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* PapaWolf: In one episode a sneaky advertiser had videotaped her daughter in a beach scene, telling her and the girls that they were taping a suntan lotion commercial but instead it is for a 1-900 sex hotline; Frank is outraged and, during his visit with the producer, hangs him from a tall-story window and threatens to drop him unless he confesses and pulls the commercial off the air.

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* PapaWolf: In one episode a sneaky advertiser had videotaped her daughter in a beach scene, telling her and the girls that they were taping a suntan lotion commercial but instead it is for a 1-900 sex hotline; Frank is outraged and, during his visit with the producer, hangs him from a tall-story window and threatens to drop him unless he confesses and pulls the commercial off the air. He also has acted as protector to Dana several times, usually only after several acts of being the BumblingDad before playing things straight. (Although he would have stood up for Karen, usually those situations were left to Cody.)

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* OutNumberedSibling: Before the merging of the two families, Al was the only daughter and female in the Lambert household


* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Al, sometimes.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Al, sometimes.Al.



* KnightTemplarBigBrother: He beats up Rich when he learns the latter is taking Al to the drive in.



* ShesAllGrownUp: From a somewhat cute tomboyish pre-teen to a stunningly attractive young woman. Most male viewers consider her the hottest girl on the show.

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* ShesAllGrownUp: From a somewhat cute tomboyish pre-teen to a stunningly attractive young woman. J.T has a hard time accepting this with season 5 onwards. Most male viewers consider her the hottest girl on the show.


-> '''Portrayed by:''' Jason Marsden

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-> '''Portrayed by:''' Jason Marsden
Creator/JasonMarsden


* EnsembleDarkhorse: Mostly in Season 6. Not proven yet to be a BreakoutCharacter, many episodes of the season focused on him, then on. Along with Dana the most talked about of the characters.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Mostly in Season 6. Not proven yet to be a BreakoutCharacter, many episodes of the season focused on him, then on. Along with Dana the most talked about of the characters.


* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: There's one episode where she seems to always beat her boyfriend JT at everything.

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: There's one episode where she seems to always beat her boyfriend JT at everything. Surprisingly, JT's issue with it isn't that he wants to feel superior over her, it is that he feels like he doesn't deserve her, which she points out couldn't be further from the truth.


* SlapSlapKiss: With Dana, in the episode where they hook up for the first time. It was actually insuly-insult-kiss.

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* SlapSlapKiss: With Dana, in the episode where they hook up for the first time. It was actually insuly-insult-kiss.insult-insult-kiss.


* DisappearedDad

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* DisappearedDadDisappearedDad: Carol's first husband has died about two years before the series, leaving behind the couple's three children.



* DisappearedDad

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* DisappearedDadDisappearedDad: Carol's first husband has died about two years before the series, leaving behind the couple's three children.



* AdvertisedExtra: In season 7 he's credited as a main character but he only appears in 8 out of 19 episodes and is largely OutOfFocus in most of them.



* DisappearedDad

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* DisappearedDadDisappearedDad: Carol's first husband has died about two years before the series, leaving behind the couple's three children.



* HormoneAddledTeenager: Once he hit puberty.

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* HormoneAddledTeenager: Once he hit puberty.puberty he starts lusting after girls, along with equally hormone-addled friends.



* BigBrotherWorship: Big ''Cousin'' Worship for Cody. In one of the early episodes, he refers to him as "the coolest guy in the world".



* DumbassTeenageSon: He's this in the eyes of everyone in his family and often proves to be one, especially due to his hormonal tendencies with girls.

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* DumbassTeenageSon: He's this in the eyes of everyone in his family and often proves to be one, especially due to his slacker tendencies and hormonal tendencies with girls.



* MissingMom

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* MissingMomMissingMom: Frank's first wife has left him and her children, disappearing and having no apparent contact with any of them.



* BigBrotherWorship: For JT in the first few seasons. Completely inverted in later seasons: she thinks JT is an annoying idiot and makes fun of him just as much as Dana.



* MissingMom

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* MissingMomMissingMom: Frank's first wife has left him and her children, disappearing and having no apparent contact with any of them.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: In season 7.

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* AdvertisedExtra: Before season 7, he is credited as a main character but he gets much less focus than all his siblings and is rarely involved in the plot of the episodes. In season 6, where Brendan is a teenager, he's mostly used as a LivingProp.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: In He disappears in season 7.7 and is removed from the opening credits, although Frank mentions his "seven children" in a season 7 episode, implying Brendan still exists somewhere.



* MissingMom

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* MissingMomMissingMom: Frank's first wife has left him and her children, disappearing and having no apparent contact with any of them.



* CousinOliver

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* CousinOliverAdorablyPrecociousChild: She's noted to be very smart for her age.
* CousinOliver: The introduction of baby Lilly in season 4.



