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Mike sends shock waves through the Seaver household when he announces his plans to marry the Seaver family’s baby-sitter, Julie.
As the big day approaches, Mike begins to have doubts about getting married to Julie. Jane Powell guest stars.
When Carol’s college plans are temporarily dashed, she takes an unexpected turn into the work force.
Mike is excited about starting a new acting class only to run into an arrogant teacher with “artistic” ideas about acting. Noah Blake guest stars.
Feeling under pressure from her family to start dating again, Carol pretends that an older man from her office named Big Al is her new boyfriend.
Ben gets bad advice from Mike and finds himself in big trouble when he’s caught selling Carol’s old term papers to the highest bidder.
Mike gets his first TV role – an ill-fated cop in a primetime drama.
Important new career opportunities force Jason and Maggie to reconsider their working arrangement: she at the office and he at home. Hank Azaria guest stars.
When Jason and Maggie decide they want to break their mutual contract regarding their work vs. home arrangement, neither will admit it for fear of disappointing the other. Hank Azaria guest stars.
When Mike Seaver gets a newspaper route to earn extra money, it isn’t long before he figures out how to keep most of the money and have his brother, Ben, deliver all the papers.
When Ed and Kate decide to give each Seaver grandchild an early inheritance of $5000 cash, Jason and Maggie can only watch and pray.
Carol’s promoted at work, and wants to postpone entering college. Her parents are furious and adamant that she start college right now.
When Ben and Mike take a drive to the store for school supplies, they meet two girls who lead them on a fantastic adventure around town.
While rehearsing a play for his acting class, Mike and Kate, his leading lady, fall madly in love, unnoticed by her boyfriend, the director of the play.
The romantic entanglement between Mike, Kate and David becomes even more complicated when Mike takes the first step towards expressing his true feelings.
Jason Seaver and his family panic when the guests for their fund-raising party begin arriving 24 hours earlier than expected.
When Ben asks for permission to have one of his ears pierced, Jason and Maggie argue over who has the final word in disciplining the children.
When Mike takes his new girlfriend, Kate, for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, he never anticipates that their waitress will be his former fiancée.
Mike suddenly finds himself back at Dewey High School, only this time he’s not a student … he’s a teacher.
While test-driving Mike’s old car, Carol gets stopped by a policeman and ends up in jail.
Maggie Seaver fears that she may have had her youngest daughter too late in life, which causes a nightmare about raising a teenaged Chrissy.
Ben is forced to make an important decision when he has to choose between cheating on his upcoming science exam or trying to actually study for it.
Mike is excited about directing a scene for the college drama festival, but soon begins questioning his own abilities when an actress he finds untalented is highly praised by everyone else.
In search of shelter, while their house is fumigated, the homeless Seavers, Jason, Maggie, Carol, Ben and Chrissy end up spending the night in Mike’s tiny one-room apartment. Jane Powell guest stars.
Ben is accused of having ulterior motives for making his girlfriend the star of his amateur movie production.
Jason and Mike travel to Colorado to attend the funeral of Uncle George, the black sheep of the Seaver family. Hoyt Axton guest stars.