Ep.1 Best Friends
Air Date: 1984-09-16
Ricky meets Alfonso, Dexters nephew.
Ep.2 Survival of the Fittest
Air Date: 1984-09-23
Ricky starts his first day in high school.
Ep.3 Growing Pains (1)
Air Date: 1984-09-30
Rick is outraged by being treated like a ""child"" when Edward becomes furious with him for breaking his curfew, in part one of a special two-part story.
Ep.4 Growing Pains (2)
Air Date: 1984-10-07
Rick exhibits his independence by running away, but he soon begins to appreciate what he's left, in the conclusion of a special two-part story.
Ep.5 A Dark and Stormy Night
Air Date: 1984-10-28
When the television goes out on a stormy Halloween night, Rick, Alfonso and Freddy use their imaginations to create their own late-night horror story.
Ep.6 I Won't Dance
Air Date: 1984-11-04
Rick plays Cupid by introducing Grandfather Stratton to his history teacher, played by Barbara Billingsley of ""Leave It To Beaver.""
Ep.7 Voyage of the Darned (1)
Air Date: 1984-11-11
Edward, Rick, Dexter, Alfonso and Kate are faced with one small detour on their way to the Caribbean when Kate pilots the plane through the Bermuda Triangle, in part one of a two-part story.
Ep.8 Voyage of the Darned (2)
Air Date: 1984-11-18
After their plane crashes on a deserted island, Rick Alfonso, Dexter, Edward and Kate must battle Mother Nature to survive, in the conclusion of a two-part story.
Ep.9 The Call of the Wild
Air Date: 1984-11-25
Rick's mom shows up with an ex-pro football player as a boyfriend and a ""new"" outlook on life.
Ep.10 Beauties and the Beasts
Air Date: 1984-12-09
In an effort to save the freshman newspaper, Rick, Alfonso and Freddy create a freshman beauty pageant, hoping everyone will ""read all about it.""
Ep.11 Twas the Night Before Christmas
Air Date: 1984-12-16
Edward's true Christmas spirit is tested when the Strattons welcome Freddy and his family after a tragedy leaves them homeless.
Ep.12 Lulu's Back in Town
Air Date: 1984-12-30
Pearl Bailey as Lula Baker, Edward's former governess returns to the Stratton household and becomes the foil in Rick and Alfonso's secret scheme.
Ep.13 The Trouble with Grandfather
Air Date: 1985-01-06
Edward, Kate and Rick have their hands full when Grandfather Stratton trades his empire for a beautiful blonde and a powerful Porsche.
Ep.14 Special Friend
Air Date: 1985-01-13
Rick finds out that he can't ""save the world"" when he gets involved with a peer-counseling program.
Ep.15 What's Cookin'?
Air Date: 1985-01-27
Lulu holds the key to solving a rift between Rick and his grandfather.
Ep.16 Marry Me, Marry Me (1)
Air Date: 1985-02-03
Edward pops the question to Kate when she receives a job offer, in the first of a special two-part story.
Ep.17 Marry Me, Marry Me (2)
Air Date: 1985-02-10
Edward and Rick successfully persuade Kate to change her mind, bringing long-awaited wedding bells to the Stratton household, in the conclusion of a special two-part story.
Ep.18 Rick and the Legend
Air Date: 1985-02-03
Rick is estatic when a hip 16-year-old wants to hang around him, but Edward is suspect of his motives - especially when his gold pen suddenly disappears.
Ep.19 Trouble with Words
Air Date: 1985-02-24
Bruce Jenner helps solve the puzzle of Alfonso's poor school performance - the missing piece is the learning disorder dyslexia.
Ep.20 Hot Shot
Air Date: 1985-03-03
Consumer advocate, David Horowitz helps Rick ""fight back"" against a crooked mail order camera company.
Ep.21 Return of the Paisley Conspiracy
Air Date: 1985-02-10
Rick surprises his dad for his 40th birthday with a reunion of his college singer partner, which prompts Edward to take the old act on the road again.
Ep.22 All the Principal's Men
Air Date: 1985-03-10
Rick must choose between getting suspended or revealing his source when he exposes a cafeteria scandal on his school's cable news show.
Ep.23 The Secret Life of Ricky Stratton
Air Date: 1985-03-24
A blind date with a computer pen pal panics Rick after they exchange photos.
Ep.24 The Babysitters
Air Date: 1985-04-07
While babysitting, Rick suspects that 6-year-old Beth is a victim of parental kidnapping.