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Season 1

1 :01x01 - Howie Comes Home to Roost

Attorney Paul Simms must adjust to the presence of his new son-in-law in his home. It seems as though the boy is a genius who can't seem to find a job.
Guest Stars: Dick Van Patten as Wollner
Director: William Asher

2 :01x02 - Whiz Kid Sizzles as Quiz Fizzles

When Howie gets chosen to compete on a quiz show, Paul hopes that he will win enough money to move out of his house.
Guest Stars: Anson Williams as Jimmy | Roy Rowan as Emcee
Director: William Asher
Writer: Ed Jurist

3 :01x03 - The Landlord

Howie and Barbara decide to move out of the upstairs apartment but they only move to the basement.
Guest Stars: Jerry Stiller as Barney Dickerson | Anne Meara as Grace Dickerson
Director: William Asher
Writer: S.A. Long

4 :01x04 - No Nudes is Good Nudes

When Howie gets a part in an all-nude play, Paul tries to prevent it from opening.
Guest Stars: Arthur O'Connell as guest star
Director: William Asher

5 :01x05 - To Commune or Not to Commune

Howie ruins Paul's expensive new briefcase. Paul's subesequent tirade causes Howie and Barbara to move out of the house to a commune. Martha then persuades her husband to ask them to move back.
Guest Stars: Jack Bender as Jericho | Jodie Foster as Maggie | Anne Wyndham as Patsy | Kenneth Washington as Joe
Director: Bruce Bilson

6 :01x06 - How to be Unhappy, Though Poor

Paul is unhappy with his job when he receives time off instead of an expected cash bonus. Howie then mistakenly thinks that the Simms' are broke.
Guest Stars: Herb Voland as J. J. McNish | Cliff Norton as Ralph | Mollie Irving as Mae | Iggie Wolfington as Delivery Man | Jack Denton as Delivery Man | Judie Stein as Hippie Chick | Tracy Bogart as Hippie Chick
Director: William Asher
Writer: S.A. Long

7 :01x07 - Pollution Solution

The kids are protesting off-shore drilling by an oil company that happens to be one of the largest clients of Paul's law firm.
Guest Stars: Ronda Copland as Carol | Mwako Cumbuka as Harley
Director: Jack Donohue

8 :01x08 - To Wed or Not to Wed

Howie and Barbara discover that they aren't legally married due to a technicality: the license of the minister who married them expired before the wedding. A new wedding ceremony is then held at the Simms' pool.
Guest Stars: Jerry Stiller as Barney | Anne Meara as Grace | Chuck McCann as Minister | Allison McKay as Alice
Director: Ernest Losso

9 :01x09 - Unsteady Going

14 year old Sally has her first steady boyfriend. She's happy with the situation but the same cannot be said for her father.
Director: Jack Donohue

10 :01x10 - Whose Lib?

When his secretary takes a two week vacation, Paul hires Howie as a temporary replacement. Needless to say, things don't exactly work out.
Guest Stars: Barbara Rhoades as Eve Loring | Allison McKay as Alice | Joel Lawrence as Officer | Herb Voland as J. J. McNish
Director: Ernest Losso

11 :01x11 - Meet Aunt Charlotte

Paul's sister, Charlotte, arrives for a visit at the same time as a potentially big Japanese client does. Paul then jumps to the conclusion that sis and the client are fooling around.
Guest Stars: Charlotte Rae as Aunt Charlotte | Ray Walston as Tamuro
Director: George Tyne

12 :01x12 - An Affair to Forget

After her husband flirts with Martha at a party, a wife leaves him and moves in with the Simms'. It's a hard road to reconciliation especially since she wants to return to her old show biz career.
Guest Stars: Roger Perry as Dr. Jack Adamson | Jo Anne Worley as Fay Adamson | Thelma Carpenter as Thelma | Dick Wilson (2) as Patient
Director: George Tyne

13 :01x13 - Martha's Last Hurrah

Aunt Charlotte returns only to find herself on the opposite side of brother Paul in a mayoral election.
Guest Stars: Charlotte Rae as Aunt Charlotte
Director: Jack Donohue

14 :01x14 - Paul's Desperate Hour

Amazingly, Howie brings the man who tried to mug him and Barbara home for dinner. The good deed does not go unpunished when the mugger pulls a gun and begins ransacking the Simms house.
Guest Stars: Paul Smith (1) as Officer | James A. Watson, Jr. as Leroy | Carol Speer as Laverne
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writer: Ben Starr

