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Step by Step

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Rated: All (TV-G)1991 - 19987 Seasons,Series EndedOn:  

Step by Step is an American television sitcom with two single parents, who spontaneously get married after meeting one another during a vacation, resulting in them becoming the heads of a large blended familyStep by Step featuring Patrick Duffy and Suzanne Somers has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Hulu, and available for purchase on iTunes. It's a comedy and family show with 160 episodes over 7 seasons. Step by Step is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.5 (10,904 votes).

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Pilot

S01 E01

Sep 20, 1991
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Pilot Sep 20, 1991 During their vacations in Jamaica, contractor Frank Lambert and widowed beautician Carol Foster get married. When they return to their hometown, Port Washington, Wisconsin, they need to slowly introduce their very different children. Their plan is to make the children think they are dating but Frank accidentally tells the truth (that they are married) and there is nothing to hide so eventually the Lamberts move to the Foster's house. Later, as a sign of ""step-maternal"" love, Carol believes Al is having a pain that is hurting her (something Frank never believed) and she takes her to the hospital; the pain results to be a appendix and they remove it.

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Season 01, Episode 02 The Dance

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Sep 27, 1991
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The Dance Sep 27, 1991 Frank wants to take Carol to an expensive restaurant; but Carol has agreed to be on the committee of Al's dance. After being dumped by a boy, Al stays in the dumps until she's rescued by her science fair pen pal: Steve Urkel. And since Frank can't take Carol out, he shows up at the school dance and finds a way to work in a little romance anyway.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Rules of the House

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Oct 4, 1991
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Rules of the House Oct 4, 1991 Noticing a certain lack of discipline about her new stepchildren, Carol sets about creating order by instituting a few rules -- which so infuriate Al that she threatens to go live with Grandmother in Milwaukee. The rule that really upsets Frank's kids is Carol's control of the television viewing time: everyone is allowed to watch no more than six hours of television per week. Everyone is given 12 tickets, and each is good for viewing one half hour of television. When Frank has run out of tickets but desperately wants to watch the World Series, he persuades Carol to lighten up a little.

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Season 01, Episode 04 First Anniversary

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Oct 11, 1991
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First Anniversary Oct 11, 1991 On Frank and Carol's first month wedding anniversary, they decide not to buy each other gifts. Frank listens to what Carol says and does not buy her a gift while Carol ignores what they said and buys Frank a gift while thinking that his purchase at the hardware store was a gift for her when really it was a new saw he bought for himself. Carol tells Frank that even though she said she didn't want a gift, that he should know that it is their anniversary and he should have thought to get her gift himself. He later suprises her with memories of Jamaica by transforming the beaty salon into paradise island.Meanwhile, JT bets Cody that he can't get a date with Dana but unluckily, for JT, she finds out about the bet, goes out with Cody and then she becomes upset because when JT pays Cody, he says that he can't take money from him.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Frank & Son

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Oct 18, 1991
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Frank & Son Oct 18, 1991 JT agrees to go to work with Frank because he needs extra money, something ""Frank is more excited about then JT."" After failing miserably there, JT ends up helping Carol out as a shampoo boy, a job he only likes because he gets ""to touch girls without getting sent to the principal's office."" Meanwhile, Dana needs to build a good birdhouse or her entire GPA will drop and Al needs to write a book report on Tom Sawyer. They decide to switch assignments until Brendan points out that it is cheating. After the disappointment with JT and Brendan telling him that working for him would be a punishment, Frank is delighted to see Al's birdhouse. Frank and Al walk off talking construction.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Pulling Together

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Oct 25, 1991
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Pulling Together Oct 25, 1991 Carol thinks that the 2 families need to do something together and that the Port Washington Games are perfect. The Lamberts who won each of the past three years feel that the Fosters should not have to be on their team, because they are not very athletic. The Fosters don't put up a fight as they find the games a little too rowdy and barbaric for them but eventually agree to participate. To make matters worse, Cody will not be able to make the games this year. The Lamberts are able to stay close enough that when Karen mesmerizes the opponent, it all comes down to the last event. Luckily, Cody arrives just in time to save the day.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Yo-Yo's Wedding

