Friday, December 18, 2015

Diff'rent Strokes (1978-1986)

One of the top 5 catchphrases of the 80's came from this show about a rich Park Avenue businessman adopting the two sons of his deceased maid.  It didn't matter if you were team Garrett, Adelaide or Pearl, each era had its share of very special episodes.  Unfortunately, the young cast had more than their shares of struggles post cancellation.  Nonetheless, Diff'rent Strokes had a nice long run, enduring three housekeepers, two networks and two Maggies.

Location: Manhattan's Upper East Side

You get a nice view from across the East River at Gantry Plaza State Park...

This is also where one of the photoshoots from Gia (1998) was filmed.

Location: The Drummond Penthouse
Address: 900 Park Ave at 70th St, New York, NY

Location Visited: December 2015

Still Need to Locate:

Opening Credits Basketball Court
Opening Credits Harlem Street


  1. The basketball court & Harlem street were recorded in Los Angeles.
    The real cast never flew to New York. Those are second unit shots.

    1. Thanks for the info, Pete. I had a feeling the cast never went to NY, but there is a shot of the limo driving down a city street when Charlotte Rae's credit is up during the season one opener that is definitely Manhattan.