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    • Upsized
      Upsized
      Season 9 - Episode 19
      4/16/97
      9.6
      Doris promotes Luther, leaving Hayden to find a new defensive coordinator. Hayden thinks Dick Butkus would be perfect for the job, until the former linebacker shows up and starts taking over.
    • The Stench of Death
      The Stench of Death
      Season 9 - Episode 17
      3/26/97
      9.6
      As a reward for the Breakers' successful season, Doris gives the coaches a session with her psychic. But Luther is troubled by the woman's prediction and convinces himself that a defensive tackle Hayden's trying to sign is out to kill him.
    • Running On Empty
      Running On Empty
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      11/9/93
      9.5
      Christine gingerly suggests that she and Hayden visit a fertility clinic.
    • Dresswreckers
      Dresswreckers
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      11/14/92
      9.5
      Christine's plans for a perfect wedding go from bad to worse after Luther sets her wedding dress on fire.
    • Diamonds are a Dentist's Best Friend
      4/9/91
      9.5
      Cash-poor Hayden buys Christine's engagement ring from a cut-rate jeweler/dentist.
    • If That's Opportunity, Don't Answer
      5/2/92
      9.5
      A network job offer poses Christine a dilemma: to stay in Minnesota with Hayden or to move to New York.
    • Viva Las Ratings
      Viva Las Ratings
      Season 9 - Episode 15
      2/26/97
      9.4
      Luther travels to Las Vegas for an Elvis memorabilia auction.
    • One for the Road
      One for the Road
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      5/18/93
      9.4
      Hayden and Christine's third attempt to get married includes plans for a wedding in the woods in a church that's due for demolition.
    • The Bigger They Are
      The Bigger They Are
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      2/23/93
      9.4
      One of Hayden's former football players is forced into early retirement because of a surprising medical problem. Despite his very real knee injuries, the real reason for his retirement is cancer.
    • Homewreckers
      Homewreckers
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      3/6/90
      9.4
      Hayden seeks Luther's companionship while Christine works on the weekend. While she is away, he nearly destroys her apartment.
    • The Playbook
      The Playbook
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      11/30/93
      9.4
      The playbook falls into enemy hands on the eve of Hayden's biggest game.
    • Dauber's Vehicle
      Dauber's Vehicle
      Season 8 - Episode 19
      2/27/96
      9.4
      Dauber turns a deaf ear to Hayden's advice while choosing a new car, and winds up with a model that he can't afford.
    • Johnsonwreckers
      Johnsonwreckers
      Season 7 - Episode 19
      2/20/95
      9.4
      Hayden tries to befriend former Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson, But his efforts go to the dogs when Johnson's Super Bowl ring is eaten by Luther's dog.
    • Christmas of the Van Damned
      Christmas of the Van Damned
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      12/14/93
      9.4
      Luther makes a nuisance of himself after tracing his family tree and learning of a large group of Van Dams living in the area.
    • The Pioneer Bowl
      The Pioneer Bowl
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      12/7/93
      9.4
      On the day of the Pioneer Bowl, an accident puts Luther in the hospital with a concussion. But the team wins the National Championship anyway.
    • Hurley-Burleigh
      Hurley-Burleigh
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      3/12/91
      9.4
      On his first trip to Las Vegas, athletic director Howard wants to sow some wild oats.
    • Coach - The One-Hour Special (1)
      Coach - The One-Hour Special (1)
      Season 6 - Episode 26
      5/24/94
      9.4
      Mary Hart interviews Coach Fox.
    • Ten Percent of Nothing
      Ten Percent of Nothing
      Season 7 - Episode 23
      4/4/95
      9.3
      Luther risks losing agent Art Hibke. First, Luther makes a self-arranged promotional appearance without telling Art. Then, he refuses to pay his commission.
    • The Pineapple Bowl (1)
      The Pineapple Bowl (1)
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      12/7/91
      9.3
      Hayden is beaten before he plays his first bowl game when he learns the opposing coach is his former mentor.
    • Call Me Cupid
      Call Me Cupid
      Season 7 - Episode 18
      2/13/95
      9.3
      A Valentine's Day dinner gives three couples heartburn when Hayden's efforts to fix up a lovelorn Dauber entirely miss their mark.
    • The Old Fish and the Shoes
      The Old Fish and the Shoes
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      3/14/92
      9.3
      Christine sells Hayden's Johnny Unitas-autographed football shoes; Luther catches the biggest pike in the lake only to lose it.
    • Hayden and Luther's Excellent Adventure
      10/30/90
      9.3
      Hayden and Luther get stranded out of town the night Hayden is to escort Christine to an awards banquet in her honor.
    • Rizzendough Rendezvous
      Rizzendough Rendezvous
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      10/19/92
      9.3
      Hayden's enthusiasm for fund-raising threatens Luther's romance with wealthy widow Mrs. Rizzendough.
    • Wings Over Buffalo
      Wings Over Buffalo
      Season 9 - Episode 9
      12/20/96
      9.3
      On their way to face the Buffalo Bills in a wild-card game, Luther's love of chicken wings saddles the Breakers with a severe case of food poisoning.
    • Sunshine on My Shoulder Makes Me Happy: A Show About Bird Ransom
      Hayden loses Luther's prized bird while the assistant coach vacations.
    • Dauber's Got A Girl
      Dauber's Got A Girl
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      11/28/89
      9.2
      Hayden feuds with the girls' basketball coach, Dauber's new flame.
