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La famiglia Bradford (titolo originale Eight is enough) è una serie televisiva statunitense composta da 112 episodi suddivisi in 5 stagioni. Negli Stati Uniti la serie è stata trasmessa dall'emittente ABC tra il 1977 ed il 1981. In Italia la prima stagione venne trasmessa dalla Rete 1 della RAI (l'odierna RAI 1) nella tarda estate del 1978 sotto il titolo Otto bastano (traduzione letterale del già richiamato titolo originale Eight is enough). Per problemi legati ai diritti di messa in onda, gli episodi della prima stagione, dal 1978,non sono mai stati replicati. Si è dovuto attendere il mese di ottobre del 2009 per rivederne la messa in onda sul canale satellitare Sky Fox Retro. Inoltre, una delle nove puntate della prima stagione (l'episodio n.8 Hit and run) non venne acquistata dalla RAI (ed ovviamente non andò in onda) per motivi politici (nella versione originale, in diverse scene della puntata, ci sono riferimenti e battute che vennero considerati – a sproposito – anti-italiani. Questo fece valutare, quindi, inopportuna la trasmissione della puntata).Le stagioni successive (2, 3, 4, 5) vennero trasmesse a partire dalla stagione televisiva 1981-1982 dalle reti nazionali e locali facenti capo all'editore Rusconi. L'editore acquistò contestualmente anche l'episodio 8 della prima stagione (Hit and Run) intitolandolo Un padre per ogni stagione e mandandolo in onda come primo episodio di tutte le 104 puntate del pacchetto acquistato. La Fininvest (oggi Mediaset) rilevò poi tali reti, acquisendo contestualmente tutti gli epidodi delle suddette stagioni, le cui puntate – nella medesima sequenza – vennero replicate decine di volte fino alla fine degli anni novanta. Gli anni duemila sono caratterizzati, invece, da un vero e proprio oblio della serie televisiva La Famiglia Bradford. Tale oblio si è concluso nel secondo semestre del 2009 con una vera e propria escalation e la messa in onda delle diverse stagioni della serie su tutte le piattaforme televisive: sul canale satellitare Sky Fox Retro, sul canale digitale terrestre Iris e su Italia1, canale trasmesso anche in analogico.
Titolo Originale: Eight Is Enough
STAGIONI/EPISODI: 5 Stagioni , 112 episodi, conclusa
Durata episodi: 60 min., 50 min.
Attori principali: Dick Van PattenAdam RichDianne KayGrant GoodeveWillie AamesConnie Needham, Betty Buckley, Susan Richardson, Lani O'Grady, Laurie Walters, Diana Hyland, Mark Hamill
Creata da: Lee Mendelson
Genere: Comedy, Drama
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Tom e Joan Bradford hanno trovato un modo, del tutto originale, per ricordare tutti i nomi dei loro otto figli.
GUEST STAR: , Bret Marks, Charles Aidman, Jerri Kulik, Larry Golden, Lucy Saroyan, Morris Buchanan, William Kirk Cullen,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-03-1977
Matilda si trasferisce per un breve periodo a casa Bradford, ma le sue attitudini nei confronti del matrimonio sconvolgono il povero Tom.
GUEST STAR: , Darrell Larson, Doney Oatman, Ellen Travolta, Jerrrey Bryon, Lane Binkley, Penelope Willis,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 22-03-1977
Tom viene nominato capo redattore del suo giornale, ma subito finisce nei guai. Tutta la famiglia cerca di trovare il modo per guadagnare dei soldi extra.
GUEST STAR: , Anthony Battaglia, Hal England, James Sikking, Samantha Sprenger,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-03-1977
C'e' un po' di tensione a casa Bradford. Tom ha qualche problema con la ragazza dei suoi sogni. A questa confusione si aggiunge anche Nancy.
GUEST STAR: , A. Michael Baldwin, Bob Lussier, Charlene Tilton, Erin Connor, Jay MacIntosh, Lieux Dressler, Sherry Jason, Susan Lainer, Susan Lanier,
AUTORE: , Peter Lefcourt,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-04-1977
La famiglia Bradford organizza un party per festeggiare il venticinquesimo anniversario del Dottor Maxwell, ma qualcosa di inaspettato sta per accadere...
