[1.1] Home Again
Gus welcomes his widowed daughter-in-law and his three grandchildren from Fort Wayne, IN; neighbor Mrs. Finley wants to chop down the Witherspoons' tree; Jessie finds a job; Kris is unhappy with the curriculum at her new school; everyone adjusts to the new household.
Released: Sep 10, 1986
[1.2] The Money Machine
Jessie takes up photography; David starts a curb painting business, but his competition plays dirty and infuriates Gus.
Released: Sep 13, 1986
[1.3] Families and Friends
Gus's old Marine buddy J.J. Moon visits, and his overbearing personality wears on the family; Gus enlists a reluctant Molly in the battle against a gopher; David subcontracts his home chores while working for Mrs. Taft.
Released: Sep 20, 1986
[1.4] That Lonesome Old Caboose
Fear about his health makes Gus angry and irritable; Kris trains for a charity run; Jessie falls victim to a lie.
Released: Sep 27, 1986
[1.5] The Third Question
Jessie starts dating again when an attractive client asks her out, but the kids have some concerns; Gus's poker night is a disaster.
Released: Oct 4, 1986
[1.6] See You in Court
Gus is called for jury duty; Kris has a fender bender while learning to drive; Jessie's photography leads to an opportunity; Molly brings Arthur to school.
Released: Oct 11, 1986
[1.7] Small Steps Up a Tall Mountain
Inspired by the stories of Gus and his pals, David and J.R. decide to pull a Halloween prank aided by Kris; Molly is exposed to chicken pox; Gus wants to make the kids first Halloween with him special.
Released: Oct 18, 1986
Jessie and Kris argue about trust; Gus agrees to chaperon Kris and her friends on a trip to San Francisco to see a rock concert; Molly is hurt when she isn't invited to a schoolmate's birthday party.
Released: Oct 25, 1986
[1.9] First Impressions
Jessie is sure that a classmate Kris likes participated in a convenience store robbery; Molly acts as a go-between when Joe Kaplan and Gus are on the outs; David enters Arthur in a dog show.
Released: Nov 2, 1986
[1.10] Different Habits
Kris discovers that her friend Bonnie has a serious problem; David and Molly unearth a time capsule buried by their father when he was a teenager; Joe Kaplan and Gus coach Kris's softball team.
Released: Nov 9, 1986
[1.11] Off We Go...
Joe Kaplan bets Gus that he can't keep from interfering in the lives of Jessie and the kids; David searches for a way to deal with bullies at school; Kris is hurt and angry when a favorite teacher jeopardizes her dream of attending the Air Force Academy.
Released: Nov 16, 1986
[1.12] Heart of a Dancer
Gus asks out a single mother, but her angry son objects and takes it out on David. Meanwhile, David likes Chelsea, Kris likes Ralph, and Jessie dates a veterinarian.
Released: Nov 23, 1986
[1.13] Green Christmas
Molly mourns the first Christmas without her father.
Released: Dec 14, 1986
[1.14] Family Secrets
Jessie's older sister comes for a visit; Molly recovers from a tonsillectomy; David has a crush on the pretty teacher who runs the computer club; Gus is upset when David finds an old manuscript of stories in the attic.
Released: Jan 4, 1987
[1.15] A Point of View
Molly befriends a new classmate named Dana who is blind, and tries to understand what Dana experiences by wearing a blindfold. Meanwhile, Gus is opposed to allowing a successful female attorney to join his all male service club. And fire safety becomes an important issue in the household.
Released: Jan 11, 1987
[1.16] The Best Intentions
Abuse is suspected when the baby Kris is sitting for needs to go to the hospital; David and Molly run the household for a weekend; Mr. Kaplan enters a chili cook-off.
Released: Jan 18, 1987
[1.17] The 100 Year Old Weekend
Gus convinces the family to try living for a weekend without 20th century conveniences; an international crisis puts everyone on edge.
Released: Feb 1, 1987
[1.18] Past Tense, Future Tense: Part 1
Kris hopes to reunite Gus with his estranged son Ben during a trip to an Air Force base; Jessie and Molly prepare for a charity fashion show; David and J.R. take Gus's car out for a joyride.
Released: Feb 8, 1987
[1.19] Past Tense, Future Tense: Part 2
Kris and Chris wait for help; Gus ignores his health while searching on horseback with Ben; Jessie and Mr. Kaplan try to keep news of the crash from David and Molly.
Released: Feb 15, 1987
Gus's friend Lou Lefkowitz dies and his last request is for Gus to deliver a moose head to Lou's first love Lila; Kris's busy social life makes Jessie feel neglected; and David makes a new friend in a talented but unhappy tennis player.
Released: Feb 22, 1987
[1.21] Giving 'em the Business
Jessie's new used car is a lemon and Gus hatches a plan to get some satisfaction from the dealer. Kris works on an experiment to drop an egg unbroken.
Released: Mar 1, 1987
[1.22] Growing Up, Growing Old
Kris makes plans for her sixteenth birthday; the Witherspoons take care of cranky Mrs. Taft when she hurts her back; Molly doesn't want to be left-handed.
Released: Mar 15, 1987
[1.23] The Road Out of Briarpatch
Kris tutors a girl to help the hard luck student win a scholarship; David is impressed by the storytelling plumber hired by the Witherspoons, but Gus is not; Molly is led to believe that she qualifies for the gifted class.
Released: Mar 22, 1987
[1.24] The Children's Crusade
A young man delivers a letter to Gus at his late mother's request which reveals that his father is Gus's old friend J.J. Moon; J.J. is reluctant to accept fatherhood; David's Japanese-American classmate doesn't want to debate Hiroshima, putting his and David's grades in jeopardy; Kris shops for a formal dress; Molly takes care of Bertha's pet rat, Pookie, who winds up loose in the Witherspoon house.
Released: May 2, 1987
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