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Mr. Horton and his Ernie cookie jar in "The Bicycle Man" part 1

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Arnold in front of Ernie in "The Bicycle Man" part 2

Diff'rent Strokes is a sitcom which ran from 1978 to 1986, focusing on two black boys adopted by a middle-aged white businessman. The Facts of Life was a spin-off.

Muppet Mentions

  • In the second season episode "Arnold's Hero", when Arnold's adopted father Mr. Drummond informs Arnold that he won't be able to meet Muhammad Ali as promised, he says that he'll make it up to him by taking him "to see the Muppet film, for the twelfth time."
  • In the fourth season episode "The Health Club," Arnold and Willis are refused entry into Drummond's health club by one of the several bigoted employees who uses their ages as an excuse. When they see a young white boy leave, Arnold sarcastically asks "What was that, a Muppet?"
  • In the fifth season two-parter "The Bicycle Man," an Ernie cookie jar can be seen in Mr. Horton's apartment during both episodes.
  • In the eighth season episode "The Big Bribe," Arnold tells his friend Charlie to shut up or he'll tell everyone he has Muppet underwear.

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