    • The Luck Stops Here
      The Luck Stops Here
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      10/5/93
      9.2
      Luther and Hayden have vastly different views on the reasons for the team's success.
    • War of the Dopes
      War of the Dopes
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      2/3/92
      9.2
      A careless comment results in a food fight when Dauber moves into Luther's apartment building.
    • Puppy Love
      Puppy Love
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      1/22/91
      9.1
      Hayden concocts a wild tale to keep a promised $10 million donation from going to the basketball department instead.
    • Shirley Burleigh, Girlie Friday
      Shirley Burleigh, Girlie Friday
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      10/12/92
      9.1
      Howard's wife Shirley comes to work in the athletic department as his temporary secretary and drives him crazy. Luther and Dauber fight to keep their favorite cereal alive.
    • There's Got To Be A Mourning After (2)
      11/28/95
      9.1
      Hayden and Luther try to iron out their differences over Luther's relationship with Doris. Meanwhile, in spite of the team's losing season, the coaching staff perks up.
    • My Fair Agent
      My Fair Agent
      Season 7 - Episode 8
      11/7/94
      9.1
      Hayden blames Christine for his sexist attitude toward an attractive co-worker.
    • Poodle Springs
      Poodle Springs
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      5/5/90
      9.0
      Hayden impresses Judy's parents when he saves their pet poodle.
    • Christmas Brains
      Christmas Brains
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      12/18/90
      9.0
      Grinch Hayden's ex-wife unexpectedly shows up at his holiday party with a gift idea that will make all his Christmases merry: she helps him decide to reunite with Christine.
    • Kelly's New Guy (2)
      Kelly's New Guy (2)
      Season 7 - Episode 22
      3/20/95
      9.0
      Kelly and Dauber decide to keep their relationship a secret from Hayden, but fate throws a monkey wrench into their plans.
    • Can We Go Home Now?
      Can We Go Home Now?
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      5/18/92
      9.0
      The stress of a long-distance relationship troubles Hayden; Luther and Dauber refinish Hayden's game-room floor. Finally the Hayden-Christine problem is resolved when she loses her network job and returns to Minnesota.
    • 4/26/89
      9.0
      Hayden consoles a wealthy alumnus' widow in order to secure a substantial donation.
    • 3/15/89
      9.0
      Hayden gets to meet Stuart, Kelly's new boyfriend, at dinner, but the more he gets to know him, the less he likes him.
    • Uneasy Riders
      Uneasy Riders
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      10/26/93
      9.0
      Christine and Judy disapprove of Hayden and Dauber buying motorcycles.
    • The Neighbor Hood
      The Neighbor Hood
      Season 9 - Episode 20
      4/23/97
      8.9
      Skeptical Hayden warns Christine not to trust the new neighbors.
    • Dirty Tricks
      Dirty Tricks
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      3/30/93
      8.9
      Judy threatens to quit coaching at Minnesota State when Hayden plays one last practical joke on her during an important ceremony.
    • Bye Bye Burleigh (1)
      Bye Bye Burleigh (1)
      Season 8 - Episode 11
      12/5/95
      8.9
      Hayden fumes when the Burleighs come for a surprise visit and then extend their stay.
    • Last of the Red-Hot Luthers
      Last of the Red-Hot Luthers
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      2/22/92
      8.9
      After a one-night stand with Hayden's 60-year-old secretary, Luther is too ashamed to face her the next morning.
    • A Fox By Any Other Name
      A Fox By Any Other Name
      Season 9 - Episode 16
      3/12/97
      8.9
      Hayden recalls how Tim got his name as a result of the coach's mishap with a hospital clerk, which led to a baby-naming contest sponsored by an antagonistic sportswriter.
    • Leaving Orlando (1)
      Leaving Orlando (1)
      Season 9 - Episode 21
      5/7/97
      8.9
      Doris offers Hayden a 17-million-dollar package to stay with the Breakers for ten years. When Hayden learns there are other teams in the league that want to lure him away, he and Christine plan to sneak off to the cabin to think things over.
    • Oh, A Pro Job (2)
      Oh, A Pro Job (2)
      Season 7 - Episode 26
      5/10/95
      8.9
      Hayden is tempted by an offer to coach a professional team. But he fears that its eccentric owner would make all the big decisions herself.
    • Whose Team Is It, Anyway?
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      5/17/89
      8.9
      Although Hayden needs a victory in his last game for a winning season, he may be forced to bench his star player for skipping practice.
    • The Pineapple Bowl (2)
      The Pineapple Bowl (2)
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      12/17/91
      8.9
      Hayden halts pre-game hoopla after a star player is injured in a bizarre limousine accident.
    • Luthario
      Luthario
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      3/9/93
      8.9
      Luther begins questioning the relationship when his romance with Lorraine heats up.
    • Oh, A Pro Job (1)
      Oh, A Pro Job (1)
      Season 7 - Episode 25
      5/3/95
      8.9
      Hayden and Christine go on a Caribbean cruise to get away from it all. But they can't seem to steer clear of a wealthy eccentric, who makes a surprising offer.
    • She's Having Our Baby (2)
      She's Having Our Baby (2)
      Season 8 - Episode 5
      10/24/95
      8.9
      A pregnant women considers the Foxes as prospective adoptive parents for her baby. Luther and Dauber try to win over the rest of the Breakers' coaching staff.
