(1986–1988)

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1986

11 Sep. 1986
Home Again
Gus welcomes his widowed daughter-in-law and his three grandchildren from Fort Wayne, IN; neighbor Mrs. Finley wants to chop down the Witherspoons' tree; Jessie finds a job; Kris is unhappy with the curriculum at her new school; everyone adjusts to the new household.
 
14 Sep. 1986
The Money Machine
Jessie takes up photography; David starts a curb painting business, but his competition plays dirty and infuriates Gus.
 
21 Sep. 1986
Families and Friends
Gus's old Marine buddy J.J. Moon visits, and his overbearing personality wears on the family; Gus enlists a reluctant Molly in the battle against a gopher; David subcontracts his home chores while working for Mrs. Taft.
 
28 Sep. 1986
That Lonesome Old Caboose
Fear about his health makes Gus angry and irritable; Kris trains for a charity run; Jessie falls victim to a lie.
 
5 Oct. 1986
The Third Question
Jessie starts dating again when an attractive client asks her out, but the kids have some concerns; Gus's poker night is a disaster.
 
12 Oct. 1986
See You in Court
Gus is called for jury duty; Kris has a fender bender while learning to drive; Jessie's photography leads to an opportunity; Molly brings Arthur to school.
 
19 Oct. 1986
Small Steps Up a Tall Mountain
Inspired by the stories of Gus and his pals, David and J.R. decide to pull a Halloween prank aided by Kris; Molly is exposed to chicken pox; Gus wants to make the kids first Halloween with him special.
 
26 Oct. 1986
Choices
Jessie and Kris argue about trust; Gus agrees to chaperon Kris and her friends on a trip to San Francisco to see a rock concert; Molly is hurt when she isn't invited to a schoolmate's birthday party.
 
2 Nov. 1986
First Impressions
Jessie is sure that a classmate Kris likes participated in a convenience store robbery; Molly acts as a go-between when Joe Kaplan and Gus are on the outs; David enters Arthur in a dog show.
 
9 Nov. 1986
Different Habits
Kris discovers that her friend Bonnie has a serious problem; David and Molly unearth a time capsule buried by their father when he was a teenager; Joe Kaplan and Gus coach Kris's softball team.
 
16 Nov. 1986
Off We Go...
Joe Kaplan bets Gus that he can't keep from interfering in the lives of Jessie and the kids; David searches for a way to deal with bullies at school; Kris is hurt and angry when a favorite teacher jeopardizes her dream of attending the Air Force Academy.
 
23 Nov. 1986
Heart of a Dancer
Gus asks out a single mother, but her angry son objects and takes it out on David. Meanwhile, David likes Chelsea, Kris likes Ralph, and Jessie dates a veterinarian.
 

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