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Growing Pains

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by Russell Wodell

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aired from: Sep 1985 to: Apr 1992 166 eps ABC 30 min stereo closed captioned

regulars:

  • Alan Thicke as Dr. Jason Seaver
  • Joanna Kerns as Maggie Seaver
  • Kirk Cameron as Mike Seaver
  • Tracey Gold as Carol Seaver
  • Jeremy Miller as Ben Seaver
  • Julie McCullough as Julie Costello [ seasons 4 - 5 ]
  • Chelsea Noble as Kate MacDonald [ seasons 5 - 7 ]
  • Ashley Johnson as Chrissy Seaver [ seasons 6 - 7 ]
  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Luke Brower [ season 7 ]

    recurring characters:

  • Sam Anderson as Willis Dewitt, school principal
  • Fred Applegate as Mr. Tedesco, principal of the school where Mike teaches
  • Evan Arnold as Richie
  • Pamela Brull as Thelma, Maggie's co-worker
  • Christopher Burgard as Dwight, Carol's boyfriend
  • Jason Horst as Gary
  • Gordon Jump as Ed Malone, Maggie's father
  • Betty McGuire as Kate Malone, Maggie's mother
  • K.C. Martel as Eddie Zeff
  • Kenny Morrison as Vito, Ben's classmate
  • Matthew Perry as Sandy, one of Carol's boyfriends
  • Shavar Ross as Kenny
  • Kenneth Tigar as Sid Sidlevitch, Maggie's boss
  • Kevin Wixted as Bobby, one of Carol's boyfriends
  • Andrew Koenig as Richard "Boner" Stabone [ season 1 - 4 ]
  • Lisa Capps as Debbie [ season 2 - 3 ]
  • Rachel Jacobs as Shelley [ season 2 - 3 ]
  • Bill Kirchenbauer as Coach Graham Lubbock [ season 2 - 3 ]
  • Jane Powell as Irma, Jason's mother [ season 4 - 5 ]
  • Robert Rockwell as Wally, Irma's boyfriend and husband [ season 4 - 6 ]


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      1st Season 1985

    1. "Pilot"
      gs: ? [ Jerry ]

      Maggie goes back to work as a journalist, prompting psychologist Jason to move his office into their home so he can keep his eye on the kids. Things don't get off to a great start: the first night he gets a call from the police that Mike has been picked up for illegally driving a car.

      b: 24 Sep 85 pc: 206740 w: Neal Marlens d: John Pasquin
    2. "Springsteen"
      gs: Huanani Minn [ Karen ]

      rc: Eddie, Boner

      Jason embarrasses Mike at a Bruce Springsteen concert when they are interviewed together.

      b: 1 Oct 85 pc: 185803 w: David Kendall d: John Pasquin
    3. "Jealousy"
      gs: ? [ Fred ]

      Jason fumes when Maggie spends long hours on a toxic waste story with handsome co-worker Fred.

      b: 8 Oct 85 pc: 185801 w: Neal Marlens & Carol Black d: John Pasquin
    4. "Carol's Article"
      gs: Biff McGuire [ Simmons ]

      rc: Richie

      Maggie gives an honest assessment of Carol's writing of an article for her school magazine; Mike and Ben discover track betting.

      b: 15 Oct 85 pc: 185804 w: Sybil Adelman & Martin Sage d: John Pasquin
    5. "Superdad!"
      gs: Olivia D'Abo [ Wendy ]

      Maggie accuses Jason of monopolizing the children.

      b: 29 Oct 85 pc: 185805 w: Tom Walla & Dave Wollert d: Nick Havinga
    6. "Mike's Madonna Story"
      gs: ? [ Lisa ]

      Mike's infatuation with a Madonna look-alike worries Maggie.

      b: 5 Nov 85 pc: 185802 w: Neal Marlens & Carol Black d: John Pasquin
    7. "Weekend Fantasy"
      gs: Derek McGrath [ Encyclopedia Salesman ], Dennis Haysbert [ Police Officer ], K.C. Winkler [ Man in Devil Costume ], Joey Camen [ Slash ], Robert Firth [ Man in Bar ], Nicholas Kodi [ Unknown ], Morgan Koster [ Girl in Bar ]

      Jason and Maggie want to go to a mountain lodge for a weekend, but are reluctant to leave the kids alone.

      b: 12 Nov 85 pc: 185808 w: Arnold Margolin d: John Tracy
    8. "Slice of Life"
      gs: Ami Dolenz [ Linda ]

      Coming across a compatibility test in Jason's office, Maggie decides she and Jason should fill it out, but her answers don't tab with his. Meanwhile, Mike feigns interest in karate when his real goal is a girl attending the course.

      b: 19 Nov 85 pc: 185809 w: Rich Reinhart d: John Tracy
    9. "Carol's Crush"
      gs: John Scott Clough [ Jeff ], Bader Howar [ Leslie ]

      rc: Richie

      Carol develops a crush on a family friend, who thinks of her as his little sister.

      b: 26 Nov 85 pc: 185810 w: Stephen J. Curwick d: John Tracy
    10. "Dirt Bike"
      gs: Richard McKenzie [ Dr. McCloskey ], Brian Robbins [ Mitch ], Gary Riley [ Jimmy ], Suhey Smith [ Assistant ]

      rc: Boner

      Mike hurts more than his pride when he takes a nasty fall off a dirt bike that he promised his parents he wouldn't go near.

      b: 3 Dec 85 pc: 185811 w: Ali Marie Matheson & Kerry Ehrin d: John Tracy
    11. "Standardized Test"
      gs: Earl Boen [ Dr. Marlen ], Hart Sprager [ Lipstone ]

      Mike doodles on his aptitude test and winds up with an IQ score of 27.

      b: 5 Dec 85 pc: 185806 w: Neal Marlens & Carol Black d: Nick Havinga
    12. "A Christmas Story"
      gs: Alan Blumenfeld [ Walter ]

      A depressed department store Santa consulting Jason decides to commit suicide by leaping down the Seavers' chimney.

      b: 10 Dec 85 pc: 185812 w: Tom Walla & Dave Wollert s: Neal Marlens & Carol Black d: John Tracy
    13. "The Love Song of M. Aaron Seaver"
      gs: April Lerman [ Juliet Van Druten ], Mary Betten [ Teacher ], Larry Poindexter [ Andre ], Artur Cybulski [ Fabrizzio ]

      Mike backs out of the family-bowling match so he can date a snobbish girlfriend.

      b: 7 Jan 86 pc: 185814 w: Arnold Margolin d: John Tracy
    14. "First Blood"
      gs: Dan Lauria [ Coach ], Scott Curtis [ Rodney ], Chance Quinn [ Unknown ], Stacey Young [ Jennifer ]

      Jason faces off against Ben's hockey coach, who's teaching the boys to play dirty; Mike learns ballroom dancing.

      b: 14 Jan 86 pc: 185813 w: Mark Fink d: John Tracy
    15. "Slice of Life II"
      rc: Richie

      Maggie casually mentions to Jason that she might be pregnant; Mike acts as a weekend servant to Ben; and Carol wants to divorce her class-project husband.

      b: 21 Jan 86 pc: 185815 w: David Kendall & Tom Walla d: John Tracy
    16. "The Seavers vs. the Cleavers"
      gs: Annette Funicello [ PTA President Mrs. Hinkley ], Bill Cort [ Unknown ], Keith Coogan [ Unknown ], Drew Snyder [ Unknown ], Eric Gordon [ Unknown ]

      rc: Boner

      The PTA head rejects the Seavers as dance chaperones.

      b: 28 Jan 86 pc: 185817 w: Susan Beavers d: John Tracy
    17. "Charity Begins at Home"
      gs: Marte Boyle Slout [ Unknown ]

      Ben gives Jason a very expensive birthday present, causing speculation on how he can possibly afford it.

      b: 18 Feb 86 pc: 185816 w: Steve Marshall & Dan Guntzelman d: John Tracy
    18. "Reputation"
      rc: Mr. Dewitt, Boner, Eddie

      Mike writes test answers on his shoe soles.

      b: 25 Feb 86 pc: 185819 w: David Kendall d: John Tracy
    19. "The Anniversary That Never Was"
      gs: Bill Erwin [ Buzz ], Richard Sanders [ Luther ]

      Maggie's assignment interferes with anniversary plans.

