History Trivia / DiffrentStrokes

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* TheCastShowoff: Dana Plato was a trained figure skater, which the producers allowed her to demonstrate in "Family on Ice" (with SpecialGuest Dorothy Hamill).

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Dana Plato was a trained figure skater, which the producers allowed her to demonstrate in "Family on Ice" (with SpecialGuest Dorothy Hamill).


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* RecycledScript: It's been pointed out that a number of episodes have the same premise as episodes of ''Series/TheBradyBunch''. Most notably the ones where Arnold pretends to be dying to meet Muhammad Ali (Bobby pretended to be dying to meet Joe Namath) and Kimberly's hair turns green (Greg's hair turned orange).
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* LifeImitatesArt: In "Blue Collar Drummond", Mr. Drummond pretends to be an employee at his own company in order to listen to his employees' concerns and get ideas on how to make the company a better place. Over twenty years later, this became the premise for the reality show ''Series/UndercoverBoss''.
16th Jul '17 12:34:39 AM glickmam
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* TheOtherDarrin: Mary Ann Mobley replaced Dixie Carter as Maggie [=McKinney=], the woman who marries Mr. Drummond in the show's seventh season, when Carter left to play Julia Sugarbaker on ''DesigningWomen''. Similarly, in the two-part "Hooray For Hollywood," which has Arnold and Dudley sneak onto the ''Series/KnightRider'' set, [=KITT=] is voiced by someone who is not William Daniels. Creator/DavidHasselhoff [[TheCameo does appear]], however.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Mary Ann Mobley replaced Dixie Carter as Maggie [=McKinney=], the woman who marries Mr. Drummond in the show's seventh season, when Carter left to play Julia Sugarbaker on ''DesigningWomen''.''Series/DesigningWomen''. Similarly, in the two-part "Hooray For Hollywood," which has Arnold and Dudley sneak onto the ''Series/KnightRider'' set, [=KITT=] is voiced by someone who is not William Daniels. Creator/DavidHasselhoff [[TheCameo does appear]], however.
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* TheDanza: Joey Lawrence played Joey in the episode "Big Brother".
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* ActorAllusion: Whitman Mayo plays a junk dealer in "The Adoption"; he previously played the friend of a junk dealer on ''Series/SanfordAndSon''.
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* TheCastShowoff: Dana Plato was a trained figure skater, which the producers allowed her to demonstrate in "Family on Ice" (with SpecialGuest Dorothy Hamill).
** Music/JanetJackson's singing was featured in the episode "The Music Man".
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* RealLifeRelative: Betty Bridges (Todd Bridges' mother) played the voice of Arnold and Willis' mother on an audio tape in "Memories". She also played the mother of one of Willis' friends in "Willis' Birthday".
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* AbsenteeActor: Subverted by Conrad Bain, who is the only cast member to appear in every episode.

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* AbsenteeActor: Subverted Averted by Conrad Bain, who is the only cast member to appear in every episode.
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* AbsenteeActor: Conrad Bain is the only cast member to appear in every episode.

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* AbsenteeActor: Subverted by Conrad Bain Bain, who is the only cast member to appear in every episode.



* YouLookFamiliar: Jack Riley played four different characters on the show (three of them during the show's first season).

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** Rosalind Chao played Arnold's teacher Miss Chung, as well as the character Ming Li in the episode "Almost American".
** Before playing Maggie Drummond in Season 8, Mary Ann Mobley played Arnold's teacher in "Teacher's Pet".
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Jack Riley played four different characters on the show (three of them during the show's first season).
9th Jan '17 3:39:53 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* YouLookFamiliar: Jack Riley played four different characters on the show (three of them during the show's first season).
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