Barth goes on vacation, leaving Ma Barth (his mother) and Jean-Paul (his French half-brother) alternately in charge of the burgery, each proving that taste runs in the family. Ross, for a fee, checks out the family trees of all the kids on the show and reveals an unexpected common link between them - they can all be had. Elsewhere: Valerie brings Christine a new little brother (though not another little brother), family ties save Alasdair from a shooting before the firing squad, Nasti delights in the knowledge that extended family can be pure torture, Christine shares her truncated views on dealing with a little sister at summer camp, jolly Uncle Roger "runs a tight ship" while babysitting Alasdair, Schidtler's genealogy lesson reveals what little his class knows about genes, light-fingered Stephanie has her mother's eyes her father's nose and Alasdair's wallet, Adam gets slammed for being a descendant of a telephone pole, descendance from the Wright Brothers proves unfortunate for ... Written by
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Playing Barth's mom wasn't a satisfying experience for actor Les Lye. He had trouble doing the high female voice, couldn't do the 'D'yah - I heard that," and wasn't overly impressed with the finished product. See more
If you haven't noticed, we're doing this show with a whole new cast. Right, Adam?
[as Alasdair touches the cast on Adam's right arm
You know, Adam, it must be a real PAIN to wear that thing.
Well, actually, I'm making the best of it. I'm goin' around the studio and getting all the TV stars to sign my cast. Pretty soon they'll all have signed it.
That must make it an ALL STAR CAST.