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Season: 1 | 2
Year: 1992 | 1993

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1: The Love Child: Part 1

7 March 1992
Sophie arrives at the Senator's mansion and announces she's his illegitimate daughter.

Season 1, Episode 2: The Love Child: Part 2

7 March 1992
Former pro-football player Joe Bowman announces he's going to run for Senator.

Season 1, Episode 3: Bill Gets Shot

14 March 1992
When Theodore's suicide attempt backfires and catches the Senator in the posterior, the family plots a way to spin the story. Meanwhile, Sophie get irritated when she's asked to leave a family dinner.

Season 1, Episode 4: My Mother, My Self

21 March 1992
Tension mounts when Caitlyn receives an invitation for a luncheon that Margaret isn't invited to.

Season 1, Episode 5: Dirty Politics

28 March 1992
Bradley, Jordan and Margaret leak a fake tape of paraplegic Joe Bowman walking, only to discover Bowman actually can walk.

Season 1, Episode 6: Kiss Me Caitlyn

4 April 1992
Caitlyn is ashamed when she finds herself attracted to Joe Bowman.

Season 1, Episode 7: Bill and Margaret's Excellent Adventure

11 April 1992
Bill contemplates throwing over Jordan for his own wife; Caitlyn contemplates an affair with Joe Bowman; Bradley gets loopy on pain pills.

Season 1, Episode 8: Charlerella

18 April 1992
Theodore falls for Charlotte; Caitlyn sneaks off to have an affair with Joe Bowman; the Senator and company get trapped in a limo during a blizzard.

Season 2

Season 2, Episode 1: A Chicken in Every Pot

7 November 1992
Margaret fears she's accidentally given Hillary Clinton food poisoning; Theodore and Charlotte fight their feelings for each other.

Season 2, Episode 2: Bill's Dead... Not

7 November 1992
When Bill goes to visit his mother, the press inaccurately reports his death, so Margaret contemplates accepting his seat on the Senate.

Season 2, Episode 3: I'm Your Dummy

14 November 1992
Theodore volunteers to be Bill's dummy in an ill-conceived ventriloquist act.

Season 2, Episode 4: How Sharper Than a Servant's Tooth

21 November 1992
Charlotte decides to quit rather than face her feelings for Theodore; Jordan gets upset when Bill blows her off on their anniversary.

Season 2, Episode 5: The Intern

28 November 1992
Margaret and Jordan each become jealous of a new intern in Bill's office.

John Forsythe ... Sen. William Franklin Powers

Holland Taylor ... Margaret Powers

Eve Gordon ... Jordan Miller

Peter MacNicol ... Bradley Grist

Valerie Mahaffey ... Caitlyn Van Horne

David Hyde Pierce ... Theodore Van Horne

Elizabeth Berridge ... Charlotte

Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Pierce Van Horne (credit only)

Robin Bartlett ... Sophie Lipkin

Tiffani Thiessen ... Barbara Bordner (as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen)

Season 2, Episode 6: Sophie's Big Decision

5 December 1992
Sophie's ex-boyfriend returns with plans to drag her back to New Jersey; Bradley, Jordan and Margaret each try to get big-name guests to show up at a party.

Season 2, Episode 7: Oh, Mack

12 December 1992
Bill is suspicious of a charming Hollywood mogul who's won over the women in the Powers home.

Season 2, Episode 8: St. Caitlyn of Shears

2 January 1993
After Caitlyn gets a bad haircut, she turns to the bible for comfort; Bradley tries to get the Senator's name in the press.

Season 2, Episode 9: Grammargate: Part 1

19 January 1993
A drunken Bradley's comments create a scandal; Pierce hacks into the school's computer.

Season 2, Episode 10: Grammargate: Part 2

19 January 1993
Margaret and Caitlyn land in hot water while trying to help Pierce; Bradley finds the answer to his problems.

Season 2, Episode 11: Grandma's Big Decision

19 January 1993
Bill's mother asks Margaret to kill her; Sophie moves into Jordan's apartment building.

Season 2, Episode 12: Having a Ball

19 January 1993
The Senator is invited to appear in the Presidential motorcade for Clinton's inauguration; Jordan tries to make Bill jealous; Theodore fears Charlotte thinks he forgot her birthday.

Season 2, Episode 13: Bradley Gets Fired

19 January 1993
After Bradley gets fired, Margaret replaces him.

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