Family Matters

Season 3 Episode 4

Words Hurt

Aired Unknown Oct 11, 1991 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Hypnotherapy is used to discover why Urkel's been sleepwalking to the Winslows just to be unusually antagonistic towards Carl.

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  • Decent episode.

    I liked this episode because of its sincere and natural nature. Steve was sleepwalking because of his anger and hurt towards Carl and what he said about Steve. Carl said that he hated that kid and Steve overheard everything he said. I liked the comedy and the drama in this episode and it made me realize that this show can be really good with drama if it wants to be. This was well written and was also a good chnage from the other episodes revolving around Steve and his antics towards Laura. Overall, it was a great episode and it was entertaining. Thank you.moreless
  • Sometimes words do hurt

    Steve comes into Carl's bedroom and hits him with a newspaper. Carl gets really upset and they hire a doctor to hypnotize Steve. Steve tells of an incident in which Carl had said that he hated Steve, which made him feel terrible. Carl talks to Steve later with a lie detector test. Steve realizes that Carl cares about him and then they are made up again. I love this episode because it is a classic and shows the relation between Carl and Steve more here. This episode is worth watching, so go on and check it out, and enjoy it!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Hariette: It's dangerous to wake a sleepwalker.
      Carl: Oh, no problem, I think I can kill him without waking him up.

    • Harriette: Okay, Carl, how many women were you serious about before me?
      Carl: None, dear. (gets shocked)

    • (Carl is hooked up to a lie detector)
      Steve: Now, let's get to the heart of the matter. Carl Winslow, do you hate me?
      Carl: No. (nothing happens)
      Steve: Well, are you crazy about me?
      Carl: Sure. (gets shocked)
      Steve: Well, do you like me a lot?
      Carl: Absolutely. (gets shocked)
      Steve: Well, do you even care about me at all?
      Carl: Yes, I do. (nothing happens)
      Steve: Hey, what happened? It was working great!

    • Rachel: Can you make him quack like a duck every time the phone rings?
      Doctor: Ms. Crawford, I am a medical doctor, not a carnival act!
      Rachel: (to Harriette) He's not gonna make him quack.

    • Mother Winslow: Hiya, sugar.
      Steve: Estelle, my bell!
      Rachel: Hi, Steve.
      Steve: Rachel, the most beautiful boss in the world.
      Carl: Hi, Steve.
      Steve: (growls and snarls)

    • Steve: I'm being born! My head pops out! I can see my dad! Whoa, I'm being pushed back in!

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