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Nov 1, 1991
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Yo-Yo's Wedding Nov 1, 1991 On Brendan's 6th birthday, Frank wants to take him out for pizza and bowling. but Carol realizes he would prefer a regular party and helps him plan a party with Yo-Yo the clown as the entertainment. Frank and Carol receive word that their wedding was not official or legal. They plan to meet at City Hall and have a romantic lunch, making the entire day special. Frank, however, gets stuck at work and can not give the entire day. Carol then insists on a ""real"" wedding with a Reverend, but he is leaving on Saturday for a 6 month vacation. They arrange to squeeze it in between the party and the outgoing flight. Yo-Yo is unable to come to the party so Frank is forced to dress like a clown and take his place and keeps the costume as his wedding attire.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 S.A.T. Blues

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Sep 18, 1992
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S.A.T. Blues Sep 18, 1992 Dana goes to take her SATs,and guess who shows up out of now where,Cody. He explains that every week he does something new (one week he ate nothing but peaches). Dana does good (92nd percentile), but Cody does better. Dana insists that they both take it again. This time Dana does even better than Cody did the 1st time, yet Cody beat her again. Cody is afraid, ""they"" will make him be a brain surgeon, although at the end he decides to give college a try, and Dana decides she doesn't always have to be perfect.

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Season 02, Episode 02 To B or Not to Be

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Sep 25, 1992
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To B or Not to Be Sep 25, 1992 JT has a test coming up at school on Shakespeare.So Carol convinces Frank to help JT. Frank and JT first try a tape but that gets lost.But they soon discover it's all about sex and romance,they stay up all night studying. In the morning, JT is sure the test will be easy, because of his studying; however, JT receives a bad grade. Carol and Frank talk to the teacher and discover that she gave JT a bad grade because she believes because he is a jock,that he is stupid.After the talk, she reluctantly agrees to give JT a B+.Dana, in a moment of kindness toward , says that although JT is a sport-fanatic, he deserves better.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Stuck on You

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Oct 2, 1992
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Stuck on You Oct 2, 1992 JT tries to get a date,Al gets a new friend and Frank feels he may be loosing a daughter.

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Season 02, Episode 04 JT's World

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Oct 9, 1992
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JT's World Oct 9, 1992 JT and Cody start there own TV show on local cable access called JT`s World. The living room is the set, and Al, Brendan and Mark are the crew. JT meets Karen`s beautiful friend Lisa, and invites her to be in the show. But Lisa falls in love with Cody instead. JT becomes so upset that he fires Cody because of it. Frank and Al tells JT that he made a stupid decision. And when Cody gives his guitar to him to use it in the show, JT decides to re-hire Cody. But this time the show will be named JT`s a Cody nd Cody`s world.In the meantime: Frank told Carol that he if he got stranded on a deserted island, then he would hit on a woman. In the end it turned out that Carol would do the same thing if she had the chance.

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Season 02, Episode 05 It's a Dog's Life

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Oct 16, 1992
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It's a Dog's Life Oct 16, 1992 The neighbor's go on vacation to Florida and ask the Lambert/Foster children to take care of their dog, Mr. Fritz.When Al and Brendan beg for Frank and Carol to let them dog sit for a week while the owners are out of town, Frank is willing, while Carol reluctantly says yes.At first Carol doesn't like the idea, but agrees to it if the children take responsibility.After a while, Carol falls in love with the dog and begins giving it special treatment. While Mark is scared of it, Al and Brendon soon become sick of it and Frank is jealous of it, the owners call and tell them to keep the dog because they aren't coming home Frank makes Carol take it the kennel.The new neighbors who move into the house vacated decide they want the dog instead. Contributed by Haley

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Season 02, Episode 06 The Boss

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Oct 23, 1992
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The Boss Oct 23, 1992 JT and Karen get jobs at a 50's cafe as while Cody gets a job there as a DJ. Dana gets a job as Assistant Manager and is extremely bossy.Therefore JT and Karen quit and the cooks quit (they only put up with Dana so they could look at Karen). Dana ends up getting Frank and Carol to help her and Cody works in the kitchen. Frank and Carol end up correcting Dana.Mark and Al play with a truth telling machine that helps reveal, among other things, Frank's middle name (Delano), where Cody's keys are (in his car), what kind of job Frank had while in school (a paper route), and a very interesting fact about Cody.

