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Starring Dick Christie, Marla Pennington
Season 3 (Syndicated) (1987-88)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: John King
references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)


  
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26 episodes - Syndicated  - Listed in Production No. Order

Air dates are from the broadcast run on (WFLD)

Prod. no. W301, Here Today, Gone Tomorrow.
written by Stephen Langford
directed by Selig Frank
DPUB: 9Jan88
Vicki causes severe financial problems for Ted when she accidentally
Informs a computer network that he is dead.

Prod. no. W302, It's Okay to Say No.
written by Matt Geller
directed by Bob Claver
DPUB: 27Sep87 Aired 10 Oct 87
Vicki and Jamie prepare to catch a drug dealer who gave Vicki some free
Drugs to try. ( Philip Tanzini)

Prod. no. W303, Woodward and Bernstein
written by Bobby Herbeck
directed by Leslie H. Martinson
DPUB: 5Sep87 Aired 12 Sept 87
Jamie and Reggie enter the school journalism contest by turning in a story
about horse meat being served in the school café-based on a tip by a new
student, then find a classmate's picture on a milk carton. ( Tiffany Ashley)

Prod. no. W304, Bye Bye Brindles
written by Gordon Mitchell
directed by Selig Frank
DPUB: 17Oct87 Aired 23 Jan 88
The Brindles sell their house to a punk rock band after Ted and Joan talk them
Into to moving by convincing them that their house lies on a fault line.

Prod. no. W305, Ooga Mooga
written by Warren Murray & Bruce Kane
directed by Leslie H. Martinson
DPUB: 28Nov87 Aired 5 Dec 87
The whole Lawson family becomes involved with the Caribou Club's charity show
after Brandon talks Ted into joining the club. (Mickey Morton)

Prod. no. W306, Bride & Groom.
story by Bernard Bernell Mack
teleplay by Warren Murray & Bruce Kane
directed by Selig Frank
DPUB: 7Oct87 Aired 3 Oct 87
A pretty new girl at school, who is the daughter of Ted and Brandon's boss, meets Jamie
and develops a serious crush on him- to the point where she talks about their marriage.
( Ashley Croft)

Prod. no. W307, Read My Lips
written by Matt Geller
directed by Leslie H. Martinson
DPUB: 10Oct87 Aired 17 Oct 87
Jamie decides to befriend a new student in school who is deaf in order to
earn the good deed merit badge for the Wolf Scouts. ( Scooter Stevens)

Prod. no. W308, The Bad Seed
written by David Silverman & Stephen Sustarsic
directed by Bob Claver
DPUB: 31Oct87 Aired 7 Nov 87
Ted's plans to scrap Vicki and replace her with Vicki 2, an improved robot
daughter come to a halt when the improved version acts more like a real child
and refuses to do what he says. ( Lisa Perry)

Prod. no. W309, The Bank Job
written by Paul Hunter
directed by Bob Claver
DPUB: 21Nov87 Aired 28 Nov 87
Vicki, Jamie and Harriet become hostages of a bank robber when they go to the
bank to deposit Ted's paycheck for him, since he is sick in bed.( Doug Cox)

Prod. no. W310, Safety First
written by Ken Steele
directed by Leslie H. Matinson
DPUB: 7May88 Aired 14 May 88
Hoping to collect a lot of insurance money, Brandon feigns a serious injury
after Vicki uses the Heimlich maneuver on him when he starts choking .

Prod. no. W311, I'll Drink to That
written by Bill Daley
directed by Bob Claver
DPUB: 13Feb88 Aired 20 Feb 88
An official from Family Services believes that Ted is an alcoholic and threatens
to take Vicki away from him if he does not shape up his act. (Kelly Britt)

Prod. no. W312, Everyone Into the Pool
written by Judy Bustany & Dawn Aldredge
directed by Bob Claver
DPUB: 12Sep87 Aired 19 Sept 87
The Brandon's believe that Vicki has drowned when she goes into the pool and the
water gives her a short circuit.

Prod. no. W313, Big J. the DJ
written by Pat Niedzialek & Cecile Alch
directed by Selig Frank
DPUB: 20Feb88 Aired 27 Feb 88
Jamie gets Vicki to impersonate Lyle Alzado of the L.A. Raiders who he pretends
to interview for the school disc jockey competition unaware that the real Lyle
is at school for he day. Brandon's sister Ida Mae pays a visit claiming to know
many famous people. ( Lyle Alzado)

Prod. no. W314, Whodunit?
written by Steve Granat & Mel Sherer
directed by Leslie H. Martinson
DPUB: 19Sep87 Aired 26 Sept 87
When Jamie learns that Jessica has stolen a history exam, he offers to confess to the
crime and take the punishment if she will agree to become his steady girlfriend.

