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Silver Spoons is an American sitcom that aired for four seasons on NBC from September 25, 1982 to May 11, 1986, and an additional fifth season in first-run syndication from September 27, 1986 to May 30, 1987. A total of 116 episodes were produced over the five seasons.

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
122September 25, 1982 (1982-09-25)April 30, 1983 (1983-04-30)
222October 15, 1983 (1983-10-15)April 7, 1984 (1984-04-07)
324September 16, 1984 (1984-09-16)April 7, 1985 (1985-04-07)
424September 15, 1985 (1985-09-15)May 11, 1986 (1986-05-11)
524September 27, 1986 (1986-09-27)May 30, 1987 (1987-05-30)


Season 1 (1982–83)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Pilot"Bob LallyStory by : David W. Duclon & Ron Leavitt & Michael G. Moye & Howard Leeds & Ben Starr & Martin Cohan
Teleplay by : David W. Duclon & Ron Leavitt & Michael G. Moye
September 25, 1982 (1982-09-25)
The wealthy Edward Stratton III (Joel Higgins) has a big surprise: Ricky (Ricky Schroder), the 12-year-old son he's never known.
22"Boys Will Be Boys"Jack SheaRobert Illes & James SteinOctober 2, 1982 (1982-10-02)
After Edward decides not to punish Ricky for misbehaving, Derek (Jason Bateman) convinces Ricky that Edward doesn't love him.
33"Grandfather Stratton"Jack SheaSteve PritzkerOctober 9, 1982 (1982-10-09)
Ricky tries to reconcile his father with his grandfather (John Houseman), who haven't spoken to each other in years.
44"Me & Mr. T"Jack SheaDavid W. Duclon & Ron Leavitt & Michael G. MoyeOctober 16, 1982 (1982-10-16)
When a bully beats up Ricky at school, Edward hires Mr. T as a bodyguard to defend him.
55"Takin' a Chance on Love"Jack SheaSteve PritzkerOctober 23, 1982 (1982-10-23)
Ricky seeks advice on dating from Edward when he falls for Sally (Amanda Peterson), the new girl at school.
66"Evelyn Returns"Jack SheaLee H. Grant & Danny KallisOctober 30, 1982 (1982-10-30)
Evelyn (Christine Belford), Edward's ex-wife and Ricky's mother, arrives to take Ricky back with her to the United Kingdom.
77"The Great Computer Caper"Jack SheaDanny KallisNovember 6, 1982 (1982-11-06)
Ricky shows off his computer skills to Diff'rent Strokes character Arnold Jackson (Gary Coleman) by gaining access to top-secret military intelligence data.
88"I'm Just Wild About Harry"Jack SheaSteve PritzkerNovember 13, 1982 (1982-11-13)
Ricky wants to keep an orangutan that he and Derek found.
99"Honor Thy Father"Jack SheaGlenn PadnickNovember 20, 1982 (1982-11-20)
Edward refuses to appear at a dinner honoring his father, so Ricky fills in for him.
1010"Father Nature"Jack SheaMichael G. MoyeNovember 27, 1982 (1982-11-27)
Ricky convinces his dad to take him camping so that he can earn a merit badge, but things go wrong on the trip.
1111"A Little Magic"Jack SheaNeil LebowitzDecember 4, 1982 (1982-12-04)
Derek convinces Ricky that Edward's secretary Kate (Erin Gray) is in love with him, causing Ricky to set Kate up with Edward instead.
1212"Falling in Love Again"Jack SheaLee H. GrantDecember 11, 1982 (1982-12-11)
Ricky continues to play matchmaker between Kate and Edward, eventually causing them to publicly declare their love for each other.
1313"The Best Christmas Ever"Jack SheaStory by : Robert Illes & James Stein
Teleplay by : Steve Pritzker
December 18, 1982 (1982-12-18)
Ricky and Edward bring the spirit of Christmas to a family forced to live in a cave on their property.
1414"The Most Beautiful Girl in the World"Jack SheaRobert Illes & James SteinJanuary 8, 1983 (1983-01-08)

After Derek saves Ricky's life, Ricky's repayment offer finds him posing as Derek's party date.

