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Don't Tug on Superman's Cape... 

Josh must choose between his parents' wishes and Lily. She proposes marriage. Sam and Brooke agree to make Harrison pay for the way he treated them. It backfires. The biggest girl in school challenges terrified Mary Cherry to a fight.


Lawrence Trilling


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Bibb ... Brooke McQueen
Carly Pope ... Sam McPherson
Tamara Mello ... Lily Esposito
Christopher Gorham ... Harrison John
Sara Rue ... Carmen Ferrara
Bryce Johnson ... Josh Ford
Tammy Lynn Michaels ... Nicole Julian
Ron Lester ... Michael 'Sugar Daddy' Bernardino
Leslie Grossman ... Mary Cherry
Lisa Darr ... Jane McPherson
Scott Bryce ... Mike McQueen (credit only)
Diane Delano ... Bobbi Glass
Dey Young ... Jean Ford
Anthony Montgomery ... George Austin (as A.T. Montgomery)
Lindsay Hollister ... Big Bertha Muffin


Sam and Brooke give Harrison the silent treatment after they realize that he misled both of them, meanwhile having to decide on a name for the new baby. Josh learns that his mother's new job requires them to move to another state away from school, his friends and Lily. Mary Cherry backs into Big Bertha Muffin's car while impatiently waiting to park her Hummer, Carmen tells her that she has to leave a note, and in typical Mary Cherry fashion she signs it Nicole Julian. In chemistry class Ms Glass decides to teach the class a lesson on trust. Brooke convinces Sam she can patch things up with George having though she was in a life threatening situation when she kissed Harrison. Big Bertha confronts Nicole about hitting her car when Nicole points out the letter head on the note, "From the desk of Mary Cherry", turning the 7 year students rage onto Mary Cherry. Sam tries to talk to George being to late to fix their relationship in his eyes. Josh talks to his father, not wanting to move and... Written by Ron Storey

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Comedy | Drama | Romance







Release Date:

11 May 2001 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was Lawrence Dobkin's final acting role before his death on October 28, 2002 at the age of 83. See more »


Harrison John: Uh... What are you doing here?
Sam McPherson: I didn't wanna see you stood up.
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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