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Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series 1978–1986) Poster

(1978–1986)

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Philip Drummond: I'm sorry, Mrs. Garrett. I didn't mean to startle you.

Edna Garrett: Oh Mr. Drummond, it's very dangerous to sneak up behind me. I'm going to karate class, and I just got an 'A' in "kicking where it hurts".

Arnold Jackson: Be careful with my goldfish. His name's Abraham.

Philip Drummond: I've never seen a black goldfish before.

Arnold Jackson: That's okay. He never saw a rich white man before either.

[repeated line]

Arnold Jackson: Watchoo talkin' 'bout?

Philip Drummond: Good morning, Arnold. Rise and shine!

Arnold Jackson: Better not let Willis hear you say the word "shine". Back in Harlem, that's fightin' talk.

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Philip Drummond: Why are you still in bed, Arnold?

Arnold Jackson: I'm studying.

Philip Drummond: Superman is studying?

Arnold Jackson: I'm too young for Wonderwoman.

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Philip Drummond: I'd better send for the limosine. Mother gets very impatient if she's kept waiting. I was born 3 days late. She didn't speak to me for a year.

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Willis Jackson: [Arnold refuses to fight the school bully] Alright, Arnold. Then I'll just tell Mr. Drummond what a coward you are. He'll talk some sense into you. Think he wants a coward for a son?

Arnold Jackson: Awww Willis, please don't say anything to him.

Willis Jackson: Well, somebody's gotta make a man outta you.

Arnold Jackson: What's the rush? I'm barely outta toilet-training.

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Willis Jackson: [Mrs. Garrett catches the boys throwing punches] Uhhh, it's a new dance we're doing... It's called, ummm... The Punch Shuffle.

Edna Garrett: Now if Mr. Drummond catches you practicing fighting, you're gonna switch from the Punch Shuffle to the Bruised Bottom Blues!

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Willis Jackson: Arnold's always under my feet. I'll never have any privacy until he gets married.

Arnold Jackson: Married? On MY allowance?

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Kimberly Drummond: Well, well, if it isn't Sleeping Beauty.

Willis Jackson: You mean Sleeping Ugly.

Arnold Jackson: I owe you an insult!

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Jethro Simpson: Whatchoo talkin' bout, Arnold?

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[Willis has just learned his close friend has died in an auto accident]

Willis Jackson: Oh no...

[pause]

Willis Jackson: [crying] Oh no...

[Willis hangs up the phone and cries]

Willis Jackson: Look at me. Crying just like a kid.

Philip Drummond: No. Crying just like a man.

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