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(1961–1966)

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Season 4

23 Sep. 1964
My Mother Can Beat Up My Father
When a drunk accosts Laura and Rob in a downtown bar, Laura surprises Rob by using a judo throw that flattens the man. Rob begins to feel inadequate as the "protector" of his household and sets out to prove a point with Laura.
 
30 Sep. 1964
The Ghost of A. Chantz
After a mix up by Mel for reservations at a lodge, Rob, Laura, Sally and Buddy are forced to spend a frightening night in a cabin that has not been used in years and is rumored to be haunted.
 
7 Oct. 1964
The Lady and the Baby Sitter
Roger, a babysitter in high school whom the Petries adore, develops a huge crush on Laura, and Rob, not realizing who is involved, encourages him to express his love to the object of his desire.
 
14 Oct. 1964
A Vigilante Ripped My Sports Coat
A two-week-old feud between the Petries and the Helpers suffers a twist when a dinner invitation arrives one week late.
 
21 Oct. 1964
The Man from 'Emperor'
An old friend of Rob's shows up to offer him a job with his hugely successful but racy gentlemen's magazine. Rob says he won't do it, but Laura is not so sure. Rob is sorely tempted by the wining, dining, and the beautiful girls.
 
28 Oct. 1964
Romance, Roses and Rye Bread
A red rose found in Sally's desk bespeaks of a secret admirer, but when she learns it's Bert the jocular deli man, she doesn't take it seriously (but should).
 
4 Nov. 1964
Rob relates the story of how he and Laura became friends with Lyle Delp, a convict in prison. Lyle had robbed the Petries years ago in an elevator, but then the three were trapped together when the elevator stuck.
 
11 Nov. 1964
The Alan Brady Show Goes to Jail
The gang from the show agrees to put on a show for Lyle and his fellow inmates in prison. They unwisely choose to wear prisoner uniforms for their show, and Rob gets mistaken for a real prisoner.
 
18 Nov. 1964
Three Letters from One Wife
To help Rob, Millie sends raving pseudo fan letters praising Alan Brady for hosting a "brainy" documentary show on comedy that Rob wrote - only the show doesn't air, and the letters meant to help Rob could help him right out of his job.
 
25 Nov. 1964
Pink Pills and Purple Parents
Rob recalls when Laura took a tranquilizer prescribed for Millie before meeting Rob's parents for the first time, with disastrous results.
 
2 Dec. 1964
It Wouldn't Hurt Them to Give Us a Raise
On learning they're not the highest paid writers for their highest rated show, Sally and Buddy go on strike. Rob, speaking on their behalf for raises, gets a bewildering introduction to Alan's convoluted corporate structure.
 
9 Dec. 1964
The Death of the Party
Rob struggles to hide the severe symptoms of a flu virus at a family party for Laura's relatives rather than admit she was right against him golfing earlier that morning in damp conditions.
 
16 Dec. 1964
My Two Showoffs and Me
Mel wants a magazine reporter to watch the writers at work, but Rob thinks they'll all end up performing for the reporter instead of getting anything done. Turns out, that's not the half of it.
 
30 Dec. 1964
Stretch Petrie vs. Kid Schenk
Neil Schenk, an old but manipulative pal of Rob's, re-enters Rob's life to, once again, milk him for repayment of a good turn he once provided Rob.
 
6 Jan. 1965
Brother, Can You Spare $2500?
A genial hobo finds the show's script that Rob lost en route home, but Rob's extended description of its irreplaceable value gives the man the idea to hold it for ransom.
 
13 Jan. 1965
The Impractical Joke
After Buddy targets Rob for a crank phone call, he expects a reprisal, but the longer Rob takes to pay him back, the more paranoid Buddy becomes, suspecting everything and everybody.
 
20 Jan. 1965
Stacey Petrie: Part I
Fresh out of the Army, Stacey Petrie arrives to open his nightclub and marry his fiancée - whom he's never met. A practice date with Sally seems in order to help combat his shyness.
 
27 Jan. 1965
Stacey Petrie: Part II
Stacey waits till the day before his club opening to fess up to Julie about the author of her love letters from "Jim," with the success of his new nightclub resting precariously on their meeting's outcome.
 
3 Feb. 1965
Boy #1, Boy #2
Millie and Laura become two terrible stage-mothers when Rob agrees to hire sons Ritchie and Freddie for a commercial directed by Mel Cooley.
 
10 Feb. 1965
The Redcoats Are Coming
Rob agrees to have a popular British singing duo spend the night at his home when they appear on Alan's show. There's one catch: he's sworn to secrecy and cannot tell anyone about it for fear of touching off a Beatlemania-like fan frenzy.
 
17 Feb. 1965
The Case of the Pillow
Rob cries fowl when he takes a shady salesman to court for selling Laura smelly feather pillows.
 
24 Feb. 1965
Young Man with a Shoehorn
Buddy and Rob run a shoe store they've invested in after chasing off its only full-time salesman.
 
3 Mar. 1965
Girls Will Be Boys
Rob and Laura are in a quandary over how Ritchie can protect himself from a girl who's been persistently beating him up at school.
 
10 Mar. 1965
Bupkis
Rob recognizes a new song playing on the radio as one he co-wrote back in his army days, and the fact that he recently may have given away all rights to it festers.
 
17 Mar. 1965
Your Home Sweet Home Is My Home
To explain his annual $37.50 "friendship" check to Jerry, Rob tells his new accountant the story of how he and Laura found their new house.
 
24 Mar. 1965
Anthony Stone
Sally falls head over heels over handsome, suave Anthony Stone, whom she met while on vacation in Jamaica. All is not what it seems as Rob and Buddy uncover a shocking secret about Sally's new boyfriend that will only cause heartache.
 
31 Mar. 1965
Never Bathe on Saturday
While on their second honeymoon, Laura gets her toe stuck in a hotel bathtub faucet and Rob can't get through the locked bathroom door to free her.
 
14 Apr. 1965
Show of Hands
Rob and Laura have no choice but to wear gloves to an important community banquet due to an unusual accident while dying a costume for Ritchie's school play.
 
21 Apr. 1965
Baby Fat
Alan needs Rob's help improving a script for his Broadway debut, but without anyone's knowledge.
 
5 May 1965
One Hundred Terrible Hours
During an interview, Rob recalls his barely-remembered first meeting with Alan Brady at the tail end of a stay-awake marathon for his disc-jockey job.
 
12 May 1965
Br-rooom, Br-rooom
Laura fumes when Rob buys himself a motorcycle.
 
26 May 1965
There's No Sale Like Wholesale
Buddy always says "I could've gotten it for you wholesale" but always after the fact, so Sally dares him to prove it when Rob wants to buy Laura a fur coat.
 

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