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Step by Step: No Business Like Show Business

JT and Cody get word that their show is possibly gonna be picked up by a large syndicator. Prompting JT to get the big head and fire half of his family to make the new Prpducer happy. Problem is no one apparently read the contract.

Meanwhile, Carol and Frank try to find time to spend together and it leads them to an art class. A nude modeling art class which leaves Frank jealous.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x16
Production Number: 447920
Airdate: Friday February 05th, 1993

Director: Richard Correll
Writer: Matt Ember

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (TVNZ) Dec 17, 1994

Guest Stars
David GrafDavid Graf
As Phil Jones

Co-Guest Stars
Alexander EnbergAlexander Enberg
As Chad (as Alex Enberg)
Andre Rosey BrownAndre Rosey Brown
As Security Guard
Joann DearingJoann Dearing
As Art Teacher
Jodi PetersonJodi Peterson
As Groupie
Tommy PuettTommy Puett
As Steve
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 Notes
JT's World (according to JT when talking to Dana) is on at 3:00 am in Port Washington on Cable Access.

In this episode Brendan comments that this was the taping of the 23rd episode of JT.s World.

JT's World (according to JT when talking to Dana) is the most watched program in Port Washington among Teens who are awake between 3:00 and 3:30 am.

WDOL TV is the studio where they shoot the pilot for the NEW JT's World show.

Episode Quotes
Cody: (watching Carol and Frank run around getting ready to go out) WOW! You guys ever heard of decaf?

Dana: Oh no, please don't tell me you're shooting another episode of that stupid cable access show you do.
JT: Hey, for your information, JT's World is the most popular show with teens in Port Washington who are awake between 3:00 and 3:30 am.

(Frank and Carol arrive from the art class)
Frank: Bob, oh boy, you think you really know somebody and all it takes is one little art class to find out she's a pervert.
Carol: I had to look at the guy so I could draw him.
Frank: Look at him? Honey you were staring at him.
Carol: OH I was not.
Frank: You didn't blink for an hour and half!

(Carol finds out Frank make JT a deal involving his homework)
Carol: Frank from now on don't talk to the children unless I'm there.

Frank: Honey you've seen JT's World it's like a musical version of the flu.

Episode Goofs
JT's World is bought by a huge company in hopes of syndicating it to make millions of dollars. But neither Frank or Carol apparently had much to do with because as the producer noted that "You had a 12 year old for a lawyer" when he fired JT and Cody. Wouldn't Frank and Carol have had the responsibility to look over the contract?

At the very end of episode 02x04 (JT's World) JT announced that the show would now be known as "JT and Cody's World". But that bit has never been mentioned again.

Cultural References
Wayne's World: JT's references the Saturday Night Live skit and movie (Wayne's World) that inspired his own show when talking about the producer who wanted to buy it. Saying the Producer was "looking for the new Wayne and Garth". An obvious reference to the characters played by Dana Carvey and Mike Myers.

The Babe: During the taping of episode 23 of JT's World, Cody comments that they went to see the movie "The Babe" in hopes of seeing some hot babes. Referencing the movie starring John Goodman about the life of Baseball Legend Baby Ruth.

Roseanne: referenced briefly when JT and Cody mentioned John Goodman's movie "The Babe". Saying all they got when seeing the movie was that "big guy from Roseanne".

Twilight Zone: Cody is amazed at how much the WDOL TV studio looks like the Foster-Lambert living room and wonders if he's wandered into the Twlight Zone (without mentioning it by name) and then begins to play the theme of the series on his guitar.

Erik Estrada: Frank referenced the former star of CHiPs when JT giving JT a speech about the fleeting nature of fame.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorWilliam Bickley  |  Michael Warren (2)
DeveloperThomas L. Miller  |  Robert L. Boyett
Executive ProducerRobert L. Boyett  |  William Bickley  |  Thomas L. Miller  |  Michael Warren (2)  |  Ross Brown
Co-Executive ProducerRobert Griffard  |  Howard Adler
Supervising ProducerBob Rosenfarb  |  Kelly Sandefur
ProducerRonny Hallin  |  Shelly Landau
Co-ProducerKaren Kirchner
Consulting ProducerRichard Correll
EditorPam Marshall
CastingEllie Kanner
Unit Production ManagerStewart Lyons
First Assistant DirectorDon Martin Nielsen
Second Assistant DirectorCharles Siegel
MusicGary Boren
Music EditorMerelyn Davis
Music SupervisorGregory Sill
HairstylistRachel Dowling
Make-upJoe Hailey
Property MasterPaul Iannizzotto
Re-Recording MixerCharlie McDaniel, III  |  Rick Himot
On-Line EditorBill Breshears
Director of PhotographyTony Askins
Art DirectorTommy Goetz
Sound EditorKen Kobett
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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