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Old 04-21-08, 11:11 AM
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Diff'rent Strokes - The 'very special' Bicycle Shop episodes

The one where Mr. Carlson from WKRP tried to molest Arnold and Dudley. I just watched this two-partner again last night on BET. I know it's an important subject and still relative today, but it makes me laugh. Gordon Jump was pretty brave taking that role.

Was this one of the first "very special" episodes of any show?
I remember the last season of DS had VS episodes almost every week.
Old 04-21-08, 11:17 AM
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I remember seeing it as a kid. Kidnapping was all the shit back then. Every parent made their kids watch that episode. I knew the kidnapper as one of the guy's from Sesame Street, so it was equally fucked up.
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I thought Dudley actually got molested in that episode.
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Originally Posted by lotsofdvds
I thought Dudley actually got molested in that episode.
That's what I remember. But look at how he dressed. He was leading the store owner on, I say.


I remember having to watch that episode as well. Tere was a hobby shop that looked almost identical to it in my area. I never set foot in it again.
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I have to see this episode now. Is this on YouTube somewhere?
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Originally Posted by lotsofdvds
I thought Dudley actually got molested in that episode.
He locked himself in the bathroom after the guy tried to touch him.
Old 04-21-08, 12:55 PM
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The way I remember it -

Gordon Jump made Dudley strip down to his underwear to play "Neptune" in the bathtub.
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Part of this was discussed here as well.
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Old 04-21-08, 02:01 PM
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Yep, this one was a creepy one.
More creepy for me was the serial rapist episodes in Little House on the Prairie. That freaked me out as a kid. Also, there was a show I used to watch as a kid in Ireland called Jeremy Bear. That bear got kidnapped almost every episode.
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...So whats the ending? Did they play Neptune?
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That clip played almost word-for-word the way I imagine conversations at Neverland Ranch.
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That clip took me back to those "don't let anyone touch you, don't go down a grocery store aisle by yourself because you'll wind up like poor Adam Walsh or those poor children in Atlanta" talks my mother gave me years ago. That episode is still scary after all these years.
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So can someone share how this ended? Use spoiler tags of course.
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Originally Posted by rennervision
So can someone share how this ended? Use spoiler tags of course.
Spoiler:
Perverted Justice and Dateline busted Gordon Jump and now he's playing Neptune in prison.
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Originally Posted by calhoun07
Spoiler:
Perverted Justice and Dateline busted Gordon Jump and now he's playing Neptune in prison.
Spoiler:
He'd have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for those meddling kids!
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Did they actually call these "very special" episodes back when they originally aired? For some reason, I associate that phrase with Blossom.

If they didn't use that phrase, didn't the "very special" episode really hit its stride in the 70s with All in the Family and MASH?
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What are those mice doing in that video??!!??

Children drink wine all the time in france!
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I liked the episode where the daughter committed suicide by overdosing.

And the episode where Willis was arrested for attempted murder of a cocaine dealer.

And the episode where Arnold attacked a security guard.

And the episode where Sam wet the bed. No wait, the episode where Arnold wet the bed. Or better yet, the episode where Mr. D wet the bed.
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Originally Posted by Lee Harvey Oswald
I liked the episode where the daughter committed suicide by overdosing.

And the episode where Willis was arrested for attempted murder of a cocaine dealer.

And the episode where Arnold attacked a security guard.

And the episode where Sam wet the bed. No wait, the episode where Arnold wet the bed. Or better yet, the episode where Mr. D wet the bed.
Don't forget the one where Charlene showed (part of) her nipple.
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I'll be honest. I thought Family Guy made this up. I truly did.

I am without words.
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Originally Posted by rennervision
So can someone share how this ended? Use spoiler tags of course.
straight from the nipple to the ripple:

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Originally Posted by dick_grayson
I remember seeing it as a kid. Kidnapping was all the shit back then. Every parent made their kids watch that episode.
Ah yes. I remember being told of the "man in the white van" who would scoop up children and they would never be seen again. "Eat your vegetables or I will let the man in the White van will come and get you". Good times.
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WTF? which episode was this one?

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