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1983

8 Jan. 1983
A Growing Problem
Fed up with living under Drummond's rules, Willis decides to move into an apartment with a friend whose dependence on alcohol is troubling.
 
15 Jan. 1983
Parents Have Rights, Too
Drummond lies to the kids about not being able to go on a family camping trip so he can spend a night of romance with his tax attorney.
 
22 Jan. 1983
Independent Woman
Kimberly asserts her independence from her father by getting a job at a burger joint.
 
5 Feb. 1983
The Bicycle Man: Part 1
Arnold and Dudley become friends with the owner of a local bicycle shop named Henry, unaware that he is a pedophile looking for his next victim.
 
12 Feb. 1983
The Bicycle Man: Part 2
Drummond and Mr. Ramsey learn the truth about Mr. Horton, the seemingly friendly bicycle shop owner with a very sinister side. It soon becomes a race against time to get details out of Arnold after learning that Dudley is about to become Mr. Horton's latest victim.
 
19 Feb. 1983
Family on Ice
Kimberly impresses professional skater Dorothy Hamill with her ice skating, and is taken under her wing. But Kimberly is overwhelmed by the hard work it takes to become a professional skater, and devises a way out.
 
26 Feb. 1983
Hall Monitor
Arnold, realizing that Kathy is struggling to fit in at public school, encourages her to become hall monitor. He quickly realizes that he has created a monster when she begins to take her job too literally.
 
5 Mar. 1983
The Cricket
Arnold becomes attached to a cricket that he believes is bringing him luck. Unfortunately, Drummond and Willis do not share the same warm feelings toward the cricket, which keeps them up at night.
 
12 Mar. 1983
Roommates
With Willis needing a quiet room to study for his SAT tests, Arnold and Drummond agree to become roommates so that Willis can have Drummond's room to himself.
 
19 Mar. 1983
The Reporter
As a reporter for the school newspaper, Arnold learns that drugs are being sold on school grounds. This attracts the concern of First Lady Nancy Reagan, who comes to the school to talk about her anti-drug campaign.
 
30 Apr. 1983
Romeo and Juliet
Arnold is excited about auditioning for the role of Romeo in the school play "Romeo & Juliet" until he finds out that his nemesis, Lisa, got the role of Juliet.
 
7 May 1983
My Fair Larry
Willis asks Kimberly to help a classmate who lacks sensitivity to try and get a girl at school. However, the plan backfires when he falls in love with Kimberly.
 
1 Oct. 1983
Mr. T and mr. t
Arnold and his friends meet Mr. T in this tale about Arnold trying to win the heart of a classmate.
 
1 Oct. 1983
The Goat
In his first few days at junior high, Arnold has trouble breaking out of Willis's shadow. So he comes up with a plan to kidnap the school mascot and then become a hero by "finding" and returning it.
 
22 Oct. 1983
Rashomon II
After a burglar's attempt to rob the house is foiled, Arnold, Willis, and Drummond all give different accounts of how it happen.
 
29 Oct. 1983
The Lie
Willis lies about his qualifications so that he can get a job at Arnold's carnival.
 
12 Nov. 1983
Drafted
A computer glitch which identifies Arnold as being 18-years of age and drafted into the military leaves Drummond fighting mad.
 
19 Nov. 1983
The Van Drummonds
The Drummonds' Dutch relatives come to visit. However it's anything but a happy visitation for Arnold and Willis, who end up taking the rap for the mischievous behavior of their cousin Hans.
 
26 Nov. 1983
The Moonlighter
Arnold is upset when his favorite teacher lies to him about working as a waitress at a sleazy nightclub.
 
3 Dec. 1983
Coming of Age
With her 18th birthday approaching, Kimberly decides that she wants to delay her college education so she can live in Europe for a year. However, Drummond is dead-set against the idea.
 
10 Dec. 1983
Assert Yourself
With only two days left until the class election, Arnold resigns as Dudley's campaign manager and decides to run against him.
 
17 Dec. 1983
Mrs. Z
After appearing on TV for giving a huge donation to charity, Drummond is threatened by extortionists. Instead of giving in to their demands, he tries to catch them in the act by hiring a bodyguard who turns out to be the female version of Mr. T.
 

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