Brothers Arnold and Willis, orphaned African American children from Harlem, are adopted by Phillip Drummond, a rich white man from Manhattan, as a promise to their dying mother. The show focuses on the children's struggle to fit in and the lessons of growing up. Featured the popular catch phrase, "What You Talkin' 'bout Willis"
Last Episode08x19 The Front Page Aired: Mar. 07, 1986
Arnold's feature story about his high school football team threatens to turn into a controversial expose for the school newspaper when he witnesses …
Series Fun Facts
- Dana Plato was a champion ice-skater before she was cast on Diff'rent Strokes. She almost made the Olympics but had to give that up because it conflicted with Diff'rent Strokes.
- Mr. Drummond inherited $1.8 million in a trust fund from his father.
- Even though they're both adults, even though they live together, have known eachother for years and even though they're about the same age, Phillip and Edna counterintuitively refer to each…
[show]Even though they're both adults, even though they live together, have known eachother for years and even though they're about the same age, Phillip and Edna counterintuitively refer to each other as "Mr. Drummond" and "Mrs. Garrett."