Diff'rent Strokes

Diff'rent Strokes (1978)


  • Genre: Comedy
  • Creator: Jeff Harris, Bernie Kukoff
  • First Air Date: 1978-11-03
  • Last Air Date: 1986-03-07
  • Total Seasons: 8
  • Total Episodes: 189
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 30 min.
  • Production Company: Norman Lear/Tandem Productions
  • Networks: ABC, NBC
star 6.7/10
From 101 Ratings

Summary

The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, two African American boys from Harlem who are taken in by a rich white Park Avenue businessman named Phillip Drummond and his daughter Kimberly, for whom their deceased mother previously worked. During the first season and first half of the second season, Charlotte Rae also starred as the Drummonds' housekeeper, Mrs. Garrett.

  • Keywords: wealthy, orphan, manhattan, new york city, sitcom, child care
  • Diff'rent Strokes Trailer

    Diff'rent Strokes Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date:
    2 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1978-11-03
    24 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 1979-09-21
    26 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 1980-11-12
    22 Episodes

    Season 4

    First Air Date: 1981-10-29
    26 Episodes

    Season 5

    First Air Date: 1982-10-02
    24 Episodes

    Season 6

    First Air Date: 1983-10-01
    24 Episodes

    Season 7

    First Air Date: 1984-09-29
    24 Episodes

    Season 8

    First Air Date: 1985-09-27
    19 Episodes

    Diff'rent Strokes Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Movin' In30 min
    Season 1Episode 2The Social Worker30 min
    Season 1Episode 3Mother's Last Visit30 min
    Season 1Episode 4Prep School30 min
    Season 1Episode 5The Spanking30 min
    Season 1Episode 6Goodbye Dolly30 min
    Season 1Episode 7The Trial30 min
    Season 1Episode 8Retrospective - Part 130 min
    Season 1Episode 9Retrospective - Part 230 min
    Season 1Episode 10The Fight30 min
    Season 1Episode 11The Club Meeting30 min
    Season 1Episode 12The Woman30 min
    Season 1Episode 13No Time for Arnold30 min
    Season 1Episode 14The Relative30 min
    Season 1Episode 15The Tutor30 min
    Season 1Episode 16The New Landlord30 min
    Season 1Episode 17Willis' Privacy30 min
    Season 1Episode 18Mrs. Garrett's Crisis30 min
    Season 1Episode 19The Job30 min
    Season 1Episode 20The Trip - Part 130 min
    Season 1Episode 21The Trip - Part 230 min
    Season 1Episode 22Getting Involved30 min
    Season 1Episode 23Willis's Birthday30 min
    Season 1Episode 24The Girls' School30 min
    Season 2Episode 1Arnold's Girlfriend - Part 130 min
    Season 2Episode 2Arnold's Girlfriend - Part 230 min
    Season 2Episode 3Feudin' and Fussin' - Part 130 min
    Season 2Episode 4Feudin' and Fussin' - Part 230 min
    Season 2Episode 5Mrs. Garrett's Romance30 min
    Season 2Episode 6Birds and Bees30 min
    Season 2Episode 7Arnold's Hero (a.k.a.) The Hero30 min
    Season 2Episode 8The Adoption - Part 130 min
    Season 2Episode 9The Adoption - Part 230 min
    Season 2Episode 10Father and Son Day30 min
    Season 2Episode 11Thanksgiving Crossover - Part 130 min
    Season 2Episode 12Thanksgiving Crossover - Part 230 min
    Season 2Episode 13The Rivals30 min
    Season 2Episode 14Hot Watch30 min
    Season 2Episode 15The Dog Story (a.k.a.) A Dog Story30 min
    Season 2Episode 16The Election30 min
    Season 2Episode 17Friendly-Mate30 min
    Season 2Episode 18Poor Drummond30 min
    Season 2Episode 19Big Business30 min
    Season 2Episode 20Return of the Gooch30 min
