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1988

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.
 
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 Chrissy.
 
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.
 

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