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Step by Step: The Half Monty

Frank and Carol's "perfect" marriage is put on display when Frank is forced by Carol to miss his Bucks game and attend a couples meeting with people from the church. The meeting soon dissolves into a bitter dispute about everything that's wrong in the marriage.

Meanwhile, JT and Rich need 400 dollars to take Dana and Sam on a ski trip. So the two resort to trying out as male strippers and get caught.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 7x15
Production Number: 466513
Airdate: Friday February 27th, 1998

Director: Joel Zwick
Writer: Liz Sage

Guest Stars
Alexandra AdiAlexandra Adi
As Sam
Don GibbDon Gibb
As Moose
Jim JansenJim Jansen
As Reverend Fielder
Ronnie SchellRonnie Schell
As Manager

Co-Guest Stars
Ashley EdnerAshley Edner
As Phoebe
John C. McDonnellJohn C. McDonnell
As Assistant Manager
Kara HoldenKara Holden
As Donna
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
Emily Mae YoungEmily Mae Young
As Lilly Foster-Lambert #2
Jason MarsdenJason Marsden
As Rich Halke
Episode Notes
Christopher Castile (Mark) did not appear in this episode.

Episode Quotes
JT: Don't sweat it man, we only need 400 dollars a piece. (picks up the paper) There has to be a job in here somewhere where we can make some quick money. Ha, like this.
Rich: Look I hate to burst your bubble but I think you need more formal training to become a neurosurgeon.
JT: Not that, this look. Club Booty proudly announces it's annual male stripper contest. First price 1000 bucks. That's it, that's how we're gonna get the money.
Rich: So you're saying we should rob Club Booty?
JT: No, I'm saying we should become male strippers.
Rich: I think we have a better shot at becoming neurosurgeons.

Carol: It's just a game. I think you could give up one night of Basketball to help do God's work.
Frank: Take it from me, God it is gonna be watching that game with the rest of us guys. And I happen to know he's a Bucks fan.

Dana: (about J.T. and Rich) Do you like these guys?
Everyone: NO!
Dana: You wanna see them take their clothes off?
Everyone: NO!
Dana: Are you willing to pay them to keep their clothes on?
(everyone cheers)

Episode Goofs
The storyline in this episode featured Sam and JT still dating and seemingly happy though they had broken up in the season's 8th episode.

Cultural References
Beavis and Butt-head, Elvis Presley, Hootie and the Blowfish, Milwaukee Bucks, Mick Jagger

Other Episode Crew

CreatorWilliam Bickley  |  Michael Warren (2)
DeveloperRobert L. Boyett  |  Thomas L. Miller
Executive ProducerRobert L. Boyett  |  Thomas L. Miller  |  Michael Warren (2)  |  William Bickley  |  Ross Brown  |  Bob Rosenfarb
Co-Executive ProducerAdam Markowitz  |  Fred Rubin
Supervising ProducerBrian Bird  |  Kelly Sandefur
ProducerRonny Hallin
Co-ProducerKaren Kirchner
Consulting ProducerShelly Landau
Associate ProducerMea Squires
EditorPam Marshall
CastingTheodore S. Hann
Unit Production ManagerCarol Himes
Second Assistant DirectorCameron Loring
MusicSteven Chesne
Music EditorGerry Rothschild
HairstylistRachel Dowling
Make-upJoe Hailey
Property MasterRussell Goble
Re-Recording MixerCharlie McDaniel, III  |  Rick Himot
On-Line EditorAlex Trocker
Director of PhotographyTony Askins
Story EditorRobin J. Stein
Art DirectorLynn Griffin
Coordinating ProducerCarol Himes
Sound EditorJeff Simmons
Sound MixerWalter Baker
Main Title ThemeBennett Salvay  |  Jesse Frederick
Main Title Theme Written/performedTeresa James  |  Jesse Frederick
Executive In Charge Of CastingBarbara Miller (2)
Executive Script ConsultantMindy Schneider
ContinuityPatti Mustari
Men's CostumerBob Squire
Technical AssistantErik Emi
Woman's WardrobePatti Smith (2)
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