Family Matters

Season 2 Episode 1

Rachel's Place

Aired Unknown Sep 21, 1990 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Steve is supposed to be a genius so how does he not know that you don't throw water on a grease fire?

    • In the first scene at Leroy's place, Steve Urkel (a waiter) walks out carrying multiple plates of food in his arms and one plate of French fries in his mouth to the customers. Wouldn't carrying a plate of french fries in your mouth be a major health code violation?!

  • Quotes

    • Laura: Some grease flared up on the grill. Still, we coulda handled it, but then he threw water on it.
      Fireman: No, no, no. You never, ever, ever throw water on a grease fire.
      Steve: Thanks, I'll know for the next time.

    • Steve: Hi, everybody! Welcome to Leroy's! (handing out) Menu, menu, menu, menu, menu.
      Carl: Uh, just bring us burgers and fries.
      Steve: (Collecting) Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.

    • Rachel: It's almost impossible to find a job these days.
      Laura: (Running in) Guess what? I just got a job!

  • Notes

    • The German episode title is "Steve, der Feuerteufel", meaning "Steve the Firebug".

    • The scene in the season 3 opening credits where Judy and Mother Winslow are dancing is from this episode.

    • The opening credits have changed. Eddie is shown in the garage, Laura is seen at Rachel's Place, Richie is riding a big wheel, Steve is playing his accordion in the Winslows' living room, and Rachel is seen at Rachel's Place.

    • In the last scene, Rachel is wearing the same dress she wears in the opening credits.

    • This episode was shown with the following episode in a one-hour block.

    • Jaleel White becomes a series regular begining in this episode.

    • Bryton McClure makes his first appearance as Richie Crawford. He replaces Joseph Julius Wright.

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