The adventures of a pair of teenage twins were explored in this light comedy. Kate and Allison were 16, identical in appearance, but opposites in personality. Allison was the sober responsible one, and Kate the spunky troublemaker who often got them both into hot water. Pretending to be Allison was one of Kate's favorite ploys. Art was their widower father, who ran a gym and dance studio in their hometown of Des Moines, Iowa. Beth was one of his adult instructors, and Michael was Kate's boyfriend.
When Double Trouble returned for a second season in December 1984, Kate and Allison had moved to New York to pursue separate careers. Kate wanted to become an actress, while her more practical sister was enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Technology studying design. They lived in a spacious town house with their kooky Aunt Margo, a successful writer of children's stories. Also living in the town house were Billy and Charles, two aspiring actors and kindred spirits of Kate's. Mr. Arrechia was an obnoxious, overbearing instructor at the Fashion Institute and Aileen was Allison's fellow student and best friend.
- imDb Rating: 7.5 (194 Votes)
- Metascore: N/A
Sitcom about the antics between two twins, Kate and Allison (played by real life twins Liz and Jean Segal). Allison was always the serious outgoing sister, while Kate was more fun and ...
- Rated: N/A
- Released: 04 Apr 1984
- Runtime: 30 min
- Genre: Comedy
- Director: N/A
- Writer: David W. Duclon, Bob Illes, James R. Stein
- Actors: Jean Sagal, Liz Sagal, James Vallely, Jonathan Schmock
- Language: English
- Country: USA
- Awards: N/A
- Total Seasons: 2
Episode 2x15; Mar 30, 1985
The twins' father visits New York and announces that he's taking them back to Iowa.
2x15: Where's Poppa?
2x14: The Day of the Rose
2x13: Funny Girl
2x12: September Song
2x11: Old Movies
2x10: Commercial Break
2x9: The Write Stuff
2x8: Two Girls for Every Boy
Liz Sagal as Allison Foster
Jean Sagal as Kate Foster.
Barbara Barrie as Aunt Margo
James Vallely as Charles Kincaid
Jonathan Schmock as Billy Batalato
Michael D. Roberts as Mr. Arrechia
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|Episode No.||No. Overall||Title||Airdate||Runtime||Summary|
|1||1||One Drives, the Other Doesn't||1984-04-04||30||
Kate's inability to pass her driving test doesn't stop her from taking dad's car---and Allison's driver's license---to a rock concert.
Kate risks the wrath of both her sister and her boyfriend when she becomes enamored of a fellow working out in a gym.
To help Kate adjust to her new school, Allison gives her sister a job on the yearbook, and within a week Kate is running the staff.
Kate is out of her element in Allison's chemistry lab when she poses as her sister, who cut class to go out with a college guy.
Kate challenges shy Allison to enter a dance contest with her, but when Kate sprains an ankle, Allison must go it alone in the finals.
Miffed at Kate for signing them up for a twin-testing project, Allison moves in with Beth, vowing to find her own identity---and to celebrate her birthday without her sister.
Art panics after reading Allison's diary, which reveals that she's driven by passion in her relationship with heartthrob Steven.
Thinking Beth is just a good friend of their father's, the girls invite an attractive woman for dinner, hoping Art will fall for her.
|Episode No.||No. Overall||Title||Airdate||Runtime||Summary|
|1||9||If We Can Make It Here ...||1984-12-01||30||
The twins move to New York, where Kate hopes to become an actress and Allison a fashion designer.
|2||10||Do You Believe in Magic?||1984-12-08||30||
Kate lands a job as a magician's assistant, but to make the act a success she must devise a way to be in two places at once.
Kate gets a part in a rock star's concert tour, leaving envious Allison on her own in New York.
|4||12||O Come All Ye Faithful||1984-12-22||30||
A major storm prevents the twins from flying home for the holidays.
|5||13||Man for Margo||1985-01-05||30||
Aunt Margo finally meets Mr. Wonderful---a man Charles hired to show her a good time.
|6||14||The Boy Next Door||1985-01-12||30||
Allison and Billy go out on a real date and it seems to be leading to a real relationship.
Kate and Allison recall some of their fondest memories in a show made up of highlights from past episodes.
|8||16||Two Girls for Every Boy||1985-01-26||30||
Kate hears wedding bells after meeting a slick deejay whose tastes are more in line with Allison's.
|9||17||The Write Stuff||1985-02-02||30||
Complimented on her recent newspaper article, Allison decides to give up design school for a full-time writing career.
Allison comes to the rescue when Kate loses her voice the day of her big audition for a TV commercial.
While watching an old movie on TV, everyone starts daydreaming that they're playing out scenes from favorite movies.
Allison is smitten with an older man who asks her to visit Paris with him.
Allison's new classmate in design school is a wealthy woman who thinks she can buy Allison's friendship---and steal her ideas.
|14||22||The Day of the Rose||1985-03-23||30||
The twins devote an entire weekend to Aunt Margo, whose wedding anniversary is an occasion for memories.
The twins' father visits New York and announces that he's taking them back to Iowa.
|Liz Sagal||as Allison Foster|
|Jean Sagal||as Kate Foster.|
|Barbara Barrie||as Aunt Margo|
|James Vallely||as Charles Kincaid|
|Jonathan Schmock||as Billy Batalato|
|Michael D. Roberts||as Mr. Arrechia|
|Donnelly Rhodes||as Art Foster|
|Patricia Richardson||as Beth McConnell|
|Anne-Marie Johnson||as Aileen Lewis|
|Jon Caliri||as Michael Gillette|
|Creator||James R. Stein|
|Creator||David W. Duclon|
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