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Episode Guide

    • Changes
      Changes
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      3/3/84
      9.1
      Ricky thinks that a fellow baseball player likes him when in all actuality it's Edward that she wants.
    • Takin' a Chance on Love
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      10/23/82
      9.0
      Ricky gets his first taste of puppy love when a new girl named Sally Frumbel transfers to his school.
    • Survival of the Fittest
      Survival of the Fittest
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      9/23/84
      9.0
      Rick starts his first day in high school.
    • Second Best
      Second Best
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      5/11/86
      9.0
      Rick feels inferior to his girlfriend.
    • The House Guest
      The House Guest
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      2/9/87
      8.9
      Brad proves to be a poor house guest.
    • Grandfather Stratton
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      10/9/82
      8.9
      Ricky wants to meet his grandfather.
    • Passports to Pleasure
      Passports to Pleasure
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      10/15/83
      8.8
      Derek and Ricky pick up cheerleaders while in Chicago for a Badger Patrol convention.
    • Three's a Crowd
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      2/19/83
      8.8
      Ricky feels left out when Kate joins them on a ski trip.
    • The Secret Life of Ricky Stratton
      The Secret Life of Ricky Stratton
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      3/24/85
      8.8
      A blind date with a computer pen pal panics Rick after they exchange photos.
    • The Triangle
      The Triangle
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      11/17/86
      8.8
      Rick takes advantage of Brad's grounding to ask his girlfriend on a date.
    • 1/8/83
      8.8
      After Derek saves his life Ricky is forced to pose as his date at a co-ed party.
    • Driver Ed
      Driver Ed
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      11/26/83
      8.8
      While Edward and Kate are away Grandfather tries to teach Ricky to drive.
    • Rick the Greek
      Rick the Greek
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      1/7/84
      8.7
      Ricky gets in over his head when he, Derek and Freddy bet on football games.
    • Beauties and the Beasts
      Beauties and the Beasts
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      12/9/84
      8.7
      In an effort to save the freshman newspaper, Rick, Alfonso and Freddy create a freshman beauty pageant, hoping everyone will "read all about it."
    • A Little Magic
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      12/4/82
      8.6
      Convinced that Kate is in love with him, Ricky decides to set her up with Edward.
    • The Toy Wonder
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      1/22/83
      8.6
      Ricky pretends to like an obnoxious girl so Edward can hire her as a toy consultant.
    • The Beach House
      The Beach House
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      10/13/86
      8.6
      While already having a girlfriend at home, Rick encounters another beautiful girl on vacation.
    • Rick at 16
      Rick at 16
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      5/4/86
      8.6
      Rick wants to invite Nicole Desmond to be his date at his 16th birthday party but Brad accidentally gives the invitation to Julie Warren. When Nicole gets herself invited anyway Rick has to balance his time between two dates without letting either girl find out about the other.
    • Father Nature
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      11/27/82
      8.6
      Ricky convinces Edward to take him camping so he can earn his badger paws.
    • I Want to Be Alone
      I Want to Be Alone
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      1/28/84
      8.6
      Dexter gets dragged to the country for a camping trip by the family.
    • Best Friends
      Best Friends
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/16/84
      8.6
      Ricky meets Alfonso, Dexter's nephew.
    • A Magnificent Obsession
      A Magnificent Obsession
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      11/24/85
      8.5
      Rick's girlfriend falls for another guy, and he tries to win her back.
    • Let It Snow, Let It Snow
      Let It Snow, Let It Snow
      Season 5 - Episode 24
      3/4/87
      8.5
      Edward and Kate attempt a ski getaway.
    • Happy Birthday
      Happy Birthday
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      12/10/83
      8.5
      The family celebrates Ricky's 13th birthday with an evening of arguments.
    • Rick and the Legend
      Rick and the Legend
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      2/17/85
      8.5
      Rick is ecstatic when a hip 16-year-old wants to hang around him, but Edward is suspect of his motives - especially when his gold pen suddenly disappears.
    • Judgment Day
      Judgment Day
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      12/1/85
      8.4
      Rick goes overboard in an effort to get a good grade in geometry.
