Original air date: 10/04/2017 Runtime: 21:37 min. Pops' war stories bore Adam, so Pops tells more exciting stories based on an old TV series. Meanwhile, Erica returns home to confront Beverly for over-mothering her; and Murray insists Beverly teach Erica and Barry basic life skills.
Original air date: 10/11/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min. Coach Mellor and his brother fight and Adam and Barry each side with one of the coaches, prompting Beverly to point out to her sons that this could be them as adults. Meanwhile, Geoff and Erica struggle with their long-distance relationship.
Original air date: 10/18/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min. Beverly reinvents herself by going to night school so she can eventually own her own business, but Murray convinces her to get a perm instead. Meanwhile, Erica struggles to balance academics with her social life in college, so she turns to Adam for help.
Original air date: 11/15/2017 Runtime: 21:40 min. During the holiday, Uncle Marvin reveals he has become a stockbroker and convinces Barry and the JTP to invest their money with him. Murray intervenes. which has repercussions for Barry. Meanwhile, Erica tells Geoff she is in debt and gets swept up in the family investment. Later, Beverly invites 50 people over for a Thanksgiving potluck instead of stressing out cooking for the family, but the plan backfires and Beverly realizes some traditions shouldn't change.
Original air date: 12/06/2017 Runtime: 21:37 min. Adam and Barry decide to write a song like the iconic "Parents Just Don't Understand" and call it "Dads Just Don't Care." When they don't get the reaction they expect from Murray, the boys take appropriate steps to make amends. Meanwhile, Beverly keeps calling Erica in college, but she wants space from her mom. Beverly is forced to take drastic measures to change.
Original air date: 12/13/2017 Runtime: 21:37 min. When Erica tells Beverly she is going to spend the first night of Hanukkah with Geoff and his family, Beverly worries and starts a competition for who hosts the best Hanukkah party. Meanwhile, Barry seeks advice from Pops on how to be cool and suggests entering into the school's talent show. However, when Pops hears Barry sing, he tries to stop him from performing.
Original air date: 01/10/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min. Erica warns Geoff about going to dinner with her family to celebrate her birthday, but he insists. Upon arrival, it's apparent this will be no ordinary dinner out: The family changes tables multiple times, Beverly sends her food back, Murray insists Adam order off the children's menu and Barry wants to change his order, but it's too late. By evening's end, Geoff hits his breaking point.
Original air date: 01/17/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min. Adam tries to be funny in class but ends up distracting his woodshop teacher, who nearly injures himself when his tie is cut off so Murray grounds him. Meanwhile, Geoff and Beverly try to become more cultured so Erica will remain close when she decides she wants to attend a Phillip Glass concert but, in the end, they learn something surprising about Erica's taste in music.
Original air date: 02/28/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min. Barry joins the football team but is quickly benched by Coach Mellor due to his lack of playing ability. He convinces himself the coach is testing him; but when Barry realizes the truth of his playing ability, Adam helps his brother understand there are other ways he can contribute to the team and comes up with their own version of the Super Bowl Shuffle. Meanwhile, Beverly designs jackets that she tries to get Murray and Erica to sell when a national TV channel won't.
Original air date: 03/07/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min. Adam loves director Steven Spielberg so much and decides to film an original script he wrote about Indiana Jones and his passion for directing is called into question. Meanwhile, Murray and Barry make a bet about whether or not a cheesesteak sandwich in New Jersey is the best one ever.
Original air date: 03/21/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min. When Beverly gets a glimpse into a soon-to-be empty nest, she replaces her kids with the Mellor brothers, nursing Coach Mellor back to health after falling off the rope climb. Meanwhile, Erica and her college roommate get on each other's nerves in their dorm room, especially when Valley Erica puts a scrunchie on the door and kicks Erica out.
Original air date: 03/28/2018 Runtime: 21:33 min. Barry enlists the JTP to help him break up Beverly's group of friends so Barry can have all the attention but soon realizes he made a major mistake when Beverly gets into a fight with her friends. Meanwhile, Adam's attempts to trick Murray into loving theater backfire.
Original air date: 04/11/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min. After seeing "Flashdance," Beverly decides to take up dance with the Frentas and is dejected when the family doesn't support her after telling them she is going to be in a recital. Meanwhile, when Emmy starts dating a cool guy, Adam thinks their friendship is in jeopardy, so he sets out to be cooler which backfires
Original air date: 05/09/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min. Adam tries to start a Mel Brooks club after he sees the movie "Spaceballs," and Jackie mistakes his club advertisement for political satire and puts it in the school paper. Meanwhile, when Beverly and Pops come up for parents weekend at school, Erica plans on telling them an important decision she has made, but Murray surprises them and tags along.
Original air date: 05/16/2018 Runtime: 21:38 min. The Season 5 finale: When Lainey moves back to town, Barry asks her to the prom; but when she says no, he plans a senior prank with Principal Ball's car to get out of going. Meanwhile, Erica tells Murray she has made a final decision about her future in college, and he is furious and insists she pay her own way for rent and food.