Monday, March 19th, 1984
s1e1: Allie's First Date
Monday, March 26th, 1984
s1e2: The Very Loud Family
When the kids are assigned a class project to show ""change"", Emma makes a video on her family.
Monday, April 16th, 1984
s1e3: Odd Boy Out
Allie discovers that Chips friends think hes a sissy because of his background.
Monday, April 23rd, 1984
s1e4: The Family Business
When Kate gets a promotion at the travel agency, Allie starts to feel she may have missed out on life.
Monday, April 30th, 1984
s1e5: Dear Diary
Kate's curiosity gets the best of her when she finds a diary which belongs to Allie.
Monday, May 7th, 1984
s1e6: A Weekend to Remember
Allie finds herself alone when Kate goes on a ski trip with her ex-husband and the kids are off doing their own thing.
Monday, October 8th, 1984
Excited about a co-worker's pregnancy, Kate seriously considers having another baby.
Monday, October 15th, 1984
Kate and Allie face a rent increase when their landlady realizes that there are two families occupying a one-family dwelling.
Monday, October 22nd, 1984
Allie finally has someone who wants to buy her house... but, is she willing to sell?
Monday, October 29th, 1984
s2e4: Lottsa Luck
Kate's elderly aunt Ofelia dies, leaving behind a cryptic will
Monday, November 5th, 1984
Allie offers to be a campaign volunteer to a would-be congressman
Monday, November 12th, 1984
s2e6: Kate and the Plumber
Kate's relationship with plumber Ted runs hot and cold -- the only thing they can agree on is a mutual attraction.
Monday, November 19th, 1984
s2e7: The Safe Caper
After finding a 55-year-old love letter hidden in the wall, Kate and Allie try to rekindle the romance by mailing the letter.
Monday, November 26th, 1984
When Jennie and Emma vie for the same part in the school production of ""Pirates of Penzance,"" their friendship is tested along with their acting skills.
Monday, December 3rd, 1984
s2e9: Country Dog
Chip's birthday causes problems when Charles goes overboard on presents.
Monday, December 10th, 1984
s2e10: Piano Lesson
When Max leaves for L.A., Emma inherits the piano, complete with a handsome piano teacher who soon has the whole family interested in ""music"" â?? but who strikes a note of discord when he becomes more interested in Kate than in his pupil.
Monday, December 31st, 1984
s2e11: New Year's Eve
Dateless, Kate and Allie spend New Year's Eve at home together.
Monday, January 7th, 1985
s2e12: Back to School
Monday, January 14th, 1985
s2e13: Charles Marries Claire
Allie has new hope of a reconciliation after ex-husband Charles becomes suddenly attentive because he has broken up with girlfriend Clare.
Monday, February 4th, 1985
s2e14: If She Goes, I Go
Despite Kate's doubts about working with her friend, Allie gets a job at Sloan Travel and quickly fouls up so completely that she is firedâ??whereupon Kate threatens to quit.
Monday, February 11th, 1985
s2e15: Rear Window
Chip's imagination could get him into trouble when he ""witnesses"" a murder from his bedroom window.
Monday, February 18th, 1985
s2e16: Lovely Rita
Guess who's coming to dinner? Kate's potential step-mom. But when Kate takes an instant dislike to her father's fiancÃ©e, he calls the engagement off.
Monday, February 25th, 1985
s2e17: Sons and Lovers
Allie begins dating Steven, a cute graduate student, but resists getting serious. Her doubts about age-differences are confirmed when she accidentally meets Steven's mom at his apartment and finds she has more in common with her that with her son.
Monday, March 4th, 1985
s2e18: Author, Author
Kate and Allie's crush on an old college professor is rekindled when each imagines she is the inspiration for his recently published romantic novel.
Monday, March 11th, 1985
s2e19: Dead Cat
Kate brings a stray kitten home.
Monday, March 18th, 1985
s2e20: The Bad Seed
Jenny falls into bad company but finds herself all alone at the police station.
Monday, April 8th, 1985
s2e21: Goodbye, Plumber
Ted proposes to Kate.
Monday, May 6th, 1985
s2e22: My Dinner With Kate and Allie
After Allie's ex Charles remarries and Kate breaks up with Ted, they try to cheer themselves up with a lobster dinner.
Monday, September 30th, 1985
s3e1: The Reunion
Invited to their 20th high school reunion, Kate & Allie both go determined to settle old scores.
Monday, October 7th, 1985
s3e2: Make Mine Mink
Kate ""inherits"" a lovely mink coat from a lover's quarrel and finds that it changes her lifestyle.