      b: 4 Mar 86 pc: 185818 w: Timothy James d: John Tracy
    20. "Be A Man"
      gs: Barry Pearl [ Unknown ], Ami Dolenz [ Unknown ], Bradley Gregg [ Unknown ], Bob Perlow [ Unknown ], Joe Reale [ Unknown ], Jim Hackett [ Unknown ], Leigh Kelly [ Unknown ], Troy Shire [ Unknown ]

      rc: Ed Malone, Kate Malone, Boner, Eddie

      Custodian Mike watches a wild party explode in his home.

      b: 11 Mar 86 pc: 185820 w: Rich Reinhart d: John Tracy
    21. "Career Decision"
      gs: Philip Sterling [ Unknown ], Deborah White [ Unknown ], Kelly Jean Peters [ Unknown ]

      Reporter Maggie and psychiatrist Jason both face important career decisions.

      b: 6 May 86 pc: 185821 w: Tom Walla s: Bob Brush d: John Tracy
    22. "Extra Lap"
      gs: ? [ Uncle Bob ]

      Mike's practical-joker uncle Bob visits from the hereafter.

      b: 13 May 86 pc: 185807 w: Stephen J. Curwick d: John Tracy

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      2nd Season 1986

    23. "Jason and the Cruisers"
      gs: Dan Barrows [ Dave Sacks ], Raymond Singer [ rick ], Eugenia Bostwick [ Party Guest #1 ], Helen Hooper [ Party Guest #2 ]

      Maggie plans a surprise reunion for Jason's college rock band.

      b: 30 Sep 86 pc: 185962 w: Tom Walla d: John Tracy
    24. "Fast Times at Dewey High"
      gs: Jonna Lee [ Becky ], Christa Denton [ Elaine Dooley ], Nancy Burnett [ Mrs. Cutter ], Scott Curtis [ Mark ], Jamie Abbott [ Louis Vasco ], Debbie, Shelley, Jason Naylor [ Freshman #1 ], Anael Edwards [ French Speaker ], Leon Fan [ Freshman #2 ], Nicole Tracy [ Elaine's Friend ]

      rc: Boner, Eddie, Coach Lubbock

      A new school year brings boredom, bullies, and romantic mix-ups.

      b: 21 Oct 86 pc: 185963 w: David Kendall d: Dan Guntzelman
    25. "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
      gs: Katy Boyer [ Annie ]

      rc: Boner

      A cheerleader befriends Carol solely to meet Mike.

      b: 28 Oct 86 pc: 185961 w: David Kendall d: John Tracy
    26. "Call Me"
      gs: Michael McManus [ Buddy Koosman ], Michael Kenworthy [ Kris Koosman ]

      Ben has been calling an X-rated phone service.

      b: 11 Nov 86 pc: 185965 w: Tim O'Donnell d: John Tracy
    27. "Employee of the Month"
      gs: Olivia D'Abo [ Terry ], Danny Nucci [ Scooter Krassner ], Mya Akerling [ Little Girl ]

      Fired Mike hides the truth from his parents.

      b: 18 Nov 86 pc: 185967 w: Tom Walla d: John Tracy
    28. "Dream Lover"
      gs: Gregory "Mars" Martin [ Buzzy ], Arlene McIntyre [ Carrie ]

      rc: Bobby, Coach Lubbock, Debbie, Shelley

      Carol spreads rumors about herself and a "hunk".

      b: 25 Nov 86 pc: 185970 w: Tim O'Donnell d: John Tracy
    29. "Do You Believe in Magic?"
      gs: Kit McDonough [ Mrs. Scoffengeno ]

      rc: Boner

      A con man sells Mike a "magic" rock.

      b: 2 Dec 86 pc: 186969 w: Rowland, Melody d: John Tracy
    30. "Jason's Rib"
      gs: John La Motta [ Salvatore Babotz ], Lou Richards [ Braxton Hicks ], Matthew Asnwer [ Delivery Man ], Janet Clark [ Yvonne ], Barry Hickey [ Jon Donson ]

      A proposed school dress code puts Maggie and Jason at odds.

      b: 9 Dec 86 pc: 185971 w: Tom Walla d: John Tracy
    31. "The Kid"
      gs: Hallie Todd [ Denise ]

      Ben invites a street girl home for the holidays.

      b: 16 Dec 86 pc: 185972 w: Tim O'Donnell d: John Tracy
    32. "The Breakfast Club"
      gs: Mickey Morton [ Maitre d' ], Stephen Wolcott [ Waiter ]

      rc: Ed Malone, Kate Malone

      Grounded liar Mike hears Maggie fibbing to her boss.

      b: 6 Jan 87 pc: 185966 w: David Tyron King d: John Tracy
    33. "Choices"

      Carol has the chance to skip a high-school grade.

      b: 13 Jan 87 pc: 185964 w: Susan Beavers d: John Tracy
    34. "Higher Education"
      gs: Renee Estevez [ Robin ], Ronalda Douglas [ Mrs. Trotter ]

      rc: Eddie, Boner

      A girl raises a grade for Mike, then demands payment.

      b: 20 Jan 87 pc: 185973 w: Susan Beavers d: John Tracy
    35. "Some Enchanted Evening"
      rc: Bobby, Debbie, Shelley

      The winter formal causes opposite problems for Carol and Mike.

      b: 27 Jan 87 pc: 186976 w: Susan Beavers d: John Tracy
    36. "Thank You, Willie Nelson"
      rc: Ed Malone, Kate Malone, Debbie, Shelley

      Maggie's quarreling parents come to visit the Seavers.

      b: 3 Feb 87 pc: 185974 w: David Kendall d: John Tracy
    37. "Thank God It's Friday"
      gs: Heidi Kozak [ Unknown ], Kristy Swanson [ Rhonda ]

      rc: Boner, Eddie

      Mike and his friends go to a college party and have to decide whether to use drugs or not.

      b: 10 Feb 87 pc: 185975 w: Dan Guntzelman & Steve Marshall d: John Tracy

      NOTE: Kirk Cameron does anti-drug speech as himself after the show.
    38. "My Brother, Myself"

      Mike plays Cupid for smitten Ben and his baby sitter.

      b: 24 Feb 87 pc: 185981 w: Susan Beavers d: John Tracy
    39. "Jimmy Durante Died for Your Sins"
      gs: Eileen Conn [ Receptionist ], Tim Kelby [ Announcer #1 ], Bruce Vidal [ Announcer #2 ], Ray Ritzke [ Man in Hat ]

      Carol wants to use radio-contest winnings on a nose job.

      b: 3 Mar 87 pc: 185979 w: Carolyn Shelby & Christopher Ames d: John Tracy
    40. "Carnival"
      gs: Patrika Darbo [ Judy ], Dawn Wells [ Myrtle Deforest ], Julie Cobb [ Gracie Thonrton ], Mya Akerling [ Heidi Deforest ], Mary Farrell [ Gail ], Bill McLean [ Earl ], Janet Clark [ Female Bidder ], Patricia Rees [ Clarabelle ]

      Maggie's busy schedule leaves Ben feeling neglected.

      b: 10 Mar 87 pc: 185968 w: Martin Sage & Sybil Adelman d: John Tracy
    41. "The Awful Truth"

      A genealogy assignment unearths a dark family secret.

      b: 17 Mar 87 pc: 185980 w: Kate Boutilier d: John Tracy
    42. "Born Free"
      gs: Dan Lauria [ Dan ], Mimi Lieber [ Susan ], Kari Lizer [ Stewardess ], Bruce Baum [ Frightened Passenger ], Rachel Victoria Magedoff [ Baby ]

      Airlines passengers Jason and Mike must deliver a baby.

      b: 31 Mar 87 pc: 185978 w: Tim O'Donnell d: John Tracy
    43. "The Long Goodbye"
      gs: Candace Cameron [ Jenny Foster ]

      rc: Boner

      Maggie wants Jason to fire the elderly handyman he hired to fix the furnace, but he refuses because the man is a friend.

      b: 4 May 87 pc: 185982 w: Tim O'Donnell & David Kendall d: John Tracy
    44. "Confidentially Yours"
      gs: James Sloyan [ Max Drummond ], Linda Carlson [ Margo Drummond ], Marius Mazmanian [ Maitre D' ], Joe Reale [ Mr. Watney ], Gilles Savard [ Waiter ], Roger Til [ Waiter #2 ]

