Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986)
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Almost American 

After getting a D in history, Arnold is forced to stay home from a hockey game to study. While at home, he and Drummond meet Milos, a Czech immigrant who is going to night school to try and become a US citizen.

Director:

Gerren Keith

Writers:

Howard Leeds (teleplay by), Ben Starr (teleplay by) | 6 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Conrad Bain ... Philip Drummond
Gary Coleman ... Arnold Jackson
Todd Bridges ... Willis Jackson
Dana Plato ... Kimberly Drummond
Maureen McNamara Maureen McNamara ... Catherine Armstrong
Richard Yniguez ... Rudy
Bob Ari ... Milos
Rosalind Chao ... Ming Li
Ernie Hudson ... Kwame
Anna Bjorn ... Kristin
Brad Trumbull Brad Trumbull ... Detective Simpson
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Storyline

After getting a D in history, Arnold is forced to stay home from a hockey game to study. While at home, he and Drummond meet Milos, a Czech immigrant who is going to night school to try and become a US citizen.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1981 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tandem Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode was the pilot for a potential spin-off series. 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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