Whatchoo talkin' bout Willis? Gary Coleman became a child superstar playing the lovable, mischievous Arnold in this comedy series that brought issues of race and class into American living rooms in the ‘70s and ‘80s. The series begins with Arnold and Willis; two African-American brothers from Harlem going from rags to riches, overnight. Upon their mother’s death, the wealthy (and white) Mr. Drummond fulfils a promise to look after his late housekeeper’s boys and brings them to his Manhattan home where along with their new sister, Kimberly, and no-nonsense housekeeper they form an unconventional but loving family.

Produced by

Martin Cohan,  Ben Starr,  Bruce A. Taylor,  Herbert Kenwith,  Al Aidekman

Directed by

Gerren Keith,  Herbert Kenwith,  Mel Ferber,  Leslie H. Martinson,  Selig Frank


Conrad Bain,  Gary Coleman,  Todd Bridges,  Dana Plato,  Dixie Carter,  Charlotte Rae

Sony Pictures Television

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