Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot20 September 1987
Michael Taylor and Joey Harris who were friends 13 years ago, are informed that a girl they both dated, passed away and they're named in her will. And what she left them is her 12 year old daughter Nicole and one of them is the father. While Michael is hesitant, Joey takes her. But as soon as they get to his place, he has to go somewhere, leaving her alone. And Michael shows up telling him off and they get into it.
27 September 1987
Michael and Joey have a disagreement over where to live, decide to split up and then compromise by incorporating Michael's environment in Joey's loft.
4 October 1987
Michael and Joey's contrasting methods as parents are put to the test when Nicole deceives her two fathers about her plans for the evening.
18 October 1987
After Nicole is stood up on her first date, Joey and Michael visit the boy, discover the problem and help remedy it.
25 October 1987
After Michael's date abandons him, Nicole tries to set him up with their neighbor, only to learn they have nothing in common.
1 November 1987
Michael and Joey, without a babysitter for Nicole, bring their dates home only to throw than out when they prove to be bad models for Nicole.
Season 1, Episode 7: Once a Son8 November 1987
Joey's father, who has always been disappointed with his son's choice of careers, visits Joey's first art exhibit and challenges Joey to sell a painting or work in the family plumbing business.
15 November 1987
Michael meets an attractive, intelligent woman and spends a romantic evening with her, but he is shocked to learn she is Judge Wilbur's engaged niece.
29 November 1987
Nicole is afraid to fail at art, because that might mean Joey isn't her father.
6 December 1987
Michael feels guilty when the responsibility of his career prohibits him from being the kind of parent he would like to be to Nicole.
20 December 1987
At Christmas, it requires ingenuity on the part of Michael and Joey to help Nicole overcome the sadness of missing her mother.
3 January 1988
Nicole tries to manipulate her fathers by complaining about being an only child, but the ploy backfires when they get her a little brother.
10 January 1988
When Michael's mother comes for a surprise visit, she and her traditional parenting philosophies wreak havoc with the family's unusual but happy homelife.
17 January 1988
Nicole is sure she's going to lose another family member when the guys overdo a physical fitness regime.
Season 1, Episode 15: The Wedge7 February 1988
Joey and Michael clash when Joey's friend Malcolm, a rock singer, accuses Joey of being a stuffed shirt and says Nicole should have more freedom.
14 February 1988
Cory and Nicole face the first test of growing up when Cory's brother tries to push him into making romantic overtures.
21 February 1988
Nicole's dreams of a modeling career are shattered when she's passed over at her first casting call.
28 February 1988
When Michael's adventuresome sister pays him a visit after a long separation, he tries to stop doting and accept her for the free spirit she is.
19 March 1988
Michael and Joey have difficulty allowing Nicole to attend a week long camping outing.
28 March 1988
Joey enlists Michael to coach him on the finer points of etiquette when he meets a debutante dream girl.
9 May 1988
When a reporter does a story on the judge, criticizing her decisions most specifically her decision to put Nicole with Joey and Michael. They want his head. But a television reporter offers to do a story and let the public decide on her decision.
14 August 1988
Corey tries to set his mom up with Klawicki.
11 January 1989
Zach, a boy whom Nicole knew moves to New York and comes to see her. And Cory is not comfortable with her being with him.
18 January 1989
When Nicole asks her more experienced girlfriend for kissing tips, Michael and Joey prepare for a fathers daughter talk by enrolling in a sexuality awareness seminar attended by a group of angry women over 30.
1 February 1989
With Nicole away for the weekend, Michael and Joey resume a 15 year old bet that one of them can get their high school "no" queen of all time to say "yes" to a date.
8 February 1989
Lifestyles and temperaments change dramatically in the Taylor/Harris household when Michael loses his job and Joey goes to work.
15 February 1989
A visit from her rock and roll idol Malcolm O'Dell leaves Nicole star-struck until the musician loses his music making ability.
22 February 1989
When 14 year old Nicole comes home with liquor on her breath, the Dads employ their own brand of shock therapy: a vivid and frightening demonstration of the dangers of alcohol abuse.
1 March 1989
When a man whom the judge sent to prison sends her death threats, she's assigned someone to protect her--Bull Shannon from Night Court.
8 March 1989
Nicole rebels when Joey ignores her objections to his dating a hot but condescending woman. Her revenge? She goes out with every fathers nightmare someone named Chopper.
15 March 1989
When Nicole finds Joey in bed with a woman, her public bragging fuels Joey's already red hot reputation and gives Nicole, by association, a red hot reputation of her own.
22 March 1989
Through a series of dreams, Nicole has a chance to see what life would have been like if her mother had married either Michael or Joey.
29 March 1989
Michael is excited and Joey apprehensive as they begin their jobs together at a new financial magazine, but emotions mix when they meet their boss, Karen, an attractive and assertive woman.