GUEST STAR: , Adrienne Barbeau, Cosie Costa, Damon Douglas, Don Matheson, Lynda-Saint James, Micheal Thoma,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 12-04-1977
A causa di un misterioso alimento, che il fidanzato di Mary ha portato a casa dei Bradford, l'intera famiglia viene messa in quarantena.
GUEST STAR: , Damon Raskin, Dennis Kort, Holly Smith, Leonard Stone, Ray Buktenica,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 19-04-1977
Vivian, la sorella di Tom, arriva a casa Bradford, stravolgendo la vita di tutti. La donna vuole incoraggiare i ragazzi a seguire i propri sogni, ma...
GUEST STAR: , Jack Deleon, Janis Paige, Stephen Johnson, Steven Marlo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 26-04-1977
Elizabeth ha qualche problema a gestire i suoi tre appuntamenti per il ballo della scuola. Naturalmente sono tutti alla stessa ora.
GUEST STAR: , Dudley Knight, Ernest Sarracino, Frank Cady, Marc McClure, Peter Coffield, Steve Bonino,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 03-05-1977
La famiglia Bradford e' determinata ad accettare la sfida lanciata dal dentista di Tom: una partita di football. Il match ha inizio. Chi vincera'?
GUEST STAR: , Gregory Walcott, Herb Shriner Jr,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-08-1977
Dr. Max shows up on Tom's doorstep after a fight with his wife and ends up staying with the Bradfords, driving them crazy with his fussy ways. David tries to borrow money from his brothers and sisters to cover a bad check he wrote at a poker game to cover a debt.
GUEST STAR: , Beth Howland, Gary Graham, James Parkes, John Furey, Kathleen Doyle, Susanne Zenor, Virginia Vincent,
AUTORE: , Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-09-1977
This episode introduces Betty Buckley in the contract role of Sue " Abby" Abbott. At first, she was a special guest star. Tommy breaks his ankles at a touch football game and will miss school for five weeks. Mary moves in with her boyfriend, a young psychiatry students [Doug]. Sandra Sue Abbott is sent to tutor Tommy while he is absent from school.
GUEST STAR: , Don Johnson,
AUTORE: , Leonard Stadd, Toni VanHorne,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-09-1977
David's new roommate romance both Susan and Joannie.Tom decides he has been neglecting Nicholas and drives Nicholas crazy by spending too much time with him. Tommy organizes a family garage sale to earn money.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-09-1977
After Tom and Abby break up, the Bradford children set Tom up with another woman in an effort to make Abby jealous. Nancy enters the Miss Sacramento beauty contest. David and Tommy hang around a laundromat in hopes of meeting girls.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-10-1977
Tom throws a party to celebrates paying off the mortgage on the Bradford house. Unfortunately, the kids get into a melee when Susan punches a heckler at David and Tommy's singing appearance and Tom has to remortgage the house to pay the damages as seven of his children were arrested after a fight in the nightclub. David waits for the results of his contractor's exam. Nicholas felt left out since he was never arrested.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 19-10-1977
Mary runs for a seat on the Board of Education and enlists the family's help on her campaign. Abby is too busy to keep her dates with Tom. Tom proposes to Abby after she and Mary are able to work out their difficulties over Mary's running for the school board. Abby accepts Tom's proposal.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 26-10-1977
Joannie agrees to do a nude scene in a Shakespearean play and is relives when Tom says he can't make it to the show, or so it goes. [Obviously, a sweeps stunt.] Abby's former father-in-law visits and she is hesitant to introduce him to Tom and tell him about her plans to marry him. David arranges for Tom to buy an engagement ring for Abby through a friend at work, but it turns out to be too hot to handle.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 02-11-1977
After much debate, Tom and Abby decide on November 9th as their wedding date and agree to let the children handle the wedding plans, but it almost does not happen when things get too crazy. Elizabeth and Nicholas are not as excited about the wedding plans as the rest of the Bradford children.