Notes: This was the first appearance of Bobby Fite as J.T. Martin and Corky Pigeon as Freddy Lippincottleman.
1515"Twelve Angry Kids"Jack SheaDavid W. DuclonJanuary 15, 1983 (1983-01-15)

When Ricky stands up to a bully, he finds himself in court being sued for damages.

Notes This was the last appearance of Leonard Lightfoot as Leonard Rollins, Edward's lawyer and best friend.
1616"The Toy Wonder"Jack SheaJeff Reno & Ron OsbornJanuary 22, 1983 (1983-01-22)
Edward tries to attract a 12-year-old female toy wiz to work for him, but she will only do it if Ricky will be her boyfriend.
1717"Popcorn"Jack SheaStory by : Jack Shea
Teleplay by : Neil Lebowitz
February 5, 1983 (1983-02-05)
Ricky solicits a cash donation from Edward to help fund a school field trip only to have to raise the money himself.
1818"Junior Businessman"Jack SheaDanny Kallis and Lee H. GrantFebruary 12, 1983 (1983-02-12)

Edward lets Ricky run his own restaurant to test his skills at managing a business.

Notes: This was the first appearance of Franklyn Seales as Dexter Stuffins.
1919"Three's a Crowd"Jack SheaGarry Ferrier & Aubrey TadmanFebruary 19, 1983 (1983-02-19)
Ricky feels neglected when Kate unexpectedly appears during a ski trip with his father.
2020"The Empire Strikes Out"Jack SheaSteve PritzkerFebruary 26, 1983 (1983-02-26)
When Edward's father tries to send Kate away, the two men butt heads.
2121"Won't You Go Home, Bob Danish?"Jack SheaStory by : Steve Pritzker
Teleplay by : Robert Illes & James Stein
March 5, 1983 (1983-03-05)
Kate's old boyfriend crashes his plane on the Stratton estate, causing problems for Edward.
2222"The X-Team"Jack SheaStory by : David W. Duclon
Teleplay by : Robert Illes & James Stein
April 30, 1983 (1983-04-30)
Kate catches Ricky and his friends watching an X-rated film on TV.

Season 2 (1983–84)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
231"Passports to Pleasure"Jack SheaDavid W. DuclonOctober 15, 1983 (1983-10-15)
While in Chicago, Ricky and Derek try to get two women to accompany them to a Duran Duran concert.
242"Attack of the Giant Frog People"Jack SheaSteve PritzkerOctober 22, 1983 (1983-10-22)
Ricky feels guilty after he joins Derek and J.T. in putting down Freddy.
253"A Fair to Remember"Jack SheaRobert Illes & James SteinOctober 29, 1983 (1983-10-29)
After Ricky butts heads with his science teacher, he comes up with a winning science-fair project to regain the teacher's respect.
264"The Hospital"Jack SheaJim GeoghanNovember 12, 1983 (1983-11-12)

Edward has a gallstone attack that lands him in the hospital, much to Ricky and Kate's concern.

Notes: This is the first appearance of Leslie Crambottom, played by Georgi Irene.
275"Mr. President"Jack SheaDavid W. Duclon and Robert Illes & James SteinNovember 19, 1983 (1983-11-19)
Faced with a dilemma as school class president, Ricky daydreams that he is President of the United States.
286"Drivers' Ed"Jack SheaDanny KallisNovember 26, 1983 (1983-11-26)
Ricky asks his grandfather to teach him to drive while Edward and Kate are out of town.
297"Menudo Madness"Jack SheaRobert Illes & James SteinDecember 3, 1983 (1983-12-03)
To impress a girl, Ricky promises her that Menudo will be at his party.
308"Happy Birthday"Jack SheaSteve PritzkerDecember 10, 1983 (1983-12-10)
Ricky's birthday wish is for Kate, his dad and his grandfather to get along.
319"Sounds of Silence"Jack SheaDanny KallisDecember 17, 1983 (1983-12-17)
Ricky's performance in the school orchestra concert turns out to be a disaster.
3210"Rick the Greek"Jack SheaNeil LebowitzJanuary 7, 1984 (1984-01-07)
Ricky gets involved with sports betting and must secretly sell a valuable coin to pay his debt.
3311"Uneasy Rider"Jack SheaLee H. GrantJanuary 14, 1984 (1984-01-14)
After Edward tells Ricky that he can't have a motorcycle, Ricky cons his mom into buying one for him.
3412"World's Greatest Father"Jack SheaGlenn PadnickJanuary 21, 1984 (1984-01-21)

Ricky's friend J.T.'s father is upset after J.T. agrees that Edward is the world's greatest father.

