The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem.

[repeated line]
Arnold Jackson: Watchoo talkin' 'bout?
[Willis has just learned his close friend has died in an auto accident]
Willis Jackson: Oh no...
[pause]
Willis Jackson: [crying] Oh no...
[Willis hangs up the phone and cries]
Willis Jackson: Look at me. Crying just like a kid.
Philip Drummond: No. Crying just like a man.
Arnold Jackson: Be careful with my goldfish. His name's Abraham.
Philip Drummond: I've never seen a black goldfish before.
Arnold Jackson: That's okay. He never saw a rich white man before either.
Willis Jackson: [Arnold refuses to fight the school bully] Alright, Arnold. Then I'll just tell Mr. Drummond what a coward you are. He'll talk some sense into you. Think he wants a coward for a son?
Arnold Jackson: Awww Willis, please don't say anything to him.
Willis Jackson: Well, somebody's gotta make a man outta you.
Arnold Jackson: What's the rush? I'm barely outta toilet-training.
Philip Drummond: I'm sorry, Mrs. Garrett. I didn't mean to startle you.
Edna Garrett: Oh Mr. Drummond, it's very dangerous to sneak up behind me. I'm going to karate class, and I just got an 'A' in "kicking where it hurts".
Philip Drummond: I'd better send for the limosine. Mother gets very impatient if she's kept waiting. I was born 3 days late. She didn't speak to me for a year.
Kimberly Drummond: Well, well, if it isn't Sleeping Beauty.
Willis Jackson: You mean Sleeping Ugly.
Arnold Jackson: I owe you an insult!
Willis Jackson: [Mrs. Garrett catches the boys throwing punches] Uhhh, it's a new dance we're doing... It's called, ummm... The Punch Shuffle.
Edna Garrett: Now if Mr. Drummond catches you practicing fighting, you're gonna switch from the Punch Shuffle to the Bruised Bottom Blues!
Jethro Simpson: Whatchoo talkin' bout, Arnold?
Willis Jackson: Arnold's always under my feet. I'll never have any privacy until he gets married.
Arnold Jackson: Married? On MY allowance?
Philip Drummond: Why are you still in bed, Arnold?
Arnold Jackson: I'm studying.
Philip Drummond: Superman is studying?
Arnold Jackson: I'm too young for Wonderwoman.
Philip Drummond: Good morning, Arnold. Rise and shine!
Arnold Jackson: Better not let Willis hear you say the word "shine". Back in Harlem, that's fightin' talk.

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