7th Heaven

Season 1 Episode 12

With a Little Help from My Friends

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 13, 1997 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Matt extends his help to an elderly parishioner who doesn't want anyone to know that she is struggling, which is fine until he starts skipping church and school to assist her. Meanwhile, Eric works hard to help a homeless family, Lucy is afraid that nobody cares about her upcoming birthday, and the family dog delivers puppies.moreless

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  • Classic!

    I loved this episode! Mrs. Bink has trouble around the house and gets Matt to do stuff for her, but doesn't want people to know, especially the Reverend. Mary and Matt cut class because of her. Lucy has her 13th birthday and has trouble with Jimmy and Dwight. Happy has her puppies and Simon and Ruthie take care of them. All of this plus Eric tries to help a homeless family. Putting the family with Mrs. Bink was a wonderful idea! Lucy's birthday at the end was so happy! I loved every minute of it! This episode receives a 10 from me!moreless
  • Matt and Mary skip school to help out a friend. Happy is about to have puppies. Lucy gets invited to her surprise party but she doesn't want to go. Simon doesn't want to miss out on Happy having her puppies.moreless

    This is a great episode. There was some sad parts like when Mrs. Binks fall off her chair while she is trying to get her money. This show also deals with things that would actually happen in real life like when Lucy turns down the boy who ask her to his party. The thing thats wouldn't really happen in real life is when Matt and Mary skip school and don't get in trouble. My favourite part was when Mrs. Binks calls the high school and Matt and Mary have to go because they school thinks she is their sick aunt.moreless
  • This episode made me a fan of the show!

    I had been watching 7th Heaven in repeats for some time, but when I saw this special episode, I become an instant fan. It's sweet, heartwarming, touching and funny -- a classic example of how a well-written 7th Heaven episode should be.

    The final scene, in which the family gives Lucy her presents for her 13th birthday, is very special and touching. Get the tissue for this one! Meanwhile, Matt helps Mrs. Bink around the house... unbeknownst to his parents. Eric offers housing to a family living in their van, but they insist that he have faith and just pray for them.

    Now THAT is classic 7th Heaven!moreless
  • This was cute.

    I like Matt and Mary skipping. Lucy was a jerk. I liked it that she had a party. I loved the scene at the end. Beverly was great in this epesode. It was sweet when she got the picture and the locket. I like Ruthie's hoowey pass. I am glad we got to see a childs birthday.
Mimi Cozzens

Mimi Cozzens

Mrs. Brogan

Guest Star

Michelle Casey

Michelle Casey

Katie Cunningham

Guest Star

Chris Owen (III)

Chris Owen (III)


Guest Star

Matthew Linville

Matthew Linville

Jimmy Moon

Recurring Role

Eileen Brennan

Eileen Brennan

Mrs. Gladys Bink

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In this episode, Lucy celebrates her 13th birthday, which would mean she was born in 1984. Although in later episodes, her birthday is clarified to be in 1983. In "I Really Do" (2002), Matt says she is 19. In "Just You Wait and See", her Date of Birth was listed as 1983.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Dwight: Hey, what do you say, wanna come to my birthday party?
      Sam: Not unless you pay me.
      Dwight: Sure, you got change for a quarter?

    • Lucy: (talking with Mary) Dwight told me he loves me.

    • Dwight: I think I'm in love with you Lucy Camden.

    • (after being surprised with a party)
      Lucy: I didn't deserve this. Thanks.
      Mary: You're right, and you're welcome.
      Matt: Don't listen to her Luce, you deserve the best.

    • Simon: Can I have coffee?
      Annie: No, what's wrong?
      Simon: I'm a new father, that's what's wrong. I got absolutely no sleep last night. Me and Ruthie were suposed to take turns with the feedings, but I couldn't get Ruthie up!
      Annie: Why would you have to get up for feedings?
      Simon: Well, every time the puppies ate, we fed Happy, so she wouldn't run out of milk!

    • (Annie talking to Eric about Simon, Ruthie and the puppies)
      Annie: They're driving me crazy.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Episode Tittle: With a Little Help from My Friends

      From the song of the same name originally sung by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles and then later sung by Joe Cocker as a theme song for ABC's "The Wonder Years".