    Season 2Episode 21Valentine's Day Retrospective (a.k.a.) Valentine's Vigil30 min
    Season 2Episode 22Skin Deep or True Blue (a.k.a.) Guess Who?30 min
    Season 2Episode 23Teacher's Pet30 min
    Season 2Episode 24The Slumber Party30 min
    Season 2Episode 25Arnold Faces Fatality (a.k.a.) The Will (a.k.a.) Drummond's Will30 min
    Season 2Episode 26The Squealer30 min
    Season 3Episode 1The Bank Job - Part 130 min
    Season 3Episode 2The Bank Job - Part 230 min
    Season 3Episode 3Small Claims Court30 min
    Season 3Episode 4Substitute Mother30 min
    Season 3Episode 5The Accident - Part 130 min
    Season 3Episode 6The Accident - Part 230 min
    Season 3Episode 7Little Mother30 min
    Season 3Episode 8Football Father30 min
    Season 3Episode 9First Love30 min
    Season 3Episode 10Count Your Blessings30 min
    Season 3Episode 11The Loan30 min
    Season 3Episode 12Roots30 min
    Season 3Episode 13Junk Food Junkie (a.k.a.) Junk Food30 min
    Season 3Episode 14The Bus30 min
    Season 3Episode 15The Older Man30 min
    Season 3Episode 16Where There's Hope30 min
    Season 3Episode 17The Magician (a.k.a.) It's Magic30 min
    Season 3Episode 18Drummond's Fair Lady30 min
    Season 3Episode 19The Ancestors30 min
    Season 3Episode 20Almost American30 min
    Season 3Episode 21Room for One More30 min
    Season 3Episode 22The Athlete30 min
    Season 4Episode 1Growing Up30 min
    Season 4Episode 2First Day Blues30 min
    Season 4Episode 3The Model30 min
    Season 4Episode 4The Team30 min
    Season 4Episode 5The Big Heist30 min
    Season 4Episode 6Double Date (a.k.a.) Blind Date30 min
    Season 4Episode 7The Ski Weekend30 min
    Season 4Episode 8Health Club30 min
    Season 4Episode 9Burial Ground30 min
    Season 4Episode 10Hello, Daddy30 min
    Season 4Episode 11Jilted30 min
    Season 4Episode 12Dreams30 min
    Season 4Episode 13Kathy30 min
    Season 4Episode 14Fire30 min
    Season 4Episode 15The Squatter30 min
    Season 4Episode 16The Car30 min
    Season 4Episode 17Crime Story (Part 1) (a.k.a.) Crime in the Schools30 min
    Season 4Episode 18Crime Story (Part 2) (a.k.a.) Crime in the Schools30 min
    Season 4Episode 19B.M.O.C.30 min
    Season 4Episode 20Green Hair30 min
    Season 4Episode 21Have I Got a Girl for You30 min
    Season 4Episode 22Lifesavers30 min
    Season 4Episode 23Stress? What Stress?30 min
    Season 4Episode 24The Music Man30 min
    Season 4Episode 25Short But Sweet30 min
    Season 4Episode 26On Your Toes30 min
    Season 5Episode 1Shoot-Out at the O.K. Arcade30 min
    Season 5Episode 2In the Swim30 min
    Season 5Episode 3Cyrano De Jackson30 min
    Season 5Episode 4Big Brother30 min
    Season 5Episode 5The Peacemaker30 min
    Season 5Episode 6Substitute Teacher30 min
    Season 5Episode 7The Older Woman30 min
    Season 5Episode 8A Case of Overexposure (a.k.a.) Overexposure30 min
    Season 5Episode 9Memories30 min
    Season 5Episode 10Push Comes to Shove30 min
    Season 5Episode 11The Executives30 min
    Season 5Episode 12Santa's Helper30 min
    Season 5Episode 13A Growing Problem30 min
    Season 5Episode 14Parents Have Rights, Too30 min
    Season 5Episode 15Independent Woman30 min
    Season 5Episode 16The Bicycle Man (1)30 min
    Season 5Episode 17The Bicycle Man (2)30 min
    Season 5Episode 18Family on Ice30 min
    Season 5Episode 19Hall Monitor30 min
    Season 5Episode 20The Cricket30 min
    Season 5Episode 21Roommates30 min
    Season 5Episode 22The Reporter30 min
    Season 5Episode 23Romeo and Juliet30 min