    • Mrs. Stratton Builds Her Dreamhouse
      9/22/85
      8.4
      As new wife and mother, Kate begins making changes in the Stratton household that Edward supports and Rick resents.
    • Pilot
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/25/82
      8.4
      Edward Stratton III didn't even know that he had a son. Now his preteen son wishes to move in.
    • Attack of the Giant Frog People
      Attack of the Giant Frog People
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      10/22/83
      8.4
      Derek and JT put frogs in Freddy's sleeping bag during a slumber party. Ricky hurts Freddy by saying that he isn't his friend.
    • Mother's Day
      Mother's Day
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      2/25/87
      8.4
      Kate begins to feel inadequate as Rick's step-mother.
    • Rick Moves Out
      Rick Moves Out
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      10/20/86
      8.4
      When Rick thinks that he has no privacy, he moves into the guest house. But Rick's friends think they could use it for parties.
    • Mr. Cool
      Mr. Cool
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      2/4/84
      8.4
      Ricky turns punk rocker to try to impress a girl.
    • Junior Businessman
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      2/12/83
      8.3
      Edward gives Ricky an ice cream parlor to run for a week as a school assignment.
    • All the Principal's Men
      All the Principal's Men
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      3/10/85
      8.3
      Rick must choose between getting suspended or revealing his source when he exposes a cafeteria scandal on his school's cable news show.
    • Promises, Promises
      Promises, Promises
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      10/13/85
      8.2
      Rick's girlfriend has something in mind for their relationship that is a serious step for Rick.
    • Marry Me, Marry Me (2)
      Marry Me, Marry Me (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      2/10/85
      8.2
      Edward and Rick successfully persuade Kate to change her mind, bringing long-awaited wedding bells to the Stratton household, in the conclusion of a special two-part story.
    • Marry Me, Marry Me (1)
      Marry Me, Marry Me (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      2/3/85
      8.2
      Edward pops the question to Kate when she receives a job offer, in the first of a special two-part story.
    • Special Friend
      Special Friend
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      1/13/85
      8.1
      Rick finds out that he can't "save the world" when he gets involved with a peer-counseling program.
    • Race with Eagles
      Race with Eagles
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      11/17/85
      8.1
      In an effort to prove that he is athletic, Edward decides to participate in a race up to the top of the Empire State Building.
    • I Won't Dance
      I Won't Dance
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      11/4/84
      8.1
      Rick plays Cupid by introducing Grandfather Stratton to his history teacher.
    • Second Class Parent
      Second Class Parent
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      12/21/85
      8.1
      Rick wants to spend his Christmas break with his friends in Florida.
    • Popcorn
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      2/5/83
      8.1
      Ricky volunteers Edward to buy 1000 bags of popcorn to send the band to Washington.
    • Evelyn Returns
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      10/30/82
      8.1
      Ricky's mother Evelyn arrives to challenge Edward for custody.
    • Man to Man
      Man to Man
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      10/27/86
      8.1
      Rick beats Edward at tennis for the first time.
    • Baby Blues
      Baby Blues
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      2/17/87
      8.1
      Rick brings him and her together. But "him" doesn't know about "her"'s baby.
    • The Great Baseball Card Scheme
      The Great Baseball Card Scheme
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      10/27/85
      8.0
      Grandfather Stratton schemes with Rick to corner the baseball card market.
    • Stratton and Stratton
      Stratton and Stratton
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      1/12/86
      8.0
      Rick thinks his business ideas are better than Edward's ideas.
    • The Best Christmas Ever
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      12/18/82
      8.0
      Edward and Ricky play Santa to a family living in a cave on their property.
    • Rick's Learning Problem
      Rick's Learning Problem
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      11/10/86
      8.0
      Rick tutors his history classmate who's also a high school football star in hopes that the player passes the test in order to play in the next football game.
    • Blazing Hotel Rooms
      Blazing Hotel Rooms
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      3/31/84
      8.0
      Edward, Ricky and Dexter are trapped as their hotel catches on fire during a toy convention.
    • The World's Greatest Father
      The World's Greatest Father
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      1/21/84
      8.0
      JT's father is offended by how much time Edward is spending with his son.
