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It's a Living Season 4 Episodes

25 Episodes 1986 - 1987

Episode 1

The Roof Show

Sat, Sep 27, 1986 30 mins

On a night when everyone wants to leave early, the waitresses inadvertently join Sonny---who's trapped on the roof. Ginger: Sheryl Lee Ralph. Sonny: Paul Kreppel. Dot: Gail Edwards. Jan: Barrie Youngfellow.

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Episode 2

The Bar

Sat, Oct 4, 1986 30 mins

The waitresses take Amy to a singles bar for a night out, where everyone meets new men with old lines. Jungle Fighter: Craig Vincent. Dougie: Ernie Hudson. Steve: Jonathan Frakes. Hildy: Laura Campbell. Jerry: Charles Fleischer.

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Episode 3

The Reunion Show

Sat, Oct 11, 1986 30 mins

At her high-school reunion, Jan and her old boyfriend (Kenneth David Gilman) find they are attracted to each other; Nancy tries a new tactic to lure Howard home. Howard: Richard Stahl. Jan: Barrie Youngfellow. Nancy: Marian Mercer. Jimmy: Jim Staahl.

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Episode 4

Surprise

Sat, Oct 18, 1986 30 mins

The secrecy surrounding Richie's surprise gift for Jan leads Amy to believe he and Ginger are having an affair. Ginger: Sheryl Lee Ralph. Richie: Richard Kline. Jan: Barrie Youngfellow. Dot: Gail Edwards.

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Episode 5

Nancy's Sister

Sat, Oct 25, 1986 30 mins

Nancy is less than thrilled with her sister (Linda G. Miller), who stole Nancy's beau in high school and now is after Howard (Richard Stahl). Nancy: Marian Mercer.

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Episode 6

Night at the Iguana

Sat, Nov 1, 1986 30 mins

When Sonny's car breaks down en route to Vegas, he and the girls spend the night at a remote hotel run by a loner (Timothy Stack)---and his "mother." Paul Kreppel, Gail Edwards, Barrie Youngfellow.

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Episode 7

Family Feud

Sat, Nov 8, 1986 30 mins

Jan and Dot regret pairing up their single parents K Callan, Richard McKenzie). Barrie Youngfellow, Gail Edwards. Amy: Crystal Bernard. Sonny: Paul Kreppel.

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Episode 8

The Dot and Howard Show

Sat, Nov 15, 1986 30 mins

When Dot talks Howard into escorting her to a play, it becomes the first in a series of dates. Meanwhile, Sonny (Paul Kreppel) tries to organize "Lounge Aid." Dot: Gail Edwards. Nancy: Marian Mercer. Ronny Starr: Michael Pasternak. Amy: Crystal Bernard.

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Episode 9

Farewell, My Sonny

Sat, Nov 22, 1986 30 mins

When a whodunit club stages a fake murder, the plot turns alarmingly real---with Sonny as the prime suspect. Sam: Clayton Landey. Arbogast: Nicholas Hormann. Greer: Kenneth Tigar. Ginger: Sheryl Lee Ralph. Johnny: Douglas MacHugh.

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Episode 10

Critic's Choice

Sat, Dec 6, 1986 30 mins

The restaurant is to be reviewed by a critic (John Braden) with whom Howard had an incident in the past. Howard: Richard Stahl. Nancy: Marian Mercer. Whalon: Rick Liberman. Ginger: Sheryl Lee Ralph.

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Episode 11

Richie's Sculpture

Sat, Dec 20, 1986 30 mins

Everyone loves a sculpture by Richie, including a tourist (Britt Leach) who buys it---but it isn't Richie's to sell. Jan: Barrie Youngfellow. Dot: Gail Edwards. Ginger: Sheryl Lee Ralph. Amy: Crystal Bernard. Nancy: Marian Mercer.

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Episode 12

Sonny's Oil

Sat, Jan 3, 1987 30 mins

Sonny and a geologist convince the gang to invest in oil drilling on Sonny's property. Sonny: Paul Kreppel. Dot: Gail Edwards. Howard: Richard Stahl. Amy: Crystal Bernard. Nancy: Marian Mercer.

