Like television sitcoms such as “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Perfect Strangers,” the early 1980s sitcom to the popular show “Diff'rent Strokes” had an expanded version of its theme song that was only aired once, ahead of one of the early episodes. That version, is excerpted below. The verses were meant to follow the first verse of the song but were cut by the network to allow more time for commercials.
Well a man is born, he’s a man of means,
Feels bad ‘bout his wealth, so adopts black teens
His guilt assuaged, he can move right on,
Takes over a company, moves its factories to Taiwan.
Now he buys some coke, then he buys some speed,
Asks Arnold and Willis if they can score him some weed,
And it takes, diff'rent strokes, it takes diff'rent strokes, it takes diff'rent strokes to move the world!
Kind of weird, right?