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Episode List


Season 5

2 Oct. 1991
The Lake
The Arnolds and the Pfeiffers take their annual summer fishing trip to Lake Winnihacci. While on the trip, Kevin meets and falls in love with a local girl who seems to have a lot in common with him.
9 Oct. 1991
Day One
On his first day of high school, Kevin quickly realizes that it is not quite the same as junior high where he knew everyone and was the high man on the totem pole. He is followed by an annoying classmate, bullied by Wayne, and picked on by an egotistical teacher.
16 Oct. 1991
The Hardware Store
Fed up with the low pay at his first regular job, Kevin decides to try for a job at the mall where he can meet girls. He demands a pay raise not expecting to get it. When he does, he quits anyway.
23 Oct. 1991
Frank and Denise
Denise and Frank seem to be made for each other, until Denise turns her eye to Kevin because he understands poetry. Although she breaks up with Frank and kisses Kevin, Kev thinks it would be better if she went back to Frank because they are a perfect match.
30 Oct. 1991
Full Moon Rising
When Ricky Halsenbach becomes the first of Kevin's friends to turn 16 and get his driver's license, Kevin cancels a weekend date to cruise in a car with the guys and pick up chicks.
6 Nov. 1991
With a new girlfriend, Wayne actually becomes nicer and more likable. However, his new girlfriend seems to be more interested in Kevin.
20 Nov. 1991
After being cut from the football team, Kevin finds out that McKinley High has a soccer team. He signs up for the team but soon realizes that most of the kids on the team are nerdy and un-athletic and the coach is a legendary former football coach whose best days have passed him by.
4 Dec. 1991
Dinner Out
For Jack's 43rd birthday, Norma decides to try and repair his relationship with Karen by having them meet at a restaurant. Her plan begins to backfire when Jack continues to begrudge Karen's live-in boyfriend Michael.
11 Dec. 1991
Christmas Party
With the holidays approaching, the Arnolds get ready to host their annual Christmas party. However, this year's party will become memorable ... for all the wrong reasons.
18 Dec. 1991
Pfeiffer's Choice
Alvin Pfeiffer's investment in some oceanfront property pays off. But while the both the Arnold's and the Pfeiffer's seem happy over the new developments, Jack Arnold seems a bit put-off by Alvin's new spending habits.
8 Jan. 1992
Road Test
Kevin seems to be doing okay trying to pass his driver's test, with one exception: his parallel parking skills need some work.
15 Jan. 1992
Grandpa's Car
Grandpa Arnold has trouble driving, but refuses to listen to anyone's concerns. When Kevin agrees to accompany Grandpa back home, their road trip takes some unexpected turns.
29 Jan. 1992
Kevin's English teacher Miss Shaw, has some rather unorthodox methods of teaching. While the class enjoys these new methods, they don't sit well with the school board.
5 Feb. 1992
Private Butthead
Wayne goes to take his SAT's, but shocks his family when he decides to try and join the army instead. With The Vietnam War still going on, the Arnolds are afraid that Wayne could be shipped off, and into the war.
12 Feb. 1992
Of Mastodons and Men
Kevin starts spending most of his time with his new girlfriend, Julie, and her family, no longer allowing him to "hang out with the guys." When she all of a sudden wants him to "go steady", he begins to have second thoughts about their relationship.
26 Feb. 1992
Double Double Date
When Kevin develops a crush on the new Swedish exchange student, he asks Winnie to help fix him up on a date with her. In return, Winnie asks Kevin to fix her up with a new student that is in one of his classes. Things get interesting when they are all forced to double date to the spring dance.
11 Mar. 1992
With McKinley High making a run in the state basketball playoffs, Kevin takes an interest in the team and has a new hero in star player Bobby Riddle. However, when Bobby has a letdown, Kevin learns a valuable lesson in a what a hero really is.
18 Mar. 1992
Lunch Stories
We follow several different stories during the course of one lunch period at William McKinley Senior High. Wayne Arnold tries to win a bet by finding the true identity of a kid known only as Maniac. Kevin is asked by Winnie to donate blood for the school blood drive, and is also hooked into trying to sneak out of school to see an X-rated film with his friends.
25 Mar. 1992
Carnal Knowledge
Kevin and his friends try to sneak in to see Carnal Knowledge. Meanwhile, Paul ends up having sex with a friend of the family, leaving him feeling confused.
8 Apr. 1992
The Lost Weekend
When his parents go away for the weekend, Kevin decides to invite the guys over for a night of poker. When their poker night gets boring, they decide to invite more people over, turning Kevin's house into an out-of-control party.
22 Apr. 1992
Stormy Weather
When Karen has a fight with Michael, she comes back home in the middle of the night to stay with the family. The next day, Kevin, his dad, and Wayne drive to Michael's house to move her stuff out, prompting Michael to follow them home in hopes of trying to reconcile with Karen.
29 Apr. 1992
The Wedding
With their wedding day approaching, Karen and Michael decided to forgo a traditional church ceremony in favor of a small outdoor ceremony with family and friends. Kevin sees a potential disaster after the wedding when he finds out that Karen and Michael are planning to move to Alaska and have yet to tell his mom and dad.
6 May 1992
Back to the Lake
As summer begins, Kevin is dismayed that almost all the fun of previous summers is gone. All his friends are working summer jobs, and his Dad wants him to do the same. Feeling that the world has turned on him, Kevin and Paul head back up to the Lake, where Kevin hopes to find a girl he met at the Lake a year earlier.
13 May 1992
Broken Hearts and Burgers
A misunderstanding at a burger joint causes Winnie to give Kevin the cold shoulder. Kevin tries to patch things up, while remembering the moments that brought Winnie both closer and away from him.

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