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Season 02, Episode 07 Model Daughter

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Oct 30, 1992
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Model Daughter Oct 30, 1992 Karen gets a modeling job in Chicago.So she begs Carol to let her and she finally does let her.Excited, Karen and Carol go to Chicago. Carol suggests how they should do Karen's hair,what kind of bathing suit Karen should wear, and many more similar things.Basically being a typical stage mother.Carol's suggestions really begin to embarrass Karen greatly.Meanwhile Dana is sick and she driving Frank crazy with her demands. She keeps ringing a bell for each request. Who eventually smashes her bell to pieces.Evidently Dana's illness was contagious, because Al, JT, Brendan and Mark all get sick. The worst is Mark, because he throws up every 20 minutes when he is sick.Contributed to by Haley and Nest

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 Way-Off Broadway

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Sep 24, 1993
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Way-Off Broadway Sep 24, 1993 Dana's new boyfriend, Daniel, convinces her to be in a local play he is directing. Coincidentally, Cody is working on the set of the show and Daniel convinces Cody to join the acting team as well. They become Romeo and Juliet, and Dana is unable to do a good job, because she cannot see any redeeming qualities in Cody. Then Daniel fires Dana saying, ""The show is the most important thing."" Cody then quits saying, ""People are the most important thing""; which Dana finds ""loyal, generous, and giving."" She finally sees redeeming qualities in Cody.

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Season 03, Episode 02 The Apartment

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Oct 1, 1993
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The Apartment Oct 1, 1993 A nearby family is going out of town and they want Dana to ""house-sit."" Carol is extremely uncomfortable with Dana leaving, but Frank talks her into it so when she goes to college, Carol will be ready. Everyone has trouble adjusting. Cody gives his plant, Gordo, to Dana so she will have someone to talk to. JT complains that the remaining Fosters (Karen and Mark) do not slam him good enough. Frank discovers he misses Dana as if she were his own. Most of all, though, Dana discovers after catching herself talking to Gordo repeatedly,that she does not like being alone.

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Season 03, Episode 03 Never on Sunday

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Oct 8, 1993
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Never on Sunday Oct 8, 1993 While at church with the Fosters (and NOT the Lamberts), Carol invites the pastor and his wife over for Sunday lunch. The Lambert's notice that he is a normal guy, and Frank promises that the Lamberts will be there next week. Cody and his friends, Slasher and Death, come too because the Pastor is into bikes. The only problem is that a big televised Packer's game is on that week. While at church, JT sneaks away to watch the game, Frank follows him up and falls through the ceiling. Frank agrees to fix the roof and go to church from now on. The very next week he observes Cody, Slasher, and Death singing, ""Pharaoh, Pharaoh""-- a ballad of the Israelites to the tune of ""Louie, Louie.""

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Season 03, Episode 04 The Paper Chase

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Oct 15, 1993
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The Paper Chase Oct 15, 1993 JT and his friend Doug find out that they have a book report due on Monday. Mark tells them that he has read and written reports on at least 10 of the books on their list. JT and Doug get into Mark's computer, get the reports, and decide to sell the extra reports to the football team. Dana finds out and convinces Mark to change the reports into bogus reports. Consequently, Dana has to help JT write his real report.Slasher and his wife, Debbie, go on a trip and leave their baby son Harley with ""Uncle"" Cody. Carol ends up wanting to have another baby and seeing that Cody is a natural father.

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Season 03, Episode 05 Trading Places

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Oct 22, 1993
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Trading Places Oct 22, 1993 JT is struggling with Algebra and Frank will not let him cheat. Dana doesn't like not having power and having to walk places. JT and Dana agree that being a parent is easier, whereas Frank and Carol think being a teenager is a breeze. They agree to switch places and bet a month's allowance on what is easier. After 2 days, all four agree that both are difficult and become satisfied with what they are.Meanwhile, Cody discovers that Slasher got married by putting an ad in a hot rod magazine. He decides to do the same and gets a response with a personalized License plate.

