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Diff'rent Strokes

TVPG • Comedy, Sitcom, Family • TV Series • 1978

Two brothers from Harlem are adopted by wealthy Philip Drummond, and move to a penthouse apartment as a family.

Two brothers from Harlem are adopted by wealthy Philip Drummond, and move to a penthouse apartment as a family.

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8 seasons available (189 episodes)

8 seasons available

(189 episodes)

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Episode 1

Sam's Missing, Part 1

The Drummond family continues the search for Sam, who was kidnapped from the market.
Episode 2

Sam's Missing, Part 2

The Drummond family continues the search for Sam, who was kidnapped from the market.
Episode 3

Bully for Arnold

A tough guy wants Arnold to take care of his girlfriend while he is away, but the girl develops feelings for Arnold.
Episode 4

Love on the Run

Mr. Drummond and Maggie are too busy to spend time together, which has Sam worried that their marriage may be in trouble. So he and Arnold put together a romantic evening for the two of them.
Episode 5

Willis Goes to College

Willis has a hard time adjusting to college, so he decides to drop out. However, he changes his mind when he finds out he's not the only one having trouble adjusting.
Episode 6

Arnold's Job

Arnold hopes to become a photojournalist and ends up getting a job at a newspaper, but he becomes disillusioned when he's asked to run errands instead of taking pictures.
Episode 7

A Tale of Two Teachers

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar returns as Arnold's teacher and has Arnold take over teaching the class for one day. Arnold isn't thrilled about the assignment at first, but after reading the assigned book, he gets excited.
Episode 8

So You Want to Be a Rock Star

Arnold tries to learn the saxophone to impress a girl, but is so bad that his friends try to kick him out of their group.
Episode 9

Speak No Evil

Arnold and his friends find out that a racist group will be speaking on campus, so they decide to interrupt their assembly by throwing rotten food at them. When Mr. Drummond find out, he objects to Arnold's behavior.
Episode 10

Arnold's Bad Rep

Arnold tells his friends that he has had sex with a girl, which leads to her deciding to have sex for real - which Arnold isn't ready for.
Episode 11

It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To

Sam manages to get a popular children's show host for his birthday party, but is disappointed when his friends are more interested in the guest than in him.
Episode 12

Arnold's Initiation

Arnold pulls a prank at the local burger place in order to get into a club, but his prank causes a mentally challenged worker to get fired, so Arnold tries to make things right.
Episode 13

Bulimia

Arnold gets blamed when food starts disappearing from the house, but he soon discovers that Kimberly, who has developed bulimia, is the culprit.
Episode 14

Sam's Big Brother

Sam begins to hang out with Willis a lot more than with Arnold, making Arnold feel left out.
Episode 15

Arnold's Tangled Web

Arnold enlists a hustler to help him conceal a poor grade from Drummond, but the ruse becomes increasingly tricky to maintain.
Episode 16

Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown

Sam gets into a fight at Hamburger Hanger with a kid who constantly picks on him. Sam later discovers the bully is a foster child and is very jealous of what Sam has.
Episode 17

The Big Bribe

Willis gets the sister of one of his old girlfriends to go out with Arnold by giving her concert tickets. When Arnold finds out he is angry at what Willis did, but turns out the girl likes Arnold for real.
Episode 18

The Photo Club

Arnold and Lisa get stuck working together on a school assignment, and get locked in their school's darkroom. This leads to the two of them coming to an understanding about their adversarial relationship.
Episode 19

The Front Page

Arnold finds out that several athletes at school are using anabolic steroids, so he goes undercover to expose the full story.

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