      Jason knows the editor offering Maggie a dream job is a notorious womanizer.

      b: 11 May 87 pc: 185977 w: Tom Walla d: John Tracy

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      3rd Season 1987

    45. "Aloha (1)"
      gs: Kelly Ann Hu [ Melia ], Deborah White [ Susan ], Ty Miller [ Hadley Barnes ]

      rc: Bobby

      The family is stranded in Maui.

      b: 18 Sep 87 pc: 186103 w: Dan Guntzelman & Steve Marshall s: Tom Walla d: John Tracy
    46. "Aloha (2)"
      gs: Kelly Ann Hu [ Melia ], Ty Miller [ Hadley Barnes ], Steve Marshall [ Luau Maitre d' ], Freddis Morris [ Waiter ], Tamryn Tokujo [ Luna ]

      rc: Bobby

      Ben videotapes Mike and Carol's Hawaiian romances.

      b: 18 Sep 87 pc: 186104 w: Dan Guntzelman & Steve Marshall s: Tom Walla d: John Tracy
    47. "Taking Care of Business"
      gs: Timothy Gibbs [ Jerry "Andrew" Daglish ]

      rc: Boner

      Mike uses double talk to sell stereos.

      b: 22 Sep 87 pc: 186102 w: Tim O'Donnell d: John Tracy
    48. "Not Necessarily the News"
      rc: Sid Sidlevich, Thelma

      The family scrambles to help find an out-of-work Maggie a job after she turns into Super Mom, preparing oversize meals and assigning new chores.

      b: 29 Sep 87 pc: 186109 w: Tim O'Donnell d: John Tracy
    49. "Michaelgate"
      gs: Jo de Winter [ Mrs. Salinger ], Heather Graham [ Cindy ], Butch Hartman [ Robert Jordan ], Leanna Creel, Monica Creel [ The Schwartz Twins ]

      rc: Boner, Mr. Dewitt, Eddie, Richie

      Mike is unaware that he's been nominated for student-body president because he's "a sure loser."

      b: 6 Oct 87 pc: 186108 w: Steve Marshall & Dan Guntzelman d: John Tracy
    50. "Big Brother is Not Watching"
      gs: Summer Phoenix [ Judy ], Eric Ratliff [ Todd Babotz ], Carl Steven [ Vinnie Babotz ]

      Ben asks Carol's advice on getting a new bike from their parents.

      b: 13 Oct 87 pc: 186101 w: David Tyron King d: John Tracy
    51. "A Star is Born"
      gs: Christa Denton [ Monica Shakleford ], Ahmet Zappa [ Barry ]

      rc: Boner, Coach Lubbock, Richie, Debbie, Shelley

      A star is born when Mike lands a leading role in the school play opposite the lovely Monica.

      b: 27 Oct 87 pc: 186107 w: David Kendall d: John Tracy
    52. "Gone But Not Forgotten"

      Burglars hit the Seaver home.

      b: 3 Nov 87 pc: 186105 w: Carolyn Shelly & Christpher Ames d: John Tracy
    53. "Who's Zoomin' Who?"
      gs: Brad Pitt [ Jeffrey ]

      rc: Debbie, Bobby

      Bobby's annoying habits make Carol look elsewhere for the man of her dreams -- just in time for her to notice a new student.

      b: 10 Nov 87 pc: 186113 w: Tom Walla d: John Tracy
    54. "This is Your Life"
      gs: Danny Cooksey [ New Ben ], Franklyn Seales [ Dr. Marquez ]

      During a tonsillectomy, Ben has an out-of-body experience, dreaming that he escapes with a friendly cabbie, only to find a new Ben has replaced him at home.

      b: 17 Nov 87 pc: 186110 w: David Kendall d: John Tracy
    55. "Broadway Bound"
      gs: Christa Denton [ Monica Shackleford ], Dawn Wells [ Heidi ]

      rc: Coach Lubbock

      After their success in the school play, Mike and Monica set their sights on a Broadway audition for "Our Town."

      b: 24 Nov 87 pc: 186115 w: Tim O'Donnell & Tom Walla d: John Tracy
    56. "The Scarlet Letter"
      gs: Julia Cobb [ Grace Thornton ]

      rc: Coach Lubbock, Debbie, Shelley

      An unearned "A" makes Carol doubt her academic record.

      b: 1 Dec 87 pc: 186106 w: Kate Boutilier d: John Tracy
    57. "A Reason to Live"
      gs: Kellie Overbey [ Jill ]

      rc: Boner, Debbie, Shelley

      Synopsis needed.

      b: 8 Dec 87 pc: 186112 w: David Tyron King d: John Tracy
    58. "Nasty Habits"
      rc: Boner

      Maggie and Jason try to keep Mike in his room to complete an English paper, but Mike's mind is of course elsewhere.

      b: 15 Dec 87 pc: 186119 w: Carolyn Shelby & Christopher Ames d: John Tracy
    59. "The Marrying Kind"
      gs: Dick Butkus [ Robert ], Arlene Golonka [ Kitty ]

      rc: Bobby

      Reason flies out the window when Bobby and his parents arrive at the Seavers' for dinner and a special announcement -- that Bobby and Carol are engaged.

      b: 5 Jan 88 pc: 186114 w: David Kendall d: John Tracy
    60. "State of the Union"
      gs: Dennis Haysbert [ Frank ]

      rc: Sid Sidlevich, Thelma

      Maggie fumes over the many irritants that seem to be driving her and Jason apart -- until unexpected news sheds light on the situation.

      b: 12 Jan 88 pc: 186120 w: Kate Boutilier d: John Tracy
    61. "The Mom Who Knew Too Much"
      gs: Robert Dubac [ Rodney ]

      Maggie and Carol share confidences at the beauty salon, but later Carol learns to her chagrin that a secret isn't safe with Maggie.

      b: 26 Jan 88 pc: 186111 w: Kate Boutilier d: John Tracy
    62. "Great Expectations"
      gs: Kelly Ann Hui [ Melia ]

      A letter from the girl he met in Hawaii has Mike scheming to fly to Los Angeles to see her without his parents' knowing.

      b: 9 Feb 88 pc: 186122 w: David Kendall d: John Tracy
    63. "Dance Fever (1)"
      gs: Johnny Dark [ Deejay ]

      rc: Boner, Eddie, Stinky

      At the school dance, Mike gets a girl and Carol gets raked over the coals. Meanwhile, Ben's adventure goes awry.

      b: 1 Mar 88 pc: 186117 w: Tim O'Donnell d: John Tracy
    64. "Dance Fever (2)"
      gs: Bill Erwin [ Janitor ], Kimberlee Kramer [ Rita ], Cathy Podwell [ Lydia Shane ]

      rc: Boner, Eddie, Debbie, Shelley

      Great expectations turn sour at the Dewey High dance after Mike hears Lydia's voice; and Ben and Stinky find themselves in a seedy diner eyeing a pinball machine that pays real money.

      b: 2 Mar 88 pc: 186118 w: Tim O'Donnell d: John Tracy
    65. "Bringing Up Baby"
      rc: Sid Sidlevich, Thelma

      The Seavers begin to make room for baby, relegating Ben to the guest quarters and making the others lament the changes bound to come. Meanwhile, Maggie grasps for a way to tell her boss she is pregnant.

      b: 9 Mar 88 pc: 186121 w: Tom Walla d: John Tracy
    66. "The Obscure Objects of Our Desire (1)"
      gs:

      Spring-cleaning breathes new life into the family's household objects, and each has a story to tell (via flashbacks from past episodes).

      b: 30 Mar 88 pc: 186365 w: ______________ d: ______________

    67. "The Obscure Objects of Our Desire (2)"
      gs:

      Household objects continue to recall occasions in the Seaver home.

      b: 30 Mar 88 pc: 186365 w: ______________ d: ______________
    68. "How the West Was Won (1)"
      gs: Deborah Harmon [ Elizabeth ], Jamie Luner [ Cindy ], Brooke Theiss [ Wendy ], Jo Ann Willette [ Constance ], Heather Langerkamp [ Marie ]

      rc: Boner, Coach Lubbock, Mr. Dewitt

      Mike and Boner learn that Coach Lubbock has been fired, prompting them to organize a protest.