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Season 03, Episode 06 Video Mania

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Oct 29, 1993
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Video Mania Oct 29, 1993 Mark is depressed about getting an ""A"" on a test, rather than an ""A+."" Frank tries to loosen him up by getting him a video game. Mark does loosen up, but his grades slip, he starts fights, and he becomes addicted to the game. Frank and Carol send him to a support group. There, he recognizes his addiction and begins to work it out.In the meantime, Cody goes to the health food store to obtain a cure for his cold. In the parking lot, he buys a booklet teaching him how to cure himself with the powers of his mind. Dana mocks him, despite the fact that using his newfound powers enable Cody to think of Karen wearing a turtleneck to hide her hickey. Dana, however, when she is unable to get rid of a cold, tries it herself (when no one else can see, of course).

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Season 03, Episode 07 Hog Wild

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Nov 5, 1993
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Hog Wild Nov 5, 1993 JT discovers that although Cody is the best motorcycle repairman in town, he charges everyone $9. JT convinces him to start his own business with a bigger shop. Cody has trouble getting a loan until Slasher ""convinces"" the banker by threatening to move his multi-million dollar account elsewhere. Cody, however, does not like the new business because he does not get to work on the bikes himself.Frank and Carol are celebrating an anniversary and again are fighting over presents. This time they agree to buy a present, but to limit it to $25. Both exceed the limit and end up struggling to buy a more expensive present than the other one.Brendan makes them an anniversary card, because he did not have the money to buy one. This ends the struggle.

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Season 4

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Season 04, Episode 01 Karate Kid

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Sep 23, 1994
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Karate Kid Sep 23, 1994 Mark feels his friends don't respect him, and his mother babies him. In order to earn respect he joins a Karate class. His teacher kicks him out for being too wimpy. Cody agrees to help Mark prepare for the big karate tournament (Cody is a black belt) in a month and Mark becomes a totally new man. He faces the best person in the first match and falls behind quickly. Cody, however, notices his weakness and Mark uses it to catch up and force the guy to the final point. Mark loses the match, but wins respect from everybody except the coach of the other guy who mocks him and Cody and then challenges Cody to a karate match. Cody beats him badly.Frank is tired of all the yelling in the house so he installs an intercom that has a radio in it, but he is forced to destroy it when it wakes everyone up in the middle of the night.

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Season 04, Episode 02 College Bound

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Sep 30, 1994
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College Bound Sep 30, 1994 Carol adds to her vast collection of ""first"" pictures by taking one of Dana's first day at East Wisconsin University. Dana feels she is being shafted when she receives a ""D"" on her English paper. That evoked varying responses including an ""Another first-- get a picture Carol"" from Al and an ""I'm the smartest now"" from Mark. Carol tells Dana her ego is too big and although she is smart she only had to look to her driveway to find someone smarter (remember SATs). Dana later apologizes and promises to correct her attitude. Immediately after this she finds out Cody was accepted at ""Cheese Wis U"" and enrolled in all her classes.Meanwhile, JT receives a credit card and despite a warning from Frank, he charges $20,000 worth of stuff, including a mink coat which Carol adores. When everything is returned Carol has a hard time parting with the coat. Frank puts the next credit card JT gets in the blender.

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Season 04, Episode 03 Animal House

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Oct 7, 1994
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Animal House Oct 7, 1994 Cody joins a college fraternity (Delta Delta Beta),to be cool.But finds the way they treat woman disgusting after Karen attends a party with him.Meanwhile joins the schoolband.

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Season 04, Episode 04 Spoiled Sport

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Oct 14, 1994
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Spoiled Sport Oct 14, 1994 When a part time Sportscaster job becomes available, Frank's old visions of being a great announcer come back. He chokes and Carol gets the job which bums him out seeing himself stuck in an endless life of average. He snaps out of it when Carol tells him that to her he is a superstar. Ironically, when Carol denies the job, Cody ends up with it.Carol's health food kick has the kids buying their own junk food. This causes JT and Al to patrol the kitchen and endless fights over stealing each other's junk food. Finally, a food fight breaks out and when Cody tries to break it up, he is attacked from all sides. As a funny side note, in the middle of all this JT put glue in Dana's conditioner.

