Eight Is Enough (1977–1981)

Mary, He's Married 

Mary's friendship with a doctor begins to develop into a romance. Nicholas dabbles in sales with face cream. Joannie tries to produce a documentary on her family for a promotion at work.


Irving J. Moore


William Blinn (developer), Thomas Braden (book) | 1 more credit »


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Episode credited cast:
Dick Van Patten ... Tom Bradford
Betty Buckley ... Abby Bradford
Grant Goodeve ... David Bradford
Willie Aames ... Tommy Bradford
Dianne Kay ... Nancy Bradford
Connie Needham ... Elizabeth Bradford
Lani O'Grady ... Mary Bradford
Adam Rich ... Nicholas Bradford
Susan Richardson ... Susan Bradford Stockwell
Laurie Walters ... Joannie Bradford
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arline Anderson Arline Anderson ... Woman
Reed Birney ... Steven
Brian Patrick Clarke ... Merle 'The Pearl' Stockwell
Squire Fridell ... Pete Burkus
Ina Gould Ina Gould ... Mrs. Perry


Mary begins spending time with a doctor at the hospital where she is studying. She reassures her family it is just a platonic relationship when they spot them after a movie. Things get out of control after they kiss. Meanwhile, Nicholas has two weeks to prove his skills at door-to-door sales with face cream made from avocado pits. Also, Joannie is frustrated when she is not given more responsibility at the news station. She decides to create a documentary on her father and the family at home with unsatisfactory results. Lessons all around. Written by Merely

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Comedy | Drama | Family





Release Date:

12 December 1979 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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