|Season 3, Episode 24|
|Air Date||April 24, 1992|
|Previous||The Urkel Who Came to Dinner|
Robo-Nerd II is episode twenty-four of season three from the television sitcom on Family Matters. This series was originally aired from ABC on April 24, 1992. It was directed by Richard Correll and written by Gary Menteer.
Urkel revamps his Urkelbot into a crime-fighting bot, encouraging Carl to use the technology to solve a rash of convenience store burglaries. Meanwhile, the Winslow women get a nasty surprise when the new shampoo that they ordered causes them to go bald.
After experiencing Urkelbot developing a personality of his own and having to shut him down with foam from the fire extinguisher, Steve repairs him when he learns he needs a job to keep him busy. He reintroduces Urkelbot to Carl and Lt. Murtaugh while they talk about a serial robber with countless convenience store robberies. Carl is less-than-thrilled, but eventually caves in when Steve convinces him to use the technology to help stop it.
Meanwhile, Laura gets another job selling a new brand of shampoo. However when she, Harriette, Estelle and Rachel try it thinking their hair will come out great, they find themselves bald. Carl, Eddie and Richie struggle not to make jokes about them bald, while Judy is the only one who is sympathetic towards them. Thinking fast, the women makes a quick trip to a wig store to buy wigs to cover up their baldness.
At a stake out in a convenience store called Pete's Stop and Save, Carl pretends to be a clerk working there while Steve sets up Urkelbot. During that time, he thinks it's a waste of time and says the chances of it being robbed are one in a million. Urkelbot corrects Carl by telling the odds are actually one in three, forcing him to question how the robot knew that. Steve reveals that while using triangulation, Urkelbot was able to detect a pattern and the robber will likely hit Pete's Stop and Save next. No sooner that Carl and Steve get into character, the robber shows up. Pulling out his gun, he holds both Steve and Carl hostage by forcing them to do tasks for him. However, by that time Urkelbot easily gained the upper hand against the robber and had him arrested.
Sometime later after buying wigs, Harriette, Laura, Rachel and Estelle asked Steve if he can use Urkelbot to track down the con-artists who sold them the shampoo that got them bald. Unfortunately after having a talk with him, Steve tells them that Urkelbot has no interest in being a police officer because it's a dangerous job and wants to be a dancing robot. He created a dancing robot partner named Laurabot to dance alongside him.
Cast and Characters Edit
- Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Winslow
- Jo Marie Payton as Harriette Winslow
- Rosetta LeNoire as Estelle Winslow
- Darius McCrary as Eddie Winslow
- Kellie Shanygne Williams as Laura Winslow
- Jaimee Foxworth as Judy Winslow
- Bryton McClure as Richie Crawford
- Jaleel White as Steve Urkel
- Telma Hopkins as Rachel Crawford
- Michael Chambers as Urkelbot
- Matt Landers as Robber
- Anne Gagen as Costumer
- Ron Smith as Laurabot
- Harriette: Steve, as soon as our hair grows back in, do you think Urkelbot could do a DNA sample to track down those con-men?
- Estelle: And snatch THEM bald headed?
- Steve: Well, he would, but he can't, so he won't.
- Rachel: What do you mean?
- Steve: Urklebot decided police work is too dangerous, so he's given it up and is becoming a dancer.
- [At Pete's Stop and Save.]
- Carl: I still say this is just a waste of time. The odds of this store being robbed are one in a million.
- Urkelbot: Correction, the odds are one in three.
- Carl: Where does he get this stuff?
- [Steve is able to explain that Urkelbot used triangulation and he detected a pattern, along with the next store the robber will likely hit.]
- Carl: [frustrated] And here we are at Pete's Stop & Save.
- Eddie: Yo, Waldo, how do I look?
- Waldo: With your eyes!