Christmas Specials Wiki
Christmas Specials Wiki

"Retrospective" is the first Christmas episode of the NBC sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, produced and aired as the eighth episode of the show's first season.


This page about a Christmas special or an episode from a television series with a Christmas theme is in need of a longer synopsis. You can help the Christmas Special Wiki by expanding this synopsis.

Phillip and his family gather around their Christmas tree and recall the many humorous incidents that they have shared since Willis and Arnold moved in (recalling the first seven episodes of the show).

Featured clips[]

  1. "Movin' In" - Arnold and Willis' moving in.
  2. "The Social Worker" - The time Arnold and Willis almost left.
  3. "Mother's Last Visit" - Arnold and Willis meeting Mr. Dramond's mother.
  4. "Prep School" - Arnold and Willis trying to be accepted to Digbi.
  5. "The Spanking" - Arnold throwing water bombs and being punished.
  6. "Goodbye Dolly" - Arnold losing his doll.
  7. "The Trial" - Arnold being blamed for putting Abraham in the hot tub.


Actor/actress Character
Conrad Bain Phillip Drummond
Gary Coleman Arnold Jackson
Todd Bridges Willis Jackson
Dana Plato Kimberly Drummond
Charlotte Rae Edna Garrett

External links[]

See also[]