    • Magnificent Abscession
      Magnificent Abscession
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      10/2/90
      8.8
      When Hayden has to miss a game because of a bad tooth, Luther must coach via phone instructions from him.
    • Piece O' Cake
      Piece O' Cake
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      11/2/93
      8.8
      Luther, feeling a bit lonely, befriends a boy (Jussie Smollett) in need of a father
    • Hayden's in the Kitchen with Dinah
      10/23/90
      8.8
      Hayden promises to stay with a bedridden Christine, rather than attend a long-awaited team victory celebration.
    • The Kick-off and the Kiss-off
      The Kick-off and the Kiss-off
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      9/27/91
      8.8
      Hayden's photograph appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated after his team is ranked in the Top 20.
    • It's A Swamp Thing
      It's A Swamp Thing
      Season 9 - Episode 14
      2/19/97
      8.8
      When Hayden, Luther, Dauber and Howard decide to celebrate Man Week in the Florida Everglades, Doris, Christine and Shirley decide to take a vacation of their own. Meanwhile, having allowed Luther to plan their trip, the men wind up in swamp mud with an alligator.
    • The Devil in Mrs. Burleigh
      The Devil in Mrs. Burleigh
      Season 6 - Episode 18
      2/22/94
      8.8
      While Howard and Hayden are away at a conference, Shirley confides in Christine that she's become attracted to another man.
    • Patching Things Up
      Patching Things Up
      Season 8 - Episode 17
      2/13/96
      8.8
      Christine needs to cheer up Hayden after a doctor connects his diminished sex drive to male menopause.
    • Coach For a Day (1)
      Coach For a Day (1)
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      1/11/94
      8.8
      Luther is offered the job of head football coach at nearby small Aberdeen college.
    • Leonard Kraleman: All-American
      Leonard Kraleman: All-American
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      2/19/91
      8.8
      Hayden tries to discourage a scrawny, unpopular student who wants to try out for the football team, and Christine schools him in the art of gaining popularity.
    • The Patriot Bowl
      The Patriot Bowl
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      12/2/92
      8.8
      Hayden's team plays in the Patriot Bowl under horrendous conditions.
    • Baby on Board?
      Baby on Board?
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      9/14/93
      8.8
      Hayden is rattled as he tries to nurse his new team to victory, even as Christine announces she wants to have a baby.
    • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
      No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      2/15/92
      8.8
      When an arrogant chauvinist millionaire insults his own girlfriend in public, Hayden and Christine come to her defense.
    • If She Can Make It There...
      If She Can Make It There...
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      10/12/93
      8.8
      Kelly's desire to work in New York upsets Hayden.
    • Define Romance
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      5/3/89
      8.8
      Hayden feels threatened when Christine dates another man.
    • The Day I Met Frank Gifford
      The Day I Met Frank Gifford
      Season 7 - Episode 20
      2/28/95
      8.8
      Luther feels left out when Hayden and Christine are invited to New York for a dinner honoring Frank Gifford.
    • Frequent Flyers, Crossed Wires
      Frequent Flyers, Crossed Wires
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      5/11/92
      8.8
      Hayden and Christine have conflicting commitments when a network premiere party is scheduled the same night as Hayden's sports banquet, at which he hopes to receive the coveted Curly O'Brien award. Out of the confusion arise a pair of resolutions: Christine decides to stay in Minnesota, while Hayden decides to move to New York to be with Christine.moreless
    • Bye Bye Burleigh (2)
      Bye Bye Burleigh (2)
      Season 8 - Episode 12
      12/12/95
      8.8
      While Hayden waffles over helping Howard search for a new job, the coaches see a window of opportunity for scoring their first win of the season.
    • Nice Job If You Can Get It
      Nice Job If You Can Get It
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      9/28/93
      8.7
      Hayden's overactive ego has him convinced that Christine's success is not her own doing.
    • Graceless Under Fire
      Graceless Under Fire
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      10/2/94
      8.7
      Hayden's image consultant Susan Miller gets underfoot when he coaches the team.
    • Something Old, Something New
      Something Old, Something New
      Season 6 - Episode 21
      3/22/94
      8.7
      An old girlfriend's visit rekindles Dauber's feelings and jeopardizes his relationship with Judy.
    • Save the Wave
      Save the Wave
      Season 8 - Episode 18
      2/20/96
      8.7
      Hayden rallies support for the team after Doris decides to move the Breakers to Los Angeles.
    • It Came From New York
      It Came From New York
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      11/16/93
      8.7
      Kelly, having taken a bite out of the Big Apple, comes home for Thanksgiving a changed woman -- one that Hayden doesn't particularly like.
    • Kelly, Meet Christine
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      3/8/89
      8.7
      Christine demands Hayden be truthful with Kelly about their relationship.
    • Haven't I Slept With You Somewhere Before?
      2/27/90
      8.6
      Hayden believes the new president of Minnesota State is a woman with whom he once had a fling.
    • My True Love Gave To Me...
      My True Love Gave To Me...
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      12/15/92
      8.6
      Hayden's and Dauber's gifts to the women in their lives accidentally get switched. Judy thinks Dauber is proposing to her when she unwraps Christine's ring.
    • Dauber Graduates
      Dauber Graduates
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      1/8/91
      8.6
      When Dauber finally graduates after eight years, Hayden promotes him to full-time coach, and their relationship changes.
