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Season 4

19 Oct. 1988
Fool for Love
Ben works up the courage to ask a girl to a Halloween party.
 
26 Oct. 1988
Birth of a Seaver
Maggie goes into labor on Ben's Birthday, and she gives birth to a baby girl, meanwhile Ben wanders around the hospital and befriends a old guy named Chris. At the end Ben names his baby sister Christy.
 
2 Nov. 1988
Family Ties: Part 1
In a showdown over his rights as an 18-year-old college student who is too old to play by the house rules established when he was a child, Mike moves out of the house and into his car.
 
9 Nov. 1988
Family Ties: Part 2
Mike converts the storage space above the garage into an apartment. In so doing, he must choose whether he wants to be tenant or family member. Second of a two-part episode.
 
16 Nov. 1988
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Jason sends his mother on a cruise to get her mind off her dead husband, but when she returns with a fiancé in tow, Jason finds it hard to accept the man who will "replace" his father.
 
23 Nov. 1988
Homecoming Queen
Carol is shocked to learn she is among the nominees for homecoming queen.
 
30 Nov. 1988
Nude Photos
When the family learns that a photo Mike took for a photography class he was taking is being honored, he didn't want them to know about it. So he tries to weave a tale but they know that Mike took the class so that he could take naked pictures of girls. So they go to the exhibit and discover what his photo is.
 
7 Dec. 1988
Ben's First Kiss
Ben wants to score a date with a classmate who is not allowed to date. He throws himself a spontaneous birthday party at home and invites her. With help from Mike and Carol, they concoct a scheme to make it all happen.
 
4 Jan. 1989
The Nanny
When Maggie goes back to work after the birth of her baby, Jason hires a young, pretty co-ed to serve as a nanny. Only problem is, Maggie feels threatened and wants the girl fired.
 
11 Jan. 1989
Mandingo
A trip to Martha's Vineyard goes wrong when Mike and Julie are the only ones who make the ferry, and they end up alone together for the night.
 
18 Jan. 1989
In Carol We Trust
Carol gets away with her late-night return home from the library where she met a guy but the next night, her date with the guy ends poorly when her parents come home early. MATTHEW PERRY guest stars.
 
25 Jan. 1989
Mom of the Year
Maggie is set to receive a prestigious award from a local women's group only to be called out to cover a garbage strike instead. Meanwhile, Carol tries dating a guy 11 years her senior.
 
1 Feb. 1989
Semper Fidelis
Mike gets upset at Boner after he decides to drop out of college to join the Marines.
 
8 Feb. 1989
Feet of Clay
When Ben's favorite rock star, Johnathan Keith, comes to town, Maggie pulls some strings through her television station to get him a backstage pass and tickets to the show. Jason accompanies Ben and quickly realizes that Ben's idol is not what he seems.
 
15 Feb. 1989
Anniversary from Hell
Jason and Maggie are in for a surprise when an anniversary party is planned without their knowledge. As things get out of hand, desserts start flying.
 
22 Feb. 1989
Fortunate Son
Mike is tired of his job at the car wash. While playing video games with Ben at a neighborhood convenience store, he inquires about working there. The manager immediately hires him for the graveyard shift. The store has many minorities working there. When he asks his boss to be let off the graveyard shift, his boss complies. It makes him feel uncomfortable being that he just started there, and that his wish was only granted because he is white. So Mike sets out to prove his boss is a racist.
 
1 Mar. 1989
Double Standard
Charges of sexism are heard when Jason and Maggie dole out punishments to the kids according to gender. Meanwhile, Mike keeps a new relationship a secret.
 
15 Mar. 1989
The Recruiter
Carol tries to fail in her interview for Boston College, her parents' alma mater, because she doesn't want to go there. Mike helps her by hiring someone to play her dad for the interview.
 
22 Mar. 1989
Show Ninety: Who Knew?
After Jason tries to help Mike with his psychology homework, both are surprised to find that Jason does even worse than his son.
 
12 Apr. 1989
Second Chance
Carol disobeys Maggie and Jason by sneaking out to a bar with her college-age boyfriend Sandy. She learns a valuable lesson when Sandy gets into an accident and ends up in the hospital.
 
26 Apr. 1989
The Looooove Boat: Part 1
Wally and Irma invite everyone to a cruise wedding on the same ship they first met on, but the trip is marred by fighting and arguing. First of a two-part episode.
 
3 May 1989
The Looooove Boat: Part 2
Jason apologizes to everyone, and Irma and Wally are married. Meanwhile, Mike and Julie reveal their secret relationship and Mike makes a surprise announcement. Second of a two-part episode.
 

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