Ashley is a girly girl who makes straight A's and dreams of a modeling career and dancing. The other main character is Carrie (Sally Wheeler), a 26-year-old woman in Kevin's class, who has come late to college after exploring the world.Carrie is quirky, difficult, beautiful, and quick to speak her mind, so when she answers Kevin's ad for a part-time baby sitter for the girls, he is convinced she's nothing but trouble and is in favor of their next door neighbor Mrs. The girls think she is a dream-sitter come true, and agree to put their differences aside to join forces to make a little chemistry between their by-the-book father and the beautiful woman who seems to drive him crazy in all the right ways.Note: Although this episode aired prior to "The Tutor", the events of that episode came before "Prelude to a Kiss".
The opening sequence varied slightly from week to week, featured clips of Kevin, Carrie and the girls playing in the park.
Ashley gets assigned Pokey Valentine, her crush, as her partner for a history project.
After learning that he is spending time with Mary-Kate, Ashley is furious.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Burke (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) are fraternal twin sisters, who are complete opposites.
Mary-Kate is a tomboy whose biggest interest is perfecting her jumpshot and curveball and whose worst subject in school is math.