List of Kate & Allie episodes

This is a list of all episodes of the television series Kate & Allie.

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
16March 19, 1984 (1984-03-19)May 7, 1984 (1984-05-07)
222October 8, 1984 (1984-10-08)May 6, 1985 (1985-05-06)
323September 30, 1985 (1985-09-30)May 12, 1986 (1986-05-12)
425September 22, 1986 (1986-09-22)May 18, 1987 (1987-05-18)
524September 14, 1987 (1987-09-14)May 23, 1988 (1988-05-23)
622December 11, 1988 (1988-12-11)May 22, 1989 (1989-05-22)


Season 1 (1984)

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11"Allie's First Date"Bill PerskySherry CobenMarch 19, 1984 (1984-03-19)
Allie meets and chats with Kate's blind date, David (Kelsey Grammer), while Kate gets ready. Although they didn't have a terrible time, Kate and David decide not to pursue a relationship. The surprise comes when David calls ask if it would be all right to call Allie for a date. After a long discussion with Kate, Allie agrees to the date. Unfortunately, Allie realizes that, since this is her first date since her divorce, she's a bit rusty when it comes to dinner conversation and things don't go well.
22"The Very Loud Family"Bill PerskyDavid Handler & Peter GethersMarch 26, 1984 (1984-03-26)

When Allie and Kate challenge Emma to do a more creative project for school, she decides to make a documentary about her life at home, including all the conflicts and dramas that come with "The Changing World of Divorce".

Note- In 1984 this episode won the Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series.[1]
33"Odd Boy Out"Bill PerskySherry CobenApril 16, 1984 (1984-04-16)
Chip is labeled a sissy for living with four women, so Charles starts to spend more time with him -- which makes Chip want to live with him instead of Allie. But when Charles cancels a camping trip, it's up to Kate and Allie to take his place.
44"The Family Business"Bill PerskyBob RandallApril 23, 1984 (1984-04-23)
Kate convinces Allie to go into business selling her grandmother's "secret" cakes. As business picks up, Kate and Allie grow tiresome of their new hectic business adventure.
55"Dear Diary"Bill PerskyFred Barron, Bob Randall and Sherry CobenApril 30, 1984 (1984-04-30)
Kate and Allie fight over Allie's moving her belongings from storage into the apartment, and Kate reads Allie's diary and finds out that Allie once kissed Kate's boyfriend in high school.
66"A Weekend to Remember"Bill PerskyBob RandallMay 7, 1984 (1984-05-07)
Kate's ex-husband (John Heard) wines and dines her into re-thinking their relationship.

Season 2 (1984–85)

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71"Baby"Bill PerskySherry CobenOctober 8, 1984 (1984-10-08)
Kate and Allie look after a friend's newborn baby, which starts Kate wondering whether she wants another baby. But when the baby's absentee father shows up, they learn that the baby's mother is preventing him from seeing the baby.
82"Landlady"Bill PerskyBob RandallOctober 15, 1984 (1984-10-15)
Kate and Allie's landlady demands back-rent because she insists that Kate and Allie's families are separate.
93"Diner"Bill PerskyStu HampleOctober 22, 1984 (1984-10-22)
Allie has second thoughts about selling her old house when Charles insists on selling it to the current renters.
104"Lottsa Luck"Bill PerskyDavid Handler & Peter GethersOctober 29, 1984 (1984-10-29)
Kate's eccentric Aunt leaves her an item in her will, which appears to be a lucky charm for anyone who wears it.
115"Candidate"Bill PerskyDennis Danzinger & Ellen SandlerNovember 5, 1984 (1984-11-05)

Allie helps a local political candidate with his campaign, but after he makes a pass at her, she finds out that he is married.

NOTE: First appearance of Sam Freed, as Jonathan Conti, who will later play boyfriend, then husband of Allie, Bob Barsky
126"Kate and the Plumber"Bill PerskyBob RandallNovember 12, 1984 (1984-11-12)

A plumber fixes the kitchen faucet and asks Kate out on a date, but both of them begin to wonder whether they are too different to ever have a meaningful relationship.

