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Episode List



6 Jan. 1981
Mister Big
Henry's comic book company is being acquired by Wainwright Publishings, and he thinks his job is in jeopardy when new boss Arthur Wainwright prefers to hire more youthful people.
13 Jan. 1981
The Location
Sara rents her apartment to a film crew for a movie, which involves live animals. Unfortunately, one of the animals, a male lion, escapes and ventures into Henry and Muriel's apartment during their dinner engagement with Arthur Wainwright.
27 Jan. 1981
A Friend in Need
Monroe feels it's time to finally lose his virginity. Henry hopes talking will help, while Sara thinks a sex surrogate is a better idea. Oddly enough, Mrs. Rafkin may be the answer.
3 Feb. 1981
A Fine Romance
Muriel's friend from college, Sylvia Walker, pays her a visit after undergoing a divorce. While left alone with Henry, Sylvia makes advances towards him.
10 Feb. 1981
The Boy in the Band
Rich Holland, Muriel's old drummer, is in town. Rich takes a liking to Jackie, which does not exactly thrill Muriel.
17 Feb. 1981
Deadline for Henry
Arthur Wainwright gives Henry an assignment that requires him to work overnight, which is a huge burden for Henry as he has jury duty. Therefore, Muriel, Jackie and Monroe take turns keeping Henry awake at night.
24 Feb. 1981
Henry's father, Huey, gets kicked out of his retirement home and is thinking of venturing out on his own. Meanwhile, Jackie is considering moving to New York for a new job opportunity.
3 Mar. 1981
An "oversexed quarterback" chooses Muriel to photograph him nude.
17 Mar. 1981
What's Wrong with Mr. Right?
Jackie is dating a married (actually separated) man.
24 Mar. 1981
Up Your Easter Bonnet
Henry and Muriel go on a skiing trip, which gives Sara the opportunity to offer her parents' apartment to Monroe to stay during Spring Break, as Monroe's parents do not want him to visit.
5 May 1981
Cosmic Cow vs. the Oval Office
Henry loses his job when he writes a satire of Cosmic Cow and Nancy Reagan fixing the country's problems. To combat the salary loss, Muriel takes a job and the Rushes deal with the role reversal.
12 May 1981
The Return of Rafkin
The Rush's hire a medium to conduct a séance for Miss Rafkin, as she thinks her late brother is trying to communicate with her from the other side.
10 Nov. 1981
The Prince and the Frog
A guy who was pursuing Jackie years ago comes back to town. When Jackie learns this, she makes herself scarce. Sara meets him when he arrives and is amazed by how great he looks. She makes a play for him and they go out. When Jackie learns of this, she's upset.
17 Nov. 1981
What's Our Rush?
Henry and Muriel decide not to find out what the gender of their baby is; however, Henry's father wants to know. He drags Monroe with him to help break into the doctor's office to find out.
24 Nov. 1981
Rafkin's Bum
A bum shows up and says that he and their previous tenant were close. However, he appears not to know that their tenant was a transvestite and they don't tell him. When he leaves something behind, they bring it back to him and discover that he's also keeping a secret.
8 Dec. 1981
The Remaking of Monroe
Sara comes home from a concert angry at Monroe because he didn't stand up to someone who took their seats. She takes him to an assertiveness training class which does wonders for his self-confidence but it also makes him pushy, arrogant and rude to the point that he is told never to set foot in the Rush home again.

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