Diff'rent Strokes

Diff'rent Strokes (1978)


  • Genre: Comedy
  • Creator: Jeff Harris, Bernie Kukoff
  • First Air Date: 1978-11-03
  • Last Air Date: 1986-03-07
  • Total Seasons: 8
  • Total Episodes: 189
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 30 min.
  • Production Company: Norman Lear/Tandem Productions
  • Networks: ABC, NBC
star 6.7/10
From 98 Ratings

Summary

The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, two African American boys from Harlem who are taken in by a rich white Park Avenue businessman named Phillip Drummond and his daughter Kimberly, for whom their deceased mother previously worked. During the first season and first half of the second season, Charlotte Rae also starred as the Drummonds' housekeeper, Mrs. Garrett.

  • Keywords: wealthy, orphan, manhattan, new york city, sitcom, child care
  • Diff'rent Strokes Trailer

    Diff'rent Strokes Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date:
    2 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1978-11-03
    24 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 1979-09-21
    26 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 1980-11-12
    22 Episodes

    Season 4

    First Air Date: 1981-10-29
    26 Episodes

    Season 5

    First Air Date: 1982-10-02
    24 Episodes

    Season 6

    First Air Date: 1983-10-01
    24 Episodes

    Season 7

    First Air Date: 1984-09-29
    24 Episodes

    Season 8

    First Air Date: 1985-09-27
    19 Episodes

    Diff'rent Strokes Episodes

    Season 1 Episode 1
    Movin' In
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    Season 1 Episode 2
    The Social Worker
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    Season 1 Episode 3
    Mother's Last Visit
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    Season 1 Episode 4
    Prep School
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    Season 1 Episode 5
    The Spanking
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    Season 1 Episode 6
    Goodbye Dolly
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    Season 1 Episode 7
    The Trial
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    Season 1 Episode 8
    Retrospective - Part 1
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    Season 1 Episode 9
    Retrospective - Part 2
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    Season 1 Episode 10
    The Fight
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    Season 1 Episode 11
    The Club Meeting
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    Season 1 Episode 12
    The Woman
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    Season 1 Episode 13
    No Time for Arnold
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    Season 1 Episode 14
    The Relative
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    Season 1 Episode 15
    The Tutor
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    Season 1 Episode 16
    The New Landlord
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    Season 1 Episode 17
    Willis' Privacy
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    Season 1 Episode 18
    Mrs. Garrett's Crisis
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    Season 1 Episode 19
    The Job
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    Season 1 Episode 20
    The Trip - Part 1
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    Season 1 Episode 21
    The Trip - Part 2
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    Season 1 Episode 22
    Getting Involved
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    Season 1 Episode 23
    Willis's Birthday
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    Season 1 Episode 24
    The Girls' School
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    Season 2 Episode 1
    Arnold's Girlfriend - Part 1
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    Duration: 30 min
    Season 2 Episode 2
    Arnold's Girlfriend - Part 2
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    Season 2 Episode 3
    Feudin' and Fussin' - Part 1
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    Season 2 Episode 4
    Feudin' and Fussin' - Part 2
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    Season 2 Episode 5
    Mrs. Garrett's Romance
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    Season 2 Episode 6
    Birds and Bees
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    Season 2 Episode 7
    Arnold's Hero (a.k.a.) The Hero
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    Season 2 Episode 8
    The Adoption - Part 1
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    Season 2 Episode 9
    The Adoption - Part 2
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    Duration: 30 min
    Season 2 Episode 10
    Father and Son Day
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    Season 2 Episode 11
    Thanksgiving Crossover - Part 1
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    Season 2 Episode 12
    Thanksgiving Crossover - Part 2
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    Season 2 Episode 13
    The Rivals
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    Season 2 Episode 14
    Hot Watch
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    Season 2 Episode 15
    The Dog Story (a.k.a.) A Dog Story
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    Season 2 Episode 16
    The Election
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    Season 2 Episode 17
    Friendly-Mate
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    Season 2 Episode 18
    Poor Drummond
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    Season 2 Episode 19
    Big Business
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    Season 2 Episode 20
    Return of the Gooch
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    Season 2 Episode 21
    Valentine's Day Retrospective (a.k.a.) Valentine's Vigil
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    Duration: 30 min
    Season 2 Episode 22
    Skin Deep or True Blue (a.k.a.) Guess Who?
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    Duration: 30 min
    Season 2 Episode 23
    Teacher's Pet
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    Season 2 Episode 24
    The Slumber Party
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    Duration: 30 min
    Season 2 Episode 25
    Arnold Faces Fatality (a.k.a.) The Will (a.k.a.) Drummond's Will
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    Duration: 30 min
    Season 2 Episode 26
    The Squealer
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    Season 3 Episode 1
    The Bank Job - Part 1
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    Season 3 Episode 2
    The Bank Job - Part 2
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    Season 3 Episode 3