5 April 1989
In order to distract her over protective dads, Nicole introduce then to a beautiful new neighbor.
Season 2, Episode 13: Crushed12 April 1989
Shelby's crush on Michael wreaks havoc in her friendship with Nicole, then leads to heartbreak when Shelby mistakes a casual conversation for a romantic overture.
19 April 1989
When Nicole fails to make the basketball team, Joey confronts her coach who turns out to be a very competitive woman both on and off the court.
7 May 1989
Michael's uncle shows up and he's not exactly pleased to see him. It seems he has a habit of making promises that he doesn't keep. And he's making some to Nicole.
29 July 1989
Nicole decides to drop out of an advanced English class - with best friend Shelby's encouragement, after overhearing Michael and Joey disdainfully discussing their "smart" boss, Karen.
24 September 1989
Michael is dating Zach's recently divorced mother. And despite being told by Joey that he's the man whom she is seeing to get over her break up, he continues to see her. And it causes problems for Nicole and Zach.
1 October 1989
Joey goes for brownie points by offering to babysit his girlfriend's daughter.
15 October 1989
Nicole is dating a slightly older guy. When the guys hear about this, they forbid her to see him. She sneaks out to see him. They follow her and discover her getting her heart broken.
22 October 1989
Shelby is dating a guy whom Nicole says is a creep. But Shelby ignores her. So to prove it to her, Nicole goes on a double date with them and the guy's friend. And sure enough his true self comes out but Shelby finds it hard to accept.
29 October 1989
Joey throws a party and wakes up the next day to discover he has married a female wrestler.
1 November 1989
Nicole becomes depressed as she wants to wishes to an adult. Her dads try to cheer her up and make her see the advantages of being a teenager.
Season 3, Episode 7: Duel5 November 1989
It's the homecoming dance at Nicole's school. And the teacher in charge goes to see Joey and Michael to see if they have any suggestions. They're both taken with her and they come up with a girls asking out the boys. And Nicole finds herself in a delicate position cause this where she decides if she wants to be with Cory or Zach. And when she makes her choice, someone else asks him out.
Season 3, Episode 8: Dad Patrol8 November 1989
After being burgalarized Joey and Michael create their own watch program so Nicole will safe. But it's Michael who's feeling apprehensive and leads to being trapped on the roof.
15 November 1989
Michael and Joey's parenting styles continue to clash so they decide submit to a DNA test. They agree that whoever is not the biological father will step aside. While waiting for the results they learn something more important.
22 November 1989
Joey and Michael are trapped in an elevator leading them to recall interesting moments of the last several years. Nicole, Margaret, and Shelby have trouble holding off eating dinner until the guys are freed.
Season 3, Episode 11: Class29 November 1989
Joey learns about an opening for an art teacher but he lacks the college degree required. He returns to school but discovers his instructor is Mr. Kelcher who he clashed with in the past.
20 December 1989
Christmas commences with the usual bickering between Joey and Michael. Then both imagine alternate futures with everyone much aged except the judge who's exactly the same.
10 January 1990
Frustrated by how much time Nicole is spending with Zach -- and by the fact they seem to be invisible when the two are together -- Michael and Joey declare that she must date someone else for awhile. To convince them they're wrong, Nicole decides to pick the worst possible boy to date: a guy named Jordan, who "reads" people's handshakes, and "collects" rats. Unfortunately, he turns out to be annoying enough that even she soon wants to get rid of him -- but she is hoping to hold out long enough that Michael and Joey will throw him out first, because otherwise it will seem like they have "won" the power struggle.
21 January 1990
Joey learns that his girlfriend and her daughter are moving to California.
5 March 1990
Joey is arrested for protesting environmental pollution.
12 March 1990
Appendicitis cancels Nicole's "sweet 16" party.
19 March 1990
Art collectors are chomping at the bit after Joey's obituary is mistakenly printed.
26 March 1990
Joey's childhood sweetheart falls for Michael.
2 April 1990
When Wilbur is about to receive an honor, the guys feeling as if that some of her friends and family should be there decides to do a little snooping. They learn of a guy who appears to be a friend, so they invite him without telling Wilbur. When he arrives he assumes she knew and when she sees him, she tells him to go. That's when she reveals that he's her ex-husband.
16 April 1990
Nicole learns she's not considered part of the in crowd and considers extreme measures to change her status. Joey's girlfriend won't accept their breakup so he makes up a new romance.
23 April 1990
A TV show offers to give a viewer a chance to go out with a music star. And to insure that the viewer's parents approve, they offer to give the parents to live out their dream. And for Joey is to play pro basketball and what they offer him is a chance to play one on one with his idol Dr. J. And for Michael is to perform on piano. Things seem to be OK except Zach doesn't like it.
30 April 1990
Joey's ex comes back to town to marry someone else but he's not over her yet.
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