    • Twas the Night Before Christmas
      Twas the Night Before Christmas
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      12/16/84
      8.0
      Edward's true Christmas spirit is tested when the Strattons welcome Freddy and his family after a tragedy leaves them homeless.
    • A Summer's Romance (2)
      A Summer's Romance (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      3/17/84
      7.7
      Edward is forced to choose between Kate and Veronica.
    • Thoroughly Modern Mildred
      Thoroughly Modern Mildred
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      2/26/87
      7.7
      Mildred returns, and this time she brings someone with her.
    • Uneasy Rider
      Uneasy Rider
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      1/14/84
      7.7
      Ricky manipulates Evelyn into buying him a motor bike after Edward said he couldn't have one.
    • The Hospital
      The Hospital
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      11/12/83
      7.7
      Edward is hospitalized when he has a gallstone attack.
    • A Summer's Romance (1)
      A Summer's Romance (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      3/10/84
      7.7
      Edward's former girlfriend decides she wants him back.
    • Educating Rick
      Educating Rick
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      3/2/87
      7.7
      Rick and Brad visit an all-male college. Then after staying in a dorm room, they sneak girls in the room and have a party.
    • A Dark and Stormy Night
      A Dark and Stormy Night
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      10/28/84
      7.7
      When the television goes out on a stormy Halloween night, Rick, Alfonso and Freddy use their imaginations to create their own late-night horror story.
    • Rick Sells His Sole
      Rick Sells His Sole
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      10/6/86
      7.7
      Rick takes a job at shoe store, only to become a victim of nepotism when he loses a promotion to his employer's nephew. Meanwhile, at home, the dishwasher in the kitchen malfunctions.
    • Who's the Boss?
      Who's the Boss?
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      9/15/86
      7.7
      Kate is promoted to President of Eddie Toys.
    • The 'X' Team
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      4/30/83
      7.6
      Kate catches Ricky, JT and Freddy watching an x-rated movie while Edward is sleeping.
    • A Fair to Remember
      A Fair to Remember
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/29/83
      7.5
      Ricky impresses his science teacher by doing a project with laser beams. Kate is promoted to Vice President of Eddie Toys.
    • Band on the Run
      Band on the Run
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      2/16/87
      7.5
      Rick, Brad, Alfonso and two others form a band getting ready for the Battle of the Bands. However, Brad and Alfonso fight over various changes proposed by Alfonso's girlfriend, Martika. Alfonso quits the band, and Rick tries to convince him to rejoin.
    • Boys Will Be Boys
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      10/2/82
      7.5
      Ricky's friend Derek moves into the neighborhood and convinces him that the only reason Edward doesn't punish him is because he doesn't love him.
    • Honor Thy Father
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      11/20/82
      7.5
      Ricky forces Edward to attend a banquet honoring Edward II.
    • St. Louis Blues
      St. Louis Blues
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      2/11/84
      7.5
      After his parents have an argument, Derek hides out at Ricky's. His mother arrives to take him to St. Louis. ** This is Jason Bateman's final appearance.
    • Rumors are Flying
      Rumors are Flying
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      2/2/87
      7.5
      Rick's girlfriend is grounded, and Rick likes the rumors regarding why.
    • Menudo Madness
      Menudo Madness
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      12/3/83
      7.5
      To impress a girl, Ricky promises to have the pop group Menudo play at his private party.
    • Head Over Heels
      Head Over Heels
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      9/15/85
      7.5
      Whitney Houston gets more than she expects during a visit to the Stratton household when Dexter decides to move to Los Angeles with the singing star.
    • Hi, Mom
      Hi, Mom
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      4/7/84
      7.5
      Kate's mom arrives for a surprise visit and discovers that Kate and Edward are involved.
    • Lulu's Back in Town
      Lulu's Back in Town
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      12/30/84
      7.5
      Pearl Bailey as Lulu Baker, Edward's former governess, returns to the Stratton household and becomes the foil in Rick and Alfonso's secret scheme.