      b: 20 Apr 88 pc: 186291 w: Steve Marshall & Dan Guntzelman d: John Tracy
    69. "How the West Was Won (2)"
      gs: Deborah Harmon [ Elisabeth ], Jamie Luner [ Cindy ], Brooke Theiss [ Wendy ], Jo Ann Willette [ Constance ], Heather Langerkamp [ Marie ], Matt Shakman [ J.R. ], Heidi Zeigler [ Sherry ], Richard Marion [ Mr. Stabone ], Ruth Silviera [ Mrs. Stabone ]

      rc: Boner, Coach Lubbock, Mr. Dewitt

      Jason, Carol, Mike and Boner are arrested in the demonstration over the dismissal of Coach Lubbock.

      b: 26 Apr 88 pc: 186292 w: Steve Marshall & Dan Guntzelman d: John Tracy
    70. "Graduation Day"
      gs: Patrika Darbo [ Estelle ], Victor DiMattia [ Young Mike ], Judith Barsi [ Little Carol ], Jarrett Lemon [ Little Boner ], Viola Kates Stimpson [ Prunish Woman ], Kent W. Smith [ Soldier ], Hunter Cope [ Baby Mike ], Kanin Guntzelman [ Toddler Mike ], Adam Teitelbaum [ Baby Mike ]

      rc: Boner, Mr. Dewitt, Eddie

      At Mike's high-school graduation, family members recall moments when it seemed like his graduation would never take place.

      b: 4 May 88 pc: 186116 w: Steve Marshall & Dan Guntzelman d: John Tracy

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      4th Season 1988

    71. "Fool for Love"
      gs: Candace Cameron [ Jenny ]

      rc: Stinky, Vito

      Ben gets spooked at the prospect of asking a girl to a Halloween party; Jason becomes a disruptive force at Lamaze class.

      b: 19 Oct 88 pc: 186433 w: Kate Boutilier d: John Tracy
    72. "Birth of a Seaver"
      gs: Dick O'Neill [ Chris ], Kathleen Freeman [ Marge ], Karen Hensel [ Dr. Goodner ], Robbie Howard [ Orderly ]

      Maggie goes into labor on Ben's 12th birthday and Ben confesses to a patient at the hospital that he's already feeling crowded.

      b: 26 Oct 88 pc: 186434 w: David Kendall d: John Tracy
    73. "Family Ties (1)"
      gs: Brian Peck [ Deliveryman ]

      Mike has a showdown with Jason over his rights as an 18-year-old college student, and declares his freedom from parental rule.

      b: 2 Nov 88 pc: 186431 w: Tim O'Donnell d: John Tracy
    74. "Family Ties (2)"

      b: 9 Nov 88 pc: 186432 w: Tom Walla d: John Tracy
    75. "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?"
      gs: Charlie [ Tawney ]

      rc: Irma, Wally

      Jason learns his widowed mother has a beau.

      b: 16 Nov 88 pc: 186435 w: Becky Ayers & Joanna Kerns d: John Tracy
    76. "Homecoming Queen"
      rc: Mr. Dewitt, Debbie, Shelley

      Carol is chosen for homecoming court.

      b: 23 Nov 88 pc: 186436 w: Kate Boutilier d: John Tracy
    77. "Nude Photos"
      rc: Boner

      Mike's photography course includes nude studies.

      b: 30 Nov 88 pc: 186437 w: David Kendall d: John Tracy
    78. "Ben's First Kiss"
      gs: Jenny Lewis [ Judy ], William Bogert [ Mr. Merkin ]

      rc: Stinky, Vito

      Ben throws a party to get to know a girl.

      b: 7 Dec 88 pc: 186439 w: Tim O'Donnell d: John Tracy
    79. "The Nanny"
      rc: Julie Costello, Sid Sidlevich, Thelma

      The Seavers hire a nanny for Chrissy.

      b: 4 Jan 89 pc: 186438 w: Kevin Abbott d: John Tracy
    80. "Mandingo"
      gs: Bill Erwin [ Chester/Lester ], Charlie [ Tawny ]

      rc: Julie Costello

      A travel snafu strands Julie with Mike.

      b: 11 Jan 89 pc: 186442 w: David Kendall & Tim O'Donnell s: Dan Guntzelman & Mike Sullivan d: John Tracy
    81. "In Carol We Trust"
      rc: Sandy

      Carol sneaks out of the house for a date.

      b: 18 Jan 89 pc: 186441 w: Tom Walla d: John Tracy

      NOTE: Guest Matthew Perry's first of three appearances as Carol's boyfriend Sandy.
    82. "Mom of the Year"
      gs: Mary Alice Farrell [ Woman at Banquet ], Jane Kean [ Kathleen ], John Dantona [ Ron ], Julie Cobb [ Mrs. Dufelder ]

      Maggie prepares her "Working Mother of the Year" acceptance speech.

      b: 25 Jan 89 pc: 186443 w: Becky Ayers d: John Tracy
    83. "Semper Fidelis"
      gs: Richard Marion [ Mr. Stabone ], Ruth Silveira [ Mrs. Stabone ]

      rc: Boner, Julie Costello

      Boner flunks out of college and joins the Marines.

      b: 1 Feb 89 pc: 186440 w: David Kendall d: John Tracy

      NOTE: This is Boner's last appearance.
    84. "Feet of Clay"
      gs: Brad Pitt [ Jonathan Keith ]

      Maggie arranges for Ben to meet his favorite rock musician.

      b: 8 Feb 89 pc: 186444 w: Todd Thicke d: John Tracy
    85. "Anniversary from Hell"
      gs: Johnny Dark [ Cousin Larry ], Eve Smith [ Woman at Party ], Jodi Peterson [ Laura ], Beans Morocco [ Dave Sacks ], Patrick Cranshaw [ Reverend Chuck MacGregor ]

      rc: Ed Malone, Kate Malone, Irma, Sandy

      Guests bicker at the Seavers' 20th-anniversary party.

      b: 15 Feb 89 pc: 186446 w: Tim O'Donnell d: John Tracy

      NOTE: Guest Perry's second appearance as Sandy.
    86. "Fortunate Son"
      gs: Dick Van Patten [ Nick Simpson ], Lance Slaughter [ Jerry ], Anjul Nigam [ Raj ], Maxine Elliott [ Winnie ], Sukhbir Kang [ Customer ], Cal Evans [ Dale ]

      When Mike takes a job at a convenience store, his mother is worried about him working the dangerous night shift; but Mike is more concerned about the favoritism his racist boss shows him as one of the few white employees.

      b: 22 Feb 89 pc: 186445 w: Tim O'Donnell d: John Tracy
    87. "Double Standard"
      rc: Julie Costello

      Jason punishes Carol and Ben unequally for the same offense when they are both caught after sneaking out for dates without permission.

      b: 1 Mar 89 pc: 186447 w: Todd Thicke d: John Tracy
    88. "The Recruiter"
      gs: Carmen Filpi [ Fred ], Rod McCary [ Mr. Jefferson ], Marilyn Pitzer [ Wilma ]

      Carol doesn't want to attend her parents' alma mater.

      b: 15 Mar 89 pc: 186449 w: Tim O'Donnell d: John Tracy
    89. "Show Ninety -- Who Knew?"
      gs: Richard Sanders [ Dr. Rosenfeld ], Vito Giambalvo [ Janitor ]

      rc: Julie Costello

      Jason intervenes when Mike gets bad grades in psychology.

      b: 22 Mar 89 pc: 186450 w: Kevin Abbott d: John Tracy
    90. "Second Chance"
      gs: David Coburn [ Doug ], Marianne Muellerleile [ Nurse Bauer ]

      rc: Sandy

      Carol's boyfriend is injured drinking and driving.

      b: 19 Apr 89 pc: 186448 w: David Kendall s: Steve Marshall; Dan Guntzelman d: John Tracy

      NOTE: Guest Perry's third appearance as Sandy.
    91. "The Looooove Boat (1)"
      gs: Beth Austin [ Doreen ], Robert Lenz [ Elvis Impersonator ]

      rc: Irma, Wally, Julie Costello,

      Jason's mother plans to wed aboard a cruise ship.

