1978

Il mio amico Arnold

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Il mio amico Arnold
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Arnold e suo fratello Willis sono due ragazzini afroamericani orfani di madre. La loro mamma è stata per anni la goverante del ricco uomo d’affari Philip Drummond, il quale esaudisce l’ultimo desiderio della donna adottando i suoi figli, portandoli via dal povero quartiere di Harlem. Tra situazioni paradossali, comiche o drammatiche, Arnold e Willis cercano di abituarsi alla loro nuova vita.

Attori principali: Charlotte Rae, Conrad Bain, Dana Plato, Danny Cooksey, Dixie Carter, Gary Coleman, Mary Ann Mobley, Mary Jo Catlett, Todd Bridges
Genere: Comedy
Network: NBC

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Stagione 1

1x1 - I due di Harlem

Un ricco uomo d'affari, il signor Drummond, fa trasferire a casa sua i due giovani figli della sua domestica di colore, scomparsa prematuramente.

AUTORE: Ben Starr
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1978-11-03

1x2 - The Social Worker

Arnold's eavesdropping leads to trouble when a misunderstanding causes Willis and him to think that Mr. Drummond no longer wants them around; he has heard Drummond tell a social worker that "black children belong with black families."

GUEST STAR: , Ellen Travolta, J.A. Preston, Fran Bennett,
AUTORE: Budd Grossman
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1978-11-10

1x3 - Mother's Last Visit

Mr. Drummond's socialite and rather snobbish mother arrives and finds there's a lot she doesn't like about her son's new sons, but she soon learns a valuable lesson about what's really important in a person.

GUEST STAR: , Irene Tedrow, Richard Fults,
AUTORE: , William Raynor, Myles Wilder,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1978-11-17

1x4 - Prep School

When Mr. Drummond tries to get Arnold and Willis into an exclusive prep school, it turns out to be just a little too exclusive for everyone's tastes.

GUEST STAR: Howard Morton
AUTORE: , Alan Rosen, Fred Rubin, Michael Russnow,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1978-11-24

1x5 - The Spanking

Arnold ignores warnings and continues to drop water balloons from the balcony. Mr. Drummond's decision to punish Arnold for the prank with a spanking becomes a learning lesson for Willis too, when he insists that he be the one to spank Arnold -- but where's Arnold?

GUEST STAR: , Frank Farmer, Jerry Marshak, Weldon Bleiler,
AUTORE: , Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1978-12-01

1x6 - Goodbye Dolly

When Arnold loses his favorite doll, he makes sure that his misery is shared equally by the various members of his household, who soon try everything to get it back.

GUEST STAR: Jack Riley
AUTORE: Albert E. Lewin
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1978-12-08

1x7 - The Trial

When Arnold is in trouble for putting his goldfish in Mr. Drummond's hot tub, Willis insists that it is wrong to convict him without a trial. The whole family, with Mrs. Garrett as judge, comes up with an important verdict.

AUTORE: , Alan Rosen, Fred Rubin,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1978-12-15

1x8 - Retrospective (1)

Mr. Drummond and family gather around their Christmas tree and recall the many humorous incidents that the family has shared since Arnold and Willis moved in. This special one-hour episode features highlights from previous shows.

AUTORE: , Budd Grossman, Howard Leeds, Ben Starr,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1978-12-29

1x9 - Retrospective (2)

Mr. Drummond and family gather around their Christmas tree and recall the many humorous incidents that the family has shared since Arnold and Willis moved in. This special one-hour episode features highlights from previous shows.

AUTORE: , Budd Grossman, Howard Leeds, Ben Starr,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1978-12-29

1x10 - The Fight

Willis puts Arnold in training to fight the local bully, but Mr. Drummond insists more civilized solutions be employed.

AUTORE: Sandy Veith
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-01-05

1x11 - The Club Meeting

Willis invites his neighborhood club from Harlem to visit, but things get out of hand when he tries to impress them with his new wealth.

GUEST STAR: , Billy Attmore, Anthony Thompkins, Brian Salmon, Tony Williams,
AUTORE: , Tom August, Helen August,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-01-12

1x12 - The Woman

Mr. Drummond's intention to marry an attractive widow doesn't meet with his children's approval, and Arnold, Willis and Kimberly devise a scheme they hope will turn his "romantic" proposal into a disaster.

GUEST STAR: Elinor Donahue
AUTORE: Ron Alexander
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-01-19

1x13 - No Time for Arnold

A lonely Arnold comes up with a method of gaining his family's attention. Unfortunately his plan works a little too well; he ends up with everyone's attention, including the family doctor.

AUTORE: Albert E. Lewin
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-01-26

1x14 - The Relative

LaWanda Page guest stars as a cousin of Willis and Arnold who, after seeing the boys in their comfortable new surroundings, knows she should stay closer to her long-lost little relatives.

GUEST STAR: LaWanda Page
AUTORE: , Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-02-02

1x15 - The Tutor

Drummond hires a tutor for Willis and Arnold who does practically everything but teach.

GUEST STAR: Barry Diamond
AUTORE: Sandy Veith
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-02-09

1x16 - The New Landlord

The kids devise a scheme hoping to make Arnold convince the new landlord to let the family keep the penthouse.

GUEST STAR: , Jack Riley, Erica Yohn, Deborah Zon,
AUTORE: Norm Liebmann
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-02-16

1x17 - Willis' Privacy

To get rid of his pesky little brother, Willis divides the bedroom in half and spends more time at his friend's house.

GUEST STAR: Anthony Thompkins
AUTORE: , Alan Rosen, Fred Rubin,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-02-23

1x18 - Mrs. Garrett's Crisis

When Mrs. Garrett decides her life as a housekeeper is unfulfilling, she ends up being a guest in the Drummond home, and then makes an important decision concerning the future.

AUTORE: Karyl Geld Miller
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-03-02

1x19 - The Job (a.k.a.) Willis' Job

In order to earn the money to buy disco skates, and to prove a point to Mr. Drummond, Willis gets a job...but is fired on his first working day.

AUTORE: Albert E. Lewin
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-03-16

1x20 - The Trip (1)

The stars of "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Hello, Larry" get together in a special, hilarious hour in which Phillip Drummond realizes that the purchase of a Portland radio station could mean the loss of a job for his old friend Larry Alder.

GUEST STAR: , Donna Wilkes, George Memmoli,
AUTORE: , Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-03-30

1x21 - The Trip (2)

The stars of "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Hello, Larry" get together in a special, hilarious hour in which Phillip Drummond realizes that the purchase of a Portland radio station could mean the loss of a job for his old friend Larry Alder.

GUEST STAR: , Donna Wilkes, George Memmoli,
AUTORE: Woody Kling
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-03-30

1x22 - Getting Involved

When Arnold is witness to a hold up, the robber tries to ensure that the youngster will not identify him.

GUEST STAR: , Ronald Feinberg, Carl Byrd, Lawrie Osag, John Mayer, Michael Lamont,
AUTORE: Norm Liebmann
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-04-06

1x23 - Willis' Birthday

Willis is hurt when he thinks his family has forgotten his upcoming birthday. After dropping several unsubtle hints he discovers that not only has everyone remembered, but also his fondest wish has been granted -- a birthday party in his old Harlem neighborhood.

GUEST STAR: , Anthony Thompkins, Brian Salmon, Tony Williams, LaShana Dendy, Betty A. Bridges, Carl M. Craig, Scorpio,
AUTORE: Michael Moye
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-04-13

1x24 - The Girls School (a.k.a.) Garrett's Girls

Mrs. Garrett visits Kimberly's school and takes on its pushy principal with surprising results.

GUEST STAR: , Felice Schachter, Julie Piekarski, Lisa Whelchel, Jennifer Rooney, Peter Hobbs, Laura Shuman, Jack Riley,
AUTORE: , Howard Leeds, Ben Starr,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-05-04

Stagione 2

2x1 - Arnold's Girlfriend (1)

Arnold has appendicitis and Drummond has to deal with the bigotry of Fred Tanner, a potential housing project investor whose daughter is the key to getting Arnold to sit still for the operation.

GUEST STAR: , Dabney Coleman, Rachel Jacobs, Kip King, Bill Henderson, Elaine Appleton,
AUTORE: , Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-09-21

2x2 - Arnold's Girlfriend (2)

Arnold's life is endangered when the kids find out they can't share a room in the hospital and run away on the eve of Arnold's surgery.

