This sitcom starred Gary Coleman as Arnold Jackson and Todd Bridges as his older brother, Willis. They played two black children from a poor Harlem neighborhood whose deceased mother previously worked for a rich white widower, Philip Drummond (Conrad Bain), who eventually adopted them. They lived in a penthouse with Mr. Drummond, Mr. Drummond's daughter Kimberly (Dana Plato), and their maid.

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Everything Sunny All the Time Always part of 30 Rock Season 5

30 Rock:
Season: 5 / Episode: 22

Everything Sunny All the Time Always

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This Television Episode refers to Diff'rent Strokes
Liz has plans to make her apartment a "kickass duplex like Different Strokes."

Luke Cage:
Season: 1 / Episode: 11

Now You're Mine

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This Television Episode refers to Diff'rent Strokes
Shades uses the catchphrase from this TV show when he asks Diamondback (real name Willis Stryker), "What you talkin' 'bout, Willis?"

Seasons in this Television Series

Title Air Date
Diff'rent Strokes Season 1 1978
Diff'rent Strokes Season 2 1980
Diff'rent Strokes Season 5 1983
Diff'rent Strokes Season 6 1984

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