History YMMV / DiffrentStrokes

25th Jan '16 11:51:23 PM annette12
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it's all already in the Nightmare Fuel page
* NightmareFuel: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHHe4zKdZuI&feature=related Mr. Horton]] in "The Bicycle Man" often makes many fans not able to watch ''[[Series/WKRPInCincinnati WKRP]]'' the same way again. Often derided for setting the template for many a 1980s- and 1990s-era VerySpecialEpisode, the slow reveal of Mr. Horton as a child molestor who knows he's got his prey is chilling enough. Even more scary is unknown to viewers until explained after Horton was caught almost literally with his pants down; after Arnold had left, Dudley and Horton continued to have fun as boys and men often do ... until Horton gave Dudley a little white pill. Horton's arrest came literally seconds before he was able to lock up his bicycle shop and begin sexual intercourse with a drugged Dudley. ** The end of Arnold's nightmare in the episode "Drafted" when Kimberly was coming at Arnold with an over sized needle and a slasher smile. ** The episode "The Hitchhikers" was nightmare fuel, the guy Bill who kidnapped Kimberly and Arnold was really terrifying and tried to rape Kimberly. ** "Sam's Missing" is a week-long nightmare for Mr. Drummond, Maggie and Sam after a grief-wrought man named Donald Brown kidnaps Sam, intending him as a replacement for his 8-year-old son, who had died several months earlier in a car accident. For Drummond and Maggie, it is the understandable wrought with fear and worry about where Sam may be and what may be happening to him by whomever has him. For Sam, it is completely unimaginable: His captor has literally gone beyond putting the fear of God in him: He had better ''not'' say a peep to anybody about who he really is, or try to call home. The consequence ... well, Mr. Brown can explain it -- and it chills one to the core: "You get this straight, Sam -- this is your family '''''from now on!!!!!''''' Now, stay away from that telephone. You step out of line just once, and ... do you remember what I told you I would do? I will kill your parents, Sam. Do you hear me? Do you understand me?!" (Sam nods.) Fortunately, Sam is rescued in time.
3rd Dec '15 3:49:02 AM twilicorn
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* NeverLiveItDown: "The Bicycle Man".
12th Nov '15 5:36:53 PM Briguy52748
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* NightmareFuel: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHHe4zKdZuI&feature=related Mr. Horton]]. That is all. You will never watch ''[[Series/WKRPInCincinnati WKRP]]'' the same way again. ** The end of Arnold's nightmare in the episode "Drafted" when Kimberly was coming at Arnold with an over sized needle and a slasher smile. I know it is supposed to be funny but it freaked out this troper.
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* NightmareFuel: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHHe4zKdZuI&feature=related Mr. Horton]]. That is all. You will never Horton]] in "The Bicycle Man" often makes many fans not able to watch ''[[Series/WKRPInCincinnati WKRP]]'' the same way again. again. Often derided for setting the template for many a 1980s- and 1990s-era VerySpecialEpisode, the slow reveal of Mr. Horton as a child molestor who knows he's got his prey is chilling enough. Even more scary is unknown to viewers until explained after Horton was caught almost literally with his pants down; after Arnold had left, Dudley and Horton continued to have fun as boys and men often do ... until Horton gave Dudley a little white pill. Horton's arrest came literally seconds before he was able to lock up his bicycle shop and begin sexual intercourse with a drugged Dudley. ** The end of Arnold's nightmare in the episode "Drafted" when Kimberly was coming at Arnold with an over sized needle and a slasher smile. I know it is supposed to be funny but it freaked out this troper.

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* NightmareFuel: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHHe4zKdZuI&feature=related Mr. Horton]]. That ** "Sam's Missing" is all. You will never watch ''[[Series/WKRPInCincinnati WKRP]]'' the same way again. ** The end of Arnold's a week-long nightmare in the episode "Drafted" when Kimberly was coming at Arnold with an over sized needle for Mr. Drummond, Maggie and Sam after a slasher smile. I know grief-wrought man named Donald Brown kidnaps Sam, intending him as a replacement for his 8-year-old son, who had died several months earlier in a car accident. For Drummond and Maggie, it is supposed the understandable wrought with fear and worry about where Sam may be and what may be happening to be funny but him by whomever has him. For Sam, it freaked out is completely unimaginable: His captor has literally gone beyond putting the fear of God in him: He had better ''not'' say a peep to anybody about who he really is, or try to call home. The consequence ... well, Mr. Brown can explain it -- and it chills one to the core: "You get this troper.straight, Sam -- this is your family '''''from now on!!!!!''''' Now, stay away from that telephone. You step out of line just once, and ... do you remember what I told you I would do? I will kill your parents, Sam. Do you hear me? Do you understand me?!" (Sam nods.) Fortunately, Sam is rescued in time.
10th Nov '15 5:29:45 AM Anddrix
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* DudeNotFunny: Authors Joel Eisner and David Krinsky criticized ''Diff'rent Strokes'' in the prologue of their book ''Television Comedy Series: A Guide to 153 TV Sitcoms in Syndication'', claiming that the show was inappropriately labeled a comedy despite its adult-themed storylines. Examples cited included "The Bus" (from Season 3, where the boys are threatened by racists hoping to stop busing as a way to integrate their new school) and "The Ski Weekend" (from season 4, where Kimberly considers having sex for the first time with a boy she had met during an unchaperoned ski trip).
23rd Oct '15 4:06:05 PM Simpsonlover72
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** The episode "The Hitchhikers" was nightmare fuel, the guy Bill who kidnapped KImberly and Arnold was really terrifying and tried to rape Kimberly.
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** The episode "The Hitchhikers" was nightmare fuel, the guy Bill who kidnapped KImberly Kimberly and Arnold was really terrifying and tried to rape Kimberly.
23rd Oct '15 4:05:16 PM Simpsonlover72
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** The episode "The Hitchhikers" was nightmare fuel, the guy Bill who kidnapped KImberly and Arnold was really terrifying and tried to rape Kimberly.
17th Oct '15 7:49:26 AM Simpsonlover72
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** The end of Arnold's nightmare in the episode "Drafted" when Kimberly was coming at Arnold with an over sized needle and a slasher smile. I know it is supposed to be funny but it freaked out this troper.
8th Oct '15 9:05:21 AM twilicorn
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** This isn't the first time Pearl the housekeeper's actress is on a show with a [[SpongebobSquarepants character named Pearl.]] She doesn't play the character in the latter show though.
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** This isn't the first last time Pearl the housekeeper's actress is on a show with a [[SpongebobSquarepants [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants character named Pearl.]] She doesn't play the character in the latter show though.
14th Jul '15 6:46:13 AM Mdumas43073
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* HarsherInHindsight: "The Bicycle Man" is even tougher to watch once you've learned that Todd Bridges was preyed upon by a pedophile publicist in RealLife when he was 11.
17th May '15 8:37:04 PM AlleyOop
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Not an example of this trope.
* UnfortunateImplications: 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?
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