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Episode Guide

    • The Moustache Show
      The Moustache Show
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      10/2/90
      9.1
      Ava's high-school flame visits; Will shaves off half of Wood's moustache.
    • Fast Women
      Fast Women
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      10/29/90
      9.1
      Ava asks Wood to talk with both their son, Taylor, and her father about their choice in dates.
    • Gambler Anonymous
      Gambler Anonymous
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      3/4/91
      9.1
      Wood tries to keep secret the presence of his guest: old acquaintance country-music singer Kenny Rogers.
    • A Day in the Life of Wood Newton
      A Day in the Life of Wood Newton
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/21/90
      9.0
      On his birthday/wedding anniversary, an innocent Wood is photographed with a stripper; and Prosecuting Attorney candidate Ava discovers she's pregnant despite Wood's vasectomy.
    • Sadie Hawkins Dance
      Sadie Hawkins Dance
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/16/90
      9.0
      During Sadie Hawkins week, the football team begins a seven-day series of pranks on Coach Newton.
    • Three Naked Men (Part 2)
      Three Naked Men (Part 2)
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      9/23/91
      9.0
      The women begin to feel guilty about having abandoned the men naked in the woods. (Part 2 of 2)
    • Three Naked Men (Part 1)
      Three Naked Men (Part 1)
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      9/16/91
      9.0
      War breaks out between the women and the men on a segregated camping expedition after Wood scares the girls with his bear costume and gets whacked with a shovel—and culminates with the women abandoning the men during their ritual skinny-dipping. (Part 1 of 2)
    • Hooray for Wood
      Hooray for Wood
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      12/10/90
      8.9
      Wood gets a bit part when a movie company and its temperamental star arrive to shoot a Civil War mini-series.
    • Mr. Mom
      Mr. Mom
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      11/26/90
      8.9
      With Ava's prosecutorial work taking her away from her household duties, a miserable Wood has to take up the slack.
    • Chip Off the Old Brick
      Chip Off the Old Brick
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      2/4/91
      8.9
      Herman's big, blustery father comes to visit, but talks football with Wood and chases after Frieda more than he sees his son.
    • All for Charity
      All for Charity
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      11/9/90
      8.8
      Hoping to win Wood's favour, Herman, at a fundraiser, bids for and wins a weekend with Wood and his family.
    • The Hole Story
      The Hole Story
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      10/26/92
      8.7
      An amazing turn of events happens when a hole in a bedroom wall resembles Abraham Lincoln.
    • Ava Takes a Shower (1)
      Ava Takes a Shower (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      2/1/93
      8.7
      Ava hosts Fontana's baby shower, and wants Herman, who has joined Reba McEntire's security team, to get her to entertain.
    • Sex Education
      Sex Education
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      3/24/91
      8.6
      An in-over-his-head Herman substitute teaches a class in sex education, and calls in "expert" Wood.
    • First Heroes
      First Heroes
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/21/92
      8.6
      Taylor returns, clearly transformed by his three months in Amsterdam. Wood's late father's store is slated to be demolished.
    • The Thanksgiving Show
      The Thanksgiving Show
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      11/25/91
      8.6
      Wood's ex-con cousin shows up for Thanksgiving.
    • The Baby Show
      The Baby Show
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      5/6/91
      8.6
      Ava rides in the back of Ponder's catering truck on a chaotic ride to the hospital.
    • Something to Hold Onto
      Something to Hold Onto
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      11/19/90
      8.5
      Wood and the rest of town tutor the football players in algebra so they won't fail their classes and be barred from a big game.
    • You Scratch My Back, I'll Arrest You
      10/5/92
      8.5
      Ava sends Wood to investigate when Harlan rents property to a massage parlor.
    • There Once Was A Boy Named Wood
      There Once Was A Boy Named Wood
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      9/28/90
      8.5
      Frieda babysits, and fills in for Evan on poker night when he has a date with Miss Beausoleil.
    • The Graduation
      The Graduation
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      5/17/93
      8.5
      Herman books John Denver for Taylor's graduation but ends up getting actor Bob Denver instead.
    • Far from the Madden Crowd
      Far from the Madden Crowd
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      4/29/91
      8.5
      Ava goes into labor the night of the Booster Club Sports banquest, to which Wood has invited his football archrival Terry Bradshaw.
