History Series / DiffrentStrokes

30th Jan '16 4:07:16 PM MaxWest2
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* EnemyEatsYourLunch: The two-parter "Crime Story" has two teenage bullies stealing the lunches and money of both Arnold and Dudley. They are not depicted as being harmless or goofy; they back up their words with physical force. The bullies even beat up Willis, who intervenes for Arnold and Dudley, so badly that he has to be hospitalized!

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* OffscreenKarma: Not shown or even discussed but implied in the second part of "Crime Story". Arnold gets audio evidence of the two bullies stealing his lunch and Dudley's lunch, then gives it to Detective Simpson. While the episode ends there, it's implied that this is more than enough evidence to arrest and prosecute the lunch stealing bullies.
15th Nov '15 11:34:06 AM nombretomado
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'''''Diff'rent Strokes''''' (197886) made a star of Gary Coleman as Arnold Jackson, the younger of the two boys. Todd Bridges was his older brother Willis and Conrad Bain was the proper white man, Mr. Drummond. As one of Creator/{{NBC}}'s few late-'70s hits, it quickly launched a spinoff in ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' the following year. [[Main/RonaldReagan First Lady Nancy Reagan]] made a guest appearance in a VerySpecialEpisode about drug abuse, and Creator/{{ABC}}'s ''Series/{{Webster}}'' was a FollowTheLeader rival. Ironically, ''Diff'rent Strokes'' itself actually moved to ABC when it got canceled by NBC. The theme was co-written and performed by Alan Thicke.
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'''''Diff'rent Strokes''''' (197886) made a star of Gary Coleman as Arnold Jackson, the younger of the two boys. Todd Bridges was his older brother Willis and Conrad Bain was the proper white man, Mr. Drummond. As one of Creator/{{NBC}}'s few late-'70s hits, it quickly launched a spinoff in ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' the following year. [[Main/RonaldReagan [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan First Lady Nancy Reagan]] made a guest appearance in a VerySpecialEpisode about drug abuse, and Creator/{{ABC}}'s ''Series/{{Webster}}'' was a FollowTheLeader rival. Ironically, ''Diff'rent Strokes'' itself actually moved to ABC when it got canceled by NBC. The theme was co-written and performed by Alan Thicke.
16th Oct '15 1:25:17 AM Trogdor
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[[caption-width-right:350:The humble beginnings...]
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[[caption-width-right:350:The humble beginnings...] ]]
10th Oct '15 1:05:47 PM NTC3
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/diffrent_strokes_inception.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:The humble beginnings...]
14th Jul '15 6:51:00 AM Mdumas43073
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''Diff'rent Strokes'' (1978-86) made a star of Gary Coleman as Arnold Jackson, the younger of the two boys. Todd Bridges was his older brother Willis and Conrad Bain was the proper white man, Mr. Drummond. As one of [=NBC=]'s few late-'70s hits, it quickly launched a spinoff in ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' the following year. [[Main/RonaldReagan First Lady Nancy Reagan]] made a guest appearance in a VerySpecialEpisode about drug abuse, and [=ABC=]'s ''Series/{{Webster}}'' was a FollowTheLeader rival. Ironically, ''Diff'rent Strokes'' itself actually moved to ABC when it got canceled by NBC. The theme was co-written and performed by Alan Thicke.
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''Diff'rent Strokes'' (1978-86) '''''Diff'rent Strokes''''' (197886) made a star of Gary Coleman as Arnold Jackson, the younger of the two boys. Todd Bridges was his older brother Willis and Conrad Bain was the proper white man, Mr. Drummond. As one of [=NBC=]'s Creator/{{NBC}}'s few late-'70s hits, it quickly launched a spinoff in ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' the following year. [[Main/RonaldReagan First Lady Nancy Reagan]] made a guest appearance in a VerySpecialEpisode about drug abuse, and [=ABC=]'s Creator/{{ABC}}'s ''Series/{{Webster}}'' was a FollowTheLeader rival. Ironically, ''Diff'rent Strokes'' itself actually moved to ABC when it got canceled by NBC. The theme was co-written and performed by Alan Thicke.
17th May '15 8:37:40 PM AlleyOop
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Did the writers not know that "gooch" is slang for the perineum, a flap of skin between the anus and the scrotum? Or was it just an JustForFun/{{inherently funny word|s}} in those halcyon days?
4th Feb '15 7:45:34 AM XFllo
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Spoiled Sweet clean-up. In order to fit the archetype, the character must be priviledged, optimistic, naive, sheltered, etc. Examples "s/he's rich but a decent person" are misuse. Also, the TRS discussion leans towards agreement that this is a gendered trope (Always Female). Zero Context Example deleted.
* SpoiledSweet: Kimberly.
27th Jan '15 2:48:21 AM annette12
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* HappilyMarried: Drummond and Maggie.
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* HappilyMarried: Drummond and Maggie.Maggie in the last two seasons.
6th Dec '14 7:34:52 PM shamblingdead
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* MightyWhiteyandMellowYellow : A young man whose mother knew Phillip during the Korean war shows up on the Drummonds' doorstep.
22nd Nov '14 9:53:24 AM Briguy52748
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the local hangout
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* LocalHangout: The Hamburger Hangar, during the final season. The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin short-order restaurant]] is owned by Mr. Wallace, who is often a JerkAss; and Arnold's mentally challenged friend, Carl, is employed there as a dishwasher [[note]](except for a brief period of time where Carl is mistakenly blamed for a prank Arnold's "friends" pulled on Mr. Wallace by breaking the dishwasher)[[/note]].
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