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Step by Step: Sister Act

Karen meets a smart guy she wants to ask her out but fears she's not smart enough for him. But turning to Dana to get her to talk to him turns out to be a horrible idea when Dana steals the guy instead of talking him into going out with Karen.

Meanwhile, Frank resistance to dancing has Carol seriously upset with him and eventually forces him to turn to Cody for dance lessons.

Episode Info
Episode number: 3x10
Production Number: 455461
Airdate: Friday November 26th, 1993

Director: Patrick Duffy
Writer: R.J. Colleary

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (TVNZ) Apr 22, 1995

Guest Stars
Sean KananSean Kanan
As Michael

Co-Guest Stars
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
The kit Carol bought to learn Frank to dance was literally called the "Learn How To Dance Kit".

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Frank SinatraIt Had To Be YouWhile Carol and Frank dance in the closing scene

Episode Quotes
(Cody walks into the kitchen and see Dana reading)
Cody: So whatcha doing?
Dana: I was reading.
Cody: (looking at the book Dana was reading) Whoa, a brief history of time. I wonder if they got a brief history of newsweek?
Dana: It's not about Time magazine. It's about the theory of relativity and the origins of the universe.
Cody: Whoa, the great mysteries of life. I ponder quite a few of those myself. Like, what really was the purpose of stone henge? How did they build the great pyramids? Why did Thurston Howell the third take so much luggage on a three hour tour?
Dana: Here's something I've pondered, why won't you leave me alone?
Cody: OHHHHH, good question.

Carol: OH, Frank, just give me three good reasons why you won't dance and I'll drop the whole thing.
Frank: I hate it. I can't do it. And when I try I feel like a complete fool.
Carol: Well, those are pretty thin excuses.

Frank: Honey I'm warning you, my mom tried to teach me how to dance when I was thirteen. That's why she has that limp.

(Dana walks in on Cody teaching Frank to dance)
Dana: I don't have time right now but later I'm gonna have a lot of questions.

Cody: Hey if I can dance anyone can.
Frank: You know how to dance?
Cody: Yeah Buddy, I do the Tango, the Mambo, The Samba, The Cha Cha Cha, the Foxtrot and a pretty mean Bosanova, if I do say so myself.
Frank: Where did you learn all of that?
Dana: Well I was supposed to take guitar lessons but I went in the wrong building.

Episode Goofs
In the scene with Michael at the 50's Cafe when he accuses Dana of being fourteen why doesn't she just show him her drivers license?

Frank's Resistance

Why is it that Frank tends to have to be drug, usually while kicking and screaming, into the 20th century (anything new)? This is a trait of the character that can be played up for comedic effect but it's also like JT's ''shut down brain say/do anything to get girl' syndrome, it gets old after a while. Though this particular instance was rather funny, going back to it to often (an SBS trait) is one of the reasons why people stopped watching sitcoms in the first place.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorWilliam Bickley  |  Michael Warren (2)
DeveloperThomas L. Miller  |  Robert L. Boyett
Executive ProducerThomas L. Miller  |  Michael Warren (2)  |  Robert L. Boyett  |  William Bickley  |  Ross Brown
Co-Executive ProducerRobert Griffard  |  Howard Adler
ProducerRonny Hallin  |  Julia Newton
Co-ProducerKaren Kirchner
EditorPam Marshall
CastingTheodore S. Hann
Unit Production ManagerStewart Lyons
First Assistant DirectorDon Martin Nielsen
Second Assistant DirectorJill Frank
MusicSteven Chesne  |  Gary Boren
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
Story EditorRich Halke
Art DirectorTommy Goetz
Coordinating ProducerStewart Lyons
Sound EditorChris Rudy
Sound MixerWalter Baker
Executive Story EditorMaria A. Brown (1)  |  John Wierick  |  Brian Bird
Main Title ThemeJesse Frederick  |  Bennett Salvay
Main Title Theme Written/performedJesse Frederick  |  Teresa James
Executive In Charge Of CastingBarbara Miller (2)
Women's CostumerLyn Paolo
ContinuityPatti Mustari
Men's CostumerBob Squire
Technical AssistantErik Emi
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