Notes: This is the final appearance of Bobby Fite.
3513"I Want to Be Alone"Jack SheaStory by : Jack Shea
Teleplay by : Robert Illes & James Stein
January 28, 1984 (1984-01-28)
Ricky invites Dexter to a relaxing family retreat in a cabin in the woods, but Dexter ends up being anything but relaxed.
3614"Mr. Cool"Jack SheaStory by : Michael Hallauer & Randy Wilson
Teleplay by : Robert Illes & James Stein
February 4, 1984 (1984-02-04)
Ricky and Freddy change their looks to impress some girls.
3715"St. Louis Blues"Jack SheaSteve PritzkerFebruary 11, 1984 (1984-02-11)

Derek learns that his parents are getting a divorce and his mom is moving to St. Louis.

Notes:This was the final appearance of Jason Bateman.
3816"A Hunting We Will Go"Jack SheaDavid W. DuclonFebruary 17, 1984 (1984-02-17)
Ricky is gun-shy on his first hunting trip.
3917"Changes"Jack SheaNeil LebowitzMarch 3, 1984 (1984-03-03)
Ricky thinks that that Billie (Sydney Penny), the tomboyish pitcher on his baseball team, has a crush on him.
4018"A Summer's Romance: Part 1"Jack SheaDavid W. DuclonMarch 10, 1984 (1984-03-10)
Ricky's classmate Leslie's mother is an old flame from Edward's past, causing problems with Kate.
4119"A Summer's Romance: Part 2"Jack SheaDavid W. DuclonMarch 17, 1984 (1984-03-17)
Edward must choose between Leslie's mother Veronica and Kate when he is caught kissing Veronica.
4220"Spare the Rod"Jack SheaStory by : Barry O'Brien and Cheryl Alu
Teleplay by : Steve Pritzker
March 24, 1984 (1984-03-24)
Ricky discovers that his seemingly accident-prone friend Toby (Meeno Peluce) is actually a victim of child abuse.
4321"Blazing Hotel Rooms"Jack SheaRobert Illes & James Stein and Steve PritzkerMarch 31, 1984 (1984-03-31)
While in Miami for a toy convention, Dexter, Edward and Ricky are trapped in their hotel room during a fire.
4422"Hi, Mom"Jack SheaDeborah J. Duclon & David W. DuclonApril 7, 1984 (1984-04-07)
Kate tries to keep her relationship with Edward a secret from her mother Marjorie (Georgann Johnson).

Season 3 (1984–85)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
451"Best Friends"Jack SheaRobert Illes & James SteinSeptember 16, 1984 (1984-09-16)
Dexter introduces Ricky to Alfonso (Alfonso Ribeiro), his nephew. Alfonso, in turn, tries to fit in with Ricky's crowd by saying he knows Michael Jackson.
462"Survival of the Fittest"Jack SheaJim GeoghanSeptember 23, 1984 (1984-09-23)
After being top dog at junior high, Ricky has a hard time adjusting to being a freshman in high school, especially after he is hazed by the upperclassmen.
473"Growing Pains: Part 1"Jack SheaNeil LebowitzSeptember 30, 1984 (1984-09-30)

When Rick stays out past his curfew one time too many, Edward grounds him, causing him to run away from home.

  • Recording date: August 24, 1984[1]
484"Growing Pains: Part 2"Jack SheaDanny Kallis and Jim GeoghanOctober 7, 1984 (1984-10-07)

After spending the night at a run-down hotel, Rick returns home and is torn between going out with his friends and obeying his dad.

