Meanwhile, Urkel and Laura plan a surprise birthday party for Myra. Laura, scared for her life, decides she needs to buy a gun for self-defense, even though Urkel begs her to reconsider. Eddie's ego disgusts his band mates as the video only focuses on him, leaving them out. For the first time, Laura feels ashamed and feels like an outcast, and decides to ask for advice from Steve, who has to live through that every day. Note: The original cold opening for this episode was replaced for reruns and syndication with a new cold opening featuring Jaleel White as Steve Urkel who would not debut until episode 1. He learns a hard lesson in staying true to his current steady after being tempted with a beautiful woman named Allison. Laura refuses to join the sorority until they change their policy around Steve.
Goodrich December 13, 1996 1996-12-13 465313 Steve and Carl search for a Christmas tree from within the Wisconsin woods, but wind up getting lost. Maxine instantly sets Laura straight when she reveals how little her family cares about her well being. Meanwhile, Laura upsets Carl when she goes out to the Sizzle Club in a thin, tight dress after promising to change into anything that was less revealing. Meanwhile, Neidermeyer takes Richie and 3J's football and he refuses to give it back. Tough Chicago cop Carl Winslow and his dry-witted wife, Harriette, invite Carl's imperious mother to move in, expanding their clan of three children, Harriette's sister Rachel and Rachel's baby.
After doing so one too many times, Carl kicks him out. She proves to be right as Carl eventually realizes that Rachel's jokes are flat and that he needs to be himself while giving the reports. End result: the Winslows get their furniture back, Eddie is grounded, he and Steve must retake the test before their suspension is lifted and burglars are back in jail. Carl might be expecting too much from Eddie when he sees straight A's on Eddie's report card. Charlie Carnellie, an egotistical fellow officer. Carl realizing that Eddie is hurt and has a heart-to-heart talk with him by admitting he is proud of Eddie. Rachel convinces Harriette for them to take a spin, but they come back with a damaged fender.
Laura suggests that Steve uses his brains to win the competition, leading him to invent a jet-pack to do so. Anthony March 4, 1994 1994-03-04 455370 Eddie earns a college scholarship, and everyone's cheering for him but Waldo, who feels like he'll lose his friendship with Eddie once he goes off to college. But his original plan for a huge bash might come to fruition anyway, since Eddie had planned a huge house party for a weekend his parents would be out of town. Soon, there seems to be a little problem with Steve's new superglue, when it causes the nerd's hand to become bonded with Laura's shoulder. However, an unsuspecting Laura ends up being the recipient of the pie, causing her to chase Steve around. .
Estelle mentions to Laura that she should've been grateful to Steve in chasing Mark away. She fumes that she wishes he could only see what it's like to be her, then maybe he'd understand. Meanwhile to keep Carl true on Rachel's diet plans, Harriette gets Eddie, Laura and Judy involved to keep him away from. Steve agrees to respect his house rules more. Harriette and Rachel go behind Carl's back and try to fix it bringing Eddie, Laura, and Judy into it.
Harriette warns against it, believing that it's a bad idea and the family will regret it. But due to the nerd's clumsiness, Urkel accidentally drops his time travel watch overboard. Eddie realizes his actions are wrong and decides to accept responsibility for himself. Meanwhile, Laura weighs in the possibility of getting a , but later decides she's better off without one. He soon learns that he's simply not cut out to be a cook, but is actually fine with it.
So Eddie is nervous to tell Carl his real report card, the one with B's and C's on it. End result, Estelle and Fletcher gets a wedding they'll remember for a long time and Eddie is grounded by Carl for his plans to have a party. He does, and ends up getting the job. Store, but only one position is available. Urkel is resolved to one day make Stefan permanent. Afterwards, he apologizes to Harriette for not believing her sooner. Instead of turning into an variant, Urkel makes himself into by mistake.
Looney become trapped in the school's old. Laura becomes heartsick over the doll's apparent fate, prompting Urkel to visit a landfill in an all-out attempt to rescue the doll. Laura immediately sets him straight and makes him realize his friendship with Urkel is more important to him. Once he watches the two spend time with each other and leave for a Chicago Bulls basketball game, Eddie is jealous and takes his anger out on his dirty sack of laundry. Wanting his friend to stay out of trouble, Steve takes the fall.
Also, Eddie tries to ask a girl out after being inspired by Rachel's story. When Laura shows up and puts the two Urkels in place, she gives out her own opinion in how Steve created a monster with his cloning machine. During the final demonstrations, Urkel changes into Stefan and Laura sabotages the machine, forcing the judging of the contest to be delayed three days while Stefan waits for repair parts. However, Mother Winslow encourages Laura to continue fighting for what she believes in after revealing her own encounter with racism when she was young. Cutthroat tactics and all sorts of similar antics ensue, especially by Myrtle to get Eddie's heart. Rodney, encouraged by Laura, does everything he can to sabotage Margie's chances.