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The children get carried away with the wedding plans and nearly cause the wedding to be canceled. Abby asks Elizabeth to be her maid of honor and develop a special relationship.
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Tom and Abby take the kids to San Francisco where Tom is scheduled to accept an award for his column and the trip doubles as a honeymoon. Mary is upset when she is rejected by a medical school and Abby wants to contact an old friend to help her get in. The kids wrangle their way along the trip as chaos begins.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 16-11-1977
Abby coordinates Spring cleaning at the Bradford house. Mary is upset when the son of Tom's friend comes to Sacramento to open an army recuriting office on campus, which does not please her liberal anti-war feelings. Over the course of time they learn to respect each other's beliefs. Tom gets the wrong idea when he spots Mary and Richard in a hug. Tommy helps Nicholas deal with a school bully. Another of Tommy's money making schemes backfires.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 23-11-1977
Auntie V. Tom's eccentric sister, returns for another visit with the Bradfords and surpries Tom and Abby with a new house as a wedding present. The kids are excited, but as they fix up the house for sale they begin to fall in love with it again. Nancy wants to expand her horizons by going on a cruise with Auntie V. Nancy falls for the estate agent who is trying to sell the Bradford house.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 30-11-1977
The Bradfords celebrate their first Christmas without their late mother,Joan. Nicholas mistakenly assumes the man he finds in the house on Christmas Eve is Santa Claus and lets him steal the Christmas presents, putting Christmas temporaily on hold.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-12-1977
The kids convince Tom to shoiw some Christmas spirit by bailing Sam out of jail and inviting him to the house for Christmas dinner as they celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Tommy receives a special Christmas present from his mom.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-12-1977
Tom is upset when Abby makes arrangements for Elizabeth to get birth control pills. Tom is drafted into doing a "Dear Abby" for the paper. Abby's studies are keeping her busy and leave little time for the family. Abby decides to stay at home more and drives everyone, including herself a little crazy trying to be a Betty Crocker-type. David and Tommy fix Abby's car.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 25-01-1978
The family gives Tom a day of peace for his birthday, and it drives him crazy. David goes for the weekend and gives Tommy the use of his apartment but Tommy winds up throwing a party. Abby's parenting skills are tested when Tommy gets drunk.
GUEST STAR: , Danny Bonaduce, Eric Olson, Helen Page Camp, Nedra Volz, Randy Phillips, Rex Riley,
AUTORE: , Peter Lefcourt,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-01-1978
With Abby's encouragement, Tom takes a leave of absence to pursue the dream of writing a book about his family. He can't get it published the norman way, but has a special issue done for each member of the family. David goes on a double date with Nancy and they come home with different stories of the same night.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-01-1978
Abby is upset about when David gives Nicholas a BB gun. Tom's column about garbage causes a controverty when he writes a tongue-in-cheek column. That's when his troubles start to pile up, along with his garbage. Tom is prepared to go to jail rather than reveal his source for his column.
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Joannie, Nancy, and Susan meet new guys at a disco over winter break and love times three drives the Bradford household crazy. David's friend tries to convince him to go on a blind date, so he fixes David with one, but the "date" turns out to be totally unexepectely...his sister Mary. Tommy desperatiely tries to win rock concert tickets.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 08-02-1978
Susan and Tom are jealous when Abby spends too much time with Susan's new boyfriend she brought home for dinner, and Abby strikes up too much connection with her date. Nicholas is appointed water monitor at home during a water shortage, and gets fired for being too tough. Tommy gets into trouble at school and wrongly assumes he's home-free when the principal calls David instead of Tom.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-02-1978
Frustrated by the transporation arrangements, Tommy, Elizabeth, Nancy, and Susan buy their own car. Tom is upset that Tommy is failing English and pressures him to get a good grade. Tom learns a lesson about parental pressure when Tommy, trying to please him,buys a term paper from a high school hustler. Joannie wants Nicholas to play Prince Charming in her play.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 22-02-1978
Abby suffers a concussion when she falls off a ladder. Tha Bradfords take turns keeping Abby awake by telling her stories and sharing memories, which are flashbacks from previous episodes.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 01-03-1978
Abby convinces Tom to spend the weekend with her parents in Pasadena, leaving the kids alone for the weekend. While they are away, despite a rule against having any non-Bradfords in the house, the kids throw a party, but then the house is overrun with chaos and the kids barely manage to get things back in order before Tom and Abby return. A distant cousins shows up on the Bradford doorstep for the flower children.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-04-1978
David meets an attractive young woman who is the daughter of a wealthy construction man. Joannie tries to get the family to communicate better using encounter-like truth games. Tom, which helping Nicholas build a car, takes over completely.
