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Diff'rent Strokes ratings (TV show, 1978-1986)

Diff'rent Strokes
Rank 5,197 / 24,604
Trend 1
Genres Comedy, Drama, Family
Seasons 8
Episodes 181
Total votes 13,034
Average votes 72
Average rating 7.1 / 10

Phillip Drummond, a widowed Manhattan millionaire and president of the mega-firm Trans Allied Inc., adopts two African American orphans from Harlem, 8-year-old Arnold and 12-year-old Willis. Drummond had made a promise to their dying mother, his housekeeper, that he would care for the boys after she passes away; their father had died years earlier. The boys, whom Drummond always introduced as his two sons, went from rags to riches literally overnight. At first, Willis was rather skeptical of their newfound wealth, but eventually, both he and Arnold felt right at home in their newfound surroundings. Also part of the family were Drummond's beautiful daughter, 13-year-old Kimberly; and his no-nonsense housekeeper, Edna Garrett. As the years passed, Mrs. Garrett left to become housemother at the Eastland School for Girls; she was replaced by the cantankerous Adelaide Brubaker and still later, charming Pearl Gallagher. Arnold's friends, Dudley and Robbie (and later, Charlie); Willis' ...

Directors: Barbara Schultz, Ellen Gittelsohn, Gerren Keith, Herbert Kenwith, Jeremiah Morris, Lee Lochhead, Leslie H. Martinson, Linda Day, Mel Ferber Writers: Albert E. Lewin, Alfred Lewis Levitt, Ben Gershman, Ben Starr, Bob Brunner, Bobby Herbeck, Booker Bradshaw, Budd Grossman, Charles Stewart, Danny Simon, David W. Duclon, Dick Clair, Don Segall, Donald Ross, Ed Jurist, Fred S. Fox, Gary Coleman, George Geiger, George Tibbles, Gordon Mitchell, Helen Levitt, Howard Leeds, Hugh Wedlock Jr., Jack Gross Jr., Janna Lowell, Jeff Harris, Jenna McMahon, Jose Rivera, Joseph Bonaduce, Judith Bustany, Ken Hecht, Larry Rhine, Mark Miller, Martin Cohan, Martin Ragaway, Michael G. Moye, Migdia SkarsgĂ„rd Chinea, Myles Wilder, Norm Liebmann, Paul Haggis, Phil Margo, Richard B. Eckhaus, Sandy Veith, Scott Rubenstein, Seaman Jacobs, William Raynor
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