Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986)
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It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To 

With Sam depressed that no one will come to his birthday party, Drummond pulls some strings and gets the popular kids TV show host Captain Jack to appear. However, the plan does not work ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerren Keith

Writers:

Al Aidekman, Bernie Kukoff (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Conrad Bain ... Philip Drummond
Gary Coleman ... Arnold Jackson
Danny Cooksey ... Sam McKinney
Mary Ann Mobley ... Maggie McKinney Drummond
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hakeem Abdul-Samad ... Richie (as Hakeem)
Gabriel Damon ... Timmy Frankel
Ian Fried Ian Fried ... Freddie
Donniece Jackson ... Mona
Tracey Cherelle Jones ... Mona (as Tracey Jones)
Bruce Mahler ... Captain Jack
Anthony Mangano ... Rambo Impersonator
Ellen Regan ... Louise Frankel
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Storyline

With Sam depressed that no one will come to his birthday party, Drummond pulls some strings and gets the popular kids TV show host Captain Jack to appear. However, the plan does not work out very well for Sam when the kids at the party ignore him and pay more attention to Captain Jack. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1985 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Embassy Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

An alternate title considered for this episode was "Whose Party Is It, Anyway?" taken from the movie Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981). See more »

Connections

References Godzilla: King of the Monsters! (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

It Takes Diff'rent Strokes
(Theme Song)
Written by Alan Thicke, Al Burton and Gloria Loring
Performed by Al Burton, David Foster and Brenda Russell
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