    • Falling in Love Again
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      12/11/82
      7.5
      Kate goes on a grudge date to make Edward jealous. It works and the two admit their feelings for each other in the middle of Carnegie Hall.
    • Growing Pains (2)
      Growing Pains (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/7/84
      7.4
      Rick exhibits his independence by running away, but he soon begins to appreciate what he's left, in the conclusion of a special two-part story.
    • Lost and Found
      Lost and Found
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      9/22/86
      7.4
      Kate's grandmother gets lost in New York City.
    • Growing Pains (1)
      Growing Pains (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      9/30/84
      7.4
      Rick is outraged by being treated like a "child" when Edward becomes furious with him for breaking his curfew, in part one of a special two-part story.
    • What's Cookin'?
      What's Cookin'?
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      1/27/85
      7.4
      Lulu holds the key to solving a rift between Rick and his grandfather.
    • The Empire Strikes Out
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      2/26/83
      7.3
      Edward II tries to get Kate to move to California so Edward will marry someone to expand the family fortune.
    • Kate Lassos a Longhorn
      Kate Lassos a Longhorn
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      11/24/86
      7.2
      Rick agrees to care for a boa constrictor, which soon becomes an uninvited guest at Kate's business dinner.
    • Me & Mr. T
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/16/82
      7.2
      When Ricky is bullied at school, Edward hires a bodyguard to make sure the problem never happens again.
    • A Family Affair
      A Family Affair
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      3/16/86
      7.2
      As prom night approaches, Rick jilts a girl whose father is rumored to be associated with the mob.
    • The Lady Is a Tramp
      The Lady Is a Tramp
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      1/5/86
      7.2
      Rick inadvertently introduces Edward’s client to a bag lady.
    • Fallen Idol
      Fallen Idol
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      2/16/87
      7.2
      Rick's basketball idol is arrested for possession of narcotics.
    • Sounds of Silence
      Sounds of Silence
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      12/17/83
      7.0
      Ricky pretends to play in the school orchestra production of Peter and the Wolf. That way, Edward will not be disappointed that he is not musical.
    • The Barbarians
      The Barbarians
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      12/8/85
      7.0
      Rick and Edward discover that Grandfather belongs to an exclusive club.
    • One Strike and You're Out
      One Strike and You're Out
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      11/10/85
      7.0
      Rick leads his friends in a picket line against Grandfather Stratton for paying unfair wages to student employees.
    • The Trouble with Harry (a.k.a. The Trouble with Uncle Harry)
      Kate's Uncle Harry uses the Stratton family in a deceptive maneuver to impress an old Army buddy.
    • Mr. President
      Mr. President
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      11/19/83
      6.8
      Ricky daydreams that he is the President of the United States.
    • The Babysitters
      The Babysitters
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      4/7/85
      6.8
      While babysitting, Rick suspects that 6-year-old Beth is a victim of parental kidnapping.
    • Edward's Big Adventure
      Edward's Big Adventure
      Season 5 - Episode 23
      3/3/87
      6.8
      Edward loses his wallet while playing pool. But when he calls Rick for help, Rick believes it to be an April Fool's joke.
    • Movie Madness
      Movie Madness
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      2/16/86
      6.6
      Rick enters a filmmaking competition.
    • Hey, Mrs. Robinson
      Hey, Mrs. Robinson
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      11/3/86
      6.6
      Kate's old college friend takes an interest in Rick.
    • Spare the Rod
      Spare the Rod
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      3/24/84
      6.6
      Ricky discovers that a friend is being beaten by his father.
    • Author, Author
      Author, Author
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      2/23/87
      6.6
      Evelyn writes a novel, but Edward doesn't think it's fiction.
    • The Great Computer Caper
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      11/6/82
      6.5
      Ricky goes on the run after hacking into a top secret government file.
    • Daddy Rick
      Daddy Rick
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      1/19/86
      6.5
      Rick takes part in a marriage with a student, but is shocked when his "wife" gets pregnant.
    • The Live-In
      The Live-In
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      9/29/86
      6.5
      A new housekeeper from Sweden steals Rick's heart.