      b: 26 Apr 89 pc: 186451 w: David Kendall d: John Tracy
    92. "The Looooove Boat (2)"
      gs: Beth Austin [ Doreen ], Robert Lenz [ Elvis Impersonator ], Ben Frank [ Captain ]

      rc: Irma, Wally, Julie Costello

      Jason tries to mend his mother's broken wedding plans.

      b: 3 May 89 pc: 186452 w: David Kendall d: John Tracy

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    93. "Anger With Love"
      rc: Julie, Kate Malone, Ed Malone

      Maggie opposes Mike and Julie's wedding plans.

      b: 20 Sep 89 pc: 186704 w: David Kendall & Tim O'Donnell d: John Tracy
    94. "Mike and Julie's Wedding"
      gs: Bill Erwin [ Maurice ], Parley Baer [ Counterman ], Archie Lang [ Minister ], Skip Young [ Coffee Shop Regular ]

      rc: Julie Costello, Irma, Wally, Eddie, Coach Lubbock

      Julie and Mike suffer prenuptial jitters.

      b: 27 Sep 89 pc: 186703 w: David Kendall d: John Tracy
    95. "Carol Meets the Real World"
      gs: Robert Benedetti [ Ike ], Beans Morocco [ Big Al ], Susan Diol [ Miss Sanders ]

      Jason tells Carol to get a job.

      b: 4 Oct 89 pc: 186701 w: David Kendall d: John Tracy
    96. "Fish Bait"
      gs: ? [ Prof. Peter Torn ], Noah Blake [ Tony ], ? [ Student ], Jim Marshall [ Lenny ]

      rc: Kate

      His drama teacher and classmates intimidate Mike.

      b: 11 Oct 89 pc: 186702 w: Rob Bragin d: John Tracy
    97. "Teach Me"

      Carol brings a bogus boyfriend to a family party.

      b: 18 Oct 89 pc: 186706 w: ______________ d: ______________
    98. "Carol's Papers"
      gs: Tracey Wells [ Marlene ], Ahmet Zappa [ Louie ], Gil Perez [ Student #1 ], William Joseph Barker [ Student #2 ]

      rc: Sam Anderson [ Willis De Witt ]

      An angry Jason confronts Ben and Mike, who gives conflicting versions of how Ben came to sell Carol's old term papers to students at Dewey High -- and to date a seductive 18-year-old.

      b: 25 Oct 89 pc: 186705 w: Tim O'Donnell d: John Tracy
    99. "Coughing Boy"
      gs: Jodi Petersdon [ Laura Lynn ], Beth Toussaint [ Morgan Chase ], William Denis [ TV Director ], Suzanne Goddard [ Casting Director ], Carlos Lacamara [ Crew Member ], Nicole Tracy [ Casting Secretary ]

      rc: Stinky

      Mike is over the moon when he attends an open casting session and wins a part on a TV cop show -- and crushed when his single line is cut in the editing.

      b: 1 Nov 89 pc: 186709 w: Mindy Schneider d: John Tracy
    100. "The New Deal (1)"
      gs: Gregory Sierra [ Dr. Paul Ramierz ], Justin Williams [ Frank ], Joseph Reale [ Mr. Lepepke ], Hugh Maguire [ Dick Slots ], James Marshall [ Kevin Randall ], Ted Hayden [ Dr. Klaus ]

      rc: Sid Sidlevitch, Thelma

      Jason gets a promising job offer.

      b: 8 Nov 89 pc: 186707 w: Shelly Landau d: John Tracy
    101. "The New Deal (2)"
      gs: Hugh Maguire [ Dick ], Hank Azaria [ Steve ], Justin Williams [ Frank ]

      rc: Stinky, Thelma

      Jason can't tell Maggie about the job offer.

      b: 15 Nov 89 pc: 186708 w: Shelly Landau d: John Tracy
    102. "Paper Route"
      gs: Richard Karron [ Philly ], Semina De Laurentiis [ Mrs. Sullivan ], Mickey Morton [ Mr. Sullivan ]

      rc: Stinky, Gary

      Ben assumes Mike's paper route for half the money.

      b: 22 Nov 89 pc: 186710 w: David Kendall d: John Tracy
    103. "Five Grand"
      gs: Carmen Filpi [ Fred ], Raymond O'Connor [ Manny ], Steven Greenstein [ Joe ], Lisa Carr [ Waitress ], Hartley Silver [ Manager ]

      rc: Ed Malone, Kate Malone, Stinky, Gary

      Their grandparents give Mike, Carol and Ben $5,000 each.

      b: 29 Nov 89 pc: 186713 w: Tim O'Donnell d: John Tracy
    104. "Carol's Promotion"
      gs: Peter Hansen [ Mr. Littlefield ], Robert Bendetti [ Ike ], Lesley Boone [ Lesley ], Kevin Brophy [ Ray ]

      Promoted at work, Carol decides against college.

      b: 6 Dec 89 pc: 186711 w: Mindy Schneider d: John Tracy
    105. "Ben and Mike's Excellent Adventure"
      gs: Jennie Garth [ Denise ], Kim Valentine [ Shauna ], Ivory Ocean [ Cop ], Jean Kasem [ DeDe Dewitt ], Robin Thicke [ Ralph ]

      rc: Stinky, Eddie, Mr. Dewitt

      Mike takes Ben girl chasing.

      b: 13 Dec 89 pc: 186712 w: Rob Bragin d: John Tracy
    106. "The Triangle"
      gs: Steve Arlen [ Peeter Thorne ], David Coburn [ David ]

      rc: Kate

      Mike falls for his leading lady.

      b: 3 Jan 90 pc: 186714 w: Shelly Landau d: John Tracy
    107. "The Return of the Triangle"
      gs: Steve Arlen [ Peeter ], David Coburn [ David ], Judie Aronson [ Cindy ]

      rc: Kate

      David turns to Mike for help with Kate.

      b: 10 Jan 90 pc: 186715 w: Shelly Landau d: John Tracy
    108. "The Home Show"
      gs: Carol Ann Susi [ Norma ], Edwin Fuller [ Dr. Cavanaugh ], Marte Boyle Slout [ Mrs. Cavanaugh ], Brian Peck [ Pizza Guy ]

      rc: Stinky

      The Seavers' reception to raise money for a free mental-health clinic spells disaster when they forget the date of the party and must scramble at the last minute for a caterer.

      b: 17 Jan 90 pc: 186716 w: Tim O'Donnell & David Kendall d: John Tracy
    109. "Jason vs. Maggie"

      Ben asks permission to get his ear pierced, which leads to a serious argument between his parents.

      b: 24 Jan 90 pc: 186717 w: Tim O'Donnell d: John Tracy
    110. "Mike, Kate and Julie"
      gs: Beans Morocco [ Big Al ], Peggy Doyle [ Big Al's Mom ], Lesley Boone [ Lesley Boone ], Jodi Peterson [ Laura Lynn ], Christopher Weeks [ Maitre d' ]

      rc: Julie Costello, Kate McDonnell

      While on a Valentine's Day dinner date with Kate, Mike runs into Julie at the restaurant.

      b: 31 Jan 90 pc: 186718 w: David Kendall d: John Tracy
    111. "Mike, the Teacher"
      gs: Jory Husain [ Scuzz ], Patrika Darbo [ Estelle ], Anjul Nigun [ Sub #1 ], Randy Kaplan [ Student #2 ], Christian Hoff [ Student #1 ], J.W. Fails [ Student #3 ], Gil Perez [ Sub #1 ], Abraham Benrubi [ Really Big Kid ], Kristian Newquist [ Pencil-Nose kid ]

      rc: Mr. Dewitt, Kate McDonnell

      Mike goes to work as a substitute teacher.

      b: 7 Feb 90 pc: 186719 w: Mindy Schneider d: John Tracy
    112. "Carol in Jail"
      gs: Lu Leonard [ Guard ], Heidi Thomas [ Sidney ], Lisa Garr [ Paula ], Suzanne Goddard [ Erica ], Michael Gregory [ Cop ], Jack Dobson [ Judge Herman ], Kirsten & Kelsey Dohring [ Chrissy ]

      rc: Stinky

      Carol lands in jail after a minor traffic violation.

      b: 14 Feb 90 pc: 186720 w: Mindy Schneider d: John Tracy
    113. "Future Shock (a.k.a. Maggie's Dream)"
      gs: Khrystyne Haje [ Teenage Chrissy ], Paula Irvine [ Lori ], Joely Fisher [ Sally ], Mark Voland [ Burley Swede ]