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Season 04, Episode 05 Revenge of the Nerd

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Oct 21, 1994
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Revenge of the Nerd Oct 21, 1994 Karen tries to become Homecoming Queen, and discovers it's not worth the effort.Cody suffers an identity crisis.

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Season 04, Episode 06 Something Wild

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Oct 28, 1994
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Something Wild Oct 28, 1994 Cody makes the world's largest Jack-o-Lantern and Mark discovers an alien life.

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Season 04, Episode 07 Growing up is Hard to Do

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Nov 4, 1994
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Growing up is Hard to Do Nov 4, 1994 Al has a date with Kevin Philips,so she seeks advice from her step-sisters.Dana tells her she needs to stand up to him and make sure he doesn't push her around.While Karen's advice is completely opposite,saying that the only way Kevin will like her is if she agrees with everything he says.Al decides unwisely to take Karen's advice.The date doesn't go fairly well,but Kevin says he doesn't want to see Al again,as he thought she was more of an independent thinker.Meanwhile, Dana and Cody try to out compete each other in college

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Season 5

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Season 05, Episode 01 Little Sister Don'tcha

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Sep 22, 1995
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Little Sister Don'tcha Sep 22, 1995 JT and Rich go on a double date to the drive-in.But JT thinks twice after he finds out who Rich wants to take,Al.After a while it's clear JT can't handle it,so he and Al have a talk.Where she tells JT she no longer needs him to protect her.Cody sets up Dana with Brad Pitt from Legends of the Fall, but it turns out to be the Brad Pit that played dead body #2.Mark and his friends are depressed about their controlling mothers. They try to prove their manhood by smoking stogies, and Mark gets sick. So Frank offers to take him and his friends camping to do some manly things.

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Season 05, Episode 02 Three Girls and a Baby

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Sep 29, 1995
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Three Girls and a Baby Sep 29, 1995 Stressed by caring for the new baby, Lilly.Frank and Carol go out for a romantic evening by themselves, leaving the baby home with the girls for the first time. Dana is convinced that childcare will be simple, until Lily accidentally gets locked in her room and the girls have to call the Port Washington Fire Department to break down the door. Fortunately for Karen and Al, the three firemen who respond are young and handsome. Unfortunately for Dana, they are able to pick a lock she could not and she has to admit to Carol in the end that she was wrong.Meanwhile, Frank and Carol's date is ruined by a series of disasters. The workers of the restaurant go on strike. The Movie Theater has a patron who cannot seem to shake his phlegm-filled cough and ends up stealing Franks hot dog. A bear relaxes on the hood of Frank's truck while they are trapped inside surviving on beef jerky, because the pizza boy was afraid of the bear.Frank and Carol soon realize that sometimes simply being together is

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Season 05, Episode 03 Party Animal

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Oct 13, 1995
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Party Animal Oct 13, 1995 Dana, desiring freedom, decides to move in to a frat House. When her friends throw a party, though, Dana goes wild. She gets drunk and starts to dance on the furniture as Al and Karen are there to see it and take pictures. When Carol shows Dana the picture of her swinging topless from the chandelier, even Dana is surprised. She then decides living at home is not that bad.As if Dana moving out of the house was not bad enough, Frank wants Lilly to move out of their room. this causes the first of several arguments. Frank finally wins and Lilly is moved to her room. Frank returns delighted to find Carol...asleep.Cody mistakes a guy who sells toupees during ""America's Most Wanted"" as a Jewel Thief and he's there new next door nieghbor. Cody,Mark, and JT become convinced when he asks if he can have a package delivered to there house, and after hearing several awkward dialogs. This climaxes in a series of mistakes as the package arrives the guys call him over and set a trap.As it turns out

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Season 05, Episode 04 Midnight Caller

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Oct 20, 1995
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Midnight Caller Oct 20, 1995 JT and Dana are stuck doing a community project together for a class. They must work at a Suicide Help Line. A boy named Todd calls saying he is about to commit suicide because he is beginning to enter a step-family situation. Dana and JT get so involved slamming each other that he hangs up on them.Thinking that he has commited suicide they begin to freak out.But fortunately he comes by later and they are able to comfort him, and Dana and JT learn what is important and how much they really love each other.Lilly stays up crying all-night and only Cody seems to have the ability to silence her. Carol is convinced Lilly hates her and is extremely worried about it. Finally, Cody is able to show her that the only reason Lilly cries around her is because she is so tense and Lilly can sense that.

