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Comedy Rated: 7+ (TV-PG)1975 - 20059 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Rent or Buy Only

One Day at a Time is an American situation comedy that aired on the CBS network from December 16, 1975, until May 28, 1984. It starred Bonnie Franklin as Ann Romano, a divorced mother who moves to Indianapolis with her two teenage daughters Julie and Barbara Cooper with Dwayne Schneider as their building superintendent.The show was created by Whitney Blake and Allan Manings, a husband-and-wife writing duo who were both actors in the 1950s and 1960s. The show was based on Whitney Blake's own life as a single mother, raising her child, future actress Meredith Baxter. The show was developed by Norman Lear and was produced by T.A.T. Communications Company, Allwhit, Inc., and later Embassy Television.Like many shows developed by Lear, One Day at a Time was more of a comedy-drama, using its half-hour to tackle serious issues in life and relationships, particularly those related to second wave feminism. The earlier seasons in particular featured several multi-part episodes, serious topics, and dramatic moments. As in other Lear shows of the era, the show was shot on videotape in front of a live audience, giving it a sense of immediacy, and close-ups were often employed during dramatic scenes. As the social climate changed in the 1980s, the show's writing became less edgy, and as the girls became adults, the innovation of the original premise — a divorced mother raising teenage children — was lost. The show's nine years give it the second-longest tenure of any Lear-developed sitcom under its original name, after The Jeffersons.One Day at a Time featuring Bonnie Franklin and Mackenzie Phillips has one or more episodes available for purchase on iTunes, available for purchase on Google Play, available for purchase on Prime Video, and 1 other. It's a comedy show with 210 episodes over 9 seasons. One Day at a Time is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.6 (3,091 votes).

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Ann's Decision

S01 E01

Dec 16, 1975
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Ann's Decision Dec 16, 1975 Newly devorced and scared Ann Romono is up for her first decision. Her older daughter Julie wants to go on a camping trip with her friend and a couple of boys. Julie threatens to leave her mother and live with her Dad unless Ann says she can go.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Chicago Rendezvous

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Dec 23, 1975
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Chicago Rendezvous Dec 23, 1975 Ann's new boyfriend invites her to spend the weekend with him.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Jealousy

S01 E03

Dec 30, 1975
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Jealousy Dec 30, 1975 Ann fears the girls are rejecting her in favor of their father's steady girlfriend.

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Season 01, Episode 04 How to Succeed Without Trying

S01 E04

Jan 6, 1976
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How to Succeed Without Trying Jan 6, 1976 Ann scolds Julie for flirting with her teacher at exam time.

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Season 01, Episode 05 David Loves Ann

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Jan 13, 1976
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David Loves Ann Jan 13, 1976 One evening after a date, David and Ann get cozy on the couch, but Barbara and Julie decide to put the kibosh on any intimacy. However, David makes the decision that it is the perfect time to ask Ann to marry him and gives her one week to come up with the answer. After two hours go by, he changes his mind and tries to get her to decide right away.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Julie's Best Friend

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Jan 20, 1976
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Julie's Best Friend Jan 20, 1976 Julie's new best friend is a stuck up rich girl and Julie quickly demands more expensive things like clothes and she also demands that Ann send her to a prestigious school. Ann refuses to give in to Julie simply because she can't afford it but that's when David steps in offering to kick in some financial aid for the Romano/Cooper household.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Super Blues

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Jan 27, 1976
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Super Blues Jan 27, 1976 Ann is throwing a party in her apartment and has invited other tenants in the building. She begins to go through pre-party panic and it doesn't help when Schneider drops in with whistles, joy buzzers and whoopee cushions, expecting an invitation but soon discovers he is not wanted.

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Season 2

Season 02, Episode 01 The Runaways (1)

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Sep 28, 1976
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The Runaways (1) Sep 28, 1976 Julie turns to her boyfriend when she and her mother reach an impasse regarding education, employment and marriage. (Part 1 of 4)

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Season 02, Episode 02 The Runaways (2)

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Oct 5, 1976
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The Runaways (2) Oct 5, 1976 Ann is overcome by guilt after Chuck and Julie run away. (Part 2 of 4)

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Season 02, Episode 03 The Runaways (3)

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Oct 12, 1976
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The Runaways (3) Oct 12, 1976 Schneider uses CB radio to search for Julie and her boyfriend. (Part 3 of 4)

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Season 02, Episode 04 The Runaways (4)

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Oct 19, 1976
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The Runaways (4) Oct 19, 1976 Their possessions stolen, runaways Julie and her boyfriend consider calling Barbara for help. (Part 4 of 4)

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Season 02, Episode 05 Barbara's Emergence

S02 E05

Oct 26, 1976
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Barbara's Emergence Oct 26, 1976 Hoping to attract desirable males, Barbara decides to change her image.