  • Recording date: August 31, 1984[2]
495"A Dark and Stormy Night"Jack SheaSteve PritzkerOctober 28, 1984 (1984-10-28)
When a lightning storm knocks out the power to the Stratton mansion, Ricky, his dad and his friends keep themselves entertained by telling a round-robin ghost story.
506"I Won't Dance"Jack SheaSteve PritzkerNovember 4, 1984 (1984-11-04)
Ricky tries to set up his grandfather with his teacher (Barbara Billingsley), but they discover that they're better off as just friends.
517"Voyage of the Darned: Part 1"Jack SheaRobert Illes & James SteinNovember 11, 1984 (1984-11-11)
Ricky and Alfonso make plans to go to a Thanksgiving party but are less than thrilled when Edward, Kate and Dexter decide to take them on a last-minute trip to the Caribbean instead in the company plane, with Kate piloting.
528"Voyage of the Darned: Part 2"Jack SheaSteve PritzkerNovember 18, 1984 (1984-11-18)
After Kate makes an emergency landing while piloting the plane through the Bermuda Triangle, everyone spends Thanksgiving stranded on a Caribbean island.
539"The Call of the Wild"Jack SheaGeorge TibblesNovember 25, 1984 (1984-11-25)
Ricky's mom and Edward's ex-wife Evelyn arrives with her fiance, Elmer (John Matuszak), and plans to move next door to the Strattons.
5410"Beauties and the Beasts"Jack SheaRobert Illes & James SteinDecember 9, 1984 (1984-12-09)
Ricky, Freddy and Alfonso become judges for a beauty pageant at school only to discover the entrants trying to butter them up to win. Meanwhile, Edward enlists Kate's help to resolve a labor dispute. Tracy Wells who would later be famous for starring on Mr. Belvedere makes her television debut in this episode.
5511"'Twas the Night Before Christmas"Jack SheaRobert Illes & James SteinDecember 16, 1984 (1984-12-16)
Edward invites Freddy's family to spend Christmas Eve at the Stratton mansion after their house burns down. Meanwhile, Alfonso becomes depressed upon learning that his mom won't be able to spend Christmas with him.
5612"Lulu's Back in Town"Jack SheaRobert Illes & James SteinDecember 30, 1984 (1984-12-30)
When Max (Bill Quinn), who runs Rick and Alfonso's favorite hangout, decides to retire and sell the restaurant, Rick tries to get Lulu Baker (Pearl Bailey), a family friend and retired restaurateur, to take over.
5713"The Trouble with Grandfather"Jack SheaJim Evering & Dorothy VanJanuary 6, 1985 (1985-01-06)
Grandfather Stratton decides to cut loose and enjoy life a little after his longtime rival passes away.
5814"Special Friend"Jack SheaStory by : Jim Evering & Dorothy Van
Teleplay by : Jill Gordon
January 13, 1985 (1985-01-13)
When Rick becomes a peer counselor at school, he thinks he can handle anyone needing help until he meets a junior high student who has serious attitude and academic problems.
5915"What's Cookin'?"Jack SheaSteve PritzkerJanuary 27, 1985 (1985-01-27)
Rick suggests a promotion for his grandfather's company, Stratton Flour Mills, and is hired by his grandfather. However, when he doesn't complete a task, Grandfather quickly fires him, causing friction in the family. Lulu (Pearl Bailey) steps in to keep the peace.
6016"Marry Me, Marry Me: Part 1"Jack SheaJim Geoghan & Danny KallisFebruary 3, 1985 (1985-02-03)
Edward proposes to Kate after she turns down a lucrative job offer because of their relationship. Rick, however, becomes upset upon learning that his dad didn't ask him first, and Kate decides to take some time alone to think the engagement over.
6117"Marry Me, Marry Me: Part 2"Jack SheaDanny Kallis and Jim GeoghanFebruary 10, 1985 (1985-02-10)
After thinking things over, Kate decides to marry Edward.
6218"Rick and the Legend"Jack SheaSteve PritzkerFebruary 17, 1985 (1985-02-17)
Rick discovers that an obnoxious 16-year-old named Lege (short for "Legend") that he's been hanging out with is merely taking advantage of him.
6319"Trouble with Words"Jack SheaStory by : Marvin Himelfarb
Teleplay by : Robert Illes & James Stein
February 24, 1985 (1985-02-24)
Alfonso becomes frustrated and upset with his performance in school until Bruce Jenner, who is visiting the Stratton mansion, suggests that the problem may be due to dyslexia.
6420"Hot Shot"Jack SheaStory by : Alan L. Gansberg
Teleplay by : Steve Pritzker
March 3, 1985 (1985-03-03)
Rick seeks help from consumer advocate David Horowitz when he becomes the victim of fraud.
6521"All the Principal's Men"Jack SheaStory by : Garry Ferrier & Aubrey Tadman
Teleplay by : Danny Kallis & Jim Geoghan
March 10, 1985 (1985-03-10)
When Rick reports on his school's cable news show that the cafeteria is serving horse meat, he has to decide between being suspended or revealing his source.
6622"Return of the Paisley Conspiracy"Jack SheaMilt Rosen & Glenn PadnickMarch 17, 1985 (1985-03-17)
Rick surprises his dad for his 40th birthday with a reunion of his college singer partner, which prompts Edward to take the old act on the road again.
6723"The Secret Life of Ricky Stratton"Tony SingletaryStory by : Ron Kidd
Teleplay by : Danny Kallis
March 24, 1985 (1985-03-24)
Ricky, as "The Ricker," agrees to meet a girl (guest star Katie Barberi) he's been corresponding with on the computer in person, but becomes self-conscious after seeing her photo.
6824"The Babysitters"Marlena LairdRobert Illes & James Stein and Steve PritzkerApril 7, 1985 (1985-04-07)
Ricky suspects a six-year-old girl he is babysitting may have been abducted by her father.

