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High Hopes is episode seventeen of the second season in this television sitcom on Family Matters, that 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?
Family Matters Season 2
Rachel's PlaceTorn Between Two LoversMarriage 101FlashpantsThe Crash CourseBoxcar BluesDog Day HalloweenCousin UrkelDedicated to the One I LoveThe Science ProjectRequiem for an UrkelFast Eddie WinslowHave Yourself a Merry Winslow ChristmasIce Station WinslowSonDo the Right ThingHigh HopesLife of the PartyBustedFight the Good FightTaking CreditFinding the WordsSkip to My LieuThe Good the Bad the UrkelI Should Have Done Something

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