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Season 02, Episode 06 David's New Job (1)

S02 E06

Nov 9, 1976
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David's New Job (1) Nov 9, 1976 David returns from Los Angeles with a job offer and hopes of marrying Ann. (Part 1 of 2)

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Season 02, Episode 07 David's New Job (2)

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Nov 16, 1976
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David's New Job (2) Nov 16, 1976 As David works on Barbara and Julie, and as they pressure Ann to consider marrying David, Ann is faced with a serious decision..... she is not ready to marry again. David goes on without her.

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Season 3

Season 03, Episode 01 The Older Man (1)

S03 E01

Sep 27, 1977
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The Older Man (1) Sep 27, 1977 After Julie plows into a car, its dashing driver offers her a job. First of four parts.

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Season 03, Episode 02 The Older Man (2)

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Oct 4, 1977
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The Older Man (2) Oct 4, 1977 Julie's boss invites her on an out-of-town trip. Second of four parts.

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Season 03, Episode 03 The Older Man (3)

S03 E03

Oct 11, 1977
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The Older Man (3) Oct 11, 1977 Julie is startled by her boss's proposal. Third of four parts.

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Season 03, Episode 04 The Older Man (4)

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Oct 18, 1977
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The Older Man (4) Oct 18, 1977 Julie is implored by her father not to marry her 42-year-old boss. Conclusion.

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Season 03, Episode 05 Ann's Out-of-Town Client

S03 E05

Oct 25, 1977
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Ann's Out-of-Town Client Oct 25, 1977 A lecherous client has more than business on his mind.

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Season 03, Episode 06 Bob Loves Barbara

S03 E06

Nov 1, 1977
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Bob Loves Barbara Nov 1, 1977 An insecure boy interested in dating Barbara bolsters his confidence by taking out a notorious classmate first.

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Season 03, Episode 07 The Second Mrs. Cooper

S03 E07

Nov 8, 1977
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The Second Mrs. Cooper Nov 8, 1977 After Julie and Barbara return home from a weekend visit with their dad complaining that Dad's new wife is trying to cut them out of his life, Ann initiates her first face to face meeting with the new Mrs. Cooper - only to learn that the girls haven't exactly been fair or kind to their new step-mother.

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Season 4

Season 04, Episode 01 Father, Dear Father (1)

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Sep 18, 1978
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Father, Dear Father (1) Sep 18, 1978 Ann's ex-husband tells her that he can no longer pay her child support for his daughters.

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Season 04, Episode 02 Father, Dear Father (2)

S04 E02

Sep 25, 1978
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Father, Dear Father (2) Sep 25, 1978 Ed is forced to admit the truth to Julie and Barbara.

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Season 04, Episode 03 Ann's Friend

S04 E03

Oct 2, 1978
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Ann's Friend Oct 2, 1978 Ann is stunned when a friend says she's leaving her husband.

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Season 04, Episode 04 Bob's New Girl

S04 E04

Oct 16, 1978
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Bob's New Girl Oct 16, 1978 Barbara has been steadily dating Cliff and soon finds herself trying to gently discourage Bob from pursuing her. However, Bob is sure he can win her away from Cliff, that's when Ann encourages Bob to perhaps date other women. He does but Barbara's reaction to Bob's new girlfriend is incredibly telling.

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Season 04, Episode 05 Schneider's Helper

S04 E05

Oct 23, 1978
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Schneider's Helper Oct 23, 1978 While he's recovering from a back injury, Schneider needs an assistant maintenance man to help out with his work around the building. Barbara suggests that Schneider hire her disabled friend, Jackie. Schneider reluctantly takes on the kid who does his best to prove he can do the job. However, when there is a gas leak in the building, Jackie's competence is put to the test.

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Season 04, Episode 06 Yes, Sir, That's My Baby

S04 E06

Nov 6, 1978
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Yes, Sir, That's My Baby Nov 6, 1978 Sally, an old school friend of Barbara's shows up for a visit with some news, she's now a mother. Originally, she agreed with the father to give the baby up for adoption but after one look at the baby, decided to keep it. However, the big bombshell is dropped when she mentions that the father is Cliff Randall, Barbara's boyfriend.

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Season 04, Episode 07 The Dating Game (a.k.a.) Ann's Dating Game

S04 E07

Nov 13, 1978
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The Dating Game (a.k.a.) Ann's Dating Game Nov 13, 1978 Ann is interested in a business associate but isn't quite sure how to convey her romantic interest to him. Barbara and Julie suggest that she just make the first move and call him, which she does. However, he isn't quite getting the hints and assumes that when she asks him out the dinner is business instead of pleasure.