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Joannie directs a talent show to raise money, for the orphanage she is vo;unteering at . Joannie tries to get the whole family to enterain. Nicholas believes ha has seen a UFO, but nobody else believe him. It turns out to be only a practical joke by one of the neighborhood kids. "Abby" sing a song she wrote herself. "SO-LA". music by Jim Hurt, Ira Newborn and Betty Buckley aho also wrote the lyrics. "David" sings a song he wrote hisself. "Eight is Enough". lyrics by Molly-Ann Leikin, music by Lee Holdridge. This song replaced the original theme song from the next season on.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-05-1978
Suffering from insomnia, Tom starts secretly seeing a psychologist, which leads Abby to believe that he may be having an affair.
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Tom quits as Nicholas' Little League coach because of pushy parents but becomes a pushy parent himself when Abby takes over the job. Tired of having no privacy, the Bradford children have their own phone line installed.
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The family helps Tom prepare for an IRS audit; Abby suspects she may be pregnant and is reluctant to tell Tom.
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Joannie gets accepted into a theater company and her first role is that of a gopher and understudy.When the lead actress quits the play, Joannie has 24 hours to learn her lines and is unaware that Tom will be reviewing the play for the vacationing drama critic.The Bradford children try to make Abby feel guilty about not sharing her car with the family. Nicholas can't get away from a girl who has a crush on him.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 27-09-1978
Nicholas has a crush on his teacher and buys her self-portrait at her yard sale, while the rest of the Bradfords' dream about how they would spend their millions after another painting is discovered underneath, and believed to be worth a fortune. Meanwhile, Tommy's chances with a popular girl are dashed when he contracts trench mouth.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-10-1978
Tom is chosen to teach a journalism class at the university and is impressed by one student who is working his way through college. Nicholas and Irving, who are making prank calls, receive their own from David and Tommy. Tom is disappointed when Nancy flunks out of college and decides to find a job, but she doesn't appreciate it when he pulls strings to get her back in. Tom finally helps her get a job interview.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-10-1978
Susan struggles to find the right career after she realizes she's not out to be a professional athlete. So she decides to try out to be a cop. Nancy opens a day care center at the Bradford house but soon discovers that's not good with kids. While she fails the written test for the cop job, Susan helps Nancy control the kids, who are running amok, and finds that she likes it enough to go back to school as an education major. Joannie makes David's girlfriend jealous when she practices lines from her new play in David's apartment.
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Susan, Nancy, and Elizabeth teach Tommy to drive; Mary moves out to study for her medical exams.
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David starts living dangerously after a close friend dies of a heart attack at a young age. The kids try to help and eventually David cleans up his act. Nicholas tries to help by offering David a kitten from a litter of a stray cat he has taken on. He soon discovers that the cat is pregnant.