Season 4 (1985–86)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
691"Head Over Heels"Jack SheaMarshall Goldberg & Jim GeoghanSeptember 15, 1985 (1985-09-15)
When Whitney Houston pays a visit to the Stratton mansion, Dexter is smitten and plans to move to Los Angeles to be with her, much to Alfonso's dismay.
702"Mrs. Stratton Builds Her Dreamhouse"Jack SheaSteve PritzkerSeptember 22, 1985 (1985-09-22)
Edward gives Kate permission to redesign the Stratton mansion, but he and Rick regret that decision once Kate guts the house.
713"Poor Evelyn"Jack SheaSteve PritzkerOctober 6, 1985 (1985-10-06)
Rick convinces his dad to hire his mom, Evelyn, after Evelyn announces she's broke.
724"Promises, Promises"Jack SheaKen Cinnamon & Karen WengrodOctober 13, 1985 (1985-10-13)
Rick agonizes about whether or not to get a promise ring for a girl he's dating.
735"The Great Baseball Card Scheme"Jack SheaMarshall GoldbergOctober 27, 1985 (1985-10-27)
Grandfather Stratton shows Rick how to make a fortune with baseball cards by starting a rumor that Tommy Lasorda will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and buying up all the Lasorda cards, thus making the card valuable.
746"The Trouble with Uncle Harry"Jack SheaRon ClarkNovember 3, 1985 (1985-11-03)
Kate's Uncle Harry (Ray Walston) convinces a reluctant Rick to let him use the Stratton mansion to impress an old Army buddy.
757"One Strike and You're Out"Jack SheaJim MulliganNovember 10, 1985 (1985-11-10)

Rick tries to settle a labor dispute between his friends and his grandfather regarding minimum wage being paid at his restaurant.

