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Second Noah

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by George Fergus
and Nick Sebek

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aired from: Feb 1996 to: Jun 1997 21 eps ABC 60 min stereo closed captioned


  • Daniel Hugh-Kelly as Noah Beckett
  • Betsy Brantley as Jessie Beckett
  • Jimmy Marsden as Ricky
  • Ashley Gorrell as Hannah
  • Zelda Harris as Bethany [ not in pilot ]
  • Jeffrey Licon as Luis [ not in pilot ]
  • Erika Page as Roxanna [ not in pilot ]
  • Gemini Barnett as Ben
  • Jon Torgerson as Danny
  • Jeremy Torgerson as Ranny
  • Deirdre O'Connell as Shirley
  • Joey Lauren Adams as Darby

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      1st Season Winter 1996

    1. "Pilot"
      gs: Rudee Lipscomb [ Bethany ], Sean Naegeli [ Luis ], Justina Machado [ Roxanna ]

      Ricky is ignoring his chores to spend time with his girlfriend. Meanwhile, Ranny has started looking for his biological mom, and Bethany feels rejected at school because of her race.

      b: 5 Feb 96 pc: _________ w: Pamela K. Long d: Donna Deitch
    2. "Hoops and Dreams"
      gs: Dwayne Adway [ Kevin ], John P. Connolly [ Coach Casemeyer ], Peggy O' Neal [ Sheila ], Hunter Gerard [ Winslow ]

      When Noah tries to get Ricky on the high school basketball team, he is asked to coach it instead. Meanwhile, Jesse faces her own mortality, as she deals with the death of one of the zoo's beloved chimps; and she reaches out to Ricky's girlfriend, Darby, who has run away from her grandparents and is staying with the Becketts.

      b: 12 Feb 96 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    3. "Close Encounters"
      gs: Joe Melendez [ Geoff Silverman ], Jim Coleman [ The Official ], Wilmer Calderon [ Alex ], Jason Jacobs [ Cody ]

      Ranny hurts Jesse's feelings by trying to locate his "real" mom; Darby's big break, an offer to join a band, threatens to break up her relationship with Ricky; Luis learns a lesson in honesty when Noah bends the rules and builds him a soap-box racer.

      b: 19 Feb 96 pc: _________ w: Stephen J. Brackley d: Victor DuBois
    4. "Stormy Weather"
      gs: Grace Zabriskie [ Mrs. Cheval ], Sherri Kumnick [ Alice Reston ], Phyllis Fludd White [ The Hotel Maid ], Michele T. Carter [ The Hotel Clerk ], Joe Candelora [ Andy ], Wayne Shuttuck [ Himself ]

      A hurricane strikes while their parents are away, leaving Ricky and Roxanna scrambling to protect the younger kids as the storm pounds the house and the alligators escape from their damaged pen. Meanwhile, Noah and Jesse race to get home, out of their minds with fear.

      b: 26 Feb 96 pc: _________ w: Edward Tivnan d: Lorraine Senna
    5. "The Good Samaritan"
      gs: Wilmer Calderon [ Alex ], Jason Jacobs [ Cody ], Michael Hagerty [ Tom Sinclair ], Anne Bronston [ Susan Cooper ], Gary Grubbs [ David Cooper ], Betsy Licon [ Sophia ], Erika Gabaldon [ Lauren Chu ], Michael Costello [ Peter ], Patricia Carroll [ The Judge ], Saadia Persad [ Mona ], Mark Lainer [ The Process Server ], Alexander Sommer [ A Kid ], Greg Davis [ A Kid ]

      Jesse's trust in human nature is shaken when she saves a woman's life and is rewarded with a malpractice suit; Roxanna's doubts are confirmed when her prom date can't seem to forget his ex-girlfriend and threatens to turn the evening into a humiliating experience.

      b: 2 Mar 96 pc: _________ w: Naomi Janzen d: Kenny Ortega
    6. "Julio is My Dad"
      gs: Keith "Bubba" Naylor [ Dillon ], Jeaneen Garcia [ Lorena ], Kirsten Storms [ Ashley ], Brian Wagner [ Rex ], Gil Juniga [ Hector ], Brian Ward [ The Bodyguard ], Krista Adair [ Woman ], Kaleo Quenzer [ Stitch ], Alie Rivera [ Mrs. Ramirez ], Sharon Beldon [ Special Business Extra ]

