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Recast "Diff'rent Strokes" and Win a Prize!

Recast "Diff'rent Strokes" and Win a Prize!

Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!

For this week's recast challenge, I'm taking us back to the Drummond household where "diff'rent strokes move the world." If you could recast Diff'rent Strokes, the show about the kindhearted Phillip Drummond, his daughter Kimberly, adopted sons Arnold and Willis, and their maid Mrs. Garrett, which actors would you put in the roles?

Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, May 29, complete with a "new" cast photo. To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,


Characters to recast:
Mr. Drummond (Conrad Bain)
Kimberly (Dana Plato)
Arnold (Gary Coleman)
Willis (Todd Bridges)
Mrs. Garrett (Charlotte Rae)

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Princess101 Princess101 10 years
i agree wit islybnks
SapphireSky SapphireSky 10 years
Drummond: Vince Vaughn Kimberly: Abigail Breslin Arnold: Connor Cruise Willis: Malcolm David Kelley Garrett: Rosie O'Donnell
sascha9000 sascha9000 10 years
Mr. Drummond --> Donald Trump Kimberly --> Ivanka Trump Arnold --> Philip Bolden Willis --> Nick Cannon Mrs. Garrett --> Kathy Bates
bibiruby82 bibiruby82 10 years
Philip Drummond- Garrett Morris Kimberly-Jordin Sparks Arnold- Tequan Richmond Willis-Philip Bolden Mrs. Garrett- Kathy Griffin
superfoxml superfoxml 10 years
Phillip Drummond- Tim Allen Kimberly- Trishelle of reality show pseudo fame Arnold- Gary Coleman could still pull it off Willis- Ruben Studdard Mrs Garrett- the mom from That 70's Show haha, this is a funny topic. :)
Bonne Bonne 10 years
Mr. Drummond (Dr. Phil) Kimberly (Abigail Breslin) Arnold (Noah Gray-Cabey from Heroes) Willis (Tyler James Williams from Everybody Hates Chris) Mrs. Garrett (Reba) Granted, I've never actually watch this show...
ddene5713 ddene5713 10 years
GLAM SUGAR and JINX are my two faves.
Jinx Jinx 10 years
Mr. Drummond - Paul Adelstien (Prison Break) Kimberly - Hayden Pantierre (Raising Helen) Willis - Philip Bolden (Are We There/Done Yet?) Arnold - Jaden Smith (Pursuit of Happyness) Mrs. Garrett - Bonnie Hunt
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 10 years
Mr. Drummond: Ken Jenkins (from Scrubs) Kimberly: Sophia Bush Arnold: Jaden Smith Willis: Gaius Charles (from Friday Night Lights) Mrs. Garret: Phyllis Smith (from The Office)
kiddylnd kiddylnd 10 years
Mr Drummond - George Lopez Kimberly - Raquel Casto Arnold - David Dorfman Willis - Dustin Ingram Mrs Garrett - Lupe Ontiveros
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
Mr. Drummond (Conrad Bain)—James Mitchell (Palmer on All My Children) Kimberly (Dana Plato)—Mischa Barton Arnold (Gary Coleman)—Khamani Griffin Willis (Todd Bridges)—Chris Tucker Mrs. Garrett (Charlotte Rae)—Kathy Bates (the mom in Waterboy)
lslybnks lslybnks 10 years
Mr. Drummond - Dennis Quaid Kimberly - Hayden Panettiere Arnold - Khamani Griffin (Robert from All of Us) Willis - Tequan Richmond (Drew from Everyone Hates Chris) Mrs. Garrett - Ellen DeGeneres
talystle talystle 10 years
Mr. Drummond -Willie Garson Kimberly -Sarah Ramos Arnold -Tequan Richmond Willis - Julito McCullum Mrs. Garrett -Caroline Rhea
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
Mr. Drummund- Terry O Quinn from LOST Kimberly- Emma Roberts (the new nancy drew, Julias Niece) Arnold- Tyler James (everybody hates chris) Willis- Macolm David Kelly (walt from LOST) Mrs. Garrett- Kathy Griffin
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