    • The Marion Kind (1)
      The Marion Kind (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      2/5/91
      8.6
      Christine persuades Luther to have lunch with the reconciling best friend who stole his girl 37 years ago.
    • Return of the Marriage Killer
      Return of the Marriage Killer
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      1/11/92
      8.6
      Hayden reveals secrets about his ex-wife Beth when her new fiancé (Jim Jansen) asks him for advice.
    • Like Father, Like Daughter
      Like Father, Like Daughter
      Season 6 - Episode 17
      2/15/94
      8.6
      Kelly can't attend when Hayden goes to New York to receive the Coach of the Year award.
    • Is This Your First Time on the Riverboat, Miss Watkins?
      Hayden reluctantly allows archrival Watkins to sit in on his poker night.
    • Requiem for a Groundskeeper
      Requiem for a Groundskeeper
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      11/9/91
      8.6
      Hayden receives an oddball inheritance from an acquaintance.
    • I've Got A Secret
      I've Got A Secret
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      1/16/90
      8.6
      When Hayden secretly recruits a top quarterback, Christine blabs to a sportscaster.
    • I Think I Can't, I Think I Can't
      I Think I Can't, I Think I Can't
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      11/16/91
      8.6
      Hayden and Luther travel in a cramped train compartment after Luther trades in their plane tickets.
    • The Break-Up
      The Break-Up
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      11/6/90
      8.6
      Hayden forsakes football with the guys to meet Christine's antique-dealer friend.
    • 2 BRs, MTN, VW
      2 BRs, MTN, VW
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      2/26/91
      8.6
      Whiny, well-meaning Stuart nearly drives Hayden to murder on a ski trip with Christine and Kelly.
    • To Air is Human
      To Air is Human
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      9/14/92
      8.5
      Hayden wins his first football game of the year. He proposes to Christine on his new live television show.
    • To Ski Or Not To Ski
      To Ski Or Not To Ski
      Season 9 - Episode 13
      2/12/97
      8.5
      Doris invites her coaching staff to accompany her on a ski vacation.
    • It Should Happen to You
      It Should Happen to You
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      9/19/94
      8.5
      Hayden hires an image consultant who sets out to make him a superstar.
    • That Shouldn't Happen
      That Shouldn't Happen
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/25/90
      8.5
      Hayden, ecstatic about his team being ranked in the Top-20 for the first time, is shattered when his star player Bo is hurt and put on the injured list.
    • Loonstruck
      Loonstruck
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      11/27/91
      8.5
      The call of the loon includes more than Hayden expected when he agrees to speak at Burleigh's Fraternal Order of the Loon.
    • The Commercial (2)
      The Commercial (2)
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      1/12/93
      8.5
      Hayden tries to restrain his jealousy over Christine's on-air romance with her new co-star in the coffee commercial.
    • Coach's Cornered
      Coach's Cornered
      Season 8 - Episode 7
      11/7/95
      8.5
      After Doris fires the hostile host (Nick Bakay) of her TV station's post-game show, she surprises Hayden by taking Luther's suggestion for a replacement: Christine.
    • Fool For Lunch
      Fool For Lunch
      Season 8 - Episode 3
      9/27/95
      8.5
      Luther bites off more than he can chew when he moves into a new apartment -- in a seniors-only community -- and three women compete for his attentions.
    • Belly of the Beast
      Belly of the Beast
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      9/21/93
      8.5
      Hayden stands up in court for Luther's defendant dog Quincy, who bit the MSU bandleader. Christine dozes during Hayden's advances.
    • Hayden Fox for Universal Jocks
      Hayden Fox for Universal Jocks
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      3/26/91
      8.5
      When Hayden discovers Christine's salary is higher than his, he decides to make extra cash as a spokesperson for an athletic supporter company.
    • One of the Guys
      One of the Guys
      Season 6 - Episode 22
      4/5/94
      8.5
      Christine goes fishing with the guys and catches the biggest fish.
    • Gambling For Meat
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      4/5/89
      8.5
      Hayden suspends Luther for 30 days for gambling when he bets against the team and wins a steak at the Touchdown Club; but Luther think he has been fired, and takes another job.
    • The Woodchuck, the Beaver and the Fox: A Menage a Trois
      Kelly is the one surprised at Grandpa Rosebrock's 90th birthday party when Stuart arrives with his new girlfriend.
    • A Father and Son Reunion
      A Father and Son Reunion
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      4/2/91
      8.4
      Hayden reunites Luther with his long-lost father.
    • Men Don't Heal
      Men Don't Heal
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      12/4/90
      8.4
      Irritable over his breakup with Christine, Hayden attends a self-help group.
    • Leaving Orlando (2)
      Leaving Orlando (2)
      Season 9 - Episode 22
      5/14/97
      8.4
      Hayden, Luther and Dauber return to Minnesota State, where they reminisce about their college-coaching years and see some familiar faces. Later, at the lake with Christine and Tim, Hayden shares his vision of the family's future -- an idea she quickly embraces.
    • The Rosebrocks of Wisconsin
      The Rosebrocks of Wisconsin
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      1/30/90
      8.4
      When Hayden objects to Kelly spending all her time in Wisconsin with her new family, Kelly forces her father to meet her in-laws.
    • Born Luther
      Born Luther
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      9/19/92
      8.4
      Luther complains to Hayden about the lack of recognition for his contribution to the team's success -- then must face the media when the team loses.