      At school, peer pressure leads fatherless Luis to boast that Julio Iglesias is his dad, and Hannah risks ridicule when she makes friends with a lonely, over-weight classmate. Meanwhile, Ricky reacts to Darby's neglect by moving closer to Roxanna.

      b: 4 Mar 96 pc: _________ w: Stephen J. Brackley d: James Frawley
    7. "Ghost Story"
      gs: Paul Winfield [ Ramses ]

      When objects start disappearing from the Beckett home, could the culprit be a ghost, as the kids believe. Or could it be Bethany's new friend, a strange, yet charming vagrant who lives in the woods and tinkers with his "time machine?"

      b: 11 Mar 96 pc: _________ w: Pamela K. Long d: Michael Fash
    8. "The Rendezvous"
      gs: Joanna Garcia [ Katherine Ortega ], Todd Sheeler [ Joe ], Marc Macauley [ Coach Gordon ], Ralph Wilcox [ Principal McCall ], Bill Cordell [ Mr. Pritchard ], Steve Zurk [ Cooper ], Wilmer Calderon [ Derrick ], Jason Jacobs [ Cody ], Shawn Boyachek [ Alex ]

      A flirtatious cheerleader causes Ricky to ponder a little extracurricular activity behind Darby's back. Meanwhile, Danny's secret crush on Shirley

      b: 18 Mar 96 pc: _________ w: Anne Kenney d: Patrick R. Norris
    9. "The Big Chief"
      gs: Lloyd Bridges [ The Judge ]

      Noah's intimidating father-in-law is a retired judge, who heightens the usual tension between them, first by blurting out the reason he's never had respect for Noah, then by introducing Ricky to hunting-against his parents' wishes.

      b: 1 Apr 96 pc: _________ w: Edward Tivnan d: Paris Barclay
    10. "Dreamboat"
      gs: Robert Gossett [ Lyle Battle ], Marguerite Moreau [ Megan Robinson ], Jason Jacobs [ Cody ], Janis Benson [ Mme. Cluet ], Joanna Garcia [ Katherine Ortega ], Kelly Collins-Lintz [ Charlene ], Meredith Phipps [ Jane ]

      Bethany and Hannah arrange a blind date for Shirley with their black teacher-without mentioning his color-and discover how race can divide good people. Meanwhile, a pregnant girl falsely accuses Ricky of being the father.

      b: 8 Apr 96 pc: _________ w: Naomi Janzen d: Sandy Smolan
    11. "A Dog's Life"
      gs: Michael Pniewski [ Gus Morgan ], Wilmer Calderon [ Alex ], Shan Elliott [ Calvin ], Chris Mills [ Mr. Cavanaugh ], Kirsten Storms [ Ashley ], Jack Swanson [ Mr. Landers ], Niambi Williams [ The Attendant ]

      Ricky confronts the owner of a mistreated dog, spurred by memories of childhood beatings. Meanwhile, Bethany wears a hangdog look when Hannah wins the title role in a school play, and Ranny dupes Luis into enduring a broccoli-laden "fast growth" diet.

      b: 15 Apr 96 pc: _________ w: Sam Egan d: Michael Fash
    12. "King of the Road"
      gs: John Terry [ Travis Beckett ], Wilmer Calderon [ Alex ], Jason Jacobs [ Cody ]

      Ricky is upset when he finds sketches and letters that he thinks are signs of an affair between his mom and his dad's brother Travis, a free-spirited artist.

      b: 22 Apr 96 pc: _________ w: Brenda Lilly d: Paris Barclay

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      2nd Season 1996

    13. "Fly Like a Bird"
      gs: Jean Marie Barnwell [ Marsha ]

      Ricky pulls away from Darby when she pushes for marriage until a crisis draws them closer together. Meanwhile, shy Danny has a hopeless crush on the most popular girl in school, and struggles to find the courage to approach her.

      b: 14 Sep 96 pc: _________ w: Edward Tivnan & Stephen J. Brackley s: Stephen J. Brackley & Edward Tivnan & Sam Eagan d: Sandy Smolan
    14. "God's Last Laugh"

      Jesse and Noah are over-joyed to learn that she's finally pregnant at age 41, but not all of their eight adopted children share their enthusiasm.

