Family Matters

Season 2 Episode 5

The Crash Course

Aired Unknown Oct 12, 1990 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Urkel agrees to take the blame when Eddie damages the family station wagon while trying to impress his girlfriend.

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  • Hilarious episode.

    I have to say that this was a solid episode because of just one aspect. This aspect was the car crash. I thought that it made the show great to watch on this particular moment. Seeing Eddie's face was priceless. I liked that Steve proved how much of a good friend he was by taking the blame for the crash. The look on Carl's face was absolutely epic. He wanted to kill Steve but the only thing holding him back was the fact that Steve wasn't related to him. Overall, this was a great episode and had great comedy and entertainment. Thank you.moreless
  • Sooo cute!

    "Crash Course" was one of the first episodes I saw of Family Matters when it premiere on Nick at Nite. I loved it. It really showed me how good the show is, and I want to keep watching it for a long, long time. It was funny, and pretty serious at the same time. It was really cute when Urkel talked about playing catch with Eddie and he was always left out and such. And the way he took the rap for driving the car into the house was really brave. It was a good ending, with Eddie taking the rap for Urkel breaking the lamp, and they hug.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • In the episode "Torn Between Two Lovers" Eddie's girlfriend Jolene broke up with him, however in this episode they're dating again with no explanation.

    • When Eddie crashes the car through the wall, the camera angle goes a bit too high and you can see part of the soundstage behind the set of the front porch, trees and "sky".

    • In this episode, Eddie's full name is given as Edward James-Arthur Winslow, but in every episode after that his full name is mentioned, the James is mysteriously taken out.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Carl: (upon seeing damage) Harriette, there is a car in the living room!
      Harriette: Yes, yes, I know, but would you…
      Carl: HARRIETTE, there is a CAR in the LIVING ROOM!
      Harriette: Carl, don't overreact!

    • Steve: Is there anything I can do for you while I'm down here?
      Laura: Let me know when Eddie gets back.
      (Eddie drives the car straight through the living room wall)
      Steve: He's back!

    • Eddie: You want to get dressed now?
      Carl: No.
      Eddie: Why not?
      Carl: I'm way ahead of you.

    • Laura: Gee, Steve…. Your baby shoes, your grandmother's dentures, fish jam; and I didn't get a thing for you.

    • Steve: Now, relax, Eddie. You had an accident. Carl will understand.
      Eddie: Right. Dad will understand.
      Carl: AAAAAAAAHHHH!!! Wha? Wha? Wha? Wha? Who? Wha? Wha? Wha? Who?
      Harriette: Carl! Carl, calm down!
      Carl: Harriette, there is a car in the living room!
      Harriette: Yes, I know that.
      Carl: Harriette, there is a car in the living room!
      Harriette: Carl, don't overreact.
      Carl: Overreact? Harriette, THERE IS A CAR IN THE LIVING ROOM!
      Rachel: (to Harriette) Well at least we know where it is.

    • Steve: Laura? Laura, please. Please, my little Rapunzel.
      Laura: For the last time, Steve. I will not give you a lock of my hair.
      Steve: I'll settle for a toenail clipping!
      Laura: How can you be so disgusting?
      Steve: It's a gift!

    • Steve: Danger's my middle name! Well, actually it's Quincy, but you guys get the picture.

  • NOTES (3)