Monday, October 14th, 1985
s3e3: Whatever Happened to Romance?
Allie's advertisement for part-time work ends up in the Personals Column by mistake, and the return mail brings such bizarre responses that she is appalled.
Monday, October 21st, 1985
s3e4: Evening in Paris
On a free trip to Paris, Allie comes down with the flu while Jennie plans a rendezvous with a Frenchman.
Monday, October 28th, 1985
s3e5: Picture of An Affair
Allie receives devastating news about her father.
Monday, November 4th, 1985
s3e6: The Maltese Chotchke
Max sends Emma a mystery for her birthday, and Allie is soon in on it, catching up the family in an exotic world of menacing art dealers and homicidal maniacs.
Monday, November 11th, 1985
s3e7: Allie's Affair
Allie's new professor from Ohio begins visiting on ""academic business"" but their relationship soon heats up, with surprising results.
Monday, November 25th, 1985
Kate and Allie invite a crowd for Thanksgiving dinner/disaster.
Monday, December 2nd, 1985
s3e9: Max's New Girlfriend
Kate is worried that Max's new girlfriend, Darla, is turning Emma's head in a glamorous world of celebrities and premieres.
Monday, December 16th, 1985
s3e10: Kate's Friend
Kate's old friend Betsy visits, and far outstays her welcome.
Monday, December 23rd, 1985
s3e11: Dress to Kill
Invited to the Russian Ballet, Kate searches frantically for the perfect dress. She finds it, but it costs more than Kate and Allie's combined monthly salaries.
Monday, January 6th, 1986
s3e12: Dark Victory
Trapped in her dentist's office during a blackout, Kate makes a date with a strangerâ??and then discovers he's black.
Monday, January 13th, 1986
s3e13: Grand Central Station
A singing telegram provided more information than intended when Kate and Allie referee another family's dispute.
Monday, January 20th, 1986
s3e14: Chip's Divorce
Chip feels he's being replaced when he finds out Charles' girlfriend Claire is pregnant.
Monday, January 27th, 1986
s3e15: Too Late The Rebel
A protest rally gives Allie a taste of what she missed during the '60s, while for Kate it's a march down memory lane.
Monday, February 3rd, 1986
s3e16: The Croissant Jungle
Jenny gets more than she bargained for in her new job: a bonus of sexual harassment.
Monday, February 10th, 1986
Allie jumps to conclusions when she discovers Kate with a former boyfriend who's now married.
Monday, February 17th, 1986
s3e18: High Anxiety
Allie is so afraid of appearing on a talk show about modern families that she follows Kate's advice and goes to a hypnotist.
Monday, February 24th, 1986
s3e19: Thank You, Shirley
Kate and Allie are both attracted to the same lawyer.
Monday, March 3rd, 1986
s3e20: Ted's Back
Faced with a lonely Saturday night, Kate calls former boyfriend Ted on the pretense of returning a sweater.
Monday, March 17th, 1986
s3e21: Chip's New Friend
Chip befriends a mentally handicapped man who's homeless and invites him to sleep in the basement.
Monday, April 7th, 1986
Emma questions the importance of being elected class president when she learns that her opponent has leukemia.
Monday, May 12th, 1986
s3e23: Late Bloomer
Kate takes a cooking class given by a woman who also teaches acting, and studies psychology when not arguing with her mother about moving home.
Monday, September 22nd, 1986
s4e1: The Trouble With Jason
Brash new transfer student Jason Crawford takes a shine to Emma and won't accept her lack of interest in him, muc h to the amusement of the rest of the family -- particularly when he showers her with gifts of food deliveries. Jennie advises Jason to back off a little, but he shows up again with flowers -- for Jennie.
Monday, September 29th, 1986
s4e2: Found Money
Kate and Allie find a wallet containing $5,000 in cash, and the grateful owner gives them a $500 reward -- so Kate challenges Allie to spend her half on something frivolous she will enjoy.
Monday, October 6th, 1986
s4e3: The Bully
Chip's scrapes are not all due to baseball: he's being bullied at school, but is embarrassed to admit that his tormentor is an apparently sweet little girl.
Monday, October 13th, 1986
s4e4: General Hospital
Kate's surprise birthday party is delayed while she recuperates in hospital, so Allie checks in to keep her company.
Monday, October 20th, 1986
s4e5: Rx for Love
His bedside manner's irresistible, so Kate's in love...
