Diff'rent Strokes

 (200)1984TV-PG
The misadventures of a rich Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American maid.
Starring
Conrad BainGary ColemanTodd Bridges
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Rashomon Ii
    May 13, 1983
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Drummond, Willis and Arnold bravely subdue a burglar who had been holding the family at gunpoint, but the arresting officer is befuddled when the three "crime fighters" relate differing versions of the apprehension.
  2. 2. Where There's Smoke
    January 13, 1984
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Arnold and Dudley succumb to peer pressure and ignore warnings against cigarette smoking, only to have the harsh realities brought to light by Dudley's father -- a chronic smoker.
  3. 3. Goat, The
    September 30, 1983
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Arnold's first day at junior high is emotionally devastating when he's shunned for not measuring up to the expectations that everyone had for Willis Jackson's brother, but Arnold devises a risky scheme that he feels certain will elevate his prestige.
  4. 4. Lie, The
    October 16, 1983
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Willis' seemingly harmless disregard for the truth turns dangerous when a self-serving lie about knowing CPR jeopardizes Arnold's life.
  5. 5. Coming Of Age
    October 23, 1983
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kimberly's 18th birthday present from daddy -- a trust fund -- will make her a wealthy woman, but her free-spirited dreams of independence could be cut short when Drummond discovers just how she intends to spend her "fortune."
  6. 6. Mr. T And Mr. T
    September 30, 1983
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Arnold's ecstasy over meeting his hero Mr. T goes from elation to emulation when the young girl he's trying to impress snubs him in favor of his idol. Former bouncer and bodyguard Mr. T, who came to national prominence as Sylvester Stallone's opponent in Rocky III and is now star of the hit television series The A-Team, makes a special guest star appearance as The A-Team's B.A.
  7. 7. Assert Yourself
    December 9, 1983
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Arnold turns a pal into an opponent when he resigns as Dudley's campaign manager and declares his own candidacy for class president.
  8. 9. Van Drummonds, The
    November 18, 1983
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A short visit to the United States by Phillip Drummond's Dutch cousin Anna and her son Hans becomes an eternity for Arnold and Willis, who are made scapegoats for cousin Hans' mischief. In the episode, Conrad Bain and Dana Plato each take on a demanding dual role assignment.
  9. 10. Mrs. Z
    December 16, 1983
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Drummond's provided with police protection of a most unusual kind after his charitable philanthropy leads to a $1,000,000 extortion threat against him.
  10. 11. Moonlighter, The
    November 25, 1983
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Arnold is disappointed to discover that his favorite teacher moonlights as a cocktail waitress, but he's stunned when he learns why she has to work the second job. Actress, sports commentator and film producer Jayne Kennedy guest stars as Arnold's moonlighting teacher.
  11. 12. Houseguest, The
    May 4, 1984
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Willis and Charlene's budding young love begins to wilt when she moves in as a temporary houseguest at the Drummond's. Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson's younger sister, returns in her role as Willis' girl friend Charlene.
  12. 13. Senior Class Queen, The
    January 6, 1984
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Kimberly starts a campaign to open the school's Lettermen's Club to female membership, an embarrassed Willis retaliates with chauvinistic aplomb by becoming the first male contestant in the Senior Class Beauty Pageant.
  13. 14. Boyfriend, The
    May 11, 1984
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Blinded by love, Kimberly takes an enormous and deceptive risk when she talks her father into allowing her to move into an apartment, allegedly with her girl friend.
  14. 15. Drummond's Lady
    January 27, 1984
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Arnold unwittingly solves his father's dilemma -- trying to make romance and finance go hand-in-hand -- when Drummond finds himself falling for an attractive local television aerobics instructor that his company is attempting to turn into an international success. Veteran Broadway and television actress Dixie Carter is introduced in the role of fitness instructor Maggie McKinney.
  15. 16. Hitchhikers, The - Part I
    January 27, 1984
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kimberly and Arnold break a long-standing family rule and face death when, on their return from a shopping trip, they find themselves short of cash and decide to hitch a ride home rather than call home for assistance, in part one of a special two-part story.
  16. 17. Hitchhikers, The - Part II
    February 3, 1984
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Hitchhiking leads to kidnapping for Arnold and Kimberly, but Arnold escapes and he is so disoriented he is unable to remember the location of the kidnapper's apartment so that the police can rescue Kimberly who's still being held captive, in the conclusion of a special two-part story.
  17. 18. Hooray For Hollywood - Part I
    February 10, 1984
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Upset over Maggie breaking off their relationship, Drummond chases her to Hollywood to win back her heart, but while he woos Maggie, Arnold and Dudley sneak away from a studio tour to find the star of Knight Rider and wind up in a life threatening situation, in part one of a special two-part episode, Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff makes a special appearance as himself.