GUEST STAR: , Dabney Coleman, Rachel Jacobs, Kip King, Bill Henderson, Rana Ford,
AUTORE: , Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-09-21

2x3 - Feudin' and Fussin' (1)

Arnold's well-intentioned endorsement of Larry Alder's hosting talents to a New York TV big-wig gives Larry the opportunity of a lifetime and brings the family to the big apple. Larry's try-out as a New York television talk-show house may be doomed from the start, one disaster follows another and not everyone on the Alder team may be rooting for him to win the job.

GUEST STAR: , Krista Errickson, Meadowlark Lemon, Bobby Ramsen, Bobby Herbeck, Gloria Carlin,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-09-28

2x4 - Feudin' and Fussin' (2)

Arnold's well-intentioned endorsement of Larry Alder's hosting talents to a New York TV big-wig gives Larry the opportunity of a lifetime and brings the family to the big apple. Larry's try-out as a New York television talk-show house may be doomed from the start, one disaster follows another and not everyone on the Alder team may be rooting for him to win the job.

GUEST STAR: , Krista Errickson, Meadowlark Lemon, Bobby Ramsen, Bobby Herbeck, Gloria Carlin,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-09-28

2x5 - Mrs. Garrett's Romance

The Drummond household's curiosity over Mrs. Garrett's new beau turns first to surprise and then to alarm. Mrs. Garrett is in a dither over her first date with Leon, especially when it is followed by a very important question.

GUEST STAR: Philip Charles MacKenzie
AUTORE: Jerry Winnick
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-10-12

2x6 - Birds and Bees

Willis' fishy version of the facts of life leaves Arnold with misconceptions and Mr. Drummond on tender hooks. Arnold repeats his "knowledge" to a neighbor's daughter, but the girl's mother is not amused.

GUEST STAR: Enid Kent
AUTORE: Ed Jurist
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-10-19

2x7 - Arnold's Hero (a.k.a.) The Hero

Arnold's wildest dream is realized when he comes face-to-knee with "The Champ" -- special guest star Muhammad Ali. When the meeting arranged by Mr. Drummond between Arnold and his idol, Muhammad Ali, falls through, Kimberly and Willis concoct a wild scheme to insure that Arnold's dream will come true.

GUEST STAR: , Muhammad Ali, James Cromwell, John Starr,
AUTORE: , Martin Ragaway, Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-10-24

2x8 - The Adoption (1)

The Drummond family celebrates the day Arnold and Willis are supposed to be officially adopted until the visit of a "relative" leaves their plans in jeopardy. Whitman Mayo guest stars as Jethro Simpson, who sees his way to go from junk to jewels in a last will and testament leaving a fortune to Willis and Arnold.

GUEST STAR: , Whitman Mayo, Sue Ann Gilfillan, Stymie Beard, James Reynolds,
AUTORE: , Alan Rosen, Fred Rubin,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-10-31

2x9 - The Adoption (2)

It appears that Mr. Drummond's attempts to adopt Arnold and Willis will be aborted by a conniving junk dealer until the boys take matters into their own hands. Whitman Mayo guest stars as "long-lost relative" Jethro Simpson who has arrived with a letter supposedly written by the boys' father, leaving Arnold and Willis in his custody.

GUEST STAR: , Whitman Mayo, James Reynolds, Walter Stocker,
AUTORE: , Alan Rosen, Fred Rubin,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-11-07

2x10 - Father and Son Day

Willis' cut-throat competitiveness with another boy at his gym leads him to a decision that he will very much regret, especially after it hurts Mr. Drummond and gives Arnold the right to say "I told you so." Baseball great Reggie Jackson makes his acting debut playing a key, but unsuspecting role in Willis' questionable scheme.

GUEST STAR: , Reggie Jackson, Mark Davitt, Erik Moses,
AUTORE: , Joseph Sirota, Elaine Newman,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-11-14

2x11 - Thanksgiving Crossover (1)

The Alders and the Drummonds are together again in New York, and Arnold, Willis and Kimberly plan a second Thanksgiving feast with friends Diane and Ruthie. But even the huge Drummond penthouse isn't big enough to hold the exploding tempers that threaten Phil and Larry's long-standing relationship, on a special one-hour episode featuring the stars of "Hello, Larry." Morgan and all the kids get caught up in the feud when Larry learns friendship doesn't necessarily make for good business.

GUEST STAR: , Krista Errickson, William Pierson,
AUTORE: , Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-11-28

2x12 - Thanksgiving Crossover (2)

The Alders and the Drummonds are together again in New York, and Arnold, Willis and Kimberly plan a second Thanksgiving feast with friends Diane and Ruthie. But even the huge Drummond penthouse isn't big enough to hold the exploding tempers that threaten Phil and Larry's long-standing relationship, on a special one-hour episode featuring the stars of "Hello, Larry." Morgan and all the kids get caught up in the feud when Larry learns friendship doesn't necessarily make for good business.

GUEST STAR: , Krista Errickson, William Pierson,
AUTORE: , Heywood Kling, George Tibbles, Milt Rosen,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-11-28

2x13 - The Rivals

Arnold and Willis' relationship is threatened when a fickle female classmate, the object of Arnold's affection, turns her attention toward Willis. Arnold's first love is also his first lesson in jealously as he competes with Willis for the same girl.

GUEST STAR: Donniece Jackson
AUTORE: Albert E. Lewin
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-12-05

2x14 - Hot Watch

Discovered in the wrong place at the wrong time, Willis and Arnold become prime suspects when their neighbor's apartment is robbed and they're caught with one of the stolen items. Mr. Drummond is convinced of his sons' innocence even though Willis' fingerprints are all over the place.

GUEST STAR: , Gordon Oas-Heim, Elizabeth Martin, Elaine Appleton, Diane Duncan,
AUTORE: , Charles Stewart, Jr., Charles Stewart,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-12-12

2x15 - The Dog Story (a.k.a.) A Dog Story

Arnold saves a dog's life, is bitten and then the dog is needed to save Arnold. The Drummond household members frantically search for the ungrateful canine, while Arnold faces a series of rabies shots or death.

GUEST STAR: , James Hong, Dorothy Meyer, Gracia Lee, Olive Dunbar,
AUTORE: Roland Wolpert
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1979-12-19

2x16 - The Election

Drummond puts his convictions on the line to run for city council, and rooting him on are Arnold, Willis, Kimberly, and an "unexpected" new addition to the household. Nedra Volz plays Adelaide Brubaker, the small but sassy housekeeper who helps Drummond mobilize the family for a "win."

GUEST STAR: , David Sheehan, Charles Thomas Murphy, Jesse D. Goins,
AUTORE: Ed Jurist
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1980-01-09

2x17 - Friendly-Mate

Mr. Drummond is in "double-trouble" when Willis and Arnold decide to get him a date. Feeling a little lonely, Drummond tells the kids what he needs is a little companionship, so they decide to call a computer dating service.

GUEST STAR: , Vonetta McGee, Bobbie Jordan, Lee Crawford,
AUTORE: Dawn Aldredge
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1980-01-16

2x18 - Poor Drummond

A crucially important business deal keeps Mr. Drummond on edge and Arnold and Willis wondering whether they pack for a California vacation or move back to Harlem.

GUEST STAR: George Pentecost
AUTORE: , Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Ed Jurist,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1980-01-23

2x19 - Big Business

Willis and Arnold scheme to make extra "dough" by selling brownies, only to discover they can't stand the heat of big business and may soon have to get out of the kitchen.

AUTORE: , Howard Leeds, George Geiger, Ed Jurist,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1980-01-30

2x20 - Return of the Gooch

The "Gooch" is back and this time he's terrorizing Arnold, but Arnold plans to be ready when the bully strikes. In building Arnold's confidence, Willis convinces him that his martial arts lesson has given him a "killer" foot.

GUEST STAR: , Soon-Teck Oh, Curtis Wong,
AUTORE: , Alan Rosen, Fred Rubin,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1980-02-06

2x21 - Valentine's Day Retrospective (a.k.a.) Valentine's Vigil

Arnold and Willis are trapped in the basement and while they await rescue they reminisce about their recent past...both the good times and the bad. Arnold insists he must wear his Superman outfit to the family's Valentine's Day trip to the circus; the resultant search leads to the basement and a locked door. This show highlights some of the best moments from the past episodes.

