August 09, 2010 at 02:02 PM EDT

On Sunday evenings, after Big Brother and after Mad Men, if I can manage to keep my eyes open, I try to tune into my lady-like indulgence Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime. I’m especially glad I got my Diva on last night because look who popped up with a gavel in the court room: the irrepressible Jasmine Guy! (Cybil Shepherd made a grand appearance, too, but whatevs.) Drop Dead Diva always manages to snag ridiculously delicious, icon-esque guest judges (Rosie O’Donnell! Paula Abdul!), but seeing A Different World star Jasmine just made me smile. Not totally sure why I got so excited (she’s been on Vampire Diaries recently), but I’m just gonna revel in her random pop-up and post about it here on PopWatch. My grin was extra large, too, last night thanks to Jasmine’s somewhat marm-ish hairdo (see: photo here) and her surly attitude on the episode (which you can watch in entirety, if you want). No one messes with Whitley! “Relax, relate, release!” (I’ve always wanted to cite Whitley’s genius line here in a PW post. Mission: accomplished.)

And just to go down memory lane for a moment, do you remember when Jasmine was on EW’s cover back in 1991? Yah, she was! For A Different World, natch. And it’s quite possibly the most amazing moment of reminiscing you’ll experience…today! Enjoy Jasmine’s moment in the EW sun here:

That’s all.

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