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Season 1 Episode 3

Family Hero

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Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Sep 28, 1985 on NBC
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For an assignment that requires her to write about her "Most Interesting Relative," Brenda asks her parents for help. Lester suggests his aunt Lucy who was a woman brakeman. After Mary hears about Sandra's supposed relative who was a Moroccan prince, she searches through an old trunk to find information about an interesting relative of hers. What she finds is that she had an uncle, Corporal Mortecai Hurley, who was in the Civil War's 54th Infantry. She persuades Brenda to re-write her paper on Mortecai. Not to be out done, Sandra goes to the library and finds out that Mary's uncle Mortecai was actually a "coward" in the war, and deserted his infantry disguised in the flag made to look like a dress. Mary and Lester tells Brenda and she becomes upset. She and Mary talk, and Mary apologizes for making her re-write her paper in the first place. But they decide that since the assignment calls for her to write about her "Most Interesting Relative," she can still turn in the assignment on Mortecai, because although it is embarrassing, it is still interesting.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Alaina Reed Hall

Alaina Reed Hall

Rose Lee Holloway

Marla Gibbs

Marla Gibbs

Mary Louise Jenkins

Hal Williams

Hal Williams

Lester Jenkins

Jackée Harry

Jackée Harry

Sandra Clark (Season 1-4)

Regina King

Regina King

Brenda Jenkins

Helen Martin

Helen Martin

Pearl Shay (Season 2+, recurring previously)

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