Monday, October 27th, 1986
s4e6: Halloween II
The kids plan a Hallowe'en haunting -- and so do their mothers.
Monday, November 3rd, 1986
s4e7: Jennie and Jason
Jennie's boyfriend is pressing her to go all the way, so it looks like time for the dreaded mother-daughter conversation.
Monday, November 10th, 1986
s4e8: Bringing Up Charles
Allie gives Charles a lecture on responsibility when Chip and Jenny feel he has abandoned them for his new family, but Allie discovers that Clare and baby Stuart aren't seeing much of him either.
Monday, November 24th, 1986
s4e9: Emma's Coming Out Party
Kate and Allie recall their most famous fight, seventeen years ago -- during which Kate went into labour.
Monday, December 1st, 1986
s4e10: Stage Mother
Jennie gets a chance to sing on cable tv -- if she can leap the hurdle of Allie's excessive enthusiasm.
Monday, December 8th, 1986
s4e11: The Goodbye Girl
Allie and her boss Eddie are stranded in the studio by a blizzard -- and must keep the show on the air.
Monday, December 15th, 1986
s4e12: Dates of Future Past
While Kate's away on a business trip, an ex-football player makes a play for Allie.
Monday, January 5th, 1987
s4e13: Gift of the Magi
Kate and Allie buy each other third-anniversary gifts, but with an O. Henry twist: Allie pawns her camera to buy a shade for Kate's antique lamp, while Kate sells the lamp to buy Allie a camera lens.
Monday, January 26th, 1987
s4e14: Allie's Graduation
Allie triumphantly graduates from college, but learns that a diploma isn't necessarily a ticket to the job of her choice.
Monday, February 2nd, 1987
s4e15: Upstairs, Downstairs
Jennie arranges a date for Emma. Kate and Allie interfere in Jennie and Emma's latest spat.
Monday, February 9th, 1987
s4e16: Emma Goes to College
Emma has to decide between going to college at Columbia or UCLA.
Monday, February 16th, 1987
s4e17: Allie and the Three Wolves
At a singles bar, Allie becomes the target of a bet between three men on the prowl.
Monday, February 23rd, 1987
s4e18: Louis in Love
Kate tries to explain love to Louis. The family meet Louis' mentally challenged friend Catherine, who clearly has a crush on him, so Kate tries to persuade Louis that a woman really likes him and he assumes she means herself.
Monday, March 2nd, 1987
Allie dreams that she and Kate are characters in ""I Love Lucy."" Mail forwarded to Allie from Connecticut contains a perfumed envelope addressed to Charles, marked ""Private and Personal"". Struggling to keep from opening it, Allie falls asleep in front of late night TV and dreams herself and Kate into old episodes of ""I Love Lucy"" and ""Mary Tyler Moore.""
Monday, March 16th, 1987
s4e20: Send Me No Flowers
The arrival of a bouquet with a card saying simply ""I'm sorry"" prompts everyone to recount how badly they were treated that day -- by clerks, bank personnel, schoolmates -- and to speculate on who exactly is apologizing to whom.
Monday, March 23rd, 1987
s4e21: Dearly Beloved
To dig up enough money for a date, Chip opens a pet cemetery. To finance a date, Chip starts a pet-burial service.
Monday, April 6th, 1987
s4e22: Allie on Strike
Fed up with constant demands from the kids and Kate, feeling overworked and unappreciated, Allie goes ""on strike"" -- then gets worried when the others start to cope without her.
Monday, May 4th, 1987
s4e23: Kate Quits
Emma asks Kate to talk about her work as a travel agent for her school's ""Women's Career Day,"" causing Allie to realize how much she hates her job at the movie theatre -- until it burns down. When Kate encourages her to find a job she wants, such as the museum job she has always wanted, Allie finds a position in the gift shop of the ""Museum of Contemporary Art"" -- and her happiness causes Kate to realize how much she hates her job. Kate's talk turns into a rant about needing the courage to quit her job & then Allie arrives home to say the Museum's sprinklers causes a flood and she is unemployed too.
Monday, May 11th, 1987
s4e24: Charles' Dinner
Kate and Allie cater Charles' and Claire's anniversary dinner.
Monday, May 18th, 1987
s4e25: Allie's Surprise Party
Kate and Allie deal with a demanding socialite's children's party, while Allie mopes over turning 39 without a surprise party of her own.
Monday, September 14th, 1987
s5e1: Fathers and Sons
An adult Chip brings his son Scotty to the old apartment just before the building is demolished, and reminisces a bout the day he tried to conceal a report card showing that he had failed science -- convincing him that he would always be a failure.
