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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Diff'rent Strokes' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Diff'rent Strokes':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

November 3, 1978: Movin' In
Season 1, episode 1
W: Ben Starr   D: Herbert Kenwith

Series debut. A wealthy widower agrees to his housekeeper's deathbed wish that he adopt and raise her two small sons, but the boys experience unforseen problems when they make the move from Harlem to Park Avenue.

November 10, 1978: The Social Worker
Season 1, episode 2
W: Budd Grossman   D: Herbert Kenwith

With Ellen Travolta (Miss Aimsly), J.A. Preston (Geoffrey Thompson), Fran Bennett (Olivia Thompson).
Arnold and Willis think that Mr. Drummond no longer wants them after overhearing a conversation between him and a social worker.

November 17, 1978: Mother's Last Visit
Season 1, episode 3
W: William Raynor, Myles Wilder   D: Herbert Kenwith

With Irene Tedrow (Mrs. Drummond), Richard Fults (Doorman).
Mr. Drummond's snobbish socialite mother visits and turns up her nose at her son's adopted black sons.

November 24, 1978: Prep School
Season 1, episode 4
W: Alan Rosen, Fred Rubin, Michael Russnow   D: Herbert Kenwith

With Howard Morton (Miles Bordinay).
Mr. Drummond wants Arnold and Willis to go to his alma mater, but the boys don't want the school and the school doesn't want the boys.

December 1, 1978: The Spanking
Season 1, episode 5
W: Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs   D: Herbert Kenwith

With Frank Farmer (Police Officer), Jerry Marshak (Little Boy), Weldon Bleiler (Maintenance Man).
Arnold drops a water bomb on the building's maintenance man, then disappears to avoid punishment.

December 8, 1978: Goodbye Dolly
Season 1, episode 6
W: Albert E. Lewin   D: Herbert Kenwith

With Jack Riley (Miles Monroe).
Arnold becomes extremely upset when he learns that his doll Homer was given away.

December 15, 1978: The Trial
Season 1, episode 7
W: Alan Rosen, Fred Rubin   D: Herbert Kenwith

Arnold is hiding his pet goldfish in the hot tub, but when Mr. Drummond finds it Willis says that Arnold can't be found guilty without a trial.

December 29, 1978: Retrospective
Season 1, episode 8
W: Budd Grossman, Howard Leeds, Ben Starr   D: Herbert Kenwith

Mr. Drummond and his family recall some of the hilarious happenings since Arnold and Willis moved in.

January 5, 1979: The Fight
Season 1, episode 9
W: Sandy Veith   D: Herbert Kenwith

Arnold is faced with either angering Mr. Drummond by fighting the local bully, or angering Willis by not fighting.

January 12, 1979: The Club Meeting
Season 1, episode 10
W: Tom August, Helen August   D: Herbert Kenwith

With Billy Attmore (Bubba), Anthony Thompkins (Vernon), Brian Salmon (Charles), Tony Williams (William).
Willis goes overboard trying to dazzle his old buddies from Harlem with his new wealth.

January 19, 1979: The Woman
Season 1, episode 11
W: Ron Alexander   D: Herbert Kenwith

With Elinor Donahue (Diane Sloane).
Arnold, Willis and Kimberly attempt to ensure that Mr. Drummond's girlfriend won't become their stepmother.

January 26, 1979: No Time For Arnold
Season 1, episode 12
W: Albert E. Lewin   D: Herbert Kenwith

Arnold, feeling lonely, comes up with a novel way to get attention from his family.

February 2, 1979: The Relative
Season 1, episode 13
W: Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs   D: Herbert Kenwith

With LaWanda Page (Myrtle Waters).
A distant cousin of the boys arrives at the Drummond penthouse and decides to stay for a long visit.

February 9, 1979: The Tutor
Season 1, episode 14
W: Sandy Veith   D: Herbert Kenwith

With Barry Diamond (Danny Rose).
Mr. Drummond hires a tutor to help Willis and Arnold improve their grades.

February 16, 1979: The New Landlord
Season 1, episode 15
W: Norm Liebmann   D: Herbert Kenwith

With Jack Riley (Charles Sutton), Erica Yohn (Emily Sutton), Deborah Zon (Barbie).
The Drummonds' building gets a new owner who doesn't want young children on the premises.

February 23, 1979: Willis' Privacy
Season 1, episode 16
W: Alan Rosen, Fred Rubin   D: Herbert Kenwith

With Anthony Thompkins (Vernon).
Arnold gets to be such a pest that Willis divides their bedroom and declares his half off-limits.

March 2, 1979: Mrs. Garrett's Crisis
Season 1, episode 17
W: Karyl Geld Miller   D: Herbert Kenwith

When Mrs. Garrett announces her plans to quit housekeeping and move on to something better, Mr. Drummond asks her to stay on as a guest.

March 16, 1979: The Job
Season 1, episode 18
W: Albert E. Lewin   D: Herbert Kenwith

Willis loses his job at a gas station before he earns enough to buy a pair of disco skates.

March 30, 1979: The Trip
Season 1, episode 19
W: Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan   D: Herbert Kenwith

With McLean Stevenson (Larry Alder), Kim Richards (Ruthie), Joanna Gleason (Morgan Winslow), Donna Wilkes (Diane), George Memmoli (Carl).
Mr. Drummond reconsiders his planned purchase of an Oregon radio station when he realizes it could put his friend Larry Alder out of work.

April 6, 1979: Getting Involved
Season 1, episode 21
W: Norm Liebmann   D: Herbert Kenwith

With Ron Feinberg (Detective Morrison), Carl Byrd (Mr. Adams), Lawrie Osag (Mr. Kwambe), John Mayer (Photographer), Michael Lamont (Policeman).
Arnold sees a robbery through his telescope but can't convince anyone to do anything about it.

April 13, 1979: Willis' Birthday
Season 1, episode 22
W: Michael Moye   D: Herbert Kenwith

With Anthony Thompkins (Vernon), Brian Salmon (Tiny), Tony Williams (Charles), LaShana Dendy (Francine), Betty A. Bridges (Mrs. Brooks), Carl M. Craig (Police Officer), Scorpio (Luther).
Mr. Drummond agrees to let Willis get anything he wants for his birthday.

May 4, 1979: The Girls School
Season 1, episode 23
W: Howard Leeds, Ben Starr   D: Herbert Kenwith

With Kim Fields (Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey), Felice Schachter (Nancy Olson), Julie Piekarski (Sue Ann Weaver), Lisa Whelchel (Blair Warner), Jennifer Rooney (Jennifer), Peter Hobbs (Mr. Robinson), Laura Shuman (Laura), Jack Riley (Mr. Crocker).
Mrs. Garrett is offered a job as housemother to the girls at Kimberly's exclusive school.





September 21, 1979: Arnold's Girlfriend
Season 2, episode 1
W: Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan   D: Gerren Keith

With Dabney Coleman (Fred Tanner), Rachel Jacobs (Alice Tanner), Kip King (Dr. Padnick), Bill Henderson (Attendent), Elaine Appleton (Nurse).
While in the hospital for an appendectomy, Arnold falls for his roommate, a little white girl whose bigoted father insists the two be separated.

September 28, 1979: Feudin' And Fussin'
Season 2, episode 2
D: Gerren Keith

With McLean Stevenson (Larry Alder), Joanna Gleason (Morgan Winslow), Kim Richards (Ruthie), Bobby Herbeck (Stage Manager), Krista Errickson (Diane), Meadowlark Lemon (Himself), Bobby Ramsen (Ted Green), Gloria Carlin (Dr. Watkins).
Arnold learns that Larry Alder has been offered a TV show in New York, and knowing that Ruthie would be miserable outside of Oregon, he sets out to sabotage the show.

October 12, 1979: Mrs. Garrett's Romance
Season 2, episode 3
W: Jerry Winnick   D: Gerren Keith

With Philip Charles MacKenzie (Leon).
Arnold, Willis and the Drummonds are shocked to discover that Mrs. Garrett has a new and very young boyfriend.

October 19, 1979: Birds And Bees
Season 2, episode 4
W: Ed Jurist   D: Gerren Keith

With Enid Kent (Mrs. Martino).
Mr. Drummond is forced to tell Arnold the facts of life after the boy becomes convinced that Mrs. Garrett and Kimberly are pregnant from eating salmon.

October 24, 1979: Arnold's Hero
Season 2, episode 5
W: Martin A. Ragaway, Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan   D: Gerren Keith

With Muhammad Ali (Himself), James Cromwell (Father O'Brien).
Willis and Kimberly arrange for Arnold to meet hs idol, Muhammad Ali, by writing the champ a letter saying that their brother is dying.

October 31, 1979: The Adoption (1)
Season 2, episode 6
W: Alan Rosen, Fred Rubin   D: Gerren Keith

With Robert Rockwell (Tom Bishop), Whitman Mayo (Jethro Simpson), Sue Ann Gilfillan (Miss Harrison), Stymie Beard (Man), James Reynolds (Mr. Payton).
Jethro Simpson discovers an old will under which Arnold and Willis would inherit money, and he claims to be the boys' only relative.

November 7, 1979: The Adoption (2)
Season 2, episode 7
W: Alan Rosen, Fred Rubin   D: Gerren Keith

With Robert Rockwell (Tom Bishop), Whitman Mayo (Jethro Simpson), James Reynolds (Mr. Payton), Walter Stocker (Narrator).
Jethro Simpson continues his attempt to adopt Arnold and Willis.

November 14, 1979: Father And Son Day
Season 2, episode 8
W: Joseph Sirota, Elaine Newman   D: Gerren Keith

With Erik Moses (James Hamilton Jr.), Reggie Jackson (Larry), Mark Davitt (James Hamilton Sr.).
Willis asks a muscular man he sees at a health club to pose as his dad for a father-son athletic competition.

November 28, 1979: Thanksgiving Crossover
Season 2, episode 9

With McLean Stevenson (Larry Alder), Joanna Gleason (Morgan Winslow), Kim Richards (Ruthie), Krista Errickson (Diane).
A photograph taken by Arnold of Morgan kissing Mr. Drummond makes Larry assume he's been outmaneuvered by his old Army buddy.

