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The Understudy 

Al is cast as an understudy in an upcoming community theater production, but - believing she deserved a larger role - refuses to learn her lines. This makes for huge problems when the star ... See full summary »

Director:

William Bickley

Writers:

Thomas L. Miller (developed by), Robert L. Boyett (developed by) | 5 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Duffy ... Frank Lambert
Suzanne Somers ... Carol Foster Lambert
Staci Keanan ... Dana Foster (as Stacy Keanan)
Brandon Call ... John Thomas 'J.T.' Lambert
Angela Watson ... Karen Foster
Christine Lakin ... Alicia 'Al' Lambert
Christopher Castile ... Mark Foster
Emily Mae Young Emily Mae Young ... Lilly Lambert
Jason Marsden ... Rich Halke
Michele Maika Michele Maika ... Valerie Parker
Neal Lerner ... Director
Meghan O'Sullivan Meghan O'Sullivan ... Secretary
David Michie ... Johnny Diamond
Ryan Bollman ... Lieutenant Muldoon
Marty Belafsky ... Barry
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Storyline

Al is cast as an understudy in an upcoming community theater production, but - believing she deserved a larger role - refuses to learn her lines. This makes for huge problems when the star falls ill, and Al takes the stage grossly under-prepared. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1998 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title comes from the performer who is a backup for the star of a play. The understudy would step in if the star was unable to perform. See more »

Goofs

In this episode, Lily is 6, but earlier in the season, episode titled "Pain in the Class," JT tells Rich that Lily is 7 almost 8. See more »

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