Monday, September 21st, 1987
s5e2: The Dilemma with Emma
Everyone has date problems: Emma has no date for the college dance and must go with Jennie and Jason & Jennie breaks up with Jason & Chip has a fight with Amy upstairs because she was drooling over Matt Dillon in the movie they rent ed & Kate's chiropractor date was a self-centered bore; and Allie has no date at all. But Emma meets someone at the dance: a self-satisfied, arrogrant business major whom everyone else hates on sight.
Monday, September 28th, 1987
s5e3: Kate and the Cab Driver
Kate falls for a charmingly immature cab driver who quit his job as an advertising executive to become an artist -- and who wants Kate to go on impulse with him to Brazil.
Monday, October 5th, 1987
s5e4: Mother's Day
Resenting their daughters' taking them for granted, Kate and Allie guiltily invite their own mothers to lunch -- then regret it when Marion won't stop talking about the food on her recent cruise and Joan won't stop criticizing Allie.
Monday, October 12th, 1987
s5e5: Return of Bob Barsky
After an unexplained absence, Bob Barsky calls to ask Allie out on a date and explains that he is moving back to New York -- and is also seeing someone else.
Monday, October 19th, 1987
s5e6: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
While Kate and Dennis take old clothes to Goodwill, Allie rushes across town to pay Jennie's school fees but l eaves her purse in the cab and is left stranded and penniless in Manhattan.
Monday, October 26th, 1987
s5e7: Ted's Fix-Up
Kate and Angela fix each other up with each other's ex's, with surprising results.
Monday, November 9th, 1987
s5e8: Jennie's New Deal
After Emma moves into the college dorm, Jennie feels cooped up living at home under her mother's rules.
Monday, November 16th, 1987
s5e9: Hired Wife
Businessman Bill Connor comes with a startling proposition: he is single but pretending to be married in order to get a promotion, and needs someone to impersonate his non-existent wife at an executive party. Kate agrees with his stand against prejudice on the basis of marital status but then is attracted to a man who turns out to be a co-worker of Bill's. The whole farce turns out to be moot when Bill finds out the promotion was never available--the company was hiring from the outside--and quits, leaving Kate free to date Peter.
Monday, November 23rd, 1987
s5e10: The Marriage Counselor
Bob suggests marriage counseling for the constantly bickering Kate and Allie.
Monday, December 7th, 1987
s5e11: The Triangle Has Four Sides
Kate tries to date Dennis and Peter at the same time, but they end up finding out about each other. When Kate realizes they don't care she is dating other men, she dumps them both and starts dating Ted, again.
Monday, December 14th, 1987
s5e12: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Kate, Allie and the kids work overtime buying and wrapping gifts for the catering clients, promising themselves a skiing vacation in Vermont & but the apartment is burgled and everything stolen, leaving them to redo it all in just one day.
Monday, January 4th, 1988
s5e13: A Catered Affair
Monday, January 11th, 1988
s5e14: The Band Singer
Jenny is enamored of classmate Howard, auditions for his band, and becomes their lead singer. While the band rehearses in their basement, Kate and Allie give combined French dinners/French lessons and worry that Jenny is not willing to be herself with Howard -- to the point where she won't admit she can't rollerskate when he wants her to sing dressed as a skating '50s carhop.
Monday, January 18th, 1988
s5e15: Almost Married (a.k.a.) And Then There Were None
Ted invites everybody to his friends' cabin in the Adirondacks, but there's an escaped convict on the loose.
Monday, February 1st, 1988
s5e16: My Day with Paul Newman
A film crew asks to use the front door in a movie
Wednesday, February 3rd, 1988
s5e17: The Namath of the Game
Sports nut Kate becomes Joe Namath's personal assistant
Monday, February 8th, 1988
s5e18: The Mouse That Squeaked
Kate and Allie panic when Chip's mouse gets loose.
Monday, February 15th, 1988
s5e19: Inside Park Avenue
Kate and Allie get a taste of how the other half lives---and loves---when they cater a society couple's 25th-anniversary party.
Monday, February 22nd, 1988
s5e20: Working Women
Arrogant businessman Jack Brompton hires the women to cater ""an authentic early American dinner for 24"" at his place in the Hamptons, then repeatedly changes the theme and menu from American Civil War to Victorian England. Jenny's video project on working women for her women's study course prompts fantasy sequences with Kate and Allie as immigrant women in a sweatshop and as WWII factory workers. Inspired to stand up for themselves, they confront Brompton about his shoddy treatment of them -- and discover that he is a henpecked husband only obeying his shrewish wife's whims.
