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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

Movin' In

S01, E01  (First Aired: Nov. 3, 1978)
Multimillionaire Phillip Drummond carries out the wish of his late housekeeper and welcomes her two sons into his New York penthouse.
  • Tue 10/17
  • 7:27PM-7:55PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Social Worker

S01, E02  (First Aired: Nov. 10, 1978)
Arnold jumps to conclusions when he overhears Drummond telling a social worker that black children belong with black families.
  • Wed 10/18
  • 7:27PM-7:55PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Mother's Last Visit

S01, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 17, 1978)
Drummond's upper-crust mother arrives for a visit and isn't too pleased with the latest family additions.
  • Thu 10/19
  • 7:28PM-7:56PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Spanking

S01, E05  (First Aired: Dec. 1, 1978)
Arnold's continuing prank of dropping water balloons from the balcony prompts punishment from Mr. Drummond.
  • Fri 10/20
  • 7:28PM-7:55PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Prep School

S01, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 24, 1978)
Drummond attempts to enroll Willis and Arnold in an exclusive prep school.
  • Mon 10/23
  • 7:28PM-7:56PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Goodbye Dolly

S01, E06  (First Aired: Dec. 8, 1978)
Arnold is inconsolable after Kimberley donates his doll to charity.
  • Tue 10/24
  • 7:27PM-7:55PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Trial

S01, E07  (First Aired: Dec. 15, 1978)
With Mrs. Garrett as judge and the family as jury, Arnold goes on trial for putting goldfish in the hot tub.
  • Wed 10/25
  • 7:28PM-7:56PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Fight

S01, E10  (First Aired: Jan. 5, 1979)
Drummond thinks Willis' methods for warding off the neighborhood bully should be more civilized.
  • Thu 10/26
  • 7:28PM-7:56PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Club Meeting

S01, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 12, 1979)
Wanting to impress them with his luxurious surroundings, Willis invites his old friends to visit.
  • Fri 10/27
  • 7:28PM-7:56PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Woman

S01, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 19, 1979)
The children scheme to upset Drummond's plans to marry an attractive widow.
  • Mon 10/30
  • 7:28PM-7:55PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK