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Rachel's First Date
Season 1, Episode 4
Rachel's First Date
Air Date October 13, 1989
Writer Pamela Eells
Sally Lapiduss
Director John Bowab
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Rachel's First Date is episode four of the first season of Family Matters. This show was originally aired on October 13, 1989. It was written by Pamela Eells and Sally Lapiduss and directed by John Bowab.

Synopsis Edit

Alan, a member of the church choir, wants to date Rachel, who keeps refusing because she can't stop thinking about her late husband Robert Crawford, and it's getting in the way of Carl and Harriette's efforts to find a chance to spend some time alone together.

Plot Edit

Cast and Characters Edit

Main Edit

Guest Edit

  • Peter Fitzsimmons as Alan

Trivia Edit

  • The scene in the seasons 1 and 2 opening credits where Judy and Laura are singing "Stop in the Name of Love" and the the scene in the season 1 opening credits where Judy and Mother Winslow give each other a high five are both from this episode.
  • The original cold open to this episode featured a scene with Judy, Laura, and Carl. After the original airing of this episode, the producers replaced it with a new cold open to feature Steve Urkel tricking Carl out of his sundae to make it look as if Urkel was on from the beginning. The first season DVD set uses the Steve Urkel version.

Quotes Edit

Carl (about Rachel): When do you think she'll notice she forgot the baby?
Harriette: When she tries to burp the bag.

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