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Season 5

Season 05, Episode 01 Back to School

S05 E01

Sep 30, 1979
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Back to School Sep 30, 1979 Barbara has begun her college education and feels very independent, balancing school work with social activities. Meanwhile, Ann begins to feel undereducated as she hears Barbara's experiences and makes a decision to go to college. The big surprise comes when she is taking the same course as Barbara.

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Season 05, Episode 02 Pressure

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Oct 7, 1979
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Pressure Oct 7, 1979 Barbara's latest boyfriend, Brad is putting the pressure on her big time to have sex. Barbara honestly does not know what to do and isn't quite sure she wants to accommodate his sexual demands but at the same time doesn't want to lose him. So, she decides that perhaps she should and goes out and buys some contraceptives.

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Season 05, Episode 03 Julie's Wedding (1)

S05 E03

Oct 14, 1979
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Julie's Wedding (1) Oct 14, 1979 Julie returns from a ski trip sporting a meek fiance, an impending wedding date and an unexcited best man.

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Season 05, Episode 04 Julie's Wedding (2)

S05 E04

Oct 21, 1979
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Julie's Wedding (2) Oct 21, 1979 Best man Max insists that his amorous intentions toward Julie are honorable, even as the wedding party assembles.

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Season 05, Episode 05 Home Again, Home Again

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Oct 28, 1979
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Home Again, Home Again Oct 28, 1979 Newlyweds Julie and Max return from their honeymoon to an apartment they can't afford because Max has been laid off from his job.

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Season 05, Episode 06 Between Mother and Daughter

S05 E06

Nov 4, 1979
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Between Mother and Daughter Nov 4, 1979 A psychiatrist recommends a heart-to-heart talk to take the heat out of Ann's relationship with her mother.

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Season 05, Episode 07 Small Wonder

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Nov 11, 1979
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Small Wonder Nov 11, 1979 Barbara hires a genetics tutor, unaware of his obvious shortcomings.

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Season 06, Episode 01 Teacher's Pet

S06 E01

Nov 9, 1980
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Teacher's Pet Nov 9, 1980 Barbara went all out on a paper for a government class and ends up with a D. When she goes in to see her professor, she soon discovers, that she certainly can get a higher grade on her paper, that is if she accepts her professor's advances. Later, Barbara determines to bring him to justice and files a complaint against him.

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Season 06, Episode 02 The Amarillo Connection

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Nov 16, 1980
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The Amarillo Connection Nov 16, 1980 Thanks to Ann's hard work, Connors & Davenport has just landed a brand new account and Ann is all excited about the possibilities of a promotion. She soon finds herself battling with Francine over it, but ultimately she gets it, but soon discovers she'd rather not have it, since it means moving to Amarillo, Texas.

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Season 06, Episode 03 Ann Meets Nick (1)

S06 E03

Nov 23, 1980
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Ann Meets Nick (1) Nov 23, 1980 Ann's attempts to land her own advertising accounts lead to repeated run-ins with an irritating commercial artist.

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Season 06, Episode 04 Ann Meets Nick (2)

S06 E04

Nov 30, 1980
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Ann Meets Nick (2) Nov 30, 1980 Ann and Nick do so well on their first campaign that he wants to form a partnership with her.

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Season 06, Episode 05 Farewell, My Suite

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Dec 7, 1980
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Farewell, My Suite Dec 7, 1980 Ann and Barbara return from a weekend trip to find they've been robbed with Schneider's assistance.

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Season 06, Episode 06 Merry Widow

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Dec 14, 1980
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Merry Widow Dec 14, 1980 Ann's father has died and her mother is chronically depressed until Schneider takes her out on the town.

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Season 06, Episode 07 The Drop Out

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Dec 21, 1980
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The Drop Out Dec 21, 1980 Barbara's search for an interesting major leads her to the conclusion that she's not ready to continue her education.

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Season 07, Episode 01 Alex Moves In

S07 E01

Oct 11, 1981
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Alex Moves In Oct 11, 1981 After the recent death of Nick, Alex is left feeling lonely and unwanted by his recently married mother. So, he hops a bus from Chicago and head straight to Ann and Barbara.

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Season 07, Episode 02 Airport

S07 E02

Oct 18, 1981
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Airport Oct 18, 1981 Awaiting Ann's overdue flight, everyone passes time in fleeting encounters with the opposite sex.

