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Different Strokes (1978-1986)



Different Strokes

(1978-1986)

30 minutes

Comedy / Sitcom

Created By Jeff Harris and Bernie Kukoff

Cast:
 
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

Episodes:

Season One
 
1.      Movin' In 11/3/1978

2.      The Social Worker 11/10/1978
 
3.      Mother's Last Visit 11/17/1978

4.      Prep School 11/24/1978

5.      The Spanking 12/1/1978

6.      Goodbye Dolly 12/8/1978

7.      The Trial 12/15/1978

8.      Retrospective (1) 12/29/1978

9.      Retrospective (2) 12/29/1978

10.     The Fight 1/5/1979

11.     The Club Meeting 1/12/1979

12.     The Woman 1/19/1979

13.     No Time for Arnold 1/26/1979
 
14.     The Relative 2/2/1979

15.     The Tutor 2/9/1979

16.     The New Landlord 2/16/1979

17.     Willis' Privacy 2/23/1979

18.     Mrs. Garrett's Crisis 3/2/1979
 
19.     The Job 3/16/1979

20.     The Trip (1) 3/30/1979

21.     The Trip (2) 3/30/1979

22.     Getting Involved 4/6/1979

23.     Willis' Birthday 4/13/1979

24.     The Girls School 5/4/1979

Season Two
 
25.     Arnold's Girlfriend (1) 9/21/1979

26.     Arnold's Girlfriend (2) 9/21/1979

27.     Feudin' and Fussin' (1) 9/28/1979
 
28.     Feudin' and Fussin' (2) 9/28/1979

29.     Mrs. Garrett's Romance 10/12/1979

30.     Birds and Bees 10/19/1979

31.     Arnold's Hero 10/24/1979

32.     The Adoption (1) 10/31/1979
 
33.     The Adoption (2) 11/7/1979

34.     Father and Son Day 11/14/1979

35.     Thanksgiving Crossover (1) 11/28/1979

36.     Thanksgiving Crossover (2) 11/28/1979

37.     The Rivals 12/5/1979
 
38.     Hot Watch 12/12/1979

39.     The Dog Story 12/19/1979

40.     The Election 1/9/1980

41.     Friendly-Mate 1/16/1980

42.     Poor Drummond 1/23/1980

43.     Big Business 1/30/1980
 
44.     Return of the Gooch 2/6/1980

45.     Valentine's Day Retrospective 2/13/1980

46.     Skin Deep or True Blue 2/20/1980

47.     Teacher's Pet 2/27/1980

48.     The Slumber Party 3/12/1980
 
49.     Arnold Faces Fatality 3/19/180

50.     The Squealer 3/26/1980

Season Three
 
51.     The Bank Job (1) 11/12/1980

52.     The Bank Job (2) 11/12/1980
 
53.     Small Claims Court 11/19/1980

54.     Substitute Mother 11/26/1980

55.     The Accident (1) 12/3/1980

56.     The Accident (2) 12/3/1980

57.     Little Mother 12/10/1980
 
58.     Football Father 12/17/1980

59.     First Love 12/31/1980

60.     Count Your Blessings 1/7/1981

61.     The Loan 1/14/1981

62.     Roots 1/21/1981

63.     Junk Food Junkie 1/28/1981
 
64.     The Bus 2/4/1981

65.     The Older Man 2/25/1981

66.     Where There's Hope 3/4/1981

67.     The Magician 3/11/1981

68.     Drummond's Fair Lady 3/18/1981
 
69.     The Ancestors 3/25/1981

70.     Almost American 4/1/1981

71.     Room for One More 5/6/1981

72.     The Athlete 5/13/1981

Season Four
 
73.     Growing Up 10/29/1981

74.     First Day Blues 11/5/1981

75.     The Model 11/12/1981

76.     The Team 11/19/1981

77.     The Big Heist 11/26/1981

78.     Double Date 12/3/1981
 
79.     The Ski Weekend 12/10/1981

80.     Health Club 12/17/1981

81.     Burial Ground 1/7/1982

82.     Hello, Daddy 1/14/1982

83.     Jilted 1/21/1982

84.     Dreams 1/28/1982
 
85.     Kathy 2/4/1982

86.     Fire 2/11/1982

87.     The Squatter 2/18/1982

88.     The Car 2/25/1982

89.     Crime Story (1) 3/11/1982

90.     Crime Story (2) 3/18/1982
 
91.     B.M.O.C. 3/25/1982

92.     Green Hair 4/1/1982

93.     Have I Got a Girl for You 4/8/1982

94.     Lifesavers 4/15/1982

95.     Stress?  What Stress? 4/22/1982

