Episode InfoEdit

Episode #71 - Season 4, Episode 4

First Aired: October 24, 1985


Jennifer is interested in Adam Galardner (played by Noah Hathaway) and she defends him from the school bully (played by Danny Nucci).  Then he never wants to see Jennifer again.  Meanwhile, Alex is disturbed when Mallory scores higher than he did on an IQ test.  Jennifer and Adam find some peace in the end.

Funny MomentsEdit

  • Twice, while in her educated phase, Mallory corrects Alex in questions of grammar.
  • Falsely trying to console Alex, Mallory says, "A person of, uh, your intelligence can still lead a normal life."


  • Parts of this episode are used as a flashback in "The American Family".
  • Adam makes reference to Steve Garvey as the best first baseman in the major leagues.
  • Inexplicably, Alex later refers to Mallory's IQ test results as unimpressive ("My Buddy").