The Hogan Family/Leave It to Willie

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Leave It to Willie
Season 2, Episode 5
Airdate November 9, 1986
Production Number 175606
Written by Steven Pritzker
Directed by Peter Baldwin
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Leave It to Willie is the fifth episode of the second season of The Hogan Family, and the fifteenth episode overall.

Starring: Valerie Harper (Valerie Hogan), Jason Bateman (David Hogan), Danny Ponce (Willie Hogan), Jeremy Licht (Mark Hogan)

and Josh Taylor (Michael Hogan) (credit only)

Guest Starring: Jadrien Steele (Max), Ken Lerner (Officer Chazin), Tom Hodges (Rich), Daniel Trent (The Father)

Co-Starring: Dick Billingsley (Bobby), Matthew Licht (Chubby)


Plot Overview

A sly satire on the "happy-ending-in-30-minutes" formula typical of situation comedies, the main plot centers on Willie taking the family car without permission, getting involved in a hit-and-run accident, and leaving David to take the blame when Valerie questions him.


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