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1990

2 Jan. 1990
Rock 'n Roll
New student Larry Beeman turns Kevin on to the wonders of rock and roll. Pretty soon, Kevin purchases his own guitar and is rocking with Larry and his band.
 
16 Jan. 1990
Don't You Know Anything About Women?
Kevin wants to ask Susan Fisher to the next school dance, but can't find the courage. Wanting to help him out, his lab partner Linda offers to go with him, 'as friends.'
 
23 Jan. 1990
The Powers That Be
Grandpa Arnold visits the family and gives Kevin a puppy as a gift, but both Kevin and the pup get caught up in the middle of tensions between Jack Arnold and his father.
 
6 Feb. 1990
She, My Friend and I
Paul and his girlfriend Carla have a falling out. Wanting to make his friend feel better, Kevin offers to set Paul up with Winnie. At first Kevin is happy about the idea, but after awhile, he begins to wonder if he's made a mistake.
 
13 Feb. 1990
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
On Valentine's Day with Winnie upset at him, Kevin decides to send her a valentine to try and win her over. However his plan goes awry when the valentine is accidentally delivered to Becky Slater, who then thinks that Kevin wants her back.
 
20 Feb. 1990
The Tree House
Kevin and his Dad decide to build a tree house in the backyard. However, their father/son bonding is soon derailed when their work gives them a birds-eye view of an attractive female neighbor.
 
27 Feb. 1990
The Glee Club
The 8th Grade Boys Glee Club can't seem to carry a tune, but a new teacher named Miss Haycock is determined to rectify that.
 
13 Mar. 1990
Night Out
Newly coupled Kevin and Winnie are pressured into attending a notorious make-out party. While at the party, it seems just like any other 8th grade party ... until the lights get turned off.
 
27 Mar. 1990
Faith
Kevin is forced to ponder life and death after he's asked to write his obituary for a school assignment. Jack Arnold is facing the annual burden of tax season, and Norma usually does most of the work, but she "faces death" when she loses all the receipts for the year. All the while, astronauts on Apollo 13 also face death in space.
 
17 Apr. 1990
The Unnatural
Kevin is persuaded the the baseball coach to try out for the team. But for some reason, even though he's not playing as well as some of the other players he keeps making it to the next cut. Is because he's better than he thought or could it have something to do with the fact that Kevin's dad saved the coach's life when they were in the war together?
 
24 Apr. 1990
Goodbye
Kevin's grades in Mr Collin's Math class are not that good. After talking to Kevin, Mr Collins suggests that he could give him extra lessons to help him on the upcoming test. Kevin seems to be getting better, until one day when Mr Collins fails to show up.
 
1 May 1990
Cocoa and Sympathy
When Paul is voted "Brainiest" on this years Lisa Berlini Poll, he goes through some self esteem problems. That is until Kevin's mom tries to help Paul's confidence and in return Paul develops a crush on Kevin's mom.
 
8 May 1990
Daddy's Little Girl
Karen's 18th birthday is coming up and everybody in the Arnold household is preparing for it but her. But is it because she doesn't want such a pointless traditional or because she's not ready for it?
 
16 May 1990
Moving
When Jack finds dry rot in the house, the mention of moving out gets Kevin worried. But after those worries a squashed, Jack lets it slip out that the Coopers are moving away instead. In order to secure their relationship, Kevin buys Winnie a ring, but Winnie decides that it's best to face the inevitable and just break up. Kevin decides to attend Karen's graduation from high school instead of watching Winnie leave.
 
19 Sep. 1990
Growing Up
With the end of the summer approaching, the Arnolds decide to attend Jack's Labor Day work picnic. When it is learned that Jack was passed over for a promotion that goes to one of his rivals, tensions grow high between him and Kevin, who wants to prove that he is no longer a little kid.
 
26 Sep. 1990
Ninth Grade Man
On his first day of the ninth grade, Kevin is bullied out of his locker, humiliated by Becky Slater, scheduled for the wrong class, and meets a new girl who diverts his attention away from thinking of Winnie Cooper who is now at a different school.
 
3 Oct. 1990
The Journey
Hearing that some 10th-Grade girls are having a slumber party, Kevin, Paul and the guys travel across town in the dark of night to try and get in on the action.
 
10 Oct. 1990
The Cost of Living
With his allowance not going as far as he hopes, Kevin takes a job as a caddy at a local golf course. However, Kevin is dismayed when he finds out that he's caddying for his Dad's boss at NORCOM (who just happens to be playing golf against Jack Arnold, Kevin's Dad).
 
24 Oct. 1990
It's a Mad, Mad, Madeline World
Kevin receives an I.D. bracelet from Winnie Cooper as a present. The next day, Kevin is assigned to work on a French assignment with an attractive girl named Madeline. However, after working on their project at her house, Kevin rushes out in a panic, leaving Winnie's bracelet behind. Now Kevin has to get the bracelet back in time for his date with Winnie the next night. But how?
 
7 Nov. 1990
Little Debbie
Kevin's plans to attend a homecoming football game with his friend are thwarted when Paul's younger sister Debbie, who idolizes him, asks him to escort her to a dance.
 
14 Nov. 1990
The Ties That Bind
Money is tight around the Arnold household, and things don't look so good when the kitchen stove finally dies. Jack goes to NORCOM to ask for a raise, and gets it, as well as a promotion. With the new stove in the kitchen, it seems the Arnold's problems are over, until it becomes clear that Jack won't be back for Thanksgiving Dinner.
 
28 Nov. 1990
The Sixth Man
When Paul decides to try out for the basketball team, Kevin is convinced that he is just wasting his time. However, when he ends up making the team and his basketball skills improve, it creates a strain in their friendship.
 
12 Dec. 1990
A Very Cutlip Christmas
While at the mall, Kevin is surprised to find gym coach Cutlip playing the seasonal job of Santa Claus. When Cutlip realizes that Kevin knows, he gives him preferential treatment in gym class in hopes that Kevin won't tell his secret.
 

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