Family Matters

Season 2 Episode 5

The Crash Course

Aired Unknown Oct 12, 1990 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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. Ya had an accident. Carl will understand.
      Eddie: Right. Dad will understand.
      (Carl screams and enters the house in terror with Harriette and Rachel)
      Carl: What? What? What? What? Who? What? What? 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!
      Rachel: 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

    • The German episode title is "Mit dem Kombi durch die Wand", meaning "Station Wagon Through the Wall".

    • The scene in the season 3 opening credits where Rachel and Harriette are having a paint fight is from this episode.

    • Rosetta LeNoire (Mother Winslow) doesn't appear in this episode, but she is credited, however.

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