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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

The Woman

S01, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 19, 1979)
The children scheme to upset Drummond's plans to marry an attractive widow.
  • Thu 8/25
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

No Time for Arnold

S01, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 26, 1979)
Arnold's attention-getting plans go awry and he gets more than he bargained for.
  • Thu 8/25
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Relative

S01, E14  (First Aired: Feb. 2, 1979)
A visiting cousin (LaWanda Page) thinks she should stay closer to the boys after seeing their new digs.
  • Fri 8/26
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Tutor

S01, E15  (First Aired: Feb. 9, 1979)
Mr. Drummond hires a tutor for Willis and Arnold who does everything but teach.
  • Fri 8/26
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The New Landlord

S01, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 16, 1979)
Arnold tries to convince the new landlord to allow the Drummonds to keep the penthouse.
  • Mon 8/29
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Willis' Privacy

S01, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 23, 1979)
In order to escape from Arnold, Willis divides the bedroom in half and begins staying at friends' houses.
  • Mon 8/29
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Retrospective

S01, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 29, 1978)
The Drummonds gather around the Christmas tree and reflect on life with Arnold and Willis.
  • Tue 8/30
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Retrospective

S01, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 29, 1978)
The Drummonds gather around the Christmas tree and reflect on life with Arnold and Willis.
  • Tue 8/30
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Mrs. Garrett's Crisis

S01, E18  (First Aired: Mar. 2, 1979)
Thinking her life as a housekeeper is unfulfilling, Mrs. Garrett makes an important decision concerning her future.
  • Wed 8/31
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Job

S01, E19  (First Aired: Mar. 16, 1979)
Willis lands a job so he can purchase skates and prove a point to Drummond.
  • Wed 8/31
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Getting Involved

S01, E22  (First Aired: Apr. 6, 1979)
Arnold witnesses a holdup and the robber wants to be assured that he won't identify him.
  • Thu 9/1
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Special With `Hello, Larry'

S01, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 30, 1979)
Mr. Drummond plans to buy a radio station, but learns that it will put a friend out of a job.
  • Thu 9/1
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Special With `Hello, Larry'

S01, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 30, 1979)
Drummond may jeopardize an old friend's job if he buys a Portland radio station.
  • Fri 9/2
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Willis' Birthday

S01, E23  (First Aired: Apr. 13, 1979)
Willis is hurt when he believes that the family has forgotten his birthday.
  • Fri 9/2
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Girls School

S01, E24  (First Aired: May. 4, 1979)
Mrs. Garrett becomes feisty when she visits Kimberly's pushy principal.
  • Mon 9/5
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

The Hero

S02, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 1979)
Willis and Kimberley scheme to help Arnold meet boxer Muhammad Ali.
  • Mon 9/5
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Arnold's Girlfriend

S02, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 21, 1979)
Arnold needs an appendectomy but it's doubtful he'll sit still long enough for surgery.
  • Tue 9/6
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Arnold's Girlfriend

S02, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 21, 1979)
Appendicitis means surgery for Arnold who's scared to death till he meets the daughter of one of Drummond's clients.
  • Tue 9/6
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Feudin' and Fussin'

S02, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 28, 1979)
Arnold's endorsement gets Larry an offer for a television job.
  • Wed 9/7
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK

Feudin' and Fussin'

S02, E04  (First Aired: Sep. 28, 1979)
A television executive offers the Drummond family's friend, Larry Alder, the opportunity of a lifetime.
  • Wed 9/7
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 355
  • STZENBK