Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986)
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The Election 

While a new housekeeper, Adelaide Brubaker, takes over from Mrs. Garrett, Mr. Drummond decides to run for city council after a friend's suggestion.

Director:

Gerren Keith

Writers:

Ed Jurist (teleplay by), Howard Leeds (story by) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Conrad Bain ... Philip Drummond
Gary Coleman ... Arnold Jackson
Todd Bridges ... Willis Jackson
Dana Plato ... Kimberly Drummond
Charlotte Rae ... Edna Garrett (credit only)
Nedra Volz ... Adelaide Brubaker
David Sheehan ... Roger Murdock
Charles Thomas Murphy ... Jerry Fuller
Jesse D. Goins ... The Cameraman (as Jesse Goins)
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Storyline

While a new housekeeper, Adelaide Brubaker, takes over from Mrs. Garrett, Mr. Drummond decides to run for city council after a friend's suggestion.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1980 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tandem Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

First appearance of new housekeeper Ms. Adelaide Brubaker See more »

Quotes

Jerry Fuller: You can't do this to me. The election's only three weeks away, what'll I do for a candidate?
Philip Drummond: Oh that'll be easy. You just find this Jewish fellow married to an Italian wife, and they adopt a couple of Puerto Rican and Chinese kids and just happen to have an elderly black housekeeper with an Irish boyfriend.
[Adelaide and the kids come out and cheer him on]
Willis Jackson: That's telling him, Dad.
Adelaide Brubaker: I heard that over the hill remark, sonny!
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Soundtracks

It Takes Diff'rent Strokes
(Theme Song)
Written by Alan Thicke, Al Burton and Gloria Loring
Performed by Al Burton, David Foster and Brenda Russell
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