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Starring Conrad Bain, Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Dana Plato
Season 1 (NBC) (1978-79)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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NBC Fridays (22 episodes)
Produced by Howard Leeds, Herbert Kenwith, Martin Cohan
Directed by Herbert Kenwith

1.1 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Movin' in
(Pilot)
prod. no. 0101 / 3Nov78 NBC Fri
Written by Ben Starr
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
videotape editor: George Zimmerman.
Arnold and Willis move in with Mr. Drummond.

1.2 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Social Worker
prod. no. 0102 / 10Nov78 NBC Fri
Written by Budd Grossman
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Arnold and Willis ask the social worker to find a black family who will have them, when they think
Mr. Drummond doesn't want them.

1.3 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Mother's Last Visit
prod. no. 0103 / 17Nov78 NBC Fri
Written by William Raynor & Myles Wilder
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
videotape editor: Bill Petty
Drummond's predjudiced mother comes for a visit, unaware that he has adopted two black kids.

1.4 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Prep School
prod. no. 0105 / 24Nov78 NBC Fri
Teleplay by Alan Rosen, Fred Rubin & Michael Russnow; Story by Michael Russnow
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Drummond wants to send the kids to his old prep school, only to learn they won't accept blacks.

1.5 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Spanking
prod. no. 0104 / 1Dec78 NBC Fri
Written by Fred S. Fox & Seaman Jacobs
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
When Drummond plans to spank Arnold, Willis objects because he feels he should be the one to discipline his brother.

1.6 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Goodbye, Dolly
prod. no. 0106 / 8Dec78 NBC Fri
Written by Albert E. Lewin
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Guest star:
Jack Riley
Arnold's doll is given away and he finds that he has been unable to sleep for days without it.

1.7 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Trial
prod. no. 0107 / 15Dec78 NBC Fri
Written by Alan Rosen & Fred Rubin
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Willis demands that Arnold be given a trial when Drummond accuses him of putting a fish in the hot tub.

1.8/1.9 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Restrosepctive
(Christmas special) (60 min.)
prod. no. 0116 / 29Dec78 NBC Fri
Written by Budd Grossman, Howard Leeds & Ben Star
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Christmas time brings reminiscing as the family looks back at the boys' first few months in the family.

1.10 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Fight
prod. no. 0108 / 5Jan79 NBC Fri
Written by Sandy Veith
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Mr. Drummond objects to Arnold fighting a bully.

1.11 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Club Meeting
prod. no. 0109 / 12Jan79 NBC Fri
Written by Tom & Helen August
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
videotape editor: Bill Petty
Willis' old club from Harlem rejects him when they think he believes he is now better than they are.

1.12 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Woman
prod. no. 0110 / 19Jan79 NBC Fri
Written by Ron Alexander
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Arnold, Willis, and Kimberly try to break up Drummond's marriage plans when they learn thathis future wife
plans to send them to school out of the country.

1.13 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: No Time for Arnold
prod. no. 0111 / 26Jan79 NBC Fri
Written by Albert E. Lewin
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Arnold pretends that he is a bedwetter in order to get attention from the family.

1.14 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Relative
prod. no. 0112 / 2Feb79 NBC Fri
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
Written by Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs;
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Arnold and Willis's cousin fakes an accident so she can also have a good life.

1.15 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Tutor
prod. no. 0113 / 9Feb79 NBC Fri
Written by Sandy Veith
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Drummond hires a tutor to help Willis with his work.

1.16 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The New Landlord
prod. no. 0114 / 16Feb79 NBC Fri
Written by Norman Liebmann
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Guest Star:
Jack Riley
The new landlord tries to throw the Drummond family out because children are not allowed in thebuilding.

1.17 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Willis' Privacy
prod. no. 0115 / 23Feb79 NBC Fri
Written by Alan Rosen, Fred Rubin
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Willis moves out when he feels he needs a room of his own, but Drummond won't give him one.

1.18 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Mrs. Garrett's Crisis
prod. no. 0117 / 2Mar79 NBC Fri
Written by Karyl Geld Miller
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Mrs. Garrett feels she wants to do something with her life and plans to leave.

1.19 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Job
prod. no. 0118 / 16Mar79 NBC Fri
Written by Albert E. Lewin
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Willis takes a job to pay for some skates, but he gets fired on the first day.

1.20/1.21 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Trip
(60 min.)
prod. no. 0120 / 30Mar79 NBC Fri
Special joint episode with "Hello, Larry" prod. no. 0110.
Written by:
Howard Leeds, Martin Cohan, Ben Starr (Diff'rent Strokes) (pt. 1),
Woody Kling (Hello, Larry)(pt. 2)
Directed by:
Herbert Kenwith (Diff'rent Strokes)(pt. 1),
Doug Rogers (Hello, Larry) (pt. 2);
videotape editors: Bill Petty, Kelly Sandefur.
Guest Stars: (from "Hello, Larry")
McLean Stevenson as Larry Alder
Kim Richards as Ruthie, his daughter
Drummond goes to Seattle to see the new radio station he bought and to visit his old friend.

1.22 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Getting Involved
prod. no. 0119 / 6Apr79 NBC Fri
Teleplay by Norman Liebmann; Story by Howard Leeds, Martin Cohan, Ben Starr
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Arnold witnesses a mugging of a UN delegate, but when he plans to testify he is threatened.

1.23 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Willis' birthday
prod. no. 0121 / 13Apr79 NBC Fri
written by Michael G. Moye
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Willis wants to have his birthday party in Harlem, but Drummond is afraid to let his family gothere on Saturday night.

1.24 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Girls' School -aka- Garrett's Girls
prod. no. 0122 / 4May79 NBC Fri
Teleplay by Howard Leeds & Ben Starr
Story by Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Howard Leeds & Ben Starr;
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Mrs. Garrett decides whether or not to become the house mother at Kimberly's school.
(This was the first pilot for the spin-off series "The Facts of Life")

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