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Diff'rent Strokes

IMDB: 6.7

1978, 8 seasons to date

Comedy / Drama / Family

By Jeff Harris

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Phillip Drummond, a widowed Manhattan millionaire and president of the mega-firm Trans Allied Inc., adopts two orphaned black brothers from Harlem, 8-year-old Arnold and 12-year-old Willis. Drummond had made a promise to their dying mother, his housekeeper that he would care for the boys after she passes on; their father had died years earlier. The boys, whom Drummond always introduced as his two sons, went from rags to riches literally overnight. At first, Willis was rather skeptical of their newfound wealth, but eventually, both he and Arnold felt right at home in their newfound surroundings. Also part of the family were Drummond's beautiful daughter, 13-year-old Kimberly; and his current housekeeper, Edna Garrett. As the years passed, Mrs. Garrett left to become housemother at the Eastland School for Girls; she was replaced by the cantankerous Adelaide Brubaker and still later, charming Pearl Gallagher. Arnold's friends, Dudley and Robbie (and later, Charlie); Willis' girlfriend, ...

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Season 1

  • Mother's Last Visit

    Mr. Drummond's mother arrives for an unscheduled visit and has an adverse reaction to her son's new family situation.

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  • Prep School

    Mr. Drummond is excited about the possibility of the boys enrolling at his old prep school.

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Season 2

  • Feudin' and Fussin': Part 1

    At Arnold's suggestion, a TV producer gives Larry Alder an audition for a TV hosting job.

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  • Mrs. Garrett's Romance

    Mrs. Garrett receives a marriage proposal from a younger man with whom she attends night school.

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Season 3

  • Substitute Mother

    When Adelaide goes away, Drummond hires a temporary housekeeper to take her place. With the new housekeeper, Arnold soon realizes that she reminds him a lot of his mom and tries to arrange it so that she and Drummond fall in love.

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  • The Accident

    Everyone is planning a huge surprise party for Drummond on his 50th birthday. But the real surprise is a very tragic one: On his way home, Drummond is critically injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver.

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Season 4

  • The Model

    Kimberly lands a modeling job at a department store which leads to her being selected for an upcoming modeling show in Paris. Drummond, initially dead-set against the trip, caves in and decides to take the whole family to Paris.

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  • The Team

    Willis sues the school basketball team when he loses his position to a white player because of their Affirmative Action policy.

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Season 5

  • Cyrano De Jackson

    Dudley, too shy to talk to Lisa, his love interest, turns to Arnold to help him woo her with poetry. However when the plan backfires, Arnold finds himself unable to get rid of Lisa, who is in love with him, and unable to talk to Dudley who is mad at him for stealing Lisa.

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  • Big Brother

    Arnold, feeling sorry for a new boy at school who has no friends, asks Willis to serve as a big brother to him. When Willis begins spending all his time with his "new brother", Arnold feels neglected.

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Season 6

  • Rashomon II

    After a burglar's attempt to rob the house is foiled, Arnold, Willis, and Drummond all give different accounts of how it happen.

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  • The Lie

    Willis lies about his qualifications so that he can get a job at Arnold's carnival.

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Season 7

  • Bed-Wetting

    When Sam starts wetting the bed, Arnold is anything but sensitive to his problem.

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  • Undercover Lover

    Willis starts romancing the new girl at school who turns out to be an undercover narcotics agent.

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Season 8

  • Love on the Run

    Drummond and Maggie's hectic schedules and lack of time spent with each other leads Sam to believe that they'll be getting divorced soon.

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  • Willis Goes to College

    After a difficult first week of college, Willis comes home and fakes sickness so that he won't have to go back.

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