Too Close for Comfort (1980–1987)
5 Apr. 1986Henry's Change of Life
Henry, Muriel and Monroe move to Mill Valley, CA. The Rushes buy a new home. Henry bought a 49% share in a newspaper with a demanding 51% owner. Monroe is now his assistant and Muriel his photographer.
12 Apr. 1986Front Page Monroe
Monroe publishes a front page story about corporate pollution and gets sent to jail for not revealing his source.
26 Apr. 1986Ho-Ho-Ho Chi Henry
The Rushes and Mrs. Stinson help a Vietnamese family who opened a restaurant achieve the American dream.
3 May 1986Miss Marin Bugler
The Marin Bugler holds a beauty contest with unexpected repercussions for the winner.
10 May 1986Garfield the Cat Joins the Marin Bugler
Henry strikes up a deal to run the Garfield comic strip in the Marin Bugler.
17 May 1986Bedtime for Henry
All Henry wants to do is spend a relaxing day in bed, but is constantly interrupted.
24 May 1986Educating Lisa
The Rush's housekeeper Lisa enrolls in classes to become a naturalized American citizen.
31 May 1986Henry's Novel Solution
Henry's admiration for a famous author diminishes when he learns the man (Peter Haskell) gets his inspiration from the bottle.
7 Jun. 1986Henry Gets Taken for a Ride
Henry decides to buy a car for Lisa. He attempts to show his business prowess by getting the best deal but in the process gets far less than he bargained for.
12 Jul. 1986Late, Great Herbert Maxwell
Monroe and Henry learn about a coverup with regards to death of a friend of Mrs. Stinson.
19 Jul. 1986Muriel's Fish Story
Muriel is offered a photography job from a famous oceanographer for his next expedition.
27 Sep. 1986Ya Gotta Have Heart
When Mrs. Stinson's niece begins works as an intern at the newspaper, it causes friction.
4 Oct. 1986Monroe's Critical Condition
Monroe's life is threatened after he gives a singer a bad review.
11 Oct. 1986Cyrano Henry
Mr. Forester asks for Henry's help in writing a personal ad, which turns Henry into a ghost writer of sorts for all of his correspondence with the women who answer.
18 Oct. 1986Family Feud
Muriel quits the Marin Bugler when Henry decides to use a reader's photo in a story instead of hers.
1 Nov. 1986Rock Around Henry
Henry rallies behind two rock musicians who were banned from performing at a local music festival.
8 Nov. 1986Herb Kisses, Henry Tells
Henry and Muriel are caught in the middle of Herb and Marsha Kennedy's marriage problems after it's discovered that Herb has had an affair.
15 Nov. 1986Believing Is Seeing
Henry suddenly becomes editor of the paper when Mrs. Stinson quits. Henry realizes he needs her at the paper and Mrs. Stinson realizes quitting was the wrong move.
31 Jan. 1987Presenting Buddy Ficus
Monroe decides to become a stand up comedian, billing himself as "Buddy Ficus."
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