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Season 05, Episode 05 Maid to Order

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Oct 27, 1995
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Maid to Order Oct 27, 1995 Frank decides to hire a new housekeeper for Carol.So he and JT set about interviewing potential employees.After having no luck what so ever,Frank leaves to run an errand and tells JT to do the last interview himself.It turns out to Carrie a former swimsuit model.JT hires her on the spot.As it turns out she knows even less about housekeeping than JT did about modeling.So before long JT is doing her work for her just so it appears she is doing a great job.In the end Frank finally makes JT fire her.Karen is in the running for Head Cheerleader and Carol makes it her personal mission to make sure she doesn't fall short.Being that Carol lost out to another girl when she was in high school she becomes some what obsessed.Carol is there when they announce the winner and it's Karen......Covington.Carol would soon find out that Karen Covington was the daughter of Becky Sue Covington the girl she lost out too so many years ago.Also Cody starts teaching a senior citizens aerobics class and gets t

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Season 05, Episode 06 Don't Ask

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Nov 3, 1995
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Don't Ask Nov 3, 1995 Karen thinks her dream of becoming a Country Music star may finally come true,A producer says he will deliver her demo to every record producer in the business if she gives him 500 dollars upfront.She does and he rips her off,by skipping town. She soon becomes depressed and being too young to get drunk, she stuffs herself trying to get fat. Dana eventually cheers her up by getting a radio station to play Karen's song on the air.Cody orders a ham radio, but ends up with a Russian mail order bride. She steals his credit card, max's it out, and insists upon marrying Cody to avoid having to go back to Russia. Finally, she finds a naturalized citizen from her home country and marries him,and Cody is no longer under Russian domination.Frank and Carol, sick of doing EVERYTHING for the kids, talk to the kids about doing their own little errands. Brendan ends up not getting a permission slip to a Packers game, requiring a clarification of the rules.

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Season 05, Episode 07 Hello, Mister Chips

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Nov 10, 1995
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Hello, Mister Chips Nov 10, 1995 Al has just lost another job and Frank encourages her to be a ""team player."" Karen tells Al of a job at the mall. Al gets the job at a cookie store called Mr. Chips,named for a monkey. She ends up having to take Mr. Chips home, creating some interesting situations.Carol tries to convince Frank to be Tarzan while she plays Jane for the fundraising skit at the community theatre. She gets an underwear model to pretend to be acting the part of Tarzan to make him jealous and hopefully convince him to take the part.It works.JT makes a bet with Big Jim that Mark can beat him. Mark uses Geometry and Physics to win. He ends up beating Big Jim for the $1000 that Cody makes JT give to Mark.

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Season 6

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Season 06, Episode 01 Crazy Love

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Mar 7, 1997
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Crazy Love Mar 7, 1997 Dana is told she must tutor another student.As she goes on about ""moron jock"" she will to tutor this time she discovers it's Rich;whom she loathes. But the first thing they learn is that opposites attract, and soon, to everyone's shock, sparks begin to fly.Meanwhile, Carol and Frank, eager to be alone and away from the ever-present Jean-Luc, escape for a much needed romantic weekend, but find an unwelcome surprise awaiting them,Jean Luc.It's his birthday and he ends spending it alone after Carol and Frank explain to him they need some time alone themselves.

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Season 06, Episode 02 Road Trip

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Mar 14, 1997
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Road Trip Mar 14, 1997 JT and Rich convince Frank that they're mature enough to drive down to Mexico. After traveling almost the whole way they finally discover that Dana has stode away in the back seat. After reaching the border town of Tejada, they end up in jail, when Rich gives all his money to Dana and they can't pay for the burritos they just ate. Dana's mouthing off to the officer over what she sees as him trying to take advantage of her, only makes things worse.In the meantime, Carol has a bright idea. Frank should teach Jean-Luc how to drive. But for once he refuses and Carol takes her life in her own hands when she attempts to teach Jean-Luc herself.

