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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In only the first few seasons of the series (including the pilot), during the opening credits there is an extra, unspecified kid in the Lambert/Foster clan. He can be seen as the family enters the amusement park and scatters to different areas, during Peggy Rea's credit, and another instance with Suzanne Somers later in the sequence. This actor is Jarrett Lennon, originally cast as Mark Foster, and later replaced by Christopher Castile. It's been theorized that the original actor's mismatched hair color caused test audience confusion about which family he originated from. 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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J.T: Dad, if you're watching "Baywatch" with your wife, you know nothing about marriage.
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Referenced in Boy Meets World: The Happiest Show on Earth (1996) See more »

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One of the best TV-series in the whole world!
6 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

I think "Step by Step" is one of the best TV-series I've ever seen. One of the things that make it so good is that the happening is so normal. It's a perfectly normal family, with perfectly normal family-problems. Just like "F*R*I*E*N*D*S", "step by step" has this wonderful gallery of different personalities. Friendship against different personalities makes one of the best kinds of humor the world have ever seen. "Step by Step" is very helpful, it tells us about problems and dilemmas everyone can get, and it tells us about it with this GREAT sense of humor! The actors are fantastic and the happening is fabulous! There might come other series about families like the Foster-Lambert family, but even if it's funnier, cooler or smarter, it would not be the same, and it'd only one reason why it can't be the same as "step by step": IT'S NOT "STEP BY STEP"!! It's a shame this fantastic show was canceled, but in some countries (my native land Norway, till example) you can still see the episodes on TV every day.

If you haven't seen "step by step" you have missed a lot of fun!!


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