Eight is Enough - Season 4

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ABC (ended 1981)

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Episode Guide

  • (Finally) Grad Night
    4/30/80
    8.8
    Tom and Abby reluctantly agree to let Tommy and a few friends use the Bradford house for a post-graduation party.
  • A Little Triangle
    A Little Triangle
    Episode 26
    4/9/80
    8.5
    Nancy adores the young daughter of the man she's dating, but can't seem to fall in love with the father.
  • Roll Over Bradford
    Roll Over Bradford
    Episode 25
    4/2/80
    7.5
    Tom gets upset when Tommy refuses to send in college applications, claiming that he wants to pursue a career in music. Meanwhile, Auntie V arrives in town with her new fiancé in tow.
  • A Matter of Mentors
    A Matter of Mentors
    Episode 24
    3/26/80
    8.8
    When Joanie gets an important assignment at work, Jeffrey believes that her boss will be expecting a big favor in return. Tommy takes over the budgeting for the family's funds.
  • Official Positions
    Official Positions
    Episode 23
    3/19/80
    8.6
    Merle gets the girls involved with a charity basketball team. Tom gets jealous when a publisher decides to publish Abby's thesis instead of Tom's.
  • Memories
    Memories
    Episode 22
    3/5/80
    7.7
    A prisoner of war shows up in Sacramento, bringing with him memories of Abby's late husband. Nicholas presents his first steady girlfriend with a bracelet, and she seems more interested in the gift than in him.
  • Bradford vs. Bradford
    2/27/80
    8.5
    Tensions abound in the Bradford house when David becomes jealous of Janet's long work hours with a male colleague. Meanwhile, Ernie misinterprets Elizabeth's friendly gestures.
  • The Return of Joe Simons
    2/13/80
    7.7
    Tom has to deal with an overly attentive secretary at work. The con man Joe Simons shows up, claiming that he's found a gold mine up in the Yukon. Joanie offers to produce a TV commercial for David's construction company.
  • Seven More Days in February
    2/6/80
    8.9
    It's winter break once again, and the girls come home with some rather strange fellows, driving Tom and Abby crazy. Meanwhile, Tom hooks Tommy up with his boss's niece.
  • The Commitment
    The Commitment
    Episode 18
    1/30/80
    9.0
    Tommy has a discussion with Jill about commitment and learns that her views on the subject are greatly different than his own. Meanwhile, Nicholas acts as a go-between for Marvin and the girl he's interested in, only to wind up with the girl more interested in him than his friend.
  • Semi-Centennial Bradford
    1/23/80
    8.1
    It's Tom's 50th birthday, and he's starting to feel the pressure of his age, especially when the Register tries to replace him with a younger columnist.
  • The Courage to Be
    The Courage to Be
    Episode 16
    1/16/80
    8.7
    With so much going on in everyone's lives, the household chores are getting ignored. As a result, Abby and the kids pool their resources in order to hire a maid. Meanwhile, Tommy tries to help his friend Ernie overcome his alcoholism.
  • My Son, The Prom Queen
    1/9/80
    6.6
    When an all-girl band gets selected to play at the prom, Tommy decides to lodge a protest by running for prom queen.
  • Mary, He's Married
    Mary, He's Married
    Episode 14
    12/12/79
    8.5
    Mary falls for a resident at the hospital who just happens to be married. Nicholas sells a wrinkle remover cream product door to door in order to earn money. Joanie tries to earn more responsibility at her job.
  • Brotherhood, Sisterhood
    12/5/79
    8.6
    Tom convinces David to hire Tommy on the construction site, but just because your brother is the foreman doesn't make the job easy! Tommy has to prove himself in front of the other workers. Meanwhile, Elizabeth tries to meet some college guys and seeks advice from her sisters.
  • Arrivals
    Arrivals
    Episode 12
    11/28/79
    7.0
    Susan is overcome with depression, and Tom and Abby discover that she is pregnant with Merle's baby.
  • Separate Ways
    Separate Ways
    Episode 11
    11/21/79
    8.4
    When the furnace goes out in the Bradford home, Elizabeth and Mary attempt to repair it. Meanwhile, Susan and Merle get into an argument when Merle gets asked to play ball in Puerto Rico, but Susan doesn't want to leave school to go with him.
  • Letter to One Bradford
    11/14/79
    9.0
    Nicholas breaks a chain letter, and suddenly bad luck starts to happen to his family members.
  • Fathers and Other Strangers (2)
    11/7/79
    7.2
    While in Hawaii, Tom learns that Vivian and Abby are trying to get him to meet with his father after almost 40 years apart.
  • Fathers and Other Strangers (1)
    11/7/79
    7.2
    Tom confronts Tommy about neglecting his schoolwork in favor of working with his band. Aunt Vivian arrives and offers to take the whole family for a Hawaiian vacation.
  • Big Shoes, Little Feet
    10/31/79
    8.7
    Tom tries to find a partner for a father/son golf tournament, but all of his sons - including his new son-in-law, Merle - seem to be busy. Meanwhile, Nicholas tries to deal with living in the shadows of his older brothers.
  • The Devil and Mr. Bradford
    10/24/79
    7.4
    When Joanie gets a job in the research department of a local TV station, she inadvertently stumbles upon a scandal in the Bradford house. It seems that a porno theater in town is owned by a public corporation, of which Tom is a stockholder! Meanwhile, another scandal is in the making when Mary discovers a pregnancy test hidden in the house and tries to discover the owner.moreless
  • The Night They Raided Bradfords
    10/3/79
    6.9
    Merle's sister Linda Mae comes for a visit from the countryside and is shocked by the Bradford's hectic lifestyle.
  • Ten Ships in the Night
    9/26/79
    8.2
    Chaos ensues when everyone in the Bradford household has around-the-clock functions. Abby decides to attend school full-time, leaving no one home when Nicholas returns from school, and Nancy decides to pursue a more serious career.
  • I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
    9/19/79
    6.6
    It's a double wedding when Susan and Merle's wedding gets moved to the same day as David and Janet's!
  • The Cupid Crisis
    The Cupid Crisis
    Episode 2
    9/12/79
    6.1
    David returns with the intention of dating Janet again, despite her current relationship status. Merle decides to propose to Susan.
  • Merle the Pearl
    Merle the Pearl
    Episode 1
    9/5/79
    7.0
    Nicholas and Susan meet a local minor league baseball player, Merle the Pearl, and Nicholas tries to impress his girlfriend by introducing her to this local celebrity. Meanwhile, Tom gets frustrated by the gas shortage and agrees to buy a new, more fuel-efficient car.
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