Fans of The WB’s “Smart Guy” obviously remember fourth grade genius TJ Henderson…
Played by Tahj Mowry.
They most likely remember Marcus…
Played by Jason Weaver (fun fact: is the singing voice of Simba in The Lion King).
They definitely remember Morris “Mo” Tibbs…
Omar Gooding in the house!
They might remember Yvette…
Played by Essence Atkins.
BUT DO THEY REMEMBER BEYONCÉ???!!
Played by Beyoncé!!!!!!!! (She was just 17 at the time.)
In a Very Very Very Important Episode of the series from 1998 titled “A Date with Destiny,” the singer/actress extraordinaire makes a special appearance with her clique, Destiny’s Child.
The ladies were in D.C. holding auditions for backup dancers for an upcoming world tour. Yvette got her groove on.
And she almost booked the gig.
That is until her little brother TJ stepped in. Literally.
And his moves WOWED Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and all of Destiny’s Child 1.0 (LeToya and LaTavia).
They were so yes, yes, yes, yes, yes to his skills that they had him join in on their performance of “No, No, No (Pt. 2).”
Dear Jesus, these coordinated FUBU outfits are fire!
Meanwhile, Marcus, who’s trying to slip the group his own mixtape, attracts the gaze of Bey.
Lots of unbelievable moments furl forth from yence (‘yonce?). Like when the band is just chilling in the Hendersons’ living room.
And when they’re invited to stay for dinner, Beyoncé offers to go to the market and get the groceries LOLOLOL.
Then she thinks it’d be fun to attend a local school dance.
Of course, the girls end up performing again, officially making it the best high school dance ever.
Take it to church and heaven and beyond, Beyoncé!
Afterwards, Beyoncé goes back to the Hendersons’ and makes herself a PB&J sandwich. She grabs her own plates and everything!
Bless all that jelly because we just weren’t ready.
You can relive the entire episode here: