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Two black kids from Harlem, Arnold Jackson and older brother Willis, are welcomed into the family of wealthy New York businessman Philip Drummond when their mother, his housekeeper, passes away. The two brothers become part of the Drummond family and learn various lessons about life.

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Arnold's initiation into the "cool" club at school jeopardizes his friendship with a mildly-retarded dishwasher.
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Drummond ensures that Sam will have an unforgettable birthday party by arranging for a local television personality to be the main attraction.
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An outraged Arnold objects to a white supremacy organization speaking at his school, and a discerning Drummond can't support Arnold's fury on the basis of the right to free speech.
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A music instructor "backs up" Arnold after he claims to be an expert sax player in order to impress a girl. Superstar saxophonist Clarence Clemons guest stars.
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Arnold's punishment for "goofing off" in class is teaching "A Tale of Two Cities" to his rowdy classmates. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar guest stars.
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Drummond arranges a job for Arnold as a photographer's assistant on a weekly newspaper.
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Willis shocks the family when he unexpectedly returns home a few days after leaving for college.
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Sam and Arnold fear that the time their parents are spending apart is a symptom of an ailing marriage, and the boys attempt to give them a dose of romance.
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Guarding the school bully's girlfriend seems like a simple task to Arnold, until his natural Jackson charm makes the girl fall head over heels for him.
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The Drummond family continues the search for Sam, who was kidnapped from the market.
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The Drummond household goes into a panic when Sam is kidnapped from the market.
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Arnold and Sam aren't sure how to proceed after they learn that their friend has epilepsy.
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Drummond learns that Arnold used a dangerous method of protection when he was mugged.
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Arnold is saved from danger, but is upset to learn that Drummond is getting married.
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Drummond follows Maggie to Hollywood, where Arnold and Dudley face danger.
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Drummond joins the assembly line when he's accused of being out of touch with his employees.
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Arnold's friends want him to ask a cute cheerleader to a dance.
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Drummond's plan for a camping trip with Sam go awry when Sam's real father (Hoyt Axton) invites himself along.
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Arnold tries to stop a friend from drinking, but a misunderstanding gets him in trouble.
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Arnold's rocket for a class project accidentally lands on top of the Russian embassy.
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Sam wants to have a sleep over with his new buddy, who is a girl.

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