    • Mon Amour
      Mon Amour
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      2/27/87
      6.1
      Grandfather Stratton returns home from a trip to Paris--with a young fiancee.
    • Return of the Paisley Conspiracy
      Return of the Paisley Conspiracy
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      3/17/85
      6.1
      Rick surprises his dad for his 40th birthday with a reunion of his college singer partner, which prompts Edward to take the old act on the road again.
    • The Way We Weren't
      The Way We Weren't
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      3/2/86
      6.1
      Evelyn attempts to rewrite Edward's memories of how good they were together.
    • The Call of the Wild
      The Call of the Wild
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      11/25/84
      6.1
      Rick's mom shows up with an ex-pro football player as a boyfriend and a "new" outlook on life.
    • Get the Hook
      Get the Hook
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      1/26/87
      6.1
    • Twelve Angry Kids
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      1/15/83
      6.0
      Ox, the bully, (see Me and Mr. T) is in a wheelchair, and he takes Ricky to court for whiplash. Ricky insists that the jury be made up of twelve kids.
    • The Trouble with Grandfather
      The Trouble with Grandfather
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      1/6/85
      5.7
      Edward, Kate and Rick have their hands full when Grandfather Stratton trades his empire for a beautiful blonde and a powerful Porsche.
    • Rick Sings
      Rick Sings
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      2/23/86
      5.7
      Rick becomes the manager of his friend's band, "Splat." When Rick gets them on Rock Search, the lead singer has laryngitis. The band convinces Rick to step in for him and sing.
    • Three Musketeers
      Three Musketeers
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      12/15/85
      5.7
      Long-time House Speaker Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill praises Freddy for his voice for the homeless.
    • Poor Evelyn
      Poor Evelyn
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      10/6/85
      5.7
      Rick coerces Edward into offering his mom a job, after an embezzler takes all her money.
    • Hot Shot
      Hot Shot
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      3/3/85
      5.5
      Consumer advocate, David Horowitz helps Rick "fight back" against a crooked mail order camera company.
    • I'm Just Wild About Harry
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      11/13/82
      5.5
      Ricky and Derek find a lost orangutan in a cemetery, and Ricky wants to keep him.
    • Won't You Go Home, Bob Danish?
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      3/5/83
      5.5
      The man Kate once used to make Edward jealous (see Falling In Love Again) crashes his airplane in the Stratton's backyard to impress her.
    • Trouble with Words
      Trouble with Words
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      2/24/85
      5.1
      Alfonso is having trouble doing his school work, and Bruce Jenner might know why.
    • One for the Road (1)
      One for the Road (1)
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      2/2/86
      5.0
      Rick's new friend encourages him to try alcohol.
    • One for the Road (2)
      One for the Road (2)
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      2/9/86
      5.0
      Rick gets grounded, which effectively ends his experience with alcohol, but he soon learns that Greg is still drinking.
    • A Hunting We Will Go
      A Hunting We Will Go
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      2/18/84
      3.5
      Against his better judgment, Edward agrees to let Ricky go hunting with Grandfather.
    • Voyage of the Darned (1)
      Voyage of the Darned (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      11/11/84
      3.3
      Edward, Rick, Dexter, Alfonso and Kate are faced with one small detour on their way to the Caribbean when Kate pilots the plane through the Bermuda Triangle, in part one of a two-part story.
    • Voyage of the Darned (2)
      Voyage of the Darned (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/18/84
      3.3
      After their plane crashes on a deserted island, Rick, Alfonso, Dexter, Edward and Kate must battle Mother Nature to survive, in the conclusion of a two-part story.
    • Call of the Wild, The
      Call of the Wild, The
      Season 5 - Episode 25
      8/8/16
      0.0
    • Twas The Night Before Christmas
      Twas The Night Before Christmas
      Season 5 - Episode 26
      8/9/16
      0.0
    • Trouble With Grandfather
      Trouble With Grandfather
      Season 5 - Episode 27
      8/11/16
      0.0
    • Best Christmas Ever, The
      Best Christmas Ever, The
      Season 5 - Episode 25
      8/16/16
      0.0
    • One Strike and You're out**Do Not Schedule**
      1/27/17
      0.0