In "Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fourth Season", the original cast returns, including Dody Goodman returning as the charming & eccentric Aunt Sophia. The serious subject matter blends in quite well with the comedy in episodes such as "Health Club", where Willis & Arnold are denied entry into Mr. Drummond's exclusive club, & in the episode titled "Crime Story" - a two-parter with Arnold & Dudley being bullied by two schoolyard thugs in giving up their school lunches. Willis escorts girlfriend Charlene in Mr. D's limousine in "The Car" & Arnold fears for Mr. D's safety in the episode "Dreams". Willis acquires a service station job in "Lifesavers", & Drummond learns he has a son whom he never met in "Hello Daddy". This fourth season is worth watching, where the viewer can learn many a life lesson through successive viewings while picking up many a laugh all the while. After all, in spite of the serious subject matter contained herein, this is still a sitcom the entire family can view together. Make this season of "Diff'rent Strokes" a must-have on your priority shopping list ASAP!
R.I.P., Conrad Bain, Gary Coleman, Dana Plato, Nedra Volz & Dody Goodman.