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The male Bradfords refuse to attend a speech that Abby was selected to give. War erupts between the Bradfords' men and woman when the woman feel they are not respected by the men. Nancy gets a job pumping gas in a sexy uniform in a local filling station.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-11-1978
Abby's parents are flying in from Pasadena for Thanksgiving.Nicholas is surprised when the Vice-President accepts his invitation to Thanksgiving dinner with the Bradfords. He picks the Bradfords' as American's typical family. Tommy puts a deposit on a used car.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 22-11-1978
The Bradford children plan a party for Tom and Abby's anniversary and Nicholas feels left out. Tom and Abby unknowingly bid against each other for "A Christmas Line" tickets for their anniversary. Nicholas accidentally sets fire to his room, destroying the anniversary present Tommy had made for Tom and Abby. Feeling like the family doesn't want him around anymore, Nicholas runs away to find Sam in San Diego.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-11-1978
In San Diego, Nicholas is taken in by Joe Simmons, an old con man, and a bum who was a friend of Sam's. He then performs his best scam trying to get Nicholas back to the Bradfords'. Believing that Nicholas is at a friend's house, the Bradfords' work on repairing Tommy and Nicholas room.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-11-1978
Tired of not having time to themselves, Tom and Abby conspire to get rid of the kids so they can spend the weekend alone.They send the kids camping for the weekend. Susan brings a nine-year-old girl home from the day care center. Tommy gets a date with a popular girl at school.
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Both Elizabeth and Tommy learn that there is no easy way to success. Elizabeth wants to go to an expensive college in Vermont with a good dance program but Tom can't afford the tuition. Nancy takes a correspondence course in hair styling. Abby discovers a dance scholarship. Elizabeth can compete for Elizabeth starts studying dance with a professional dance company. Tommy tries to earn some extra money.
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Tired of Tom's strict rules, Nancy, Susan, and Joannie look for an apartment of their own because Tom has trouble accepting that his daughters are growing up. David buys a new truck and agrees to sell Tommy his van. Tom is upset when Abby loans the girls the money to get their own apartment.
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In an effort to keep the remaining Bradfords at home, Tom repeals all curfews but Abby doubts his wisdom. Tom shows everyone that it is possible to have too much of a good thing. The girls learn that having their own apartment isn't as great as they thought it would be. Nicholas has a hard time adjusting to having his own room.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-01-1979
Abby's mother arrives for a visit and Abby is upset to learn that her parents are breaking up. Abby's father arrives shortly, and musical rooms become the name of the game. The girls want to move back home after their rent is raised but are afraid to tell Tom. Tom is picked up by the police after the kids rack up $170 worth of parking tickets on the station wagon
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 17-01-1979
On a rainy night in Sacramento, the Bradford house is turned upside-down when the power goes out and leaves the Bradfords stuck at home with Nancy's blind date - a Norman Bates look-alike. Joannie is studying the film "Psycho" and the lights go out when her date shows up -- a look-alike for Tony Perkins. Tommy and Elizabeth think "Perkins" is an escaped convict. Tom is scheduled to participate in a debate on population control but he and Abby get stuck in an elevator when the power goes out. Nicholas and Irving play secret agent. Susan gets stuck.
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Nicholas tries to avoid a young lady who has a crush on him. Tired of saying goodnight to each other every night, David and Janet decide to live together. Tom is nominated for "Father of the Year", but his chance grows slim after David and Janet decide to become roommates.
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Tommy offers to marry a pregnant friend who was a girl, Lori, even though he's not the father of her baby. The Bradfords rally to support Tommy's taking of responsibility. Nicholas and Irving open a lemonade stand in front of the Bradford house but face stiff competition when a lavish lemonade stand is opened by the Cappleton sisters around the corner. David and Janet spend a night in the Bradford house when their apartment is sprayed for bugs.
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Abby uses the family as subjects in a research project for school. Nicholas's new friend Bobby, runs away from his foster family because he wants to become part of the Bradford family. They decide to sail down the Sacramento river. Abby's friend and his wife begin to consider adopting Bobby. Tommy and Elizabeth debate the merits of cosmetic surgery
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-02-1979
While substitute teaching at the high school, Abby refuses to pass the star basketball player, and troubles begin for Tommy. It's an awkward meeting when Tom meets Janet's parents. Tommy is pressured by the basketball player to get the answers to Abby's test. Tommy learns to stand up for what is right.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-02-1979
Tom and Abby are surprised to learn that Nicholas is musically talented but Abby is upset when Tom gets him a drum set. Joannie falls for the local drama critic who gave her a good review. Tom thinks he is a phony and tries to break up their romance. An unemployed David decides to open his own construction business and the whole family pitches in to help him
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-02-1979
Abby and the children are frustrated when they are trying to study for finals and a youth-oriented article Tom wrote in his column runs into trouble with a senior citizen and inspires a picket line in their front yard. Elizabeth panics when she discovers she has to take an algebra final. Tommy puts a band together after hearing that the prom committee will pay $300 for a band.