96.     The Music Man 5/6/1982

97.     Short But Sweet 5/13/1982

98.     On Your Toes 5/20/1982

Season Five
 
99.     Shoot-Out at the O.K. Arcade 10/2/1982
 
100.    In the Swim 10/9/1982

101.    Cyrano De Jackson 10/16/1982

102.    Big Brother 10/23/1982

103.    The Peacemaker 10/30/1982

104.    Substitute Teacher 11/6/1982

105.    The Older Woman 11/13/1982

106.    A Case of Overexposure 11/20/1982

107.    Memories 11/27/1982

108.    Push Comes to Shove 12/4/1982

109.    The Executives 12/11/1982
 
110.    Santa's Helper 12/18/1982

111.    A Growing Problem 1/8/1983

112.    Parents Have Rights, Too 1/15/1983

113.    Independent Woman 1/22/1983

114.    The Bicycle Man (1) 2/5/1983
 
115.    The Bicycle Man (2) 2/12/1983

116.    Family on Ice 2/19/1983

117.    Hall Monitor 2/26/1983

118.    The Cricket 3/5/1983

119.    Roommates 3/12/1983

120.    The Reporter 3/19/1983
 
121.    Romeo and Juliet 4/30/1983

122.    My Fair Larry 5/7/1983 

Season Six
 
123.    Mr. T and mr. t 10/1/1983

124.    The Goat 10/15/1983
 
125.    Rashomon II 10/22/1983

126.    The Lie 10/29/1983

127.    Drafted 11/12/1983

128.    The Van Drummonds 11/19/1983

129.    The Moonlighter 11/26/1983

130.    Coming of Age 12/3/1983
 
131.    Assert Yourself 12/10/1983

132.    Mrs. Z 12/17/1983

133.    The Senior Class Queen 1/7/1984

134.    Where There's Smoke 1/14/1984

135.    Drummond's Lady 1/21/1984
 
136.    The Hitchhikers (1) 1/28/1984

137.    The Hitchhikers (2) 2/4/1984

138.    Hooray for Hollywood (1) 2/11/1984

139.    Hooray for Hollywood (2) 2/18/1984

140.    The Wedding (1) 2/25/1984
 
141.    The Wedding (2) 2/25/1984

142.    The Honeymoon 's Over 3/3/1984

143.    The Bar Mitzvah Boy 3/17/1984

144.    Kathy's Olympics 3/24/1984

145.    The Houseguest 5/5/1984
 
146.    The Boyfriend 5/12/1984

Season Seven
 
147.    A Haunting We Will Go 9/29/1984

148.    Arnold and Lisa's Mother 10/6/1984

149.    Bed-Wetting 10/13/1984
 
150.    Undercover Lover 10/20/1984

151.    Arnold's Strike 10/27/1984

152.    Sam's Father 11/3/1984

153.    Carmella Meets the Gooch 11/10/1984

154.    Arnold the Entrepreneur 11/17/1984
 
155.    The Honorable Arnold J. Jackson 11/24/1984

156.    The Gymnasts 12/1/1984

157.    Tonsils 12/8/1984

158.    Arnold's Songbird 12/15/1984

159.    Baseball Blues 1/5/1985
 
160.    Arnold Saves the Squirrel 1/12/1985

161.    Sam Adopts a Grandparent 1/19/1985

162.    Harry Birthday Drummond 1/26/1985

163.    Sam's New Pal 2/2/1985

164.    Russian Embassy 2/9/1985
 
165.    Cheers to Arnold 2/16/1985

166.    A Camping We Will Go 2/23/1985

167.    Beauty is in the Eye of Arnold 3/2/1985

168.    Blue Collar Drummond 3/9/1985

169.    Street Smarts 3/23/1985
 
170.    A Special Friend 5/4/1985

Season Eight
 
171.    Sam's Missing (1) 9/27/1985

172.    Sam's Missing (2) 9/27/1985

173.    Bully for Arnold 10/4/1985
 
174.    Love on the Run 10/11/1985

175.    Willis Goes to College 10/18/1985

176.    Arnold's Job 10/25/1985

177.    A Tale of Two Teachers 11/8/1985

178.    So You Want to Be a Rock Star 11/15/1985
 
179.    Speak No Evil 11/29/1985

180.    Arnold's Bad Rep 12/6/1985

181.    It's My Party and I'll Cry if I Want To 12/13/1985

182.    Arnold's Initiation 1/10/1986
 
183.    Bulimia 1/17/1986

184.    Sam's Big Brother 1/24/1986

185.    Arnold's Tangled Web 1/31/1986

186.    Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown 2/7/1986

187.    The Big Bribe 2/21/1986
 
188.    The Photo Club 2/28/1986

189.    The Front Page 3/7/1986




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