Family Matters: Season 8, Episode 22

Pound Foolish (25 Apr. 1997)

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Steve's Aunt Oona from Altoona returns to visit her nephew and the Winslows again. Unfortunately, she's embarrassed about the extra weight she gained from eating so much. She's desperate to... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Harriette Winslow (as Jo Marie Payton-Noble)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Orlando Brown ...
Reverend Fuller


Steve's Aunt Oona from Altoona returns to visit her nephew and the Winslows again. Unfortunately, she's embarrassed about the extra weight she gained from eating so much. She's desperate to lose the extra weight to impress Reverend Fuller at church. Steve comes up with a solution for his favorite aunt, his fat compressing invention should do the trick. He isn't sure if it'll work 100% because he never tested it before, but Oona's determined to try it. She gets in and he starts the invention. It is a complete success as she steps out much slimmer than before. Carl is impressed by it and admits he should try it sometime. Like most of Steve's inventions, it eventually backfires and Oona reverts back to her overweight self. She runs out embarrassed by the whole thing and Steve makes a mental note to work on his fat compressing chamber more. Reverned Fuller makes a visit to the Winslow house and admitted to her that he like BBW - Big Beautiful Women. Written by Anonymous

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Pound Foolish (#8.22)
11 November 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Urkel's aunt Oona comes over again. When the church's priest invites her on a date she is too self conscious cause she gained a lot of weight and Steve helps her to eliminate her fat. But unfortunately next time in the church it comes back again

And 3J learns how to flirt so he can hit on Laura

Nice to see Donna Summer again. She is a good guest star. They did have enough of her here,wasn't one of the cases where guest star only comes for a few seconds, but also didn't take it away from the regular cast. Great singing of course. A loved seeing Steve dance at the end!

The whole story must have been based on the Nutty professor. I looked up when that movie came out and it was less than a year before this episode. Her fat coming back looked just like a scene from that movie.

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