Prod. no. W315, The Gang's All Here
written by Stan Cutler
directed by Selig Frank
DPUB: < unknown> Aired 2 Oct 88
Prod. Ted and Joan become concerned when Vicki and Jamie start hanging around the
Screaming Skull Gang, a group that has chosen Jamie to be their mascot. ( Adam Rich,
Brett Johnson)

Prod. no. W316, The Promotion
written by David Silverman & Stephen Sustarsic
directed by Leslie H. Martinson
DPUB: 5Mar88 Aired 24 Oct 87
Ted considers revealing Vicki's existence to his bosses in order to secure a promotion
that Brandon is also up for. (Donald Craig, Jason Horst)

Prod. no. W317, The Fats of Life.
written by Stan Cutler
directed by Bob Claver
DPUB: 14Nov87 Aired 21 Nov 87
Vicki's sudden gain in weight causes problems for both her and Jamie as they try
to find dates for the school dance. ( Brett Johnson, Jennifer Less)

Prod. no. W318, TV or Not TV.
story by Barbara London & Reigne Christi
teleplay by Warren Murray & Bruce Kane
directed by Selig Frank
DPUB: 7Nov87 Aired 14 Nov 87
An advertising company offers Vicki $15,000 to appear in a breakfast cereal commercial
causing an abrupt change personality for the entire family. ( David Ruprecht)

Prod. no. W319, For Sale by Robot
written by Steve Granat & Mel Sherer
directed by Leslie H. Martinson
DPUB: 23Jan88 Aired 30 Jan 88
Vicki ends up selling the Lawson's house to a couple of hillbillies by reciting Joan's
real estate sales pitch. ( Annie O'Donnell)

Prod. no. W320, The Lawsonville Horror
teleplay by Dick Christie and Tom Amundsen
story by David Ruprecht
directed by Selig Frank
DPUB: 24Oct87 Aired 31 Oct 87
Believing Vicki to be possessed, the Lawson's call in a pair of exorcists, unaware that
she has recently absorbed a huge electrical charge- which is causing strange things to
happen. ( Don Sparks)

Prod. no. W321, When You Hear the Beep
written by Steve Kunes
directed by Bob Claver
DPUB: 14May88 Aired 30 Apr 88
Jamie gets in trouble when he starts up a message service for use by
kids whose parents have forbidden them to use the phone. Meanwhile
Vicki plays Cyrano for a tongue tied Reggie.( Lark Voorhies, Ted Pitsis,
Lucy Lee Flippin)

Prod. no. W322, Love at First Byte
written by Jeremy Bertrand Finch & Paul Chitlik
directed by Bob Claver
DPUB: 29Oct88 Aired 7 May 88
Vicki falls in love with Les, a computer programme Ted has written capable
of simulating thoughts and emotions that he has brought home from work.
( Bill Frishman, Bobby Herbeck)

Prod. no. 323, The Strike
written by Bobby Herbeck
directed by Leslie H. Martinson
DPUB: 6May89 Aired 7 May 89
Ted's union goes on strike causing the idea to spread to other groups like his
family and Joan's students.

Prod. no. W324, The Rock Band
written by Lisa Stotsky & Wendy Graf
directed by Bob Claver
DPUB: 23Apr88 Aired 212 May 88
Vicki , Jamie, Reggie and Harriet form a rock band hoping that Ida's contact
in the record industry will give them a contract. ( Keone Young)

Prod. no. W325, The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming
written by Lawrence H. Levy
directed by Leslie H. Martinson
DPUB: 6Feb88 Aired 13 Feb 88
Vicki competes against a Soviet student in an academic contest wdo Ted later
learns is also a robot. ( Jakub Durkoth, Bob Ari, David Moses)

Prod. no. W326, Thy Neighbor's Wife
written by Gordon Mitchell
directed by Dick Christie
DPUB: 20May89 Aired 21 May 88
Brandon invites a potential new employer from Japan over to meet his family but
has to have Joan and Vicki impersonate his own wife and daughter when they
make other plans. ( Clyde Kusatsu)

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