      Chrissy becomes a teenager in Maggie's dream, which is influenced by her fear of being an older parent in a sea of youngsters taking their kids to preschool.

      b: 21 Feb 90 pc: 186721 w: Todd Thicke d: John Tracy
    114. "Cheating (a.k.a. Ben Cheats)"
      gs: Richard Marion [ Mr. Dunbar ], Kendra Booth [ Danica ]

      rc: Stinky, Vito

      Ben weighs the pros and cons of cheating after he learns the tricks of the test-passing trade from sly schoolmate Vito.

      b: 14 Mar 90 pc: 186722 w: Tim O'Donnell d: John Tracy
    115. "Mike the Director"
      gs: Holly Fields [ Courtney ]

      rc: Kate, Steve Arlen [ Peter Thorne ]

      In a moment of introspection as he prepares to graduate, Mike wrestles with self-doubt about his ability as a director.

      b: 21 Mar 90 pc: 186723 w: Rob Bragin d: John Tracy
    116. "Weekend at Mike's"
      gs: Bonnie Urseth [ Tanya ], Bill Erwin [ Lloyd ], Jerry Vale [ Himself ]

      rc: Irma, Kate, Rock Rockwell [ Wally Overmier ], Eddie

      With Jason's wallet missing, the Seavers must rely on others to provide them with room and board while their house is being fumigated.

      b: 4 Apr 90 pc: 186725 w: Shelly Landau s: Tim O'Donnell; David Kendall d: John Tracy
    117. "Ben's Movie"
      gs: Jodie Peterson [ Laura Lynn ], Becky Phelps [ Girl ]

      rc: Stinky

      Ben casts a girl he likes as the lead in his home movie.

      b: 25 Apr 90 pc: 186695 w: Shelly Landau d: John Tracy
    118. "Where There's A Will"
      gs: Hoyt Axton [ Claver Jackson ], Arlene Golonka [ Nancy ]

      Jason and Mike head off together to inspect the mountain cabin Jason has inherited from his Uncle George.

      b: 2 May 90 pc: 186696 w: David Kendall d: John Tracy

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      6th Season 1990

      Production credits:
      Guntzelman Sullivan Marshall Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television
      Executive producers: Dan Guntzleman, Mike Sullivan, Steve Marshall
      Co-executive producer: David Kendall
      Producers: Joey Scott, Rich Reinhart, Nick LeRose, Michael Ware, Bob Burris
      Associate producer: Laura Lynn
      Executive story consultants: Jay Abramowitz, Shelly Landau, Jake Weinberger, Mike Weinberger
      Story editor: Leilani Downer
      Creator: Neal Marlens


    119. "Mike's Choice"
      gs: Neil Elliot [ Maurice ], James Marshall [ Actor ]

      When Mike lands a role in an off-Broadway play, he leaves college to pursue acting full-time in New York City.

      b: 19 Sep 90 pc: 187014 w: David Kendall d: John Tracy
    120. "Midnight Cowboy"
      gs: Kathleen Freeman [ Sophie ], Kelly Christian [ Liz ], Jerry Vale [ Himself ]

      rc: Kate McDonnell, Ed Malone, Kate Malone, Stinky

      Mike is broke and homeless in New York City.

      b: 26 Sep 90 pc: 187015 w: Nick LeRose d: John Tracy
    121. "Roommates"
      gs: Kathleen Freeman [ Sophie ], Ann Nelson [ Agnes ], Lou Richards [ Modesto ], Eliott Harold [ Karl ], Michael Chieffo [ Cop ], William Blair II [ Seedy Guy ]

      rc: Ed Malone, Kate Malone, Stinky

      Mike becomes roommates with sister Carol, now a Columbia University student.

      b: 3 Oct 90 pc: 187016 w: Bob Burris; Michael Ware d: John Tracy
    122. "Daddy Mike"
      gs: Susan Krebs [ Marsha ], Sandra de Bruin [ Betty ], Angel Tompkins [ Natalie ], Kare Romero [ Jeanie ], Jessie Gold [ Judith ]

      rc: Eddie

      Mike and his friend Eddie schemingly join "Parents Without Mates" to meet women.

      b: 10 Oct 90 pc: 187013 w: Davis, Elias; Pollock, David d: John Tracy
    123. "Ben's Sure Thing"
      gs: Andrea Barber [ Rhonda Green ], Johnny Dark [ Moe Green ], Kenny Morrison [ Vita ], Mickey Morton [ Mr. Sullivan ], Cherie Franklin [ Mrs. Krupmeyer ], Ted Pitsis [ Father ]

      rc: Stinky, Gary

      At the school's Parents Night, the Seavers learn Ben's been telling his friends that the girl he's dating is promiscuous.

      b: 17 Oct 90 pc: 187012 w: Shelly Landau d: John Tracy
    124. "Jason Flirts, Maggie Hurts"
      gs: Jeannine Renshaw [ Gretchen ], Duke Moosekian [ Marcus ], Tuc Watkins [ Trainer ]

      A flirty Jason gets jealous when Maggie turns the tables.

      b: 24 Oct 90 pc: 187011 w: Jack Weinberger, Mike Weinberger d: John Tracy
      "Happy Halloween (1)"
      gs: Jamie Lunder [ Kara Daye ], Matt Landers [ Officer Krumpkey ], Susan Griffiths [ Marilyn Monroe ], Leslie Morris [ Babe Ruth ], Van Epperson [ Truman Capote ], Stuart Nisbet [ George Washington ], Jan Rabson [ Rod Serling ], Charles L. Brame [ Abraham Lincoln ], Bob Tremaine [ Col. Sanders ], Jerome Patrick Hoban [ Ed Sullivan ], Zachary Prather [ Jimi Hendrix ], Maxine Elliott [ Elderly Woman ], Daryl Wagner [ Liberace ], Jeffrey Briar [ Stan Laurel ], Bevis Feversham [ Oliver Hardy ], Timothy Scott Bennett [ Fool ], Beau Richardson [ Kid ], Larry Coven [ Lecherous Man ], Kate Randolph Burns [ Token Vendor ], Joe Banks [ Frank ], Joseph Weinberger [ Dwayne ]

      The Seavers spend a rainy Halloween night telling ghost stories.

      b: 31 Oct 90 pc: 187017 w: Jay Abramowitz & Nick LeRose & Dan Guntzelman d: John Tracy
      "Happy Halloween (2)"
      gs: Jamie Lunder [ Kara Daye ], Matt Landers [ Officer Krumpkey ], Susan Griffiths [ Marilyn Monroe ], Leslie Morris [ Babe Ruth ], Van Epperson [ Truman Capote ], Stuart Nisbet [ George Washington ], Jan Rabson [ Rod Serling ], Charles L. Brame [ Abraham Lincoln ], Bob Tremaine [ Col. Sanders ], Jerome Patrick Hoban [ Ed Sullivan ], Zachary Prather [ Jimi Hendrix ], Maxine Elliott [ Elderly Woman ], Daryl Wagner [ Liberace ], Jeffrey Briar [ Stan Laurel ], Bevis Feversham [ Oliver Hardy ], Timothy Scott Bennett [ Fool ], Beau Richardson [ Kid ], Larry Coven [ Lecherous Man ], Kate Randolph Burns [ Token Vendor ], Joe Banks [ Frank ], Joseph Weinberger [ Dwayne ]

      The Seavers spend a rainy Halloween night telling ghost stories.

      b: 31 Oct 90 pc: 187018 w: Jay Abramowitz & Nick LeRose & Dan Guntzelman d: John Tracy
    125. "Let's Go Europe (1)"
      gs: Heather Langenkamp [ Amy Boutilier ], Raoul N. Rizik [ Hotel Clerk ], Joseph Lennon McCord [ French Cab Driver ], Alli Brown [ Dee Dee ], Judith Jones [ Martha ]

      rc: Ed Malone, Kate Malone

      Jason buys an anniversary trip to Paris from travel agent Mike, who himself wins a European tour that falls apart; Maggie, in Paris, is struck with appendicitis.

