Eight Is Enough

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 slightly old-fashioned husband and his independent-minded clan.

Season 2, Episode 19 Hard Hats and Hard Heads

First Aired: February 1, 1978

Tommy tries out for varsity football, while David tries newspaper reporting. Dick Van Patten, Betty Buckley. Tony: Randy Powell. Coach: Milt Kogan. Nicholas: Adam Rich.

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