    • Somewhere Out There
      Somewhere Out There
      Season 9 - Episode 10
      1/8/97
      8.4
      Dauber believes he is contacted by aliens, and he considers leaving the Breakers, Orlando and Earth.
    • I Hate Barbara
      I Hate Barbara
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      11/23/91
      8.4
      Hayden regrets his honesty when he tells Christine he hates her friend.
    • 19 Candles
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      4/12/89
      8.4
      Hayden plans a quiet birthday celebration for Kelly, who invites Stuart.
    • In the Money
      In the Money
      Season 9 - Episode 7
      12/11/96
      8.4
      When Luther and Doris plan to get married, Howard plans a huge televised half-time wedding for them during the Breakers vs. Niners game. Unfortunately, Luther's new obsession with Doris' money causes some problems.
    • Somebody's Baby
      Somebody's Baby
      Season 8 - Episode 25
      5/21/96
      8.4
      Adoption complications develop when Julie's father returns.
    • The Stand-In
      The Stand-In
      Season 6 - Episode 20
      3/8/94
      8.4
      Fed up with trying to increase his fertility, Hayden looks into getting a sperm donor -- quarterback Troy Aikman.
    • We Can Never Die
      We Can Never Die
      Season 9 - Episode 5
      10/26/96
      8.4
      Hayden and Christine ask the Burleighs to become Tim's legal guardians should they both die. But the eccentric couple's enthusiasm causes the Foxes to reconsider their request.
    • The Iceman Goeth
      The Iceman Goeth
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/13/90
      8.3
      Even at a victory party, and with Elaine trying to seduce him, Hayden remains depressed over his breakup with Christine.
    • Inconceivable
      Inconceivable
      Season 7 - Episode 6
      10/17/94
      8.3
      Hayden and Christine have a major marital blowup over their infertility, and the consequent mechanical nature of their recent love life. Luther gets an unbelievable car deal from an elderly woman.
    • Coach For a Day (2)
      Coach For a Day (2)
      Season 6 - Episode 15
      1/18/94
      8.3
      Luther is embarrassed to confess his new job: managing a miniature golf course.
    • My Best Friend's Girl
      My Best Friend's Girl
      Season 6 - Episode 23
      5/3/94
      8.3
      Hayden and Christine have lukewarm reactions to Luther's outrageously uninhibited date.
    • Cabin Fever
      Cabin Fever
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      11/27/90
      8.3
      Christine wants all her belongings out of Hayden's house, and Luther might move in next door.
    • Since My Beaver Left Me
      Since My Beaver Left Me
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      10/4/91
      8.3
      Hayden tries to console Kelly, who would rather tell it to Christine.
    • Dauber's Blow-Out
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      6/7/89
      8.3
      Anti-fun Riley Pringle of the Conduct Committee joins Hayden in supervising Dauber's season-ending party.
    • A Real Guy's Guy
      A Real Guy's Guy
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      10/25/91
      8.3
      Hayden pressures Kelly to date his star player, whom she finds very attractive -- until he tells her he is gay.
    • I Don't Know Much About Art, But I Know What Makes Me Mad
      Hayden dislikes art; Christine dislikes his attitude.
    • Van Damn vs. Fox
      Van Damn vs. Fox
      Season 8 - Episode 21
      3/19/96
      8.3
      When Luther burns himself at Hayden's barbecue, he sues Hayden for several million dollars.
    • She's Having Our Baby (1)
      She's Having Our Baby (1)
      Season 8 - Episode 4
      10/17/95
      8.3
      Hayden and Christine decide to try adoption but learn that their ages may complicate the process. A new secretary puts Luther and Dauber under her spell.
    • When Hayden Met Christine
      When Hayden Met Christine
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      12/11/90
      8.3
      Dateless for a charity ball, Hayden flashes back four years to when he first met Christine, at the same affair.
    • The Marion Kind (2)
      The Marion Kind (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      2/12/91
      8.3
      When Luther's old friend steals his girlfriend again, Hayden and Peter try to spare Luther's feelings by hiding the fact.
    • Vows
      Vows
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      11/23/92
      8.3
      Hayden and Christine decide to marry in her childhood home.
    • Vegas Odds
      Vegas Odds
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      2/2/93
      8.2
      Hayden and Christine impulsively decide to get married while spending the weekend with Luther in Las Vegas.
    • Leaving Orlando (3)
      Leaving Orlando (3)
      Season 9 - Episode 23
      5/14/97
      8.2
      Hayden, Luther and Dauber return to Minnesota State, where they reminisce about their college-coaching years and see some familiar faces. Later, at the lake with Christine and Tim, Hayden shares his vision of the family's future—an idea she quickly embraces.
    • Isn't It Romantic?
      Isn't It Romantic?
      Season 9 - Episode 4
      10/19/96
      8.2
      Hayden's plans for an evening of dinner and dancing go awry when Christine resists leaving their baby at home.
    • Grimmworld
      Grimmworld
      Season 9 - Episode 6
      10/26/96
      8.2
      Dauber's fairy-tale romance with his new girlfriend (Michelle Nicastro) is jeopardized when he begins to suspect that Hayden doesn't approve.
    • The Walk-On
      The Walk-On
      Season 7 - Episode 17
      2/6/95
      8.2
      Hayden refuses to admit that a middle-aged prospect might be too old to play on the team, and becomes his biggest supporter.
    • Above and Beyond the Call of Hayden
      10/16/94
      8.2
      Luther spends more time with Ruthanne and less with Hayden.
