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Eight is Enough (1977-1981)



Eight is Enough

(1977-1981)

50 minutes

Comedy / Drama / Family / Sitcom

Created By Lee Rich and Philip Capice

Cast:
 
Dick Van Patten as Tom Bradford
Betty Buckley as Sandra Sue 'Abby ' Abbott
Adam Rich as Nicholas Bradford
Willie Aames as Tommy Bradford
Connie Needham as Elizabeth Bradford
Dianne Kay as Nancy Bradford
Susan Richardson as Susan Bradford Stockwell
 
Eight is enough was an American television comedy drama that aired on ABC for a total of five seasons from March 15th, 1977 to May 23rd, 1981 and ran for 112 episodes.  It was created after a newspaper columnist, Thomas Braden, who was in real life a parent of eight children.  He wrote a book titled Eight is Enough.  Each episode was one hour in length. 
 
The plot was about a middle aged man who had eight children and lost his wife, having to deal with raising them on his own.  He lives in Sacramento, California and meets a school teacher whom he falls in love with and marries.  Each episode deals with the daily life of raising eight kids and how the new 'Mom' tries to fit in and be loved by the children.    

Episodes:

112 Episodes aired from March 15, 1977- May 23, 1981

 
Season One
 
1.      Never Try Eating Nectarines Since Juice May Dispense 3/15/1977

2.      Schussboomer 3/22/1977

3.      Pieces of Eight 3/29/1977

4.      Women, Ducks and the Domino Theory 4/5/1977

5.      Turnabout 4/12/1977

6.      Quarantine 4/19/1977

7.      V is for Vivian 4/26/1977

8.      Hit and Run 5/3/1977

9.      The Gipper Caper 8/10/1977


 
Season Two
 
10.     Is There a Doctor in the House? 9/14/1977

11.     Trial Marriage 9/21/1977

12.     Triangles 9/28/1977

13.     Double Trouble 10/5/1977

14.     Mortgage Burnin' Blues 10/19/1977

15.     Dark Horse 10/26/1977

16.     The Bard and the Bod 11/2/1977

17.     Children of the Groom (1) 11/9/1977

18.     Children of the Groom (2) 11/9/1977

19.     I Quit 11/16/1977

20.     All's Fair in Love and War 11/23/1977

21.     The Return of Auntie V 11/30/1977

22.     Yes Nicholas, there is a Santa Claus (1) 12/14/1977

23.     Yes Nicholas, there is a Santa Claus (2) 12/14/1977

24.     A Hair of the Dog 1/4/1978

25.     Author, Author! 1/11/1978

26.     Much Ado about Garbage 1/18/1978

27.     Dear Ms. Dinah 1/25/1978

28.     Hard Hats and Hard Heads 2/1/1978

29.     Seven Days in February 2/8/1978

30.     The Boyfriend 2/15/1978

31.     Great Expectations 2/22/1978

32.     Long Night's Journey into Day 3/1/1978

33.     The Lost Weekend 4/28/1978

34.     Poor Little Rich Girl 5/3/1978

35.     Who's on First? 5/10/1978

Season Three
 
36.     Who's Crazy Here? 9/6/1978

37.     Nine Is Too Much 9/13/1978

38.     Here We Go Again 9/20/1978

39.     Cinderella 's Understudy 9/27/1978

40.     Milk and Sympathy 10/11/1978

41.     The Flunked and the Funked 10/18/1978

42.     Cops and Toddlers 10/25/1978

43.     The Hipbone's Connected to the Thighbone 11/1/1978

44.     Fast and Loose 11/8/1978

45.     War Between the Bradfords 11/15/1978

46.     All The Vice President's Men 11/22/1978

47.     You Won't Have Nicholas to Kick Around Anymore (1) 11/29/1978

48.     You Won't Have Nicholas to Kick Around Anymore (2) 11/29/1978

49.     Alone At Last 12/6/1978

50.     The Yearning Point 1/10/1979

51.     Mutiny on the Bradford (1): Moving Out 1/17/1979

52.     Mutiny on the Bradford (2): Mother's Rule 1/17/1979

53.     Inlaws and Outlaws 1/24/1979

54.     Horror Story 1/31/1979

55.     Just the Ten of Us 2/14/1979

56.     Best of Friends 2/21/1979

57.     The Kid Who Came to Dinner 2/28/1979

58.     The Better Part of Valour 3/7/1979

59.     Dads, Daughters, Different Drummers 3/14/1979

60.     The Final Days 5/2/1979

61.     Marriage and Other Flights of Fancy (1) 5/9/1979

62.     Marriage and Other Flights of Fancy (2) 5/9/1979

63.     The Graduates 5/23/1979

Season Four
 
64.     Merle the Pearl 9/5/1979

65.     The Cupid Crisis 9/12/1979
 
66.     I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do 9/19/1979

67.     Ten Ships in the Night 9/26/1979

68.     The Night They Raided Bradfords 10/3/1979

69.     The Devil and the Mr. Bradford 10/24/1979

70.     Big Shoes, Little Feet 10/31/1979

71.     Fathers and Other Strangers (1) 11/7/1979

72.     Fathers and Other Strangers (2) 11/7/1979

73.     Letter to One Bradford 11/14/1979

74.     Separate Ways 11/21/1979

75.     Arrivals 11/28/1979

76.     Brotherhood, Sisterhood 12/5/1979

77.     Mary, He's Married 12/12/1979

78.     My Son, the Prom Queen 1/9/1980

79.     The Courage To Be 1/16/1980

80.     Semi- Centennial Bradford 1/23/1980

81.     The Commitment 1/30/1980

82.     Seven More Days in February 2/6/1980

83.     The Return of Joe Simons 2/13/1980

84.     Bradford vs. Bradford 2/27/1980

85.     Memories 3/5/1980

86.     Official Positions 3/19/1980

87.     A Matter of Mentors 3/26/1980

88.     Roll Over Bradford 4/2/1980

89.     A Little Triangle 4/9/1980

90.     (Finally) Grad Night 4/30/1980

Season Five
 
91.     And Baby Makes Nine (1) 10/29/1980

92.     And Baby Makes Nine (2) 10/29/1980

93.     Jeremy 11/5/1980

94.     Welcome to Memorial Dr. Bradford 11/12/1980

95.     Generations 11/19/1980

96.     Holly 11/26/1980

97.     Maltese Airline Bag 12/10/1980

98.     Strike 12/17/1980

99.     Bradfordgate 1/7/1981

100.    The Darlene Dilemma 1/14/1981

101.    Second Thoughts 1/21/1981

102.    David's Rib 1/28/1981

103.    Vows 2/18/1981

104.    The Way We Were 3/4/1981

105.    If The Glass Slipper Fits 3/11/1981

106.    The Best Little Telethon in Sacramento 3/28/1981

107.    Yet Another Seven Days in February 4/4/1981

108.    Idolbreaker (1) 4/11/1981

109.    Idolbreaker (2) 4/18/1981

110.    Starting Over 5/9/1981

111.    Goals 5/16/1981

112.    Father Knows Best 5/23/1981

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