Diff'rent Strokes

Season 1 Episode 5

The Spanking

Aired Unknown Dec 01, 1978 on NBC

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  • Rookie mistake - it'd be much better if Mr. Drummond took the telescope away first, and how he forgot that is beyond me

    This was a very well-plotted episode except for one thing. It had all the right feelings and everything, and I believe was appropriate for something very dangerous. So why didn't I rate this higher. Because not taking the telescope away helped, and Mr. Drummond, having his own daughter, would have known exactly what to do - take that way first, and not give it back for a few days. By just threatening but doing nothing else it let Arnold think he was off the hook. If Mr. Drummond had had no children before this woudl be accepable - but he would never have made such a rookie mistake. Then again, *if* he did that, it still probably wouldn't have taught Arnold, and so I would say that it was still very good. He should just have done that after he got the telescope back after a few days.