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  • The Handwriting on the Wall

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    S 2 : Ep 11 - 1/10/87

    When Mary and Rose come home from the movie theater, they see JoJo spray painting his gang tag underneath Pearl's window. Pearl hits him with her pillow, Rose grabs the spray can and accidentally sprays his shirt, and Mary grabs hims, but tries to talk sense into him. JoJo tells his mother everything that happened, while leaving out the part about him spray painting on the building. They decide to sue the ladies, and use Sandra as a witness, who was in the car on a date. When they get in court, his mother and the Judge eventually find out the truth and JoJo is made to clean up his damage. His mother apologizes to the ladies and the ladies are fined 10 cents each.moreless
  • Come Into My Parlor

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    S 2 : Ep 7 - 11/29/86

    When Brenda meets a cute boy she decides to invite him to her party Saturday night. After getting permission to actually have the party, she then hears Sandra tell a story about how when she was young and wanted to get to know a boy better, she would "mistakenly" tell him the wrong day of the party. Brenda tries the idea and invites Ken over for Friday night instead, hoping that when he gets there he will meet her parents and stay for dinner. But Mary and Lester decide to go out to eat and are not home when Ken arrives. Brenda decides to let him come in anyway, just to have a drink, but then Calvin shows up to drop off chairs for the party. When she tells them they need to leave, Mary and Lester arrive home and the boys hide. Mary and Lester eventually catch the boys in the house.moreless
  • Brenda's Last Date

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    S 1 : Ep 15 - 1/11/86

    Pearl asks Mary if Lester would have a man-to-man talk with Calvin about sex and Brenda asks her parents if she could go to the dance Friday night. They believe that she is too young to date (14). From Mary's persuading, Lester talks to Calvin and ends his talk with, "If you mess around with my daughther, I'll rip your head off." Scared, Calvin breaks the date anyway. But Brenda still wants to go and comes up with a plan. Brenda tells her parents that she will go to the library Friday night, while Calvin tells his grandmom that he is going to see Haley's Comet. When Mary finds out, she goes to the dance and takes Brenda home. At home she and Brenda have a heart-to-heart talk, where Mary says she and Lester will relax the rules a little.moreless
  • The Big Piano Play-Off

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    S 1 : Ep 12 - 12/7/85

    Mary decides to buy a piano, even though Lester hates the idea and Brenda doesn't want to take lessons. When Sandra & Rose visit to take a look at the piano, Rose offers Mary piano lessons and Sandra wants lessons as well. Then, Sandra makes a sucker bet that for $20, she'll progress faster than her. After many piano lessons, Mary still struggles. Pearl tells Mary that Sandra used to take piano lessons. During a lesson, Mary offers to throw a party recital to show their progression. She shocks Sandra when she plays "Minuet in G."moreless
  • Pity the Poor Working Girl

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 11/16/85

    When Sandra tells Mary how she can't keep a job because of jealous wives, Mary asks Lester if he knows of any job openings. He admits that his company needs a receptionist for their main office and Sandra gets the job. Howvever, Pearl and Rose worry Mary so much about Sandra working with Lester that Mary becomes suspicious and jealous. When she goes down to the office one day to take Lester to lunch, she tells Lester how she feels about "Ms. Wiggles" and Sandra quits. Pearl and Rose put Sandra and Mary in the room together to talk it out and Mary apoligizes. Sandra takes her job back, on the premise that Mary's jealous days are over.moreless
  • Mary's Brother

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 9/21/85

    When Mary's brother Lewis comes to town on business, she decides to set him up on a date with Rose. The next day when Rose won't give Mary any details about the date, they get in to an argument where Rose finally admits that she thinks Mary's brother is "self-centered" and "egotistical." They stop speaking. Meanwhile, Lewis asks Sandra out on a date, and Mary fears that Sandra may be her future sister-in-law. When Mary spies on the ending of Sandra's and Lewis' date, and notices that all he talks about is himself and his job, she realizes where Rose is coming from. Sandra leaves Lewis on the stoop, dissatisfied with the date, and the next day Mary apoligizes and she and Rose make-up.moreless
  • Dad Comes Back (2)

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    S 1 : Ep 15 - 3/30/76

    Barbara and Julie are secretly hoping and plotting to get their mother Ann and their father, Ed back together. They have high hopes, especially when Ann allows Ed to stay over, but both of them are in for a rude awakening and a final acceptance that their parents will never get back together.moreless
  • Dad Comes Back (1)

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    S 1 : Ep 14 - 3/23/76

    Ann is all excited when she comes home with the news that she got a new job. However, her excitement is dampened when she learns that her ex-husband Ed is stopping by for a visit and has a big announcement, he's engaged and is planning to wed within a few weeks.moreless
  • Father David

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    S 1 : Ep 13 - 3/16/76

    Barbara is all excited at the prospects of hosting a party at the apartment for the basketball team. However, once Julie and her manage to talk Ann into allowing it, they hit another roadblock ... no alcohol. The girls soon talk David into chaperoning the party while Ann is away at a wedding and secretly plot to have the guests sneak in the beer.moreless
  • David Plus Two

