Diff'rent Strokes A Tale of Two Teachers (1978–1986) Online
Remember Mr. Wilkes, the no-nonsense substitute teacher whose career was nearly destroyed when Arnold claimed he hit him? Well, Mr. Wilkes is back ... and gotten full-time employment as Arnold's hard-nosed English literature teacher, in this tale about Arnold goofing off in class, acting like a know-it-all and then Mr. Wilkes demanding that his deviant student put up or shut up - by teaching the class for a day. The task: Teach the students Dickens' classic "A Tale of Two Cities."
|Episode cast overview:|
|Conrad Bain||-||Philip Drummond|
|Gary Coleman||-||Arnold Jackson|
|Danny Cooksey||-||Sam McKinney|
|Kareem Abdul-Jabbar||-||Mr. Wilkes|
|Shavar Ross||-||Dudley Ramsey|
|Nikki Swasey Seaton||-||Lisa Hayes (as Nikki Swasey)|
The title is a reference to the title of Charles Dickens' novel "A Tale of Two Cities"
An alternate title considered for this episode was "Welcome Back, Wilkes", taken from Welcome Back, Kotter (1975).