IMDb > "Diff'rent Strokes" (1978) > Parents Guide
"Diff'rent Strokes"
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany creditsepisode listepisodes castepisode ratings... by rating... by votes
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratings
Plot & Quotes
plot summaryplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Parents Guide for
"Diff'rent Strokes" (1978) More at IMDbPro »

The content of this page was created directly by users and has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
Visit our Parents Guide Help to learn more
Unable to edit? Request access

Mild sexual references in some episodes. They are pretty harmless, about the par of what you get with a PG rating.

In the episode The Bicycle Man, Mr. Horton the bike shop owner is a pedophile and tries to touch Dudley.

Some episodes revolve around fighting. Aftermath such as black-eye and scratches can be seen.


Infrequent mild language. Most commonly "devil" is said, although mostly not in a particularly rude manner. "Hell" is used as well, but it's rare.

The Trip, Part 2: "I have no idea what the hell you are talking about."

Arnold's Girlfriend, Part 1: "What the hell was that all about?"

References to and drinking in a few episodes.

In the episode The Bicycle Man, Mr. Horton the bike shop owner gives Arnold and Dudley wine, he also gives Dudley a pill after Arnold leaves, and Dudley says he feels woozy.

Argentina:Atp / Australia:G (some episodes) / Australia:PG (some episodes) / Singapore:PG / USA:TV-PG

Related Links

Plot summary User reviews Plot keywords
FAQ Ratings Awards
External reviews Main details