GUEST STAR: David Bond
AUTORE: , Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1980-02-13

2x22 - Skin Deep or True Blue (a.k.a.) Guess Who?

Kimberly's new beau, Roger, suggests pairing his sister with Willis for a double-date, until he finds out the color of his true love's brother. When Kimberly discovers her new friend is a bigot, her face burns red and then a far darker shade.

GUEST STAR: , Grant Wilson, Melora Hardin,
AUTORE: , Donald Ross, Sandy Veith,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1980-02-20

2x23 - Teacher's Pet

Parent-teacher night leads Mr. Drummond to a romance with Arnold's teacher and poor Arnold to the jealousy of his classmates. Arnold tries every trick in the book to win back his classmates, including one which may have him expelled.

GUEST STAR: Mary Ann Mobley
AUTORE: , Sandy Veith, Donald Ross,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1980-02-27

2x24 - The Slumber Party

Leaving Willis in charge of the house for Kimberly's slumber party is a mistake Mr. Drummond soon regrets as the ensuing chaos disrupts his own date with a lovely lady. The Facts of Life stars Mindy Cohn, Kim Fields, Julie Anne Haddock, and Molly Ringwald guest star.

GUEST STAR: , Mindy Cohn, Molly Ringwald, Julie Anne Haddock, Carole Ita White, Frank DeVol, Don Draper, Anthony Thompkins, Tony Williams, David Coburn,
AUTORE: , Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1980-03-12

2x25 - Arnold Faces Fatality (a.k.a.) The Will (a.k.a.) Drummond's Will

Arnold fears that his loved ones are checking out of his life when he stumbles upon Drummond's will and then uncovers the fact that his goldfish has given up the ghost.

GUEST STAR: John Starr
AUTORE: Albert E. Lewin
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1980-03-19

2x26 - The Squealer

Willis seeks comradeship as a member of the Tarantulas, a street gang, but finds only deceit as he gets caught in a web of misplace loyalties. Willis allows himself to be arrested rather than "squeal" on his fellow-gang members by telling the truth.

GUEST STAR: , Ronald Feinberg, Dan Spector, Michael Twain, David Coburn, Erik Moses,
AUTORE: , Ed Jurist, Alan Rosen, Fred Rubin,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1980-03-26

Stagione 3

3x1 - The Bank Job (1)

Willis accompanies Arnold as he sets out to withdraw some money from his bank account to pay for his first "real" date, but two bank robbers force a change of plans when they attempt their own, very large withdrawal, in the first episode of a special two-part story.

GUEST STAR: , Michael Cavanaugh, Jesse D. Goins, Dick O'Neill, Billy Beck, James Reynolds, John Starr, Elaine Appleton, Delores Cantu, Kurt Smildsin, Geoff Edwards,
AUTORE: , Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1980-11-12

3x2 - The Bank Job (2)

Drummond offers himself and his company airplane as hostages to protect Arnold and Willis, but his sons' future hangs in the balance when the robbers announce their own very different choice of hostages, in the conclusion of a special two-part story.

GUEST STAR: , Michael Cavanaugh, Jesse D. Goins, Dick O'Neill, Billy Beck, James Reynolds, John Starr, Elaine Appleton, Delores Cantu, Kurt Smildsin, Geoff Edwards, Justin Mastro, Victor Rivas,
AUTORE: , Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1980-11-12

3x3 - Small Claims Court

Arnold has his day in court when an unfortunate "train" of events puts him at odds with a less than understanding merchant.

GUEST STAR: , Paul Kent, Milt Kogan, Leonard Bremen, Julia Calderón, Shirley Neal,
AUTORE: , Ed Jurist, Gordon Mitchell, Hugh Wedlock, Ben Gershman,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1980-11-19

3x4 - Substitute Mother

Arnold falls head-over-heels for a temporary housekeeper and embarks on a romantic scheme he hopes will make her a permanent member of the Drummond household.

GUEST STAR: Denise Nicholas
AUTORE: , Debra Scott, Scott Rubenstein,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1980-11-26

3x5 - The Accident (1)

The festive family celebration of Drummond's 50th birthday suddenly becomes a disaster after a drunk driver puts Drummond in the hospital, unconscious, his life hanging in the balance, in the first episode of a special two-part story.

GUEST STAR: , Robert Ginty, Tom Rosqui, Gino Gallego, Rana Ford, Cyndi Cardinal,
AUTORE: , Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1980-12-03

3x6 - The Accident (2)

When Drummond finally comes to, he is suffering from amnesia and unless he can regain his memory, he may lose not only his business, but also custody of Arnold, Willis and Kimberly.

GUEST STAR: , Robert Ginty, Tom Rosqui, Gino Gallego, Rana Ford, Cyndi Cardinal,
AUTORE: , Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1980-12-03

3x7 - Little Mother

Kimberly's efforts to help a pregnant girl friend, have Willis and Arnold convinced the Kimberly's the one expecting.

GUEST STAR: , Kari Michaelson, Claude Earl Jones,
AUTORE: Ed Jurist
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1980-12-10

3x8 - Football Father

After Arnold fails to measure up to the demands of the basketball, baseball and volleyball teams, Drummond convinces the boy to try football on for size and then pays the coach a clandestine visit to ensure Arnold a place on the team.

GUEST STAR: , Greg Mullavey, Pat Mulligan, Meeno Peluce, Angela Newell,
AUTORE: , Sandy Veith, Donald Ross,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1980-12-17

3x9 - First Love

Drummond orders Willis to spend more time with his studies and less time with his "first love," but Willis and Arnold concoct a plan they're sure will fulfill the wishes of both father and son.

GUEST STAR: Arthur Burghardt
AUTORE: Jerry Winnick
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1980-12-31

3x10 - Count Your Blessings

Arnold tries a regimen of stretching exercises and a change of diet to speed his growth, but Drummond finds he must go to a very special source to get the boy to accept that he will never be tall.

GUEST STAR: , Melanie Watson, Joan Welles, Rhoda Gemignani,
AUTORE: Marshall Goldberg
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1981-01-07

3x11 - The Loan

Arnold learns the true value of a dollar when Drummond turns down his request to lend $4,000 to the apartment building doorman anxious to take part in an attractive business deal.

GUEST STAR: , Tommy Aguilar, Dave Johnson,
AUTORE: , Mara Lideks, Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1981-01-14

3x12 - Roots

Willis and Arnold turn the Drummond household upside down as they try to prove to their old Harlem neighbors -- and themselves -- that they haven't lost tough with their cultural roots.

GUEST STAR: , Lee Chamberlin, Erik Moses, Tony Williams,
AUTORE: , Kurt Taylor, John Donley, Howard Meyers,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1981-01-21

3x13 - Junk Food Junkie (a.k.a.) Junk Food

Arnold's poor dental checkup and a visit by Drummond's health-conscious sister, Sophia, launches Drummond on a campaign to have "junk" food machines banned from Arnold's school, even though Arnold's drive for his class' presidency may depend on keeping the machines in place.

GUEST STAR: Lillian Lehman
AUTORE: Dawn Aldredge
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1981-01-28

3x14 - The Bus

Arnold's excitement at being one of a small group of students in an exchange program with an all-white school is turned to fear by a threatening phone call from a zealous busing opponent.

GUEST STAR: , Hector Elias, Cal Gibson, David Moses, David J. Partington, Russell Shannon, Saundra Sharp, Perla Walter, Virginia Wing,
AUTORE: Glenn Padnick
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1981-02-04

3x15 - The Older Man

Through Blair's makeup artistry, 15-year-old Kimberly discovers she can pass for 20, but when she accepts a date with a 25-year-old and the passes start flying, she finds there may be more to being older than looking it.

GUEST STAR: , Mindy Cohn, Lisa Whelchel, Lou Richards, Mickey Mortan, Julia Calderón, Bobby Herbeck, Verda Bridges,
AUTORE: Albert E. Lewin
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1981-02-25

3x16 - Where There's Hope

Arnold's tenth birthday party means a lot to him, but for some reason it means a whole lot more to the one person he's determined won't be invited -- a pesky young lady who always tries just too hard to be friends.

