One Day at a Time (1975–1984)

The Older Man: Part 1 

Julie gets a job from a guy who's car she plowed into. They become involved and this 42-year-old man proposes to Julie not unlike the tale of her mother's first marriage.


Herbert Kenwith


Allan Manings (created by), Whitney Blake (created by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Bonnie Franklin ... Ann Romano
Mackenzie Phillips ... Julie Cooper
Pat Harrington Jr. ... Dwayne F. Schneider (as Pat Harrington)
Valerie Bertinelli ... Barbara Cooper
Jim Hutton ... Dr. Paul Curran
Judy Lewis ... Mrs. Martin
Penelope Sudrow ... Penny


Having decided to forgo college, Julie spends the summer searching for a job. While out job-hunting, she accidentally crashes into a sports car owned by veterinarian Dr. Paul Curran. Julie insists upon paying for the damages rather than use Ann's insurance policy, but she and Ann argue about Julie's inability to find stable employment. Julie boldly persuades Paul to hire her as an assistant at his animal hospital. Her anger at a patient who doesn't love her dog impresses Paul, and despite an age difference of 25 years, the two find themselves enjoying each others company and sharing laughs. Afterward, Julie returns home from her first day of work and announces to her stunned family that she's in love. Written by Skip Eastport

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Release Date:

27 September 1977 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Dwayne F. Schneider: Hey, hey, hey. Can we possibly hold it down?
Ann Romano: Schneider, do you always have to butt in here right in the middle of an argument?
Dwayne F. Schneider: Is there any other time? I got a complaint from Old Lady Bronson across the hall. She'd like you to keep it down, so she can take a nap. Or talk louder, so she can hear.
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