Pilot Sep 20 1991 During their vacations in Jamaica, contractor Frank Lambert and widowed beautician Carol Foster get married. When they return to their hometown, Port Washington, Wisconsin, they need to slowly
The Dance Sep 27 1991 Frank wants to take Carol to an expensive restaurant; but Carol has agreed to be on the committee of Al's dance. After being dumped by a boy, Al stays in the dumps until she's rescued by her science
Rules of the House Oct 04 1991 Noticing a certain lack of discipline about her new stepchildren, Carol sets about creating order by instituting a few rules -- which so infuriate Al that she threatens to go live with Grandmother in
First Anniversary Oct 11 1991 On Frank and Carol's first month wedding anniversary, they decide not to buy each other gifts. Frank listens to what Carol says and does not buy her a gift while Carol ignores what they said and buys
Frank & Son Oct 18 1991 JT agrees to go to work with Frank because he needs extra money, something ""Frank is more excited about then JT."" After failing miserably there, JT ends up helping Carol out as a
Pulling Together Oct 25 1991 Carol thinks that the 2 families need to do something together and that the Port Washington Games are perfect. The Lamberts who won each of the past three years feel that the Fosters should not have
Yo-Yo's Wedding Nov 01 1991 On Brendan's 6th birthday, Frank wants to take him out for pizza and bowling. but Carol realizes he would prefer a regular party and helps him plan a party with Yo-Yo the clown as the entertainment.
Just for Kicks Nov 08 1991 Dana and Bernice want to go see their favorite folk singer at a local bar named Jake's. Carol gives her permission to go, but later finds out from Frank that Jake's has ""a two fight
Into the Woods Nov 15 1991 Camping in the wilderness proves too much for Carol to bear.
Mixed Messages Nov 22 1991 Cody decides to impress Dana, so he gets a job as a corporate executive. He has to put prizes in the little quarter machine for kids. He puts the happiness of kids above profit, though, and ends up
A Day in the Life Nov 29 1991 Frank gets ""America Up Close"" to do one of their 'blended family' segments on the Lambert/Foster clan. Carol is disappointed, because now the whole world will see them acting
The New Car Dec 06 1991 Carol's old car has one wheel in the junkyard, and she and Frank determine that she needs a new car. Frank visits his old fishing buddy's car lot, but Carol turns out to be the better bargainer. J.T.
Getting Organized Dec 13 1991 JT and Cody become engrossed with the idea of aliens while Dana and Karen make fun of them, but then try to make the boys look foolish by pretending to have a UFO fly over them. Cody and JT find out
Home Alone Jan 03 1992 Frank and Carol go off for a romantic weekend getaway, leaving Dana in charge with one rule-- no parties. The ""lover's retreat"" turns out to be less than desirable, yet Frank and
Drive, He Said Jan 17 1992 Dana passes her driving test with flying colors, but Frank flunks his.
Bully for Mark Feb 07 1992 Mark is found doing homework for a classmate, and it is discovered that it is because he is being threatened. Carol tries to teach him to confront this bully while Frank teaches him to defend himself.
The Boys in the Band Feb 14 1992 JT gives Al's band a name and becomes their manager. He gets them a gig at a bowling alley that Frank just finished remodeling. The owner of the bowling alley is inflexible, though, and when the other
School Daze Feb 21 1992 Carol goes back to school because she feels embarrassed about leaving school four classes short of a degree. She soon realizes as well as a student she's a also committed mother, wife, and beautician,
Country Club Feb 28 1992 A client of Carols' invites the family to spend a weekend at a Country Club. While Karen and Carol are extremely excited, Frank and Dana feel a country club is not for them. Cody gets a guided tour on
Daddy's Girl Mar 06 1992 Grandpa comes to visit with his fiance'. Frank recognizes her as a stripper from a bachelor party he went to a year ago. When Frank tells his dad, he storms off and does not believe Frank. He finds
He Wanted Wings Mar 27 1992 About to turn 40, Frank decides to realize his life-long ambition to learn to fly.
Beauty Contest Apr 24 1992 Carol and Karen enter a mother-daughter beauty contest.
S.A.T. Blues Sep 18 1992 Dana goes to take her SATs,and guess who shows up out of now where,Cody. He explains that every week he does something new (one week he ate nothing but peaches). Dana does good (92nd percentile), but
To B or Not to Be Sep 25 1992 JT has a test coming up at school on Shakespeare.So Carol convinces Frank to help JT. Frank and JT first try a tape but that gets lost.But they soon discover it's all about sex and romance,they stay
Stuck on You Oct 02 1992 JT tries to get a date,Al gets a new friend and Frank feels he may be loosing a daughter.
