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
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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 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 <shafir@hsi.com>

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

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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20 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Paso a paso  »

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The show was cancelled by ABC. CBS picked it up along with Family Matters, which had also been cancelled by ABC in an effort to create their own Friday night block of family programming. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Steve Urkel: Hi Al. I heard about you and Roger. You know, you shouldn't let it bother you.
Al Lambert: Here we go again. I am sick of getting advice about being dumped from people who have never been dumped.
Steve Urkel: [long pause] Are you kidding? Why, being dumped is my career! If there was a 'Being Dumped' Hall of Fame, I'd be elected on the first ballot.
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A pure ABC hit!

"STEP BY STEP," is my opinion, is a pure ABC hit! I can't recall every episode, but I still enjoyed it. It's hard to say which episode was my favorite. However, I think it was always funny when a mishap occurred at school. I always laugh at that. As a matter of fact, I think just about every single one of J.T. (Brandon Call) and Cody's (Sasha Mitchell) lines were funny. It would have been nice if Penny (Patrika Darbo) had stayed on the show throughout its entire run. Everyone always gave a good performance, the production design was spectacular, the costumes were well-designed, and the writing was always very strong. In conclusion, I hope it never stops airing in syndication.


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