CTVA US Comedy - "Diff'rent Strokes" (Norman Lear/NBC) Season 3 (1980-81)

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Starring Conrad Bain, Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Dana Plato
Season 3 (NBC) (1980-81)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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NBC Wednesdays 9:00pm Eastern (24 episodes produced)
Produced by Ben Starr & Martin Cohan

3.1/3.2 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Bank Job: Part 1 & 2
(60 min)
prod. nos. 302-303 / 12Nov80 NBC Wed
written by Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Abe Schwartz.
Arnold, Willis, and Mr. Drummond are in a bank when a robbery occurs, and the family is held hostage in
the bank by the robbers.

3.3 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Small Claims Court
prod. no. 305 / 19Nov80 NBC Wed
Teleplay by Ed Jurist, Gordon Mitchell, Hugh Wedlock & Ben Gershman;
Story by Hugh Wedlock & Ben Gershman
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Abe Schwartz.
Arnold goes to small claims court over a defective model train.

3.4 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Substitute Mother
prod. no. 306 / 19Nov80 NBC Wed
Teleplay by Debra Scott & Scott Rubenstein;
Story by Patricia Kane, Debra Frank & Scott Rubenstein
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Abe Schwartz.
Arnold tries to match up the new housekeeper with Mr. Drummond.

3.5/3.6 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Accident: Part 1 & 2
(60 min)
prod. nos. 307-308 / 3Dec80 NBC Wed
Teleplay by Howard Leeds, Ben Starr & Martin Cohan;
Story by Calvin Kelly, Howard Leeds, Ben Starr & Martin Cohan
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Abe Schwartz.
An accident leaves Mr. Drummond comatose & he awakens with amnesia.

3.7 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Little Mother
prod. no. 310 / 10Dec80 NBC Wed
written by Ed Jurist
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Abe Schwartz
Kimberly tries to help her pregnant girlfriend.

3.8 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Football Father.
prod. no. 304 / 17Dec80 NBC Wed
written by Sandy Veith & Donald Ross
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Abe Schwartz.
Arnold wants to be on the football team and Mr. Drummond buys the team new uniforms.

3.9 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: First Love
prod. no. 311 / 31Dec80 NBC Wed
written by Jerry Winnick
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Abe Schwartz.
Drummond wants love-struck Willis to study more.

3.10 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Count Your Blessings
prod. no. 309 / 7Jan81 NBC Wed
written by Marshall Goldberg
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Abe Schwartz.
Arnold tries to speed up his growth.

3.11 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Loan
prod. no. 312 / 14Jan81 NBC Wed
Teleplay by Mara Lideks, Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan; Story by Mara Lideks
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Abe Schwartz.
Arnold asks for $4,000 to loan to the doorman.

3.12 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Roots
prod. no. 313 / 21Jan81 NBC Wed
Teleplay by Kurt Taylor, John Donley & Howard Meyers; Story by Kurt Taylor
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Rick McKenzie.
Willis and Arnold try to establish their roots.

3.13 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Junk Food Junkie
prod. no. 314 / 28Jan81 NBC Wed
written by Dawn Aldredge
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Barney Robinson.
Drummond wants snack machines out of the school.

3.14 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Bus
prod. no. 315 / 4Feb81 NBC Wed
written by Glenn Padnick
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Abe Schwartz.
Arnold becomes involved in school busing.

3.15 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Older Man
prod. no. 0316 / 25Feb81 NBC Wed
written by Albert E. Lewin
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Abe Schwartz.
Kimberly pretends to be 20 to date an older man.

3.16 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Where There's Hope
prod. no. 0317 / 4Mar81 NBC Wed
Teleplay by John Donley & Howard Meyers; Story by Walter E. Smith
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Abe Schwartz.
Arnold does not want a certain girl at his party.

3.17 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Magician
prod. no. 0301 / 11Mar81 NBC Wed
Teleplay by Louis Smallwood, M. Martez Thomas & Ed Jurist;
Story by Louis Smallwood & M. Martez Thomas
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Abe Schwartz.
Arnold's disappearing trick leaves him stuck out on the window ledge thirty stories up.

3.18 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Drummond's Fair Lady
prod. no. 319 / 18Mar81 NBC Wed
Teleplay by Sandy Veith; Story by Jeff Lewis and Sandy Veith
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Abe Schwartz.
Drummond gives a position to a lovely executive.

3.19 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Ancestor
prod. no. 320 / 25Mar81 NBC Wed
Teleplay by Ed Jurist and Calvin Kelly; Story by Calvin Kelly
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Barney Robinson.
The Drummonds inherit land in Harlem.

3.20 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Almost American
prod. no. 318 / 1Apr81 NBC Wed
Teleplay by Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan, and Glenn Padnick
Story by Glenn Padnick and Warren Murray;
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Abe Schwartz.
Arnold gains a new perspective on citizenship.

3.21 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Room For One More
prod. no. 0321 / 6May81 NBC Wed
Directed by Gerren Keith
written by Fred S. Fox and Seaman Jacobs;
videotape editor: Abe Schwartz.
An orphaned boy wants Mr. Drummond to adopt him.

3.22 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Athlete
prod. no. 0324 / 13 May81 NBC Wed
written by Gordon Mitchell
Directed by Gerren Keith
videotape editor: Abe Schwartz.
A high-school baseball coach wants Willis.

The following two episodes were produced during season 3 but aired at the beginning of the season 4:

prod. no. 0322 #4.1 "Growing Up" 29Oct81 NBC Thur

prod. no. 0323 #4.3 "The Model" 12Nov81 NBC Thur

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