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Old 04-08-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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Default This is the real reason the show had to end in 1986, no BS

Because in another year or two SAM would have been taller than Arnold too


And that would have just been so odd looking. Sam was damm near his height before the show ended so it was only a matter of time. I don't think I could have handled that
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You know, I never thought about that. But you're definitely right. In time, Sam would have been much taller than Arnold.
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You know, I never thought about that. But you're definitely right. In time, Sam would have been much taller than Arnold.


So yup they had to end that sh*T in 86 before Sam got any taller LOL
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So yup they had to end that sh*T in 86 before Sam got any taller LOL
It was a race against time!
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to be honest the show ended when i think it was suppose to it was loosing its touch because the show was better when arnold was younger and more cute
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Willis was taller than Arnold. I dont think it should have ended the show based on that. End the show because its running out of steam. Besides, that kid Sam, annoyed me sometimes.
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Willis was taller than Arnold. I dont think it should have ended the show based on that. End the show because its running out of steam. Besides, that kid Sam, annoyed me sometimes.

But Willis was supposed to be taller than Arnold. He was several years older than him.
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But Willis was supposed to be taller than Arnold. He was several years older than him.

Thank you, plus Sam was 6 years younger than Arnold on the show
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It had to end because the cast wasn't even on all the episodes together anymore. When that happens, it's time to turn off the lights.
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It had to end because the cast wasn't even on all the episodes together anymore. When that happens, it's time to turn off the lights.


I know and I was upset that Willis had a gerri-curl in season 8 LOL
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I know and I was upset that Willis had a gerri-curl in season 8 LOL
Me too! I hated Willis' geri-curl. He looked like a weirdo.
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Me too! I hated Willis' geri-curl. He looked like a weirdo.

And that gray leather jacket
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And that gray leather jacket
That was a really BAD look! And when I say bad, I mean UGLY!
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That was a really BAD look! And when I say bad, I mean UGLY!


It's almost like he was going for the Michael Jackson look lol
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Never gave that much thought, but its true Sam definitely would've been taller...lol. But I honestly believe when NBC cancelled Diff'rent Strokes is because the show was losing its flair as the kids had gotten older. That was the whole purpose for bringing in the Sam character. Gary was no longer the precocious little one, so they began to morph Sam into the new "Arnold" with him becoming the center of a lot of the stories. Then of course, the switch to ABC, and the changing of Maggie didn't make it any better. I know that's when the show started to fall off for me.
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