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Episode 13

Nancy's Birthday Party

Sat, Jan 10, 1987 30 mins

Nancy drops heavy hints about her birthday; Jan and Richie (Barrie Youngfellow, Richard Kline) have a fight; Sonny pleads to join Dot's car pool. Sonny: Paul Kreppel. Dot: Gail Edwards. Ginger: Sheryl Lee Ralph. Amy: Crystal Bernard.

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Episode 14

The Evictables

Sat, Jan 17, 1987 30 mins

A new odd couple is formed when Ginger and Amy (Crystal Bernard) become roommates after Ginger has a dispute with her landlord. Jan: Barrie Youngfellow. Howard: Richard Stahl. Sonny: Paul Kreppel.

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Episode 15

Ginger's Baby

Sat, Jan 24, 1987 30 mins

Sonny car-sits for a friend, but picks up the wrong car---one belonging to a gangster (Raymond J. Barry); and Ginger baby-sits at work. Ginger: Sheryl Lee Ralph. Louie: Tom LaGrua. Brannigan: Stewart Bradley. Nancy: Marian Mercer.

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Episode 16

Bachelor Party

Sat, Jan 31, 1987 30 mins

Howard learns the trials of parenthood when his visiting daughter (Sue Ball) insists on going out with Sonny (Paul Kreppel). Jan: Barrie Youngfellow. Ginger: Sheryl Lee Ralph. Amy: Crystal Bernard.

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Episode 17

Amy's Rusty

Sat, Feb 7, 1987 30 mins

Ridiculed by her family for still being single, Amy (Crystal Bernard) accepts a proposal from her childhood sweetheart (Greg Webb); Dot sells skin-care products; Nancy and Howard attend a weekend seminar. Jan: Barrie Youngfellow. Dot: Gail Edwards.

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Episode 18

Dot's Priest

Sat, Feb 14, 1987 30 mins

Dot is unnerved by an old boyfriend (Sam Freed) who's a priest---and is questioning his commitment. Ginger: Sheryl Lee Ralph. Howard: Richard Stahl. Sonny: Paul Kreppel.

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Episode 19

The Dickie Doodle Show

Sat, Feb 21, 1987 30 mins

Jan Murray plays a former children's-show host whose fan-club dinner clashes with Nancy's meeting with a vice-president from the restaurant chain. Albiani: David Selburg. Nancy: Marian Mercer.

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Episode 20

The Howie Show

Sat, Feb 28, 1987 30 mins

South Pacific natives arrive to worship the person they consider a supreme being---Howard (Richard Stahl); Nancy challenges the waitresses to a contest. Pahaluka: Patrick Bishop. Hohoki: Patricia Ayame Thomson. Dot: Gail Edwards.

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Episode 21

The Dot Quits Show

Sat, Mar 7, 1987 30 mins

Dot quits to become a full-time unemployed actress; Sonny (Paul Kreppel) writes a musical based on Attila the Hun; Ginger's footwear fetish spreads to Amy (Crystal Bernard). Ginger: Sheryl Lee Ralph. Nancy: Marian Mercer. Jan: Barrie Youngfellow.

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Episode 22

The Two Guys Show

Sat, May 2, 1987 30 mins

Ginger weighs the merits of two boyfriends (Victor Love, Philip Morris) while Howard weighs offers from other restaurants. Ginger: Sheryl Lee Ralph. Howard: Richard Stahl. Nancy: Marian Mercer.

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Episode 23

A Romantic Comedy

Sat, May 9, 1987 30 mins

A romantic evening alone is anything but for Jan and Richie (Barrie Youngfellow, Richard Kline), who weather interruptions from the staff. Dot: Gail Edwards. Nancy: Marian Mercer. Amy: Crystal Bernard. Howard: Richard Stahl. Sonny: Paul Kreppel.

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Episode 24

Manhandling

Sat, May 16, 1987 30 mins

Ginger buys Jan's car and Amy asks Dot to act as a go-between with a handsome new employee (Joey Gian). Amy: Crystal Bernard. Dot: Gail Edwards. Jan: Barrie Youngfellow. Ginger: Sheryl Lee Ralph.

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Episode 25

Nancy's Shrink

Sat, May 23, 1987 30 mins

Nancy reviews her relationships with her employees during a visit to her psychiatrist (Charles Levin). Howard: Richard Stahl. Dot: Gail Edwards. Sonny: Paul Kreppel. Jan: Barrie Youngfellow.

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