      b: 21 Sep 96 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    15. "The Big Hurt"
      gs: Michael McLafferty [ JoJo ]

      When Shirley's black-sheep son pays an unwelcome visit, the Becketts take a liking to the handsome young man-while Shirley waits for the time bomb to go off.

      b: 28 Sep 96 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    16. "Faith, Hope and Charity"
      gs: Michael McLafferty [ JoJo ], Angel Schmiedt [ Ms. Harden ], Rus Blackwell [ Ranger Bob ], Tom Chapman [ Rupert ], Lerah Sutton [ Jennifer Smith ]

      JoJo locks horns with Ricky in a subtle competition for a too young Roxanna, enraging JoJo's sornful mom; Hannah triggers a panic in the neighborhood by freeing a sad-looking, caged bear that, it turns out, is also hungry.

      b: 5 Oct 96 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    17. "Slings and Arrows"
      gs: Michael McLafferty [ JoJo ], Richard Venture [ Dr. Hollis ], Greg Vignolle [ Mike Palomino ]

      Basking in the glow of their first date, Roxanna feels herself falling in love with JoJo, who seems to have other plans; the kids try to play cupid to a couple of aging rhinos whose attempts at mating have been unsuccessful, but their misguided efforts land them in trouble.

      b: 12 Oct 96 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    18. "The Choice"
      gs: Michael McLafferty [ JoJo ], Greg Vignolle [ Mike Palomino ], Brett Rice [ Major Ed Thomas ], Robert Catrini [ Coach Hanson ], Kevin Brown [ Herbie ], Tony Major [ The Male Nurse ], Jim Coleman [ The Umpire ]

      JoJo is compelled to come to terms with his past when his relationship with Roxanne deepens; a sibling rivalry on the baseball diamond pits Bethany against Danny and Ranny; Hannah doggedly trains her pig.

      b: 19 Oct 96 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    19. "Heart Matters"
      gs: Charles Nelson Reilly [ Harold Hamilton ], Judith Jones [ Kaylie Cavanaugh ], Robby Preddy [ Marianne Cavanaugh ], Ted Manson [ Doc ], Harvey Reaves [ Sergeant Carl Johnson ], Jerry Martinez [ The Vice Principal ], Star Hall [ The 12 year-old girl ], Larry Davenport [ Ryan ], Joanna Garcia [ Catherine ], Wilmer Calderon [ The Housefly Band Member ]

      Ricky's life is thrown into a tailspin when Kaylie, his first love and Ben's mother, returns to Tampa; and Noah helps a life-long friend, Harold Hamilton save his business.

      b: 25 May 97 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    20. "Desperately Seeking Mickey"
      gs: Ben Vereen [ Sweet Billy ], Judith Jones [ Kaylie Cavanaugh ], Vicki Oldham [ The TV Host ], Daniel Matisa [ Bellhop No. 1 ], Liz Omilami [ Elaine ], Philip Martinez [ Bellhop No. 2 ], Walker Flynn [ Jerry ], Ann Bronston [ Jerry's Mom ], Nancy Barber [ The Sunbather ], Leroy Mitchell Jr. [ Louie ], Felicia Henderson [ The Ticket Taker ]

      Unbeknownst to Jesse and Noah, Ricky and Kaylie take Ben to Disney World so Kaylie can get to know the son she gave up for adoption; Bethany thinks she's found her biological father; and Noah gets an offer to promote his book on "Live: With Regis & Kathie Lee."

      b: 1 Jun 97 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    21. "Diving In"
      gs: Judith Jones [ Kaylie Cavanaugh ], Dweezil Zappa [ Cirrus Rose ], Michael Jeter [ The Chicken Man ], Pat Boone [ Himself ], Regis Philbin [ Himself ], Kathie Lee Gifford [ Herself ]

      As Ricky and Kaylie continue to "play house" at Disney World, Jesse and Noah come to Orlando to tape a segment on "Live: With Regis & Kathie Lee" promoting Noah's new book; Pat Boone gives Jesse the shirt off his back; Darby joins forces with Ricky's boyhood idol, Cirrus Rose; and Shirley is courted by the "Chicken Man", who teaches Luis how to dive.

      b: 8 Jun 97 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________

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