JT's World Oct 09 1992 JT and Cody start there own TV show on local cable access called JT`s World. The living room is the set, and Al, Brendan and Mark are the crew. JT meets Karen`s beautiful friend Lisa, and invites her
It's a Dog's Life Oct 16 1992 The neighbor's go on vacation to Florida and ask the Lambert/Foster children to take care of their dog, Mr. Fritz.When Al and Brendan beg for Frank and Carol to let them dog sit for a week while the
The Boss Oct 23 1992 JT and Karen get jobs at a 50's cafe as while Cody gets a job there as a DJ. Dana gets a job as Assistant Manager and is extremely bossy. Therefore JT and Karen quit and the cooks quit (they only put
Model Daughter Oct 30 1992 Karen gets a modeling job in Chicago.So she begs Carol to let her and she finally does let her.Excited, Karen and Carol go to Chicago. Carol suggests how they should do Karen's hair,what kind of
The Making of the President Nov 13 1992 J.T and Dana run against each other for Class President. When J.T wins Dana becomes upset, but when J.T realizes that the responsibility is too much for him to handle he resigns and gives Dana the
Virgin Territory Nov 20 1992 J.T and Cody score dates with two pretty sisters. After the date the sisters really want the boys to come home with them. Cody wanted to save his virginity till he found the "" Dudette of
Back to Basics Dec 04 1992 Carol spent $84 on 8 videos and one lost under Brendan's bed. She calls a family meeting, and when no one agrees to give anything up, Carol takes everything away. The Foster kids blame Brendan so he
Boys Will Be Boys Dec 11 1992 Frank's old friend Scooter comes to visit. Frank starts off excited that his high school buddy is coming, but it turns out that Scooter still acts like he is in high school. In order to tell Scooter
If I Were a Rich Man Jan 08 1993 Cody, who has been visiting the Lakeview Retirement Home a couple of times each week for a while, makes one visit with JT. After this visit, Cody learns that his favorite resident, Walter, has died.
Happy Birthday, Baby Jan 15 1993 Dana's 17th birthday is upcoming and she informs Carol that she does not want just another party. Carol will not let her have the party she wants so Dana says she won't have a party. Dana and her
One of the Guys Jan 22 1993 Frank announces he needs a new worker and Carol urges him to hire a female worker for Lambert construction. Meanwhile, J.T., Al and Karen try to make some money off Mark by letting him invest in the
No Business Like Show Business Feb 05 1993 JT's World has achieved enough success to garner attention from a local syndication company. JT (as usual) believes he's going to be a huge star, so decides to stop doing his home work. Then let's his
Love, Port Washington Style Feb 12 1993 Dana has been dumped--AGAIN-- just before Valentine's Day. She acts real moody and volunteers to work a double shift at the 50's cafe, since she is dateless. When a customer does show up, Dana snaps
Aloha (1) Feb 19 1993 The whole family wins a trip to Hawaii and Cody decides to buy a ticket to go with them. Carol irritates everyone by trying to tour EVERYTHING. When they convince Carol to loosen the reigns, Dana
Aloha (2) Feb 26 1993 The second half concludes the exciting story. JT's girl, who always disappears when he sees her, turns out to be connected to Cody's treasure. JT and Cody discover the treasure is not monetary but is
No Way to Treat a Lady Mar 12 1993 JT has a new girl friend, who is a motorcycle chick. Later, she meets Mark, who treats her like a lady. Upon her announcement of appreciation, JT gets Mark to teach him how to be a gentleman. JT's
The Un-Natural Apr 02 1993 Al's baseball team (Port Washington Cubs), which is coached by Frank, makes it to the championship, but they lose a player and need a replacement. Carol talks Frank into letting Mark be that
The Psychic Apr 30 1993 Karen is angry at JT for putting her baby picture in the school year book. While Frank and Carol get a new Snooze-O-Matic adjustable bed.
This Old House May 07 1993 Frank gets a job, which includes moving a house. Carol convinces Frank to hire Cody for the demolition work, though Cody has never done this precise demolition before. Cody finds out that a family
Double Date May 21 1993 Carol sets up Karen with Freddy, who is a 153 on Karen's grading scale. Karen, however, prefers Jeffrey (a 195). Despite disappointing Carol, Karen accepts a date with Jeffrey and dumps Freddy by
Someone to Watch Over Me Nov 06 1992 Carol is going out of town, leaving Frank in charge. Dana is upset about that, but manages to convince Frank to let her go on a date with ""Mike the Mover"" who Frank knows happens
Way-Off Broadway Sep 24 1993 Dana's new boyfriend, Daniel, convinces her to be in a local play he is directing. Coincidentally, Cody is working on the set of the show and Daniel convinces Cody to join the acting team as well.
The Apartment Oct 01 1993 A nearby family is going out of town and they want Dana to ""house-sit."" Carol is extremely uncomfortable with Dana leaving, but Frank talks her into it so when she goes to
Never on Sunday Oct 08 1993 While at church with the Fosters (and NOT the Lamberts), Carol invites the pastor and his wife over for Sunday lunch. The Lambert's notice that he is a normal guy, and Frank promises that the Lamberts
The Paper Chase Oct 15 1993 JT and his friend Doug find out that they have a book report due on Monday. Mark tells them that he has read and written reports on at least 10 of the books on their list. JT and Doug get into Mark's