Phillip Drummond was one such saintly tycoon who took in inner city siblings, Arnold and Willis, into his condo, and that seemed to work out great on TV's Diff'rent Strokes. Arnold was a wise-cracking kid with adorable big cheeks and a growth defect so he stayed cute for a lot of seasons. In real life, there are families that want to adopt inner city kids, but usually only babies, and very rarely are bachelor males doing that deed. Phillip was a special guy. In reality, if he undertook this endeavor without the proper care, his kids may have turned out like their actor counterparts did in real life: Willis would have a drug problem, Phillip's birth daughter would have had an even bigger drug problem and rob a video store, and Arnold would take a job as a mall cop and punch a woman in the face, or whatever. It seems to me that Phil just got bored easily and made rash decisions that would greatly impact his family, the least of which would be exemplified by how rapidly he went through maids.
|"Watchu' mean I can't stay in the penthouse?"|
|I bet you can guess which one is Punky (pre reduction)|
|Awwww. He's perched up there like a little parrot!|
|"Yee haw! All aboard to Awesome Town! We got it all, Ricky! Screw those broke losers!"|