Family Matters

Season 2 Episode 1

Rachel's Place

Aired Unknown Sep 21, 1990 on ABC

Episode Recap

Laura gets her first job ... at Leroy's, the local burger hangout. She's thrilled at the prospect of getting her first paycheck and financial responsibility ...

... until Urkel announces he, too, has gotten his first job ... at Leroy's. Not only that, he's going to be working on the same shift as Laura.

Of course, Urkel is his usual clumsy self and when payday comes, he's given a bill to replace all the items he damaged. Leroy leaves for the night, leaving Laura and Urkel to close the restaurant.

Bad move! Urkel immediately decides he's going to fix dinner for the two of them ...

... and it isn't long before the restaurant is engulfed in flames! Seems Urkel used too much grease on the gas-fired grill, and when the flames got too high, he used water to try to control the fire.

Now jobless and a frustrated Leroy declaring retirement (so he can get away from the nerd), Urkel and Laura wonder where their next opportunity will come from. It is Rachel, however, who decides that opportunity has called her.

The end result is Rachel's Place, a new teen hangout. Laura and Urkel both get jobs at the new burger restaurant.