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Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Year: 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: A Day in the Life of Wood Newton

21 September 1990

Season 1, Episode 2: There Once Was a Boy Named Wood

28 September 1990

Season 1, Episode 3: Whatever Happened to Clutch Newton?

5 October 1990

Season 1, Episode 4: Sadie Hawkins Dance

26 October 1990

Season 1, Episode 5: Fast Women

29 October 1990

Season 1, Episode 6: The Moustache Show

2 November 1990
After a boozy evening, Wood passes out on the coffee table, giving Will a chance to shave off half his mustache. Meanwhile, Ava gets a visit from her old high school boyfriend Kyle Hampton.

Season 1, Episode 7: All for Charity

9 November 1990
Wood donates "a weekend with Wood Newton" to Harlan's charity. Being the high bidder, Herman Stiles wins the prize and drives Wood's entire family nuts.

Season 1, Episode 8: Something to Hold on To

19 November 1990
Right before a game with arch-rival Piggot High School, Wood's entire offensive line fails an algebra test and has to cram for a makeup test or else they will be barred from playing.

Season 1, Episode 9: Mr. Mom

26 November 1990
When Ava's new job as a prosecuting attorney keeps her away from home, Wood takes on extra domestic chores and resents it so much that he packs up and moves in with Ponder Blue. Meanwhile, Herman joins a mail-order hair club.

Season 1, Episode 10: Hooray for Wood

10 December 1990
When a Hollywood film crew arrives in town to shoot a Civil War mini-series, the townsfolk flock to play extras. Wood is cast as a Confederate colonel. The shoot is beset with problems, including temperamental actress Shelly Darling.

Season 1, Episode 11: The Wood Who Stole Christmas

17 December 1990
Everyone is dealing with issues at Christmastime. Wood is so tired of his children's materialism that he donates all of their gifts to a hard-luck family in the neighborhood.

Season 1, Episode 12: Wood and Ava and Gil and Madeline

7 January 1991
Wood and Ava are spending a lot of time with Gil and Madeline Hall, but the Halls' increasingly frequent sexual banter is making Wood and Ava nervous enough to reevaluate the friendship.

Season 1, Episode 13: Wood's Thirtieth Reunion

21 January 1991
Wood's visiting high school friends tell incriminating stories about him to Ava and Evan. And Wood's former fiancée Rebecca Kincaid is back in town and still carrying a torch for him.

Season 1, Episode 14: Vote Early and Vote Often

28 January 1991
In a flashback, the Newton family helps Ava runs for district attorney against an obnoxious opponent, and Harlan is convinced that a win for Ava would have negative effects on her marriage to Wood.

Season 1, Episode 15: Chip Off the Old Brick

4 February 1991
Herman's visiting father Brick gets pushy with Frieda and seems interested in spending time with everyone in town except for Herman.

Season 1, Episode 16: The Trials of Wood Newton

11 February 1991
Evan has a physical confrontation with Vernon Moody who disagrees with one of Evan's editorials. But Wood is called as the star witness - for Moody.

Season 1, Episode 17: Into the Woods

18 February 1991
Ava persuades Wood to take Taylor on a hunting trip at Evan's cabin, where a legendary buck dies on the front porch.

Season 1, Episode 18: Nothing to Fear But Harvey Lujack

25 February 1991
Ava feels there is cause for concern when armed robber Harvey Lujack, whom she helped put in prison, escapes and swears revenge on her.

Season 1, Episode 19: Gambler Anonymous

4 March 1991
When Kenny Rogers comes to town to visit the Newton family, they try to keep his presence a secret.

Season 1, Episode 20: Sex Education

24 March 1991
During a town-wide flu epidemic, the biology teacher gets sick and Herman Stiles winds up substitute-teaching sex education for her.

Season 1, Episode 21: I Am Wood Hear Me Roar

1 April 1991

Season 1, Episode 22: Herman and Margaret Sitting in a Tree

8 April 1991
Herman wants his friendship with Margaret to move to the next level, so Wood, Ava, Harlan, and Merlene plan a dinner party to facilitate this.

Season 1, Episode 23: Far from the Madden Crowd

29 April 1991
John Madden is sought to emcee an annual sports banquet, while Wood comes to regret asking Herman to film a documentary on the Newton family life for the Newtons' unborn baby to see.

Season 1, Episode 24: The Baby Show

6 May 1991
The annual sports banquet is interrupted when Ava goes into labor and is rushed to the hospital.

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Three Naked Men: Part 1

16 September 1991

Season 2, Episode 2: Three Naked Men: Part 2

23 September 1991

Season 2, Episode 3: I'm with Stupid

30 September 1991

Season 2, Episode 4: Tying the Knot

7 October 1991

Season 2, Episode 5: Miss Emily's Wild Ride

14 October 1991

Season 2, Episode 6: The Road Trip

21 October 1991

Season 2, Episode 7: Where's My Watch?

