Kate & Allie

The WORST episodes of Kate & Allie

Every episode of Kate & Allie ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Kate & Allie!

Kate and Allie, which ran on CBS from 19 March 1984 to 22 May 1989, was the brainchild of Sherry Coben who came up with the idea for the series while attending a high school reunion. There she noticed that a couple of divorcees who seemed unhappy and dissatisfied found comfort in sharing with each other. Coben worked with this germinal notion and successfully pitched the resulting script, originally entitled, "Two Mommies," to Michael Ogiens, then head of New York program development at CBS. Ogiens liked the script because it contained fresh material that dealt with a real issue of the day--single parenthood. Kate and Allie was an instant success, ranking fourth the week it debuted, garnering consistently high ratings thereafter, and earning Jane Curtin two consecutive Emmys and Bill Persky, one. The characters and the issues they dealt with obviously appealed to the program's audience. Saint James' character, Kate, is a woman recently divorced from her unstable and somewha

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Piano Lesson
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#1 - Piano Lesson

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/10/1984

When Max leaves for L.A., Emma inherits the piano, complete with a handsome piano teacher who soon has the whole family interested in ""music"" — but who strikes a note of discord when he becomes more interested in Kate than in his pupil.

Directors: Bill Persky
New Year's Eve
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#2 - New Year's Eve

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/31/1984

Dateless, Kate and Allie spend New Year's Eve at home together.

Back to School
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#3 - Back to School

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/7/1985

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Charles Marries Claire
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#4 - Charles Marries Claire

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/14/1985

Allie has new hope of a reconciliation after ex-husband Charles becomes suddenly attentive because he has broken up with girlfriend Clare.

Directors: Bill Persky
Make Mine Mink
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#5 - Make Mine Mink

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/7/1985

Kate ""inherits"" a lovely mink coat from a lover's quarrel and finds that it changes her lifestyle.

Whatever Happened to Romance?
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#6 - Whatever Happened to Romance?

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/14/1985

Allie's advertisement for part-time work ends up in the Personals Column by mistake, and the return mail brings such bizarre responses that she is appalled.

Directors: Bill Persky
Evening in Paris
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#7 - Evening in Paris

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/21/1985

On a free trip to Paris, Allie comes down with the flu while Jennie plans a rendezvous with a Frenchman.

Directors: Bill Persky
Thanksgiving
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#8 - Thanksgiving

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/25/1985

Kate and Allie invite a crowd for Thanksgiving dinner/disaster.

Directors: Bill Persky
Max's New Girlfriend
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#9 - Max's New Girlfriend

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/2/1985

Kate is worried that Max's new girlfriend, Darla, is turning Emma's head in a glamorous world of celebrities and premieres.

Directors: Bill Persky
Kate's Friend
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#10 - Kate's Friend

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/16/1985

Kate's old friend Betsy visits, and far outstays her welcome.

Directors: Bill Persky
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Dress to Kill
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#11 - Dress to Kill

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/23/1985

Invited to the Russian Ballet, Kate searches frantically for the perfect dress. She finds it, but it costs more than Kate and Allie's combined monthly salaries.

Directors: Bill Persky
Dark Victory
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#12 - Dark Victory

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/6/1986

Trapped in her dentist's office during a blackout, Kate makes a date with a stranger—and then discovers he's black.

Directors: Bill Persky
Grand Central Station
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#13 - Grand Central Station

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/13/1986

A singing telegram provided more information than intended when Kate and Allie referee another family's dispute.

Directors: Bill Persky
Chip's Divorce
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#14 - Chip's Divorce

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/20/1986

Chip feels he's being replaced when he finds out Charles' girlfriend Claire is pregnant.

Directors: Bill Persky
Too Late the Rebel
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#15 - Too Late the Rebel

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/27/1986

A protest rally gives Allie a taste of what she missed during the '60s, while for Kate it's a march down memory lane.

Directors: Bill Persky
The Croissant Jungle
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#16 - The Croissant Jungle

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/3/1986

Jenny gets more than she bargained for in her new job: a bonus of sexual harassment.

Directors: Bill Persky
Privacy
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#17 - Privacy

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/10/1986

Allie jumps to conclusions when she discovers Kate with a former boyfriend who's now married.

Directors: Bill Persky
High Anxiety
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#18 - High Anxiety

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/17/1986

Allie is so afraid of appearing on a talk show about modern families that she follows Kate's advice and goes to a hypnotist.

Directors: Bill Persky
Thank You, Shirley
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#19 - Thank You, Shirley

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/24/1986

Kate and Allie are both attracted to the same lawyer.

Directors: Bill Persky
Ted's Back
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#20 - Ted's Back

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/3/1986

Faced with a lonely Saturday night, Kate calls former boyfriend Ted on the pretense of returning a sweater.

Directors: Bill Persky
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Chip's New Friend
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#21 - Chip's New Friend

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/17/1986

Chip befriends a mentally handicapped man who's homeless and invites him to sleep in the basement.

Winning
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#22 - Winning

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/7/1986

Emma questions the importance of being elected class president when she learns that her opponent has leukemia.

Directors: Bill Persky
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Late Bloomer
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#23 - Late Bloomer

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/12/1986

Kate takes a cooking class given by a woman who also teaches acting, and studies psychology when not arguing with her mother about moving home.

Directors: Bill Persky
The Trouble With Jason
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#24 - The Trouble With Jason

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/22/1986

Brash new transfer student Jason Crawford takes a shine to Emma and won't accept her lack of interest in him, muc h to the amusement of the rest of the family -- particularly when he showers her with gifts of food deliveries. Jennie advises Jason to back off a little, but he shows up again with flowers -- for Jennie.

Directors: Bill Persky
Found Money
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#25 - Found Money

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/29/1986

Kate and Allie find a wallet containing $5,000 in cash, and the grateful owner gives them a $500 reward -- so Kate challenges Allie to spend her half on something frivolous she will enjoy.

Directors: Bill Persky

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