Season 3, Episode 1
Boom (episode)
Air Date September 20, 1991
Writer(s) David W. Duclon
Director Richard Correll
Previous I Should Have Done Something
Next Brain Over Brawn

Boom! is the first episode of season three from the television sitcom on Family Matters. This show was originally aired from ABC on September 20, 1991. It was directed by Richard Correll and written by David W. Duclon.

Plot Edit

Urkel makes friends with an orangutan, who is doomed to a life of scientific experiments. Meanwhile, Carl and Lt. Murtaugh try to defuse a bomb hidden in a treadmill, booby-trapped by a revenge-seeker named Nitro Newton (a.k.a. "The Boston Bomber").

Synopsis Edit

I loved to see some mentioning of animal abuse on the show! Steve rescuing the orangutan from the laboratory (and also the hamsters of course) was a great story line. Of course it was done very simply and I wish that he would said that he sends him to sanctuary (but hey, those were 90's and zoo is better than lab anyways, or it is one of the actually good zoos!). Still an incredibly cute episode, loved that orangutan.

Carl's bomb episode was also hilarious. Lieutenant making fun of Carl being overweight was pretty funny (it wasn't in a very mean way) and the scene of them in the fitness room switching places on the machine was great.

Cast and Characters Edit

Main Edit

Guest Edit

Recurring Edit

Cameo Edit

  • Julie Uribe as Jaworski
  • Lowell as Himself

Trivia Edit

  • Beginning with this episode, the show moved from Fridays to Tuesdays for the rest of its run (Full House, which used to follow, moved up to the 8/7C time slot on Fridays to make room for the new Step by Step—from the same producers of Full House, Family Matters, Perfect Strangers, and the short-lived Going Places); in addition, it replaced ABC's Tuesday mainstay "Who's the Boss?", which was moved to Saturday nights until its cancellation at the end of the season

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