Family Matters

Season 9 Episode 20

Pop Goes the Question

Aired Unknown Jul 03, 1998 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • In this episode, Carl's friend refers to Steve as the kid who blew up the science lab. Carl confirms this, however in the episode "Presumed Urkel", it was found that Steve was framed for the explosion.

    • In this episode, Steve proposes to Laura in the clothes that he was wearing in the "Marriage 101" episode from season 2 (the one where they were paired together in a class project). He states that he has held onto the ring that he bought her during the project until this day. He originally bought the ring as a gift for her from the "stay away" money his relatives give to him NOT to visit them. Actually, in Marriage 101, Laura says the ring is too much so he sells the ring (and a cd) to Carl to give to Harriette, therefore, he can't possibly give the ring to Laura unless he bought it back from Carl (and we know how Harriette is about rings since she pitched a fit a few episodes before this one because Carl gave her a wedding ring that he had bought for someone else).

  • Quotes

    • Laura: Steve, how could you leave? You told me you loved me
      Steve: I do love you. I adore you. I worship the rain that waters the grass that grows on the ground you walk on. All I've ever wanted to do was make you happy. Now, the only way I believe I can do that is if I step aside (walks towards door with suitcases) Goodbye, Laura. I do have one favor to ask of you--one small favor. Remember me
      Laura Steve wait, you can't just leave!
      Steve: Why not?
      Laura: 'Cause . . . because I can't imagine my life without you
      Steve: What are you trying to say?
      Laura: I'm saying that, I love you and... I wanna marry you
      Steve: (walks towards her You do?
      Laura: Yes (they hug)

    • Steve: Oh, Laura, I feel so foolish. The other night when I propose to you, it was very kind of you not to laugh in my face.
      Laura: Steve, why would I do that?
      Steve: Oh, come on! There's no comparison between Stefan and me. It's like getting a proposal from Brad Pitt, and then five minutes later, getting another from Mr. Bean!

    • Laura: I can't decide between Stefan and Steve.
      Carl: You're kidding, right?
      Laura: No, it's actually a much harder decision than I thought it would be.
      Carl: You're kidding, right?

  • Notes

    • The German episode title is "Zwei Männer, ein Ziel", meaning "Two Men, One Target".

    • Steve wears the exact same clothes from "Marriage 101", where he and Laura had to be married for two weeks for a class project.

    • Clips from episodes 1.17, 2,3, 3.3, 3.18, 3.25, 4.16, 5.2, 5.17, 6.6, 6.11, 6.22, 7.19, 7.22, 9.4, and 9.17 were shown in this episode.

    • Annie Gagen is, in real life, the wife of series writer/producer Jim Geoghan.

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