15 :01x15 - No More Mr. Nice Guy

In order to get his blood pressure down, Paul tries extra hard not to let Howie's antics annoy him but Howie thinks that Paul needs to vent so he goes overboard to make his father-in-law angry.
Guest Stars: Eugene Troobnick as Dr. Grunning | Helen Page Camp as Louvella Patterson | Joshua Shelley as Joe Patterson | Ellen Blake as Patty | Marcia Strassman as Karen | Martin Speer as Barry | Paul Gregory White as Steve
Director: George Tyne
Writer: Bernie Kahn

16 :01x16 - The Bare Facts

Howie paints a nude picture of Barbara that somehow ends up on the wall of a hangout for Paul's law partners.
Guest Stars: Dick Wilson (2) as Intoxicated Man | Henry Jones (1) as Judge Conrad | Richard X. Slattery as Sullivan
Director: George Tyne

17 :01x17 - Howie's Inheritance

Howie inherits the tidy sum of $10,000 but declines to accept the money.
Guest Stars: Milt Kamen as guest star

18 :01x18 - P.S. I Loathe You

For therapeutic value, Paul writes a nasty letter to his boss never intending for it to get mailed. Unfortunately, the letter does get mailed and chaos ensues.
Guest Stars: James Gregory as T. R. Scott | Neva Patterson as Edna Scott | Dick Wilson (2) as George | Frank Campanella as Bernie
Director: Jack Donohue

19 :01x19 - The Congressman's Son

Paul's old law school buddy, who's now a Congressman, pays him a visit. Howie then persuades the Congressman's son to become a hippie.
Guest Stars: Tom Bosley as Fred Landis | Stephen Nathan as Willie Landis | Paul Sorenson as Vince | Gordon Jump as Larry
Director: George Tyne
Writer: Leo Rifkin

20 :01x20 - Out of Bounds

Paul's backyard fence is discovered to be a foot onto his neighbor's property so he's asked to move it but Howie's research indicates that the fence is in the correct location.
Guest Stars: Roger Bowen as Sam Perkins | Bernie Kopell as Myron Campbell | Maggie Malooly as Joan Perkins | Theodore Wilson as Johnson | Dick Curtis (1) as Frazier | Liam Dunn as Frisby | Richard Roat as Barton | Barney Phillips as Surveyor
Director: Oscar Rudolph

21 :01x21 - Is This Trip Necessary?

When his mother-in-law stays and stays and stays, Paul arranges for her to win a free trip in order to get rid of her.
Guest Stars: Mabel Albertson as Mabel
Director: George Tyne

22 :01x22 - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Your Mother-in-Law But Were Afraid to Ask

Paul has the mother-in-law blues again when she pays the Simms family another visit.
Guest Stars: Mabel Albertson as Mabel | Alan Hale, Jr. as Dr. Colton | Richard X. Slattery as Sullivan | Dick Wilson (2) as George
Director: Coby Ruskin

23 :01x23 - Back Talk

Paul pulls a muscle in his back before he's scheduled to attend a dance with Martha but when the injury heals he keeps on pretending in order to get out of attending the dance.
Guest Stars: Dick Van Patten as Dr. Willis | Herbert Anderson as Ed Murphy | Victor Sen Yung as Fong
Director: Oscar Rudolph
Writer: Phil Sharp

24 :01x24 - Barbara Goes Home to Mother

After an argument, Barbara moves upstairs with Martha while Paul is forced to share the basement with Howie.

25 :01x25 - Togetherness

Paul demands that the family spend more time together instead of doing their own things but they are miserable as a result.
Guest Stars: James Gregory as T. R. Scott | Sean Kelly (1) as Mark
Director: Ernest Losso

26 :01x26 - Springtime for Paul

A pretty 18 year old damsel who lives in the neighborhood develops a crush on Paul causing jealousy in both her boyfriend and Martha.
Guest Stars: Roger C. Carmel as George Cunningham | Mary Ann Gibson as Rita Cunningham | Christopher Norris (1) as Julie Cunningham | Frank Welker as Freddie
Director: Ernest Losso
Writer: S.A. Long
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 13, 1972
Ended: September 08, 1973
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