Do the Right Thing
Season 2, Episode 16
Do the Right Thing
Air Date January 18, 1991
Writer(s) Pamela Eells
Sally Lapiduss
Director Gary Menteer
Previous Son
Next High Hopes

Do the Right Thing is episode sixteen of season two from the television sitcom on Family Matters. This episode was originally aired from ABC on January 18, 1991. It was directed by Gary Menteer and written both by Pamela Eells and Sally Lapiduss.

Plot Edit

A lesson in conscience, Carl wants to keep a valuable ($15,450) diamond bracelet he found so that he and Harriette can go on a Carribean cruise. Carl eventually finds the owner of the bracelet, who ironically could not come as soon as she wanted to because she was on a Carribean cruise. At the same time, Steve wrangles with helping Laura's current boyfriend, Todd, maintain his academic eligibility for playing basketball. When Todd asks Steve to tutor him, he is tempted to give Todd the wrong answers, but eventually helps him get a B in Geometry. He finds out later that Laura broke up with Todd anyway because all he ever talks about is basketball and that the only song he knows is 'Sweet Georgia Brown'.

Synopsis Edit

Cast and Characters Edit

Main Edit

Guest Edit

  • Keith Cameron as Todd Helms
  • Neary Plummer as Mr. Sniplitsky
  • Natalie Core as Mrs. Peavy
  • Joshua Kluasner as Teen boy

Trivia Edit


Goofs Edit

  • When Laura gets entranced by Todd entering the restaurant, she accidentally makes a large mound of sugar that shrinks between shots.
  • While Urkel and Eddie work out in the living room, the position of Urkel's towel keeps changing, either more in his lap or more on his shoulder. Also, the weight he used jumps to the far end of the couch, then moves around between shots.

Quotes Edit

Laura: Steve, I know it's a lot to ask, but I'd really appreciate it if you'd tutor Todd.
Urkel: Well, Laura, do you realize what you're asking? I'm jealous of Todd and you want me to help him. Why, you might as well drop a boulder on my foot, shove bamboo shoots under my fingernails, or scoop my eyeballs out with a melon baler.
Laura: So, will you do it?

Laura: I do want a guy with something upstairs, but, uh, I also want a well-built staircase.
Urkel: Oh, well, no problem-o. I'll just begin a rigorist-training schedule. Why, a few sessions on the Muscle Master and you'll be drooling over my deltoids.
[strikes a pose]
Urkel: ...Laura?
Laura: What, Steve?
Urkel: I hurt myself. Can you carry me home?

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