    Small Claims Court
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    Season 3 Episode 4
    Substitute Mother
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    Season 3 Episode 5
    The Accident - Part 1
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    Season 3 Episode 6
    The Accident - Part 2
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    Season 3 Episode 7
    Little Mother
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    Season 3 Episode 8
    Football Father
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    Season 3 Episode 9
    First Love
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    Season 3 Episode 10
    Count Your Blessings
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    Season 3 Episode 11
    The Loan
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    Season 3 Episode 12
    Roots
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    Season 3 Episode 13
    Junk Food Junkie (a.k.a.) Junk Food
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    Season 3 Episode 14
    The Bus
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    Season 3 Episode 15
    The Older Man
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    Season 3 Episode 16
    Where There's Hope
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    Season 3 Episode 17
    The Magician (a.k.a.) It's Magic
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    Season 3 Episode 18
    Drummond's Fair Lady
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    Season 3 Episode 19
    The Ancestors
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    Season 3 Episode 20
    Almost American
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    Season 3 Episode 21
    Room for One More
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    Season 3 Episode 22
    The Athlete
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    Season 4 Episode 1
    Growing Up
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    Season 4 Episode 2
    First Day Blues
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    Season 4 Episode 3
    The Model
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    Season 4 Episode 4
    The Team
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    Season 4 Episode 5
    The Big Heist
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    Season 4 Episode 6
    Double Date (a.k.a.) Blind Date
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    Season 4 Episode 7
    The Ski Weekend
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    Season 4 Episode 8
    Health Club
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    Season 4 Episode 9
    Burial Ground
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    Season 4 Episode 10
    Hello, Daddy
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    Season 4 Episode 11
    Jilted
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    Season 4 Episode 12
    Dreams
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    Season 4 Episode 13
    Kathy
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    Season 4 Episode 14
    Fire
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    Season 4 Episode 15
    The Squatter
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    Season 4 Episode 16
    The Car
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    Season 4 Episode 17
    Crime Story (Part 1) (a.k.a.) Crime in the Schools
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    Season 4 Episode 18
    Crime Story (Part 2) (a.k.a.) Crime in the Schools
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    Duration: 30 min
    Season 4 Episode 19
    B.M.O.C.
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    Season 4 Episode 20
    Green Hair
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    Season 4 Episode 21
    Have I Got a Girl for You
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    Season 4 Episode 22
    Lifesavers
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    Season 4 Episode 23
    Stress? What Stress?
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    Season 4 Episode 24
    The Music Man
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    Season 4 Episode 25
    Short But Sweet
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    Season 4 Episode 26
    On Your Toes
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    Season 5 Episode 1
    Shoot-Out at the O.K. Arcade
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    Season 5 Episode 2
    In the Swim
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    Season 5 Episode 3
    Cyrano De Jackson
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    Season 5 Episode 4
    Big Brother
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    Season 5 Episode 5
    The Peacemaker
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    Season 5 Episode 6
    Substitute Teacher
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    Season 5 Episode 7
    The Older Woman
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    Season 5 Episode 8
    A Case of Overexposure (a.k.a.) Overexposure
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    Season 5 Episode 9
    Memories
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    Season 5 Episode 10
    Push Comes to Shove
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    Season 5 Episode 11
    The Executives
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    Season 5 Episode 12
    Santa's Helper
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    Season 5 Episode 13
    A Growing Problem
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    Season 5 Episode 14
    Parents Have Rights, Too
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    Season 5 Episode 15
    Independent Woman
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    Season 5 Episode 16
    The Bicycle Man (1)
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    Season 5 Episode 17
    The Bicycle Man (2)
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    Season 5 Episode 18
    Family on Ice
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    Season 5 Episode 19
    Hall Monitor
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    Season 5 Episode 20
    The Cricket
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    Season 5 Episode 21
    Roommates
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    Season 5 Episode 22
    The Reporter
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    Season 5 Episode 23
    Romeo and Juliet
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    Season 5 Episode 24
    My Fair Larry (a.k.a.) My Fair Lady
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    Season 6 Episode 1
    Mr. T....and Mr. t
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    Season 6 Episode 2
