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(1978–1986)

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1978

3 Nov. 1978
Movin' In
Philip Drummond is a wealthy Manhattan industrialist who takes in Arnold and Willis Jackson, the two sons of his late housekeeper; Drummond is white and the boys are black. Arnold, age 8, is excited about the opportunity of a privileged life, but Willis, age 13, feels that Mr. Drummond is trying to buy their love with expensive gifts.
 
10 Nov. 1978
The Social Worker
A social worker investigates the boys' home life and tells Mr. Drummond that she believes black children belong in black households. When Drummond tells this to Mrs. Garrett while she is vacuuming the living room, Arnold overhears this and comes to the conclusion that he doesn't want them around anymore.
 
17 Nov. 1978
Mother's Last Visit
Mr. Drummond's mother arrives for an unscheduled visit and has an adverse reaction to her son's new family situation.
 
24 Nov. 1978
Prep School
Mr. Drummond is excited about the possibility of the boys enrolling at his old prep school.
 
1 Dec. 1978
The Spanking
Arnold is caught throwing water bombs off the balcony and Mr. Drummond feels that a fitting punishment is a spanking.
 
8 Dec. 1978
Goodbye Dolly
After Kimberly donates Arnold's ratty old doll named Homer to charity and it is sold, he can't sleep. Mr. Drummond quickly tires of this, so he hires a detective to try and find the doll.
 
15 Dec. 1978
The Trial
After reading a book on the American legal system, Willis demands a fair trial for Arnold after he is accused of putting his goldfish in the hot tub.
 
29 Dec. 1978
Retrospective
The Drummonds reminisce about the time they have spent together since Arnold and Willis joined the family. Clips from past episodes are featured.
 

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