    • I Left My Ring in Evening Shade
      I Left My Ring in Evening Shade
      Season 4 - Episode 26
      5/23/94
      8.4
      Nub becomes a chimney sweep. Meanwhile, Frieda's ex-husband returns with an unusual proposal: he wants to get married again, and wants Frieda to return his grandmother's ring so he can give it to his new spouse.
    • I Do, I Don't
      I Do, I Don't
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      11/18/91
      8.4
      Taylor and Aimee decide to marry.
    • Harlan Deals A Meal
      Harlan Deals A Meal
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      11/9/92
      8.4
      Harlan fibs about his weight loss to Richard Simmons, then persuades Herman to impersonate him.
    • Wood's Thirtieth Reunion
      Wood's Thirtieth Reunion
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      1/21/91
      8.3
      At his 30-year high school reunion, Wood hooks up with two old pals and one old flame.
    • One Down, Three to Go
      One Down, Three to Go
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      9/27/93
      8.3
      Ava has a hard time adjusting when Taylor moves out into his own apartment.
    • Four Naked Women
      Four Naked Women
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      9/20/93
      8.3
      After the women play a joke on them, the guys get even by locking them out of Fontana's house—while they're clad in Fontana's stripper costumes.
    • The Trials of Wood Newton
      The Trials of Wood Newton
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      2/11/91
      8.3
      Wood must testify against Evan, who's being defended by his daughter Ava.
    • I'm With Stupid
      I'm With Stupid
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      9/30/91
      8.2
      Molly caves in under pressure from her boyfriend and agrees to take part in a beauty contest.
    • The Resurrection of Wood Newton
      The Resurrection of Wood Newton
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/16/92
      8.2
      Ava is voted "Arkansas Prosecuting Attorney of the Year."
    • Paint the Town Nude
      Paint the Town Nude
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      1/17/94
      8.2
      The town gets an eyeful when Merleen takes up painting nudes—using Harland and Wood as her first subjects.
    • The Diary of Molly Newton
      The Diary of Molly Newton
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      9/28/92
      8.2
      Wood is having trouble dealing with Molly's growing womanhood— even before he discovers her erotic diary, and overreacts to her first "date". Meanwhile, Harlan's visiting inlaws are putting a damper on his sex life.
    • Goin' To the Chapel (Part 2)
      Goin' To the Chapel (Part 2)
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      2/24/92
      8.2
      Fontana calls off the wedding. (Part 2 of 3)
    • Ava Takes a Shower (2)
      Ava Takes a Shower (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      2/8/93
      8.2
      Rebuffed by Reba McEntire, Ava still persists in planning the baby shower all by herself.
    • Goin' to the Chapel (Part 3)
      Goin' to the Chapel (Part 3)
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      3/2/92
      8.1
      Fontana decides to proceed with the wedding; Merleen meets her daughter. (Part 3 of 3)
    • She What?!
      She What?!
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      3/1/93
      8.1
      Taylor's girlfriend tries to elope with his friend, the school hunk.
    • The Odder Couple
      The Odder Couple
      Season 4 - Episode 25
      5/16/94
      8.1
      To avoid becoming infected with chicken pox, Wood moves in with Taylor.
    • I'll Be Home For Christmas
      I'll Be Home For Christmas
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      12/21/92
      8.1
      Wood and Herman are stranded when their car breaks down on the way home from buying Will an elusive gift available only out of town.
    • Wood and Evan's Excellent Adventure
      11/8/93
      8.1
      With Nub out sick, Wood and Evan take over his newspaper route as the ladies run his other errands.
    • Vote Early and Vote Often
      Vote Early and Vote Often
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      1/28/91
      8.1
      Wood and Ava recall how friends rallied to help her get elected Prosecuting Attorney over her opponent Jim Guy Puckett.
    • Goin' To the Chapel (Part 1)
      Goin' To the Chapel (Part 1)
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      2/3/92
      8.1
      Wood must express the family's concern over Evan's wedding. (Part 1 of 3)
    • I Did, I Did
      I Did, I Did
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      3/7/94
      8.1
      On their anniversary, Ava and Wood plan to reaffirm their vows—a plan that includes bachelor and bachelorette parties.
    • Herman In Charge
      Herman In Charge
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      1/13/92
      8.1
      Wood and Ava leave Herman alone with the kids.
    • They Can't Take That Away From Me
      They Can't Take That Away From Me
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      2/15/93
      8.1
      Ava invites sixties civil rights leader Aurelia Danforth to a Martin Luther King commemoration, then discovers that the guest has a past involving Ponder.
