Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986)
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Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown 

Sam considers getting into a fist fight with a new kid in school who is constantly picking on him. Drummond and the family are featured on a television show about the rich and famous.

Director:

Mel Ferber

Writers:

Barry Gold, Bernie Kukoff (created by) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Conrad Bain ... Philip Drummond
Gary Coleman ... Arnold Jackson
Todd Bridges ... Willis Jackson
Mary Ann Mobley ... Maggie McKinney Drummond
Danny Cooksey ... Sam McKinney
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Paymer ... Mr. Wallace
Ian Petrella Ian Petrella ... Alex
Matt Shakman Matt Shakman ... Barry
Shelley Smith Shelley Smith ... Summer Hartwig
Carl Steven ... Kurt
Bill Willens Bill Willens ... Ray Sabille
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Storyline

Sam considers getting into a fist fight with a new kid in school who is constantly picking on him. Drummond and the family are featured on a television show about the rich and famous.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Embassy Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

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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