NOTE: First appearance of Gregory Salata as Ted Bartolo, Kate's on-again/off-again boyfriend.
137"The Safe Caper"Bill PerskyVictoria Rauch LichtermanNovember 19, 1984 (1984-11-19)
Kate and Allie find a safe behind a wall in the apartment, which contains an unsent letter from a man to a woman
148"Pirates"Bill PerskySherry CobenNovember 26, 1984 (1984-11-26)
Emma and Jennie both compete for a lead in their school's production of The Pirates of Penzance.
159"Country Dog"Bill PerskyAllan LeichtDecember 3, 1984 (1984-12-03)
Chip gets a dog, but it soon becomes clear that the dog is not suited to city life in an apartment.
1610"Piano Lesson"Bill PerskyAllan LeichtDecember 10, 1984 (1984-12-10)
Emma's father gives her a piano, and she begins to take lessons with a very cute piano teacher...whom both Kate and Emma show romantic interest in.
1711"New Year's Eve"Bill PerskyJane RichmondDecember 31, 1984 (1984-12-31)
The girls have a teenage New Years party, Kate and Allie spend a night "on the town", and everyone agrees to adhere to New Years resolutions.
1812"Back to School"Bill PerskyBob RandallJanuary 7, 1985 (1985-01-07)
Allie decides to go back to school.
1913"Charles Marries Claire"Bill PerskySherry CobenJanuary 14, 1985 (1985-01-14)
Charles and Claire split up, and Allie wonders whether Charles might be interested in getting back together.
2014"If She Goes, I Go"Bill PerskyBob RandallFebruary 4, 1985 (1985-02-04)
Kate gets Allie hired at her travel agency, but when Kate saves Allie's job after she messes up, Allie begins to resent Kate portraying herself as a hero to everyone she tells the story to.
2115"Rear Window"Bill PerskyStu HampleFebruary 11, 1985 (1985-02-11)
When Chip is sent to his room for misbehaviour, he and the girls think they have witnessed a murder in the apartment across from Chip's window.
2216"Lovely Rita"Bill PerskySherry CobenFebruary 18, 1985 (1985-02-18)
Kate's father begins dating a rich socialite, whom Kate begins to dislike the more she gets to know her.
2317"Sons and Lovers"Bill PerskyDavid Handler & Peter GethersFebruary 25, 1985 (1985-02-25)
Allie begins dating a young student at her college.
2418"Author, Author"Bill PerskyAllan LeichtMarch 4, 1985 (1985-03-04)
Kate and Allie both suspect that the lead character in a romantic novel written by their favorite college professor (Noel Harrison) is based on them.
2519"Dead Cat"Bill PerskyBob Randall & Sherry CobenMarch 11, 1985 (1985-03-11)
Kate buys Chip a kitten, but when the kitten dies suddenly, Kate goes all out to make Chip happy again.
2620"The Bad Seed"Bill PerskySherry CobenMarch 18, 1985 (1985-03-18)
Jennie starts hanging out with a rebellious young girlfriend (Martha Byrne), whose bad attitude begins to rub off on Jennie.
2721"Goodbye, Plumber"Bill PerskyBob RandallApril 8, 1985 (1985-04-08)
Ted proposes to Kate, who realises that her dreams of the future and his are vastly different.
2822"My Dinner With Kate and Allie"Bill PerskyAllan Leicht & Sherry CobenMay 6, 1985 (1985-05-06)
After Charles and Claire's wedding, Kate and Allie go over their past relationships together and debate love and life.

