Season 3, Episode 20 Friend of the Family
First Aired: February 28, 1978
The ingenuousness of the Lawrences' houseguest blinds everyone but Willie to his lying, thievish nature. Sada Thompson, James Broderick. Buddy: Kristy McNichol. Mrs. Hanley: Alice Ghostley.
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- Premiered: March 9, 1976
- Rating: None
- Premise: A classy, superbly acted drama about the middle-class Lawrences of Pasadena, Cal., this began life as a six-part miniseries and presented an unusually realistic (and often somber) view of everyday life. Mike Nichols was one of the show's producers. (more)