Joey lands a co-starring role on a new television show with Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon. The family goes to Los Angeles to watch the taping of Joey's pilot episode. Stephanie wants to change her name to Dawn when her classmates tease her, calling her "Step-On-Me." Elsewhere, Michelle is using DJ's phone line to place calls to Tokyo.
Did You Know?
In order to explain who guest stars Frankie Avalon
and Annette Funicello
are to DJ and Stephanie, Joey says that "they're the stars of all those classic Beach Party movies". Series regular Lori Loughlin
had co-starred with Avalon and Funicello as their daughter four years before in the last Beach Party film, Back to the Beach
(1987). See more
Joey gets the part in the show, even when it is changed to a cartoon. Never again for the remainder of the series is this show with Frankie & Annette ever mentioned. Whatever happened to it? See more
You're over 40 years old, STOP saying cowabunga!
References The Mickey Mouse Club
Who Put the Bomp
Written by Barry Mann
and Gerry Goffin
Performed by Annette Funicello
and Frankie Avalon See more