      b: 7 Nov 90 pc: 187019 w: David Kendall d: John Tracy
    126. "Let's Go Europe (2)"
      gs: Heather Langenkamp [ Amy Boutilier ], Raoul N. Rizik [ Hotel Clerk ], Regina Leeds [ Doctor ], J.J. Paladino [ Father of the Bride ], Noe Montoya [ Spanish Motorist ], Phil Stellar [ French Ambulance Driver ]

      rc: Kate Malone

      Maggie is hospitalized in Paris, while Mike finds himself stuck on the road with an angry customer.

      b: 14 Nov 90 pc: 187020 w: Bob Burris & Michael Ware d: John Tracy
    127. "Let's Go Europe (3)"
      gs: Heather Langenkamp [ Amy Boutilier ], Regina Leeds [ Doctor ], Marius Mazmanian [ Henri ], Ernesto Ravetto [ Policia ], Timothy Miranda [ Policia ]

      rc: Kate Malone

      Mike and Amy continue to bicker their way toward Paris.

      b: 28 Nov 90 pc: 187022 w: Michael Ware & Bob Burris s: David Kendall & Dan Guntzelman d: Tracy, Joh n
    128. "Divorce Story"
      gs: Jennifer Nash [ Margo ], Jerry Vale [ Himself ], J.P. Hubbell [ Waiter ]

      rc: Irma, Wally, Eddie

      Jason, happy to see his mother's second marriage crumbling, doesn't want to provide her with professional help.

      b: 5 Dec 90 pc: 187023 w: Davis, Elias; Pollock, David d: John Tracy
    129. "The World According to Chrissy"
      gs: Joely Fisher [ Sally Garner ], David Gail [ Norman ], Kirk Cameron [ "Ike"]

      Chrissy starts spending much time with her imaginary friend, a six-foot-tall mouse named Ike.

      b: 19 Dec 90 pc: 187024 w: Leilani Downer d: John Tracy
    130. "How Could I Leave Her Behind?"
      gs: Melissa Young [ Tina ], Christine Kendrick [ Joan ], Jill Pierce [ Jill ]

      rc: Eddie, Kate

      Mike's friend Eddie shows up for a double date with Mike's ex-girlfriend.

      b: 2 Jan 91 pc: 187021 w: Weinberger, Jake; Weinberger, Mike d: John Tracy
    131. "Like Father, Like Son"
      gs: Nicholas Pryor [ Dr. Frankovich ], Susan Barnes [ Dr. Miller ], Michael A. Goorjian [ Hank ], Ross Chamberlain [ T.C. ], Dan Schaffer [ Dr. Bales ], William Hubbard Knight [ Dr. Danvers ], Peter Spellos [ Lloyd ], Perla Walter [ Mrs. Sierra ]

      An an intrafamily communications seminar, Mike and Jason discover just how alike they are.

      b: 9 Jan 91 pc: 187025 w: Cheung, Vince; Montanio, Ben d: John Tracy
    132. "Ben's Rap Group"
      gs: Dan Schaffer [ Bernie ], Jodi Peterson [ Laura Lynn ]

      rc: Stinky

      Jason becomes Ben's business partner in the management of a rap group, but uses the money he's invested to control Ben.

      b: 23 Jan 91 pc: 187027 w: Todd Thicke d: John Tracy
    133. "Eddie, We Hardly Knew Ye"
      gs: Larry Marks [ Young Ed Malone ], Alexis Greig [ Young Maggie ], Beano [ Cabbie ]

      rc: Ed Malone

      Maggie's dad drops in for an unexpected visit, with news of his imminent death.

      b: 30 Jan 91 pc: 187026 w: Rich Reinhart d: John Tracy
    134. "Maggie Seaver's: The Meaning of Life"
      gs: Richie Allen [ Cabbie ], Siobhan E. McCafferty [ Flight Attendant ], Jack Stauffer [ Swapping Passenger ], Brian Peck [ Concerned Passenger ]

      Jason takes Maggie on a tropical getaway to lift her spirits after her father's death, trusting Chrissy to Mike and Carol.

      b: 6 Feb 91 pc: 187029 w: Abramowitz, Jay d: John Tracy
    135. "All The World is A Stage"
      gs: Forry Smith [ Eric Douglas ], Pat Crawford Brown [ Kathleen ], Trisha McNerney [ Mimi ], Nicole Renee Tracy [ Receptionist #1 ], Kathy Tracy [ Receptionist #2 ], Robert Cameron [ Adult Mike ], Brian Peck [ Audition Doofis ], David John Hayes [ Security Guard ], Barbara Wilder [ Betttina ]

      rc: Kate

      Mike competes with a well-established actor for a role in a soap opera, learning how tenuous an acting career can be.

      b: 13 Feb 91 pc: 187030 w: David Kendall d: John Tracy
    136. "Not With My Carol You Don't"
      gs: Scott Lawrence [ Webster Winlow ], Susan Barnes [ Dr. Miller ], Al Checco [ Diner Owner ], Ross Chamberlain [ T.C. ], Joseph Reale [ Officer Mills ]

      Though Jason had an insensitive Carol pitch in at the clinic, he objects to her dating an ex-con she meets there.

      b: 20 Feb 91 pc: 187028 w: Leilani Downer d: John Tracy
    137. "Meet the Seavers"
      gs: James L. Marshall [ Stage Manager ], John LaMotta [ Chauffeur ], Bill Erwin [ Bub ], Brian Backer [ Director ], Ray Willes [ Voice of Director ], Ashley Kerns [ Herself ], Susan Straughn Harris [ Script Supervisor ], Phil Stellar [ Audience Warm-Up Person ], Brian Peck [ Special Effects Guy ], Neil Farrell [ Hans ]

      rc: Chelsea Nobel [ Kate ]

      In an homage to The Twilight Zone, Ben awakens to discover he's Jeremy Miller, an actor on the set of "Meet the Cleavers".

      b: 6 Mar 91 pc: 187032 w: Bob Burris, Michael Ware s: Dan Guntzelman, Steve Marshall, David Kendall, Nick LeRose, Mike Sullivan d: John Tracy
    138. "Carol's Carnival"
      gs: Jay Acovone [ Jake ], Manfred Melcher [ Brad ], Shonda Whipple [ Trish ], Jack Angeles [ Kvetch-O the Clown ]

      On a blind date shaping up as a disaster, Carol goes to the carnival, and finds unexpected fun and excitement.

      b: 27 Mar 91 pc: 187033 w: Rich Reinhart d: John Tracy
    139. "Home Schooling"
      rc: Mr. Dewitt

      Maggie teaches Ben at home after he is suspended from school.

      b: 17 Apr 91 pc: 187031 w: Nick LeRose s: Mike Sullivan; Dan Guntzelman d: John Tracy
    140. "Viva Las Vegas"
      gs: Melissa Young [ Tina ], Bill Erwin [ Edgar ], Jacalyn O'Shaugnessy [ Miriam ], Jim Jansen [ Stan ], Maxine Elliott [ Elderly Woman ]

      rc: Kate, Eddie

      Mike and Kate accompany the eloping Eddie and a hat-check bimbette to Law Vegas, giving Mike and Carol the wrong idea.

      b: 24 Apr 91 pc: 187034 w: Shelly Landau d: John Tracy

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    141. "Back to School"
      gs: Shawn Modrell [ Brianne Miller ]

      rc: Mr. Tedesco

      Mike teaches at an urban high school.

      b: 18 Sep 91 pc: 187201 w: Bob Burris & Michael Ware d: Jack Shea
    142. "Stop, Luke, and Listen"
      gs: Tony Hablian [ Student #1 ]

      rc: Kate, Mr. Tedesco

      Mike gets involved when he learns his prize pupil Luke is homeless.

      b: 25 Sep 91 pc: 187203 w: Liz Sage d: Jack Shea
    143. "In vino veritas"
      gs: Steven M. Porter [ Attendant ]

      rc:

      Mike persuades Jason and Maggie to let Luke stay with them temporarily; then Jason's wine cellar goes missing.

      b: 28 Sep 91 pc: 187204 w: Rich Reinhart d: Jack Shea
    144. "Paper Tigers"
      gs: Peter Jurasik [ Doug Stanton ], Kellye Nakahara [ Unknown ], Page Leong [ Tiffany ], Alicia Bergman [ Jessica ]

      rc: Kenny

      Jason and Maggie compete to write a newspaper column; Ben hates his glasses.

