History Series / StepByStep

21st Aug '16 8:49:48 AM mlsmithca
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: J.T. is pathalogical about this at times. Averted by Cody, who's hellbent on waiting for "the dudette of his dreams".



* AttemptedRape and DateRapeAverted: At least five episodes, where each of the teen-aged girls in the series are targeted (Dana, Karen and Al):

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* AttemptedRape and DateRapeAverted: AttemptedRape: At least five episodes, where each of the teen-aged girls in the series are targeted (Dana, Karen and Al):



* {{Beware the Nice|Ones}}/[[BewareTheSillyOnes Silly Ones]]: Cody is such a friendly, goofy guy, but he also knows kickboxing... very well.

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* {{Beware the Nice|Ones}}/[[BewareTheSillyOnes Silly Ones]]: BewareTheSillyOnes: Cody is such a friendly, goofy guy, but he also knows kickboxing... very well.



* ButtMonkey: J.T. and Mark.

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* ButtMonkey: ButtMonkey:
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J.T. and Mark.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome - An amazing ''three'' instances, which is rare even for silly TV shows:

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome - An amazing ''three'' ''four'' instances, which is rare even for silly TV shows:



** Make that ''four'' instances. At the end of the fifth season, Jake "Flash" Gordon (Jeff Juday), a goofy employee of Frank's, came to live with the family. The character was intended to be a [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute replacement for Cody]]. Season six rolled along, but there was never any mention of Flash.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Cody.
** DumbassHasAPoint: He sometimes ''did'' have good advice, though, to a point where that in itself became a RunningGag and at one point {{Lampshaded}} by J.T.

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** Make that ''four'' instances. At the end of the fifth season, Jake "Flash" Gordon (Jeff Juday), a goofy employee of Frank's, came to live with the family. The character was intended to be a [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute replacement for Cody]]. Season six rolled along, but there was never any mention of Flash.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Cody.
** DumbassHasAPoint: He sometimes ''did'' have good advice, though, to a point where that in itself became a RunningGag and at one point {{Lampshaded}} by J.T.
Flash.



* [[CreativeClosingCredits Creative Opening Credits]]: The opening for the last season makes it seem like the entire cast took turns in a photo booth.

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* [[CreativeClosingCredits Creative CreativeClosingCredits: Opening Credits]]: The credits rather than closing, but the opening for the last season makes it seem like the entire cast took turns in a photo booth.



* DumbassHasAPoint: Cody sometimes ''did'' have good advice, to a point where that in itself became a RunningGag and at one point {{Lampshaded}} by J.T.



* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: This dynamic could be seen with both Karen and Dana and JT and Dana.
** To a degree, the Lamberts can be considered the foolish siblings to the Foster's responsible.

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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling:
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This dynamic could be seen with both Karen and Dana and JT and Dana.
** To a degree, the Lamberts can be considered the foolish siblings to the Foster's Fosters' responsible.



* GeekyTurnOn: A SlapSlapKiss trivia challenge between the geeky kid and his girl friend turned into a makeout session.
** Not to mention J.T. falling for WrenchWench Sam.

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* GeekyTurnOn: GeekyTurnOn:
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A SlapSlapKiss trivia challenge between the geeky kid and his girl friend turned into a makeout session.
** Not to mention J.T. falling for WrenchWench Sam.



* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Averted with Dana and Karen as they usually get along but played straight in the episode "Sister Act".

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* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry:
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Averted with Dana and Karen as they usually get along but played straight in the episode "Sister Act".



* [[MyGirlIsNotASlut My Sister Is Not A Slut]]: In Season 6's "It Didn't Happen One Night," Karen never used the s-word, but in getting the truth about Al's date with a cute guy named Kyle into the open, she made it clear that Al was neither "easy" nor sleeping around with all the guys. Had Karen refused it would likely have been [[PapaWolf Frank]] who would have enforced the original "My Girl Is Not A Slut" wording of the trope if he would have found out in time to save Al.

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* [[MyGirlIsNotASlut My Sister Is Not A Slut]]: MyGirlIsNotASlut: Sibling version. In Season 6's "It Didn't Happen One Night," Karen never used the s-word, but in getting the truth about Al's date with a cute guy named Kyle into the open, she made it clear that Al was neither "easy" nor sleeping around with all the guys. Had Karen refused it would likely have been [[PapaWolf Frank]] who would have enforced the original "My Girl Is Not A Slut" wording of the trope if he would have found out in time to save Al.



* OhCrap: When Mark and a couple of his friends (one of whom is the fat kid from ''Film/KindergartenCop'') settle down in the garage to watch a pornographic video called ''The Naughty Nurses'' - and Frank and Carol return home from a car trip early.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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When Mark and a couple of his friends (one of whom is the fat kid from ''Film/KindergartenCop'') settle down in the garage to watch a pornographic video called ''The Naughty Nurses'' - and Frank and Carol return home from a car trip early.



