Diff'rent Strokes

NBC (ended 1986)


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  • The Tutor

    Full Episode

    S 1 : Ep 15 - 2/9/79

    Drummond hires a tutor for Willis and Arnold who does practically everything but teach.
  • The Relative

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    S 1 : Ep 14 - 2/2/79

    LaWanda Page guest stars as a cousin of Willis and Arnold who, after seeing the boys in their comfortable new surroundings, knows she should stay closer to her long-lost little relatives.
  • No Time for Arnold

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    S 1 : Ep 13 - 1/26/79

    A lonely Arnold comes up with a method of gaining his family's attention. Unfortunately his plan works a little too well; he ends up with everyone's attention, including the family doctor.
  • The Woman

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    S 1 : Ep 12 - 1/19/79

    Mr. Drummond's intention to marry an attractive widow doesn't meet with his children's approval, and Arnold, Willis and Kimberly devise a scheme they hope will turn his "romantic" proposal into a disaster.
  • The Club Meeting

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    S 1 : Ep 11 - 1/12/79

    Willis invites his neighborhood club from Harlem to visit, but things get out of hand when he tries to impress them with his new wealth.
  • The Fight

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 1/5/79

    Willis puts Arnold in training to fight the local bully, but Mr. Drummond insists more civilized solutions be employed.
  • The Trial

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 12/15/78

    When Arnold is in trouble for putting his goldfish in Mr. Drummond's hot tub, Willis insists that it is wrong to convict him without a trial. The whole family, with Mrs. Garrett as judge, comes up with an important verdict.moreless
  • Goodbye Dolly

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 12/8/78

    When Arnold loses his favorite doll, he makes sure that his misery is shared equally by the various members of his household, who soon try everything to get it back.
  • The Spanking

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 12/1/78

    Arnold ignores warnings and continues to drop water balloons from the balcony. Mr. Drummond's decision to punish Arnold for the prank with a spanking becomes a learning lesson for Willis too, when he insists that he be the one to spank Arnold -- but where's Arnold?moreless
  • Prep School

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 11/24/78

    When Mr. Drummond tries to get Arnold and Willis into an exclusive prep school, it turns out to be just a little too exclusive for everyone's tastes.
  • Mother's Last Visit

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 11/17/78

    Mr. Drummond's socialite and rather snobbish mother arrives and finds there's a lot she doesn't like about her son's new sons, but she soon learns a valuable lesson about what's really important in a person.moreless
  • The Social Worker

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 11/10/78

    Arnold's eavesdropping leads to trouble when a misunderstanding causes Willis and him to think that Mr. Drummond no longer wants them around; a social worker tells Drummond that "black children belong with black families." Arnold overhears Drummond telling Mrs. Garrett and mistakenly believes that it's Drummond's opinion.moreless
  • Movin' In

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 11/3/78

    Multi-millionaire Phillip Drummond, who has agreed to the death-bed wish of his housekeeper to raise her two small sons as his own, welcomes 8-year-old Arnold and 12-year-old Willis into his lavish penthouse. Anxious to make them feel at home, he showers them with gifts and love -- and is puzzled when he learns that the boys are planning to sneak from the lap of luxury back to Harlem. Aiding Drummond in his effort to make the street-wise, ghetto youngsters feel welcome in the affluent white world are Drummond's new housekeeper Mrs. Garrett and his 13-year-old daughter Kimberly.moreless