Season 1, Episode 9
Air Date November 24, 1989
Writer(s) Pamela Eells
Sally Lapiduss
Director James O'Keefe
Previous Mr. Badwrench
Next False Arrest

Stake-Out is the ninth episode of the first season from the television sitcom on Family Matters. This show was originally aired from ABC on November 24, 1989. It was directed by James O'Keefe and written both by Pamela Eells and Sally Lapiduss.

Plot Edit

After Carl pulls an all-night stakeout with his attractive new partner Vanessa, Harriette finds a room key to Louie's Love Grotto in Carl's coat pocket. As a result, with the help of Rachel and Mother Winslow, Harriette wrongfully believes that Carl is having an affair. At Louie's Love Grotto, Harriette almost messes up a sting operation in which Carl and Vanessa hope to stop Jake and High Top, a pair of jewel thieves, which Mother Winslow foils using a Judo move on them.

Synopsis Edit

Cast and Characters Edit

Main Edit

Guest Edit

  • Olivia Brown as Vanessa
  • Ken Foree as High Top
  • J.W. Smith as Jake

Trivia Edit


Quotes Edit

Estelle "Mother": (to Jake) I am not your mama, Sonny! I'm his mama!

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