The Social Worker is the second episode of Season 1 of Diff'rent Strokes. The episode was written by Budd Grossman and directed by Herbert Kenwith. It originally aired on November 10, 1978 on NBC.


A social worker investigates the boys' home life and tells Mr. Drummond that she believes black children belong in black households. When Drummond tells this to Mrs. Garrett while she is vacuuming the living room, Arnold overhears this and comes to the conclusion that he doesn't want them around anymore.