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
- The addition of Maggie and (in particular) Sam is generally seen as the show's "Jump The Shark" moment by fans of the series.
- The name of Arnold's pet goldfish was Abraham.
- The original concept for the show was different from what would come on the air. It would have been on ABC and set in an upscale Long Island town, not in Manhattan. There was no older…
[show]The original concept for the show was different from what would come on the air. It would have been on ABC and set in an upscale Long Island town, not in Manhattan. There was no older brother, originally, and the housekeeper would have been younger and sexier. The production company balked at the changes the network suggested, and ABC lost interest.