GUEST STAR: , Monika Furness, Bradford English, Pat Finley, Edward Neely,
AUTORE: , John Donley, Howard Meyers,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1981-03-04

3x17 - The Magician (a.k.a.) It's Magic

Arnold's "famous" magic disappearing act, designed to impress a magazine reporter and special guest star Dallas Cowboys' defensive end Ed "Too Tall" Jones, leaves him dangerously high and dry, with no place to go but down -- about 30 stories.

GUEST STAR: , Veronica Redd, Ed 'Too Tall' Jones,
AUTORE: , Louis Smallwood, M. Martez Thomas, Ed Jurist,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1981-03-11

3x18 - Drummond's Fair Lady

Drummond runs into some stiff competition to the candidate he's chosen to head a new division of his company -- his board members think the attractive young executive's sex disqualifies her -- and his family thinks he's being used.

GUEST STAR: , Wendy Fulton, Russell Arms, Edward Penn, Jimmy Weldon,
AUTORE: Sandy Veith
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1981-03-18

3x19 - The Ancestors

Drummond and his sister Sophia inherit a prime piece of land in Harlem from a long lost ancestor, but their plan to dedicate it to a cultural center in his name could spell disaster if the truth of their ancestor's life gets out.

GUEST STAR: , Rick Fitts, Erik Moses,
AUTORE: , Ed Jurist, Calvin Kelly,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1981-03-25

3x20 - Almost American

Arnold's dejection at being grounded for a "D" on a history test turns to inspiration after an immigrant studying for naturalization introduces him to another perspective on America.

GUEST STAR: , Maureen McNamara, Richard Yniguez, Rob Ari, Rosalind Chao, Ernie Hudson, Anna Bjorn, Brad Trumbull,
AUTORE: , Glenn Padnick, Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1981-04-01

3x21 - Room for One More

Dudley, fearing his foster father's lost job means he's headed back to the orphanage, cons Arnold into getting Drummond to consider adopting him into their family.

AUTORE: , Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1981-05-06

3x22 - The Athlete

The coach of the city's top high school baseball team is after Willis and is prepared to do anything to make it possible for Willis to attend his school.

GUEST STAR: , Jack Knight, John Starr,
AUTORE: Gordon Mitchell
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1981-05-13

Stagione 4

4x1 - Growing Up

His friends' stories of their sexual exploits convince Willis it's time he became a man, so now he must convince his girlfriend Charlene.

GUEST STAR: , Robin LaValley, Michael Chain,
AUTORE: , Debra Frank, Scott Rubenstein,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1981-10-29

4x2 - First Day Blues

Willis has jitters on his first day of high school but hooks up with a bad group who ask him to supply drugs for their party.

GUEST STAR: , Brian Whitley, Paul Carafotes, Michael Sharrett, Renée Jones, Joe DeCenzo, Clarence Gilyard Jr.,
AUTORE: Bruce Taylor
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1981-11-05

4x3 - The Model

Kimberly's first attempt at modeling may lead to an opportunity in Paris, but her father is not prepared to let her go there on her own.

GUEST STAR: , Madlyn Rhue, Thyais Walsh, Laura Kamins,
AUTORE: , Bill Shinkai, John Donley, Howard Meyers,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1981-11-12

4x4 - The Team

Drummond faces a lawsuit when he hires a black man for an executive position, and Willis seeks justice when he is denied a spot on the basketball team because of his race.

GUEST STAR: , Philip Sterling, Todd Lookinland, Don Dolan,
AUTORE: Glenn Padnick
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1981-11-19

4x5 - The Big Heist

Arnold is accepted into an elite club at school, but his membership could lead him to commit a crime as part of the secret initiation.

GUEST STAR: , Rhoda Gemignani, Fred Pinkard, William Lanteau, John Brandon, John Moskoff,
AUTORE: Bruce Taylor
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1981-11-26

4x6 - Double Date (a.k.a.) Blind Date

Arnold's big plans for his first real date are deflated by his father's restrictions.

GUEST STAR: , Dena Crowder, Bobby Herbeck,
AUTORE: Jerry Winnick
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1981-12-03

4x7 - The Ski Weekend

Kimberly, fed up with her father's smothering, elects to spend a ski weekend with a popular boy, but her meddling family can't manage to stay away.

GUEST STAR: , Dana Kimmell, Jon Caliri, Mark Neely,
AUTORE: Dawn Aldredge
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1981-12-10

4x8 - Health Club

Arnold and Willis discover that Drummond's health club, which has just named him the recipient of an award, excludes minorities from membership.

GUEST STAR: , Macon McCalman, Jack Knight,
AUTORE: Joseph Bonaduce
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1981-12-17

4x9 - Burial Ground

Drummond's company may destroy what could be an ancient Indian burial ground.

GUEST STAR: , Ned Romero, Charles Thomas Murphy,
AUTORE: , John Donley, Howard Meyers,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-01-07

4x10 - Hello, Daddy

Does Drummond have a third son? There's a young man at the door who thinks so.

GUEST STAR: , Nobu McCarthy, Keone Young,
AUTORE: Donald Ross
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-01-14

4x11 - Jilted

Willis takes his girlfriend for granted and risks losing her to another guy, so he makes a romantic play to keep her.

GUEST STAR: Dion Williams
AUTORE: Ed Jurist
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-01-21

4x12 - Dreams

A cancelled fishing trip leaves Arnold having a series of bad dreams that the entire family loses sleep over, until a psychiatrist's examination reveals what really is causing his nighttime terror.

GUEST STAR: Lee Chamberlin
AUTORE: , Kurt Taylor, Booker Bradshaw,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-01-28

4x13 - Kathy

Arnold and his friend Kathy face big challenges in their lives and each holds the key to overcoming the other's obstacles, but when Arnold takes the first step forward, their entire relationship takes a big step backwards.

GUEST STAR: , Melanie Watson, Joan Welles,
AUTORE: Marshall Goldberg
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-02-04

4x14 - Fire

A fire traps Drummond and his family in their penthouse and has him "working" overtime trying to protect them without letting on that there's anything wrong.

GUEST STAR: Paul Kent
AUTORE: Jill Gordon
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-02-11

4x15 - The Squatter

Drummond learns the hard way that converting apartments into condominiums can mean hurting lots of innocent people when he becomes the unsuspecting "victim" of an eccentric tenant he's displacing.

GUEST STAR: , Audrey Meadows, John McCook, Sam Ahamshak, Leonard Lightfoot, Gary Krakower, Robin LaValley,
AUTORE: Danny Simon
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-02-18

4x16 - The Car

When his girlfriend plans on taking a drive with someone else, a careless Willis -- refusing to be outdone -- gets an idea for a real joy ride neither of them will forget.

GUEST STAR: Vance Davis
AUTORE: Warren S. Murray
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-02-25

4x17 - Crime Story (Part 1) (a.k.a.) Crime in the Schools

Arnold and his friend Dudley are scared to death by two teenage bullies who pose the intimidating demand "your lunch money or your life."

GUEST STAR: , Shannon Presby, Sal Lopez,
AUTORE: , Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-03-11

4x18 - Crime Story (Part 2) (a.k.a.) Crime in the Schools

Arnold doesn't know when to leave well enough alone after Willis comes to his rescue, he gets himself involved in an "undercover" scheme to capture the "punks" at school who have been harassing him.

GUEST STAR: , Shannon Presby, Sal Lopez,
AUTORE: , Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-03-18

4x19 - B.M.O.C.

Willis' obsession with joining an "exclusive" high school club rocks the Drummond household and leaves several victims in its wake, including a shaken Arnold who takes his brother's "insensitive" actions to heart.

GUEST STAR: , Bobby Herbeck, Tony Lettieri, Brian Whitley, Rick Moser,
AUTORE: , Robert Jayson, A. Dudley Johnson Jr.,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-03-25

4x20 - Green Hair

An adamant Drummond ignores sister Sophia's pleas to get involved in a group effort to combat air pollution, until Kimberly becomes victimized by the unnatural phenomenon.

GUEST STAR: , Damian London, David Wallace,
AUTORE: Albert E. Lewin
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-04-01

4x21 - Have I Got a Girl for You

Aunt Sophia's matchmaking unites an unsuspecting Drummond with her "working-class" hairdresser, but a slip of Arnold's tongue ignites charges that Drummond is a snob, turning a "budding romance" into a roaring feud.