December 5, 1979: The Rivals
Season 2, episode 10
W: Albert E. Lewin   D: Gerren Keith

With Dana Plato (Kimberly Drummond), Donniece Jackson (Lurlene).
Arnold develops a crush on an older girl who is using him to attract the attentions of Willis.

December 12, 1979: Hot Watch
Season 2, episode 11
W: Charles Stewart Jr., Charles Stewart   D: Gerren Keith

With Dana Plato (Kimberly Drummond), Gordon Oas-Heim (Mr. Hanlon), Elizabeth Martin (Mrs. Benson), Elaine Appleton (Tenant #1), Diane Duncan (Tenant #2).
Arnold and Willis are accused of theft when a stolen watch is found in their possession.

December 19, 1979: The Dog Story
Season 2, episode 12
W: Roland Wolpert   D: Gerren Keith

With Dana Plato (Kimberly Drummond), James Hong (Mr. Lee), Dorothy Meyer (Mrs. Keith), Gracia Lee (Woman #1), Olive Dunbar (Woman #2).
Arnold faces a painful series of rabies shots when a puppy that he rescued from traffic bites him, then disappears.

January 9, 1980: The Election
Season 2, episode 13
W: Ed Jurist   D: Gerren Keith

With Nedra Volz (Adelaide Brubaker), David Sheehan (Roger Murdock), Charles Thomas Murphy (Jerry Fuller), Jesse Goins (Cameraman).
Drummond puts his convictions on the line to run for city council, but ignores a sly politician's scheme to use Arnold, Willis and Kimberly to get votes.

January 16, 1980: Friendly-Mate
Season 2, episode 14
W: Dawn Aldredge   D: Gerren Keith

With Vonetta McGee (Lucille), Bobbie Jordan (Joan), Lee Crawford (Robin).
Mr. Drummond is in "double-trouble" when Willis and Arnold each decide to get him a companion from a computer dating service.

January 23, 1980: Poor Drummond
Season 2, episode 15
W: Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Ed Jurist   D: Gerren Keith

With Robert Rockwell (Tom Bishop), George Pentecost (E.G. Stilson).
A crucially important business deal keeps Mr. Drummond on edge and keeps Arnold and Willis wondering whether to pack for a California vacation or a move back to Harlem.

January 30, 1980: Big Business
Season 2, episode 16
W: Howard Leeds, George Geiger, Ed Jurist   D: Gerren Keith

With Nedra Volz (Adelaide Brubaker).
Willis and Arnold scheme to make extra dough by selling brownies, only to discover they can't stand the heat of big business and may soon have to get out of the kitchen.

February 6, 1980: Return Of The Gooch
Season 2, episode 17
W: Alan Rosen, Fred Rubin   D: Gerren Keith

With Nedra Volz (Adelaide Brubaker), Soon-Teck Oh (Mr. Kim), Curtis Wong (Karate Assistant).
The "Gooch" is back and this time he's terrorizing Arnold, but Arnold plans to be ready when the bully strikes. In building Arnold's confidence, Willis convinces him that his martial arts lesson has given him a "killer" foot.

February 13, 1980: Valentine's Day Retrospective
Season 2, episode 18
W: Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan   D: Gerren Keith

With David Bond (Janitor).
Arnold and Willis are trapped in the basement storage room and while they await rescue they reminisce about their recent past.

February 20, 1980: Skin Deep Or True Blue
Season 2, episode 19
W: Sandy Veith, Donald Ross   D: Gerren Keith

With Grant Wilson (Roger Morehouse), Melora Hardin (Emily Morehouse).
Kimberly's new beau suggests pairing his sister with Willis for a double date, until he finds out the color of his true love's brother.

February 27, 1980: Teacher's Pet
Season 2, episode 20
W: Sandy Veith, Donald Ross   D: Gerren Keith

With Steven Mond (Robbie Jason), Shavar Ross (Dudley Johnson), Mary Ann Mobley (Nancy Osborne).
Parent-teacher night leads Mr. Drummond to a romance with Arnold's teacher and leaves poor Arnold open to the jealousy of his classmates. Arnold tries every trick in the book to win back his friends, including one which may have him expelled.

March 12, 1980: The Slumber Party
Season 2, episode 21
W: Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs   D: Gerren Keith

With Kim Fields (Tootie Ramsey), Mindy Cohn (Natalie Green), Molly Ringwald (Molly Parker), Julie Anne Haddock (Cindy Webster), Carol White (Valerie), Frank DeVol (Sasha), Anthony Thompkins (Vernon), Tony Williams (Charles), David Coburn (Jimmy).
Leaving Willis in charge of the house for Kimberly's slumber party is a mistake Mr. Drummond soon regrets, as the ensuing chaos disrupts his own date with a lovely lady.

March 19, 1980: Arnold Faces Fatality
Season 2, episode 22
W: Albert E. Lewin   D: Gerren Keith

With Nedra Volz (Adelaide Brubaker), John Starr (Messenger).
Arnold fears that his loved ones are checking out of his life when he stumbles upon Drummond's will and then uncovers the fact that his goldfish has given up the ghost.