* BookDumb
* CharacterDevelopment/ DivergentCharacterEvolution: Was essentially "J.T. #2" until dating Dana, who encourages him to apply himself more to his studies. This not only sticks, but to the extent he realizes how much he's outgrown J.T. though remains friends with him.

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* BookDumb
BookDumb: The reason why he needs to be tutored by Dana.
* CharacterDevelopment/ DivergentCharacterEvolution: Was essentially "J.T. #2" until dating Dana, who encourages him to apply himself more to his studies. This not only sticks, but to the extent he realizes how much he's outgrown J.T. though remains friends with him.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: With J.T.
* OfficialCouple: With Dana.
* OppositesAttract: With Dana.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With J.T.
T. He never appears before season 5 (although Rich's actor played JT's friend "Doug" in one of the early episodes) but they act like they have always been best friends.
* OfficialCouple: With Dana.
Dana, starting in early season 6.
* OppositesAttract: With Dana. Dana is very smart and serious and Rich is not all that different from J.T.. They even mention the trope name when they discuss why they get together.



* SlapSlapKiss: With Dana.

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* SlapSlapKiss: With Dana.Dana, in the episode where they hook up for the first time. It was actually insuly-insult-kiss.



* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: There's one episode where she seems to always beat her boyfriend JT at everything.



* DeadpanSnarker

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* DeadpanSnarkerDeadpanSnarker: She can be this in response to JT's antics.



* TomboyishName

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* TomboyishNameTomboyishName: She's first mentioned by JT who heard about a guy named "Sam", the best mechanic in town...



* AmbiguouslyGay

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* AmbiguouslyGayAmbiguouslyGay: A male beautician with a French accent.



* FunnyForeigner

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* FunnyForeignerFunnyForeigner: A French eccentric guy.



* WackyGuy

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* WackyGuyWackyGuy: More or less introduced only to replace Cody.


* CharacterDevelopment: Dating Rich mellowed out her character to be less of a StrawFeminist to ''encourage'' rather than expectedly nag Rich into applying himself.



* GoneHorriblyRight: Getting Rich to apply himself gets him a better grade than ''her.''



* BelligerentSexualTension: Initially with Dana, but unlike most examples, it led to mutual CharacterDevelopment and a solid relationship.



* CharacterDevelopment/ DivergentCharacterEvolution: Was essentially "J.T. #2" until dating Dana, who encourages him to apply himself more to his studies. This not only sticks, but to the extent he realizes how much he's outgrown J.T. though remains friends with him.



* TheSlacker

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* TheSlacker
TheSlacker: Initially, but grows out of due to Dana's influence.


The Characters from ''StepByStep''.

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The Characters from ''StepByStep''.
''Series/StepByStep''.


* AManIsNotAVirgin: Defied. Is a virgin and not ashamed of it, look down to PapaWolf for more detail.



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-> '''Portrayed by:''' Patrick Duffy




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-> '''Portrayed by:''' Suzanne Somers




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-> '''Portrayed by:''' Staci Keanan




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-> '''Portrayed by:''' Angela Watson




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-> '''Portrayed by:''' Christopher Castile




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-> '''Portrayed by:''' Brandon Call




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-> '''Portrayed by:''' Christine Lakin




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-> '''Portrayed by:''' Josh Byrne




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-> '''Portrayed by:''' Sasha Mitchell




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-> '''Portrayed by:''' Patrika Darbo and Peggy Rea




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-> '''Portrayed by:''' Emily Mae Young




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-> '''Portrayed by:''' Jason Marsden




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-> '''Portrayed by:''' Alexandra Adi




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-> '''Portrayed by:''' Bronson Pinchot


* AbhorrentAdmirer: Penny to Frank, despite being married to her sister.* AllWomenAreLustful

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Penny to Frank, despite being married to her sister.* AllWomenAreLustful



* YouLookFamiliar: He appears in one season 3 episode as a character named Doug (although like Rich, Doug was also a friend of J.T.).

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* YouLookFamiliar: He appears in one season 3 episode as a character named Doug (although like Rich, Doug was also a friend of J.T.).


* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BumblingDad: Sometimes, but he was also...
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass

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* BewareTheNiceOnes
BewareTheNiceOnes: He's usually laidback...except in his PapaWolf moments.
* BumblingDad: Sometimes, but he was also...
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
also a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass.



* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Mother, Like Daughter]]: Besides hair tint, she and Carol share similar tempers and perfectionist instincts.

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* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Mother, Like Daughter]]: LikeMotherLikeDaughter: Besides hair tint, she and Carol share similar tempers and perfectionist instincts.



