Family Matters

Season 1 Episode 10

False Arrest

Aired Unknown Dec 01, 1989 on ABC

Episode Recap

The Winslows are fans of "The Buddy Goodrich Show." Such big fans that Carl plans to get tickets.
However, the portly sergeant makes the mistake of parking in Buddy's parking spot. Buddy – whose ego is three too big – asks Carl nicely, then not so nicely, to move the car.
The whole thing boils over and Buddy assaults Carl. Carl arrests Buddy for assaulting a police officer. Wanting to keep his record clean, Buddy tries every trick in the book.
Even claiming false arrest to Carl's supervisors. Even going so far as to track Carl down at his home and offering him a guest role in an upcoming episode of his show (based on the whole incident) if the charges are dropped.
Carl stands firm, and it isn't long before Buddy unwittingly reveals his true character in front of the rest of the eavesdropping Winslows. The Winslows tell the arrogant star to take those tickets and shove it.