  18. 19. Hooray For Hollywood - Part II
    February 17, 1984
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Arnold's joy over being saved from an explosion by Knight Rider's David Hasselhoff quickly turns to dismay when he learns his father is getting married and a little brother comes along with the package, in the conclusion of a special two-part episode. Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff makes a special appearance as himself.
  19. 20. Wedding, The - Part I
    February 24, 1984
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Maggie's reaction to a proposed pre-nuptial agreement threatens to hamper Phillip's happiness -- but could eliminate Arnold's fear about "inheriting" a strict new mother and a pesky little brother, in part one of a special two-part story.
  20. 21. Wedding, The - Part II
    February 24, 1984
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Their family and friends assembled, Phillip and Maggie meet at the altar, only to realize each has made a major mistake, in the concluding part of a special two-part story. Charlotte Rae, Dody Goodman, Janet Jackson and Nedra Volz, each of whom has appeared in recurring roles on DIFF'RENT STROKES, return as their original characters for the Drummond nuptials.
  21. 22. Honeymoon's Over, The
    March 2, 1984
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Arnold and Pearl fall into a depression when Maggie and Phillip return from their honeymoon with a temporary eviction notice for Pearl, and orders for Arnold to babysit for his "tag-along" little brother Sam instead of going to a party.
  22. 23. Bar Mitzvah Boy, The
    March 16, 1984
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In a quest for religion started by Maggie and his father, Arnold thinks he has found it after attending an impressive bar mitzvah where his friend "becomes a man" at age 13. Milton Berle in a rare serious role makes a special guest appearance as Rabbi Morris.
  23. 24. Kathy's Olympics
    March 23, 1984
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The money for the National Wheelchair Games that Arnold's class has raised and entrusted to him is missing -- leaving Arnold embarrassed and his family "in the dumps." Melanie Watson returns in her recurring role as Kathy, Arnold's classmate and chairperson of the fund-raising drive.

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Supporting actors
Dana PlatoCharlotte Rae
Producers
Embassy Pictures Corporation
Season year
1984
Network
NBC Network
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Funky DroidReviewed in the United States on August 10, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Last Great Season
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This was the last great Diff'rent Strokes season & was such an entertaining
show & although the young cast members went through some very sad life challenges, they & others involved in the creation of the show can be proud to have participated in a show that taught kids good lessons like, saying no to drugs, reporting crime, excepting differences & promoting treating others with dignity & respect, so I miss these entertaining types of presentations from this special era I grew up with, cause hands down, 80's was a great time to be a little kid, great sitcoms, great cartoons, great music & of course Star Wars! One more thing, it would be a great gift to Fans, if the 7th season release featured the movie On The Right Track 1982 as a bonus special feature, I cannot find this 80's classic anywhere, not on Amazon video, DVD, YouTube ANYWHERE! So let's get a campaign going cause a great talent like Gary Coleman & all the laughter & Family entertainment he gave us along with the rest of the amazing cast should not ever be forgotten & despite in later years the bad publicity he received, his contribution to entertainment (like the Little Rascals, I love Lucy or Happy Days) should not be forgotten.
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Jeffery CanupReviewed in the United States on April 3, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Finally gonna own all seasons
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This is one of the best shows of the ops along with The Facts of Life, which was spun off from Diff'rent Strokes. ThIs is a landmark season, Drummond gets married which adds 2 more characters to the show and itit's also the last season for Kimberly to be a regular character due to Dana Plato's pregnancy. Keep the classic 80s coming Shout Factory
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on April 21, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
it's an 80's show
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i enjoy watching this show. they don't make them this good any more.
Aaron WebsterReviewed in the United States on September 19, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Whatchu talking about Willis?
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One of the very best family oriented shows from the 80's. They tackled all the issues from drinking, drugs and bullying.
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jason eveningredReviewed in the United States on June 8, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
good shipping
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love the show always wish had more of it
MuffinatorReviewed in the United States on October 13, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love the DVD!
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Great show, great video! I loved the show on TV and now I can enjoy it whenever I want to!
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tripplesixReviewed in the United States on September 28, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good Show, Typical DVD Set
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This is your typical DVD set. Not much to say. It's Diff'rent Strokes. Good show, of course.
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MikeLuttonReviewed in the United States on August 18, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
hope 7 and 8 follow soon as well so glad its out some of my favorite episodes on here
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hope 7 and 8 follow soon as well so glad its out some of my favorite episodes on here
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