* TheSnarkKnight

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* TheSnarkKnightTheSnarkKnight: She never bothers to hide her disdain for people she dislikes.
* SoapBoxSadie: A proud feminist and openly becomes an activist in one episode.



* SoapBoxSadie



* AttentionWhore

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* AttentionWhoreAttentionWhore: Due to her vanity, she likes to make everything about hersef.



* BrattyTeenageDaughter

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* BrattyTeenageDaughterBrattyTeenageDaughter: In one episode she forces her mother to accompany her to a store, while Karen spends ''the entire day'' trying on dresses.



* {{Narcissist}}

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* {{Narcissist}}{{Narcissist}}: Openly admires herself and her beauty.



* ValleyGirl

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* ValleyGirlValleyGirl: She's not particularly rich, but otherwise fits the stereotype perfectly.



* {{Adorkable}}

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* {{Adorkable}}{{Adorkable}}: The most nerdy and socially awkward of the family. He never really loses this trait, even when he's older.



* NerdGlasses

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* NerdGlassesNerdGlasses: They are also similar to Steve Urkel's glasses.



* TheSlacker

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* TheSlackerTheSlacker: He really doesn't care much about school or work.



* HotBlooded



* RaisedByDudes

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* RaisedByDudesRaisedByDudes: Growing up in a house with a dad who owns a construction company, a Jerk Jock older brother, and a fart humor loving younger one, she became very much a tomboy who had trouble getting along with girls her age and got into fights fairly often.



* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak



* FlatCharacter

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* FlatCharacterFlatCharacter: We have Dana the sassy GoGetterGirl, Karen the ditzy bimbo, Mark the ExtravertedNerd, JT the BookDumb slacker, Al the spunky tomboy and Brendan who was...the youngest one.



* {{Beware the Nice|Ones}}/[[BewareTheSillyOnes Silly Ones]]: Cody is such a friendly, goofy guy, but he also knows kickboxing... very well.
* BigBrotherMentor: To J.T. and, sometimes, Mark.
** EccentricMentor

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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.
* BigBrotherMentor: To J.T. and, sometimes, Mark.
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Mark. Also qualifies as an EccentricMentor



* TheBusCameBack: In one episode of season 7.



* FunPersonified
* GeniusDitz / HiddenDepths: He gets a higher SAT score than ''Dana'', much to her dismay. See also EruditeStoner.

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* FunPersonified
FunPersonified: He's an easygoing and goofy guy, despite his age.
* GeniusDitz / HiddenDepths: He gets a higher SAT score than ''Dana'', much to her dismay. See GeniusDitz: By many accounts he's dumb, but he also EruditeStoner.happened to outscore Dana on the SAT and often becomes the voice of reason in family crises.



* PapaWolf: On one episode Dana goes to one of the toughest bars in town against her stepfather's orders and gets in trouble. Whereupon Frank and Cody, come to rescue her jointly beat up every ruffian there in a Bar Brawl and take her home.

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* PapaWolf: PapaWolf:
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On one episode Dana goes to one of the toughest bars in town against her stepfather's orders and gets in trouble. Whereupon Frank and Cody, come to rescue her jointly beat up every ruffian there in a Bar Brawl and take her home.



** Again, in the episode where he takes Karen to a party at a frat house. Although Cody had earlier scoffed at Dana's suspicion that the frat brothers would try to take advantage of Karen, he is not pleased when Karen declines an offer of sex and is immediately taunted by all the boys for being a "virgin." The physically larger Cody confronts Karen's tormentor and indignantly demands: "What's wrong with being a virgin? I'm a virgin!"

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** Again, in In the episode where he takes Karen to a party at a frat house. Although Cody had earlier scoffed at Dana's suspicion that the frat brothers would try to take advantage of Karen, he is not pleased when Karen declines an offer of sex and is immediately taunted by all the boys for being a "virgin." The physically larger Cody confronts Karen's tormentor and indignantly demands: "What's wrong with being a virgin? I'm a virgin!"



** TheBusCameBack: In one episode of season 7.
* TheSlacker



* WackyGuy

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* WackyGuyWackyGuy: He is highly eccentric and lives in a van.



* AbhorrentAdmirer: Penny to Frank, despite being married to her sister.
* AllWomenAreLustful

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Penny to Frank, despite being married to her sister.
sister.* AllWomenAreLustfulAllWomenAreLustful



* [[UglyGuysHotDaughter Fat Lady's Hot Daughter]]: It's clear where Penny has inherited her weight and style from, yet Ivy also has Carol as a daughter.

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* [[UglyGuysHotDaughter Fat Lady's Hot Daughter]]: UglyGuysHotDaughter: It's clear where Penny has inherited her weight and style from, yet Ivy also has Carol as a daughter.

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