First appearance of Brad. Antenna TV refuses to air this episode.
768"Race with Eagles"Jack SheaLinwood BoomerNovember 17, 1985 (1985-11-17)
Edward has to run up the steps of the Empire State Building in order to help a fund-raiser.
779"A Magnificent Obsession"Jack SheaKen Cinnamon & Karen WengrodNovember 24, 1985 (1985-11-24)
Rick attempts to win back his girlfriend, who's left him for the captain of the football team.
7810"Judgment Day"Jack SheaDanny KallisDecember 1, 1985 (1985-12-01)
Not wanting Rick to make the same mistakes he made, Edward pressures him to improve his grades and get into a good college. The pressure appears to be a little too much, though, as Rick goes nuts desperately trying to please his dad.
7911"The Barbarians"Jack SheaDanny Kallis & Jim GeoghanDecember 8, 1985 (1985-12-08)
Grandfather Stratton invites Rick and Edward to join him at a lodge, then shows a bit of his wild side when he plots revenge after he falls victim to a prank from one of his lodge mates.
8012"Three Musketeers"Jack SheaStory by : Nick Gore & Jerry Jacobius
Teleplay by : Tom Straw
December 15, 1985 (1985-12-15)
Freddy writes a letter that gets the attention of Congressman Tip O'Neill.
8113"Second Class Parent"Jack SheaDanny KallisDecember 21, 1985 (1985-12-21)
While Edward is away, Kate allows Rick to spend winter vacation with his friends at Fort Lauderdale.
8214"The Lady Is A Tramp"Jack SheaSteve PepoonJanuary 5, 1986 (1986-01-05)
A bag lady Rick invites to dinner makes an impression on one of Edward's key clients.
8315"Stratton and Stratton"Jack SheaJim GeoghanJanuary 12, 1986 (1986-01-12)
Rick refuses to take his father's advice on marketing the board game he invented.
8416"Daddy Rick"Jack SheaJim GeoghanJanuary 19, 1986 (1986-01-19)
Rick's "wife" in a mock marriage for school tells him she's actually pregnant.
8517"One for the Road: Part 1"Jack SheaJack HumphreyFebruary 2, 1986 (1986-02-02)
Rick's friend Greg convinces him to sneak out to a wild party. They come back the next morning, and even though Rick has his first hangover the boys are able to keep Edward and Kate in the dark. However, Rick and his friends are not so lucky when they go out to drink again the next night.
8618"One for the Road: Part 2"Jack SheaStory by : Stephen Langford & Hendrik Van Leuven
Teleplay by : Linwood Boomer
February 9, 1986 (1986-02-09)
Edward grounds Rick for experimenting with alcohol, but Greg continues to have a drinking problem.
8719"Movie Madness"Jack SheaDanny KallisFebruary 16, 1986 (1986-02-16)
Rick is determined to win the annual student filmmaking contest.
8820"Rick Sings"Jack SheaJim GeoghanFebruary 23, 1986 (1986-02-23)
Rick becomes the manager of his friends' band, but is forced to fill in when the lead singer comes down with laryngitis.
8921"The Way We Weren't"Jack SheaMarshall GoldbergMarch 2, 1986 (1986-03-02)
Rick lands a job as a DJ at a local radio station. Meanwhile, Edward's ex-wife Evelyn shows up just as Kate is leaving on a business trip, causing Edward to call Rick at the station in a panic.
9022"A Family Affair"Jack SheaDanny Kallis and Linwood BoomerMarch 16, 1986 (1986-03-16)
Rick dates a girl whose father purportedly has ties to the mob.
9123"Rick at 16"Jack SheaJim GeoghanMay 4, 1986 (1986-05-04)
Rick tries to juggle two girls he invited to his 16th birthday party -- one he wanted to invite, the other he inadvertently invited.
9224"Second Best"Jack SheaBob BaublitzMay 11, 1986 (1986-05-11)
Rick is tired of his girlfriend Holly being better at everything than he is.