11 November 1991

Season 2, Episode 8: I Do, I Don't

18 November 1991

Season 2, Episode 9: The Thanksgiving Show

25 November 1991
Wood's black-sheep, ex-con cousin Alvin comes for Thanksgiving.

Season 2, Episode 10: Busted

9 December 1991
Ava threatens to shut down Fonana's strip show.

Season 2, Episode 11: Rear Window

16 December 1991
While home ill with a fever, Wood manages to wedge himself in a window after locking himself out of the house.

Season 2, Episode 12: The Getaway

6 January 1992

Season 2, Episode 13: Herman in Charge

13 January 1992

Season 2, Episode 14: The Au Pair Affair

27 January 1992

Season 2, Episode 15: Goin' to the Chapel: Part 1

3 February 1992

Season 2, Episode 16: Goin' to the Chapel: Part 2

24 February 1992

Season 2, Episode 17: Goin' to the Chapel: Part 3

2 March 1992

Season 2, Episode 18: Play Herman for Me

9 March 1992

Season 2, Episode 19: Callous Hearts of Rage

23 March 1992

Season 2, Episode 20: Taylor Buys a Car

6 April 1992

Season 2, Episode 21: Hasta la Vista

4 May 1992
Herman must find another job when he's laid off due to budget cuts.

Season 2, Episode 22: Cousin Readith

11 May 1992

Season 2, Episode 23: No Pain, No Gain

18 May 1992
Wood throws his back out the night before he's set to bowl against an old rival.

Season 2, Episode 24: The Perfect Birthday Party, Sort Of

18 May 1992


Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: First Heroes

21 September 1992
When Wood hears that the building that housed his father's mercantile store is about to be torn down, he decides to take drastic action so his father won't be forgotten. Also, Herman needs to learn some dance moves in a hurry, so Harlan helps him out.

Season 3, Episode 2: The Diary of Molly Newton

28 September 1992
Wood and Ava are nervous as Molly shows interest in boys.

Season 3, Episode 3: You Scratch My Back, I'll Arrest You

5 October 1992
Tongues wag when a massage parlor opens up.

Season 3, Episode 4: What a Night

12 October 1992
Taylor quits the football team after a bad breakup with his girlfriend Amy.

Season 3, Episode 5: Father/Child Campout

19 October 1992
Herman, Harlan and Freida accompany Wood and young son Will on a father-son camping trip.

Season 3, Episode 6: The Hole Story

26 October 1992
Evan knocks a hole in a spare bedroom, and it looks like Abe Lincoln.

Season 3, Episode 7: Harlan Deals-A-Meal

9 November 1992

Season 3, Episode 8: The Resurrection of Wood Newton

16 November 1992

Season 3, Episode 9: The NFL on CBS

23 November 1992
Wood spends his wedding anniversary in New York as a guest on CBS's NFL show.

Season 3, Episode 10: The Really Odd Couple

7 December 1992
Still-unemployed Herman moves in with Freda in exchange for doing jobs around the house.

Season 3, Episode 11: Bring Me the Head of Carl the Mule

14 December 1992
After another on-field humiliation, Wood quits as football coach and opens a sporting goods store.

Season 3, Episode 12: I'll Be Home for Christmas

21 December 1992
Will wants a rare racing set for Christmas and Herman manages to find it...four hours away. He and Wood set out on Christmas Eve to get it and find themselves stranded when their car breaks down.

Season 3, Episode 13: Frieda and the Preacher

4 January 1993
Freda's new love interest turns out to be the new pastor of her church.

Season 3, Episode 14: Private School

18 January 1993
Molly wants to go to an exclusive private school.

Season 3, Episode 15: Ava Takes a Shower: Part 1

1 February 1993
Ava takes over Fontana's baby shower plans, and alienates everyone in the process.

Season 3, Episode 16: Ava Takes a Shower: Part 2

8 February 1993
Ava's obsessing over the baby shower reaches a fever pitch.

Season 3, Episode 17: They Can't Take That Away from Me

15 February 1993
Ponder hopes that an old flame's visit may become permanent; Will must deal with a bully at school.

Season 3, Episode 18: She What?!

1 March 1993
Taylor's girlfriend stands him up on prom night to elope with the school hunk. Taylor and Daisy track the couple down to the justice of the peace. Newt helps Fontana get ready for birth.

