The Best Episodes Directed by Herbert Kenwith

Willis' Privacy

#1 - Willis' Privacy

Diff'rent Strokes Season 1 - Episode 17

To get rid of his pesky little brother, Willis divides the bedroom in half and spends more time at his friend's house.

star 8.83
12 votes
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Willis' Birthday

#2 - Willis' Birthday

Diff'rent Strokes Season 1 - Episode 23

Willis is hurt when he thinks his family has forgotten his upcoming birthday. After dropping several unsubtle hints he discovers that not only has everyone remembered, but also his fondest wish has been granted -- a birthday party in his old Harlem neighborhood.

star 8.69
13 votes
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A Little Extra Security

#3 - A Little Extra Security

Sanford and Son Season 4 - Episode 13

After Grady receives an extra Social Security check, he gambles the money away in Las Vegas.

star 8.64
21 votes
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The Woman

#4 - The Woman

Diff'rent Strokes Season 1 - Episode 12

Mr. Drummond's intention to marry an attractive widow doesn't meet with his children's approval, and Arnold, Willis and Kimberly devise a scheme they hope will turn his "romantic" proposal into a disaster.

star 8.57
14 votes
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Fred's Treasure Garden

#5 - Fred's Treasure Garden

Sanford and Son Season 4 - Episode 11

With Fred in St. Louis, Grady unwittingly serves a salad to Smitty and Hoppy that may contain marijuana leaves.

star 8.48
23 votes
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Getting Involved

#6 - Getting Involved

Diff'rent Strokes Season 1 - Episode 22

When Arnold is witness to a hold up, the robber tries to ensure that the youngster will not identify him.

star 8.42
12 votes
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The New Landlord

#7 - The New Landlord

Diff'rent Strokes Season 1 - Episode 16

The kids devise a scheme hoping to make Arnold convince the new landlord to let the family keep the penthouse.

star 8.40
15 votes
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The 45-Year-Old Man

#8 - The 45-Year-Old Man

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 - Episode 24

When Lou is fired, Mary goes to confront the station owner, Wild Jack Munroe.

star 8.32
22 votes
The Club Meeting

#9 - The Club Meeting

Diff'rent Strokes Season 1 - Episode 11

Willis invites his neighborhood club from Harlem to visit, but things get out of hand when he tries to impress them with his new wealth.

star 8.31
16 votes
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Prep School

#10 - Prep School

Diff'rent Strokes Season 1 - Episode 4

When Mr. Drummond tries to get Arnold and Willis into an exclusive prep school, it turns out to be just a little too exclusive for everyone's tastes.

star 8.15
40 votes
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The Trip (1)

#11 - The Trip (1)

Diff'rent Strokes Season 1 - Episode 20

The stars of "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Hello, Larry" get together in a special, hilarious hour in which Phillip Drummond realizes that the purchase of a Portland radio station could mean the loss of a job for his old friend Larry Alder.

star 8.08
13 votes
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Mother's Last Visit

#12 - Mother's Last Visit

Diff'rent Strokes Season 1 - Episode 3

Mr. Drummond's socialite and rather snobbish mother arrives and finds there's a lot she doesn't like about her son's new sons, but she soon learns a valuable lesson about what's really important in a person.

star 7.85
41 votes
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The Social Worker

#13 - The Social Worker

Diff'rent Strokes Season 1 - Episode 2

Arnold's eavesdropping leads to trouble when a misunderstanding causes Willis and him to think that Mr. Drummond no longer wants them around; he has heard Drummond tell a social worker that "black children belong with black families."

star 7.84
50 votes
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The Spanking

#14 - The Spanking

Diff'rent Strokes Season 1 - Episode 5

Arnold ignores warnings and continues to drop water balloons from the balcony. Mr. Drummond's decision to punish Arnold for the prank with a spanking becomes a learning lesson for Willis too, when he insists that he be the one to spank Arnold -- but where's Arnold?

star 7.76
33 votes
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The Girls School (a.k.a.) Garrett's Girls

#15 - The Girls School (a.k.a.) Garrett's Girls

Diff'rent Strokes Season 1 - Episode 24

Mrs. Garrett visits Kimberly's school and takes on its pushy principal with surprising results.

star 7.58
12 votes
Once a Thief

#16 - Once a Thief

Sanford and Son Season 4 - Episode 15

Lamont's visiting ex-con friend has Grady on high alert.

star 7.56
16 votes
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The Tutor

#17 - The Tutor

Diff'rent Strokes Season 1 - Episode 15

Drummond hires a tutor for Willis and Arnold who does practically everything but teach.

star 7.50
20 votes
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The Relative

#18 - The Relative

Diff'rent Strokes Season 1 - Episode 14

LaWanda Page guest stars as a cousin of Willis and Arnold who, after seeing the boys in their comfortable new surroundings, knows she should stay closer to her long-lost little relatives.

star 7.46
13 votes
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Goodbye Dolly

#19 - Goodbye Dolly

Diff'rent Strokes Season 1 - Episode 6

When Arnold loses his favorite doll, he makes sure that his misery is shared equally by the various members of his household, who soon try everything to get it back.

star 7.39
23 votes
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