Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986)
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A Special Friend 

Arnold and Sam learn that their new friend, a street performer, has epilepsy. Their emotions become a ball of confusion and misconception ... until someone very close to them (namely, Pearl) shares her experiences with the disorder.

Director:

Gerren Keith

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Conrad Bain ... Philip Drummond
Gary Coleman ... Arnold Jackson
Todd Bridges ... Willis Jackson
Mary Jo Catlett ... Pearl Gallagher
Danny Cooksey ... Sam McKinney
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natalie Core Natalie Core ... Grace
Lori Lethin ... Karen Kimball
Vivian Lord Vivian Lord ... Evelyn
Julia Parton Julia Parton ... Officer Torres (as Rachel Wells)
Dana Plato ... Kimberly Drummond
Rachel Wells Rachel Wells ... Officer Torres
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Storyline

Arnold and Sam learn that their new friend, a street performer, has epilepsy. Their emotions become a ball of confusion and misconception ... until someone very close to them (namely, Pearl) shares her experiences with the disorder.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Embassy Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Last one shown on NBC. See more »

Soundtracks

It Takes Diff'rent Strokes
(Theme Song)
Written by Alan Thicke, Al Burton and Gloria Loring
Performed by Al Burton, David Foster and Brenda Russell
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