s vice principal, Marguerite’s identify didn’t come up typically — however we did catch a glimpse of her within the Season three episode “My Mother’s Not an Ottoman.”
Moesha remembers her mom by a sequence of flashbacks after Dee decides to redecorate the home, promoting a few of Marguerite’s outdated furnishings within the course of. “You couldn’t wait to throw my mom’s stuff out, may you?” Moesha asserts throughout a very emotional scene.
“Don’t play harmless, Dee. You knew precisely what you have been doing,” the damage excessive schooler claims. “You thought you would purchase me some funky cover and I used to be going to allow you to eliminate my mom?”
As with every nice sitcom, the pair involves an understanding by the tip of the episode. “I nonetheless miss her, Dee,” Moesha admits to her stepmom whereas standing within the empty household room. “I do know you do, honey,” Dee responds, giving her an enormous hug. Now that’s some iconic feel-good TV!