Season 3, Episode 19: Another Baby Show

15 March 1993
Fontana goes into labor--will Evan be there for the birth?

Season 3, Episode 20: Cousins Behind Bars

22 March 1993

Season 3, Episode 21: Mommy Goes AWOL

12 April 1993
Fontana questions her ability to be a good mother.

Season 3, Episode 22: Teaching Is a Good Thing

3 May 1993
Herman doesn't want his old mentor to know he know works at a supermarket; Wood helps out in son Will's class.

Season 3, Episode 23: Saint Bobby

10 May 1993
Wood hopes Florida State coach Bobby Bowden will offer Taylor a football scholarship.

Season 3, Episode 24: The Graduation

17 May 1993
Taylor accepts a summer job in Texas, which doesn't make Daisy happy; Wood may have found a new quarterback; Herman books John Denver to give the commencement speech.

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Four Naked Women

20 September 1993
Practical jokes escalate between the men and women of Evening Shade.

Season 4, Episode 2: One Down, Three to Go

27 September 1993
Wood is concerned that now that Taylor is off to college, he's not learning to be independent.

Season 4, Episode 3: One Hot Game

4 October 1993
The first game of the new football season, and Wood finds himself locked in a sauna with Freida.

Season 4, Episode 4: Witness for the Prosecution

11 October 1993
Ava tries to discredit Harlan as an expert witness in court.

Season 4, Episode 5: Kiss of the Ice Cream Woman

18 October 1993
Margaret admits to being unfaithful to Herman while she was on vacation in Greece--and finds she has plenty of company.

Season 4, Episode 6: Night of the Living Newtons

25 October 1993
Emily is afraid of the costumes on Halloween, and Taylor faces a crisis of confidence as an actor.

Season 4, Episode 7: The Dance

1 November 1993
Wood and Ava don't approve of Molly's date for the Sadie Hawkins dance; Herman finds out hiss ancestors came from Scotland.

Season 4, Episode 8: Wood and Evan's Excellent Adventure

8 November 1993
Everyone pitches in while Nub is ill.

Season 4, Episode 9: Small Town Girl

15 November 1993
An actress (Raquel Welch) wants to buy the town for a theme park.

Season 4, Episode 10: Where There's Smoke

22 November 1993
Herman tries to help Freida quit smoking.

Season 4, Episode 11: Chain of Fools

29 November 1993
Ponder's restaurant faces new competition; Herman's new girlfriend is an amazon.

Season 4, Episode 12: Sleepless in Arkansas

13 December 1993
The baby takes it's toll on Fontana and Evan's love life; Wood and Ava accompany Herman to a singles bar.

Season 4, Episode 13: The Proof Is in the Pudding

20 December 1993
A school cafeteria scandal lands Evan and Wood in jail for contempt of court.

Season 4, Episode 14: The People's Choice

3 January 1994
It's Harlan against Erna Wallingsford (Alice Ghostley) in a muddy campaign to become mayor of Evening Shade.

Season 4, Episode 15: Educating Calvin

10 January 1994
Wood's ex-con brother comes to town in hopes of getting his High School diploma.

Season 4, Episode 16: Paint the Town Nude

17 January 1994
Merleen finds her calling by painting nudes--starting with husband Harlan.

Season 4, Episode 17: The Perfect Woman

31 January 1994
The ladies fix up Ponder with a woman who used to be a man.

Season 4, Episode 18: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Wood

7 February 1994
After eccentric Stonewell in trouble with the city for exploding cars seemingly dies in an explosion, Stiles as executor of Stonewell's will must see that Wood does ridiculous tasks from a series of five envelopes for the inheritance.

Season 4, Episode 19: The Fabulous Frazier Girls

28 February 1994
Jolene Elldridge is heading for an audition at the Grand Ole Opry, and Merleen decides to also go. Unfortunately, Merleen can't sing.

Season 4, Episode 20: I Did, I Did

7 March 1994
A bachelorette party throws cold water on Wood and Ava's plans to renew their wedding vows.

Season 4, Episode 21: Mr. Newton Goes to Hot Springs

14 March 1994
As mayor, Wood must deal with the town's garbage crisis.

Season 4, Episode 22: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wood?

28 March 1994
Wood is offered a job coaching for the Atlanta Falcons, but first he must direct a school play of the Three Little Pigs.

Season 4, Episode 23: Wood Climbs to New Heights

11 April 1994
Molly is mortified when a secret admirer writes I heart Molly Newton on the town water tower.

Season 4, Episode 24: Mama Knows Best

9 May 1994
Ava is concerned about Taylor's involvement with her visiting college friend; Wood tries to help younger son Will deal with a school bully.

Season 4, Episode 25: The Odder Couple

16 May 1994
Wood must live with Taylor until little Emily's case of chicken pox is over.

Season 4, Episode 26: I Left My Ring in Evening Shade

23 May 1994
One of Freida's ex-husbands comes back to see her again.

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