March 26, 1980: The Squealer
Season 2, episode 23
W: Ed Jurist, Alan Rosen, Fred Rubin   D: Gerren Keith

With Erik Moses (Mike), Ron Feinberg (Detective Morrison), Dan Spector (Lenny), Michael Twain (Mr. Clark), David Coburn (Jimmy).
Willis seeks comradeship as a member of the Tarantulas, a street gang, but finds only deceit as he gets caught in a web of misplaced loyalties. Willis allows himself to be arrested rather than "squeal" on his fellow gang members by telling the truth.





November 12, 1980: The Bank Job
Season 3, episode 1
W: Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan   D: Gerren Keith

With Kim Fields (Tootie Ramsey), John Starr (Teller), Michael Cavanaugh (Woody), Jesse Goins (Thomas), Dick O'Neill (Captain Burns), Billy Beck (Guard), James Reynolds (Mr. Gibson), Elaine Appleton (Lillian), Delores Cantu (Alicia).
Willis accompanies Arnold as he sets out to withdraw some money from his bank account to pay for his first "real" date, but two bank robbers force a change of plans when they attempt their own very large withdrawal.

November 19, 1980: Small Claims Court
Season 3, episode 2
W: Ed Jurist, Gordon Mitchell, Hugh Wedlock, Ben Gershman   D: Gerren Keith

With Paul Kent (Judge Briggs), Milt Kogan (Mr. Haskell), Leonard Bremen (Mr. Newhouse), Julia Calderon (Mrs. Spangler), Shirley Neal (Clerk).
Arnold has his day in court when an unfortunate "train" of events puts him at odds with a less than understanding merchant.

November 26, 1980: Substitute Mother
Season 3, episode 3
W: Debra Frank, Scott Rubinstein   D: Gerren Keith

With Nedra Volz (Adelaide Brubaker), Denise Nicholas (Sondra Williams).
Arnold falls head-over-heels for a temporary housekeeper and embarks on a romantic scheme he hopes will make her a permanent member of the Drummond household.

December 3, 1980: The Accident
Season 3, episode 4
W: Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan   D: Gerren Keith

With Nedra Volz (Adelaide Brubaker), Robert Ginty (Ron Connolly), Tom Rosqui (Dr. Benson), Gina Gallego (Nurse), Rana Ford (Nurse), Cyndi Cardinal (Telegram Girl).
The festive family celebration of Drummond's 50th birthday suddenly becomes a disaster after a drunk driver puts Drummond in the hospital with his life hanging in the balance.

December 10, 1980: Little Mother
Season 3, episode 5
W: Ed Jurist   D: Gerren Keith

With Kari Michaelsen (Ellen Marshall), Claude Earl Jones (Ed Marshall).
Kimberly's efforts to help a pregnant girlfriend have Willis and Arnold convinced that Kimberly's the one expecting.

December 17, 1980: Football Father
Season 3, episode 6
W: Sandy Veith, Donald Ross   D: Gerren Keith

With Nedra Volz (Adelaide Brubaker), Le Tari (Ted Ramsey), Shavar Ross (Dudley Johnson), Greg Mullavey (Coach Slattery), Pat Mulligan (Mr. Green), Meeno Peluce (Miller), Angela Newell (Cynthia Needleman).
After Arnold fails to measure up to the demands of the basketball, baseball and volleyball teams, Drummond convinces the boy to try football and then pays the coach a clandestine visit to ensure Arnold a place on the team -- by promising to buy the team uniforms.

December 31, 1980: First Love
Season 3, episode 7
W: Jerry Winnick   D: Gerren Keith

With Nedra Volz (Adelaide Brubaker), Janet Jackson (Charlene DuPrey), Arthur Burghardt (Mr. DuPrey).
Drummond orders Willis to spend more time with his studies and less time with his "first love," but Willis and Arnold concoct a plan they're sure will fulfill the wishes of both father and son.

January 7, 1981: Count Your Blessings
Season 3, episode 8
W: Marshall Goldberg   D: Gerren Keith

With Melanie Watson (Kathy Gordon), Joan Welles (Dorothy Gordon), Rhoda Gemignani (Doctor).
Arnold tries a regimen of stretching exercises and a change of diet to speed his growth, but Drummond finds he must go to a very special source to get the boy to accept that he will never be tall.

January 14, 1981: The Loan
Season 3, episode 9
W: Mara Lideks, Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan   D: Gerren Keith

With Tommy Aguilar (Mannie), Dave Johnson (Announcer).
Arnold learns the true value of a dollar when Drummond turns down his request to lend $4,000 to the apartment building doorman, who is anxious to take part in an attractive "business deal" -- at the race track.

January 21, 1981: Roots
Season 3, episode 10
W: Kurt Taylor, John Donley, Howard Meyers   D: Gerren Keith

With Nedra Volz (Adelaide Brubaker), Erik Moses (Oscar), Lee Chamberlin (Dr. Chadway), Tony Williams (Charles).
Willis and Arnold turn the Drummond household upside down as they try to prove to their old Harlem neighbors -- and themselves -- that they haven't lost touch with their cultural roots.