GUEST STAR: , Candy Azzara, Verda Bridges,
AUTORE: Dawn Aldredge
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-04-08

4x22 - Lifesavers

A quick-thinking, fast-acting Willis saves Arnold from a near-fatal accident and in doing so unleashes an adoring monster who dedicates his life to repaying his "hero."

GUEST STAR: , Sol Trager, Jack O'Leary,
AUTORE: Ed Jurist
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-04-15

4x23 - Stress? What Stress?

Stress is diagnosed as the cause of hard-working Drummond's frequent attacks of pain, but suddenly young, healthy and "normal" Willis learns that he, too, is a prime candidate for the same debilitating "attacks."

GUEST STAR: James Cromwell
AUTORE: Glenn Padnick
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-04-22

4x24 - The Music Man

Willis sets what he's sure is a "cinch" audition for girlfriend Charlene to sing with his musical group, but his "big plane" hit a sour not when Arnold's intervention threatens to destroy both Charlene's chances with the group and her relationship with Willis.

GUEST STAR: , H.B. Barnum, Darren Sullivan, Kerry Ashby, Art Wilson,
AUTORE: Larry Rhine
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-05-06

4x25 - Short But Sweet

Arnold feels shortchanged, he's growing older but he's not getting any taller and he's convinced that's the reason why he doesn't have a girlfriend.

GUEST STAR: , Christina Murrill, Dain Turner, Danyetta Hughes,
AUTORE: , Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-05-13

4x26 - On Your Toes

A famed choreographer encourages Arnold to learn ballet, but his youthful dancing days could be numbered when Willis' taunting remarks convince Arnold to drop out of an upcoming recital.

GUEST STAR: , Roger C. Carmel, Lilyan Chauvin, Karin Vosberg, Larry Rosenberg,
AUTORE: Albert E. Lewin
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-05-20

Stagione 5

5x1 - Shoot-Out at the O.K. Arcade

Arnold is determined to defeat brother Willis at his own game and dethrone him as local video game champ, but in doing so Arnold's passion becomes a destructive "addiction" that could have serious consequences.

AUTORE: , Howard Leeds, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-10-02

5x2 - In the Swim

Willis is completely supportive of Kimberly's transfer into his public school, until his sister's "innocent" actions begin getting him into hot water.

GUEST STAR: , Duke Stroud, Annrae Walterhouse, Kimberly Kodes,
AUTORE: Blake Hunter
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-10-09

5x3 - Cyrano De Jackson

Arnold's on the outs with his best friend Dudley after he innocently offers to help his bashful buddy win the heart of a young lady -- who falls for Arnold instead.

AUTORE: Paul Robinson Hunter
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-10-16

5x4 - Big Brother

Arnold's got a "can't lose" plan for curing a new classmate's loneliness -- sharing big brother Willis -- but his kind of intentions leave Arnold feeling like the lonely, only child.

GUEST STAR: , Joey Lawrence, Huntz Hall,
AUTORE: Bruce Taylor
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-10-23

5x5 - The Peacemaker

Willis' personal safety is in jeopardy when his noble attempt to mediate a feud between rival gangs backfires, forcing him to take a drastic step to insure his protection -- purchasing a handgun.

GUEST STAR: , Cosie Costa, Jesse Aragon, Arlee Reed, Charles Holman Brown, Bruce Kluger,
AUTORE: Don Segall
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-10-30

5x6 - Substitute Teacher

Arnold and his buddies fabricate a "little white lie" in an attempt to get rid of an overly-conscientious substitute teacher, but their tell tale could result in more than just removing the teacher from the classroom -- it could destroy his entire career.

GUEST STAR: , Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, J. Jay Saunders,
AUTORE: , Robert Jayson, A. Dudley Johnson Jr.,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-11-06

5x7 - The Older Woman

A false I.D. and a false bravado create real problems for Willis and a beautiful "older" woman when an evening on the town doesn't go quite as he had planned.

GUEST STAR: , Shari Belafonte, Nancy Morgan, Brian Whitley, Bobby Herbeck,
AUTORE: , Debra Frank, Scott Rubenstein,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-11-13

5x8 - A Case of Overexposure (a.k.a.) Overexposure

Arnold must face the bare facts -- his chances of winning a prestigious school election seem desperately slim, thanks to an "overexposed" candid campaign photo taken by sister Kimberly.

AUTORE: Bob Peete
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-11-20

5x9 - Memories

A long lost trunk returned to the boys contains a tape recording of their deceased mother which brings to the surface a previously unrecognized problem that triggers uncharacteristic behavior from a usually happy-go-lucky Arnold.

GUEST STAR: , John C. Becher, Betty A. Bridges,
AUTORE: , Howard Meyers, Paul Haggis,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-11-27

5x10 - Push Comes to Shove

Arnold's unexpected confrontation with the new building manager's son leads to a chilling series of events that could get the entire Drummond family evicted.

GUEST STAR: , Edward Andrews, William Schilling, Brad Kesten,
AUTORE: Richard B. Eckhaus
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-12-04

5x11 - The Executives

Willis learns that even a little power in the wrong hands can be dangerous when he oversteps the bounds of his authority in his afterschool job at his father's office.

GUEST STAR: , Art Kassul, Erik Moses,
AUTORE: Albert E. Lewin
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-12-11

5x12 - Santa's Helper

Arnold falls innocent victim to a beguiling street-corner Santa who has an ulterior financial motive for hiring him as a holiday "helper".

GUEST STAR: Garrett Morris
AUTORE: Bruce Taylor
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1982-12-18

5x13 - A Growing Problem

At 16, Willis thinks he's man enough and old enough to "top" a few drinks with the guys, but Drummond's objections send Willis storming out of the house intent on proving his father wrong.

GUEST STAR: Lawrence Monoson
AUTORE: Ed Jurist
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1983-01-08

5x14 - Parents Have Rights, Too

Drummond's plans for a quiet and private weekend "alone" don't quite work out as he had intended, when a storm sends Arnold, Willis and Kimberly home from a camping trip early -- catching him off guard in a compromising situation.

GUEST STAR: Louise Sorel
AUTORE: Martin Cohan
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1983-01-15

5x15 - Independent Woman

A new job and a handsome new boss add up to trouble for an innocent Kimberly when her new employer starts displaying a more than casual interest in her -- hoping that his "special attention" will help land him a position within Drummond's prestigious company.

GUEST STAR: , Todd Isaacson, Panchito Gomez, Catherine Curry,
AUTORE: John Donley
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1983-01-22

5x16 - The Bicycle Man (1)

Unaware that he's being lured into the carefully crafted trap of a child molester, Arnold eagerly agrees to perform a simple task in return for an overly generous reward from a "friendly" neighborhood merchant.

GUEST STAR: Gordon Jump
AUTORE: Blake Hunter
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1983-02-05

5x17 - The Bicycle Man (2)

Arnold and Dudley's "friendship" with a local merchant reaches a dangerous turning point when, unbeknownst to the boys, the man, who is actually a child molester, is about to make his move.

GUEST STAR: , Gordon Jump, Brad Trumbull,
AUTORE: Blake Hunter
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1983-02-12

5x18 - Family on Ice

Kimberly is overjoyed when Olympic Gold Medalist Dorothy Hamill sees great promise in her as a competitive figure skater, but she's even more astounded when Drummond agrees to let her leave the New York "nest" to train full time with the award-winning skater... in Los Angeles.

GUEST STAR: Dorothy Hamill
AUTORE: Gerren Keith
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1983-02-19

5x19 - Hall Monitor

Arnold's good intentions backfire when his efforts to help his handicapped friend Kathy adjust to life in public school cost him the esteem of his classmates and the friendship of pals Dudley and Robbie.

GUEST STAR: , Melanie Watson, Joan Welles,
AUTORE: Marshall Goldberg
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1983-02-26

5x20 - The Cricket

To try to curb Arnold's run of bad luck, Drummond gives him a pet cricket, but the Japanese "good luck charm" brings nothing but sleepless nights and dreams of "pesticide" to the rest of the household.

AUTORE: , Howard Meyers, Paul Haggis,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1983-03-05

5x21 - Roommates

The household's turned upside down when Drummond becomes Arnold's roommate for a week.

AUTORE: Howard Leeds
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1983-03-12

5x22 - The Reporter

Determined to prove he didn't fabricate a story about drug abuse in his grade school just to win a journalism contest, Arnold takes his article to the New York City newspaper sponsoring the competition, and when they run his story on the front page, Arnold receives some unexpected more support from First Lady Nancy Reagan.

