You Know You Are Getting Old When …
Just when you have forgotten that what seemed to be the unforgettable catch phrase, “Whatchoo talkin’ ’bout?!,” it would appear as if the popular ’80′s TV Show, “Diff’rent Strokes” will be made in to a movie.
As funny as the show was in the ’80′s with its senseless comedy of the misadventures of a rich Manhattan family, Philip & Kimberly Drummond, who adopted the children of their late African American maid; the real life stories of what became of Arnold, Willis & Kimberly would make it hard to actually laugh at the movie.
Few people remember that Dana Plato, Kimberly, was actually written out of the series because she became pregnant in 1984 and such an event could never be written in to the script. Only made more sad by her untimely death at such a young age. Then there was Todd Bridge’s version of “I Fought the Law & the Law Won” and Gary Coleman’s struggles with life following the sitcom.
Somehow I just think I would rather see them in re-run syndication and remember my youth as it was than consider a behind the scenes movie, I think they probably have all suffered enough from being child stars.
I will remember them like this.
Posted February 28, 2005 by Red
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