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Step by Step: Prom Night

JT's search for a date for Senior Prom ends when his friend agrees to set-up with his sister, what JT thinks is a swimsuit model, turns out to be the buddy's 13 year old sister, Eleanor. On the other hand, Dana, seems to have struck gold with her pick, but it too is not as it appears.

Meanwhile, Brendan beats up a boy for cheating off him and Frank and Carol invite the boy's family over to sort out the mess. Only to find out that the parents are worse than their son.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x23
Production Number: 455472
Airdate: Friday May 20th, 1994

Director: Patrick Duffy
Writer: Julia Newton

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (TVNZ) Aug 06, 1995

Guest Stars
Jason AllenJason Allen
As Phil
Troy EvansTroy Evans
As Mr. (Floyd) Tubman
John Buchanan (1)John Buchanan (1)
As Jeff Brock
Liz SrokaLiz Sroka
As Eleanor
Nancy LenehanNancy Lenehan
As Mrs. (Ethel) Tubman

Co-Guest Stars
Jenny WadeJenny Wade
As Pam Taylor (as Jennifer Wade)
Jordan BenedictJordan Benedict
As Lester Tubman
Matthew WarrenMatthew Warren
voiced Announcer
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
This was both JT and Dana's Senior Prom.

Episode Quotes
Karen: Any luck finding a date to the Senior Prom, JT?
JT: No!
Karen: Well that's OK, I'm not going to the prom either. Of course that's because I'm going steady with a college guy, so I won't be humiliated being alone like you.
Dana: Hey I saw a dead possum out on Route 12. Maybe you could ask her. Nah, she'd probably turn you down.
JT: Yeah like the guys wanna take your boney butt somewhere, huh?
Dana: Well, as a matter of fact, I'm going with the most gorgeous guy in the Senior class, Jeff Brock.
JT: Jeff Brock? No way he's dating Pam Taylor.
Dana: Correction, he was dating Pam taylor.
JT: Unbelieveable. He dumps a cheerleader with an incredible body to go out with Francis the Talking Mule.

Brendan: Sometimes I wish Carol was one of those girls from American Gladiators.
Frank: Me too son.

(Dana comes down the steps in her Prom dress)
Karen: Dana you look so beautiful.
JT: Yeah, you're definitely gonna win the best in breed contest (begins howling like a dog).
Dana: Sending out a mating call for your date, JT?

Cody: (talking about JT's date, Eleanor) Come on, JT man, take a look at her (opens the door and looks at Eleanor in the living room) AWWWW, look at that, she got all dressed up for you. She did her hair, stuffed her bra, she's even got a little purse to match her little shoes.

Cultural References
Francis the Talking Mule: JT refers to Dana as this after she reveals that she got a date with hottest guy in Senior class. 'Francis' is actually based on a book by David Stern and later 7 1950's comedy movies.

Joey Lawrence: Cody suggests that JT could transform himself into the former star of the series, Blossom, and then he could get any girl he wanted. Joey Lawrence is actually a successful actor whose appeared on a number of series over the years.

American Gladiators: Brendan wishes Carol could be more like the women on the show. The series actually ran from 1989 to 1996 and was hosted by Mike Adamle.

The Love Connection: Cody suggests that he should be the new host of the long running syndicated game show. Hosted through out it's entire run by Chuck Woolery.

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
EditorRobert Souders
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 EditorRon Garrard
Sound MixerWalter Baker
Executive Story EditorMaria A. Brown (1)  |  John Wierick  |  Brian Bird
Main Title ThemeBennett Salvay  |  Jesse Frederick
Main Title Theme Written/performedTeresa James  |  Jesse Frederick
Executive In Charge Of CastingBarbara Miller (2)
Women's CostumerLyn Paolo
ContinuityPatti Mustari
Men's CostumerBob Squire
Technical AssistantErik Emi
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