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Now You See Me
Season 1, Episode 11
Air date December 16, 1996
Written by Charles Lazer
Directed by Harvey S. Laidman
Episode Guide
The Last Call for Aunt Julie
With a Little Help from My Friends


The family is concerned when Matt's new girlfriend, Tia wants to spend more time with the family instead of being alone with Matt. Lucy wants to try out for the cheerleading squad. Simon tries to prove to his family that he can be invisible. Annie yearns for romance in her marriage after becoming bored with her usual daily activities.


  • In real life, Catherine Hicks and Beverley Mitchell were both major cheerleaders at their high schools: Gerald High and Chaminade High respectively.
  • Lucy and Matt wouldn't be able to go to the gym without a instructor because of liability reasons.
  • When Matt and Lucy are in the gym right after he finishes with the "be self-confident" speech, Lucy trips over her shoelaces on hardwood floor. In the next shot, she fell down on the gym mats.
  • Annie finds Tia asleep in the car but the next morning when Annie is talking to Matt, she says that Eric found her in the car.
  • The music play on Lucy's cheerleading training is the theme of Rocky.
  • The title is a reference to the phrase "Now you see em', now you don't", a phrase whom Simon tries to prove the truthfullness.


  • Eric: Home is the place where when you have to go there, they have to take you in.

  • Matt [to Lucy]: You ready?
  • Lucy: Listen, Matt, I appreciate everything you've done for me, but I don't stand a chance.
  • Matt: What are you talking about? Everything you have to do, you did with me.
  • Lucy: Yeah, sure, I can do all the technical stuff, but that's not the problem.
  • Matt: What is it, Luce? Tell me.
  • Lucy: I'm not pretty enough to be a cheerleader. My head's too big, and my legs are too skinny.
  • (Matt drags Lucy into the bathroom in front of the mirror)
  • Matt: Look at yourself. Lucy, you're beautiful. More beautiful than any cheerleader I've ever seen.
  • Lucy: You think?
  • Matt: I know.
  • Lucy: (smiles) Even if I don't make cheerleader, it was worth it just for this.

  • Eric: (watching Lucy at cheerleading tryouts) Am I just being a father here, or is she really good?
  • Annie: She's really good!
  • Mary: I gotta admit, Matt, this is pretty cool. How'd you pull it off?
  • Matt: All I did was give her some confidence, same as I did with you.