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Tom is proud when Elizabeth and Joannie are graduating the same week (Joannie from college and Elizabeth from high school). Joannie doesn't know what to do with her life after graduation. Tom is invited to give the commencement address at Elizabeth's High School graduation. Abby talks to the principal on Elizabeth's behalf after she is excluded from the graduation ceremony for taking part in a dangerous senior prank. Tommy is offered the perfect summer job as a lifeguard but has to cut his hair if he accepts the job.
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Tom finally realizes his dream of being a published author when a magazine prints his short story but finds it published in a man's magazine more famous for its "illustrations" than its literature. David and Janet announce their engagement but David leaves Janet and takes off on a cross-country trip when he gets cold feet. Elizabeth is paired with a real nerd for a make-believe marriage assignment at school.
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David and his traveling companion continue their cross-country trip and he gets involved in a hang-gliding competition and learns a few lessons about life.
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Nicholas and Susan meet Merle the Pearl, a local minor league baseball player. Nicholas is upset that his young girlfriend is moving out of town and wants to introduce her to Merle the Pearl to impress her before she leaves. Frustrated by the gas shortage, Tom agrees to buy a new, fuel-efficient car. Merle falls for Susan and Nicholas gets his first kiss
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David returns and is determined to win Janet back from her new boyfriend. Merle confides to Nicholas that he wants to propose to Susan but Susan is upset when the entire Bradford family knows about before she does. Nicholas acts as the go-between for everyone
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 12-09-1979
David and Janet set a wedding date but it turns out to be the same day Merle and Susan decided to move up the wedding day to accomodate Merle's ballplaying career move. Nancy gets a job delivering singing telegrams and is hired to deliver one at the double wedding for David and Janet and Merle and Susan.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 19-09-1979
Chaos hits the Bradford house when everyone's activities go around the clock. In order to get her Ph.D. more quickly, Abby attends school full-time and has little time for the family. Tom is upset when no one is home when Nicholas gets home from school. Tired of getting dead-end jobs because of her looks, Nancy gets a job at a brokerage firm. All this drives Tom bananas and he finally calls a family meeting at 3 a.m. by playing loud music to rearrange the goings on.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 26-09-1979
Joannie "scoops" Tom on a story on a porno theater for her new job at a television station. The problem is that the theater is owned by a public corporation and Tom is a stockholder.
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A new closeness develops between Nicholas and Abby after a substitute teacher expects him to live up to high standards set by his brothers and sisters. Meanwhile, Tom needs a partner for the father/son golf tournament but David, Tommy, and Merle are all busy, and Nancy tries to help David's construction business by dating a local businessman.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 31-10-1979
Tom's sister, Vivian wants to take the Bradfords to Hawaii for a vacation. The real reason is that she has found out that Tom's long-lost father is living there.
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Tom and his father finally make up after the family plots to get them together to talk.
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Nicholas feels responsible when bad luck seems to run in the family after he breaks a chain letter. Merle and Susan argue about his choice of friends and her neglect of household duties. Meanwhile, Tom, Abby, and the rest of the Bradfords are worried when Tommy is hospitalized for a ruptured spleen.
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Tom is up to his ears with kids when Susan returns home after a spat with Merle, while Nicholas is on strike for more allowance, and Mary and Elizabeth try to bill him for fixing the thermostat.
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Merle returns to try to win Susan back, and receives some news that will change his life forever. Meanwhile, Ernie and Tommy use Nicholas as bait to meet girls.
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Things are not as they seem at the Bradfords when Merle's sister, Linda Mae, comes from the farm for a visit. It's a comedy of errors when she calls the police after misunderstanding the family's crazy life style.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 03-10-1979
Tom talks David into hiring Tommy as a construction worker but Tommy has to prove himself to his fellow workers by standing up to them on his own. Nicholas needs to write a speech about Tom and follows him around for a day at the office to get material. Elizabeth is looking for advice on how to meet men in college.
