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Diff'rent Strokes: Season 3 (1980)

Conrad Bain , Gary Coleman , Gerren Keith  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Conrad Bain, Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Dana Plato
  • Directors: Gerren Keith
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Shout! Factory
  • DVD Release Date: July 17, 2012
  • Run Time: 507 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007RMQ4HW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,611 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Diff'rent Strokes: Season 3" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges return as brothers Arnold and Willis Jackson for another season of family fun and life lessons.


During the third season, Arnold and Willis get held hostage by bank robbers, Mr. Drummond (Conrad Bain) celebrates his 50th birthday in the hospital, Kimberly (Dana Plato) helps a pregnant girlfriend, and Arnold the great goes missing after a more-than-effective disappearing act. Diff’rent Strokes never shied away from the social and cultural issues at hand, but always managed to deliver laughs and heartfelt character development from week to week. Diff’rent Strokes ran eight seasons strong, from 1978 to 1986, airing both on NBC and ABC.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After 6 looooooong years since Season 2 came out they are FINALLY putting another season out of this awesome classic 80's show. I have NO idea what takes these studios so long to put these out when more obsucre, less popular shows already have full season sets and complete series sets out there. I am part of a growing number of parents with elementary and teen children that are tired of all the raunchy, overly sexualized junk that is being constantly exposed to our children on television. It's wonderful to have access to good, clean, fun television prgramming! Let's thank Shout Factory for taking this one under their wing and let's hope they bring it to its full completion of the full 8 season run. Now THAT's WHAT I'm TALKIN' BOUT WILLIS!!!!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More seasons please! July 19, 2012
By JohnnyP
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Thank you so much for releasing the 3rd season of Different Strokes to DVD. I've been waiting for this for years!! Please release seasons 4 - 8 now. I would buy every season if you do. Please please and thank you so much again for bringing season 3 of this classic show back into my life!! :D
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks soo much!!! July 15, 2012
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Finally a 3rd season disc comes out! I have every episode recorded from TV but just isn't the same. I can ditch the custom discs I created. I hope seasons 4 through 8 come out in shorter time period increments to catch up with the 6 year gap since season 2 was put out. Thank you SOOOO much!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A show I grew up with January 27, 2013
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I grew up watching this show and I still love it. Brings back lots of good childhood memories.Great to see that Sony Pictures have finally started to release the other seasons on dvd after a very long wait.Season 4 is now also available.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It takes diff'rent strokes September 29, 2012
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This is one of those shows that was very popular when I was growing up, and I liked it and watched it all the time. I've seen it in reruns many times over the years, so I wasn't in a rush to buy the dvds. The first season is probably my least favorite, although there are good episodes that I like in that one too. This is one of those shows that I think got better as it got into the second and third seasons.

Some memorable episodes, and some of my favorites, of the series are in this season: the bank robbery; when Arnold is addicted to junk food; Mr. Drummond getting amnesia; Arnold meeting Cathy. There are also some guest appearances from a few of the girls from The Facts of Life-Natalie, Tootie, and Blair.

I hope more seasons of Diff'rent Strokes are released. I'd like to even see the Sam years again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Family sitcom ever! July 18, 2012
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Yes! Season 3 has finally been released! Recieved my dvd today! When I was a kid this was my favorite sitcome & season 3 & 4 were my favorite seasons, the show still holds up, it's sad the personal lives of the stars has effected the shows recent success, because despite their personal lives behind the scenes, for the viewer,, the show taught so many positive & safety lessons & on top of that the show was straight lol funny, looking forward to seeing more of this timeless classic cause as far as I'm concerned this show should be on heavy rotation like I Love Lucy & Andy Griffith.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good times! Good times! March 14, 2013
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A nice way to reflect on the 1980's.
It's funny to see how we still have some of these topics ion TV now, and other are slightly different.
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5.0 out of 5 stars We love it! February 27, 2013
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My son is only 8 years old, and this is one of his favorite series from back in the day. He saw it on a cable channel once and wanted to see more, so I've purchased seasons 1-3 so far. We'll see, I may come back for more.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Notice to all looking to buy 3rd Season
I love Different Strokes this is one of my favorite shows from back in the day. But just a heads up so you don't waste your money like I did! Read more
Published 6 days ago by Melissa
4.0 out of 5 stars good
I remember watching this show as a kid and now my kids love it. they laugh every time Arnold does something silly
Published 1 month ago by Merton J. Dewitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Review
I was very pleased with my order. My order exceeded my expectations. My order will go great with my collection. I think after all these years this show can still make you laugh.
Published 2 months ago by Julia A Couch
5.0 out of 5 stars Why don't they have all the seasons out yet?
Wish all the seasons were available for purchase because my son wont stop asking me for them.. I have started looking for other 80's shows that he can watch.
Published 3 months ago by Mid9ghtpoet
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite shows growing up as a kid and now my kids love it!
One of my favorite shows growing up as a kid and now my kids love it. Great price and the shipment came right on time!
Published 7 months ago by Chris M. Cornelison
4.0 out of 5 stars Always a fan of old school
I grew up watching this show, still get that nostalgia. I can't wait to purchase season 4. They don't make shows like this anymore.
Published 7 months ago by music lover
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT!
I Loved Diff'rent Strokes, Season 3! It Was Awesome! I'm Sooooo Looking Forward To Purchasing Season 4 Of Diff'rent Strokes, Really Soon! Thanks Again, Amazon.Com! I Love You All!
Published 10 months ago by LaToya R. Mosley
5.0 out of 5 stars The Drummond (& Jackson) kids grow up
I mean the above title to be of utmost sincerity, as Arnold, Willis & Kimberly begin to hit puberty during Season Three of "Diff'rent Strokes". Read more
Published 10 months ago by David Hugaert
5.0 out of 5 stars great dvd
I grew up watching the awesome show, i am saddened that now most of the cast has passed on yeah
Published 12 months ago by Eric M. Bell
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent item
Fast shipping than I expected. I am appreciated the customer s communication and services! Great pleasure business to do with you.
Published 15 months ago by Punkin
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