Season 3 (1985–86)

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291"The Reunion"Bill PerskyTrish Vrandenburg and Bob RandallSeptember 30, 1985 (1985-09-30)
Kate and Allie attend their high school reunion, and are forced to deal with a snobbish socialite (Patricia Richardson) who tormented Allie when they were classmates.
302"Make Mine Mink"Bill PerskyKaryl Geld Miller & Korby SiamisOctober 7, 1985 (1985-10-07)
While eating out together, Kate and Allie are given a mink coat by an irate woman angry with her lover, which Kate is reluctant to return once the woman tries to reclaim it.
313"Whatever Happened to Romance?"Bill PerskyAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergOctober 14, 1985 (1985-10-14)
Emma and Jennie respond to and exchange letters with an anonymous man who posted an ad in the personals column.
324"Evening in Paris"Bill PerskyBob RandallOctober 21, 1985 (1985-10-21)
Allie and Jennie are given a weekend trip to Paris when Charles gets the flu and can't go, but when Allie gets sick too, the "perfect weekend" is in jeopardy for both women.
335"Picture of An Affair"Bill PerskyBob RandallOctober 28, 1985 (1985-10-28)
When Allie uses her father's camera to take pictures, she discovers a picture which suggests that her father may be having an affair.
346"The Maltese Chotchke"Bill PerskyAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergNovember 4, 1985 (1985-11-04)
A birthday present from Emma's father proves to be a mystery, as several persons show up at the house looking to acquire the item.
357"Allie's Affair"Bill PerskyBob RandallNovember 11, 1985 (1985-11-11)
Allie's teacher (Franc Luz) takes a romantic interest in her, and asks her to go away for the weekend with her.
368"Thanksgiving"Bill PerskyAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergNovember 25, 1985 (1985-11-25)
Allie is frazzled while trying to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner, especially since Charles' new wife, Claire (Wendie Malick), will be meeting her for the first time.
379"Max's New Girlfriend"Bill PerskyTula DemetraDecember 2, 1985 (1985-12-02)
Kate's ex-husband, Max, brings his new girlfriend to meet Emma, and the two start hanging out all the time, much to Kate's dismay.
3810"Kate's Friend"Bill PerskyStory by: Sybil Adelman and Martin Sage
Teleplay by: Mindy Glazer
December 16, 1985 (1985-12-16)
Kate's friend -- a demanding corporate executive -- arrives and stays at the house, causing Allie to doubt the strength of her own friendship with Kate.
3911"Dress to Kill"Bill PerskySteven KunesDecember 23, 1985 (1985-12-23)
Allie buys Kate a dress, which she intends to return after wearing it to a party, but problems arise when the dress gets dirty and then gets misplaced while at the dry cleaners.
4012"Dark Victory"Bill PerskyBob RandallJanuary 6, 1986 (1986-01-06)
Kate makes a date with a man during a blackout, and has her liberal values tested when it turns out that the man is African-American.
4113"Grand Central Station"Bill PerskyBob RandallJanuary 13, 1986 (1986-01-13)
Allie's boyfriend sends a singing telegram to the house, but the actor is followed by his parents who criticize him for not following in the family business.
4214"Chip's Divorce"Bill PerskyDana Persky & Lorrie ShapiroJanuary 20, 1986 (1986-01-20)
Chip is upset and feels unloved when it is revealed that Claire, Charles' new wife, is pregnant with another baby.
4315"Too Late The Rebel"Bill PerskyAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergJanuary 27, 1986 (1986-01-27)
Kate and Allie are arrested after a sit-in at Allie's university to protest the school's investing in a chemical factory. Guest starring Ben Stiller.
4416"The Croissant Jungle"Bill PerskyAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergFebruary 3, 1986 (1986-02-03)
Jennie's young new boss fires her after she refuses to go out on a date with him.
4517"Privacy"Bill PerskyAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergFebruary 10, 1986 (1986-02-10)
Allie worries that Kate may be thinking of moving out after she starts seeing a mysterious man whom Kate is very secretive about.
4618"High Anxiety"Bill PerskyDavid Handler & Peter GethersFebruary 17, 1986 (1986-02-17)
Allie worries about being put on television after one of Kate's old friends (Paul Gleason) wants to make a television series about Kate and Allie's non-traditional family unit. Dick Cavett appears as himself.
4719"Thank You, Shirley"Bill PerskyJane RichmondFebruary 24, 1986 (1986-02-24)
Kate's cousin Shirley introduces the ladies to a man (David Rasche) who takes an interest in both of them, so Kate and Allie devise a scheme to force him to choose between them.
4820"Ted's Back"Bill PerskyBob RandallMarch 3, 1986 (1986-03-03)
Kate's former boyfriend (and almost fiancee) returns, leading Kate to contemplate different future scenarios of how her life (and the lives of her friends and family) might change with the choices she's faced with.
4921"Chip's New Friend"Bill PerskyAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergMarch 17, 1986 (1986-03-17)
Chip befriends a mentally challenged young man who both helps and is helped by Kate and Allie.
5022"Winning"Bill PerskyMarc JacobsApril 7, 1986 (1986-04-07)
While Emma runs for class president, Jennie learns a secret about Emma's closest rival in the race (April Lerman).
5123"Late Bloomer"Bill PerskyBob RandallMay 12, 1986 (1986-05-12)
Fed up with her inability to cook, Kate gets cooking lessons from a woman who is both a teacher and a student at Allie's school. Guest Stars Lindsay Wagner, Sam Freed, Barbara Barrie, and Mercedes Ruehl. NOTE: Second appearance by Sam Freed, as another character before appearing as Bob Barsky, future boyfriend, then husband of Allie. This episode was also used to spin off a pilot for a series that was never realized.

