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1984

7 Jan. 1984
The Senior Class Queen
Kimberly wants to force the school to admit girls into the Letterman's club. Willis opposes this idea, so he enters the school's beauty pageant to prove his point.
 
14 Jan. 1984
Where There's Smoke
Arnold and Dudley give into peer pressure and experiment with smoking. They realize they don't like the effects of cigarettes, but the real persuasion to have them kick the habit comes from someone very close to home from Dudley - his father, whom despite having had a lung operation, is still a chronic smoker.
 
21 Jan. 1984
Drummond's Lady
After an unfavorable first encounter with a local fitness host named Maggie McKinney, Drummond still decides to invest in her business. He soon realizes that he wants it to be more than a business venture.
 
28 Jan. 1984
The Hitchhikers: Part 1
Drummond has warned his children on the dangers of hitchhiking. Despite this, Arnold and Kimberly decide to thumb a ride when they find themselves short on cash (instead of swallowing some pride and calling home to get picked up). A seemingly friendly man named Bill decides to give them a ride, but when he makes a "wrong turn," he shows his true colors and forces them to go to his house, where he holds them captive.
 
4 Feb. 1984
The Hitchhikers: Part 2
As a very worried Drummond wonders where Arnold and Kimberly are, the two are held captive by a schizophrenic man named Bill, who is determined to seduce Kimberly. Arnold (who has been drugged) manages to escape and finds his way home, but Drummond and the others find themselves in a race against time trying to get the details out of Arnold before Bill can attack Kimberly.
 
11 Feb. 1984
Hooray for Hollywood: Part 1
After Maggie breaks off their relationship, Drummond decides to take the family to Hollywood to meet up with her and find out why.
 
18 Feb. 1984
Hooray for Hollywood: Part 2
Drummond proposes marriage to Maggie, only to find out that she has a 7-year old son named Sam. Everyone is excited about the prospect of having new family members except for Arnold who feels that he will be neglected.
 
25 Feb. 1984
The Wedding
Drummond's wedding plans hit a snag after his lawyer convinces him to ask Maggie to sign a prenuptial agreement, which does not go over too well with her.
 
3 Mar. 1984
The Honeymoon's Over
On the night of a big party, Arnold is stuck at home babysitting Sam.
 
17 Mar. 1984
The Bar Mitzvah Boy
Arnold thinks of converting to Judaism when he sees how many presents and checks his friend Robbie collects for his Bar Mitzvah.
 
24 Mar. 1984
Kathy's Olympics
As part of Kathy's wheelchair games, Arnold decides to host a fund-raising party. He gets stuck with Lisa as a date and bribes Robby to take Kathy. He faces a problem when Maggie throws away his old sneakers which contain the donated money.
 
5 May 1984
The Houseguest
Charlene temporarily moves in to the Drummond household after a fight with her father. She soon realizes that she and Willis have different ideas about marriage.
 
12 May 1984
The Boyfriend
Kimberly lies to Drummond about moving in with her boyfriend whom he is not very fond of to begin with.
 
29 Sep. 1984
A Haunting We Will Go
After hearing that a nearby house is supposedly haunted by the ghost of its dead owner, Arnold and Sam decide to visit the house and do some investigating on their own.
 
6 Oct. 1984
Arnold and Lisa's Mother
Arnold, Dudley, and Robbie, sick and tired of Lisa squealing on them, decide to sabotage her project for the science fair. However, they have second thoughts when Lisa's mom becomes their new teacher.
 
13 Oct. 1984
Bed-Wetting
When Sam starts wetting the bed, Arnold is anything but sensitive to his problem.
 
20 Oct. 1984
Undercover Lover
Willis starts romancing the new girl at school who turns out to be an undercover narcotics agent.
 
27 Oct. 1984
Arnold's Strike
In order to impress a girl, Arnold becomes the ringleader of a student strike formed to protest the new school dress code. However, things take a turn for the worse when he is the only one suspended from school.
 
3 Nov. 1984
Sam's Father
Maggie gets very emotional when Sam decides that he wants to temporarily stay with his father.
 
10 Nov. 1984
Carmella Meets the Gooch
When Sam gets bullied by the Gooch at his school, Arnold tries to stand up to him but is unsuccessful. So he decides to get the new Italian exchange student to fight the Gooch in exchange for the promise of a date with the unsuspecting Willis.
 
17 Nov. 1984
Arnold the Entrepreneur
Arnold starts up a door-to-door business selling bug spray with Sam as his assistant. When he gets greedy and cuts Sam out of the profits, Sam decides to quit working for him and compete against him.
 
24 Nov. 1984
The Honorable Arnold J. Jackson
Arnold faces a tough decision when he is appointed judge of his classroom court and he must choose between his friend Robbie and his girlfriend Jennifer.
 
1 Dec. 1984
The Gymnasts
Willis paralyzed friend, Stuart, who was once a terrific gymnast, comes home to visit. Drummond and Willis surprise him by naming a gymnasium after him and inviting the US Olympic Gymnastics team to the ceremony. However, Stuart makes it known that he is fed up with everyone's charity.
 
8 Dec. 1984
Tonsils
Drummond sets a bad example when he talks Sam into going to the hospital for a tonsillectomy but later refuses to be checked in himself for a knee injury.
 
15 Dec. 1984
Arnold's Songbird
Arnold finds himself in a difficult spot when he promises his class that he can deliver a celebrity for the school talent show but has no luck finding anyone.
 

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