High Hopes
Season 2, Episode 17
High Hopes
Air Date February 1, 1991
Writer(s) Fred Fox Jr.
Denise Snee
Director Gary Menteer
Previous Do the Right Thing
Next Life of the Party

High Hopes is episode seventeen of season two from the television sitcom on Family Matters. This show was originally aired from ABC on February 1, 1991. It was directed by Gary Menteer and written both by Fred Fox Jr. and Denise Snee.

Plot Edit

Steve helps Carl cure his fear of heights by going on a hot-air balloon ride. Things go wrong when a nearby plane causes Steve to fall out, but Carl manages to save Steve's life. Meanwhile, Rachel helps Harriette win a radio contest, but they start to argue on who should get the car that they recently won. After fighting for a while, Estelle suggests they sell the car, and split the money evenly.

Synopsis Edit

Cast and Characters Edit

Main Edit

Guest Edit

Recurring Edit

Cameo Edit

  • Jim Doughan as Jimmy

Trivia Edit


Goofs Edit

  • After Carl pulls Urkel back into the balloon basket, his left arm is either wrapped around the support bar or resting against it, depending on the camera angle.
  • When Carl falls on Urkel, they land on the couch at an angle that would have been impossible to naturally end up from where they fell.

Quotes Edit

Lt. Murtaugh: You look familiar.
Urkel: We met once. You showed me a picture of your dog.
Lt. Murtaugh: Right.
Urkel: So, how is old Blood Fang?
Lt. Murtaugh: He's dead.
Urkel: I'm sorry.
Lt. Murtaugh: Yeah... like that's gonna bring him back.
Urkel: (to Carl) They actually give this guy bullets?

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