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Step by Step: The Understudy

Al's over confidence of getting the lead role in an upcoming play has her heart broken and angry when she doesn't get the role. Instead she's given the lowly role of a maid and understudy to the star of the play. She refuses to learn the lead role and places the entire play in jeopardy when it comes out that the star of the play can't go on.

Episode Info
Episode number: 7x17
Production Number: 466517
Airdate: Friday June 12th, 1998

Guest Stars
Marty BelafskyMarty Belafsky
As Barry
Michele MaikaMichele Maika
As Valerie Parker
Neal LernerNeal Lerner
As Director

Co-Guest Stars
David MichieDavid Michie
As Johnny Diamond
Meghan OMeghan O'Sullivan
As Secretary
Nathan EffronNathan Effron
As Dead Body (Kenny)
Ryan BollmanRyan Bollman
As Lieutenant Muldoon
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
Emily Mae YoungEmily Mae Young
As Lilly Foster-Lambert #2
Jason MarsdenJason Marsden
As Rich Halke
Episode Notes
The play was entitled: Death on the Boulevard.

Episode Quotes
Dana: Oh god, I hope I get this. An entire summer in a court room going over legal briefs.
(Frank walks into the room undetected)
Rich: Well you know if you need some practice you can go over my briefs.
Frank: I'll go over your briefs pal...with my truck.

(Dana reacts to Lilly passing her first test)
Dana: Ice cream? Goody? Mom, Frank you're missing the big picture here. You've got a six year old that's already smarter than the both of you.

Frank: Wait a minute, wait a minute I have an idea. Al, I read in TV Guide that a lot of stars of telelvision shows hide there lines around the set. Thnose two big stars on Dallas did it all the time.
Al: Like you couldn't tell.

Cultural References
Dallas (Patrick Duffy and Larry Hagman)

Other Episode Crew

CreatorWilliam Bickley  |  Michael Warren (2)
DeveloperThomas L. Miller  |  Robert L. Boyett
Executive ProducerThomas L. Miller  |  Robert L. Boyett  |  Michael Warren (2)  |  William Bickley  |  Ross Brown  |  Bob Rosenfarb
Co-Executive ProducerFred Rubin  |  Adam Markowitz
Supervising ProducerKelly Sandefur  |  Brian Bird
ProducerRonny Hallin
Co-ProducerKaren Kirchner
Consulting ProducerShelly Landau
Associate ProducerMea Squires
EditorPam Marshall
CastingTheodore S. Hann
Unit Production ManagerCarol Himes
Second Assistant DirectorCameron Loring
MusicBennett Salvay  |  Jesse Frederick
Music EditorGerry Rothschild
HairstylistRachel Dowling
Make-upJoe Hailey
Property MasterKerry Scott Knerr
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 ThemeJesse Frederick  |  Bennett Salvay
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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