Family Matters: Season 5, Episode 15

Good Cop, Bad Cop (21 Jan. 1994)

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Urkel's trip to rouge dentist Dr. Smiley (to reassure a scared Richie) takes a back seat to a terrifying racial profiling incident involving Eddie. He comes home claiming that a traffic ... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Harriette Winslow (as Jo Marie Payton-Noble)
Richie Crawford (as Bryton McClure)
Shawn Harrison ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Officer Carmichael
Barry Cullison ...
Officer Evans
Annie Gagen ...
Dr. Smiley
Shai ...


Urkel's trip to rouge dentist Dr. Smiley (to reassure a scared Richie) takes a back seat to a terrifying racial profiling incident involving Eddie. He comes home claiming that a traffic stop for a turn signal violation turned out to be much more when the officers accuse him of being "a black person in a white person's neighborhood." Carl is certain Eddie is trying to cover up for more late-night carousing, but when he gets the other side of the story from the officers involved, he learns the whole ugly incident exactly matches Eddie's side. Carl is very angry and, after telling the senior officer he will be reported, tells the younger officer to re-examine his attitudes. Carl then realizes he needs to apologize to Eddie. Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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Good Cop, Bad Cop (#5.15)
15 July 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The story idea for Eddie was really good. An important topic that should be brought up to kids, done in a very emotional way with many good lines and some pretty good acting

Carl talking to the other cops was a wonderful scene. It evokes anger in one and I was also wondering hoe bad it must have been in the 90's. I also liked the words he said to the young cop who wanted to make a difference, one sees that there might be a change. But a good thing is that they still didn't make it to look as an easy problem to solve.

The dentist story was not something I liked, |I hate dentist and Richie is a boring character

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