    The Goat
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    Season 6 Episode 3
    Rashomon II
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    Season 6 Episode 4
    The Lie
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    Season 6 Episode 5
    Drafted
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    Season 6 Episode 6
    The Van Drummonds
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    Season 6 Episode 7
    The Moonlighter
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    Season 6 Episode 8
    Coming of Age
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    Season 6 Episode 9
    Assert Yourself
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    Season 6 Episode 10
    Mrs. Z
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    Season 6 Episode 11
    The Senior Class Queen
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    Season 6 Episode 12
    Where There's Smoke
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    Season 6 Episode 13
    Drummond's Lady
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    Season 6 Episode 14
    The Hitchhikers (1) (a.k.a.) Hitchhiking (1)
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    Season 6 Episode 15
    The Hitchhikers (2) (a.k.a.) Hitchhiking (2)
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    Season 6 Episode 16
    Hooray for Hollywood (1)
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    Season 6 Episode 17
    Hooray for Hollywood (2)
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    Season 6 Episode 18
    The Wedding (1)
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    Season 6 Episode 19
    The Wedding (2)
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    Season 6 Episode 20
    The Honeymoon's Over
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    Season 6 Episode 21
    The Bar Mitzvah Boy
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    Season 6 Episode 22
    Kathy's Olympics
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    Season 6 Episode 23
    The Houseguest
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    Season 6 Episode 24
    The Boyfriend
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    Season 7 Episode 1
    A Haunting We Will Go
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    Season 7 Episode 2
    Arnold and Lisa's Mother
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    Season 7 Episode 3
    Bed-Wetting
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    Season 7 Episode 4
    Undercover Lover
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    Season 7 Episode 5
    Arnold's Strike
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    Season 7 Episode 6
    Sam's Father
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    Season 7 Episode 7
    Carmella Meets the Gooch
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    Season 7 Episode 8
    Arnold the Entrepreneur
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    Season 7 Episode 9
    The Honorable Arnold J. Jackson
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    Season 7 Episode 10
    The Gymnasts
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    Season 7 Episode 11
    Tonsils
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    Season 7 Episode 12
    Arnold's Songbird
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    Season 7 Episode 13
    Baseball Blues
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    Season 7 Episode 14
    Arnold Saves the Squirrel
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    Season 7 Episode 15
    Sam Adopts a Grandparent
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    Season 7 Episode 16
    Harry Birthday Drummond
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    Season 7 Episode 17
    Sam's New Pal
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    Season 7 Episode 18
    Russian Embassy
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    Season 7 Episode 19
    Cheers to Arnold
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    Season 7 Episode 20
    A Camping We Will Go
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    Season 7 Episode 21
    Beauty is in the Eye of Arnold
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    Season 7 Episode 22
    Blue Collar Drummond
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    Season 7 Episode 23
    Street Smarts
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    Season 7 Episode 24
    A Special Friend
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    Season 8 Episode 1
    Sam's Missing - Part 1
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    Season 8 Episode 2
    Sam's Missing - Part 2
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    Season 8 Episode 3
    Bully for Arnold
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    Season 8 Episode 4
    Love on the Run
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    Season 8 Episode 5
    Willis Goes to College
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    Season 8 Episode 6
    Arnold's Job
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    Season 8 Episode 7
    A Tale of Two Teachers
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    Season 8 Episode 8
    So You Want to Be a Rock Star
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    Season 8 Episode 9
    Speak No Evil
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    Season 8 Episode 10
    Arnold's Bad Rep
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    Season 8 Episode 11
    It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To
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    Season 8 Episode 12
    Arnold's Initiation
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    Season 8 Episode 13
    Bulimia
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    Season 8 Episode 14
    Sam's Big Brother
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    Season 8 Episode 15
    Arnold's Tangled Web
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    Season 8 Episode 16
    Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown
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    Season 8 Episode 17
    The Big Bribe
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    Season 8 Episode 18
    The Photo Club
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    Season 8 Episode 19
    The Front Page
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    • Gary Coleman

      as Arnold Jackson
    • Dana Plato

      as Kimberly Drummond
    • Conrad Bain

      as Phillip Drummond
    • Todd Bridges

      as Willis Jackson
    • Danny Cooksey

      as
    • Mary Jo Catlett

      as
    Production Blake Hunter Producer

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