Monday, March 14th, 1988
s5e21: I Don't, I Don't
Bob is in a panic because he feels he's not ready for marriage---which no one has mentioned.
Monday, March 21st, 1988
s5e22: Bob Smells the Roses
Shaken by a friend's heart attack, Bob decides he should live life to the fullest---with Allie as his wife. Part 1 of two.
Monday, March 28th, 1988
s5e23: Allie Makes Up Her Mind
Conclusion. Allie can't decide whether to accept Bob's marriage proposal.
Monday, May 23rd, 1988
s5e24: The Clip Show
The series' 100th episode is celebrated with clips from past shows.
Sunday, December 11th, 1988
s6e1: Wedding Belle Blues
As the nervous bride-to-be, Allie has nightmares about meeting her fiancÃ©'s parents.
Monday, December 12th, 1988
s6e2: Kate Gets Dumped
While honeymooners Allie and Bob fly off to Hawaii, Bob dumps Kate.
Monday, December 19th, 1988
s6e3: Allie Doesn't Live Here Anymore
As Allie moves into her new high-rise condo, Kate interviews a potential housemate.
Monday, December 26th, 1988
s6e4: The Odd Couples
Kate is saved from perky Haven and Blair when Allie suggests that Kate move in.
Monday, January 9th, 1989
s6e5: Anchor Away
Watching a tape of Bob's sportscast, Allie notices an attractive anchor making an on-air play for her husband.
Monday, January 16th, 1989
s6e6: Better Never Than Late
Bob's mother questions Allie about having another child.
Monday, January 23rd, 1989
s6e7: Moving On
Kate spends her 40th birthday wondering what she has done with her life -- and, shaken by Emma's transfer to UCLA, decides to join the Peace Corps.
Monday, January 30th, 1989
s6e8: A Tree Grows on West 56th Street
Kate organizes a block association to save a park.
Monday, February 6th, 1989
s6e9: The Nearlyweds
Allie's reaction upon hearing that Jennie and her boyfriend are sharing a dorm room doesn't compare with her reaction when they announce they're getting married.
Monday, February 13th, 1989
s6e10: Wanted: One Husband
A rich neighbour offers a hefty sum to Kate and Allie if they can find her ""a Bob..""
Monday, February 20th, 1989
s6e11: What's Love Got to Do with It?
Kate is dating a man with no charm, looks or personality, yet everyone loves him -- except Kate.
Monday, February 27th, 1989
s6e12: I've Got a Secret
Kate has trouble keeping quiet about Bob's broadcasting future.
Monday, March 6th, 1989
s6e13: Chip's Notes
Chip is so thrilled to be associated with the ultracool Mike Sheridan that he becomes his partner in a scam.
Monday, March 13th, 1989
s6e14: Love Thy Neighbor
Trying to mend a broken romance, Kate feigns love in front of the woman who dumped her neighbor -- but he thinks Kate's serious.
Monday, March 20th, 1989
s6e15: Trojan War
Allie discovers a condom in Chip's pocket.
Monday, March 27th, 1989
s6e16: Loan-some Bob
Kate and Allie get a loan from Bob.
Monday, April 10th, 1989
s6e17: The Review
When Allie's sushi draws a bad review from a critic, Kate determines to please the man's palate to gain a retraction.
Monday, April 24th, 1989
s6e18: The Wedding
Kate reluctantly agrees to accompany Lou to his cousin's wedding.
Monday, May 1st, 1989
s6e19: The Last Temptation of Allie
While Allie prepares her entry for Cousin Cabot's Country Cookbook contest, Kate cooks up a way to help Lou.
Monday, May 8th, 1989
s6e20: Hockey Team
Bob lets Chip join the hockey team without consulting Allie.
Monday, May 15th, 1989
s6e21: My Boyfriend's Back
Allie's ex-boyfriend returns to New York for the opening of his off-Broadway play, which turns out to be based on their romance. Unfortunately for Allie, he has eyes only for Kate.
Monday, May 22nd, 1989
s6e22: What a Wonderful Episode (a.k.a. It's a Wonderful Episode a.k.a. Kate and Allie Go to Hell)
A job offer and a $2000 check from a man named Gabriel prompt Kate and Allie to take account of their lives.
s0e1: A Conversation with Susan Saint James and Bill Persky
s0e2: Season 1 Gag Reel