YMMV: Step by Step
- Crazy Awesome: There's a reason why Cody became the show's Breakout Character.
- Ensemble Darkhorse: Cody Lambert, Frank's nephew. Too bad he gets Put on a Bus in later seasons...
- Al is very popular as well.
- Fan-Preferred Couple: Cody/Dana, though the Official Couple Rich/Dana also has its own fanbase.
- Fridge Logic: Lily Lambert-Foster receiving her mother's late former husband's surname.
- It actually makes sense. This was a nice way to resolve a series premise. It symbolizes the successful union of the Fosters and Lamberts as a family, bringing the related plot lines to an end.
- Replacement Scrappy: Jean-Luc, a French stereotype who hits on Carol.
- Vindicated by Cable: After a disappointing run in syndication, the show spent nine years on ABC Family's schedule and became part of The Hub's schedule shortly before it changed its name to Discovery Family.