    • Judy's Turn
      Judy's Turn
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      10/3/94
      8.2
      Judy has an affair while on tour in Romania.
    • Any Place I Hang Myself is Home
      Any Place I Hang Myself is Home
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      11/2/91
      8.2
      Hayden grudgingly agrees to go house hunting with Christine, then buys a house without consulting her.
    • You Win Some, You Lose Some
      You Win Some, You Lose Some
      Season 9 - Episode 8
      12/18/96
      8.2
      When Hayden and Christine made plans to celebrate Christmas in Minnesota, they never believed the Breakers had any chance of making it to the playoffs. But fate is with the team and it looks like Hayden will play the Bills in Buffalo instead of playing Santa to Tim on his first Christmas.moreless
    • Nice Guys Get Cut
      Nice Guys Get Cut
      Season 8 - Episode 14
      1/2/96
      8.2
      Hayden loses his appetite when Christine invites soon-to-be-fired player Matt Luba over for dinner.
    • The Curley O'Brien Award
      The Curley O'Brien Award
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      1/23/90
      8.1
      Hayden plans a victory party for an anticipated award.
    • The Commercial (1)
      The Commercial (1)
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      1/5/93
      8.1
      Hayden is set to star in a coffee commercial with Christine, but his part is recast. Luther decides to write a screenplay.
    • Quarantine
      Quarantine
      Season 8 - Episode 20
      3/12/96
      8.1
      When Luther's pet monkey bites Hayden, he, Howard and the rest of the coaching staff are quarantined for fear of an outbreak of some kind of lethal monkey virus.
    • A Boy and His Doll
      A Boy and His Doll
      Season 9 - Episode 11
      1/22/97
      8.1
      Howard and Shirley give Timothy a doll, but Luther feels the boy should have more masculine influences.
    • Is It Hot In Here, Or Is It Me? (1)
      9/13/95
      8.1
      Hayden leaves Minnesota State for a new job as coach of an NFL team in Orlando, Florida. When he arrives, he finds that the team's owner has a game plan of her own.
    • About Face
      About Face
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      4/30/93
      8.1
      Hayden tries to convince Christine that she does not need a face-lift to improve her chances in a job search.
    • Last Tango in Orlando
      Last Tango in Orlando
      Season 9 - Episode 3
      10/12/96
      8.1
      When Doris brings in a gorgeous Brazilian soccer player to play kicker for the Breakers, Hayden is skeptical of his talent. And Luther becomes suspicious of his intentions towards Doris.
    • Bo Knows
      Bo Knows
      Season 8 - Episode 6
      10/31/95
      8.1
      The Breakers' prospect for winning games seem bleak until Hayden's star quarterback from Minnesota State shows an interest in joining the team.
    • Goodbye, Mr. Putts
      Goodbye, Mr. Putts
      Season 6 - Episode 24
      5/10/94
      8.0
      The mens coaches square off against the womens coaches in a round of golf.
    • There's Got To Be A Mourning After (1)
      11/21/95
      8.0
      Luther muzzles his true feelings about the death of his beloved dog, Quincy, until Doris offers him some advice.
    • The Bachelor Party
      The Bachelor Party
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      11/9/92
      8.0
      Johnny Unitas, Dick Butkus and Bubba Smith upset Luther when they host Hayden's bachelor party.
    • Don't Get Mad, Get Cooley
      Don't Get Mad, Get Cooley
      Season 7 - Episode 24
      4/16/95
      8.0
      Convinced that Hayden deliberately sold him a broken-down truck, Luther reports Hayden to a TV consumer reporter.
    • Big Brother, Little Brain
      Big Brother, Little Brain
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      9/21/92
      8.0
      Dauber's relationship with his girlfriend Judy is threatened when he becomes a Big Brother to an 8-year-old.
    • Baby Coaches
      Baby Coaches
      Season 9 - Episode 18
      4/2/97
      8.0
      Hayden's insecurity gets the better of him when an obnoxious mother boasts that her baby girl -- who's just a few days older than Tim -- can already walk and talk. So the coach tries to bring Tim up to speed.
    • Kelly's New Guy (1)
      Kelly's New Guy (1)
      Season 7 - Episode 21
      3/13/95
      8.0
      When Hayden's daughter Kelly brings home new boyfriend Peter, Hayden is appalled to learn that Peter is the same age as Hayden.
    • A Player to be Named Later
      A Player to be Named Later
      Season 8 - Episode 24
      5/7/96
      7.9
      Hayden fears he'll look like a dummy if he fumbles the Breakers' first-choice pick in the NFL draft.
    • The Kicker
      The Kicker
      Season 7 - Episode 16
      1/23/95
      7.9
      A letter from a European prospect inspires Hayden to go on an international recruiting trip -- to a country that's under martial law.
    • Blue Chip Blues
      Blue Chip Blues
      Season 6 - Episode 19
      3/1/94
      7.9
      A star recruit admits he doesn't want to play football.
    • The Popcorn Bowl
      The Popcorn Bowl
      Season 7 - Episode 12
      12/12/94
      7.9
      Just before a big bowl game, a rumor breaks out that Hayden may be taking a job in the pros.
    • The Loss Weekend
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      3/22/89
      7.9
      A losing streak makes Hayden unpleasant company for Christine.
    • The Day That Moses Came to Town
      The Day That Moses Came to Town
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      10/9/90
      7.9
      Hayden gets jealous when the university president woos a basketball coach from Boston with promises of grandiose perks.
