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Season 1

  • S01E01 Pilot

    • February 5, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Ricky is ignoring his chores to spend time with his girlfriend. Meanwhile, Ranny has started looking for his biological mom, and Bethany feels rejected at school because of her race.

  • S01E02 Hoops and Dreams

    • February 12, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    When Noah tries to get Ricky on the high school basketball team, he is asked to coach it instead. Meanwhile, Jesse faces her own mortality, as she deals with the death of one of the zoo's beloved chimps; and she reaches out to Ricky's girlfriend, Darby, who has run away from her grandparents and is staying with the Becketts.

  • S01E03 Close Encounters

    • February 19, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Ranny hurts Jesse's feelings by trying to locate his ""real"" mom; Darby's big break, an offer to join a band, threatens to break up her relationship with Ricky; Luis learns a lesson in honesty when Noah bends the rules and builds him a soap-box racer.

  • S01E04 Stormy Weather

    • February 26, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    A hurricane strikes while their parents are away, leaving Ricky and Roxanna scrambling to protect the younger kids as the storm pounds the house and the alligators escape from their damaged pen. Meanwhile, Noah and Jesse race to get home, out of their minds with fear.

  • S01E05 The Good Samaritan

    • March 2, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Jesse's trust in human nature is shaken when she saves a woman's life and is rewarded with a malpractice suit; Roxanna's doubts are confirmed when her prom date can't seem to forget his ex-girlfriend and threatens to turn the evening into a humiliating experience.

  • S01E06 Julio is My Dad

    • March 4, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    At school, peer pressure leads fatherless Luis to boast that Julio Iglesias is his dad, and Hannah risks ridicule when she makes friends with a lonely, over-weight classmate. Meanwhile, Ricky reacts to Darby's neglect by moving closer to Roxanna.

  • S01E07 Ghost Story

    • March 11, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    When objects start disappearing from the Beckett home, could the culprit be a ghost, as the kids believe. Or could it be Bethany's new friend, a strange, yet charming vagrant who lives in the woods and tinkers with his ""time machine?""

  • S01E08 The Rendezvous

    • March 18, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    A flirtatious cheerleader causes Ricky to ponder a little extracurricular activity behind Darby's back. Meanwhile, Danny's secret crush on Shirley

  • S01E09 The Big Chief

    • April 1, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Noah's intimidating father-in-law is a retired judge, who heightens the usual tension between them, first by blurting out the reason he's never had respect for Noah, then by introducing Ricky to hunting-against his parents' wishes.

  • S01E10 Dreamboat

    • April 8, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Bethany and Hannah arrange a blind date for Shirley with their black teacher-without mentioning his color-and discover how race can divide good people. Meanwhile, a pregnant girl falsely accuses Ricky of being the father.

  • S01E11 A Dog's Life

    • April 15, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Ricky confronts the owner of a mistreated dog, spurred by memories of childhood beatings. Meanwhile, Bethany wears a hangdog look when Hannah wins the title role in a school play, and Ranny dupes Luis into enduring a broccoli-laden ""fast growth"" diet.

  • S01E12 King of the Road

    • April 22, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Ricky is upset when he finds sketches and letters that he thinks are signs of an affair between his mom and his dad's brother Travis, a free-spirited artist.

Season 2

  • S02E01 Fly Like a Bird

    • September 14, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Ricky pulls away from Darby when she pushes for marriage until a crisis draws them closer together. Meanwhile, shy Danny has a hopeless crush on the most popular girl in school, and struggles to find the courage to approach her.

  • S02E02 God's Last Laugh

    • September 21, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Jesse and Noah are over-joyed to learn that she's finally pregnant at age 41, but not all of their eight adopted children share their enthusiasm.

  • S02E03 The Big Hurt

    • September 28, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    When Shirley's black-sheep son pays an unwelcome visit, the Becketts take a liking to the handsome young man-while Shirley waits for the time bomb to go off.

  • S02E04 Faith, Hope and Charity

    • October 5, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    JoJo locks horns with Ricky in a subtle competition for a too young Roxanna, enraging JoJo's sornful mom; Hannah triggers a panic in the neighborhood by freeing a sad-looking, caged bear that, it turns out, is also hungry.

  • S02E05 Slings and Arrows

    • October 12, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Basking in the glow of their first date, Roxanna feels herself falling in love with JoJo, who seems to have other plans; the kids try to play cupid to a couple of aging rhinos whose attempts at mating have been unsuccessful, but their misguided efforts land them in trouble.

  • S02E06 The Choice

    • October 19, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    JoJo is compelled to come to terms with his past when his relationship with Roxanne deepens; a sibling rivalry on the baseball diamond pits Bethany against Danny and Ranny; Hannah doggedly trains her pig.

  • S02E07 Heart Matters

    • May 25, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    Ricky performs @ Busch Gardens. He runs into his first girlfriend who's Ben's real mother. Noah helps out Harold Hamilton, a furniture store owner, getting business going. But his store got robbed. Harold later confesses that he had all his merchandise stored @ a warehouse. Noah tells Harold that with a good financial crew, he could get back on his feet again. Ben celebrates his 4th birthday.

  • S02E08 Desperately Seeking Mickey

    • June 1, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    Unbeknownst to Jesse and Noah, Ricky and Kaylie take Ben to Disney World so Kaylie can get to know the son she gave up for adoption; Bethany thinks she's found her biological father; and Noah gets an offer to promote his book on ""Live: With Regis & Kathie Lee.""

  • S02E09 Diving In

    • June 8, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    As Ricky and Kaylie continue to ""play house"" at Disney World, Jesse and Noah come to Orlando to tape a segment on ""Live: With Regis & Kathie Lee"" promoting Noah's new book; Pat Boone gives Jesse the shirt off his back; Darby joins forces with Ricky's boyhood idol, Cirrus Rose; and Shirley is courted by the ""Chicken Man"", who teaches Luis how to dive.