Love, American Style

Season 5 Episode 30

Love and the Unsteady Steady

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Nov 09, 1973 on ABC
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Love and the Unsteady Steady
At the Westdale Junior High School Dance, a teenage boy and girl look for a long term relationship and imagine what life might be like in the future.

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    Brandon Cruz

    Brandon Cruz

    Ernie Newbury

    Guest Star

    Kristy McNichol

    Kristy McNichol

    Stephanie 'Steffi' Michaelson

    Guest Star

    Joanie Sommers

    Joanie Sommers

    Ernie's Mother/Adult Steffi

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Adult Steffi: I don't know why I ever married you, you're such a child.
        Ernie: A child, I'll bet you a Hank Aaron card I'm not.

        Hank Aaron was a Major League Baseball player who made his debut with the Milwaukee Braves in 1954 and finished playing with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1976. After playing with the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League and in the minor leagues his career took off in the Majors. He held the record for most home rums (755) until Barry Bonds surpassed him in 2007.

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Ernie: I don't know about you but I'm ready for a more permanent relationship with a girl.
        Sammy: Are you outta your gourd!? Steffi Michaelson's a cute kid and stuff but goin' steady's for big kids.
        Ernie: Look we aren't exactly little kids, I'm mean we're in the seventh grade.
        (a group of girls burst out in laughter).

      • Lisa: He's been making funny faces at you all night, why don't you go over there and take charge, ask him to dance.
        Steffi: I can't do that.
        Lisa: Why not? That's what women do now.
        Steffi: I know, but I have no idea what women used to do.

      • Ernie: What's for breakfast dear?
        Adult Steffi: It's your usual Ernie, a banana sandwich on white bread and a chocolate milkshake in your Captain Radar mug.

    • NOTES (1)

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