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Season 3

18 Sep. 1987
Aloha: Part 1
Jason (ALAN THICKE) faces a near mutiny situation by his unhappy family when the vacationing Seavers are stranded on a rented boat miles from the shores of Maui. (Part 1 of 2)
 
18 Sep. 1987
Aloha: Part 2
Romance and relationships are highlighted as the Seaver family continues their vacation in the tropical paradise of Maui. (Part 2 of 2)
 
22 Sep. 1987
Taking Care of Business
Morals and friendships are tested when Mike (KIRK CAMERON) takes a job at a stereo store managed by a notorious troublemaker from his past.
 
29 Sep. 1987
Not Necessarily the News
After being turned down for a job again and again, Maggie (JOANNA KERNS) thinks she wasn't meant to have a career. Maybe, she should just stay home and cook meals for the family.
 
6 Oct. 1987
Michaelgate
Scandal erupts at Dewey High School after class clown Mike Seaver (KIRK CAMERON) is nominated for high school student body president.
 
13 Oct. 1987
Big Brother's Not Watching
Mike's (KIRK CAMERON) influence with Ben (JEREMY MILLER) is threatened when Carol (TRACEY GOLD) helps Ben manipulate their parents to help with the cost of a new bike.
 
27 Oct. 1987
A Star Is Born
When the girl he likes is chosen as leading lady in the high school play, Mike Seaver (KIRK CAMERON) auditions for leading man--and wins the part. He knows nothing about acting and can't recall his lines, but he loves rehearsing the kissing scenes.
 
3 Nov. 1987
Gone But Not Forgotten
Burglars ransack the Seaver home and, more than just material belongings, steal the family's most valuable possession--their sense of safety and security.
 
10 Nov. 1987
Who's Zoomin' Who?
The road to romance gets a little rocky for Carol Seaver and her boyfriend Bobby when her head is turned by a handsome new student. BRAD PITT guest stars.
 
17 Nov. 1987
This Is Your Life
When Jason Seaver (ALAN THICKE) tells Ben (JEREMY MILLER) to face his tonsillectomy like a Seaver, Ben is ready to give up his family membership. Under anesthetic, he dreams that he's been replaced by a new, improved Ben.
 
24 Nov. 1987
Broadway Bound
After starring in last year's hit play at Dewey High School, Mike Seaver (KIRK CAMERON) decides to skip the auditions for this year's production and head straight for Broadway stardom.
 
1 Dec. 1987
The Scarlet Letter
When Carol Seaver (TRACEY GOLD) turns in an exam paper that she bluffed her way through because she didn't study and gets an A+ on it, she has serious doubts about the importance of grades and education.
 
8 Dec. 1987
A Reason to Live
Jason Seaver (ALAN THICKE) feels dispirited and useless until he meets a sad, scruffy young girl who needs his help.
 
15 Dec. 1987
Nasty Habits
Mike (KIRK CAMERON) will do anything to put off doing his English paper, so Jason (ALAN THICKE) tries a bit of reverse psychology to motivate his son.
 
5 Jan. 1988
The Marrying Kind
Jason and Maggie (ALAN THICKE and JOANNA KERNS) are shocked when Carol (TRACEY GOLD) announces her engagement to Bobby (KEVIN WIXTED).
 
12 Jan. 1988
State of the Union
Jason and Maggie (ALAN THICKE and JOANNA KERNS) drift further apart when Maggie's new job demands more and more of her time.
 
26 Jan. 1988
The Mom Who Knew Too Much
Carol (TRACEY GOLD) is furious with Maggie (JOANNA KERNS) after she tells Jason (ALAN THICKE) one of Carol's most intimate secrets.
 
9 Feb. 1988
Great Expectations
When Mike learns that Melia, his Hawaiian romance, is going to be in California for a convention, he schemes to fly out to see her without his parents' knowledge with help from Carol and Ben.
 
1 Mar. 1988
Dance Fever: Part 1
Jason and Maggie chaperone a high school dance attended by Carol and Mike, and Ben goes in search of his manhood. (Part 1 of 2)
 
2 Mar. 1988
Dance Fever: Part 2
Jason and Maggie compete to see which of them is the better disc jockey at a high school dance; Ben continues his quest for manhood; Mike discovers he has values, and Carol learns to think for herself... Second of a two-part episode.
 
9 Mar. 1988
Bringing Up Baby
Pregnant, tired and overworked, Maggie tries to muster the courage to tell her bossthat she's having a baby. Meanwhile, the Seaver children try to understand why they weren't consulted about this baby who's sure to change their lives.
 
30 Mar. 1988
The Obscure Objects of Our Desire: Part 1
The Seaver children clean up the house in order to make money from a garage sale, at Jason's suggestion. Various of the collected items reminisce about their past, introducing clips from previous shows.
 
30 Mar. 1988
The Obscure Objects of Our Desire: Part 2
The Seaver children clean up the house in order to make money from a garage sale, at Jason's suggestion. Various of the collected items reminisce about their past, introducing clips from previous shows.
 
26 Apr. 1988
How the West Was Won: Part 1
Coach Lubbock's contract is up at the end of the semester, and Mike decides to help him out by organizing a strike to keep him at Dewey High School. (Part 1 of 2)
 
27 Apr. 1988
How the West Was Won: Part 2
After staging a sit-in to protest the firing of his favorite teacher, Coach Lubbock, Mike is suspended from school and the coach refuses to talk to him--blaming him for all his problems. (Part 2 of 2)
 
4 May 1988
Graduation Day
Mike's graduation stirs memories from his proud parents, who recall his birth and first day of school. Carol loses her long-standing bet that her brother will never graduate.
 

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