Family Matters

Season 1 Episode 19

In a Jam

Aired Unknown Mar 16, 1990 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Eddie feels he should help Steve deal with a bully, though the bully could whoop him as well.

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  • Good.

    I thought this episode was rather good. In fact, it was probably one of the best episodes of the first season. I liked the storyline with Eddie and Steve. Steve had problems with a bully so he decided to stand up to him. The bully challanged him to a fight the next day. Eddie found out and was troubled about what to do. Carl told him to do what he thinks is right. So Eddie decided to help Steve out and they won. Overall, this was a good episode that was entertaining and also very fun to watch, which was nice. Thank you.moreless
  • A great early Urkel episode!

    This is a great episode for people who love Urkel before he became an unbelievable mad scientist. It is when he was a tiny, cute nerd who is about to get beat up. He decides to stand up for himself, despite being half the size of the bully named Bull. It is a fantastic episode. I especially loved how eddie helps out a friend. IN another story line, Carl gets a gig being a traffic reporter for the local news. He tries to hard to be funny, but learns that you have to be yourself. It is a great episode! Cheers!moreless
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Guest Star

Tom Henschel

Tom Henschel


Guest Star

Rick Scarry

Rick Scarry


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Ebonie Smith

Ebonie Smith

Penny Peyser

Recurring Role

Randy Josselyn

Randy Josselyn

Rodney Beckett

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (8)

    • Carl: (after Eddie says he fought Bull and won) So did you give him the secret Winslow punch I taught you?
      Eddie: I don't know, I just sort of closed my eyes and swung.
      Carl: That's the one!

    • Bull: I figured I'd give you one last chance. Pay up, or else!
      Steve: Sorry Bull. The bank is closed.

    • Eddie: You don't stand a chance against this guy. I don't see what getting beat up's gonna prove.
      Steve: That's because you're not small. People don't call you "shrimp" and big guys don't play keep away with your hat on a cold day. And during the class picture, you don't have to sit with the girls in the front row and hold up the sign. But most of all, you don't have to deal with bullies. I'm fast, Eddie, but sooner or later, you've got to stop running.

    • Steve: Mucus comes in so many colors.

    • Steve: Hi, everybody. Got anything in the fridge?
      Laura: Urkel, don't your parents feed you?
      Steve: Not every day.

    • Steve: A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.
      Laura: Yeah, but what are you gonna do?

    • (After telling a bad joke)
      Carl: Harriette, don't you get it?
      Harriette: Yeah, I get it. I just don't want it in my living room.

    • Carl: Rachel, Carl was my great-grandfather's name and there is no way that I am gonna change it.
      Estelle: Your great-grandfather's name was Lester. Carl was his horse.

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