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(1979–1980)

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15 Sep. 1979
The Party
Mr. Roper decides to throw his wife a surprise party. He asks his former tenants, Jack, Janet, and Chrissy to help him. When Brookes sees him with them, he jumps to conclusions.
 
22 Sep. 1979
Days of Beer and Rosie
A man shows up and claims to be Stanley's son. Stanley admits to know his mother, but doesn't remember the night that she claimed to conceive her son. Roper goes to talk to a friend who was with him at the time to find out if the claims are true.
 
29 Sep. 1979
Power Play
On the day that Helen is making dinner to impress her rich sister, Ethel, the utilities are cut off because Stanley forgot to pay the bills. He goes to great lengths to hide his mistake.
 
6 Oct. 1979
Baby Talk
Helen adores the Brookes' boy, David, which leads her to feel she and Stanley could adopt a baby. Stanley is against it. Still, she calls an agency and sets up a home interview.
 
13 Oct. 1979
Two for the Road
Both Stanley and Jeffrey argue with their wives and walk out on them at the same time. Getting drunk at a bar brings them together as buddies, but sobering up may open their eyes to a big problem they've unwittingly created.
 
20 Oct. 1979
Puppy Love
Stanley's going to be in trouble if Helen finds out he's lost her new puppy "Muffin" on a walk. He decides that a look-alike just might fool her and get him off the hook. Will Stanley get away with it or be barked at by Helen?
 
27 Oct. 1979
All Around the Clock
The clock Stanley gives Helen for their anniversary turns out to be stolen from Brookes' apartment.
 
3 Nov. 1979
Odd Couples
A fire in the kitchen leads to the Ropers having to stay with the Brookes family until their place is ready again. However, Stanley's behavior gets on Jeffrey's last nerve.
 
17 Nov. 1979
Pal Joey
Helen hires Stanley's friend, Joey, to haul out their furniture so she can redecorate. Her brother in law, Hubert, hears of Helen's plan and decides to buy some new furniture. Joey offers to sell his furniture for him and sells it to Stanley. When Helen sees he bought her sister's furniture she freaks out.
 
24 Nov. 1979
Helen Makes Music
Helen really wants an electric organ but Stanley won't pay for one. Anne has an emergency and asks Helen to do her a favor by showing a buyer some property. An embarrassing situation may complicate things.
 
1 Dec. 1979
The Skeleton
Jeffrey Brookes has a secret. His Uncle Bill is a free spirited "hobo" who has no interest in material things. To his horror, Bill shows up at his doorstep...but not before Stanley meets him and hires Bill to help around his place.
 
15 Dec. 1979
The Other Man
When Stanley is being inattentive towards Helen, she decides to make him jealous by pretending to have an affair with the gardener. Both Anne and Jeffrey Brookes decide to help out and also hire some other guys to pose as Helen's lover.
 
26 Jan. 1980
And Who's Been Sleeping in My...?
A young woman without a place to live has been sleeping in the Ropers' storage room. Stanley thinks the girl is a dangerous "dope fiend" while Helen wants to let her stay.
 
2 Feb. 1980
Jenny's Date
Mr. Roper decides to fix Jenny up with Brookes' nephew and Brookes freaks out upon learning about it.
 
9 Feb. 1980
Of Mice and Horses
Ethel tries to get a china horse, supposedly from the Ming Dynasty, away from Helen.
 
16 Feb. 1980
Family Feud
Helen's and David's birthday party is a disaster when first Stanley and Jeffrey and then Helen and Anne start squabbling.
 
1 Mar. 1980
The Other Woman
Helen is convinced Stanley is having an affair when she sees him give a locket to another women.
 
8 Mar. 1980
Men About the House
Helen volunteers Stanley to babysit on his poker night.
 
15 Mar. 1980
Old Flames
Stanley is jealous when Helen wants to reunite with an old boyfriend who is in town, so he tries to reconnect with an old girlfriend to get even with her. Also, David trades Jeffrey's model train set for Stanley's old inner tube.
 
1 May 1980
The Rummage Sale
Stanley fears Helen accidentally gave a box containing his girlie magazines to a church rummage sale.
 
8 May 1980
Four Letter Word
Running out of money, Stanley needs to take a job on the killing floor at his brother-in-law Hubert's meat packing plant. Later, his fortunes change when he learns Hubert is planning a secret trip to Acapulco with his secretary.
 
15 May 1980
Mother's Wake
Helen and her sisters are shocked by their elderly mother wanting to have a 'wake' for herself. She invites others to say goodbye in advance. Also, Jeffrey throws his back out and is trapped in a chair.
 

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