Diff'rent Strokes

The Adoption (1)

Season 2, Ep 8, Aired 10/31/79
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  • Episode Description
  • The Drummond family celebrates the day Arnold and Willis are supposed to be officially adopted until the visit of a "relative" leaves their plans in jeopardy. Whitman Mayo guest stars as Jethro Simpson, who sees his way to go from junk to jewels in a last will and testament leaving a fortune to Willis and Arnold.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gary Coleman

    Arnold Jackson

  • Conrad Bain

    Philip Drummond

  • Todd Bridges

    Willis Jackson

  • Alan Rosen

  • Fred Rubin

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Jethro: What is the difference between the two of you? Arnold: One of us is tall, dark and handsome, and the other one is Willis.

    Notes (4)

    • The TV Guide listing for this episode on its original run listed Redd Foxx as guest starring as his Sanford & Son character Fred Sanford as the 'relative' who turns up to claim the boys.

    • Although previous hour-long episodes also have 2-part versions, this is the first "proper" 2-part story of the series, originally being broadcast as two half-hour episodes.

    • Robert Rockwell makes his first appearance as semi-reoccuring character Tom Bishop, Mr. Drummond's attourney, in this story.

    • Whitman Mayo's character in this story has similarities to Grady Wilson, the character he played in 'Sanford and Son'.

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