Season 4 (1986–87)

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521"The Trouble with Jason"Bill PerskyAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergSeptember 22, 1986 (1986-09-22)
Emma becomes the object of a new student (Ricky Paull Goldin)'s affections, but she sees his advances as nothing but troublesome and annoying. Guest starring Stephen Baldwin as one of the classroom students (uncredited).
532"Found Money"Bill PerskyMichael Zettler & Shelly AltmanSeptember 29, 1986 (1986-09-29)

Kate and Allie find a wallet with money in it, and when the owner pays them money for returning it, Allie finds it difficult to spend the money on something special for herself.

Notes: This was the first of a series of episodes with introductory dialogues between Kate and Allie's children, rather than Kate and Allie. Those introductions that included Kate and Allie during this period had Kate engaged in activities which served to hide her pregnant condition (e.g., playing on a see saw).
543"The Bully"Bill PerskyHoward KorderOctober 6, 1986 (1986-10-06)

Chip becomes the target of a bully, and Allie learns that peaceful negotiations aren't always the answer. David Groh guest stars as the bully's father.

Notes: This is the first episode where Kate is seen in a hospital bed, which was used as a storyline to hide the fact that Susan Saint James was pregnant at the time. Most likely to compensate for Susan's inability to appear standing in profile.
554"General Hospital"Bill PerskyDana Persky & Lorrie ShapiroOctober 13, 1996 (1996-10-13)
Allie checks into a hospital bed beside Kate to have a mole removed, and proceeds to scare herself about what else might be wrong with her. Guest starring William H. Macy as an orderly.
565"Rx for Love"Bill PerskyGloria GonzalezOctober 20, 1986 (1986-10-20)
Kate and her doctor begin a casual relationship, but Kate accidentally learns that he is still married.
576"Halloween II"Bill PerskyAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergOctober 27, 1986 (1986-10-27)
A mix-up during a Halloween parade causes Kate to bring home a stranger...who also claims to have brought his dead, invisible wife in as well.
587"Jennie and Jason"Bill PerskyBob RandallNovember 3, 1986 (1986-11-03)
Jennie and her boyfriend, Jason, consider having sex.
598"Bringing Up Charles"Bill PerskyJane RichmondNovember 10, 1986 (1986-11-10)
Charles begins to neglect both Chip and his new wife and child, causing Allie to suspect that Charles is having yet another affair.
609"Emma's Coming Out Party"Bill PerskyBob RandallNovember 24, 1986 (1986-11-24)
Kate and Allie remember the day Emma was born, as they met one day years after college and found that their lives and values were now total opposites.
6110"Stage Mother"Bill PerskyBob RandallDecember 1, 1986 (1986-12-01)
After a successful school talent show performance, Allie gets Jennie a part singing on a low-rated cable show (and proceeds to drive Jennie crazy with all her overbearing coaching). Guest stars in this and the subsequent episode are Andrea Martin as the cable show's executive producer, Grant Shaud as the director and Bill Cobbs as the cameraman.
6211"The Goodbye Girl"Bill PerskyBob RandallDecember 8, 1986 (1986-12-08)
Allie helps her cable producer friend fill eight hours of air time, or else her friend will lose her job.
6312"Dates of Future Past"Bill PerskyAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergDecember 15, 1986 (1986-12-15)
