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Diff'rent Strokes - And Together We'll Be Fine!: 'The Complete 5th Season' on DVD ***UPDATE: Package Art***

Shout! Factory to bring it to stores this spring

Posted by David Lambert
In 2004 and 2006, Sony released the first two seasons to DVD (a pair of seasons which Mill Creek re-released on DVD in 2014). Then, in 2012, the folks at Shout! Factory picked up the rights and put out the third and fourth season on DVD. That took care of half the show's 8-season run, but what about the rest?

Shout! Factory is finally moving forward with the release of Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete 5th Season on DVD. The 3-disc set priced at $29.93 will be available April 4th. There were 24 episodes during this 1982-83 season, where Mary Jo Catlett joined the cast as "Pearl Gallagher" (replacing Nedra Volz's character, "Adelaide Brubaker," as the maid...who had originally replaced "Edna Garrett" when that character was spun off into The Facts of Life).

Also appearing in the fifth season were Rosalind Chao, Janet Jackson, Joey Lawrence (in one of his earliest TV appearances), Andrew Dice Clay, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shari Belafonte, Garrett Morris, Gordon Jump, Dorothy Hamill, Nancy Reagan, and Jami Gertz. It's also worth reminding our readers that the recently-deceased Alan Thicke was one of the composers of the show's classic theme song, "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" (and The Facts of Life theme song as well); another reason to take the time to enjoy these episodes.

You can pre-order the DVD set for Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete 5th Season from Amazon now, and lock in your copy right away. Package art isn't available yet, but stay tuned! UPDATE: here now is a look at the packaging:

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete 5th Season
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