Step by Step

Season 1 Episode 22

Beauty Contest

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 24, 1992 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Towards the end of the teaser, when they show a close up of Al's pig, Bullet, the corner of the rug is rolled back, but in the next shot, it is flat on the floor.

  • Quotes

    • Karen: (speech at the pageant) As a future supermodel, I would be very proud to have the Mallard Lodge beauty pageant be the start on my road to fame and fortune (glancing at the judges and pausing)......actually I'm not proud, I'm ashamed. I'm ashamed that two of the three judges have behaved in such a way that gave Mallard Lodge beauty pageant a bad name. Yesterday that sleazy Harold over there made a pass at my mom. And just a moment ago, a junior sleaze told me that the only way he'd vote for me is if I went out with him. My mother taught me that nothing is worth my self respect and dignity, and if I can't win this contest based on my own talent, then the award loses all its luster.

    • Mark: Maybe you just have a stupid pig.
      Al: Hey! You can call me stupid, you can call my family stupid - but lay off the pig!

    • Dana: Mom, I cannot believe you are going to enter a beauty contest.
      Carol: Well, this isn't my first contest. You ever hear of 'Miss Small Curd Cottage Cheese 1974'?
      Dana: No kidding, Mom, you won?
      Carol: Well, I didn't win, but I was first runner up.
      Frank: Well, what'd the winner have that you didn't?
      Carol: Bigger curds.
      Frank: Wow.

  • Notes

    • This marks the last appearance of Ivy and Penny Baker as regular characters. They would make two appearances in the second season before being written out.

  • Allusions