Season 2 Episode 7

When Food Goes Bad

Aired Friday 9:30 PM Oct 30, 1991 on ABC
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Episode Summary

When Baby gets tricked into opening the refrigerator by the evil General Chow, he and the other Sinclair children will find out what it takes to outsmart food gone bad.

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  • After being left to babysit, Charlene ignores the baby and he ends up letting the food out of the fridge, which ends up being spoiled and taking the kids hostage.

    As a kid, I can remember loving and hating this episode at the same time. I found it scary. Go figure.

    I kind of felt bad for Charlene, because her parents didn't trust her enough to watch the Baby, but leave the responsibility to Robbie instead. Although she kind of did mess up a little bit, it ended up being her that saved the day. There is a little bit of favoritism amoung Earl involving his children. The General was extremely frightening, yet pathetic at the same time. The chemistry seemed to go well with the horrible naive Charlene in this episode, and the sarcastic Robbie. Baby just wanted to have fun, and wasn't really affected by the Food.moreless

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Earl: The kids are fine. If they're not, we can make more. Just enjoy yourself.
      Fran: Oh you're right Earl. I know you're right, it's just my female intuition.
      Earl: Franny please, could you just for one evening forget you're a female so I can get romantic with you?

    • Fran: Maybe Earl and I shouldn't go out to dinner tonight.
      Ethyl: You go out. Have a wonderful time. Who knows? Maybe you'll meet somebody.
      Fran: I'm going out with Earl.
      Ethyl: Doesn't mean you have to come back with him.

    • (Ethyl is trying to feed the baby, to no avail)
      Ethyl: Open up...I know your mouth hurts. It's because your teeth are coming in. Mine are going out, it's a part of life, a very beautiful cycle, now eat this or I'll kill you.

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