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Starring Conrad Bain, Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Dana Plato
Season 2 (NBC) (1979-80)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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NBC Fridays (to 19Oct79)
NBC Wednesdays 9:00pm Eastern (from 24Oct79)
(24 episodes)
Produced by Ben Starr & Martin Cohan
Directed by Gerren Keith

2.1/2.2 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Arnold's Girlfriend
(60 min.)
prod. no. 202-203 / 21Sep79 NBC Fri
written by Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Arnold goes to the hospital where he befriends a white girl who will share a room with him, until her bigoted father
forbids it. Arnold comes home from the hospital. He later returns to visit the white girl who shared his room.

2.3/2.4 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Feudin' and Fussin'
(60 min)
prod. no. 204 / 28Sep79 NBC Fri
Special one-hour combined episode with "Hello, Larry", prod. no. 0204.
Produced by Ben Starr, Martin Cohan (Diff'rent Storkes)
Produced by Woody Kling (Hello, Larry)
Directed by Gerren Keith (Diff'rent Strokes), Doug Rogers (Hello, Larry)
The cast of "Hello, Larry" come to New York to pay a visit to the Drummond family.

2.5 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Mrs. Garrett's Romance
prod. no. 205 / 12Oct79 NBC Fri
written by Jerry Winnick
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Mrs. Garrett falls for a younger man.

2.6 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Birds and Bees
prod. no. 208 / 19Oct79 NBC Fri
written by Ed Jurist
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Willis and Drummond explain the facts of life to Arnold.

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Moves from Fridays to Wednesdays
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2.7 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Arnold's Hero
prod. no. 201 / 24Oct79 NBC Wed
Teleplay by Martin A. Ragaway, Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan
Story by Martin A. Ragaway
Directed by Gerren Keith.
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Arnold dreams of meeting boxer Muhammad Ali.

2.8 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Adoption, pt. 1
prod. no. 206 / 31Oct79 NBC Wed
written by Alan Rosen & Fred Rubin
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Drummond is about to adopt Willis and Arnold when a man who claims he is their legal guardian shows up to claim them.

2.9 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Adoption, pt. 2
prod. no. 207 / 7Nov79 NBC Wed
written by Alan Rosen & Fred Rubin
Directed by Gerren Keith.
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
The man who shows up to claim Arnold and Willis turns out to be a phony.

2.10 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Father and Son Day
prod. no. 209 / 14Nov79 NBC Wed
written by Joseph Sirota & Elaine Newman
Directed by Gerren Keith.
videotape editor: Rob Bramwell.
Guest Star:
Reggie Jackson
Willis asks an athlete to be his father for a contest at the YMCA so he can beat another boy.

2.11/2.12 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: THANKSGIVING
(60 min Special)
prod. no. 211 / 28Nov79 NBC Wed
Special one-hour combined with Hello, Larry, prod. no. 0209.
Produced by Ben Starr & Martin Cohan (Diff'rent Strokes)
Produced by Woody Kling (Hello, Larry)
Directed by
Gerren Keith (Diff'rent Strokes), Doug Rogers (Hello, Larry)
written by Howard Leeds, Ben Starr & Martin Cohan
Teleplay by Woody Kling, George Tibbles & Milt Rosen; Story by George Tibbles & Woody Kling
videotape editors: Rob Bramwell & Kelly Sandefur.
The cast of "Hello, Larry" visit again. Larry wants Drummond to buy a TV station so he can run it for him.

2.13 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Rivals
prod. no. 210 / 5Dec79 NBC Wed
written by Albert E. Lewin
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
A girl uses Arnold to make Willis jealous.

2.14 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Hot Watch
prod. no. 212 / 12Dec79 NBC Wed
written by Charles Stewart, Jr. & Charles Stewart, Sr.
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Rob Bramwell
Willis and Arnold are accused of stealing a watch.

2.15 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Dog Story
prod. no. 213 / 19Dec79 NBC Wed
Teleplay by Roland Wolpert; Story by Jess Korman
Directed by Gerren Keith.
videotape editor: Rob Bramwell.
Arnold is bitten by a dog that might have rabies.

2.16 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Election
prod. no. 214 / 9Jan80 NBC Wed
Teleplay by Ed Jurist; Story by Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan
Directed by Gerren Keith.
videotape editor: Rob Bramwell
Drummond is asked to run for city council.

2.17 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Friendly Mate
prod. no. 215 / 16Jan80 NBC Wed
written by Dawn Aldredge
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Rob Bramwell.
Arnold and Willis fix Drummond up with a computer date, who happens to be a black lady.

2.18 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Poor Drummond
prod. no. 217 / 23Jan80 NBC Wed
Teleplay by Ed Jurist, Howard Leeds, Ben Starr; Story by Jaie Brashar
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Rob Bramwell.
The boys try to get welfare when it seems that Drummond is broke.

2.19 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Big Business.
prod. no. 216 / 30Jan80 NBC Wed
Teleplay by George Geiger, Ed Jurist, Howard Leeds; Story by George Geiger
Directed by Gerren Keith.
videotape editor: Gregory Bennett.
The boys go into the brownie business.

2.20 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Return of the Gooch
prod. no. 218 / 6Feb80 NBC Wed
Teleplay by Alan Rosen & Fred Rubin
Story by Howard Leeds, Ben Starr & Martin Cohan
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Gregory Bennett.
Arnold is bothered by the school bully, but Arnold thinks he is unstoppable when he learns he hasa killer foot.

2.21 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Valentine Day Retrospective -aka- Valentine's Vigil.
prod. no. 219 / 13Feb80 NBC Wed
Teleplay by Howard Leeds, Ben Starr & Martin Cohan;
Story by Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan
Directed by Gerren Keith.
videotape editor: Gregory Bennett.
The boys remember past episodes while they are locked in the basement storage room.

2.22 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Guess Who? (copyright title) -aka- Skin Deep Or True Blue
prod. no. 221 / 20Feb80 NBC Wed
Teleplay by Sandy Veith & Donald Ross
Story by Howard Leeds, Ben Starr & Martin Cohan
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Gregory Bennett.
Kimberly plans to teach her new boyfriend a lesson when she finds out he is a bigot.

2.23 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Teacher's Pet
prod. no. 220 / 27Feb80 NBC Wed
written by Sandy Veith & Donald Ross
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Gregory Bennett.
Arnold is called teacher's pet when Drummond starts dating his teacher.

2.24 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Slumber Party
prod. no. 222 / 12Mar80 NBC Wed
written by Fred S. Fox & Seaman Jacobs
Directed by Gerren Keith.
videotape editor: M. A. Krupnick.
Kimberly wants to have a slumber party, at the same time Willis wants to have his friends spendthe night.

2.25 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Will (copyright title) -aka- Arnold Faces Fatality -aka- Drummond's Will
prod. no. 223 / 19Mar80 NBC Wed
written by Albert E. Lewin
Directed by Gerren Keith.
videotape editors: Gregory Bennett & M. A. Krupnick.
Arnold thinks that Drummond is dying when he rewrites his will.

2.26 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Squealer
prod. no. 224 / 26Mar80 NBC Wed
Teleplay by Ed Jurist, Alan Rosen & Fred Rubin; Story by Joseph Sirota & Elaine Newman
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: M. A. Krupnick.
When Willis joins a gang, Arnold can't decide whether to keep it a secret or to tell Drummond about it.

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