Whatchoo Talkin Bout A special feature for the DVD release of the first season featuring interviews with cast and crew who discuss how the famous catch phrase "whatchoo Talking Bout" came about.
A Look Back at Diff'rent Strokes A special feature for the DVD release of the first season featuring interviews with cast and crew.
Movin' In Nov 03 1978 Multi-millionaire Phillip Drummond, who has agreed to the death-bed wish of his housekeeper to raise her two small sons as his own, welcomes 8-year-old Arnold and 12-year-old Willis into his lavish
The Trip (1) Mar 30 1979 The stars of ""Diff'rent Strokes"" and ""Hello, Larry"" get together in a special, hilarious hour in which Phillip Drummond realizes that the purchase of a
Goodbye Dolly Dec 08 1978 When Arnold loses his favorite doll, he makes sure that his misery is shared equally by the various members of his household, who soon try everything to get it back.
Retrospective (2) Dec 29 1978 Mr. Drummond and family gather around their Christmas tree and recall the many humorous incidents that the family has shared since Arnold and Willis moved in. This special one-hour episode features
The Girls School (a.k.a.) Garrett's Girls May 04 1979 Mrs. Garrett visits Kimberly's school and takes on its pushy principal with surprising results.
Retrospective (1) Dec 29 1978 Mr. Drummond and family gather around their Christmas tree and recall the many humorous incidents that the family has shared since Arnold and Willis moved in. This special one-hour episode features
The Trial Dec 15 1978 When Arnold is in trouble for putting his goldfish in Mr. Drummond's hot tub, Willis insists that it is wrong to convict him without a trial. The whole family, with Mrs. Garrett as judge, comes up
Willis' Privacy Feb 23 1979 To get rid of his pesky little brother, Willis divides the bedroom in half and spends more time at his friend's house.
Prep School Nov 24 1978 When Mr. Drummond tries to get Arnold and Willis into an exclusive prep school, it turns out to be just a little too exclusive for everyone's tastes.
The Fight Jan 05 1979 Willis puts Arnold in training to fight the local bully, but Mr. Drummond insists more civilized solutions be employed.
The Spanking Dec 01 1978 Arnold ignores warnings and continues to drop water balloons from the balcony. Mr. Drummond's decision to punish Arnold for the prank with a spanking becomes a learning lesson for Willis too, when he
Mother's Last Visit Nov 17 1978 Mr. Drummond's socialite and rather snobbish mother arrives and finds there's a lot she doesn't like about her son's new sons, but she soon learns a valuable lesson about what's really important in a
No Time for Arnold Jan 26 1979 A lonely Arnold comes up with a method of gaining his family's attention. Unfortunately his plan works a little too well; he ends up with everyone's attention, including the family doctor.
Getting Involved Apr 06 1979 When Arnold is witness to a hold up, the robber tries to ensure that the youngster will not identify him.
The Relative Feb 02 1979 LaWanda Page guest stars as a cousin of Willis and Arnold who, after seeing the boys in their comfortable new surroundings, knows she should stay closer to her long-lost little relatives.
The Social Worker Nov 10 1978 Arnold's eavesdropping leads to trouble when a misunderstanding causes Willis and him to think that Mr. Drummond no longer wants them around; he has heard Drummond tell a social worker that
The Job (a.k.a.) Willis' Job Mar 16 1979 In order to earn the money to buy disco skates, and to prove a point to Mr. Drummond, Willis gets a job...but is fired on his first working day.
The New Landlord Feb 16 1979 The kids devise a scheme hoping to make Arnold convince the new landlord to let the family keep the penthouse.
The Tutor Feb 09 1979 Drummond hires a tutor for Willis and Arnold who does practically everything but teach.
Willis' Birthday Apr 13 1979 Willis is hurt when he thinks his family has forgotten his upcoming birthday. After dropping several unsubtle hints he discovers that not only has everyone remembered, but also his fondest wish has
The Woman Jan 19 1979 Mr. Drummond's intention to marry an attractive widow doesn't meet with his children's approval, and Arnold, Willis and Kimberly devise a scheme they hope will turn his
Mrs. Garrett's Crisis Mar 02 1979 When Mrs. Garrett decides her life as a housekeeper is unfulfilling, she ends up being a guest in the Drummond home, and then makes an important decision concerning the future.
The Trip (2) Mar 30 1979 The stars of ""Diff'rent Strokes"" and ""Hello, Larry"" get together in a special, hilarious hour in which Phillip Drummond realizes that the purchase of a
The Club Meeting Jan 12 1979 Willis invites his neighborhood club from Harlem to visit, but things get out of hand when he tries to impress them with his new wealth.
Arnold's Girlfriend (1) Sep 21 1979 Arnold has appendicitis and Drummond has to deal with the bigotry of Fred Tanner, a potential housing project investor whose daughter is the key to getting Arnold to sit still for the operation.
Poor Drummond Jan 23 1980 A crucially important business deal keeps Mr. Drummond on edge and Arnold and Willis wondering whether they pack for a California vacation or move back to Harlem.
