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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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Episode Air Date Channel

The Bicycle Man

S05, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 12, 1983)
A neighborhood merchant who is actually a child molester plans to make his move on the unsuspecting Arnold and Dudley.
  • Tue 6/28
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Family on Ice

S05, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 19, 1983)
Mr. Drummond agrees to let Kimberly leave New York to train with Olympic Gold Medalist Dorothy Hamill in Los Angeles.
  • Tue 6/28
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Hall Monitor

S05, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 26, 1983)
Arnold's good intentions to help his handicapped friend adjust to life in public school backfire.
  • Wed 6/29
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Cricket

S05, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 5, 1983)
When Arnold has a run of bad luck, Mr. Drummond gives him a pet cricket believed by the Japanese to bring good luck.
  • Wed 6/29
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Roommates

S05, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 12, 1983)
The household is turned upside down when Mr. Drummond has to move in with Arnold for a week.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Reporter

S05, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 19, 1983)
First Lady Nancy Reagan guest stars when Arnold's story about drug abuse is printed in a New York City newspaper.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Romeo and Juliet

S05, E23  (First Aired: Apr. 30, 1983)
Arnold is tricked into playing Romeo in the school play opposite his arch rival Lisa.
  • Fri 7/1
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

My Fair Larry

S05, E24  (First Aired: May. 7, 1983)
Larry, the school thug, targets Kimberly after Willis shows him how to make it with girls.
  • Fri 7/1
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Rashomon II

S06, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 22, 1983)
Drummond, Arnold and Willis tell different stories after they bravely subdue a burglar.
  • Mon 7/4
  • 5:20AM-5:45AM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Where There's Smoke

S06, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 14, 1984)
Dudley's dad helps Arnold and Dudley face the harsh realities of cigarette smoking.
  • Mon 7/4
  • 5:45AM-6:15AM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Rashomon II

S06, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 22, 1983)
Drummond, Arnold and Willis tell different stories after they bravely subdue a burglar.
  • Mon 7/4
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Where There's Smoke

S06, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 14, 1984)
Dudley's dad helps Arnold and Dudley face the harsh realities of cigarette smoking.
  • Mon 7/4
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Goat

S06, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 15, 1983)
Arnold is shunned on his first day at junior high when he fails to match Willis' reputation.
  • Tue 7/5
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Lie

S06, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 29, 1983)
Willis' self-serving lie about knowing CPR jeopardizes Arnold's life.
  • Tue 7/5
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Coming of Age

S06, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 3, 1983)
A free-spirited Kimberly has unusual plans for her 18th birthday present -- a trust fund.
  • Wed 7/6
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Mr. T and mr. t

S06, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 1, 1983)
Arnold is over the moon when he gets to meet his idol, Mr. T.
  • Wed 7/6
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Assert Yourself

S06, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 10, 1983)
Arnold resigns as Dudley's campaign manager to run against him for class president.
  • Thu 7/7
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Drafted

S06, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 12, 1983)
Drummond overreacts when 13-year-old Arnold is notified to register for the draft.
  • Thu 7/7
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Van Drummonds

S06, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 19, 1983)
A visit from Drummond's Dutch cousin and her son lasts an eternity for Arnold and Willis.
  • Fri 7/8
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Mrs. Z

S06, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 17, 1983)
After an extortion threat, Drummond is provided with unusual police protection.
  • Fri 7/8
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Moonlighter

S06, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 26, 1983)
Arnold discovers that his favorite teacher moonlights as a cocktail waitress.
  • Mon 7/11
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Houseguest

S06, E23  (First Aired: May. 5, 1984)
Willis and Charlene's budding romance suffers during her temporary stay at the Drummonds.
  • Mon 7/11
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK