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Diff'rent Strokes (1978) - Season 5

Diff'rent Strokes (1978) - Season 5

Diff'rent Strokes is a beloved American sitcom that aired from 1978 to 1986. The fifth season of the show, released in 1982, continued to captivate audiences with its heartfelt storytelling, witty humor, and unforgettable characters. This iconic television series has left an indelible mark on pop culture, and its enduring popularity can be attributed to its talented cast and clever writing.

The show revolves around the life of Arnold Jackson, played by the talented and charismatic Gary Coleman. Arnold, along with his older brother Willis, portrayed by Todd Bridges, are two African-American boys from Harlem who are adopted by wealthy businessman Phillip Drummond, brilliantly portrayed by Conrad Bain. This interracial adoption was groundbreaking for the time and tackled important social issues, making Diff'rent Strokes a trailblazer in its depiction of diverse families on television.

In Season 5, Arnold and Willis continue to navigate the challenges and adventures of their new life in a Park Avenue penthouse. With their quick wit and humorous quips, the boys often find themselves in hilarious situations that never fail to bring laughter to viewers. Alongside them is their endearing housekeeper, Mrs. Garrett, played by Charlotte Rae. Mrs. Garrett's nurturing and wise presence adds an extra layer of warmth and guidance to the boys' lives.

Diff'rent Strokes explores a wide range of topics in its episodes, using comedy as a vehicle to shed light on important issues. From tackling racism and class differences to addressing drug abuse and bullying, the show fearlessly raises awareness and promotes understanding. With each episode, the audience is taken on a journey that is both entertaining and enlightening, showcasing the power of compassion, empathy, and family bonds.

One of the most iconic episodes of Season 5 is "The Bank Job," where Arnold and his friends inadvertently become hostages during a bank robbery. This dramatic and intense episode demonstrates the talent of the young actors as they portray fear, courage, and resilience. Diff'rent Strokes excellently balances humor and seriousness, providing valuable life lessons in every episode.

The success of the show can also be attributed to its memorable supporting cast. Dana Plato shines as Kimberly Drummond, Phillip Drummond's compassionate and intelligent teenage daughter. The chemistry between the cast members is palpable, adding depth and authenticity to the relationships portrayed on screen. The ensemble cast, which includes Janet Jackson as Charlene, Arnold's friend, and Nedra Volz as Adelaide, the eccentric neighbor, creates a dynamic and engaging viewing experience.

With its iconic theme song, "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes," performed by Alan Thicke, Diff'rent Strokes captures the essence of the show. This catchy tune perfectly encapsulates the uplifting and positive message that the series consistently delivers. Whether through laughter or tears, viewers are reminded that the differences between people can be the source of strength, love, and understanding.

If you are eager to relive the magic of Diff'rent Strokes (1978) - Season 5, you can enjoy the show's sounds by playing and downloading them here. Let the familiar theme song transport you back to the era of leg warmers, big hair, and unforgettable sitcoms. Prepare to be captivated by the heartwarming stories, timeless humor, and talented cast that made Diff'rent Strokes a true television classic.

A little video game later on.
A piece of parsley.
About that bicycle of yours.
Abuse, please contact your local law enforcement
After I have gone out and gotten an arm load of cartoons
After that, he had Dudley take off his shirt
After the cartoon's over,
Ah yeah, right, as a matter of fact,
All right fellas, and away we go.
All right, gentlemen.
All right, here we go.
All right, let's see those poses some more,
All right, that's good.
All right, why don't you hop on my back there.
All right.
All right.
And an oil change for my car and I got a bill for $112.
And better than the one your best friend has.
And found my way to the pet shop and I was gonna
And found my way to the pet shop and I was gonna
And give my best to the family.
And gonna freeze your tush off.
And gooey chocolate on top?
And had a few hot pretzels.
And having a good time.
And he gave them a little wine to drink.
And he promised he'd never do it again,
And he said Mr. Ramsey gave it to him.
And he said that you gave it to him.
And he's not wearing any under shorts!
And help Arnold Jackson get a free radio.
And I can let you ride it.
And I can make ya a terrific deal
And I can't imagine what would make him say that I did.
And I don't blame you.
And I just know you're not gonna be satisfied
And I thought I'd stop in and square up with you
And I'll have a chauffeur pedal me.
And I'll pretend like I'm really trying to throw you there.
And I'm back for another load.
And I'm not gonna punish you.
And now, we continue with part two.
And the guy gets off scot free.
And then discuss the problem presented,
And then to discuss the problem presented
And they might get mad at me.
And video games.
And we are all adults, aren't we?
And we found some very incriminating pictures.
And we're gonna have another sip of wine
And we're gonna take some more pictures.
And what are you doing chewing a big wad of gum like that?
And whipped cream
And you guys can have all you like.
And you sure know how to pig out.
And your before dinner stomach starter.
Are you all right?
Are you okay?
Arnold and his pal Dudley were trying to earn radios
Arnold told us that he was here.
Arnold, you got booze on your breath.
Around the reservoir and over the winos.
As a matter of fact, I'm not over mine yet.
At my age, do you want me to grow up with a twisted
At the bicycle shop today.
Back here and I gave you all this ice cream before dinner.
Because he's here to help us.
Because if I'd gone done and confronted Horton by myself,
Because it was a special occasion.
Because the nose knows and where the nose, oh, oh.
Because you know, your folks may smell it on your breath,
Before anything really terrible happened to him.
Before he had a chance to give to you.
Before the police could even get there.
Before you leave for Washington.
Besides, what's the big deal?
Bitten by the terrible tsetse fly, now do we?
Boy look at that.
Boy, I sure feel goofy
But I didn't think it was that little.
But I gave him my hard sell.
But I hate to see ya blow it on rentals.
But I have nothing against this pie.
But I think you're right, Willis.
But I thought it was something we should discuss in person.
But I'm kinda scared.
But some hugs and kisses are still okay.
But that's nothing compared to what those mice were doing.
But this would be a great time to buy a bicycle
But you do have to be careful.
Bye, Mr. Ramsey.
Can I get you a cup of coffee?
Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry?
Come home but there was a lonesome parrot there
Come on Arnold.
Come on, Arnold, don't act like a premature kid.
Come on, man, let's go to my room.
Compliments of the house?
Concluding half of a special two part show
Cuties of the Circus.
Dad, I'd really be careful on it.
Dad, look at this.
Dignified people in the world today anyway.
Disappearing bicycle brothers.
Do I still get a bicycle for my birthday?
Do my hears deceive me, not stay?
Do you like this one, Arnold?
Do you realize that in France,
Do you understand?
Don't be shut out the sale won't last long.
Don't get shut out!
Don't just stand there, help me grovel.
Don't worry about Arnold.
Don't worry about too much wine.
Down the hatch.
Down the lanes, across the little ridges,
Drooping, dragging, and disgusting.
Dudley and I are gonna have a little heart to heart talk.
Dudley take your shirt off.
Dudley, where are you?
Dudley's dad let us have a couple of sips
Dudley's hamster had little hamlets.
Dudley's hamster had little hamlets.
Either I'm gaining weight or the laundry
Either of you guys go skinny dipping?
Especially if you've got nothing to be ashamed of.
Everybody drinks wine in France.
Everybody drinks wine including kids much younger than you.
Everybody was naked.
Exactly what happened before we came in.
Except a cattle prod.
Follow me, all righty roo.
For giving you guys all these little treats after school.
For letting Arnold earn that radio for his bicycle.
For looking at the human body and admiring it.
For Mr. Horton's bike store.
For their bicycles by passing out handbills
For what happened.
For you and me.
For you guys to watch this afternoon on television?
Get something for nothing?
Getting home this afternoon?
Give this out to all your friends.
Go ahead, fill it out.
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen,
Great day for ducks, Arnold.
Guys, we're just gonna have a great
Have a spoon. All right.
Have all the fun, do ya?
Have any more wine when he's over here.
Haven't your folks ever taken you to a museum?
He cautioned them not to say anything to their parents.
He doesn't even suspect that you were here.
He gave us some pizza and wine.
He said he had some even better ideas for later on.
He seemed like such a nice man.
He tells me he taught you everything he knows.
He tried to
He tried to touch me.
He would have been able to get rid of all the photographs
He'll come out of this just fine.
He's acting very strange lately.
He's got a great physique.
He's got parents who are loving and understanding.
He's got this back room with toys and trains
He's holding her off with a whip and chair.
He's just an all around great guy.
Heartbreak of heartburn.
Here they are right here.
Here we are down at the old water hole.
Here ye, here ye, buy a bicycle
Here's your chance to help your class president
Hey everybody, listen up, come here, come here.
Hey that's great, guys.
Hey this guy must be afraid of that girl.
Hey, how about helping a deserving boy
Hey, listen, what game we gonna play now?
Hey, Mr. Bicycle Man.
Hey, Mr. Bicycle Man.
Hey, that mouse just lost his pants!
Hey, what an act we got.
Hi Mr. Ramsey.
Hi, Arnold. Hi, Dad.
His back room to have some pizza and to play games.
How much can I pay for the bicycle rental?
How's he doing?
How's it going, my man?
Hundreds of kids stampeding into my shop.
I bet you stopped by that stand on the way home
I bet you're a whipped cream man too.
I could be riding my new bike.
I didn't like the things Mr. Horton was trying to do
I don't see why you shouldn't.
I got knots where I don't even have muscles.
I got plenty of gum and breath mints back here,
I got some new comic books here,
I got those back, they're right there on the table.
I guess I was luckier than most kids.
I had bananas coming out of my ears.
I hate to see my friends drink alone.
I have this friend named Dudley in my class