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Season 07, Episode 03 Shake Hands

S07 E03

Oct 25, 1981
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Shake Hands Oct 25, 1981 Ann's old nemesis Francine insists that she would make a perfect partner, a prospect Ann finds revolting.

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Season 07, Episode 04 Julie Shows Up (1)

S07 E04

Nov 8, 1981
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Julie Shows Up (1) Nov 8, 1981 Julie shows up unexpectedly, toting all her posessions and spouting unlikely tales of Max's infidelity.

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Season 07, Episode 05 Julie Shows Up (2)

S07 E05

Nov 15, 1981
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Julie Shows Up (2) Nov 15, 1981 Julie and Max seem headed for divorce unless someone like Ann can persuade them to talk it out.

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Season 07, Episode 06 Dinner at Seven (1)

S07 E06

Nov 29, 1981
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Dinner at Seven (1) Nov 29, 1981 Barbara schedules back to back dates with two guys but the first won't take her home.

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Season 07, Episode 07 Dinner at Seven (2)

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Dec 6, 1981
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Dinner at Seven (2) Dec 6, 1981 Barbara hatches a plan to repay Mark for their disastrous first date.

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Season 8

Season 08, Episode 01 The Perfect Wedding (1)

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Sep 26, 1982
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The Perfect Wedding (1) Sep 26, 1982 Barbara's nerves are on edge as her wedding day approaches and husband-to-be Mark is no help, he's more interested in his golf game than helping with the preparations.

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Season 08, Episode 02 The Perfect Wedding (2)

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Oct 3, 1982
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The Perfect Wedding (2) Oct 3, 1982 Mark refuses to cancel his golf game and Barbara's worried he won't get to the church on time.

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Season 08, Episode 03 Honeymoon's Over

S08 E03

Oct 10, 1982
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Honeymoon's Over Oct 10, 1982 Barbara tries to adapt to life at Mark's rooming house, where her new husband's friends, including a scantily clad woman, breeze in and out without knocking to use the bathroom, or asking to use the closet and community refrigerator.

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Season 08, Episode 04 Catcher in the Mud

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Oct 17, 1982
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Catcher in the Mud Oct 17, 1982 Believing Alex needs a father figure and more male influence, Schneider and his beer-guzzling buddies take him to a female mud-wrestling show.

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Season 08, Episode 05 Last Time I Saw Paris

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Oct 24, 1982
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Last Time I Saw Paris Oct 24, 1982 To land a new French account, Francine talks Ann into a weekend trip to Paris to learn about the French market.

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Season 08, Episode 06 Auntie Francine

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Oct 31, 1982
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Auntie Francine Oct 31, 1982 Ann may be a little envious of Francine's freewheeling lifestyle, especially after Francine takes Alex for the weekend and shows him the time of his life.

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Season 08, Episode 07 Lovers & Other Parents

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Nov 7, 1982
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Lovers & Other Parents Nov 7, 1982 Barbara's scheme to get her mother and Mark's newly divorced father together at a dinner party gets faster results than she anticipated.

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Season 9

Season 09, Episode 01 Shakedown

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Oct 2, 1983
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Shakedown Oct 2, 1983 Sam and Ann are adjusting to married life and find they disagree on monumental issues such as where the spoons should be kept.

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Season 09, Episode 02 Take My Ex

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Oct 16, 1983
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Take My Ex Oct 16, 1983 A visit from Sam's ex-wife sparks a sudden need for attention in Ann, who resents the pampering the former Mrs. Royer recieves from Sam.

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Season 09, Episode 03 The Dentist

S09 E03

Oct 23, 1983
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The Dentist Oct 23, 1983 The opening of his new dental office gives Mark such a case of the jitters that he may give up his practice before the first patient walks through the door.

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Season 09, Episode 04 The Bedtime Story

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Oct 30, 1983
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The Bedtime Story Oct 30, 1983 A plan to collaborate on the writing of children's stories drives Julie and Max into a bitter feud over Max's potential as a writer.

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Season 09, Episode 05 Worried Heart

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Nov 6, 1983
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Worried Heart Nov 6, 1983 Ann's imagination runs away with her when Sam runs off on a business trip with an associate who happens to be his ex-girlfriend.

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Season 09, Episode 06 Baby Love (1)

S09 E06

Dec 4, 1983
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Baby Love (1) Dec 4, 1983 A weekend watching little Annie for Max and Julie has Barbara longing to have her own baby and begins considering the option of adoption.

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Season 09, Episode 07 Baby Love (2)

S09 E07

Dec 4, 1983
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Baby Love (2) Dec 4, 1983 Barbara, still wanting to have a child, continues to consider adoption.

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