Episode Info

Originally airing as the first half of a one-hour show before being split in two for syndication, this holiday-themed flashback episode of Diff'rent Strokes finds Arnold and company reminiscing about the events of the first seven episodes of the season. "Retrospective, Part 1" originally aired on December 29, 1978.


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
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Retrospective Photos