January 28, 1981: Junk Food Junkie
Season 3, episode 11
W: Dawn Aldredge   D: Gerren Keith

With Dody Goodman (Aunt Sophia), Shavar Ross (Dudley Johnson), Steven Mond (Robbie), Lillian Lehman (Miss Rawls).
Arnold's poor dental checkup and a visit by Drummond's health-conscious sister launches Drummond on a campaign to have junk food machines banned from Arnold's school, even though Arnold's drive for class presidency may depend on keeping the machines in place.

February 4, 1981: The Bus
Season 3, episode 12
W: Glenn Padnick   D: Gerren Keith

With Hector Elias (Mr. Martinez), Cal Gibson (Mr. Davis), David Moses (Mr. Robinson), Saundra Sharp (Mrs. Robinson), Perla Walter (Mrs. Martinez), Virginia Wing (Mrs. Chung).
Arnold's excitement at being one of a small group of students in an exchange program with an all-white school is turned to fear by a threatening phone call from a zealous busing opponent.

February 25, 1981: The Older Man
Season 3, episode 13
W: Albert E. Lewin   D: Gerren Keith

With Mindy Cohn (Natalie Green), Lisa Whelchel (Blair Warner), Lou Richards (Mike).
Through Blair's makeup artistry, 15-year-old Kimberly discovers she can pass for 20, but when she accepts a date with a 25-year-old and the passes start flying, she finds there may be more to being older than looking it.

March 4, 1981: Where There's Hope
Season 3, episode 14
W: John Donley, Howard Meyers   D: Gerren Keith

With Shavar Ross (Dudley Johnson), Monika Furness (Susie Moore), Bradford English (Mr. Moore), Pat Finley (Mrs. Moore), Edward Neely (Chubby).
Arnold's tenth birthday party means a lot to him, but for some reason it means a whole lot more to the one person he's determined won't be invited -- a pesky young lady who always tries too hard to be friends.

March 11, 1981: The Magician
Season 3, episode 15
W: Louis Smallwood, M. Martez Thomas, Ed Jurist   D: Gerren Keith

With Veronica Redd (Ms. Buxton), Ed 'Too Tall' Jones (Himself).
Arnold's "famous" magic disappearing act, designed to impress a magazine reporter and special guest star Dallas Cowboys' defensive end Ed "Too Tall" Jones, leaves him dangerously high and dry, with no place to go but down -- about 30 stories.

March 18, 1981: Drummond's Fair Lady
Season 3, episode 16
W: Sandy Veith   D: Gerren Keith

With Wendy Fulton (Rebecca Saunders), Russell Arms (Howie), Edward Penn (Marty), Jimmy Weldon (Ben).
Drummond runs into some stiff opposition to the candidate he's chosen to head a new division of his company -- the board members think the attractive young executive's sex disqualifies her, and his family thinks he's being used.

March 25, 1981: The Ancestors
Season 3, episode 17
W: Ed Jurist, Calvin Kelly   D: Gerren Keith

With Dody Goodman (Aunt Sophia), Erik Moses (Oscar), Rick Fitts (Jason Collins).
Drummond and his sister inherit a prime piece of land in Harlem from a long lost ancestor, but their plan to dedicate it to a cultural center in his name could spell disaster if the truth of their ancestor's life gets out.

April 1, 1981: Almost American
Season 3, episode 18
W: Glenn Padnick, Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan   D: Gerren Keith

With Maureen McNamara (Catherine Armstrong), Richard Yniguez (Rudy), Bob Ari (Miles), Rosalind Chao (Ming Li), Ernie Hudson (Kwame), Anna Bjorn (Kristin), Brad Trumbull (Detective Simpson).
Arnold's dejection at being grounded for a "D" on a history test turns to inspiration after an immigrant studying for naturalization introduces him to another perspective on America.

May 6, 1981: Room For One More
Season 3, episode 19
W: Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs   D: Gerren Keith

With Nedra Volz (Adelaide Brubaker), Le Tari (Ted Ramsey), Shavar Ross (Dudley Johnson).
Dudley, fearing his foster father's lost job means he's headed back to the orphanage, cons Arnold into getting Drummond to consider adopting him into their family.

May 13, 1981: The Athlete
Season 3, episode 20
W: Gordon Mitchell   D: Gerren Keith

With John Starr (Mailman), Jack Knight (Coach Stockwood).
The coach of the city's top high school baseball team is after Willis and is prepared to do anything to make it possible for Willis to attend his school.





October 29, 1981: Growing Up
Season 4, episode 1
W: Debra Frank, Scott Rubenstein   D: Gerren Keith

With Janet Jackson (Charlene DuPrey).
His friends' stories of their sexual exploits convince Willis it's time he "became a man" -- only he must convince his steady girlfriend first.

November 5, 1981: First Day Blues
Season 4, episode 2
W: Bruce Taylor   D: Gerren Keith

With Kim Fields (Tootie Ramsey), Brian Whitley (Art), Paul Carafotes (Doug), Michael Sharrett (Henry), Renee Jones (Girl), Joe DeCenzo (Julio), Clarence Gilyard Jr. (Student).
Willis has the normal jitters on his first day of high school, and in his hurry to make friends he hooks up with a bad group, goes overboard to impress them -- and could wind up in jail.