Allie meets an ex-football player at the supermarket, whom Chip's friends love and who wants to take Allie on a weekend date to Boston. NOTE: This is the third appearance of Sam Freed, but first appearance as Bob Barsky, future boyfriend, then husband of Allie.
6413"Gift of the Magi"Bill PerskyBob RandallJanuary 5, 1987 (1987-01-05)
Kate and Allie both struggle to buy the perfect gift for each other.
6514"Allie's Graduation"Bill PerskyBob RandallJanuary 26, 1987 (1987-01-26)
Allie graduates from college, then finds out that finding a job is not easy, even with a degree.
6615"Upstairs, Downstairs"Bill PerskyHoward KorderFebruary 2, 1987 (1987-02-02)
When Kate and Allie try to help resolve a fight between Jennie and Emma, they end up arguing with each other.
6716"Emma Goes to College"Bill PerskyAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergFebruary 9, 1987 (1987-02-09)
Emma gets accepted to college, and must decide which one she will attend -- one in New York, and one in California (where her father lives).
6817"Allie and the Three Wolves"Bill PerskyBob Randall and Howard KorderFebruary 16, 1987 (1987-02-16)
Kate convinces Allie to come with her to a singles bar, where three regulars make a bet as to who can pick up Allie first. Christopher Murney, featured as one of the three regulars, also appeared as a different character in the series finale.
6918"Louis in Love"Bill PerskyAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergFebruary 23, 1987 (1987-02-23)
When Kate tries to get Chip's friend, Louis, to "make the first move" with a girl who likes him, Louis misunderstands and thinks Kate likes him.
7019"Reruns"Bill PerskyBob RandallMarch 2, 1987 (1987-03-02)
When a mysterious, "personal and private" letter for Charles accidentally arrives in Allie's mail, she resists the temptation to open it; while sleeping, she dreams of her and Allie appearing in similar scenarios as characters from I Love Lucy and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
7120"Send Me No Flowers"Bill PerskyBob RandallMarch 16, 1987 (1987-03-16)
Allie, Emma, Kate and Jennie all trade bad day stories while figuring out who is the recipient and sender of a package of flowers with an apologetic card. Ricki Lake appears as one of two girls who verbally harass Emma.
7221"Dearly Beloved"Bill Persky and David TrainerSusan Connaughton CurtinMarch 23, 1987 (1987-03-23)
Chip meets a new girl (Jenna von Oy) in the neighborhood, and struggles to raise the money needed to take her out to dinner and a play.
7322"Allie on Strike"Bill PerskyHoward KorderApril 6, 1987 (1987-04-06)
Fed up with being taken for granted, Allie decides to "go on strike", and refuses to do any domestic chores around the house.
7423"Kate Quits"Bill PerskyAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergMay 4, 1987 (1987-05-04)
Fed up with the increasingly mundane nature of her job as a travel agent, Kate quits her job.
7524"Charles' Dinner"Bill PerskyBob RandallMay 11, 1987 (1987-05-11)
Charles hires Kate and Allie to cater a party celebrating his wedding anniversary to Claire, but Allie wants nothing to do with the affair.
7625"Allie's Surprise Party"Bill PerskyHoward KorderMay 18, 1987 (1987-05-18)
Allie is convinced that Kate is planning a surprise 39th birthday party for her, despite Kate's insisting that there is no surprise party.

Season 5 (1987–88)

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771"Fathers and Sons"Bill PerskyBob RandallSeptember 14, 1987 (1987-09-14)
A future adult Chip and his son flash back to a time when young Chip was worried about what he wanted to be when he grows up.
782"The Dilemma with Emma"Bill PerskyAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergSeptember 21, 1987 (1987-09-21)
While Jenny breaks up with Jason, Emma finally finds her boyfriend in Evin (Richard Joseph Paul) who dropped the K from his actual name because he thought Kevin "sounded too suburban." The relationship turns into a nightmare for hip, freethinking Kate when Evin turns out to be an arrogant, condescending Yuppie with a five-year plan for life.
793"Kate and the Cab Driver"Bill PerskyBob RandallSeptember 28, 1987 (1987-09-28)
Kate meets a cab driver, Dennis (David Purdham), who takes little responsibility for anything, to Kate's delight but Allie's frustration.
804"Mother's Day"Bill PerskyNita Wilson-Klein & Marco PennetteOctober 5, 1987 (1987-10-05)
Kate and Allie decide to take a proactive stand and improve relations with their mothers. Guest starring Scotty Bloch as Joan, Allie's mother, and Marian Seldes as Marion, Kate's mother.
815"Return of Bob Barsky"Bill PerskyAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergOctober 12, 1987 (1987-10-12)
Bob Barsky, Allie's one-time lover after her divorce, returns to New York and starts dating her...and another woman as well.
826"Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?"Bill PerskyStory by: Anne Flett & Chuck Ranberg
Teleplay by: Bob Randall & Bill Persky
October 19, 1987 (1987-10-19)
A series of unfortunate events leaves Allie alone, penniless, and on the other side of New York City, trying to get home.
837"Ted's Fix Up"Bill PerskyDana PerskyOctober 26, 1987 (1987-10-26)
Kate fixes her friend up with her ex, Ted, while her friend fixes Kate up with her ex. They all meet at the ballet, and as the friend and her ex get back together, Kate and Ted decide to give their relationship another shot. This episode marks the return of Gregory Salata as Ted.
848"Jennie's New Deal"Bill PerskyDaryl RowlandNovember 9, 1987 (1987-11-09)
Emma moves into the dorm at Columbia University, while Jenny is still stuck back at the apartment at Greenwich Village. Chip intercedes on Jenny's behalf and convinces Allie to allow Jenny more freedom of movement.
859"Hired Wife"Bill PerskyHoward KorderNovember 16, 1987 (1987-11-16)
Kate pretends to be the wife of a man, whose company requires that their management staff be married in order to get a promotion.
8610"The Marriage Counselor"Bill PerskyBob RandallNovember 23, 1987 (1987-11-23)
Bob suggests that the women go to a marriage counselor to help them get over their constant bickering.
8711"The Triangle Has Four Sides"Bill PerskyBob RandallDecember 7, 1987 (1987-12-07)
Kate ends up trying to date two guys at once, but then considers whether she truly likes either of them.
8812"The Nightmare Before Christmas"Bill PerskyAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergDecember 14, 1987 (1987-12-14)
Kate, Allie, and the kids decide not to have a traditional Christmas, and instead take odd jobs throughout December as "Santa's Helpers" for other families in order to pay for a ski trip. Guest starring Debra Jo Rupp as a toy store clerk.
8913"A Catered Affair"Bill PerskyDick GoldbergJanuary 4, 1988 (1988-01-04)
Kate and Allie are taken to court by a female client (Patricia Elliott) because they accidentally revealed to her husband that she was having an affair.
9014"The Band Singer"Bill PerskyAnne Flett, Chuck Ranberg and Bob RandallJanuary 11, 1988 (1988-01-11)
Jenny tries to win the affections of band manager Howard (Jonathan Scherick) by auditioning for the role of lead singer. The band Local Heroes is also featured.
9115"Almost Married"
"And Then There Were None"
Bill PerskyBob RandallJanuary 18, 1988 (1988-01-18)
Kate and Allie hope to spend a peaceful weekend in the woods with their boyfriends, but the cabin is too rustic and an escaped convict is loose in the area.
9216"My Day with Paul Newman"Bill PerskyTony LangFebruary 1, 1988 (1988-02-01)
Huge Paul Newman fan Allie gets carried away in her attempt to meet the actor, aggravating a movie crew attempting to film a scene at the front door of the apartment.
9317"The Nameth of the Game"Bill PerskyAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergFebruary 3, 1988 (1988-02-03)
Kate becomes the personal assistant to Joe Namath, leaving Allie to shoulder the burdens of running their catering business.
9418"The Mouse That Squeaked"Bill PerskyAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergFebruary 8, 1988 (1988-02-08)

Chip brings home a pet mouse which escapes from his cage and terrorizes Kate and Allie...and even Bob!

NOTE: This is the last appearance of Ari Meyers as Emma McArdle, aside from clips and flashbacks, but her name remains in the credits until the end of the fifth season.
9519"Inside Park Avenue"Bill PerskyBob RandallFebruary 15, 1988 (1988-02-15)
While catering a woman's (Kathleen Noone) 25th wedding anniversary, Kate and Allie both get hit on by the woman's husband.
9620"Working Women"Bill PerskyBob RandallFebruary 22, 1988 (1988-02-22)
Kate and Allie are hired by an extremely demanding male client, while Jenny prepares a presentation on how women have been exploited in the workplace over the last century.
9721"I Don't, I Don't"Bill PerskyBob RandallMarch 14, 1988 (1988-03-14)
After a lifetime as a bachelor, Bob begins to worry about the prospect of marrying Allie.
9822"Bob Smells the Roses"Bill PerskyAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergMarch 21, 1988 (1988-03-21)

After worrying about the prospect of marrying Allie, Bob now begins to embrace the idea...perhaps with a little too much passion.

NOTE: This is the last appearance of Gregory Salata as Ted Bartolo, Kate's on-again/off-again boyfriend.
9923"Allie Makes Up Her Mind"Bill PerskyBob RandallMarch 28, 1988 (1988-03-28)
After Bob proposes, Allie begins debating whether to get married for a second time. Meanwhile, Kate has already arranged an engagement party and has invited Allie's domineering mother and Charles, her former husband.
10024"The Clip Show"Bill PerskyStory by: Anne Flett & Chuck Ranberg
Teleplay by: Bob Randall & Bill Persky
May 23, 1988 (1988-05-23)
For the 100th show of the series, the main actors from Kate & Allie reminisce about their favourite moments from the series, including a series of bloopers.

Season 6 (1988–89)

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1011"Wedding Belle Blues"Linda DayAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergDecember 11, 1988 (1988-12-11)

Allie and Bob finally get married, but not before both their parents interfere and make a shambles of the wedding rehearsal.

NOTE: First episode that Ari Meyers name is removed from the opening credits, although she hadn't been in an episode since "The Mouse That Squeaked" from the previous season.
1022"Kate Gets Dumped"Linda DayAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergDecember 12, 1988 (1988-12-12)
Kate gets dumped by Ted for a woman who is more interested in conforming to his life goals (especially having kids) than Kate is.
1033"Allie Doesn't Live Here Anymore"Linda DayAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergDecember 19, 1988 (1988-12-19)
Kate takes in another roommate to help pay the rent...and she proceeds to get on Kate's nerves.
1044"The Odd Couples"Linda DayAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergDecember 26, 1988 (1988-12-26)

Allie takes Kate into her home for a few months while Bob is away in Washington.

