Different Strokes (1978-1986)
Comedy / Sitcom
Created By Jeff Harris and Bernie Kukoff
Conrad Bain as Philip Drummond
Gary Coleman as Arnold Jackson
Todd Bridges as Willis Jackson
Dana Plato as Kimberly Drummond
Charlotte Rae as Edna Garrett
Janet Jackson as Charlene DuPrey
Danny Cooksey as Sam McKinney
Dixie Carter as Maggie McKinney
Different Strokes was a thirty minute comedy series that aired on NBC for a total of seven seasons from November 3, 1978 to March 7, 1986, with it's final season airing on ABC, and had a total of 189 episodes.
Different Strokes was about a very wealthy white man, Phillip Drummer, who made a promise to his black housekeeper that was dying that he would raise her two children after she passed. The two boys moved from Harlem to a beautiful home on Park Avenue. Situations such as racism, drug use and child molestation amongst other serious issues were explored on each episode.
Different Strokes Intro