    • Where There's Smoke
      Where There's Smoke
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      11/22/93
      8.1
      Frieda returns from her health farm jaunt determined to stop smoking, with Herman's help.
    • Miss Emily's Wild Ride
      Miss Emily's Wild Ride
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      10/14/91
      8.0
      Evan's babysitting Emily. However when he leaves the baby alone, she ends up riding in Nub's wagon.
    • Small Town Girl
      Small Town Girl
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      11/15/93
      8.0
      A Hollywood movie star takes a liking to Evening Shade—and decides to buy the whole town and turn it into a tourist attraction.
    • Taylor Buys A Car
      Taylor Buys A Car
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      4/6/92
      8.0
      Taylor wants to sell Wood's memorabilia to buy a car.
    • Nothing to Fear But Harvey Lujack
      Nothing to Fear But Harvey Lujack
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      2/21/91
      8.0
      A convict who'd threatened prosecutor Ava when she had him put away escapes and heads toward town.
    • What A Night
      What A Night
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/12/92
      8.0
      Dumped by his girlfriend, Taylor quits the football team.
    • Sleepless in Arkansas
      Sleepless in Arkansas
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      12/13/93
      8.0
      Ava and Wood accompany a nervous Herman to a singles bar.
    • Herman and Margaret Sitting in a Tree
      4/8/91
      7.9
      Herman's relationship with Margaret hits a snag when she refuses to be seen with Herman on a formal "date".
    • Educating Calvin
      Educating Calvin
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      1/10/94
      7.9
      When Wood's delinquent cousin Calvin returns to Evening Shade, he decides to stay at the Newtons' until he earns his high school diploma.
    • Father-Child Campout
      Father-Child Campout
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      10/19/92
      7.9
      Wood convinces Will to go on a father/son camping trip.
    • Whatever Happened to Clutch Newton?
      10/5/90
      7.9
      On seeing an old game film, Wood discovers his most celebrated high school touchdown catch was actually out of bounds.
    • The Wood Who Stole Christmas
      The Wood Who Stole Christmas
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      12/17/90
      7.9
      Tired of his kids' materialism, Wood gives their presents to a needy family.
    • Mama Knows Best
      Mama Knows Best
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      5/9/94
      7.9
      Mutual attraction develops between Ava's college pal and Taylor.
    • The Perfect Woman
      The Perfect Woman
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      1/31/94
      7.9
    • No Pain, No Gain
      No Pain, No Gain
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      5/18/92
      7.9
    • Another Baby Show
      Another Baby Show
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      3/15/93
      7.9
      Fontana goes into labor and Evan is no where to be found.
    • Saint Bobby
      Saint Bobby
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      5/10/93
      7.9
      Wood thinks a college football coach is interested in Taylor.
    • Private School
      Private School
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      1/18/93
      7.9
      The Oakwood Academy, an exclusive private school Molly wants to attend, scrutinizes Wood and Ava, who discover they must pass an exam before Molly can be admitted. Meanwhile, Nub goes on a date with Amanda.
    • Play Herman For Me
      Play Herman For Me
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      3/9/92
      7.9
      When an auto mechanic writes Herman a series of romantic letters, his relationship with Margaret is threatened.
    • The Perfect Birthday Party, Sort Of
      5/18/92
      7.8
      Wood and Ava have trouble planning Will's birthday party. Meanwhile, Evan and Fontana have their first fight.
    • Tying the Knot
      Tying the Knot
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/7/91
      7.8
      Wood accompanies Will to the hospital when the boy needs a tonsillectomy—and decides that while he's there he might as well have a vasectomy.
    • The Fabulous Frazier Girls
      The Fabulous Frazier Girls
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      2/28/94
      7.8
      Merleen's sisters ask her to join their singing act.
    • The Road Trip
      The Road Trip
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      10/21/91
      7.8
      Wood and the gang borrow an RV to take a trip. Unfortunately, it doesn't take long to drive each other crazy.
    • One Hot Game
      One Hot Game
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      10/4/93
      7.8
      Wood and Frieda get locked inside a sauna while everyone else in Evening Shade sweats out the football team's first game of the season.
    • Where's My Watch?
      Where's My Watch?
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      11/11/91
      7.8
      Harlan retires, leading to a fight with Merleen and a new position as the Newtons' housekeeper.
    • Teaching Is A Good Thing
      Teaching Is A Good Thing
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      5/3/93
      7.8
      Herman is ashamed to tell his mentor that he has lost his teaching job.
