Season 4, Episode 1 Merle the Pearl

First Aired: September 5, 1979

Nicholas tries to impress his girlfriend by introducing her to a baseball star (Brian Patrick Clarke). Adam Rich, Susan Richardson, Dick Van Patten, Willie Aames.

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  • Premiered: March 15, 1977
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: A Sacramento household witnesses the growing pains of eight children, ranging in age from 8 to 23. Patriarch Tom Bradford is a columnist who remarried after his wife's death in the show's first season, and new stepmom Abby helped bridge the gap between her… (more)

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