The Spanking is the fifth episode of Season 1 of Diff'rent Strokes. The episode was written by Fred S. Fox and Seaman Jacobs and directed by Herbert Kenwith. It originally aired on December 1, 1978 on NBC.


Arnold hides from Mr. Drummond for misbehaving, after he was warned for dropping water balloons from the balcony and wetting the maintenance man, so Mr. Drummond looks to give Arnold a spanking, but Willis decides to dole out the punishment himself.