November 12, 1981: The Model
Season 4, episode 3
W: Bill Shinkai, John Donley, Howard Meyers   D: Gerren Keith

With Nedra Volz (Adelaide Brubaker), Madlyn Rhue (Tina Claremont), Thyais Walsh (Beverly), Laura Kamins (Lisa), Greer Wylder (Carol), Tami Arnold (Debbie).
Kimberly hopes that a summer job will make her more independent, but when it becomes a chance at international modeling, it may be more independence than her father will agree to.

November 19, 1981: The Team
Season 4, episode 4
W: Glenn Padnick   D: Gerren Keith

With Kim Fields (Tootie Ramsey), Philip Sterling (Conroy), Todd Lookinland (Eddie Sanders), Don Dolan (Coach Nichols), Clarence Gilyard Jr. (Frank Simpson), Jimmy Bridges (Joe Patterson).
A happy household is torn by the repercussions of meeting racial quotas -- Drummond faces a lawsuit when he hires a black man for a prized executive position, and Willis seeks justice when he loses his spot on the high school's predominantly black basketball team to a white player.

November 26, 1981: The Big Heist
Season 4, episode 5
W: Bruce Taylor   D: Gerren Keith

With Robert Rockwell (Tom Bishop), Rhoda Gemignani (Mrs. Craig), Fred Pinkard (Judge Biscaye), William Lanteau (Clerk), John Brandon (Police Officer), John Moskoff (Bailiff), Nedra Volz (Adelaide Brubaker).
Arnold is elated when he's accepted into an "elite" club at school, but his membership could lead to consequences when he learns he must commit a crime as part of his secret initiation.

December 3, 1981: Double Date
Season 4, episode 6
W: Jerry Winnick   D: Gerren Keith

With Shavar Ross (Dudley Ramsey), Bobby Herbeck (Waiter), Dena Crowder (Diane).
Arnold's big plans for his first real "date" are quickly deflated when parental-imposed restrictions threaten to ruin his encounter before it ever gets off the ground.

December 10, 1981: The Ski Weekend
Season 4, episode 7
W: Dawn Aldredge   D: Gerren Keith

With Dana Kimmell (Michelle), Jon Caliri (Tony), Mark Neely (Ron).
Kimberly must face the biggest decision of her life -- whether to spend a ski weekend with a popular boy or turn down the opportunity to get away on her own and remain, in her mind, daddy's "little girl."

December 17, 1981: Health Club
Season 4, episode 8
W: Joseph Bonaduce   D: Gerren Keith

With Nedra Volz (Adelaide Brubaker), Macon McCalman (George Endicott), Jack Knight (Mr. Barrett).
Arnold and Willis face a puzzling dilemma -- how to tell Drummond that the award he worked so hard for comes from a health club with a "restricted membership."

January 7, 1982: Burial Ground
Season 4, episode 9
W: John Donley, Howard Meyers   D: Gerren Keith

With Nedra Volz (Adelaide Brubaker), Ned Romero (John Longwalker), Charles Thomas Murphy (Cliff Hammer).
Arnold and Willis go on a hunger strike to save a historic landmark when they learn construction by Drummond's company may destroy what could be an ancient Indian burial ground.

January 14, 1982: Hello, Daddy
Season 4, episode 10
W: Donald Ross   D: Gerren Keith

With Dody Goodman (Aunt Sophia), Nobu McCarthy (Hi-Sook Chun), Keone Young (David Chun).
Does Drummond have a third son? A visit from a Korean woman reveals that Mr. Drummond may have fathered her son during the Korean War.

January 21, 1982: Jilted
Season 4, episode 11
W: Ed Jurist   D: Gerren Keith

With Janet Jackson (Charlene DuPrey), Dion Williams (Barry).
When Willis takes his steady girl friend for granted, his selfishness sends her out with another guy -- but there may be hope for happiness if a self-appointed Cupid succeeds in his plan.

January 28, 1982: Dreams
Season 4, episode 12
W: Kurt Taylor, Booker Bradshaw   D: Gerren Keith

With Lee Chamberlin (Dr. Tucker).
A cancelled fishing trip leaves Arnold having a series of bad dreams that the entire family loses sleep over, until a psychiatrist's examination reveals what really is causing his nighttime terror.

February 4, 1982: Kathy
Season 4, episode 13
W: Marshall Goldberg   D: Gerren Keith

With Nedra Volz (Adelaide Brubaker), Rosalind Chao (Miss Chung), Steven Mond (Robbie), Melanie Watson (Kathy Gordon), Joan Welles (Dorothy Gordon).
Arnold and his disabled friend Kathy face major challenges in their lives, and each holds the key to overcoming the other's obstacles -- but when Arnold takes the first step forward, their entire relationship takes a big step backwards.

