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Diff'rent Strokes
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Cast of 'Diff'rent Strokes'

  • Conrad Bain as Philip Drummond
  • Gary Coleman as Arnold Jackson
  • Todd Bridges as Willis Jackson
  • Dana Plato as Kimberly Drummond
  • Charlotte Rae as Mrs. Edna Garrett
  • Mary Jo Catlett as Pearl Gallagher
  • Danny Cooksey as Sam McKinney
  • Mary Ann Mobley as Maggie McKinney

Diff'rent Strokes

Two black kids from Harlem, Arnold Jackson and older brother Willis, are welcomed into the family of wealthy New York businessman Philip Drummond when their mother, his housekeeper, passes away. The two brothers become part of the Drummond family and learn various lessons about life.

Premiere:
Nov 03, 1978
Original Network:
NBC
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All Upcoming Times for Diff'rent Strokes

Episode Air Date Channel

Crime Story

S04, E17  (First Aired: Mar. 11, 1982)
Arnold and his friend Dudley are scared by two bullies who demand their lunch money.
  • Wed 3/1
  • 7:00PM-7:27PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Crime Story

S04, E18  (First Aired: Mar. 18, 1982)
After being rescued by Willis, Arnold schemes to capture the bullies who threatened him.
  • Wed 3/1
  • 7:27PM-7:54PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

B.M.O.C.

S04, E19  (First Aired: Mar. 25, 1982)
Willis' obsession with joining an exclusive club at high school affects the entire household.
  • Thu 3/2
  • 7:00PM-7:27PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Green Hair

S04, E20  (First Aired: Apr. 1, 1982)
Drummond refuses to get involved in combating air pollution until Kimberly becomes a victim.
  • Thu 3/2
  • 7:27PM-7:54PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Have I Got a Girl for You

S04, E21  (First Aired: Apr. 8, 1982)
Aunt Sophia, playing matchmaker, pairs Drummond with a hairdresser.
  • Fri 3/3
  • 7:00PM-7:27PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Lifesavers

S04, E22  (First Aired: Apr. 15, 1982)
Willis' quick thinking saves Arnold's life, and Arnold is determined to show his gratitude.
  • Fri 3/3
  • 7:27PM-7:54PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Stress? What Stress?

S04, E23  (First Aired: Apr. 22, 1982)
Stress is diagnosed as the cause of Drummond's frequent attacks of pain.
  • Mon 3/6
  • 4:29AM-4:57AM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Music Man

S04, E24  (First Aired: May. 6, 1982)
Arnold interferes with Willis' plans to have Charlene sing with his musical group.
  • Mon 3/6
  • 4:57AM-5:25AM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Stress? What Stress?

S04, E23  (First Aired: Apr. 22, 1982)
Stress is diagnosed as the cause of Drummond's frequent attacks of pain.
  • Mon 3/6
  • 7:00PM-7:27PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Music Man

S04, E24  (First Aired: May. 6, 1982)
Arnold interferes with Willis' plans to have Charlene sing with his musical group.
  • Mon 3/6
  • 7:27PM-7:54PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

On Your Toes

S04, E26  (First Aired: May. 20, 1982)
Arnold's enthusiasm for ballet is dampened by Willis' taunts.
  • Tue 3/7
  • 7:00PM-7:27PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Short But Sweet

S04, E25  (First Aired: May. 13, 1982)
Arnold feels cheated because he is growing older, but not taller.
  • Tue 3/7
  • 7:27PM-7:54PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Shoot-Out at the O.K. Arcade

S05, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 2, 1982)
Arnold is determined to beat Willis and dethrone him as local video game champ.
  • Wed 3/8
  • 7:00PM-7:27PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

In the Swim

S05, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 9, 1982)
Kimberly's actions could get Willis into hot water when she is transferred into his public school.
  • Wed 3/8
  • 7:27PM-7:54PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Big Brother

S05, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 23, 1982)
Arnold feels left out when he gets his big brother Willis to help cure a new classmate's loneliness.
  • Thu 3/9
  • 7:00PM-7:27PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Cyrano De Jackson

S05, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 16, 1982)
Arnold helps his shy friend Dudley win the heart of a girl who falls for Arnold instead.
  • Thu 3/9
  • 7:27PM-7:54PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Substitute Teacher

S05, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 6, 1982)
A ``little white lie'' by Arnold and his buddies puts a teacher's career in jeopardy.
  • Fri 3/10
  • 7:00PM-7:27PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Peacemaker

S05, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 30, 1982)
Willis buys a gun to protect himself when his plan to bring peace to rival gangs backfires.
  • Fri 3/10
  • 7:27PM-7:54PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Older Woman

S05, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 13, 1982)
A false I.D. and fake mustache win Willis a date on the town with a beautiful older woman.
  • Mon 3/13
  • 7:00PM-7:27PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Memories

S05, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 27, 1982)
A long lost trunk containing a tape recording from their deceased mother is delivered to the boys.
  • Mon 3/13
  • 7:27PM-7:54PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Older Woman

S05, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 13, 1982)
A false I.D. and fake mustache win Willis a date on the town with a beautiful older woman.
  • Tue 3/14
  • 5:46AM-6:13AM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Memories

S05, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 27, 1982)
A long lost trunk containing a tape recording from their deceased mother is delivered to the boys.
  • Tue 3/14
  • 6:13AM-6:40AM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

A Case of Overexposure

S05, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 20, 1982)
Arnold's chances at winning a school election are slim when a revealing photo of him taken by Kimberly surfaces.
  • Tue 3/14
  • 7:00PM-7:27PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Push Comes to Shove

S05, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 4, 1982)
Arnold's run-in with the new building manager's son could get the entire Drummond family evicted.
  • Tue 3/14
  • 7:27PM-7:54PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK