List of Hello, Larry episodes

This is a list of episodes for the television series Hello, Larry. The series aired for two seasons, from January 1979 to April 1980, with a total of 38 episodes. It featured three crossover episodes in which the cast of Diff'rent Strokes appeared.

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 14 January 26, 1979 May 4, 1979
2 24 September 14, 1979 April 30, 1980


Season 1: 1979

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"How to Not To"Doug RogersDick Bensfield & Perry GrantJanuary 26, 1979 (1979-01-26)
Diane's boyfriend is putting pressure on her to go all the way.
22"The New Kid"Doug RogersGeorge TibblesFebruary 2, 1979 (1979-02-02)
Ruthie is rejected at school by her friends as they learn her dad is the local outspoken talk-show host.
33"The Final Papers"Doug RogersTeleplay: Milt Rosen
Story: Dick Bensfield & Perry Grant
February 9, 1979 (1979-02-09)
Larry receives his final divorce papers, and struggles with his and the girls' emotional reactions to the official end of his marriage.
44"The Hitchhiker"Doug RogersDick Bensfield & Perry GrantFebruary 16, 1979 (1979-02-16)
A homesick Diane begins to miss her boyfriend in L.A., so she decides to hitch her way back.
55"Mother Morgan"Doug RogersHoward Albrecht & Sol WeinsteinFebruary 23, 1979 (1979-02-23)
Diane and Ruthie begin to miss their mom, and Morgan helps fill the void.
66"Ruthie's First Crush"Doug RogersGeorge TibblesMarch 2, 1979 (1979-03-02)
Ruthie and her friend Eric develop a case of puppy love and aren't sure how to react.
77"Larry's First Date"Doug RogersMartin CohanMarch 9, 1979 (1979-03-09)
Recently divorced Larry goes on a date with Morgan's sister much to Morgan's worry.
88"Peer Pressure"Doug RogersLois HireMarch 16, 1979 (1979-03-16)
It's feared that Diane is on uppers when Larry finds them in her purse.
99"Leona, the New Neighbor"Doug RogersGeorge TibblesMarch 23, 1979 (1979-03-23)
New tenant Leona moves into Larry's building and aids his daughters but angers him.
1010"The Trip: Part 2"[1]Doug RogersWoody KlingMarch 30, 1979 (1979-03-30)

The Alder family welcomes Drummond's family to Portland, as Drummond is considering the downsizing of Alder's station.

Note: The first half of this two-part crossover is an episode of Diff'rent Strokes.
1111"The Triangle"Doug RogersTeleplay: George Tibbles
Story: Celia Bonaduce
April 6, 1979 (1979-04-06)
Before a party at the Alders', Ruthie's boyfriend Eric gets a crush on Diane.
1212"Larry's Bad Back"Doug RogersWoody Kling and George TibblesApril 13, 1979 (1979-04-13)
The girls compete to see which one takes better care of their sick father.
1313"Rap with Ruthie"Doug RogersTeleplay: Milt Rosem
Story: Dick Bensfield & Perry Grant
April 27, 1979 (1979-04-27)
Ruthie gets to do her own radio talk-show for a school project. She uses Larry's radio show airtime.
1414"My Sister, the Criminal"Doug RogersDick Bensfield & Perry GrantMay 4, 1979 (1979-05-04)
Diane catches Ruthie stealing.

Season 2: 1979–80

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
151"Feudin' and Fussin': Part 2"[1]Doug RogersGeorge Tibbles and Woody KlingSeptember 28, 1979 (1979-09-28)

The Drummond family welcomes the Alders to New York City, as Larry auditions there for a television talk show.

Note: The first half of this two-part crossover is an episode of Diff'rent Strokes.
16/172/3"Ruthie Grows Up"Doug RogersPart 1: Jay Sommers & Dick Chevillat
Part 2: Teleplay: Lois Hire
Story: Earle Doud
October 5, 1979 (1979-10-05)
Diane, thinking Ruthie is too much of a tomboy, convinces Ruthie to go to a school dance with a nice boy her own age. But during that date Ruthie develops a crush on Cubby, a slick-talking 17-year-old young man who intends to make the inexperienced, younger girl his next conquest. After inviting Cubby over without Larry's permission, Ruthie must swiftly learn how to deal with Cubby and his more grown-up intentions toward her.
184"Hello, Marion: Part 1"
"Marion Returns"
Doug RogersTeleplay: Norman Paul and Woody Kling & George Tibbles
Story: Wayne Kline and Mark Fink
October 12, 1979 (1979-10-12)
Larry's ex-wife Marion comes to visit while Larry has to leave town with Morgan on a business trip.
195"Hello, Marion: Part 2"Doug RogersTeleplay: Norman Paul and George Tibbles
Story: Wayne Kline
October 19, 1979 (1979-10-19)
Ruthie keeps hoping her parents will get back together and tries much persuasion. Larry and Marion go out and have an interesting evening.
206"Goodbye, Marion"Doug RogersTeleplay: Norman Paul and George Tibbles
Story: Wayne Kline
October 26, 1979 (1979-10-26)
Larry and Marion announce they are getting remarried. However, they run into problems on where they will live and where they will work.
217"The Nude Emcee"Doug RogersJay Sommers & Dick ChevillatNovember 7, 1979 (1979-11-07)
Larry looking for extra work gets an offer to host a nude beauty pageant. But the catch is that he has to be nude too.
228"Morgan the Boss"Doug RogersGeorge Tibbles & Woody KlingNovember 14, 1979 (1979-11-14)
Morgan becomes Larry's boss and Larry is jealous of her new position and promotion.
239"Marion's Fiancé"Doug RogersAl Gordon & Jack MendelsohnNovember 21, 1979 (1979-11-21)
Marion's new fiancé comes to visit and mentions he and Marion will be seeking shared custody of the girls.
2410"Thanksgiving Crossover: Part 2"[1]Doug RogersTeleplay: Woody Kling & George Tibbles and Milt Rosen
Story: George Tibbles & Woody Kling
November 28, 1979 (1979-11-28)

The Alders go to New York City one more time, as Larry tries to pitch the sale of a television station he wants to manage to Philip Drummond's company.

Note: The first half of this two-part crossover is an episode of Diff'rent Strokes.
2511"Diane Drinks"Doug RogersTeleplay: George Tibbles & Woody Kling
Story: Wayne Kline and George Tibbles & Woody Kling
December 5, 1979 (1979-12-05)
Huge trouble arises when Diane develops a big drinking problem.
2612"Tommy the Houseguest"Doug RogersTeleplay: Elaine Newman & George Tibbles and Jay Sommers & Dick Chevillat
Story: Elaine Newman
December 12, 1979 (1979-12-12)
Tommy has to move in temporarily with the Alders while his mother is away.
2713"Larry's Father"Doug RogersAl Gordon & Jack MendelsohnDecember 19, 1979 (1979-12-19)
Larry's father moves in and, against Larry's wishes, he gives Diane money to buy a car.
2814"Money from Home"Doug RogersMilt RosenJanuary 9, 1980 (1980-01-09)
Larry's ex-wife Marion sends a sizable check to help him buy a house for his daughters. And in the process, it challenges Larry's pride.
2915"The Neighbor Dies"Doug RogersTeleplay: Douglas Tibbles & Barbara Tibbles
Story: Ralph Phillips and Douglas Tibbles & Barbara Tibbles
January 16, 1980 (1980-01-16)
Ruthie gets in a fight with her new piano teacher who is very much disliked. He dies after their argument and Ruthie feels responsible for his death.
3016"The Blind Friend"Doug RogersTeleplay: Mitchell Wayne Cohen & Bambi Burton and Woody Kling & George Tibbles
Story: Mitchell Wayne Cohen & Bambi Burton
January 23, 1980 (1980-01-23)
Morgan's blind nephew gets a sympathetic Ruthie to be his date.
3117"Love Around the Corner"Doug RogersGeorge Tibbles & Woody KlingJanuary 30, 1980 (1980-01-30)
Larry meets a female tenant (who happens to be Tommy's mother) in his building's laundry room and things get very serious.
3218"Larry's Mid-Life Crisis: Part 1"Doug RogersTeleplay: Douglas Tibbles & Barbara Tibbles
Story: Woody Kling & George Tibbles
February 13, 1980 (1980-02-13)
Larry uses his radio show to protest destruction of a local hotel housing senior citizens. He then ends up in jail and is fired from his radio job.
3319"Larry's Mid-Life Crisis: Part 2"Doug RogersAl Gordon & Jack MendelsohnFebruary 20, 1980 (1980-02-20)
Larry seeks new job offers after the loss of his radio job.
3420"Larry's Mid-Life Crisis: Part 3"Doug RogersJay Sommers & Dick ChevillatFebruary 27, 1980 (1980-02-27)
Morgan also finds herself jobless, and Larry confronts the station's boss's son, in order to at least try to get her a job at the radio station.
3521"The Rock Star: Part 1"Doug RogersMichael EndlerMarch 5, 1980 (1980-03-05)
Ruthie wants to go to a big concert but it is sold out. Luckily, her DJ father helped give the young man his first big break on the radio back in L.A. Larry takes the girls to see the singer Curt Stone in his hotel. But later on, after Larry says no to Diane, she decides to run away from home to visit the rock star in San Francisco.
3622"The Rock Star: Part 2"Doug RogersAl Gordon & Jack MendelsohnMarch 12, 1980 (1980-03-12)
Having run away to see rock star Curt Stone in San Francisco, Diane must make a very important decision. She must choose between her new love and her family.
3723"The Protégé"Doug RogersGlenn PadnickApril 2, 1980 (1980-04-02)
Tommy asks Larry for advice on women. Soon, Tommy is in very serious trouble at school for kissing a girl in a broom closet.
3824"Yearning"Art Dielhenn and Doug RogersGeorge Tibbles & Woody Kling and Al Gordon & Jack MendelsohnApril 30, 1980 (1980-04-30)
Morgan's new secretary dates Larry's father and it soon seems that marriage is in their plans.

See also


  1. 1 2 3 Part 1 is an episode of Diff'rent Strokes.
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