Family Matters

Season 5 Episode 2

It Didn't Happen One Night

Aired Unknown Oct 01, 1993 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Laura oversleeps and misses her bus to Cincinnati for a cheerleading competition, and Steve offers to take her in his Isetta. Laura is not pleasant company, and Steve confronts her about it. Meanwhile, Carl unsuccessfully tries to fix the kitchen window after Steve jumps through it.

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  • Great episode.

    I liked the episode because of how well it was written. It wasn't outrageous or even weird. It was a normal, funny episode with plenty of great moments. Laura overslept and missed the bus to the cheerleader contest. Steve drove her to it, but in the process Laura ruined his car. They ended up staying at a motel, where Urkel announced his true feelings at set her straight. They ended up sleeping in the same bed, but in a safe way. Overall, this episode was funny, well written, and was also very interesting to watch. I liked its comedy angles. Thank you.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Carl says that he and Harriette have been married for 19 years, but in the episode "Stake-Out", which aired during the first season, Harriette said that they were married for 20 years.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Steve: Look, I love you with all my heart but just because you don't love back, doesn't give you the right to treat me like dirt. I'm a person, I have feelings, and I demand to be treated with my respect and dignity.
      Laura: You're right.
      Steve: What?!?

    • Steve: Laura, not only do I love you, I respect you. I would never try to make a move on you.
      Laura: Oh, come on, Steve, it never entered your mind?
      Steve: Nope. If I've had one single impure thought, may God strike me dead.
      (lighting clashes)
      Steve: Well, maybe one.

    • Laura: Steve, could you go a little faster? We're getting dirty looks from old people!
      Steve: But I'm going the recommended cruising speed for this vehicle; any more could be risky.
      Laura: Let's just take that risk. Let's just get there! (steps on the gas)
      Steve: Land sakes woman, have you taken leave of your senses?
      Laura; How fast are we going now?
      Steve: Gee, I don't know, the speedometer only goes to thirty.
      (car breaks down, then Steve looks at Laura)
      Laura: Did I do that?

  • NOTES (2)