    Season 5Episode 24My Fair Larry (a.k.a.) My Fair Lady30 min
    Season 6Episode 1Mr. T....and Mr. t30 min
    Season 6Episode 2The Goat30 min
    Season 6Episode 3Rashomon II30 min
    Season 6Episode 4The Lie30 min
    Season 6Episode 5Drafted30 min
    Season 6Episode 6The Van Drummonds30 min
    Season 6Episode 7The Moonlighter30 min
    Season 6Episode 8Coming of Age30 min
    Season 6Episode 9Assert Yourself30 min
    Season 6Episode 10Mrs. Z30 min
    Season 6Episode 11The Senior Class Queen30 min
    Season 6Episode 12Where There's Smoke30 min
    Season 6Episode 13Drummond's Lady30 min
    Season 6Episode 14The Hitchhikers (1) (a.k.a.) Hitchhiking (1)30 min
    Season 6Episode 15The Hitchhikers (2) (a.k.a.) Hitchhiking (2)30 min
    Season 6Episode 16Hooray for Hollywood (1)30 min
    Season 6Episode 17Hooray for Hollywood (2)30 min
    Season 6Episode 18The Wedding (1)30 min
    Season 6Episode 19The Wedding (2)30 min
    Season 6Episode 20The Honeymoon's Over30 min
    Season 6Episode 21The Bar Mitzvah Boy30 min
    Season 6Episode 22Kathy's Olympics30 min
    Season 6Episode 23The Houseguest30 min
    Season 6Episode 24The Boyfriend30 min
    Season 7Episode 1A Haunting We Will Go30 min
    Season 7Episode 2Arnold and Lisa's Mother30 min
    Season 7Episode 3Bed-Wetting30 min
    Season 7Episode 4Undercover Lover30 min
    Season 7Episode 5Arnold's Strike30 min
    Season 7Episode 6Sam's Father30 min
    Season 7Episode 7Carmella Meets the Gooch30 min
    Season 7Episode 8Arnold the Entrepreneur30 min
    Season 7Episode 9The Honorable Arnold J. Jackson30 min
    Season 7Episode 10The Gymnasts30 min
    Season 7Episode 11Tonsils30 min
    Season 7Episode 12Arnold's Songbird30 min
    Season 7Episode 13Baseball Blues30 min
    Season 7Episode 14Arnold Saves the Squirrel30 min
    Season 7Episode 15Sam Adopts a Grandparent30 min
    Season 7Episode 16Harry Birthday Drummond30 min
    Season 7Episode 17Sam's New Pal30 min
    Season 7Episode 18Russian Embassy30 min
    Season 7Episode 19Cheers to Arnold30 min
    Season 7Episode 20A Camping We Will Go30 min
    Season 7Episode 21Beauty is in the Eye of Arnold30 min
    Season 7Episode 22Blue Collar Drummond30 min
    Season 7Episode 23Street Smarts30 min
    Season 7Episode 24A Special Friend30 min
    Season 8Episode 1Sam's Missing - Part 130 min
    Season 8Episode 2Sam's Missing - Part 230 min
    Season 8Episode 3Bully for Arnold30 min
    Season 8Episode 4Love on the Run30 min
    Season 8Episode 5Willis Goes to College30 min
    Season 8Episode 6Arnold's Job30 min
    Season 8Episode 7A Tale of Two Teachers30 min
    Season 8Episode 8So You Want to Be a Rock Star30 min
    Season 8Episode 9Speak No Evil30 min
    Season 8Episode 10Arnold's Bad Rep30 min
    Season 8Episode 11It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To30 min
    Season 8Episode 12Arnold's Initiation30 min
    Season 8Episode 13Bulimia30 min
    Season 8Episode 14Sam's Big Brother30 min
    Season 8Episode 15Arnold's Tangled Web30 min
    Season 8Episode 16Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown30 min
    Season 8Episode 17The Big Bribe30 min
    Season 8Episode 18The Photo Club30 min
    Season 8Episode 19The Front Page30 min
    • Gary Coleman

      as Arnold Jackson
    • Dana Plato

      as Kimberly Drummond
    • Conrad Bain

      as Phillip Drummond
    • Todd Bridges

      as Willis Jackson
    • Danny Cooksey

      as
    • Mary Jo Catlett

      as
    Production Blake Hunter Producer

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