GUEST STAR: , Nancy Reagan, J. Jay Saunders, David Mendenhall,
AUTORE: Mitchell Wayne Cohen
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1983-03-19

5x23 - Romeo and Juliet

Arnold's Romeo is steeped in more turmoil than Shakespeare ever intended when he's tricked by his "best friends" into playing opposite arch-nemisis Lisa's Juliet.

GUEST STAR: , Gary Waynesmith, Paula Hoffman,
AUTORE: , A. Dudley Johnson Jr., Robert Jayson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1983-04-30

5x24 - My Fair Larry (a.k.a.) My Fair Lady

School thug Larry coerces Willis into teaching him how to "make it" with girls, but things go from bad to worse when Larry's first target is Willis' sister Kimberly.

GUEST STAR: , Andrew Dice Clay, Jami Gertz, Stephanie Williams,
AUTORE: , John Donley, Bruce Taylor,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1983-05-07

Stagione 6

6x1 - Mr. T....and Mr. t

Arnold's ecstasy over meeting his hero Mr. T goes from elation to emulation when the young girl he's trying to impress snubs him in favor of his idol. Former bouncer and bodyguard Mr. T, who came to national prominence as Sylvester Stallone's opponent in "Rocky III" and was the star of the hit television series "The A-Team," makes a special guest appearance as "The A-Team's" B.A.

GUEST STAR: , Mr. T, Joel Brooks,
AUTORE: , David W. Duclon, Howard Leeds, Blake Hunter, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1983-10-01

6x2 - The Goat

Arnold's first day at junior high is emotionally devastating when he's shunned for not measuring up to the expectations that everyone had for Willis Jackson's brother, but Arnold devises a risky scheme that he feels certain will elevate his prestige.

GUEST STAR: , Sarina C. Grant, Martin Ferrero, D. White,
AUTORE: , Robert Jayson, A. Dudley Johnson Jr.,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1983-10-15

6x3 - Rashomon II

Drummond, Willis and Arnold bravely subdue a burglar who had been holding the family at gunpoint, but the arresting officer is befuddled when the three "crime fighters" relate differing versions of the apprehension.

GUEST STAR: Terry Kiser
AUTORE: Howard Meyers
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1983-10-22

6x4 - The Lie

Willis' seemingly harmless disregard for the truth turns dangerous when a self-serving lie about knowing CPR jeopardizes Arnold's life.

GUEST STAR: Macon McCalman
AUTORE: , Clay Graham, John Donley,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1983-10-29

6x5 - Drafted

When 13-year-old Arnold is notified to register for the draft, Drummond's over reaction to the obvious error turns Arnold's dreams into nightmares.

GUEST STAR: , Alan Blumenfeld, Ken Olfson,
AUTORE: Dawn Aldredge
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1983-11-12

6x6 - The Van Drummonds

A short visit to the United States by Phillip Drummond's Dutch cousin Anna and her son Hans becomes an eternity for Arnold and Willis, who are made scapegoats for cousin Hans' mischief.

AUTORE: Paul Haggis
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1983-11-19

6x7 - The Moonlighter

Arnold is disappointed to discover that his favorite teacher moonlights as a cocktail waitress, but he's stunned when he learns why she has to work the second job.

GUEST STAR: , Jayne Kennedy, Harvey Solin, Geri Mamo, Zachary Charles,
AUTORE: , Rosemary Lee Potter, Phil Margo, Jack Gross Jr.,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1983-11-26

6x8 - Coming of Age

Kimberly's 18th birthday present from daddy -- a trust fund -- will make her a wealthy woman, but her free-spirited dreams of independence could be cut short when Drummond discovers just how she intends to spend her "fortune."

GUEST STAR: , Rhoda Gemignani, Pierrino Mascarino, Dana Kimmell,
AUTORE: Dawn Aldredge
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1983-12-03

6x9 - Assert Yourself

Arnold turns a pal into an opponent when he resigns as Dudley's campaign manager and declares his own candiacy for class president.

GUEST STAR: Albie Polinsky
AUTORE: , Howard Leeds, Blake Hunter, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1983-12-10

6x10 - Mrs. Z

Drummond's provided with police protection of a most unusual kind after his charitable philanthrophy leads to a $1,000,000 extortion threat against him.

GUEST STAR: , Sheron Chambers, John Brandon, Edward Lynch, James Gallery,
AUTORE: Albert E. Lewin
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1983-12-17

6x11 - The Senior Class Queen

When Kimberly starts a campaign to open the school's Lettermen's Club to female membership, an embarrassed Willis retaliates with chauvinistic aplomb by becoming the first male contestant in the Senior Class Beauty Pageant.

GUEST STAR: , George Pentecost, Reginald T. Dorsey, Scott Strader, Dawn Schroder, Sherry Yi,
AUTORE: Bernard Burnell Mack
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-01-07

6x12 - Where There's Smoke

Arnold and Dudley succumb to peer pressure and ignore warnings against cigarette smoking, only to have the harsh realities brought to light by Dudley's father, a chronic smoker.

GUEST STAR: , Steve Rumph, Patrick Brennan, D. White, Marc Bentley,
AUTORE: Bruce Taylor
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-01-14

6x13 - Drummond's Lady

Arnold unwittingly solves his father's dilemma -- trying to make romance and finance go hand-in-hand -- when Drummond finds himself falling for an attractive local television aerobics instructor that his company is attempting to turn into an international success. Veteran Broadway and television actress Dixie Carter is introduced in the role of fitness instructor Maggie McKinney.

GUEST STAR: , Dixie Carter, Pamela Newman, Eric Lantis,
AUTORE: , Howard Leeds, Blake Hunter, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-01-21

6x14 - The Hitchhikers (1) (a.k.a.) Hitchhiking (1)

Kimberly and Arnold break a long-standing family rule and face death when, on their return from a shopping trip, they find themselves short of cash and decide to hitch a ride home rather than call home for assistance.

GUEST STAR: Woody Eney
AUTORE: , Glenn Padnick, Sydney Julien,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-01-28

6x15 - The Hitchhikers (2) (a.k.a.) Hitchhiking (2)

Hitchhiking leads to kidnapping for Arnold and Kimberly, but Arnold escapes and he is so disoriented he is unable to remember the location of the kidnapper's apartment so that the police can rescue Kimberly who's still being held captive ... and this time, her captor (who, as will be revealed later) has done this before and is determined this time to succeed.

GUEST STAR: , Don Dolan, Florence Halop, Shashawnee Hall, Leonard Bremen, Woody Eney,
AUTORE: , Glenn Padnick, Sydney Julien,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-02-04

6x16 - Hooray for Hollywood (1)

Upset over Maggie breaking off their relationship, Drummond chases her to Hollywood to win back her heart, but while he woos Maggie, Arnold and Dudley sneak away from a studio tour to find the star of Knight Rider and wind up in a life threatening situation.

GUEST STAR: , John Mansfield, Frank Richards, Jim Hurts, David Anthony, Starwill Reed, Johnny Silver, Robin LaValley, Myles O'Brien, David Hasselhoff,
AUTORE: , Howard Leeds, Blake Hunter, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-02-11

6x17 - Hooray for Hollywood (2)

Arnold's joy over being saved from an explosion by "Knight Rider's" David Hasselhoff quickly turns to dismay when he learns his father is getting married and a little brother comes along with the package.

GUEST STAR: , Howard Stevens, John Mansfield, Frank Richards, Bobby Herbeck, Steve Brady, David Hasselhoff,
AUTORE: , Howard Leeds, Blake Hunter, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-02-18

6x18 - The Wedding (1)

Maggie's reaction to a proposed pre-nuptial agreement threatens to hamper Phillip's happiness -- but could eliminate Arnold's fear about "inheriting" a strict new mother and a pesky little brother.

GUEST STAR: , Carol Bruce, Joe Ross,
AUTORE: , Howard Meyers, Mark Miller,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-02-25

6x19 - The Wedding (2)

Their family and friends assembled, Phillip and Maggie meet at the altar, only to realize each has made a major mistake, in the concluding part of a special two-part story. Charlotte Rae, Dody Goodman, Janet Jackson and Nedra Volz, each of who had appeared in recurring roles on "Diff'rent Strokes," return as their original characters for the Drummond nuptials.

