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Episode List


Season 2

21 Sep. 1979
Arnold's Girlfriend: Part 1
Arnold must have an appendectomy. Fred Tanner wants his daughter Alice put in a bedroom away from Arnold. When the two learn of this, they run away.
21 Sep. 1979
Arnold's Girlfriend: Part 2
Arnold's life is put on the line when the kids find out they cannot share a hospital room and end up running away on the night before Arnold's surgery.
28 Sep. 1979
Feudin' and Fussin': Part 1
At Arnold's suggestion, a TV producer gives Larry Alder an audition for a TV hosting job.
12 Oct. 1979
Mrs. Garrett's Romance
Mrs. Garrett receives a marriage proposal from a younger man with whom she attends night school.
19 Oct. 1979
Birds and Bees
Arnold wants to know where babies come from, but no one will give him a straight answer until one of the other tenants in the building, a woman whose pregnancy sparked Arnold's curiosity, complains to Mr. Drummond.
24 Oct. 1979
Arnold's Hero
Arnold wants to meet his hero, world champion boxer Muhammad Ali. Willis and Kimberly meet him and say that their little brother is dying and that his last wish is to meet him.
31 Oct. 1979
The Adoption: Part 1
Mr. Drummond's plans to officially adopt Arnold and Willis are delayed when a man claiming to be the boys' cousin claims he was promised custody in their father's will.
7 Nov. 1979
The Adoption: Part 2
While Mr. Drummond's lawyers investigate Jethro Simpson's claim, Arnold and Willis prepare themselves for the possibility that they may have to live with the man.
14 Nov. 1979
Father and Son Day
Willis wants to beat an obnoxious braggart in an upcoming father and son athletic competition at the YMCA. Believing Mr. Drummond may not be able do it, he asks another man to be his "father".
28 Nov. 1979
Thanksgiving Crossover: Part 1
Mr. Drummond's old friend, Larry Alder, visits New York on a business trip to present a business plan for purchasing a television station.
5 Dec. 1979
The Rivals
A girl at school pretends that she likes Arnold only so that she can get close to Willis.
12 Dec. 1979
Hot Watch
Arnold and Willis find an expensive watch in the hall of their building and then Willis is accused of stealing it from a neighbor's suite.
19 Dec. 1979
The Dog Story
Arnold saves a dog from being hit by a car, but when the dog bites him, Mr. Drummond thinks the dog might have rabies.
9 Jan. 1980
The Election
While a new housekeeper, Adelaide Brubaker, takes over from Mrs. Garrett, Mr. Drummond decides to run for city council after a friend's suggestion.
16 Jan. 1980
Friendly Mate
Mr. Drummond is lonely so Arnold and Willis set him up with a date from a computer dating service but do not know that Mr. Drummond's friend set him up with a date as well.
23 Jan. 1980
Poor Drummond
Arnold and Willis apply for welfare when they think Mr. Drummond's company may be going under.
30 Jan. 1980
Big Business
Arnold and Willis go into business together selling Adelaide's homemade brownies.
6 Feb. 1980
Return of the Gooch
Arnold is tired of being bullied at school so he takes karate lessons.
13 Feb. 1980
Valentine's Day Retrospective
Arnold and Willis get trapped in the building's storage room and reminisce about time with the Drummonds.
20 Feb. 1980
Skin Deep or True Blue
Mr. Drummond scolds Arnold for secretly recording other people's conversations. Arnold disobeys him and records Kimberly's boyfriend Roger making racist comments about Willis to his sister.
27 Feb. 1980
Teacher's Pet
Arnold's classmates accuse him of being a teacher's pet when their teacher, Miss Osbourne, goes out with Mr. Drummond.
12 Mar. 1980
The Slumber Party
A huge fight ensues when Kimberly invites her friends from Eastland Academy over at the same time that Willis has his friends over.
19 Mar. 1980
Arnold Faces Fatality
Arnold's beloved goldfish Abraham passes away.
26 Mar. 1980
The Squealer
Willis joins a gang in spite of Mr. Drummond's warnings.

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