Step by Step (1991–1998)

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Frank Lambert is a construction worker and a single father of 3 kids: J.T., Alicia "Al", and Brendan. Carol Foster, a beautician, also has 3 children: Dana, Karen, and Mark. After Frank and... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
 Frank Lambert / ... (160 episodes, 1991-1998)
 Carol Foster Lambert (160 episodes, 1991-1998)
 Dana Foster (160 episodes, 1991-1998)
 John Thomas 'J.T.' Lambert / ... (160 episodes, 1991-1998)
 Karen Foster (160 episodes, 1991-1998)
 Alicia 'Al' Lambert (160 episodes, 1991-1998)
 Mark Foster (160 episodes, 1991-1998)
 Brendan Lambert (132 episodes, 1991-1997)
 Cody Lambert (114 episodes, 1991-1998)


Frank Lambert is a construction worker and a single father of 3 kids: J.T., Alicia "Al", and Brendan. Carol Foster, a beautician, also has 3 children: Dana, Karen, and Mark. After Frank and Carol run into each other on vacation and spontaneously get married, they and their children (who appeared to have known and hated each other) have to learn to live together and love each other. It's not easy, but they are trying to do this step by step. Written by Boris Shafir <>

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Carol and Frank just got married. Their kids just got the news.




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Frank ('Patrick Duffy') is doing a crossword puzzle and trying to think of a 6 letter word for a city in Texas (Dallas.) Dallas (1978) was the show on which Patrick Duffy starred prior to Step By Step. (Answer could be Austin) See more »


In the opening credits the amusement park is intended to be in Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Michigan. However at the end of the credits the body of water can be see to have rather large waves on a calm day. These waves are much too large for Lake Michigan in the absence of a storm. See more »


Karen Foster: Mom I know you think of Al as a family member but I don't.
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Classic clean humoured show.
3 May 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Who doesn't love a bit of good old fashioned 90's family fun. Well I certainly do. I even enjoy watching this show after more than 20 years have past. The themes will always be the same because technically family dynamics never really change. I'm sure most people can relate to the Fosters and Lamberts in one way or another which makes it more enjoyable to watch.

Step By Step has the perfect mixture of stupid and serious moments held together with sappy love and understanding. Cue awww moment. Not to mention the cast all fit together well and each take on a separate personality. They may be slightly extreme but their differences make it really comical.

Ignore the IMDb rating for this one as it will certainly give you a few chuckles and will take you back to a simpler time.

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