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Major Dad

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Comedy Family 1989 - 19934 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Hulu Tags: Military War Country: America

Major Dad is an American sitcom created by Richard C. Okie and John G. Stephens, developed by Earl Pomerantz, that originally ran from 1989 to 1993 on CBS, starring Gerald McRaney as Major John D. MacGillis and Shanna Reed as his wife Polly. The cast also includes Beverly Archer, Matt Mulhern, Jon Cypher, Marisa Ryan, Nicole Dubuc and Chelsea Hertford.Major Dad featuring Gerald McRaney and Beverly Archer has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Hulu. It's a comedy and family show with 96 episodes over 4 seasons. Major Dad is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.3 (1,509 votes).

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94 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).

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#2,539 Ranked TV Show

#68 Ranked in Military TV

#292 Ranked in Family TV

#865 Ranked in TV on Hulu

Major Dad has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.3 (1,509 votes). The show is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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96 Total Episodes of Major Dad Where to stream every episode from all 4 seasons of Major Dad. Filter these episodes by what's available to watch free or on your streaming services using the tabs above.

Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Major Dad

S01 E01

Sep 17, 1989
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Major Dad Sep 17, 1989 Polly writes a distressing article on the Marines. The Major sets out to prove her wrong, and they fall in love.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Just Polly & Me, and the Kids Make Five

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Sep 18, 1989
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Just Polly & Me, and the Kids Make Five Sep 18, 1989 The Major proposes, but Polly's daughters must approve.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Rescue Mission

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Sep 25, 1989
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Rescue Mission Sep 25, 1989 Major Smiley, an old pal, tries to dissuade the Major from marriage.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Wedding

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Oct 2, 1989
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Wedding Oct 2, 1989 An alert on the base interrupts the Major and Polly's wedding day.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Wounded Flyboy and the Nurse Who Gave Him Reason to Live

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Oct 8, 1989
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Wounded Flyboy and the Nurse Who Gave Him Reason to Live Oct 8, 1989 The Major and Polly have trouble finding time together because of their busy schedules.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Twinkle

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Oct 16, 1989
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Twinkle Oct 16, 1989 Polly asks the Major to straighten things out when Elizabeth falls for Lt. Holowachuk.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Jane Wayne Day

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Oct 23, 1989
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Jane Wayne Day Oct 23, 1989 Polly endures a survival-training day for Marine wives.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 Safe at First Base

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Sep 17, 1990
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Safe at First Base Sep 17, 1990 The Major adjusts to his new post at Camp Hollister, where the General's grandson takes pictures of Polly.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Welcome to Hollister

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Sep 24, 1990
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Welcome to Hollister Sep 24, 1990 The camp prepares for the Vice President's airplane refueling stop, which General Craig makes the Major in charge of.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Get a Job

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Oct 1, 1990
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Get a Job Oct 1, 1990 Polly gets a job at a newspaper on the base, ""The Bulldog,"" writing the human interest stories.

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Season 02, Episode 04 The Goat

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Oct 8, 1990
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The Goat Oct 8, 1990 A news story lies about her baseball team's playoff loss to Robin.

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Season 02, Episode 05 First Anniversary

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Oct 15, 1990
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First Anniversary Oct 15, 1990 Gunny baby-sits on the Major and Polly's first anniversary.

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Season 02, Episode 06 Wetting Down

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Oct 22, 1990
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Wetting Down Oct 22, 1990 In opposition to Marine traditions, Holowachuk does not want alcohol at his wetting down to celebrate making 1st Lieutenant. The Major tries to find a solution.

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Season 02, Episode 07 Infant-ry

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Oct 29, 1990
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Infant-ry Oct 29, 1990 Casey goes overboard to get the Major's attention and becomes a mini-Marine.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 The Shut Down

S03 E01

Sep 16, 1991
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The Shut Down Sep 16, 1991 Defense cutbacks threaten Camp Hollister.

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Season 03, Episode 02 Major Moonlighting

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Sep 23, 1991
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Major Moonlighting Sep 23, 1991 The Major moonlights as an attendant at the service station Holowachuk manages.

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Season 03, Episode 03 Polly's Pen Pal

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Sep 30, 1991
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Polly's Pen Pal Sep 30, 1991 Robin's smitten penpal, Lt. Vickers, arrives and learns she sent him a picture of Polly.

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Season 03, Episode 04 A Few Good Men

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Oct 7, 1991
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A Few Good Men Oct 7, 1991 The Major is chosen to represent Camp Hollister on a calendar depicting ideal servicemen.

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Season 03, Episode 05 Poker Night

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Oct 14, 1991
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Poker Night Oct 14, 1991 General Craig orders his staff to have a night of fun to boost sagging morale.

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Season 03, Episode 06 Anything You Can Do I Can Do Perky

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Oct 21, 1991
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Anything You Can Do I Can Do Perky Oct 21, 1991 Gunny suspects the motives of the perky sergeant the General assigns to assist her.

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Season 03, Episode 07 Educating Casey

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Oct 28, 1991
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Educating Casey Oct 28, 1991 The Major and Polly succumb to the pressure when Casey is chosen to apply for an accelerated school, which means interviews and tests.

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Season 4

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Season 04, Episode 01 The People's Choice, pt. 1

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Sep 25, 1992
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The People's Choice, pt. 1 Sep 25, 1992 The visit of the Major's father, Jake, creates tension.

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Season 04, Episode 02 The People's Choice, pt. 2

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Oct 2, 1992
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The People's Choice, pt. 2 Oct 2, 1992 Jake moves in with Lt. Holowachuk after a fight with the Major.

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Season 04, Episode 03 Here's Looking at You, Pol

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Oct 16, 1992
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Here's Looking at You, Pol Oct 16, 1992 Revealing old photos of mayoral candidate Polly hit the papers.

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Season 04, Episode 04 Catered Affair

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Oct 23, 1992
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Catered Affair Oct 23, 1992 The Major must hire Elizabeth to cater a reception for a visiting general.

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Season 04, Episode 05 There's No Place Like Farlow

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Oct 30, 1992
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There's No Place Like Farlow Oct 30, 1992 Casey has a fever and Oz-like nightmares on Halloween.

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Season 04, Episode 06 The Election Show

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Nov 6, 1992
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The Election Show Nov 6, 1992 The Major takes a leave of absence and goes with Polly on the election trail when she runs for mayor.

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Season 04, Episode 07 Gunny's Veiled Threat

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Nov 13, 1992
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Gunny's Veiled Threat Nov 13, 1992 Gunny joins the Secret Service and becomes a harem member to guard a visiting emir.

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