Family Matters

Season 8 Episode 24

A Pirate's Life for Me

Aired Unknown May 09, 1997 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (after Carl and the gang are all on the plank)
      Captain Hightower: Any last words before you meet your maker?
      Steve: Yeah. (presses the home button on Myra's time device) So long, suckers!
      Captain Hightower: That's a very strange choice of words.
      (they all disappear back to the present and the captain falls off the plank and into the sea; the shipmates cheer)

    • Steve: At the end of his hunger strike, I gave Gandhi a cookie.
      Eddie: What'd he say?
      Steve: Well, he said, "Oh, thank you very much! I am very hungry!"

    • Eddie: Steve combined his teleportation pad with his time machine so now he can travel anywhere in history.
      Harriette: Isn't that dangerous? I mean, for people in history.

  • Notes

    • The script for this episode is dated February 18th, 1997. Episode was videotaped on Friday, February 21st 1997.

    • The German episode title is "Captain Carl, der Dicke", meaning "Captain Carl, the Fat One".

    • This episode, the last episode to air on ABC, featured a special 3D scene, for which the network distributed glasses through a special promotional arrangement with Wendy's Restaurants.

    • Music: "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" performed by Reginald VelJohnson, Kellie Shanygne Williams, Michelle Thomas, Jaleel White, and Cherie Johnson.

    • ABC canceled Family Matters (and TGIF companion Step by Step) at the end of the season. The series was picked for a final year by CBS. Rumors also circulated that Family Matters would be picked by The WB Television Network.

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