Family Matters: Season 6, Episode 15

The Gun (10 Feb. 1995)

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A harrowing experience at school with a violent female gang has a shaken Laura wanting to buy a gun to defend herself and Urkel begging her to change her mind.



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Episode credited cast:
Harriette Winslow (as Jo Marie Payton-Noble)
Estelle Winslow (credit only)
Richie Crawford (as Bryton McClure) (credit only)
Shawn Harrison ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gun Salesman
Tough Girl #2
Raushan Hammond ...
Latin Club Member
Sonya Haynes ...
Tough Girl #1
Toni (as Tracey Jones)
Josie (as Trina McGee-Davis)


In perhaps the series' most grittiest episode, Laura has a harrowing experience at school. A female gang robs her of her jacket at gunpoint, then is told she can expect to be shot if she reports the crime. Laura is scared for her life and wants to buy a gun to defend herself. Urkel begs her to reconsider, but Laura insists she would feel safer with a gun. During a meeting with a gun salesman at school, gunfire breaks out. One of Laura's friends is harassed by the same gang that terrorized her earlier, and when she wouldn't give up a new pair of expensive sneakers, has been seriously wounded. Carl later catches the gangsters, then tells Harriette that violence only begets more. Urkel decides to do the right thing: Set up a gun-buyback drive to stop the violence. Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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Comedy | Drama | Family




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10 February 1995 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


In the 2015 documentary Misery Loves Comedy, Freddie Prinze Jr. (who was in the documentary to discuss the life, career, and death of his father, legendary comedian Freddie Prinze) said that when he booked his first-ever professional acting job on this show he was so excited that he went directly from the audition location on the Warner Brothers lot to Forest Lawn Cemetery (which was directly behind Warner Brothers) to tell his father the news. Prinze Jr. played the character "Tough Guy" on the season six episode "The Gun," a "message" episode that tacked the issue of gun violence; the elder Freddie Prinze died in 1977 at the age of 22 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. See more »

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The Gun (#6.15)
8 August 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Laura gets attacked by a group of people and beaten up. Urkel tries to help her but then we find out that this gang has a gun. Other friends of Laura get a gun themselves. She tries to buy one herself but at this moment one of her friends get shot during a confrontation and they try to fight against guns.

This episode is really done to teach teenagers against using guns. It is pretty dramatic especially when the girl gets shot and very terrifying. Also very well acted by all actors in it

It is just a bit problematic because it is not funny and doesn't fit well into a sitcom, the only time I laughed was when the guy who sold the guns said that he needs it for law school

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