      b: 5 Oct 91 pc: 197202 w: Leilani Downer d: Jack Shea
    145. "The Young and the Homeless"
      gs: Robert Costanzo [ Ernie ], Charles Levin [ Glenn Chakin ], Carol Locatell [ Lynette Castille-Flechman ], Shawn Modrell [ Brianne ], Paul Collins [ Jim Kimball ], Lynn Milgrim [ Shelley Kimball ], Mark Eliot [ Dr. Braddock ], Therese Kablan [ Diondra ], Cynthia Mann [ Jennifer ], Stephanie Mello [ Courtney ], Dana Craig [ Bus Driver ]

      rc: Kate

      Mike gears up for his big day as a TV soap opera star just as Luke gears up to move out of the Seavers'.

      b: 12 Oct 91 pc: 187205 w: Bob Burris; Michael Ware d: Jack Shea
    146. "Jason Sings the Blues"
      gs: Alan ? [ Dr. Bellows ], Ellen Crawford [ Unknown ], Nick De Mauro [ Ira Lowenstein ], Kedric Wolfe [ Hymie Lowenstein ], Natasha Pavlova [ Fatimah ], Carol Ann Henry [ Receptionist ]

      Luke is afraid to visit the doctor, so Jason accompanies him -- but it's Jason who turns out to need surgery.

      b: 19 Oct 91 pc: 187206 w: Jerry Colker d: Jack Shea
    147. "The Kid's Still Got It"
      gs: Tom La Grua [ Frankie Panini ], Michael Woolson [ Brad ], Jane Alden [ Nurse ], Matthew Gottlieb [ Bandleader ]

      rc: Dwight

      Carol accompanies Maggie to a resort, which turns out to be hosting a singles convention; meanwhile, the all-male weekend planned at home is ruined when Chrissy is set home with head lice.

      b: 26 Oct 91 pc: 187207 w: Jerry Colker d: Iris Dugow
    148. "There Must Be A Pony"
      gs: Karla Tamburrelli [ Jodi Creedmore ], Michael Cudlitz [ Chuck ], Kirsten Holmquist [ Donna Kent ], Michael Goldfinger [ Deliveryman ], Tamika L. McClelland [ Tuba Player ], Hilary Swank [ Sasha Serotsky ]

      rc: Kate

      Nouveau riche neighbors move in next door; Ben is forced to look after Luke on his first day of high school; Jason's scheme to let Chrissie stay up late backfires when the neighbors throw a lavish party.

      b: 2 Nov 91 pc: 187208 w: Liz Sage d: Iris Dugow
    149. "The Big Fix"
      gs: Peter Jurasik [ Doug Stanton ], Danielle Harris [ Susie Maxwell ], Cristine rose [ Lucy Snyder ], Lawrence McNeal III [ Stage Manager ]

      rc: Kenny

      Consumer advocate Maggie raps a vacuum cleaner that Ben broke without telling her.

      b: 9 Nov 91 pc: 187209 w: Leilani Downer d: Iris Dugow
    150. "Home Malone"
      gs: none

      rc: Ed Malone, Kate, Kate Malone

      The ghost of Maggie's father oversees the Seavers' visit to her childhood home.

      b: 14 Nov 91 pc: 187210 w: Rich Reinhart d: Burt Brinckerhoff
    151. "Bad Day Cafe"
      gs: Gary Grubbs [ George Brower ], Nealla Gordon [ Waitress ], Wilson Raiser [ Big Guy George ]

      rc: Mr. Tedesco

      While Jason and Maggie are away, the principal informs Mike that Luke's birth father is back in town -- and wants him back.

      b: 23 Nov 91 pc: 187212 w: Bud Wiser d: Renny Temple
    152. "B=MC2"
      gs: Mark Daniels [ Pork ], Heather Haase [ Elaine ]

      rc: Mr. Dewitt, Kenny, Dwight

      Ben crams for a college entrance exam, but gets no help from Jason.

      b: 30 Nov 91 pc: 187211 w: Cathy Jung d: Gerren Keith
    153. "It's Not Easy Being Green"
      gs: Stewart Finlay McLennan [ Nigel Dunn ], Kristen Truckess [ Assistant ]

      rc: Kate, Mr. Tedesco

      Christmas brings anger and angst to the Seavers.

      b: 21 Dec 91 pc: 187213 w: Leilani Downer d: Renny Temple
    154. "The Call of the Wild"
      gs: Michael Cudlitz [ Chucksteak ], Scott Fults [ Leo Limetongue ], Karla Tamburrelli [ Jodi Creedmore ], Michael Dempsey [ Officer ], Ashley Kerns [ Crystal ], Asher Metchik [ Max Creedmore ]

      rc: Kate, Dwight

      Penniless Mike schemes to give Kate a skiing trip.

      b: 4 Jan 92 pc: 187214 w: Bob Burris & Michael Ware d: Andy Cadiff
    155. "Honest Abe"
      gs: Jim Bentley [ Barney ], Juney Smith [ Officer Anderson ]

      rc: Dwight

      Luke's homeless friend steals a Seaver momento.

      b: 17 Jan 92 pc: 187216 w: Wendy Braff d: Burt Brinckerhoff
    156. "Vicious Cycle"
      gs: Warren Munson [ Mr. Erhardt ], John David Conti [ Priest ], Gordon J. Noice [ Older Hood ], J. Terry Davis [ Nurse ], Michael Ennis [ Doctor ], Alejandro Quezada [ Kevin Sprague ]

      Maggie and Jason put Mike on the spot for Luke's curfew problems.

      b: 1 Feb 92 pc: 187217 w: Cathy Jung d: Burt Brinckerhoff
    157. "Menage a Luke"
      gs: Wendy Cox [ Cheryl ], Sasha Serotsky [ Hilary Swank ]

      A love triangle involves Ben, Luke and a classmate.

      b: 8 Feb 92 pc: 187215 w: Todd Thicke d: Gerren Keith
    158. "The Five Fingers of Ben"
      gs: David Kriegel [ Razor ], James Lew [ Movie Villain #2 ], Simon Rhee [ Master Sim ], Jerry Colker [ Movie Villian Leader ], Jonathan Baker [ Businessman ], Gina Consolo [ Gail ], Cristi Harris [ Becca ], Michael Orfanos [ College Girl ]

      rc: Dwight

      Tired of being bullies, Ben takes karate lessons.

      b: 22 Feb 92 pc: 187218 w: Jerry Colker d: Burt Brinckerhoff
    159. "Don't Go Changin'"
      gs: Gary Lazer [ Foot ], Shannon Day [ Melanie ], Susan Lee Hoffman [ Charese ]

      rc: Eddie

      Mike thinks his friend is a bad influence on Luke.

      b: 29 Feb 92 pc: 187220 w: Leilani Downer & Rich Reinhart d: Don Amendolia
    160. "The Truck Stops Here"
      gs: Gary Grubbs [ George Brower ], Jeremy Lawrence [ Dr. Kramer ]

      A visit by his ailing father poses a dilemma for Luke.

      b: 21 Mar 92 pc: 187219 w: Jerry Colker d: Joanna Kerns
    161. "Maggie's Brilliant Career"
      gs: Jeff Lester [ Kent ]

      Maggie wants to fulfill a dream by climbing a mountain.

      b: 4 Apr 92 pc: 187221 w: Kate Boutilier d: Gerren Keith
    162. "The Wrath of Con Ed"
      rc: Dwight, Kate

      A power failure causes dissensions in the Seaver household.

      b: 11 Apr 92 pc: 187222 w: Liz Sage d: Nancy Heydorn
    163. "The Last Picture Show (1)"
      gs: none

      Maggie is offered a plum job in Washington, D.C.

      b: 25 Apr 92 pc: 187223 w: Wendy Braff & Bob Burris & Jerry Colker & Leilani Downer & Cathy Jung & Rich Reinhart & Liz Sage & Michael Ware & Dan Wilcox d: Jonathan Weiss
    164. "The Last Picture Show (2)"
      rc: Kate

      The Seavers move to Washington, D.C., but share a final meal and memories in the empty house.

      b: 25 Apr 92 pc: 187224 w: Bob Burris & Michael Ware d: Jonathan Weiss

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    NOTES

    This episode guide is seriously incomplete as the show is no longer syndicated in my viewing area. Much of the information below has been "borrowed" from the guide provided by Stephan Lerchegger. I would be grateful for any supplementary information, particularly about guest stars.


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