    • Rizzendough Revisited
      Rizzendough Revisited
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      1/6/92
      7.9
      Hayden vies with Watkins for a benefactor's favor and her donations by leading an exercise class for seniors.
    • Is It Hot In Here, Or Is It Me? (2)
      9/20/95
      7.9
      Hayden tries to win over both Doris and the press while preparing the Breakers for their first game.
    • Luther and Ruthanne Take the Big 12 Steps
      12/19/94
      7.9
      Luther and Ruthanne try to help each other shed bad habits.
    • Pilot
      Pilot
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      3/1/89
      7.8

      Kelly's return to Minnesota for college awakens Hayden's paternal instincts, disrupting his relationship with Christine.

    • Just Short of the Goal
      Just Short of the Goal
      Season 9 - Episode 2
      10/5/96
      7.8
      Hayden passes on the chance to write a memoir of his failures with the Breakers. Without Hayden's involvement, Luther makes a play for writing it himself. Then discovers the topic is living with losing.
    • If Keith Jackson Calls, I'll Be At My Therapist's
      12/19/89
      7.8
      Game pressure gives Hayden a facial tic before a national telecast.
    • Coaches Conference
      Coaches Conference
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      2/13/90
      7.7
      Hayden meets his idols at a conference, but his dreams of swimming with the big fishes drown in a sea of anonymity.
    • Jailbirds
      Jailbirds
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      10/24/94
      7.7
      Against Hayden's advice, Christine attends a bachelorette party thrown by Ruthanne, and gets into trouble.
    • The Gardener
      The Gardener
      Season 8 - Episode 16
      2/6/96
      7.7
      Hayden must confront his inept gardener when all the plants in the yard start to die. When Hayden fires him, he gets a chilly reception from Luther, who thinks the daffy worker deserved a second chance.
    • My Cup Runneth Over
      My Cup Runneth Over
      Season 6 - Episode 16
      2/8/94
      7.7
      Hayden begins wearing a special device to increase his sperm count. As a Valentine's gift he goes on Christine's TV show, where his special device leaks on camera.
    • Fantasy Camp
      Fantasy Camp
      Season 8 - Episode 22
      4/2/96
      7.7
      Hayden kicks himself for agreeing to coach at a football fantasy camp. Luther and Dauber can't wait to have their team go up against his in the final game.
    • Burden of the Burleighs
      Burden of the Burleighs
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      2/16/93
      7.6
      Hayden and Christine are driven crazy when Howard and Shirley decide to become their best friends.
    • Father of the Year
      Father of the Year
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      9/28/92
      7.6
      Hayden hires Kelly's roommate to act as his daughter when Kelly refuses to attend his Father of the Year banquet.
    • The Babywreckers
      The Babywreckers
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      1/4/94
      7.5
      Hayden is rattled when he and Christine agree to watch an infant for the weekend.
    • Why So Happy, Hayden?
      Why So Happy, Hayden?
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      5/11/93
      7.5
      Hayden attempts to recruit Tyler Roberts, the country's top high-school football prospect.
    • The Investment
      The Investment
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      1/9/90
      7.5
      Hayden convinces Luther to invest in the Touchdown Club. On opening night, Luther is forced to call Hayden after a robbery. This threatens both their partnership and their friendship.
    • Bring Me the Head of Stuart Rosebrock (1)
      12/5/89
      7.5
      Hayden unwittingly splits Kelly and Stuart when he reluctantly accepts a dinner invitation and enjoys the floor show supplied by the bickering couple.
    • Luther Get Your Gun
      Luther Get Your Gun
      Season 8 - Episode 23
      4/30/96
      7.5
      Luther gets a shot at impressing Doris' high-class friends when he claims to be an expert hunter.
    • A Jerk at the Opera
      A Jerk at the Opera
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      4/17/90
      7.5
      When Hayden refuses to accompany Christine to the opera, she asks her old flame. A predictably jealous Hayden follows them in disguise.
    • Pros & Cons
      Pros & Cons
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      9/12/94
      7.5
      Hayden investigates an NFL opportunity.
    • Professor Doolittle
      Professor Doolittle
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      3/13/90
      7.5
      Hayden enrolls his team in the academic class he's been required to teach, and sets out to make it "the easiest history class in history."
    • Kelly Girl
      Kelly Girl
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      4/4/90
      7.5
      Hayden is pleased when Kelly volunteers to fill in for his vacationing secretary.
    • Parents' Weekend
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      4/19/89
      7.4
      Christine is seized by an uncontrollable urge to get a look at Hayden's ex-wife, who's come up for Parents' Weekend.
    • Working Girl
      Working Girl
      Season 7 - Episode 10
      11/27/94
      7.4
      Carter Brooks lays out a plan to have Christine fired.
    • If A Coach Falls in the Woods (2)
      If A Coach Falls in the Woods (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      12/12/89
      7.4
      Hayden runs away to protest Kelly's wedding to Stuart.
    • A Man and A Woman (and Two Theater Majors)
      1/2/90
      7.4
      Bickering Kelly and Stuart invade Christine and Hayden's intimate weekend.
    • Kelly and the Professor
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      2/28/89
      7.3
      Kelly tells Hayden she had a date with a faculty member, and he wants to know who.
    • Coach - The One-Hour Special (2)
      Coach - The One-Hour Special (2)
      Season 6 - Episode 27
      5/24/94
      7.2
      Mary Hart interviews Coach Fox.