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 2/24/76

    Ann is comfortable with her platonic relationship with David. However, she has an interesting reaction when she discovers David and a sexy new building tenant in a compromising situation, which brings to the forefront her true feelings for David.moreless
  • Super Blues

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 1/27/76

    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.moreless
  • How to Succeed Without Trying

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 1/6/76

    David gets Ann a job interview for an assistant to an account executive in a public relations firm. However, Ann is worried that her qualifications for the position won't matter as much as her sex appeal. Meanwhile, Julie coaches Barbara in flirting with her teacher to influence him during exams.moreless
  • Chicago Rendezvous

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 12/23/75

    Ann has been wined and dined by a new boyfriend named Steve Blanchard. Ann doesn't realize who far things have gotten until he invites to go away with him for the weekend on a trip to Chicago. It soon becomes apparant to eveyone but Ann that she is headed for her first fling since her marriage ended.moreless
  • The Mural

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    S 3 : Ep 12 - 12/2/75

    Thelma comes home with great news that she won a college scholarship, but is short of funds by $200. Meanwhile, J.J. is commissioned by a bank to paint a mural and in return will receive $250 and agrees to give her the money she needs. However, the bank is reluctant to pay after seeing the finished product.moreless
  • Love in the Ghetto

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 9/30/75

    Thelma has great news, she's engaged to her latest boyfriend, but she's nervous about breaking the news to James and Florida. Later, her opinion of great news differs greatly with her parents who hit the roof after learning this, and in a surprise move, J.J. is on Thelma's side.moreless
  • Operation Florida

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    S 3 : Ep 3 - 9/23/75

    Florida has had a pain in her side for the last two weeks but doesn't want to see a doctor out of fear of the cost. However, when James learns of her dilemma he decides to pay any cost for Florida's treatment, even after he learns she has to have a gallbladder operation.moreless
  • George's Family Tree

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 1/25/75

    The Willises give Louise and George a piece of primitive African art, as a housewarming gift, which leads to the discussion of family roots. George shows no interest in his family heritage that is until he discovers his family roots which reportedly are from an African tribe believed to be kings.moreless
  • The Nude

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    S 2 : Ep 16 - 1/14/75

    A woman, known in the projects as the "Wiggler" asks J.J. to paint a nude portrait of her as a birthday gift for her husband. However, Florida has a hard time understanding why a woman would pose in the nude and why she has to pose in the Evans' apartment. Meanwhile, Florida is also not too happy that James is taking such a liking to "the Wiggler."moreless
  • To Bowl or Not to Bowl

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    S 5 : Ep 2 - 9/19/74

    Felix drops a bombshell when he refuses to participate in the championship bowling match.
  • Good, Bad Boy

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    S 2 : Ep 20 - 2/11/72

    Felix is gung ho about hosting a boy from a reform school. Until the boy asks his daughter to a dance.
  • Home is Where the Heart Was

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    S 2 : Ep 15 - 1/7/72

    Chris and Tracy run away from home and wind up at Reuben's apartment, where they wreak havoc on Reuben's personal life.
  • A Grave for Felix

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    S 2 : Ep 5 - 10/15/71

    Felix is sullen after Oscar costs him the burial plot he coveted.
  • The Big Brothers

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 11/19/70

    Oscar and Felix become "Big Brothers," but while Felix tries to expose the boy to culture, he prefers to emulate Oscar.
  • One Jeannie Beats Four of a Kind

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    S 5 : Ep 25 - 5/19/70

    Jeannie exposes a crooked poker player.
  • Jeannie and the Curious Kid

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    S 5 : Ep 19 - 2/10/70

    The Bellows' troublesome nephew stays at the Nelson house for a couple days and figures out the truth about Jeannie when he sees her smoke into her bottle.
  • Mrs. Djinn Djinn

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    S 5 : Ep 18 - 2/3/70

    Roger spreads the word to everyone that Jeannie is expecting but all the while its a misunderstanding and the only one that is expecting is Mrs. Djinn Djinn (The Dog).
  • Jeannie and the Bachelor Party

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    S 5 : Ep 6 - 10/21/69

    Against Tony's wishes, Roger and Dr. Bellows scheme to throw the future groom a bachelor party.
  • Millie's Girlfriend

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    S 1 : Ep 24 - 3/17/69

    Millie's girlfriend breaks up with her boyfriend and comes to Mayberry to stay with Millie for awhile. They plan on seeing a movie, but, when Millie gets sick, she insists that her friend go with Sam instead. When they are late returning, Millie begins to worry about them taking a shine to each other.moreless
  • Emmett's Retirement

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    S 1 : Ep 23 - 3/10/69

    With his mortgage finally paid off, Emmett decides to retire. He quickly finds that he can't find enough things to do to occupy his time.
  • The Tournament

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    S 1 : Ep 19 - 2/18/69

    Buck and Doc are getting set for a horseshoe tournament when Doc has a mishap because of Leroy. Leroy is then enlisted to take his place and put under pressure to throw a perfect horseshoe game when the stress gets to him and causes his arm to freeze up.moreless
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