Arnold's Girlfriend (2) Sep 21 1979 Arnold's life is endangered when the kids find out they can't share a room in the hospital and run away on the eve of Arnold's surgery.
Feudin' and Fussin' (1) Sep 28 1979 Arnold's well-intentioned endorsement of Larry Alder's hosting talents to a New York TV big-wig gives Larry the opportunity of a lifetime and brings the family to the big apple. Larry's try-out as a
Arnold's Hero (a.k.a.) The Hero Oct 24 1979 Arnold's wildest dream is realized when he comes face-to-knee with ""The Champ"" -- special guest star Muhammad Ali. When the meeting arranged by Mr. Drummond between Arnold and
Mrs. Garrett's Romance Oct 12 1979 The Drummond household's curiosity over Mrs. Garrett's new beau turns first to surprise and then to alarm. Mrs. Garrett is in a dither over her first date with Leon, especially when it is followed by
Hot Watch Dec 12 1979 Discovered in the wrong place at the wrong time, Willis and Arnold become prime suspects when their neighbor's apartment is robbed and they're caught with one of the stolen items. Mr. Drummond is
Friendly-Mate Jan 16 1980 Mr. Drummond is in ""double-trouble"" when Willis and Arnold decide to get him a date. Feeling a little lonely, Drummond tells the kids what he needs is a little companionship, so
Thanksgiving Crossover (2) Nov 28 1979 The Alders and the Drummonds are together again in New York, and Arnold, Willis and Kimberly plan a second Thanksgiving feast with friends Diane and Ruthie. But even the huge Drummond penthouse isn't
Return of the Gooch Feb 06 1980 The ""Gooch"" is back and this time he's terrorizing Arnold, but Arnold plans to be ready when the bully strikes. In building Arnold's confidence, Willis convinces him that his
Skin Deep or True Blue (a.k.a.) Guess Who? Feb 20 1980 Kimberly's new beau, Roger, suggests pairing his sister with Willis for a double-date, until he finds out the color of his true love's brother. When Kimberly discovers her new friend is a bigot, her
Valentine's Day Retrospective (a.k.a.) Valentine's Vigil Feb 13 1980 Arnold and Willis are trapped in the basement and while they await rescue they reminisce about their recent past...both the good times and the bad. Arnold insists he must wear his Superman outfit to
Father and Son Day Nov 14 1979 Willis' cut-throat competitiveness with another boy at his gym leads him to a decision that he will very much regret, especially after it hurts Mr. Drummond and gives Arnold the right to say
Thanksgiving Crossover (1) Nov 28 1979 The Alders and the Drummonds are together again in New York, and Arnold, Willis and Kimberly plan a second Thanksgiving feast with friends Diane and Ruthie. But even the huge Drummond penthouse isn't
Big Business Jan 30 1980 Willis and Arnold scheme to make extra ""dough"" by selling brownies, only to discover they can't stand the heat of big business and may soon have to get out of the kitchen.
Arnold Faces Fatality (a.k.a.) The Will (a.k.a.) Drummond's Will Mar 19 1980 Arnold fears that his loved ones are checking out of his life when he stumbles upon Drummond's will and then uncovers the fact that his goldfish has given up the ghost.
The Squealer Mar 26 1980 Willis seeks comradeship as a member of the Tarantulas, a street gang, but finds only deceit as he gets caught in a web of misplace loyalties. Willis allows himself to be arrested rather than
Feudin' and Fussin' (2) Sep 28 1979 Arnold's well-intentioned endorsement of Larry Alder's hosting talents to a New York TV big-wig gives Larry the opportunity of a lifetime and brings the family to the big apple. Larry's try-out as a
The Adoption (2) Nov 07 1979 It appears that Mr. Drummond's attempts to adopt Arnold and Willis will be aborted by a conniving junk dealer until the boys take matters into their own hands. Whitman Mayo guest stars as
The Rivals Dec 05 1979 Arnold and Willis' relationship is threatened when a fickle female classmate, the object of Arnold's affection, turns her attention toward Willis. Arnold's first love is also his first lesson in
Birds and Bees Oct 19 1979 Willis' fishy version of the facts of life leaves Arnold with misconceptions and Mr. Drummond on tender hooks. Arnold repeats his ""knowledge"" to a neighbor's daughter, but the
The Adoption (1) Oct 31 1979 The Drummond family celebrates the day Arnold and Willis are supposed to be officially adopted until the visit of a ""relative"" leaves their plans in jeopardy. Whitman Mayo guest
The Slumber Party Mar 12 1980 Leaving Willis in charge of the house for Kimberly's slumber party is a mistake Mr. Drummond soon regrets as the ensuing chaos disrupts his own date with a lovely lady. The Facts of Life stars Mindy
The Election Jan 09 1980 Drummond puts his convictions on the line to run for city council, and rooting him on are Arnold, Willis, Kimberly, and an ""unexpected"" new addition to the household. Nedra Volz