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A Death Threat on Diff'rent Strokes

Flashback: A Diff'rent Strokes Death Threat

I thought people tuned into sitcom television for a lighthearted good time, but apparently not. If I didn't know that the following clip was from the popular '80s show Diff'rent Strokes then I would have mistook it for some hokey scene from an old-school Lifetime made-for-television movie. Mr. Crazy Eyes is unsettling, but Sam's almost nonchalant response to this death threat is even more disturbing. Where are the tears? The screaming? The escape and chase? Even a laugh track could've helped resuscitate this scene, but no . . .

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