February 11, 1982: Fire
Season 4, episode 14
W: Jill Gordon   D: Gerren Keith

With Dody Goodman (Aunt Sophia), Nedra Volz (Adelaide Brubaker), Paul Kent (Chief Scott).
A fire traps Drummond and his family in their penthouse and has him "working" overtime trying to protect them without letting on that there's anything wrong.

February 18, 1982: The Squatter
Season 4, episode 15
W: Danny Simon   D: Gerren Keith

With Audrey Meadows (Mrs. Martinson), John McCook (Tom Wallace), Sam Shamshak (Older Cop), Leonard Lightfoot (Younger Cop).
Drummond learns that converting apartments into condominiums can mean hurting people when he becomes the unsuspecting "victim" of an eccentric tenant he's displacing.

February 25, 1982: The Car
Season 4, episode 16
W: Warren S. Murray   D: Gerren Keith

With Dody Goodman (Aunt Sophia), Janet Jackson (Charlene DuPrey), Vance Davis (Police Officer).
When his girlfriend plans on taking a drive with someone else, a "carless" Willis gets an idea for a real joyride neither of them will forget.

March 11, 1982: Crime Story (1)
Season 4, episode 17
W: Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan   D: Gerren Keith

With Shavar Ross (Dudley Ramsey), Shannon Presby (Eddie), Sal Lopez (Roberto).
Arnold and his friend Dudley are scared to death by two teenage bullies who pose the intimidating demand of "your lunch money or your life."

March 18, 1982: Crime Story (2)
Season 4, episode 18
W: Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan   D: Gerren Keith

With Shavar Ross (Dudley Ramsey), Shannon Presby (Eddie), Sal Lopez (Roberto), Brad Trumbull (Detective Simpson), Le Tari (Ted Ramsey).
Arnold gets himself involved in an undercover scheme to capture the "punks" at school who have been harassing him, and Willis lands in the hospital when he goes to the defense of Arnold.

March 25, 1982: B.M.O.C.
Season 4, episode 19
W: Robert Jayson, A. Dudley Johnson Jr.   D: Gerren Keith

With Nedra Volz (Adelaide Brubaker), Bobby Herbeck (Waiter), Tony Lettieri (Charlie), Brian Whitley (Roy), Rick Moser (Herman).
Willis' obsession with joining an exclusive high school club rocks the Drummond household and leaves several victims in its wake, including a shaken Arnold who takes his brother's insensitive actions to heart.

April 1, 1982: Green Hair
Season 4, episode 20
W: Albert E. Lewin   D: Gerren Keith

With Dody Goodman (Aunt Sophia), Damian London (Dr. Johannson), David Wallace (Jeff).
Drummond ignores his sister Sophia's pleas to get involved in a group effort to combat air pollution, until Kimberly becomes victimized by an unnatural phenomenon.

April 8, 1982: Have I Got A Girl For You
Season 4, episode 21
W: Dawn Aldredge   D: Gerren Keith

With Dody Goodman (Aunt Sophia), Candy Azzara (Dolores), Verda Bridges (Mary), Jane Dulo (Lillian).
Aunt Sophia's matchmaking unites an unsuspecting Drummond with her working-class hairdresser, but a slip of Arnold's tongue ignites charges that Drummond is a snob, turning a budding romance into a roaring feud.

April 15, 1982: Lifesavers
Season 4, episode 22
W: Ed Jurist   D: Gerren Keith

With Nedra Volz (Adelaide Brubaker), Sol Trager (Mike), Jack O'Leary (Mr. Kruger), Stephen Hirsch (Robber).
Willis saves Arnold from a near-fatal accident and in doing so unleashes an adoring monster who dedicates his life to repaying his hero.

April 22, 1982: Stress? What Stress?
Season 4, episode 23
W: Glenn Padnick   D: Gerren Keith

With Nedra Volz (Adelaide Brubaker), James Crofwell (Delivery Man).
Stress is diagnosed as the cause of hard-working Drummond's frequent attacks of pain, but suddenly young, healthy Willis learns that he, too, is a prime candidate for the same debilitating attacks.

May 6, 1982: The Music Man
Season 4, episode 24
W: Larry Rhine   D: Gerren Keith

With Nedra Volz (Adelaide Brubaker), Janet Jackson (Charlene DuPrey), H.B. Barnum (H.B.), Darren Sullivan (Darren), Kerry Ashby (Kerry), Art Wilson (Art).
Willis arranges what he's sure is a cinch audition for girlfriend Charlene to sing with his musical group, but his plans hit a sour note when Arnold's intervention threatens to destroy both Charlene's chances with the group and her relationship with Willis.

May 13, 1982: Short But Sweet
Season 4, episode 25
W: Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan   D: Gerren Keith

With Nedra Volz (Adelaide Brubaker), Janet Jackson (Charlene DuPrey), Shavar Ross (Dudley Ramsey), Steven Mond (Robbie), Christina Murrill (Teresa), Dain Turner (Billy), Danyetta Hughes (Kathy).
Arnold feels shortchanged, growing older but not getting any taller, and he's convinced that's the reason why he doesn't have a girlfriend.