* [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge/LiveActionTV Roaring Rampage of Revenge]]: Frank, in the Season 7 episode "Phoney Business," after finding out a television commercial producer tricked Al into starring in a phone sex hotline commercial. In addition to threatening to throw him from a high-story window, he rips apart the office looking for the master video of the commercial and threatens to tell his boss unless the commercial is pulled at once; earlier, he threatened to beat Rich to within an inch of his life after finding out he knew what was going on, and also implies to J.T. that he also has harsh punishment coming.

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* [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge/LiveActionTV Roaring Rampage of Revenge]]: RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Frank, in the Season 7 episode "Phoney Business," after finding out a television commercial producer tricked Al into starring in a phone sex hotline commercial. In addition to threatening to throw him from a high-story window, he rips apart the office looking for the master video of the commercial and threatens to tell his boss unless the commercial is pulled at once; earlier, he threatened to beat Rich to within an inch of his life after finding out he knew what was going on, and also implies to J.T. that he also has harsh punishment coming.



* ShoutOut: To ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', of all shows. Frank complains that he feels like Al Bundy when the kids are pestering him for money, echoing the way every ''Married...'' episode began with Al giving money to each of his freeloading family members.
** In one episode about a not-so-amusing Christmas party, the audience knew two acquaintances of T. J.: [[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead a pair of stupid and obnoxious teenagers with very peculiar voices and laughters]].[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3tEwECxDVU]]

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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To ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', of all shows. Frank complains that he feels like Al Bundy when the kids are pestering him for money, echoing the way every ''Married...'' episode began with Al giving money to each of his freeloading family members.
** In one episode about a not-so-amusing Christmas party, the audience knew two acquaintances of T. J.: [[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead a pair of stupid and obnoxious teenagers with very peculiar voices and laughters]].see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3tEwECxDVU]]com/watch?v=t3tEwECxDVU two acquaintances of J.T.]]: [[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead a pair of stupid and obnoxious teenagers with very peculiar voices and laughters]].



%%*** If by "true logo" you mean the ones in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsRaFhEnFy8 this episode]], then, no. Definitely not. Not only is PWHS' colour scheme green and white (or green and tan for the jackets), when this troper was at the school (only a few years after the show starting airing), the logo on the jacket was a PW (not a W, which makes no sense), and the school was not written on the back.



* VerySpecialEpisode: A couple, although an unusually subtle one happened when J.T. finds out he has dyslexia. It was basically one scene of drama (as he realizes his trouble in reading) and the remainder making some mild GallowsHumor on the subject.
--> J.T.: ''"It's confirmed. I have dyslexia."''
--> Carol: ''"Thank God! I knew you couldn't be ''that'' stupid!"''

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* VerySpecialEpisode: A couple, although an VerySpecialEpisode:
** An
unusually subtle one happened when J.T. finds out he has dyslexia. It was basically one scene of drama (as he realizes his trouble in reading) and the remainder making some mild GallowsHumor on the subject.
--> J.---> '''J.T.: ''"It's :''' It's confirmed. I have dyslexia."''
--> Carol: ''"Thank
dyslexia.
---> '''Carol:''' Thank
God! I knew you couldn't be ''that'' stupid!"''stupid!



* XMeetsY: ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' meets ''Theatre/TheOddCouple''.
2nd Aug '16 12:51:10 AM shadowmanwkp
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*** If by "true logo" you mean the ones in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsRaFhEnFy8 this episode]], then, no. Definitely not. Not only is PWHS' colour scheme green and white (or green and tan for the jackets), when this troper was at the school (only a few years after the show starting airing), the logo on the jacket was a PW (not a W, which makes no sense), and the school was not written on the back.
** The opening does, however, hilariously suggest Port Washington has a theme park, complete with roller coaster. The closest coaster that could even be applicable is about two hours away in Gurnee, Illinois (also not on an obvious ocean coastline, mind, and not even close enough to Lake Michigan to count).

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*** %%*** If by "true logo" you mean the ones in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsRaFhEnFy8 this episode]], then, no. Definitely not. Not only is PWHS' colour scheme green and white (or green and tan for the jackets), when this troper was at the school (only a few years after the show starting airing), the logo on the jacket was a PW (not a W, which makes no sense), and the school was not written on the back.
** The opening does, however, hilariously suggest Port Washington has a theme park, complete with roller coaster. The closest coaster that could even be applicable is about two hours away in Gurnee, Illinois (also not on an obvious ocean coastline, mind, and not even close enough to Lake Michigan to count). count)
24th Jul '16 3:45:36 PM nombretomado
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'''''Step by Step''''' is one of the many TGIF comedies on Creator/{{ABC}} that aired during the 1990s. Although at least partially designed as a vehicle for young actress Staci Keanan (and carrying along with her even younger costar Christopher Castile from their previous series ''Going Places''), star billing for the show went to Patrick Duffy and Suzanne Somers as the parents Frank Lambert and Carol Foster. These two played a couple who, ''[[TheBradyBunch Brady Bunch]]''-style, marry and merge their two households. In an intentional subversion of ''TheBradyBunch'', however, their respective children know and dislike each other already, and forging a single happy family unit out of the conflicts so engendered drove many of the show's earlier plots. Even so, like its spiritual predecessor this DomCom employed just about every trope in the book.

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'''''Step by Step''''' is one of the many TGIF comedies on Creator/{{ABC}} that aired during the 1990s. Although at least partially designed as a vehicle for young actress Staci Keanan (and carrying along with her even younger costar Christopher Castile from their previous series ''Going Places''), star billing for the show went to Patrick Duffy and Suzanne Somers as the parents Frank Lambert and Carol Foster. These two played a couple who, ''[[TheBradyBunch ''[[Series/TheBradyBunch Brady Bunch]]''-style, marry and merge their two households. In an intentional subversion of ''TheBradyBunch'', ''The Brady Bunch'', however, their respective children know and dislike each other already, and forging a single happy family unit out of the conflicts so engendered drove many of the show's earlier plots. Even so, like its spiritual predecessor this DomCom employed just about every trope in the book.



* XMeetsY: ''TheBradyBunch'' meets ''Theatre/TheOddCouple''.

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* XMeetsY: ''TheBradyBunch'' ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' meets ''Theatre/TheOddCouple''.
23rd Jun '16 8:10:19 AM SchuminWeb
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* {{Crossover}}: With fellow ABC program ''Series/FamilyMatters'', with Steve Urkel (in his jetpack) crashing into their backyard table[[note]]which happens after ''Family Matters'' episode "Brain Over Brawn"[[/note]]. Not surprising, of course, since both programs were packaged by Miller-Boyett Productions.

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* {{Crossover}}: With fellow ABC program ''Series/FamilyMatters'', with Steve Urkel (in his jetpack) crashing into their backyard table[[note]]which happens after ''Family Matters'' episode "Brain Over Brawn"[[/note]]. Not surprising, of course, since both programs were packaged by Miller-Boyett Productions.Productions, and ran in back-to-back timeslots.
23rd Jun '16 8:08:17 AM SchuminWeb
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* HypocriticalHumor: In "One Truck, al Dente", unable to take the pain in her mouth from having her wisdom teeth pulled out, Dana took the pain medication, which she's sensitive too. As a result, she becomes so mellowed like Cody, and acting like him. Even Cody is annoyed by her and won't stop bugging him.

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* HypocriticalHumor: In "One Truck, al Dente", unable to take the pain in her mouth from having her wisdom teeth pulled out, Dana took the pain medication, which she's sensitive too. As a result, she becomes so mellowed like Cody, and acting like him. Even Cody is annoyed by her and as she won't stop bugging him.
4th Jun '16 8:34:45 AM Scandia
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* MillStone: Karen seems to fill this role often.

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* MillStone: TheMillstone: Karen seems to fill this role often.
4th Jun '16 8:34:15 AM Scandia
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* MillStone: Karen seems to fill this role often.
** In one episode of the first season in which the family had gone camping, Karen says she had found a rock that would make a perfect "pedicure stand". Too bad that rock had been holding the truck they had all ridden to the campsite in place- and it ended up falling into the water.
** In another episode when the family gets an answering machine, Karen only listens to the first message of two (that was for her) before leaving immediately. The second message is for Frank- telling him to not come to a site, that it would be demolished instead. Frank could have gotten injured- or worse- had he not gotten out of time. If the message had been relayed, this would not have happened.
16th May '16 3:41:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheMeaningOfLife: Subverted. J.T, Dana, Karen, and Cody try to see who can go without sleep the longest. Somehow, Cody becomes smarter as a result and has several epiphanies. At the end of the episode, J.T, Dana, and Karen all finally pass out and Cody suddenly realizes the meaning of life. He's about to state it when [[TheUnreveal he passes out too.]]
15th May '16 6:04:53 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: To ''MarriedWithChildren'', of all shows. Frank complains that he feels like Al Bundy when the kids are pestering him for money, echoing the way every ''Married...'' episode began with Al giving money to each of his freeloading family members.

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* ShoutOut: To ''MarriedWithChildren'', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', of all shows. Frank complains that he feels like Al Bundy when the kids are pestering him for money, echoing the way every ''Married...'' episode began with Al giving money to each of his freeloading family members.
2nd May '16 10:33:43 PM KJMackley
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: The Lamberts and Fosters are at each others throats for most of the series, but they do start recognizing each other as family. J.T. even admits that his rivalry with Dana was something of a VitriolicBestBuds nature, and they would look out for each other.
* BashBrothers: Dana tried meeting an editor for a job at a bar, and Cody follows knowing the bar is in a bad neighborhood. When she gets harassed a BarBrawl ensues, and Cody handles himself well until they all try rushing him. That's when Frank comes to the rescue, and together they clear out the bar.



** Teaching Mark in a way to stand up to the class star (a la TheKarateKid). While Mark (who loses) gains his classmate's respect, Mark's teacher continues to shoot off his mouth and belittle Mark ... until Cody finally shuts him up with a well-placed kick to the jaw.

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** Teaching Mark in a way to stand up to the class star (a la TheKarateKid). While Mark (who loses) gains his classmate's respect, Mark's teacher continues to shoot off his mouth and mouth, belittle Mark ... until Mark and even physically shove Cody. Cody finally shuts him up with a well-placed kick suggests an exhibition match where he proceeds to knock the jaw.guy all around the mat.
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