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Mary learns that being an adult can be painful when she falls for a resident at the hospital who is married. Meanwhile, Joannie wants to do a documentary on her family, and Nicholas goes into business selling wrinkle remover.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 12-12-1979
Upset that an all-girl band was chosen to play at prom, Tommy protests by running for prom queen. Joannie pushes her boss for some on-camera work.
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Tom is upset that everyone is neglecting their household duties so Abby and the kids pool their resources to hire a maid. Tommy tries to help his friend Ernie, who won't admit he has an alcoholic problem. They split-up over this and Bradford steps in to help. Nicholas and Marvin try to get into the Book of World Records.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 16-01-1980
Abby tries to cheer Tom up on his 50th birthday. Tom feels the pressure of teh youth movement at work and believes that the Register wants to replace him with a younger columnist. Merle and Susan try to pick names for their baby. Nicholas is helping Merle come up with a name for the new baby.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 23-01-1980
Tommy is upset when Jill's idea of a commitment is not the same as his and then misinterprets signals from Mary's friend, Kerry, and gets deeper into trouble. Tommy presents Jill with a class ring. Abby and the girls plan a surprise baby shower for Susan. Nicholas plays go-between for Marvin but ends up with the girl instead.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 30-01-1980
It's winter break and Joannie, Nancy, and Mary meet strange men that drive Tom and Abby crazy. Tom fixes Tommy up with his boss's niece.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 06-02-1980
Tom's new temporary secretary is overly attentive. Joe Simons, the con man who helped Nicholas return from San Diego, shows up pretending to have struck it rich in the Yukon and drives the family bonkers. He claims to have found a gold mine. Joannie offers to produce a TV commercial for David's construction company.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 13-02-1980
Ernie misreads Elizabeth's friendly gestures. David is jealous that Janet is working long hours with a male colleague. Tom counsels David and Abby counsels Janet, and they end up happily together. Bored with his own house and family, Nicholas has more fun playing at a friend's house but his friend has more fun at Nicholas's house.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 27-02-1980
Abby needs time to deal with memories of her late husband after a fellow prisoner of war shows up in Sacramento. She works out her feelings and returns to the family. Nicholas goes steady for the first time, and finds going steady is not all fun when the girl is more interested in the bracelet he gives her than in him. Nancy gets tired of loaning money to the other Bradford children.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-03-1980
Merle recruits the girls for a charity basketball team. Tom is jealous when a publisher offers to publish Abby's thesis and Tom can't get his accepted. They pool their efforts, after competitive feelings are straightened out, to co-author his book. Nicholas gets his friend's mom a job helping with the book. Nicholas's friend is upset to learn that his mom works for Abby and not the other way around.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 19-03-1980
Joannie gets an important assignment at work but Jeffrey believes that the boss will be expecting a favor in return. Joannie blows her chance at a big story. An experienced reporter makes her his partner and the result is an important scoop. Nicholas has a problem with a bully that he can't hit back. Fed up with the way that Tom divvies up the family's discretionary funds, Tommy takes over budgeting for it.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 26-03-1980
Tom is upset that Tommy hasn't sent in any college applications but Tommy wants to be a musician and is not interested in college. Auntie V brings her new fiance to meet the Bradfords. Auntie V encourages Tommy to pursue his musical dreams. Tommy wants to be a professional musician rather than go to college. Though Tom disagrees, he still is able to encourage him, which brings them closer.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 02-04-1980
Nicholas starts a dog-sitting service. Nancy falls in love with the 5-year-old daughter of the young widower she is dating, but doesn't fall in love with her father. Ernie can't find a date for the prom.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 09-04-1980
Tom and Abby agree to let Tommy and a few friends have the house for a small party after graduation. Nicholas and Irving are working on a school project when Irving gets hurt and Tommy ends up spending grad night at the hospital. The party goes on without them as party crashers show up. Officers were called in to finally break up the party and Tom demands an explanation, thinking Tommy was being ignorant.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 30-04-1980
Nicholas and Tom start boy scouts and Nicholas volunteers Tom to be the assistant scout master. Elizabeth considers moving in with her boyfriend. Susan keeps her pregnancy problems from Merle when his career takes a leap forward.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-10-1980
