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Season 1 of Last Man Standing premiered on ABC on October 11, 2011 and concluded on May 8, 2012. It contained 24 episodes.

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S1-E01
Pilot October 11, 2011
Mike Baxter, a director of marketing at an outdoor sporting goods store, returns home from traveling to a new assignment at work and to his house filled with women: his wife Vanessa, his oldest daughter Kristin (a single mother caring for her son in the Baxter family home), his middle daughter Mandy (an unintelligent, popularity-driven teenager) and his youngest daughter Eve (a tomboy inspired by her father). While Mike gives Eve advice for her soccer game, which results in her injuring a boy she has a crush on, he also plays Cupid to set up Kyle, a young employee at his store, with Mandy. However, Kyle mistakes Kristin for Mandy, and dates Kristin instead.
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S1-E02
Last Baby Proofing Standing October 11, 2011
Kristin decides that the Baxters need to hire a baby-proofer for their home to protect Boyd, and when Vanessa sides with their daughter, Mike finds himself fighting a losing battle against the women. Meanwhile, fed up with Mandy constantly taking his money, Mike decides to get her a job as a pizza delivery girl, but Vanessa takes issue with this.
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Grandparents Day October 18, 2011
It is grandparents day at Boyd's daycare center, and Vanessa forces Mike to attend with her. However, Mike's mildly offensive comments about a boy dressed as a fairy gets Boyd expelled from the center, forcing Mike to take his grandson to work with him. Meanwhile, when an older grandmother compares Vanessa to herself, Vanessa attempts to make her style more youthful with some help from Mandy.
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Last Halloween Standing October 25, 2011
Mike is upset when Eve tells him that she does not want to continue their annual tradition of trick-or-treating because her crush on Victor Blake who has her thinking Halloween is immature and for kids. So Mike decides to dress up Boyd and take him trick-or-treating, directly disobeying Kristin's orders. While trick-or treating, Mike meets Ed's friend Elvira. Meanwhile, Mandy chooses a very revealing costume for a party but Mike disallows it, and Vanessa's equally revealing costume draws the attention of the Baxters' obsessive neighbor, Bill Calhoun
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Co-Ed Softball November 1, 2011
Mike's boss Ed is irritated when the Outdoor Man company softball team votes to go co-ed, and he vows to track down the 'for' votes one-by-one. Meanwhile, Mike is afraid of Ed's reaction when he finds out that Mike voted for co-ed, so he has Eve join the team to make up for it. The move backfires when Eve usurps Mike's role as star pitcher with her far-superior skills. Mandy begins filling out college applications, but is stumped by the essay she has to write, and Kristin ponders what her own future holds while she helps her sister.
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Good Cop, Bad Cop November 8, 2011
When Mandy wants to enter a contest to be on a TV modeling show, Mike intends to give her his usual "yes" -- as he does with all of his daughters' requests -- knowing that Vanessa will tell her "no." But when Vanessa insists that Mike play the bad cop this time around, he has difficulty following through.
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Home Security Novmber 15, 2011
When a neighbor's home gets broken into, Mike thinks his fists and a cabinet full of rifles are enough to keep a home intruder at bay. But Vanessa thinks otherwise and rallies the neighbors to start a Neighborhood Watch program. While Mike patrols the block, he gets wrapped up in some neighborhood gossip which gets him into hot water.
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House Rules November 22, 2011
After an innocent date with Kristin, Kyle accidentally falls asleep in her bedroom. When Mike discovers this, his instinct is to take action. He establishes a new and more hard-lined set of house rules that end up causing more friction than harmony between him and his three daughters.
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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner November 29, 2011
A new couple moves in the neighborhood and Vanessa invites them to dinner. Mike finds out they are lesbians and is initially put off. Then he hits it off as a pal to one of them, but accidentally insults her. The girls make a revenge video.
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Last Christmas Standing December 6, 2011
Mike's Christmas spirit gets dampened when Ryan (Nick Jonas), the father of Kristen's baby, unexpectedly comes back to town after a long absence. Kristin's boyfriend, Kyle, also doesn't know what to make of Ryan's return. Meanwhile, Ed hires Mandy as an elf at Outdoor Man, where she tries to unionize the other elves to get better perks.
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The Passion of the Mandy Decemmber 13, 2011
Mike, amazed that Mandy might finally have found a passion for something, takes her under his wing at work when she offers to start an Internet campaign to keep Ed's favorite barber shop hangout from closing. Also, an exhausted Vanessa insists that she can still take care of the household despite her hectic work schedule, until she falls asleep during her own business presentation.
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Moon Over Kenya January 3, 2012
A pro-fisherman visits the store and talks of his travels. Mike wants to travel the world for work, but Vanessa is against it. Mike invites Chad to dinner to convince Vanessa how wonderful it is. But Chad realizes family life is better.
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Take Your Daughter to Work January 10, 2012
Ed hires his daughter, Gabriella, as a marketing consultant which frustrates Mike. Also, Mike and Eve find a stray dog; the family attempts to get it back to its owner.
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Odd Couple Out January 17, 2012
Vanessa discovers that she and Mike are no longer invited to their neighbor's parties because of something Mike said. Mike tries to make amends after Vanessa gets upset. Meanwhile, the girls try to fix Mandy's car after Eve puts a large dent in it.
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House of Spirits February 7, 2012
When Vanessa gives Mike a history of their house for his birthday, they discover that a woman who once lived there over 100 years ago died upstairs. Now the family, especially Vanessa, suspects the mysterious things going on in the house are linked to the woman's ghost. Meanwhile, Ed claims to never have cash on him and keeps borrowing from the money-strapped Kyle.
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Tree of Strife February 7, 2012
When the overzealous Mandy gets the chance to meet her idol, Kim Kardashian, things don't go exactly as planned, but the outcome is better than she could have ever imagined. Meanwhile, Mike doesn't want "The Man" ordering him to cut down a damaged tree on his own property and rallies the family to protest down at City Hall.
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Adrenaline February 14, 2012
NASCAR driver Tony Stewart guest starts as himself, helping to promote the Outdoor Man store. His race car is stolen from the store. Kristen wants to go skydiving.
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Baxter & Sons February 21, 2012
Mike's father Bud, and his brother Jim, arrive in town with thoughts of building an Outdoor Man store in a new location. Jim tries to get a loan at a bank, but ends up arguing more than requesting the loan.
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Ding Dong Ditch February 28, 2012
The Baxters are constantly awakened by an early morning prankster who rings their doorbell and then runs away. When Mike catches the teen-aged boy, the kid injures himself and now his litigious father expects Mike to pay the doctor bill. Also, single working mom Kristin starts college.
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Animal Wrongs March 20, 2012
Mandy's new boyfriend is an animal rights activist. Mike does not like him because he is against all that Mike believes. Ed and Kyle start a disagreement when they learn their ancestors used to be on competing families.
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Wherefore Art Thou, Mike Baxter April 10, 2012
For the annual Ted's Tacklebox competition between Outdoor Man and another local sports store, Mike and Ed ask Kyle to join them. They soon find Kyle is not much of a sportsman. Mike misses Mandy's school play because of the competition.
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This Bud's For You April 17, 2012
Mike's father Bud moves into town and begins working on a new Outdoor Man store. His girlfriend moves in with him. Mike is upset at his father living with a woman.
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The Spotlight May 1, 2012
Vanessa has been volunteering a lot and gets a recognition plaque. Mike steals the spotlight and upsets Vanessa.
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Take Your Daughter to Work May 8, 2012
Vanessa's sister April visits and only wants to borrow money. Kristen and Kyle break up.

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