    • The Really Odd Couple
      The Really Odd Couple
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      12/7/92
      7.8
      Herman moves in with Frieda when his building goes condominium.
    • Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wood?
      Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wood?
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      3/28/94
      7.7
      Wood fields an offer from an old football chum who wants him as the new quarterback coach for the Atlanta Falcons.
    • The Getaway
      The Getaway
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      1/6/92
      7.7
      An unwanted visitor ruins the Newtons' weekend alone.
    • The Proof is in the Pudding
      The Proof is in the Pudding
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      12/20/93
      7.7
      Ava is upset when she is forced to imprison her own father for refusing to divulge a journalistic source.
    • Cousin Readith
      Cousin Readith
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      5/11/92
      7.7
      Wood learns his bully cousin plans to visit.
    • Wood and Ava and Gil and Madeline
      Wood and Ava and Gil and Madeline
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      1/7/91
      7.7
      Wood and Ava are asked to dinner by a married couple—who turn out to be swingers into spouse-swapping.
    • Hasta la vista, Baby
      Hasta la vista, Baby
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      5/4/92
      7.6
      Herman takes humiliating work after losing his teaching job due to budget cuts.
    • Wood Climbs to New Heights
      Wood Climbs to New Heights
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      4/11/94
      7.6
      A suitor professes his love for Molly on the town's water tower.
    • The People's Choice
      The People's Choice
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      1/3/94
      7.6
      Disaster is on the ballot when Harlan and Irna both run for mayor.
    • Chain of Fools
      Chain of Fools
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      11/29/93
      7.6
      A new restaurant threatens Ponder's business, so the gang agrees to participate in a serious of bizarre commercials.
    • Callous Hearts of Rage
      Callous Hearts of Rage
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      3/23/92
      7.5
      Taylor's new play upsets his friends and family because they are the subjects.
    • Busted
      Busted
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      12/9/91
      7.5
      Ava has to stop Fontana's topless act.
    • Frieda and the Preacher
      Frieda and the Preacher
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      1/4/93
      7.5
      Frieda falls for a man at the ice cream parlor, only to discover that he is the new preacher.
    • Rear Window
      Rear Window
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      12/16/91
      7.5
      Wood gets stuck in the bathroom window.
    • Bring Me the Head of Carl the Mule
      Bring Me the Head of Carl the Mule
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      12/14/92
      7.5
      Wood decides to retire when the team's mascot thwarts a winning touchdown by biting the quarterback in the "end zone" and is soon replaced by Herman.
    • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Wood
      It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Wood
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      2/7/94
      7.5
      Wood must humiliate himself in order to inherit $1 million.
    • Mr. Newton Goes to Hot Springs
      Mr. Newton Goes to Hot Springs
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      3/14/94
      7.5
      The town is bankrupt and it's up to Mayor Wood to fix the problem. So he starts by attending a mayors conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
    • Into the Woods
      Into the Woods
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      2/18/91
      7.5
      On Wood's annual deer-hunting trip, a local legend deer drops dead in front of his cabin—outside official hunting grounds.
    • I am Wood, Hear Me Roar
      I am Wood, Hear Me Roar
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      4/1/91
      7.3
      Two female students attempt to join the football team.
    • Night of the Living Newtons
      Night of the Living Newtons
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      10/25/93
      7.3
      Wood tries to calm Emily's fear of scary costumes by letting her pick out his Halloween attire.
    • Witness for the Prosecution
      Witness for the Prosecution
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      10/11/93
      7.1
      Ava and Harlan go head to head in court when he is a witness for an insurance company.
    • Cousins Behind Bars
      Cousins Behind Bars
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      3/22/93
      7.1
    • Mommy Goes AWOL
      Mommy Goes AWOL
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      4/12/93
      7.0
      Fontana cannot take it anymore when only Evan can quiet baby Scout.
    • The NFL on CBS
      The NFL on CBS
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      11/23/92
      7.0
      Wood forgets his anniversary when he gets a chance to be on The NFL Today.
    • Kiss of the Ice Cream Woman
      Kiss of the Ice Cream Woman
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      10/18/93
      6.7
      Herman has some bad news for the returning Margaret, who has some for him in return.
    • The Dance
      The Dance
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      11/1/93
      6.7
      Wood is more than a wee bit upset when he has to deal with Molly dating boys. Meanwhile, Herman discovers that he's Scottish.
    • The Au Pair Affair
      The Au Pair Affair
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      1/27/92
      6.2
      Ava feels displaced by the Newstons' talented au pair girl.