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The Science Project is episode ten of the second season in this television sitcom on Family Matters. This show was originally aired from ABC on November 16, 1990. It was directed by Gary Menteer and written both by Pamela Eells and Sally Lapiduss.

Plot Edit

Laura has a dream that Steve has created an atomic bomb for a science project, and when it is about to detonate, nobody will listen to her. Unfortunately, the bomb is equipped with a fail-safe device: once the program is activated it can't be stopped.

Synopsis Edit


Cast and Characters Edit

Main Edit

Guest Edit

Recurring Edit

Cameo Edit

  • Crystal Jenious as Girl Student
  • Aaron Lohr as Student #1
  • Joe Mays as Mr. Nagy
  • Sky Berdahl as Student #2

Trivia Edit

  • The first episode in which Urkel's basement is seen, albeit only in a dream sequence. It would later become one of the main sets on the show.
  • The original scene where the atom bomb detonates and blows up chicago is censored in future airings and on the DVD set. This was likely due to the scenes of what the impact looked like being too gruesome.

Goofs Edit

  • Both times Rachel strums the harp, the sound is delayed. It doesn't come until she is not still touching it.

Quotes Edit

Carl: What's wrong, honey?
Laura: Science class. I'm in big trouble! I may get a B.
Carl: I got a B once. I framed it.
Laura: Dad, this is serious. I can't afford a B on my permanent record. From now on, no parties and no TV. In fact, I'm grounded.
Harriette: Laura!
Laura: Don't argue. Someday, I'll thank myself for this.

[Steve accidentally set off his A-bomb]
Urkel: Don't panic, my love! If I remember correctly, the safest place to be during a nuclear explosion is in a reinforced basement.
Laura: Not when the bomb is in the basement with you!
Urkel: Good point... PANIC!
Family Matters Season 2
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