Diff'rent Strokes

Season 2 Episode 26

The Squealer

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Aired Unknown Mar 26, 1980 on NBC
8.0
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The Squealer
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Willis seeks comradeship as a member of the Tarantulas, a street gang, but finds only deceit as he gets caught in a web of misplaced loyalties. Willis allows himself to be arrested rather than "squeal" on his fellow-gang members by telling the truth.

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  • well, jessejimmy, i disagree with you. This episode was sickness, so shut your blowhole.

    10
    Episode was good because normally Mr Drummond is too nice. In this episode he cracks it. Also, jessejimmy down there thinks that it sucks because it's not realistic. Newsflash: TV ain't realistic! None of it, so if you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything. I'm just trying to use up my words, so I'm going to keep talking about the episode. This shows Willis' dark side. He's even a jerk to Arnold, and how could you get mad at someone like that? Jimmy being in there's cool, and it's funny that Arnold kept zingin' 'em. Go Coleman!moreless
  • a good episode but not one of the best storylines. there wasn\\\'t much sense of reality behind it.

    5.5
    first off, not many big city gangs, especially in new york, have members who are white. second, willis had a desire to join and the gang were eager to take him. it would have made a better story line if he were forced to join. third, how would the police know in advance about their so-called d-day. many street gangs, even in the early 1980s, were into much bigger than spray painting their school. fourth, if willis\\\'s friend jimmy cracked like he did to the sargeant, he wouldn\\\'t get home alive, finally, the gang wouldn\\\'t have a chance if they fought a rival gang, which, by the way, was not mentioned in the episode. could\\\'ve come up with a better scriptmoreless
Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman

Arnold Jackson

Conrad Bain

Conrad Bain

Philip Drummond

Todd Bridges

Todd Bridges

Willis Jackson

Dana Plato

Dana Plato

Kimberly Drummond (1978-1984)

Ron Feinberg

Ron Feinberg

Detective Morrison

Guest Star

Dan Spector

Dan Spector

Lenny

Guest Star

Michael Twain

Michael Twain

Mr. Clark

Guest Star

Erik Moses

Erik Moses

Mike

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Arnold: Dad, can't I just explain myself - like, real quick, before you get mad?
      Philip: I'm past mad. I'm up to furious.

    • Arnold: If you didn't do it, why won't you tell them so you can get out?
      Willis: Because I'm not a squealer.
      Detective Morrison: Willis, our prisons are filled with innocent people because they wouldn't squeal.

    • Tarantula #1: (in jail) Boy, is my dad gonna come down on me when he hears about this.
      Tarantula #2: MY dad's gonna KILL me.
      Willis: My dad's gonna come down on me...and then he's gonna kill me...and THEN he's REALLY gonna let me have it!

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