Season 5 (1986–87)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
931"Who's the Boss?"Jack SheaDanny Kallis and Jim GeoghanSeptember 27, 1986 (1986-09-27)
Kate's success as toy-company head makes Edward jealous.
942"Lost and Found"Jack SheaMarshall Goldberg and Linwood BoomerOctober 4, 1986 (1986-10-04)
Kate's grandmother Mildred (Billie Bird), who's trying to maintain her independence in spite of her failing memory, visits the Strattons.
953"The Live-In"Jack SheaStory by : Linwood Boomer
Teleplay by : Jim Parker
October 11, 1986 (1986-10-11)
The Strattons hire a pretty housekeeper named Ingrid (Lena Pousette), who thinks Edward is speaking of himself when he tries to tell her that Rick has a crush on her.
964"Rick Sells His Sole"Bob LallyDanny KallisOctober 18, 1986 (1986-10-18)
When the nephew of a shoe-store owner gets promoted ahead of Rick, he resorts to sabotage.
975"The Beach House"Bob LallyJim GeoghanOctober 25, 1986 (1986-10-25)
While on vacation, Rick's resolve to stay true with his girlfriend turns to sand when he meets the beach bunny next door.
986"Rick Moves Out"Steven RobmanGeorge Tricker & Neil RosenNovember 1, 1986 (1986-11-01)
Rick moves into the guest house to get some privacy, only for friends and strangers to make it their home away from home.
997"Man to Man"Tony SingletaryLinwood BoomerNovember 8, 1986 (1986-11-08)
Edward's birthday is nothing to celebrate after Rick beats him at tennis for the first time.
1008"Hey, Mrs. Robinson"Zane BuzbyBob BaublitzNovember 15, 1986 (1986-11-15)
Kate's attractive college friend Jackie comes to visit but after she takes a strong interest in Rick, Edward and Kate become concerned.
1019"Rick's Learning Problem"Art DielhennMelissa ClarkNovember 22, 1986 (1986-11-22)
Rick must help the star football player pass a history test in order to play for the championship. Ryan Lambert guest stars.
10210"The Triangle"John SguelgliaEd Burnham & Elaine NewmanNovember 29, 1986 (1986-11-29)
Rick reluctantly agrees to take Brad's girlfriend Leslie to a rock concert when Brad gets grounded. He then finds his friendship with Brad getting strained after Leslie dumps Brad for him.
10311"Kate Lassos a Longhorn"Art DielhennGeorge Tricker & Neil RosenDecember 6, 1986 (1986-12-06)
Kate gets close to landing a big business deal with a Texas businessman, only to find out that he's a sexist.
10412"Edward Creates a Monster"John SguegliaJim GeoghanJanuary 31, 1987 (1987-01-31)
Rick's homework for a comedy class gets him in trouble with Edward and Kate.
10513"Rumors Are Flying"Tony SingletaryDanny KallisFebruary 7, 1987 (1987-02-07)
Rick tutors the hottest girl in school in chemistry, & inadvertently starts a rumor about them having had sex-which proves awkward & difficult to quash-when they fall asleep on the bed while studying the night before.
10614"The House Guest"Tony SingletaryBob BaublitzFebruary 14, 1987 (1987-02-14)
Rick's friend Brad becomes the Strattons' house guest -- with disastrous results.
10715"Band on the Run"Art DielhennGeorge Tricker & Neil RosenFebruary 21, 1987 (1987-02-21)
Alfonso quits Rick's band when they won't listen to his girlfriend's (guest star Martika) ideas.
10816"Author, Author"Art DielhennDenis Markell & Douglas BernsteinFebruary 28, 1987 (1987-02-28)
Edward discovers that a character in his ex-wife's novel bears a strong resemblance to him.
10917"Mother's Day"Phil SquyresRacelle FriedmanMarch 14, 1987 (1987-03-14)
Kate feels that she can't compare to Rick's real mother.
11018"Hero Worship"Judi EltermanStory by : Ron Wullner
Teleplay by : Stephen Langford
April 18, 1987 (1987-04-18)
Rick admires his new neighbor -- a rookie basketball star who gets suspended for possessing drugs.
11119"Baby Blues"Tony SingletaryJim Geoghan and Danny KallisApril 25, 1987 (1987-04-25)
Rick sets a single mother up with a contractor.
11220"Thoroughly Modern Mildred"Luis Soto and John SguegliaLisa MedwayMay 2, 1987 (1987-05-02)
Kate's grandmother surprises everyone with her new boyfriend.
11321"Pardon My French"Jack SheaRon ClarkMay 9, 1987 (1987-05-09)
Grandfather Stratton returns from his visit to Paris along with his fiancee (guest star Line Renaud).
11422"Educating Rick"Joel Higgins and John SguegliaGeorge Tricker & Neil RosenMay 16, 1987 (1987-05-16)
Rick and Brad have more fun than they're permitted when they attend an open-house weekend at an all-male college.
11523"Edward's Big Adventure"John SguegliaJim Geoghan & Danny KallisMay 23, 1987 (1987-05-23)
Edward loses his wallet as a pool shark hustles him.
11624"Let It Snow, Let It Snow"John SguegliaDanny Kallis & Jim GeoghanMay 30, 1987 (1987-05-30)
Edward and Kate have trouble getting time alone on their ski trip.