NOTE: Last episode with the Greenwich Village apartment.
1055"Anchor Away"Linda DaySaul Turteltaub & Bernie OrensteinJanuary 9, 1989 (1989-01-09)
While Bob is in Washington doing the nightly sports portion of the local news, Allie becomes concerned about the female anchor's apparent flirting with Bob on the air.
1066"Better Never Than Late"Linda DaySaul Turteltaub & Bernie OrensteinJanuary 16, 1989 (1989-01-16)
Allie becomes worried when she starts to believe that Bob wants to have children with her.
1077"Moving On"Linda DayLaurie NewboundJanuary 23, 1989 (1989-01-23)
With an ex-husband with a hit television series and a daughter away at college, Kate decides to do something productive too...and join the Peace Corps in Africa.
1088"A Tree Grows on West 56th Street"Linda DayJim GeoghanJanuary 30, 1989 (1989-01-30)
Kate organizes a protest group, but the more popular Allie is elected its president.
1099"The Nearlyweds"Linda DayM. Brett SchneiderFebruary 6, 1989 (1989-02-06)
Jennie's move into the dorm and her new boyfriend, Ben, seems to be a perfect situation, according to Allie. But when an unexpected visit to the dorm reveals the truth about their relationship, the situation escalates into a possible wedding. Kate and Allie attempt to show Jennie and Ben that a rushed matrimony could lead to problems in their future, despite the young couple discovering a few truths beforehand. Guest star Dylan Walsh (Nip/Tuck) as Ben.
11010"Wanted: One Husband"Linda DayJim WellsFebruary 13, 1989 (1989-02-13)
Kate and Allie's business brings them a rich penthouse client in their own building who wants a husband just like Bob. In a dream sequence, Allie devises a plan to divorce Bob, have him marry the client, and then divorce her in order to get the payment offered. However, even in a dream, things go hilariously awry and result in a murder! Guest star Cynthia Harris as Laurel Jordan.
11111"What's Love Got to Do with It?"Linda DayKimberley Wells & Michael LyonsFebruary 20, 1989 (1989-02-20)
Allie and Bob try to set up Kate with a friend of Bob's named Tim, a successful television station owner. Allie believes he is perfect for Kate. After several dates, Kate discovers that, although Tim is a wonderful guy, she really doesn't feel anything for him. Despite her feelings, Kate still wants to pursue Tim and is hoping she will "learn to love him". Meanwhile, Chip falls for a girl in the building. Guest star Jay O. Sanders as Tim.
11212"I've Got a Secret"Linda DayDana PerskyFebruary 27, 1989 (1989-02-27)
Allie throws a party for Bob's peers, including a man who she once dated and is too embarrassed to admit it.
11313"Chip's Notes"Linda DayMichael GordonMarch 6, 1989 (1989-03-06)
Chip courts the cool crowd, but at the expense of being exploited into writing other students' term papers.
11414"Love Thy Neighbor"Linda DayAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergMarch 13, 1989 (1989-03-13)
A lovesick neighbor plays the piano.
11515"Trojan War"Linda DayAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergMarch 20, 1989 (1989-03-20)
Allie finds a condom in Chip's pocket.
11616"Loan-some Bob"Linda DayJohn AlbertMarch 27, 1989 (1989-03-27)
Bob loans money to Kate & Allie's catering business, but gets too opinionated about its expenses.
11717"The Review"Linda DaySaul Turteltaub & Bernie OrensteinApril 10, 1989 (1989-04-10)
A food critic dies of food poisoning.
11818"The Wedding"Linda DaySaul Turteltaub & Bernie OrensteinApril 24, 1989 (1989-04-24)
Lou is desperate to have Kate as a date.
11919"The Last Temptation of Allie"Linda DayAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergMay 1, 1989 (1989-05-01)
Kate discovers that Lou is illiterate.
12020"Hockey Team"Linda DayHelen BarrettMay 8, 1989 (1989-05-08)
Bob consents to Chip playing hockey. Susie Essman (credited as Sussie Essman) featured as mother in hockey scene.
12121"My Boyfriend's Back"Maureen ThorpCynthia HeimelMay 15, 1989 (1989-05-15)
An English professor (Franc Luz) who once dated Allie invites her to his new play, but goes out with Kate instead. The storyline was similar to that of Season 3's "Allie's Affair."
12222"What a Wonderful Episode"
"It's a Wonderful Episode a.k.a. Kate and Allie Go to Hell"
Linda DayAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergMay 22, 1989 (1989-05-22)
A mysterious potential client (Christopher Murney) haunts both Kate and Allie by granting each their wishes in their dreams.


  1. The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 1435. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.

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