    • Sleepless in Orlando
      Sleepless in Orlando
      Season 9 - Episode 1
      9/28/96
      7.2
      When Christine and baby Timothy both become ill, an exhausted Hayden has too much to do while preparing for an important game.
    • I'm In The Mood For Luther
      I'm In The Mood For Luther
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      12/26/89
      7.1
      Christine fixes Luther up with a friend.
    • Dateline-Bangkok
      Dateline-Bangkok
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      4/24/92
      7.1
      Kelly falls for a correspondent stationed in Bangkok; Luther is upset because he thinks he's shrinking.
    • Close Encounters of the Worst Kind
      Close Encounters of the Worst Kind
      Season 7 - Episode 15
      1/16/95
      6.9
      Hayden and Christine agree to work out their marital problems via an anonymous encounter weekend for couples, but the entire process breaks down for Hayden once Howard and Shirley Burleigh join the group.
    • Head Like a Wheel
      Head Like a Wheel
      Season 6 - Episode 25
      5/17/94
      6.9
      On his 49th birthday, Hayden wants to drive a race car.
    • Carnival Knowledge
      Carnival Knowledge
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      2/20/90
      6.8
      Coach Watkins gets revenge on Hayden when he mans a booth at the college carnival.
    • Her Boyfriend's Back
      Her Boyfriend's Back
      Season 8 - Episode 15
      1/26/96
      6.8
      The father (Noah Nelson) of the unborn baby whom Hayden and Christine plan to adopt comes back into Julie's life.
    • Hoot, Hoot Hike
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      5/31/89
      6.6
      The poetry of football is turned into ballet by Kelly's dance instructor, who envisions a pas de deux with technical advisor Hayden.
    • Out of Control
      Out of Control
      Season 7 - Episode 11
      11/28/94
      6.6
      An opposing player is badly hurt after Hayden encourages rough play.
    • Be A Good Sport
      Be A Good Sport
      Season 7 - Episode 9
      11/19/94
      6.4
      Cuts in the non-football athletic budget force Hayden into a televised debate.
    • Buzzy Money
      Buzzy Money
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      1/26/93
      6.3
      Hayden is thrilled when Kelly receives a large check from her ex-husband, until he learns her plans for the money.
    • Did Someone Call Me Snorer?
      Did Someone Call Me Snorer?
      Season 7 - Episode 14
      1/9/95
      6.3
      Hayden refuses to go quietly when Christine insists that he head off his snoring problem with a trip to a sleep therapy clinic.
    • The Tight End
      The Tight End
      Season 8 - Episode 13
      12/19/95
      6.3
      While Hayden's priority is the Breakers' first game of the season, Doris is concerned with re-signing a handsome washout (Charles Wahlheim) so he can model a line of swimwear endorsed by the team -- and with television commentators focusing on the team's new sex symbol during a game.
    • The Body Gardener
      The Body Gardener
      Season 9 - Episode 12
      2/5/97
      4.5
      When Hayden's former gardener Kenny is fired by the Breakers, the guilt-ridden coach writes him a glowing job recommendation. But Hayden comes to regret that generosity when his words earn Kenny a job as his personal bodyguard.
    • Turtle World
      Turtle World
      Season 8 - Episode 8
      11/14/95
      4.2
      Hayden regrets sponsoring Luther's harebrained investment in Turtle World when he learns that the animals featured in the attraction are dying in captivity.
    • Leaving Orlando (Part 2)
      Leaving Orlando (Part 2)
      Season 9 - Episode 22
      0.0
      After reflecting on the highs and lows of his coaching career with his friends and longtime colleagues, Luther and Dauber, Hayden returns to Christine and Tim with a life-changing decision in an emotional series finale.
    • Coach: The One-Hour Special: Part 1
      0.0
      In the first part of a two-hour special, Mary Hart of television's "Entertainment Tonight" interviews Hayden about his fondest memories as head coach for the Minnesota State Screaming Eagles.
    • Coach for a Day: Part 2
      Coach for a Day: Part 2
      Season 6 - Episode 15
      0.0
      After leaving Minnesota State for a dream job as Aberdeen College's head coach, Luther isn't exactly enjoying his new post. But admitting the truth to his friends is downright embarrassing.
    • Is It Hot in Here, or Is It Me? (Part 1)
      Before the start of the new football season, Hayden embarrasses himself and the organization by accidentally offending the city of Orlando. Now, to make up for his big mistake, he must guide the Breakers to victory on opening day.
    • Oh, a Pro Job (Part 1)
      Oh, a Pro Job (Part 1)
      Season 7 - Episode 25
      0.0
      In pursuit of some much-needed R&R, Hayden and Christine embark on a Caribbean cruise. But Hayden's attempts to get away from football proves unsuccessful when he's propositioned by an eccentric socialite with an offer he can't ignore.
    • Kelly's New Guy (Part 2)
      Kelly's New Guy (Part 2)
      Season 7 - Episode 22
      0.0
      Undaunted by the reaction she got from her father when it was revealed that he and the guy she was dating were the same age, Kelly ups the ante by becoming romantically involved with one of Hayden's closest friends.
    • The Commercial (Part 2)
      The Commercial (Part 2)
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      0.0
      After being benched for his inadequate acting skills, Hayden is forced to watch Christine play the love interest opposite another man in the coffee commercial they were supposed to be starring in together.