An elderly man that Michael befriended stops by the Evans\' apartment just prior to the New Years celebration and knowing that he only has a little time left, decides that this would be the best place to pass on, surrounded by a loving family and friends.
Thelma researches her family tree for a school project and discovers James\'s father is very much alive and living in the Chicago area. However, when James learns that Thelma has invited him as a surprise for his birthday, he refuses to see him.
Live from New York, It\'s...Chevy Chase\n\nSketches include-- Fireside Chat with Gerald Ford, \"Mel\'s Char Palace\", \"What Gilda Ate\", Billy is guilty of murder, Teddy the Elf, \"The Fritzie Kringle Show\", \"Minute Mystery\", Candice and the cast perform \'Winter Wonderland\', The Bees Christmas Party, Homeward Bound.
A late night phone call makes George wide-awake when he learns that a flood in Illinois will cause his investment in the stock market to go through the roof. However, George himself is the one going through the roof when he learns Lionel turned down an engineering job which quickly leads to a Jefferson/Willis fight at the Willis apartment.
Simon Brimmer arrives at a restaurant where he is to give a live-remote broadcast of his highly rated mystery radio program. Ellery and the Inspector are invited to attend. As you would figure, a murder is committed on the premises. One of the owners is poisoned by a bottle of wine. Can Simon beat Ellery to the solution of the case? Of course not.
Ben gets angry and leaves home at the same time Grandpa and John enter a competition with another lumber mill for the big contract. Without knowing, Ben goes to work for the other firm. Grandpa devises a clever scheme to get their lumber to market first.
1.Benny Quickie: Don\'t Jump! 2.Another Host of Your Favourite Stars! 3.Benny\'s Ballad: Lulubelle 4.Pearl Plain Shopping Centre 5.Is There Anything In It? Fred Scuttle: The Mind Reader 6.Benny Quickie: Just Raped! 7.Some Quickies on The Dance Floor 8.Jack Jill: Variations on a Theme 9.Benny\'s Mexican Cabaret 10.Benny Quickie: Dribble\'s Sights of London Tour 11.The New Vicar: A Monologue 12.Benny Quickies: Too Late! 13.Dilys Watling: That Ain\'t No Way to Treat A Lady 14.El Paso 15.Closing: Sports Day
The school children have saved up some money to buy the Reverend a birthday present. They give the money to Mary, who is in charge of buying the present. Laura convinces Mary to buy something that they could sell to people with the hope that they could buy Reverend Alden a better gift. The plan backfires.
John Colby, an old friend of Starsky and Hutch\'s, returns to town, and asks them to use their connections to help him find his ex-wife Karen. But as they look for the woman, the duo find that there are things that don\'t quite add up, and, unbeknown to them, the man holds a sinister and deadly secret...
A bank robbery in Atlanta has the FBI showing up at the Evans\' apartment to question Florida since her nephew, Cleatus is the prime suspect. Things get tense, when Cleatus arrives at the apartment with a briefcase full of money and wanting a place to stay.
Newly devorced and scared Ann Romono is up for her first decision. Her older daughter Julie wants to go on a camping trip with her friend and a couple of boys. Julie threatens to leave her mother and live with her Dad unless Ann says she can go.
On A Seven Second Delay from New York, it\'s...Garrett Morris\n\nSketches include: The Clumsy Waiters, Samurai Hotel, Looks At Books, New Dad (repeat from the first episode of the series), Police Line-Up #1, Racist Word Association, SNL Film: Pong, When White Family Members Turn Black, Spud Beer, Police Line-Up #2, Early Suicide Pill, The Muppets: Ploobis and Scred Get Drunk, Police Line-Up #3, Exorcist II, SNL Film: Albert Brooks Is Home Sick, and Richard Pryor Stand-Up.\n\nGil-Scott Heron performs: \"Johannesburg\" and \"A Lovely Day\"
An awards dinner sponsored by the Crime Writers of America is being held at the residence of writer Edgar Manning who is the recipient of the Blunt Instrument Award. Ellery is not present at the dinner due to the fact that he\'s home sick with a head cold. Nasty, egotistical Manning calls up Ellery on the telephone in order to gloat about his win and is murdered while speaking with our hero on the phone. It might take a quantum leap for our hero to solve this one.
As Mary Ellen nervously awaites word on her acceptance to nursing school, the rest of the Waltons prepares surprise good-bye gifts. Mary Ellen is accepted, but she needs more work in math and science and ends up studying with John-Boy and Miss Nora Taylor, the county nurse.
While fishing in a stream, Laura and a friend stumble upon \"\"gold\"\". They spend several weeks trying to pick up all of the gold. When they bring it to the bank, they learn that it is only fool\'s gold.
Starsky and Hutch set about tracking down a dock-worker suspected of murdering an undercover Policeman who was investigating a series of waterfront heists. But a childhood friend of Hutch\'s is preparing to get married, and it seems that her groom-to-be might be involved...
Lionel is in a car accident with the van which results in a broken headlight and dented fender. When Lionel doesn\'t tell George about it, George becomes convinced he was in an accident which could get him in trouble with the mob.
A glimpse at Detective Fish\'s home life ensues when the detective decides to go on restricted duty. Steve Landesberg bows as Arthur Dietrich; Doris Belack fills in for Florence Stanley as Bernice Fish.
Vera Walton has left her husband Wade and moves into the Walton home. Wade has been abusive and is running moonshine. John gives Wade a job at the mill to help the young couple get on their feet and get back together.
J.J. is commissioned by a bank to paint a mural and in return will receive $250 needed for Thelma\'s college education whom recently won a scholarship and found herself $200 short. However, the bank is reluctant to pay after seeing the finished product.
George needs a new manager for his store on the first floor in the apartment building. However, the person who\'s the most qualified for the job he refuses to hire for two reasons, she\'s a woman and she\'s white.