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The Complete 8th Season

The Complete 1st Season

Diff'rent Strokes (1978)

Date added to database: 8/14/2001
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Mill Creek Entertainment, Shout! Factory, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Releases (13)
Reviews (1)
News Items (16)
Related Links (3)
Show Categories: Comedy

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Season 1 (Mill Creek) buy
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The Complete 4th Season buy
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The Complete 1st Season - "Whatchoo takin' bout?" (9/14/2004)
Video:   7/10
Audio:   6/10
Extras:   3/10

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Summary of "The Complete 1st Season - "Whatchoo takin' bout?"":
The extras don't provide anything new to the series that a fan might not already know. There is a couple of interesting things that can be learned but not in very much detail. The commentary tracks are simple and from one point of view but do provide some fun facts. There just needs to be a couple more of them, with different people and with more episode specific information. If you like the series and find yourself on the fence whether or not to buy this set, just remember the episodes themselves are the real product. Gary Coleman as "Arnold" is just brilliant to watch and it makes for great family viewing. (read entire review)

Diff'rent Strokes News (Top)
2/07/2018 Shout! Announces a DVD Release for 'The Complete 8th and Final Season'
The final season? Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Shout! Factory? Conrad Bain, Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Danny Cooksey, and new cast member Mary Ann Mobley bring the adventures of Arnold Jackson and the entire... (read entire news item)

11/08/2017 'The Complete 7th Season' is Coming in 2018 from Shout!
The irrepressible Arnold Jackson is back! Join Conrad Bain, Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Danny Cooksey, and Dixie Carter for the delightful seventh season of Diff'rent Strokes! Filled with all the laughs,... (read entire news item)

4/05/2017 Mr. T! Dixie Carter! David Hasselhoff! Janet Jackson! 'The Complete 6th Season!'
Arnold Jackson may be little, but he delivers big laughs! Conrad Bain, Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, and Dana Plato are back for another round of hilarity and heart in the sixth season of the classic sitcom,... (read entire news item)

1/06/2017 And Together We'll Be Fine!: 'The Complete 5th Season' on DVD ***UPDATE: Package Art***
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... (read entire news item)

5/15/2014 Mill Creek Delivers Package Art for 'Seasons 1 and 2' Re-Releases
At the beginning of this month we brought you the info about Mill Creek's re-release on July 15th for Diff'rent Strokes - Seasons 1 & 2 on DVD, which will be sold both individually and together as a combo... (read entire news item)

5/02/2014 Mill Creek Schedules Re-Releases for the First Two Seasons
Mill Creek Entertainment has announced that on July 15th they will re-release the first two seasons of Diff'rent Strokes, starring Conrad Bain (Maude) and Gary Coleman (The Kid with the Broken Halo),... (read entire news item)

8/13/2012 'The Complete 4th Season' is Scheduled by Shout! for DVD
The sitcom's fourth year, out of an 8-year broadcast run, had guest appearances (some recurring) from the likes of Janet Jackson, Kim Fields (as "Tootie"), Dody Goodman, Rosalind Chao, Audrey Meadows,... (read entire news item)

4/06/2012 'Season 3' DVDs! Whatchoo Talkin' 'Bout, Shout! Factory? **UPDATE: Box Art**
Although Shout! Factory hasn't formally announced it yet, an Amazon pre-order listing shows that the VERY long-awaited (since 2006!) release of Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete 3rd Season is finally on... (read entire news item)

8/31/2009 Front/Rear Box Art, Episode List for Sony's 'Diff'rent: Fan Favorites' DVD
Several weeks ago we reported the details about Sony's September 29th releases of their "Fan Favorites" line-up. Now the studio has provided the front and rear package art (including episode lists on... (read entire news item)

11/28/2005 2nd Season Cover Art? Whatchoo Talkin' 'Bout, Willis?
Fans of Diff'rent Strokes jumped for joy a week ago when Sony finally announced The Complete 2nd Season. As we told you then, this 4-DVD set arrives on January 31st. But you don't have to wait that... (read entire news item)

11/21/2005 No joke, season 2 is officially coming
Sony has announced that they'll release the second season of Diff'rent Strokes for January 31, nearly a year and a half after the release of the first season. The 26 episode season will be released on... (read entire news item)

11/14/2005 e-Tailer Confirms Release Date For Long-Awaiting 2nd Season!
A month ago we passed along information from our friends at that Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete 2nd Season was FINALLY on the way, and was supposedly scheduled for a January 31st street... (read entire news item)

10/17/2005 Hints of a 2nd Season DVD set at long last!
We overlooked an item posted this past Wednesday at the Sitcoms Online News Blog, and we wanted to correct that immediately! According to Pavan Badal, who has contributed information to us here at TVShowsOnDVD... (read entire news item)

7/05/2004 Arnold, Willis, Kimberly, Mr. Drummond, & Mrs. Garrett are on DVD!
Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis? When two kids from Harlem find themselves in the lap of luxury with their newly adopted family, the Drummonds, nothing is ever ordinary again. Young Arnold, his brother... (read entire news item)

6/16/2004 Trade Mag verifies Release Date; gives Extras & Pricing Info
We first broke the news back in April that Diff'rent Strokes was coming to DVD on Sept. 14th. Now Video Business magazine has an update for us about this, in an article (free registration required) by... (read entire news item)

4/28/2004 Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis? We're gonna be on DVD?
That's right, Diff'rent Strokes is headed to DVD. Columbia TriStar is set to release the first season of the show on September 14th. Please keep in mind that this hasn't been officially announced and... (read entire news item)

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