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Season 06, Episode 03 Sex, Lies and Videotape

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Mar 21, 1997
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Sex, Lies and Videotape Mar 21, 1997 JT accepts the hasty marriage proposal made by Michelle, a sexy French woman ten years his senior, but as Jean-Luc discovers that there are some serious hidden strings attached. Michelle as it turns out is about to lose her visa and must return to France. So she tries to get JT to marry her so she can stay.Meanwhile, after Frank refuses to let him go and see Showgirls, Mark and his friends go the video store and discover ""Naughty Nurses"" in a video case of the Little Mermaid. After they get caught watching it in the Garage, Frank has a long talk with Mark.

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Season 06, Episode 04 Just say maybe

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Mar 28, 1997
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Just say maybe Mar 28, 1997 The kids all head off to Rockfest 97, causing Carol (as usual) to worry they might misbehave. Just as she had feared they are tested. when Al's morals are put to the test when she's tempted to try marijuana.Meanwhile, when Patti, Carol's friend from high school, finds herself being ignored by her husband, she develops a crush on Jean-Luc.

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Season 06, Episode 05 The "L" Word

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Apr 4, 1997
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The "L" Word Apr 4, 1997 Frank and Jean Luc go camping to do a little ""Male-Bonding"". Frank tells Jean Luc not to tell anyone he's a contractor, beccause he doesn't want everyone asking him to fix this and that.So Jean Luc tells the couple next door there certainly not hairstylists,but there brain Surgeons.Turns out the lady is pregnant and she goes into labor just as her husband goes fishing.So Frank and Jean Luc have to deliver the baby.Meanwhile, back at home Dana begins to question her relationship with Rich when an old friend from high school, now attending Harvard, tries to woo her away. Rich gets jealous and forbids her to see him,which only makes Dana laugh.She then accepts an invitation to go with her friend for the weekend to visit the Harvard campus.Rich shows up and things get crazy.

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Season 06, Episode 06 She's the One

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Apr 11, 1997
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She's the One Apr 11, 1997 J.T. finally meets the girl of his dreams in Sam, the tow truck driver. They have everything in common and after some urging from brothers and sisters he asks her out. They end up going to a packers game and from then on it's love. J.T. is initally confused about his feelings for Sam until he has a conversation with Jean Luc and it all becomes clear. He in love with Sam.Also Karen's big music break finally comes, when she is selected to appear in a video with one of Country Music's biggest (fictional) stars, Jimmy Ray Johnston. So Frank, Carol and Karen all travel to Chicago for the big shoot. But it turns out that Jimmy Ray only wants Karen to look good and not actually sing. So she quits.

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Season 06, Episode 07 Independence Day

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Apr 18, 1997
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Independence Day Apr 18, 1997 JT asserts his independence by moving out of his parents' house to a not so joyful Jean-Luc's. But after some problems there he then moves into his own apartment.Carol wants to spend more quality time with the girls by going to a karaoke bar.

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Season 07, Episode 01 Making the Grade

S07 E01

Sep 19, 1997
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Making the Grade Sep 19, 1997 It is the first day of school for all the kids,and Karen is off to college.Carol on the other hand is feeling like she has nothing to do, so she registers for college. Signing up for all of Karen's classes and following her around.She then tell a story about when Karen was a baby in class. Carol finally realizes that she is ruining Karen's life.Rich is happy about getting a C on his pop quiz and Dana tells Rich that if he doesn't start taking something seriously, they don't have much of a future.So after talking to JT, Rich stays up all night studying (instead of watching Xena, the Warrior Princess with JT) and gets an A,while Dana only gets a B.JT raids the refrigerator,wearing his trenchcoat, Frank catches him, he hugs JT and the food squirts every where.