May 20, 1982: On Your Toes
Season 4, episode 26
W: Albert E. Lewin   D: Gerren Keith

With Roger C. Carmel (Dimitri Kuznetsov), Lilyan Chauvin (Zenashkaya Rokova), Karin Vosberg (Becky).
A famed choreographer encourages Arnold to learn ballet, but his youthful dancing days could be numbered when Willis' taunting remarks convince Arnold to drop out of an upcoming recital.





October 2, 1982: Shoot-Out At The O.K. Arcade
Season 5, episode 1
W: Howard Leeds, Martin Cohan   D: Gerren Keith

With Rosalind Chao (Miss Chung), Shavar Ross (Dudley Ramsey), Steven Mond (Robbie).
Arnold is determined to defeat brother Willis at his own game and dethrone him as local video game champ, but in doing so Arnold's passion becomes a destructive addiction.

October 9, 1982: In The Swim
Season 5, episode 2
W: Blake Hunter   D: Gerren Keith

With Janet Jackson (Charlene DuPrey), Duke Stroud (Coach Barkley), Annrae Walterhouse (Muriel), Kimberly Kordes (Jan), Keith Fisher (Christopher Miles).
Willis is completely supportive of Kimberly's transfer into his public school, until his sister's innocent actions begin getting him into hot water.

October 16, 1982: Cyrano De Jackson
Season 5, episode 3
W: Paul Robinson Hunter   D: Gerren Keith

With Shavar Ross (Dudley Ramsey), Nikki Swasey (Lisa Hayes).
Arnold's on the outs with his best friend Dudley after he innocently offers to help his bashful buddy win the heart of a young lady -- who falls for Arnold instead.

October 23, 1982: Big Brother
Season 5, episode 4
W: Bruce Taylor   D: Gerren Keith

With Joey Lawrence (Joey), Huntz Hall (Happy Wanderer).
Arnold's got a foolproof plan for curing a new classmate's loneliness -- sharing big brother Willis -- but the result makes Arnold the lonely one.

October 30, 1982: The Peacemaker
Season 5, episode 5
W: Don Segall   D: Gerren Keith

With Cosie Costa (Julie), Jesse Aragon (Heraldo), Arlee Reed (Billy), Charles Holman (Chuck), Bruce Kluger (Carl), Andrew Dice Clay (Crazy Larry), Arye Gross (Marko).
Willis' personal safety is in jeopardy when his noble attempt to mediate a feud between rival gangs backfires, forcing him to take a drastic step to insure his protection -- purchasing a handgun.

November 6, 1982: Substitute Teacher
Season 5, episode 6
W: Robert Jayson, A. Dudley Johnson Jr.   D: Gerren Keith

With Rosalind Chao (Miss Chung), Shavar Ross (Dudley Ramsey), Steven Mond (Robbie), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Mr. Wilkes), J. Jay Saunders (Mr. Langford).
Arnold and his buddies fabricate a little white lie in an attempt to get rid of an overly-conscientious substitute teacher, but their tall tale could result in more than just removing the teacher from the classroom -- it could destroy his entire career.

November 13, 1982: The Older Woman
Season 5, episode 7
W: Debra Frank, Scott Rubenstein   D: Gerren Keith

With Janet Jackson (Charlene DuPrey), Shari Belafonte (Monique), Nancy Morgan (Kate), Brian Whitley (Art).
A false I.D. and a false bravado create real problems for Willis and a beautiful older woman when an evening on the town doesn't go quite as he had planned.

November 20, 1982: A Case Of Overexposure
Season 5, episode 8
W: Bob Peete   D: Gerren Keith

With Rosalind Chao (Miss Chung), Shavar Ross (Dudley Ramsey), Steven Mond (Robbie), Nikki Swasey (Lisa Hayes).
Arnold must face the bare facts -- his chances of winning a prestigious school election seem desperately slim, thanks to an "overexposed" candid campaign photo taken by sister Kimberly.

November 27, 1982: Memories
Season 5, episode 9
W: Howard Meyers, Paul Haggis   D: Gerren Keith

With John C. Becher (Jack Darcy).
A long-lost trunk returned to the boys contains a tape recording of their deceased mother that triggers uncharacteristic behavior from a usually happy-go-lucky Arnold.

December 4, 1982: Push Comes To Shove
Season 5, episode 10
W: Richard B. Eckhaus   D: Gerren Keith

With Edward Andrews (Mr. Sloan), William Schilling (Louis Garth), Brad Kesten (Bobby Garth).
Arnold's unexpected confrontation with the new building manager's son leads to a chilling series of events that could get the entire Drummond family evicted.

December 11, 1982: The Executives
Season 5, episode 11
W: Albert E. Lewin   D: Gerren Keith

With Erik Moses (James Hamilton), Art Kassul (Mr. Duffy).
When Willis hears that Drummond's company does not hire blacks, he goes in for an interview using a fake name. When he is turned down for the job, he accuses the interviewer of being prejudiced and "fires" him.

December 18, 1982: Santa's Helper
Season 5, episode 12
W: Bruce Taylor   D: Gerren Keith

With Garrett Morris (Santa Claus/Mr. Jones).
Arnold falls innocent victim to a beguiling street-corner Santa who has an ulterior financial motive for hiring him as a holiday "helper."


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