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1979

5 Jan. 1979
The Fight
Over Mr. Drummond's objections, Willis teaches Arnold how to fight a playground bully.
 
12 Jan. 1979
The Club Meeting
Willis misses his friends from Harlem so he has a club meeting at the penthouse.
 
19 Jan. 1979
The Woman
Mr. Drummond introduces the family to a woman in his life that he plans to propose to.
 
26 Jan. 1979
No Time for Arnold
Arnold feels he's being ignored by the other members of the family, so he pretends to wet the bed in order to get attention and sympathy.
 
2 Feb. 1979
The Relative
A relative of the boys comes to visit from Detroit. She plans to stay only a night, but then fakes an injury and quickly overstays her welcome.
 
9 Feb. 1979
The Tutor
Willis is doing poorly in school, so Mr. Drummond hires a tutor. However, he is not pleased by his unconventional methods of teaching.
 
16 Feb. 1979
The New Landlord
The Drummonds may have to move when the new landlord enforces a rule forbidding children Arnold's age from living there.
 
23 Feb. 1979
Willis' Privacy
Willis starts to feel that Arnold is a nuisance and wants his own space away from him.
 
2 Mar. 1979
Mrs. Garrett's Crisis
Mrs. Garrett feels that her life goals have not been fulfilled and she wants to leave her job.
 
16 Mar. 1979
The Job
Willis gets a job at a gas station, which lasts for only a few hours.
 
30 Mar. 1979
The Trip: Part 1
Mr. Drummond's company has bought out a radio station in Portland, Oregon, where his old army buddy, Larry Alder, hosts a talk show.
 
6 Apr. 1979
Getting Involved
Arnold witnesses a mugging with his telescope.
 
13 Apr. 1979
Willis' Birthday
Willis wants to have his birthday party at a friend's house in Harlem, but Mr. Drummond is concerned about going there on a Saturday night.
 
4 May 1979
The Girls School
Mrs. Garrett bonds with the girls at Eastlake Academy, the school Kimberly attends.
 
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.
 
28 Sep. 1979
Feudin' and Fussin'
At Arnold's suggestion, a TV producer gives Larry Alder an audition for a TV hosting job.
 
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.
 
12 Oct. 1979
Mrs. Garrett's Romance
Mrs. Garrett receives a marriage proposal from a younger man with whom she attends night school.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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".
 
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.
 
5 Dec. 1979
The Rivals
A girl at school pretends that she likes Arnold only so that she can get close to Willis.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 

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