Diff'rent Strokes - Season 4

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Episode Guide

  • On Your Toes
    On Your Toes
    Episode 26
    5/20/82
    7.0
    A famed choreographer encourages Arnold to learn ballet, but his youthful dancing days could be numbered when Willis' taunting remarks convince Arnold to drop out of an upcoming recital.
  • Short But Sweet
    Short But Sweet
    Episode 25
    5/13/82
    8.8
    Arnold feels shortchanged, he's growing older but he's not getting any taller and he's convinced that's the reason why he doesn't have a girl friend.
  • The Music Man
    The Music Man
    Episode 24
    5/6/82
    8.2
    Willis sets what he's sure is a "cinch" audition for girl friend Charlene to sing with his musical group, but his "big plans" hit a sour not when Arnold's intervention threatens to destroy both Charlene's chances with the group and her relationship with Willis.
  • Stress? What Stress?
    4/22/82
    7.5
    Stress is diagnosed as the cause of hard-working Drummond's frequent attacks of pain, but suddenly young, healthy and "normal" Willis learns that he, too, is a prime candidate for the same debilitating "attacks."
  • Lifesavers
    Lifesavers
    Episode 22
    4/15/82
    7.7
    A quick-thinking, fast-acting Willis saves Arnold from a near-fatal accident and in doing so unleashes an adoring monster who dedicates his life to repaying his "hero."
  • Have I Got a Girl for You
    4/8/82
    7.5
    Aunt Sophia's matchmaking unites an unsuspecting Drummond with her "working-class" hairdresser, but a slip of Arnold's tongue ignites charges that Drummond is a snob, turning a "budding romance" into a roaring feud.
  • Green Hair
    Green Hair
    Episode 20
    4/1/82
    8.0
    An adamant Drummond ignores sister Sophia's pleas to get involved in a group effort to combat air pollution, until Kimberly becomes victimized by the unnatural phenomenon.
  • B.M.O.C.
    B.M.O.C.
    Episode 19
    3/25/82
    8.5
    Willis' obsession with joining an "exclusive" high school club rocks the Drummond household and leaves several victims in its wake, including a shaken Arnold who takes his brother's "insensitive" actions to heart.
  • Crime Story (Part 2) (a.k.a.) Crime in the Schools
    Arnold doesn't know when to leave well enough alone after Willis comes to his rescue, he gets himself involved in an "undercover" scheme to capture the "punks" at school who have been harassing him.
  • Crime Story (Part 1) (a.k.a.) Crime in the Schools
    Arnold and his friend Dudley are scared to death by two teenage bullies who pose the intimidating demand "your lunch money or your life."
  • The Car
    The Car
    Episode 16
    2/25/82
    8.8
    When his girl friend plans on taking a drive with someone else, a "carless" Willis -- refusing to be outdone -- gets an idea for a real joy ride neither of them will forget.
  • The Squatter
    The Squatter
    Episode 15
    2/18/82
    7.5
    Drummond learns the hard way that converting apartments into condominiums can mean hurting lots of innocent people when he becomes the unsuspecting "victim" of an eccentric tenant he's displacing.
  • Fire
    Fire
    Episode 14
    2/11/82
    8.4
    A fire traps Drummond and his family in their penthouse and has him "working" overtime trying to protect them without letting on that there's anything wrong.
  • Kathy
    Kathy
    Episode 13
    2/4/82
    7.9
    Arnold and his friend Kathy face big challenges in their lives and each holds the key to overcoming the other's obstacles, but when Arnold takes the first step forward, their entire relationship takes a big step backwards.
  • Dreams
    Dreams
    Episode 12
    1/28/82
    8.3
    A cancelled fishing trip leaves Arnold having a series of bad dreams that the entire family loses sleep over, until a psychiatrist's examination reveals what really is causing his nighttime terror.
  • Jilted
    Jilted
    Episode 11
    1/21/82
    9.0
    When Willis takes his steady girl friend for granted, his selfishness sends her out with another guy -- who won't ignore her, but there may be hope for happiness if a self-appointed Cupid succeeds in his plan.
  • Hello, Daddy
    Hello, Daddy
    Episode 10
    1/14/82
    7.7
    Does Drummond have a third son? There's a young man at the door who claims he does and that he is.
  • Burial Ground
    Burial Ground
    Episode 9
    1/7/82
    7.0
    Arnold and Willis go on a hunger strike to save a historic landmark when they learn construction by Drummond's company may destroy what could be an ancient Indian burial ground.
  • Health Club
    Health Club
    Episode 8
    12/17/81
    7.8
    Arnold and Willis face a puzzling dilemma -- how to tell Drummond that the award he worked so hard for comes from a health club with a "restricted membership."
  • The Ski Week-End
    The Ski Week-End
    Episode 7
    12/10/81
    8.6
    Kimberly must face the biggest decision of her life -- whether to spend a ski weekend with a popular boy or turn down the opportunity to get away on her own and remain, in her mind, daddy's "little girl."
  • Double Date (a.k.a.) Blind Date
    12/3/81
    8.1
    Arnold's big plans for his first real "date" are quickly deflated when parental-imposed restrictions threaten to ruin his encounter before it ever gets off the ground.
  • The Big Heist
    The Big Heist
    Episode 5
    11/26/81
    8.3
    Arnold is elated when he's accepted into an "elite" club at school, but his membership could lead to consequences far beyond his wildest dreams when he learns he must commit a crime as part of his secret initiation.
  • The Team
    The Team
    Episode 4
    11/19/81
    7.7
    A happy household is torn by the repercussions of meeting racial quotas -- Drummond faces a lawsuit when he hires a black man from outside his company for a prized executive position and Willis seeks justice when told his color is the only thing preventing him from making the school's predominantly black basketball team.moreless
  • The Model
    The Model
    Episode 3
    11/12/81
    8.4
    Kimberly hopes a summer job will make her more independent, but when it becomes an undreamed chance at international modeling, it may be more independence than her father will agree to.
  • First Day Blues
    First Day Blues
    Episode 2
    11/5/81
    9.1
    Willis has the normal jitters on his first day of high school, and in his hurry to make friends, hooks up with a bad group, goes overboard to impress them, and, for his efforts could wind up in jail.
  • Growing Up
    Growing Up
    Episode 1
    10/29/81
    8.8
    His friends' stories of their sexual exploits convince Willis it's time he "became a man"--now he must convince his steady girl friend Charlene.
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