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Season 07, Episode 02 A Star is Born

S07 E02

Sep 26, 1997
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A Star is Born Sep 26, 1997 After explaining to the guys the various virtues of getting the role in the next Jeremy Beck movie; Karen, Dana, and Al audition for the part. Karen and Dana are not quite what the producers want, but Al is just what they are looking for. Al also has great acting talent and does a fantastic job. She does so well that they rewrite the script to include her in another scene. Al loves it and decides to quit school and move to Hollywood. Frank and her agree that she can join the drama club and, if necessary, move to Hollywood afterward.Lilly is having a bake sale so she and Carol are making cookies. When Lilly's friend, Traci, and her mother make fun of the Lambert duo and their cookies. Carol takes it personally and makes a dessert that is loaded with alcohol that will knock the socks off of Traci and her mother's dessert. Then Lilly doesn't want to use it because she didn't help and they use the cookies after all.

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Season 07, Episode 03 Your Cheatin' Heart

S07 E03

Oct 3, 1997
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Your Cheatin' Heart Oct 3, 1997 Rich begins making stupid excuses for skipping out on Dana. Karen and Al convince Dana that he is cheating on her after they follow him to some girl's house. The three of them see Rich dancing with another woman. Dana barges in, but realizes that he is taking dance lessons to impress her.Frank and Carol are having trouble with distractions in their love life. Finally, they are able to get together for a distraction-free evening but are too sick to make it enjoyable.

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Season 07, Episode 04 Take This Job and ...

S07 E04

Oct 10, 1997
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Take This Job and ... Oct 10, 1997 JT loses his fourth job of the month and cannot even afford a date with Sam. JT convinces Sam to get her boss to hire him as an apprentice mechanic at the place where she works. JT is terrible and Sam is forced to hire him on the second day after he nearly kills the boss, twice. JT is frustrated and angry, but the only sympathy he gets is from the people who lost the pool (of how many days he would last at this job). Carol advises JT to not lose Sam because he is too proud to say, ""I'm sorry."" After JT apologizes to Sam, he gets a job that he is a good at-- as a giant weiner.Meanwhile, Frank is delighted when he receives a dilapidated boat in lieu of payment on a job. He spends every free, waking hour fixing the boat. He annoys the whole family, and even though Carol supports him in front of the kids, she is concerned. Frank explains to Carol that his dream at one time was to buy a really nice boat and go sailing on the weekend. While he loved all seven kids, the only opportunity for

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Season 07, Episode 05 Poetic Justice

S07 E05

Oct 17, 1997
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Poetic Justice Oct 17, 1997 Karen has a professor (actually a teaching assistant) try to date her by influencing her with grades. Karen tells Dana about her predicament. Dana has the perfect plan to catch Jason in his own deceitful web. While a battery that does not keep going and going causes a hitch, the plan does end up working. Mark's date comes in all her glory for a date with Mark. Actually, she is repulsive to Frank and Carol, a source of comedy to Rich and JT, and a shocking match for Mark to everybody. Mark stays out past curfew, is grounded, and runs off in Frank's truck with this girl.

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Season 07, Episode 06 Can't Buy Me Love

S07 E06

Oct 24, 1997
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Can't Buy Me Love Oct 24, 1997 Karen and Dana are given invitations to pledge to a sorority, DTZ, known for their vanity and airheadedness. This seems to be a natural fit for Karen and seems to have no stipulations. Dana finds out, however, that they really want her (and her GPA) to join and will only let Karen join if she agrees.Frank does not have a job or any prospects of jobs. An acquaintance of Carol's from high school is building a new complex and Carol invites him over to try to convince him to allow Frank to work on it. He gives Frank a job but tries to pursue Carol. When he crosses the line, Frank quits, kicks him out of the house, and informs him what he can do with the gift.

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Season 07, Episode 07 Dream Lover

S07 E07

Oct 31, 1997
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Dream Lover Oct 31, 1997 After the cancellation of the best Halloween party in town, the clan (JT, Sam, Rich, Dana, Karen, and Al) decides to have a party in an abandoned, haunted house. They clean it up and the party turns out to be a success, and while everyone else is having a good time JT secludes himself to get advice from a ghost. He and Sam then break up yet remain friends.Lilly gets to have the house for her Halloween party and dresses like a sunflower. A friend of hers scares her. Lilly gets advice from Carol on how to deal with being scared and Lilly uses the advice to advise her friend who gets scared at the movie. Teddy T-Rex (Frank) was the life of the party-- he fell down the stairs and was attacked by the kids.

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