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Starring Conrad Bain, Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges
Season 8 (ABC) (1985-86)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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############# Diff'rent Strokes ##############
############# season 8 1985-86 ##############
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(final season) ###############
(Change of Network from NBC to ABC)
ABC Fridays 9:00pm Eastern (19 episodes)
Produced by Al Aidekman and Richard Gurman

8.1/8.2 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Sam's Missing : pt. I & II
(60 min.)
prod. nos. 804-805 / 27Sep85 ABC Fri
Written by Bob Brunner, Ken Hecht (pt I)
Written by Richard Gurman (pt II)
Directed by Gerren Keith.
(pt 1) A stranger kidnaps Sam in the market.
(pt II) The police join the search for Sam.

8.3 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Bully for Arnold
prod. no. 0802 / 4Oct85 ABC Fri
written by Robert Jayson, A. Dudley Johnson, Jr.
Directed by Gerren Keith.
A bully's girlfriend falls for Arnold.

8.4 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Love on the Run
prod. no. 801 / 11Oct85 ABC Fri
Written by Jose Rivera.
Directed by Gerren Keith.
Arnold and Sam boost their parents' romance.

8.5 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Willis Goes To College
prod. no. 807 / 18Oct85 ABC Fri
Written by Richard Gurman.
Directed by Tony Singletary.
Freshman Willis heads off to college.

8.6 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Arnold's job
prod. no. 0803 / 25Oct85 ABC Fri
Written by Bob Brunner, Ken Hecht.
Directed by Gerren Keith.
Arnold gets a job on a local newspaper.

8.7 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Tale of Two Teachers
prod. no. 808 / 8Nov85 ABC Fri
Written by Richard Gurman.
Directed by Gerren Keith.
A teacher gives lazy Arnold a unique punishment.

8.8 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: So You Want To Be a Rock and Roll Star
prod. no. 0810 / 15Nov85 ABC Fri
Written by Glenn Padnick.
Directed by Mel Ferber
A music teacher (Clarence Clemons) helps Arnold.

8.9 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Speak No Evil
prod. no. 0809 / 29Nov85 ABC Fri
Written by Glenn Padnick.
Directed by Gerren Keith.
Arnold and Drummond clash over free speech.

8.10 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Arnold's Bad Rep
prod. no. 0812 / 6Dec85 ABC Fri
Teleplay by Jose Rivera; Story by Robert Jayson, A. Dudley Johnson, Jr.
Directed by Mel Ferber.
Arnold lies about his girlfriend ti impress the guys.

8.11 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: It's My Party and I'll Cry if I Want To
prod. no. 806 / 13Dec85 ABC Fri
Written by Al Aidekman.
Directed by Gerren Keith.
Arnold books a celebrity for Sam's birthday.

8.12 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Arnold's Initiation
prod. no. 0813 / 10Jan86 ABC Fri
Written by Robbie Jayson, A. Dudley Johnson.
Directed by Tony Singletary.
Arnold must pull a cruel prank to join a club.

8.13 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Bulimia
prod. no. 0811 / 17Jan86 ABC Fri
Written by Janna Lowell.
Directed by Barbara Schultz.
Arnold suspects Kimberly has an eating disorder.

8.14 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Sam's Big Brother
prod. no. 0814 / 24Jan86 ABC Fri
Written by Susan H. Lee.
Directed by Mel Ferber.
Willis takes over as Sam's big brother.

8.15 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Arnold's Tangled Web
prod. no. 0815 / 31Jan86 ABC Fri
Written by Barry Rubinowitz.
Directed by Selig Frank
Arnold plots to hide his failing grade.

8.16 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown.
prod. no. 0816 / 7Feb86 ABC Fri
Written by Barry Gold.
Directed by Mel Ferber
Sam finds the truth behind a classmate's taunts.

8.17 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Big Bribe
prod. no. 0817 / 14Feb86 ABC Fri
Teleplay by Robert Jayson & A. Dudley Johnson, Jr; Story by Janna Lowell.
Directed by Mel Feber
Willis bribes a girl to go out with Arnold.

8.18 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Photo Club
prod. no. 0818 / 21Feb86 ABC Fri
Directed by Jeremiah Morris.
Arnold is stuck in a darkroom with Lisa.

8.19 [--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Front Page
(final episode)
prod. no. 0819 / 7Mar86 ABC Fri
Written by Al Aidekman, Richard Gurman.
Directed by Gerren Keith
Arnold sees high-school athletes take steroids.

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