Retrospective is the eighth and ninth episode of Season 1 of Diff'rent Strokes. The episode was written by Budd Grossman and Howard Leeds and Ben Starr and directed by Herbert Kenwith. It originally aired on December 29, 1978 on NBC. The episode is a one-hour long clip show but was split into two for syndication.


Mr. Drummond and family gather around their Christmas tree and recall the many humorous incidents that the family has shared since Arnold and Willis moved in.

Note: This special one-hour episode features clips from previous shows.