Diff'rent Strokes - Season 1, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

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This marks the debut episode of NBC's long-running sitcom Diff'rent Strokes. Taking on racial and class differences with humor and heart, the show deals with a pair of young African-American brothers named Arnold and Willis Jackson whose mother passes away and leaves them with her former employer Mr. Drummond, an upper-class white man. After some initial resistance from the boys to life in a Park Avenue penthouse, they decide to give their new guardian the benefit of the doubt, and everyone involved learns a bit about what's really important in life.


Conrad Bain
as Philip Drummond
Gary Coleman
as Arnold Jackson
Todd Bridges
as Willis Jackson
Dana Plato
as Kimberly Drummond
Charlotte Rae
as Mrs. Edna Garrett
Mary Jo Catlett
as Pearl Gallagher
Dody Goodman
as Aunt Sophia
Shavar Ross
as Dudley Ramsey
Rosalind Chao
as Miss Chung
Janet Jackson
as Charlene Duprey
Steven Mond
as Robbie Jason
Nikki Swasey
as Lisa Hayes
Danny Cooksey
as Sam McKinney
Dixie Carter
as Maggie McKinney
Mary Ann Mobley
as Maggie McKinney
Jason Hervey
as Charlie
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