GUEST STAR: , Patrick Cranshaw, Charlotte Rae, Pamela Newman,
AUTORE: Ifa Baeza
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-02-25

6x20 - The Honeymoon's Over

Arnold and Pearl fall into a depression when Maggie and Phillip return from their honeymoon with a temporary eviction notice for Pearl, and orders for Arnold to babysit for his "tag-along" little brother Sam instead of going to a party.

GUEST STAR: Andre Fox
AUTORE: , Howard Leeds, Blake Hunter, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-03-03

6x21 - The Bar Mitzvah Boy

In a quest for religion started by Maggie and his father, Arnold thinks he has found it after attending an impressive bar mitzvah where his friend "Becomes a man" at age 13.

GUEST STAR: , John Hancock, Robbie Preston Williams, Leona Baxter, Margaret Jenkins, Jozella Reed, Cynthia Wakefield, Milton Berle,
AUTORE: Martin Cohan
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-03-17

6x22 - Kathy's Olympics

The money for the National Wheelchair Games that Arnold's class has raised and entrusted to him is missing--leaving Arnold embarrassed and his family "in the dumps."

GUEST STAR: Melanie Watson
AUTORE: Bobby Herbeck
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-03-24

6x23 - The Houseguest

Willis and Charlene's budding young love begins to wilt when she moves in as a temporary houseguest at the Drummond's. Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson's younger sister, returns in her role as Willis' girl friend Charlene.

GUEST STAR: , Renée Jones, Calvin Mason,
AUTORE: Bruce Taylor
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-05-05

6x24 - The Boyfriend

Blinded by love, Kimberly takes an enormous and deceptive risk when she talks her father into allowing her to move into an apartment, allegedly with her girl friend.

GUEST STAR: , Bob Dubac, Dana Kimmell,
AUTORE: , Howard Leeds, Blake Hunter, Martin Cohan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-05-12

Stagione 7

7x1 - A Haunting We Will Go

When Arnold and Sam creep through the crevices of the neighborhood's haunted house they find the ghost boasts a bounty of surprises--the biggest being a love for people and contempt for war.

GUEST STAR: , Ray Bolger, John Astin, Cory Yothers,
AUTORE: , Bob Brunner, Ken Hecht,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-09-29

7x2 - Arnold and Lisa's Mother

Arnold thinks the school science fair is the perfect opportunity to sabotage the project of his least favorite female classmate, but with a closer look he wonders if her aggravating behavior is really a cry for help.

GUEST STAR: , Emily Yancy, Robin LaValley,
AUTORE: , Robert Jayson, A. Dudley Johnson Jr.,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-10-06

7x3 - Bed-Wetting

The Drummond household is faced with Sam's bed-wetting problem trying everything from scolding to fawning, only to have Sam become more frustrated and hurt.

AUTORE: Bruce Taylor
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-10-13

7x4 - Undercover Lover

Willis becomes the middleman in a police effort to halt use and trafficking of drugs at his high school.

GUEST STAR: , Anne-Marie Johnson, Brian Robbins, Nadia De Leye, Steven Tash, Michael Zorek,
AUTORE: , Susan Kessler, Maria Alexander,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-10-20

7x5 - Arnold's Strike

Arnold risks expulsion from school when he leads a strike against some new rules he feels are "unfair."

GUEST STAR: , Dick Sargent, Zero Hubbard, Tyren Perry,
AUTORE: Howard Meyers
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-10-27

7x6 - Sam's Father

Sam must choose between a penthouse apartment and a honky-tonk club when his real father comes knocking on the Drummond's door, wanting to take Sam with him.

GUEST STAR: Hoyt Axton
AUTORE: , Dan Kennicott, Michael Curley,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-11-03

7x7 - Carmella Meets the Gooch

The Gooch returns to taunt Arnold and take on a new target--Sam, only to face his first challenge in the Drummond's new neighbor, an Italian foreign exchange student.

GUEST STAR: Martine Allard
AUTORE: , Bob Brunner, Ken Hecht, Bruce Taylor,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-11-10

7x8 - Arnold the Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur Arnold reluctantly allows Sam to be a part of his new scheme, when Sam realizes only Arnold will reap the profits, he breaks up the partnership and becomes the competition.

GUEST STAR: , Edie McClurg, Janna Lowell, William McDonald, Hervé Villechaize,
AUTORE: John B. Collins
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-11-17

7x9 - The Honorable Arnold J. Jackson

When Arnold is appointed judge of the school court, he is suddenly faced with jeopardizing a longtime friendship or losing a date with the school heartthrob--everyone has their day in court.

GUEST STAR: , Dick Sargent, Tyren Perry,
AUTORE: , Dan Kennicott, Michael Curley,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-11-24

7x10 - The Gymnasts

Drummond's surprise meant to encourage an Olympic hopeful felled by a tragic accident backfires when the young man instead becomes embittered at meeting the 1984 Men's Olympic Gold Medal-winning Gymnastics Team until Willis and Sam take on the challenge of setting things right.

GUEST STAR: , Regi Green, Steve Brady, Bart Conner, Timothy Daggett, Mitchell Gaylord, Jim Hartung, Scott Johnson, Peter Vidmar,
AUTORE: , Bob Brunner, Ken Hecht,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-12-01

7x11 - Tonsils

Drummond is a tower of strength for Sam as he prepares to have his tonsils removed, but what will happen when Drummond finds out he is to be Sam's roommate while having some "minor" knee surgery.

GUEST STAR: , Christian Brackett-Zika, Marla Pennington, Tom Henschel,
AUTORE: Bruce Taylor
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-12-08

7x12 - Arnold's Songbird

In order to be elected the entertainment chairman for a school charity fundraiser, Arnold promises to get a celebrity but when it's time to deliver, he's forced to look to his nemesis Carmella for help, hoping she can save the day.

GUEST STAR: , Martine Allard, Keelie,
AUTORE: , Bob Brunner, Ken Hecht, Bruce Taylor,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1984-12-15

7x13 - Baseball Blues

Sam persuades a reluctant Mr. Drummond to become the coach of his bad news baseball team and then regrets it after he winds up on the bench.

GUEST STAR: , Lance Parrish, James Staley, E.E. Bell, Scooter Stevens, Verda Bridges, George Fulton,
AUTORE: , Robert Jayson, A. Dudley Johnson Jr.,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-01-05

7x14 - Arnold Saves the Squirrel

When Sam visits a taping of "The Sandy Squirrel Show" he is overcome by the news his favorite television idol is about to be cancelled, but it's big brother Arnold to the rescue as he rallies the Boy Scouts of Manhattan to demand the Squirrel be given a reprieve.

GUEST STAR: , Chuck McCann, Steve Franken, LaGloria Scott, Patrika Darbo,
AUTORE: , Toni Wunsch, Max Katz,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-01-12

7x15 - Sam Adopts a Grandparent

The Drummonds are concerned when the normally lovable Sam battles with a cynical senior who rejects the Cub Scout's "Adopt A Grandparent" program, leaving Sam with a tainted view of older people.

GUEST STAR: , Maxine Elliott, Stephen Dorff, Robin LaValley, Troy Slaten, John McIntire,
AUTORE: , Susan H. Lee, Sylvia Alan,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-01-19

7x16 - Harry Birthday Drummond

Kimberly returns home from school in Paris to surprise Drummond on his birthday prompting Arnold and Willis to try and match her special gift, they decide to change their name to Drummond, until Willis suddenly has second thoughts.

GUEST STAR: Dana Plato
AUTORE: , Jack Gross Jr., Phil Margo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-01-26

7x17 - Sam's New Pal

Sam is taken aback when he realizes his new "buddy" is a girl, but Mr. Drummond is even more dumbfounded when the kids want to have a sleepover.

GUEST STAR: , Soleil Moon Frye, Ron Masak,
AUTORE: , Bob Brunner, Ken Hecht,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-02-02

7x18 - Russian Embassy

When Arnold's rocket for his school project is accidentally set off and lands atop the Russian Embassy, the state department is led to suspect the Drummond's participation is foul play.

GUEST STAR: , Patrick Cronin, Leon Askin, Cameron Young,
AUTORE: , Max Katz, Toni Wunsch,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-02-09

7x19 - Cheers to Arnold

Arnold's attempt to stop a friend from drinking backfires as he's left standing in the boy's bathroom holding a bottle of booze when the teacher walks in.

