The Hogan Family

The Best of Friends, Worst of Times

Season 6, Ep 9, Aired 12/1/90
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  • Episode Description
  • Mark's volunteer job at the hospital sets the scene for a documentary that David and Burt are filming. And in the hospital during their filming, David runs into his old pal, Rich and discovers that he is now battling AIDS. Meanwhile, Willie decides to take a home economics course in order to meet girls.

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Hillerman

    Lloyd Hogan (1990-1991)

  • Josh Taylor

    Michael Hogan

  • Sandy Duncan

    Sandy Hogan (1987-1991)

  • Jason Bateman

    David Hogan

  • Danny Ponce

    Willie Hogan

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Very sad episode.

    By emeraldmile, Jul 10, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (4)

    • Angela Lee does not appear in this episode.

    • Josie Bissett does not appear in this episode.

    • The original closing credits consist of scenes of David and Rich from earlier episodes, with the song "That's What Friends Are For" playing in background.

    • Guest star/co-writer Tom Hodges reprised his recurring role back from season 4. This was the first (and only) episode that Hodges and his character of Rich had returned to after being absent throughout season 5 and as well, was the last the star and role appeared of this entire series. It was explained in this episode that Rich was in Europe during season 5 and the previous episodes of season 6. Furthermore, at the end of this episode and thereafter for the remainder of the series, Rich became dead due to AIDS. It wasn't explained how he got AIDS, but it might had shocked the viewers.

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