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Step by Step: Someone to Watch Over Me

Frank is concerned when Dana accepts a date with an older guy widely rumored to pressure girls into having sex. Prompting Cody and him to spy on Dana's date which ends up at suck-face hill.

Meanwhile, JT persuades Brendan to do his chore of waxing Frank's truck, but has him use a cheap, off-brand product that eats the paint.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x8
Production Number: 447909
Airdate: Friday November 06th, 1992

Director: Jeffrey Ganz
Writer: Bob Rosenfarb

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (TVNZ) Feb 11, 1994
Denmark Sep 03, 1994

Guest Stars
Michael LandesMichael Landes
As Mike Walters
Main Cast
Patrick DuffyPatrick Duffy
As Frank Lambert
Suzanne SomersSuzanne Somers
As Carol Foster Lambert
Staci KeananStaci Keanan
As Dana Foster
Brandon CallBrandon Call
As JT Lambert
Angela WatsonAngela Watson
As Karen Foster
Christine LakinChristine Lakin
As Alicia "Al" Lambert
Christopher CastileChristopher Castile
As Mark Foster
Josh ByrneJosh Byrne
As Brenden Lambert
Sasha Mitchell (1)Sasha Mitchell (1)
As Cody Lambert
Episode Quotes
Dana: Mother seriously, leaving Frank in charge of this house is like leaving a chimpanzee in charge of the zoo.
(Frank walks into the kitchen undetect by Dana)
Frank: Well Dana, I hope when you ask this chimpanzee for money and get peanuts that you'll understand.

(Frank falls out of the tree into the back of Mike's car)
Frank: Mike, I'm really glad i run into you. You available to do a little dry walling tomorrow?

Dana: (to Frank when she got home from the date with Mike) You. Die. Now.

Frank: I'm sorry, I shouldn't have been up there spying but Dana I was worried about you.
Dana: You said you trusted me.
Frank: Yes but when your mother comes home and asks what happened this weekend I didn't wanna have to tell her, oh nothing much, Al lost a game, Brendan lost a tooth, Dana became a woman.

Episode Goofs
Dana and poor Michael must be deaf to not be able to hear the limb rattling that Frank was doing as he crawled across them on the way to spying on them. The two didn't even notice when the cracking sound was directly above the back seat.

Cultural References
Madonna: The pop star is referred to by guest star Michael when he addresses the alleged rumors about him that are floating around. Commenting that the only one that's true is the one about him and Madonna making a video.

Dr. Seuss Frank refers to the fictional children's character when saying that Michael has more bed time stories than Dr. Seuss.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorWilliam Bickley  |  Michael Warren (2)
DeveloperRobert L. Boyett  |  Thomas L. Miller
Executive ProducerRobert L. Boyett  |  William Bickley  |  Michael Warren (2)  |  Thomas L. Miller  |  Ross Brown
Co-Executive ProducerHoward Adler  |  Robert Griffard
Supervising ProducerBob Rosenfarb
ProducerRonny Hallin
Co-ProducerKaren Kirchner
Consulting ProducerRichard Correll
EditorPam Marshall
CastingEllie Kanner
Unit Production ManagerStewart Lyons
First Assistant DirectorDon Martin Nielsen
Second Assistant DirectorCharles Siegel
MusicSteven Chesne
Music EditorMerelyn Davis
Music SupervisorGregory Sill
HairstylistRachel Dowling
Make-upJoe Hailey
Property MasterPaul Iannizzotto
Re-Recording MixerRick Himot  |  Charlie McDaniel, III
On-Line EditorBill Breshears
Director of PhotographyTony Askins
Art DirectorTommy Goetz
Sound EditorEric Levinson
Sound MixerWalter Baker
Main Title ThemeJesse Frederick  |  Bennett Salvay
Main Title Theme Written/performedJesse Frederick  |  Teresa James
Executive In Charge Of CastingBarbara Miller (2)
Executive Story ConsultantMeredith Siler
Executive Script ConsultantJulia Newton  |  Matt Ember
Women's CostumerGina Trikonis
ContinuityPatti Passarelli
Men's CostumerBob Squire
Technical AssistantErik Emi
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