GUEST STAR: , James A. Watson Jr., Harry Varav,
AUTORE: Bruce Taylor
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-02-16

7x20 - A Camping We Will Go

A camping trip with Arnold and Sam intended to strengthen Drummond's relationship with Sam goes awry when Sam's real father shows up and invites himself along.

GUEST STAR: Hoyt Axton
AUTORE: Bruce Taylor
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-02-23

7x21 - Beauty is in the Eye of Arnold

Arnold is faced with a dilemma when his friends insist he take a cute cheerleader to the dance instead of the girl Arnold really likes who they consider an "ugly duckling."

GUEST STAR: , Jonnetta Thomas, Rahkel Bouchet, Tammy Townsend,
AUTORE: , Robert Jayson, A. Dudley Johnson Jr.,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-03-02

7x22 - Blue Collar Drummond

When Drummond is accused of being out of touch with his employees, he secretly takes a job in one of his own factories working on an assembly line. Much to his surprise, his job is threatened when he makes suggestions to boost morale and improve production.

GUEST STAR: , Barney Martin, Jack Riley, Lee Weaver, Ron Karabatsos, Marcelyn Ann Williams,
AUTORE: , Robert Jayson, A. Dudley Johnson Jr.,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-03-09

7x23 - Street Smarts

Although Arnold boasts he held his own in a mugging, Drummond fears the incident goes deeper than Arnold will admit and becomes concerned when he finds Arnold has sought a dangerous method of protection.

GUEST STAR: , Michael Tucci, James A. Watson Jr., Steve Brady,
AUTORE: Bruce Taylor
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-03-23

7x24 - A Special Friend

Arnold and Sam's new friendship with a street performer gets mired in fear and confusion when they discover she has epilepsy.

GUEST STAR: , Lori Lethin, Natalie Core, Vivan Lord, Rachel Wells, Dana Plato,
AUTORE: , Ken Hecht, Bob Brunner,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-05-04

Stagione 8

8x1 - Sam's Missing (1)

A family whose little boy died, forces the father to kidnap Sam, who is shopping for some snacks in a grocery store. After the kidnapping, the man threatens to kill Sam's parents if he attempts in any way to escape.

GUEST STAR: , Ronne Troup, Royce D. Applegate,
AUTORE: , Ken Hecht, Bob Brunner,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-09-27

8x2 - Sam's Missing (2)

The Drummonds, desperate to get Sam back, go on the news to try and advertise to get Sam back. In the meantime Sam risks everything to tell the Drummonds where he is.

AUTORE: Richard Gurman
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-09-27

8x3 - Bully for Arnold

Guarding the school bully's girlfriend, Ramona, seems like a simple task to Arnold, until his natural Jackson "charm" creates some problems, Ramona falls head over heels for him and Herman, the bully, wants to rearrange his face.

GUEST STAR: , Forest Whitaker, Beverly Brown, Marc Copage,
AUTORE: , Robert Jayson, A. Dudley Johnson Jr.,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-10-04

8x4 - Love on the Run

Sam and Arnold fear that the time their parents are spending apart is a symptom of an ailing marriage and the boys attempt to give them a dose of romance, hoping it will be the cure that will keep them from divorce.

GUEST STAR: , Dana Plato, Charlie Brill,
AUTORE: Jose Rivera
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-10-11

8x5 - Willis Goes to College

Willis takes a big step when he leave home for college, but fears his initiation to dorm life is only one of the freshman experiences he may not be ready to handle.

GUEST STAR: Gary Hays
AUTORE: Richard Gurman
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-10-18

8x6 - Arnold's Job

Arnold's dream of becoming an "overnight" success as a photo-journalist run headlong into reality when he gets his first job on a local newspaper.

GUEST STAR: , Peter Hobbs, Beau Bishop,
AUTORE: , Ken Hecht, Bob Brunner,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-10-25

8x7 - A Tale of Two Teachers

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar guest stars as a high school English teacher who gives Arnold a "classic" punishment for "goofing off" in class and the freshman quickly learns his lesson when his penace is teaching "A Tale of Two Cities" to his rowdy classmates.

GUEST STAR: , Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Courtney Witas,
AUTORE: Richard Gurman
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-11-08

8x8 - So You Want to Be a Rock Star

A music instructor "backs up" Arnold after he claims to be an expert sax player in order to impress a girl.

GUEST STAR: , Clarence Clemons, Toy Newkirk, Steve Brady,
AUTORE: Glenn Padnick
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-11-15

8x9 - Speak No Evil

Father and son are feuding over First Amendment rights when an outraged Arnold objects to a white supremacy organization speaking at his high school and a discerning Drummond can't support Arnold's fury on the basis of the American right to free speech.

GUEST STAR: , Helen Page Camp, Robert Vega,
AUTORE: Glenn Padnick
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-11-29

8x10 - Arnold's Bad Rep

Arnold succumbs to peer pressure and boasts he went "all the way" with his girlfriend, but his lie puts him in a more awkward position once the girl finds out about his claim to fame.

GUEST STAR: Macki Burke
AUTORE: Jose Rivera
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-12-06

8x11 - It's My Party and I'll Cry if I Want To

Drummond has "insured" that Sam will have an unforgettable birthday party by arranging for a local television personality to be the main attraction, until the swash-buckling "Captain Jack" steals the show and the birthday boy jumps ship.

GUEST STAR: , Bruce Mahler, Gabriel Damon, Ellen Regan, Ian Fried, Hakeem Abdul Samad, Tracey Cherelle Jones,
AUTORE: Al Aidekman
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1985-12-13

8x12 - Arnold's Initiation

Arnold's initiation into the "cool" club at school jeopardizes his friendship with the mildly-retarded dishwasher at the Hamburger Hangar, after a prank Arnold "must" pull causes the man to lose his job.

GUEST STAR: , John Schuck, David Paymer, Moosie Drier, Christopher M. Brown,
AUTORE: , Robert Jayson, A. Dudley Johnson Jr.,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1986-01-10

8x13 - Bulimia

Arnold suspects that Kimberly has an eating disorder when his slender sister is secretly gorging herself, but not gaining any weight. Arnold seeks Drummond's help in confronting Kimberly with her problem and the family comes together to help her fight the eating disorder, bulimia.

GUEST STAR: Dana Plato
AUTORE: Janna Lowell
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1986-01-17

8x14 - Sam's Big Brother

Arnold's preoccupation with girls and school leaves younger brother Sam alone and bored until Willis steps in, takes over as "big bro" and causes a row when Arnold decides to fight back for the title.

GUEST STAR: Hakeem Abdul Samad
AUTORE: Susan H. Lee
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1986-01-24

8x15 - Arnold's Tangled Web

To prevent Drummond from seeing his "F" in geometry, Arnold arranges to have Drummond's signature forged on his report on his report card, but the scheme backfires when Drummond insists on a personal inspection of Arnold's grades.

GUEST STAR: Chick Vennera
AUTORE: Barry Rubinowitz
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1986-01-31

8x16 - Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown

Sam's contempt for a classmate who incessantly insults and badgers him is pacified when he learns that the boy is an orphan who's jealous of Sam's "perfect" family life.

GUEST STAR: , Carl Steven, Shelley Smith, David Paymer, Matt Shakman, Ian Petrella, Bill Willens,
AUTORE: Barry Gold
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1986-02-07

8x17 - The Big Bribe

A date with a gorgeous girl has Arnold walking on a cloud, until he learns she was bribed by Willis to go out with him.

GUEST STAR: , Tyren Perry, Robin Givens,
AUTORE: , Robert Jayson, A. Dudley Johnson Jr.,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1986-02-21

8x18 - The Photo Club

Arnold is disgruntled over being partnered with archenemy Lisa in photography class but his frustration soars when the two are accidentally locked together in the basement darkroom.

GUEST STAR: Robin LaValley
AUTORE: , Robert Jayson, A. Dudley Johnson Jr.,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1986-02-28

8x19 - The Front Page

Arnold's feature story about his high school football team threatens to turn into a controversial expose for the school newspaper when he witnesses team members buying steroids.

GUEST STAR: , Peter DeLuise, Ralph Seymour, Reginald T. Dorsey, Todd Jefferies,
AUTORE: , Al Aidekman, Richard Gurman,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1986-03-07