Monday, December 29, 2008

Diff'rent Strokes

Diff'rent Strokes ran from 1978-1986. The shows characters included two African-American children, Arnold and Willis Jackson, adopted by a rich white widower, Philip Drummond, after their mother passed away. Mr. Drummond moved the boys from their Harlem home to his penthouse on Park Avenue in New York City. Also part of the family were Drummond's beautiful daughter, 13-year-old Kimberly; and his current housekeeper, Edna Garrett.

Arnold's most popularized catch phrase was "Wha'choo talkin' 'bout, Willis?".

While most shows revolved around the typical lessons of growing up, some were quite serious (including a frightening encounter with a child molester and a memorable episode dealing with drug abuse guest starring First Lady Nancy Reagan).

1 comment:

  1. I never missed it. And I took the First Lady's advice. Well that is till I was in my 30's.....

    Just a phase I guess.