|Season 1, Episode 12|
|Air date||December 26, 1984|
|Written by||Judy Pioli, Marc Sotkin|
|Directed by||Alan Rafkin|
"Home For The Holidays"
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Charles, Buddy, and Gwendolyn have just returned from two days camping out in line for tickets to a Bruce Springsteen concert. They feel that it was a worthy life experience spending the night with fifteen thousand people sleeping with their heads on the curb, but it did not get them tickets to the concert. They still would give a lot to get tickets, but how? Charles is still occupied with his problem when Jason and Douglas come in the back door carrying the dog. They blame each other for "killing" the dog. All the while, the dog is very much alive, and both boys want Charles' permission to keep it. Charles agrees that they may, just long enough until the rightful owner has been found. In the meantime, Jill and Stan have to go to a wedding, Charles has to make decisions on how to sort dirty laundry, and what to do with the two Bruce Springsteen tickets he just won by phoning a local radio station. Buddy and Gwendolyn are making it very difficult for Charles to decide who is to go with him to the rock concert. Finally, Charles convinces the two boys that they cannot keep something that may be very dear to someone else, they return the dog to the owner and get a $20 reward; and Lila gets to go to the Bruce Springsteen concert with Charles.