History YMMV / DiffrentStrokes

4th Jun '17 9:38:14 PM JJHIL325
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* ValuesResonance: On the opposite token, the scene where everyone discusses the Aesop of ''The Bicycle Man'' has Willis express surprise that Mr. Horton is "[[AllGaysArePedophiles gay]]." The detective who busted Mr. Horton bluntly but politely points out to him that there's a huge world of difference between gays and pedophiles. In a decade that wasn't particularly gay-friendly, [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped that was a very important lesson to learn]], even if it wasn't the focus of the episode. It also averted the common Stranger Danger tropes by having the titular child molester be someone Arnold and Dudley had been on friendly terms with for some time before making his move, and gradually manipulating them towards having his way rather than come out of nowhere.

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* ValuesResonance: On the opposite token, the scene where everyone discusses the Aesop of ''The Bicycle Man'' has Willis express surprise that Mr. Horton is "[[AllGaysArePedophiles gay]]." The detective who busted Mr. Horton bluntly but politely points out to tells him that there's a huge major world of difference between gays and pedophiles. In a decade that wasn't particularly gay-friendly, [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped that was a very important lesson for the masses to learn]], even if it wasn't the focus of the episode. It also averted the common Stranger Danger tropes by having the titular child molester be someone Arnold and Dudley had been on friendly terms with for some time before making his move, and gradually manipulating them towards having his way rather than come out of nowhere.
22nd Mar '17 6:10:41 PM JJHIL325
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* ValuesResonance: On the opposite token, the scene where everyone discusses the Aesop of ''The Bicycle Man'' has Willis express surprise that Mr. Horton is "[[AllGaysArePedophiles gay]]." The detective who busted Mr. Horton bluntly but politely points out there's a world of difference between gays and pedophiles. In a decade that wasn't particularly gay-friendly, [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped that was a very important lesson to learn]], even if it wasn't the focus of the episode. It also averted the common Stranger Danger tropes by having the titular child molester be someone Arnold and Dudley had been on friendly terms with for some time before making his move, and gradually manipulating them towards having his way rather than come out of nowhere.

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* ValuesResonance: On the opposite token, the scene where everyone discusses the Aesop of ''The Bicycle Man'' has Willis express surprise that Mr. Horton is "[[AllGaysArePedophiles gay]]." The detective who busted Mr. Horton bluntly but politely points out to him that there's a huge world of difference between gays and pedophiles. In a decade that wasn't particularly gay-friendly, [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped that was a very important lesson to learn]], even if it wasn't the focus of the episode. It also averted the common Stranger Danger tropes by having the titular child molester be someone Arnold and Dudley had been on friendly terms with for some time before making his move, and gradually manipulating them towards having his way rather than come out of nowhere.
11th Dec '16 2:58:23 PM CrowTR0bot
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* ValuesResonance: On the opposite token, the scene where everyone discusses the Aesop of ''The Bicycle Man'' has Willis express surprise that Mr. Horton is "[[AllGaysArePedophiles gay]]." The detective who busted Mr. Horton bluntly but politely points out there's a world of difference between gays and pedophiles. In a decade that wasn't particularly gay-friendly, [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped that was a very important lesson to learn]], even if it wasn't the focus of the episode.

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* ValuesResonance: On the opposite token, the scene where everyone discusses the Aesop of ''The Bicycle Man'' has Willis express surprise that Mr. Horton is "[[AllGaysArePedophiles gay]]." The detective who busted Mr. Horton bluntly but politely points out there's a world of difference between gays and pedophiles. In a decade that wasn't particularly gay-friendly, [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped that was a very important lesson to learn]], even if it wasn't the focus of the episode. It also averted the common Stranger Danger tropes by having the titular child molester be someone Arnold and Dudley had been on friendly terms with for some time before making his move, and gradually manipulating them towards having his way rather than come out of nowhere.
6th Dec '16 4:13:10 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* {{Squick}}: In "Sam's Father", Pearl is infatuated with Sam's father Wes and comments "I bet his horse is sexy, too."
16th Nov '16 6:18:05 AM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Future Oscar-winner Creator/ForestWhitaker appears in "Bully for Arnold" as the aforementioned bully.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Future Oscar-winner Creator/ForestWhitaker appears in "Bully for Arnold" as the aforementioned bully.RetroactiveRecognition:


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** Peter [=DeLuise=] appeared in the show's final episode "The Front Page" as a steroid-abusing athlete at Arnold's school.


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** Robin Givens played an old girlfriend of Willis' in the episode "The Big Bribe".
** Jason Hervey appeared in the show's final season as Arnold's friend Charlie.
** Anne-Marie Johnson appeared in the episode "Undercover Lover" as an undercover cop at Willis' school.
** Future Oscar-winner Creator/ForestWhitaker appears in "Bully for Arnold" as the aforementioned bully.
15th Nov '16 6:44:28 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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** Creator/AndrewDiceClay appeared in two episodes as a classmate of Willis'.
** Stephen Dorff appeared in the episode "Sam Adopts a Grandparent" as a member of Sam's scout troop.
5th Nov '16 3:56:28 PM comicwriter
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Future Oscar-winner Creator/ForestWhitaker appears in "Bully for Arnold" as the aforementioned bully.
12th Oct '16 1:31:06 PM CrowTR0bot
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* ValuesResonance: On the opposite token, the scene where everyone discusses the Aesop of ''The Bicycle Man'' has Willis express surprise that Mr. Horton is "[[AllGaysArePedophiles gay]]." The detective who busted Mr. Horton bluntly but politely points out there's a world of difference between gays and pedophiles. In a decade that wasn't particularly gay-friendly, that was a very important lesson to learn, even if it wasn't the focus of the episode.

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* ValuesResonance: On the opposite token, the scene where everyone discusses the Aesop of ''The Bicycle Man'' has Willis express surprise that Mr. Horton is "[[AllGaysArePedophiles gay]]." The detective who busted Mr. Horton bluntly but politely points out there's a world of difference between gays and pedophiles. In a decade that wasn't particularly gay-friendly, [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped that was a very important lesson to learn, learn]], even if it wasn't the focus of the episode.
12th Oct '16 12:45:16 AM CrowTR0bot
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* ValuesResonance: On the opposite token, the scene where everyone discusses the Aesop of ''The Bicycle Man'' has Willis express surprise that Mr. Horton is "[[AllGaysArePedophiles gay]]." The detective who busted Mr. Horton bluntly but politely points out there's a world of difference between gays and pedophiles. In a decade that wasn't particularly gay-friendly, that was a very important lesson to learn, even if it wasn't the focus of the episode.
12th Oct '16 12:37:44 AM CrowTR0bot
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** The live studio audience laughing at the titular Bicycle Man's advances before it was outright revealed he was a pedophile.

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** The live studio audience laughing at the titular Bicycle Man's advances before it was outright revealed he was a pedophile. Not helped since some of the dialogue seems tailor-made to seem uncomfortable in hindsight.
-->'''Mr. Horton''': What's the old saying? You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours?
-->'''Arnold''': You keep coming up with these presents and [[AccidentalInnuendo you can scratch me all over!]]
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