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-10-1980
Abby goes to a funeral in San Francisco and returns with her nephew, Jeremy, who has nowhere else to go. His behavior upsets the family, referring the Bradfords as that other family (The Brady Bunch), but all ends well as he becomes the newest member of the Bradfords. Joannie is promoted to sports anchor. Nicholas gets into trouble for selling peeks at Mary's medical books.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-11-1980
Abby gets a job as a guidance counselor at a rough high school filled with trouble. Tom discovers his driver's license has expired and fails the renewal test. Tom drives his family crazy when they become his chauffeurs. Nicholas's friend dares him to shoplift a desired yo-yo.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 12-11-1980
Susan brings the baby, Sandra Sue, home from the hospital. When Joan's parents visit the Bradford household to see the family and their great-grandchild, a conflict with Abby occurs as Joan's parents disapprove of the way Abby is raising Nicholas.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 19-11-1980
Ernie introduces Tommy to a slightly older songwriting woman who has a 4-year old son. When he falls for her, she has second thoughts. The Bradford's convert the garage into an apartment for Susan and Merle. Nicholas supervises the conversion job.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 26-11-1980
Nicholas and his friend, Melvin, start a messenger service to earn money and get more than they bargained for. One of their first deliveries turns out to be an airline bag full of money to be used for political bribes.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 03-12-1980
Caught up in a newspaper strike and laid-off, Tom tries to bring the feuding parties together thanks to something Nicholas says about giving and compromise.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-12-1980
Tom is nominated for a political post by the governor. A political appointment for him ends up more than he can live with. Joannie goes undercover to do a story on a video dating service.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 07-01-1981
Abby is proud of the progress one of her students has made and invites her to the house for dinner. Jeremy falls for 16-year-old Darlene, who likes to flirt and cause trouble and he refuses to listen to Abby's advice about her.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-01-1981
Joannie is tired of not getting any serious assignments at work and Abby encourages her to take a leave of absence to evaluate her career, and falls for a co-worker.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-01-1981
Joannie involves David in the renovation of an old opera house. However, Janet is the legal counsel for the developer who wants to build low-income housing on the site.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-01-1981
Tom and Abby decide to renew their marriage vows on their 3rd anniversary and they agree to let the kids handle the arrangements. David and Janet try to hide the fact that they have split up
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-02-1981
Tommy and Ernie, back from college with a "preppy" look, run into Jill, Tommy's old girlfriend. When Jill picks Ernie over Tommy, David helps him realize that reliving the past is not the real world.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-03-1981
Nancy's modeling career is about to take off but she needs to make an important decision as she later finds out she has to pose topless for a jeans ad.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-03-1981
Joannie is chosen to organize a charity telethon and tries to get celebrities to appear on the show. She recruits the family to perform and Nicholas saves the day with his on-the-air speech and performance.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-03-1981
This year it's the boys' turn to meet new women. Tommy dates the daughter of a radio station owner in order to get his band some air time. Jeremy runs himself ragged trying to keep up with a beautiful sports athlete
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-04-1981
Just as Tommy's career is about to take off, his old girlfriend returns to tell Tommy she is pregnant after it is announced that his band has been booked for a national tour.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-04-1981
Ellen tells Tommy that she doesn't want to marry him and Tommy isn't sure what he wants to do. At the last minute, they both realize it is not the right thing to do.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-04-1981
David and Janet consider getting back together.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 09-05-1981
Merle suffers a career-ending shoulder injury and doesn't know what to do if he can't play baseball. Merle comes upon Nicholas and his friends playing ball. He is offered a job of assistant coach of the High School team.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 16-05-1981
Finally ready to be a father, Jeremy's father returns for a visit and wants to take him back to Los Angeles. David relives old memories when four of his old high school buddies return to Sacramento for their 10 year high school reunion.
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 23-05-1981