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Number One with a Bullet 

Urkel and Carl are forced to share the same hospital room, when the nerd suffers from appendicitis and the cop wounded while trying to foil a robbery.


Gary Menteer


Thomas L. Miller (developed by), Robert L. Boyett (developed by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode credited cast:
Reginald VelJohnson ... Carl Winslow
Jo Marie Payton ... Harriette Winslow
Rosetta LeNoire ... Estelle 'Mother' Winslow (credit only)
Darius McCrary ... Eddie Winslow
Kellie Shanygne Williams ... Laura Winslow
Jaimee Foxworth ... Judy Winslow
Telma Hopkins ... Rachel Crawford
Bryton James ... Richie Crawford (as Bryton McClure)
Jaleel White ... Steve Urkel
Shawn Harrison ... Waldo Geraldo Faldo (credit only)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Darga ... Jenkins
Annie Gagen Annie Gagen ... Charlene
Michael Griswold Michael Griswold ... Dr. Skiles
Barry Jenner ... Lt. Lieu Murtaugh
Juan Pope ... Orderly (as J. Lamont Pope)


When Urkel collapses in the living room, everyone thinks he's faking since Laura had just spurned him (again). However, Urkel's appendix is about to burst and he is rushed to the hospital. The Winslows think they'll have a few nerd-free days ... that is, until Carl is shot while trying to foil a robbery; he had managed to apprehend one suspect, but the other is still at large. Because all of the hospital rooms are full, Carl is placed in the only available room - the same one as Urkel! Naturally, the two mix like fire and water as they drive each other crazy. While Urkel is in the restroom trying to cool off, Then, an orderly comes into the room, but he turns out to be the robbery suspect's brother wanting revenge. Just before the bad guy is about to complete his mission, Urkel clonks him over the head with a bedpan. Carl and Urkel apologize and decide to get along for the rest of their hospital stays. Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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Comedy | Drama | Family







Release Date:

23 October 1992 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Steve is wearing his socks pulled up when he gets out of the bathroom. Then, his socks are scrunched down before hitting the criminal and pulled up again just after hitting him. After that, when he is trapped in the bed, Steve's socks are scrunched down once more. See more »


Steven Quincy Urkel: You know, you're not a very patient patient.
Carl Otis Winslow: Alright, that is it, Steve. I've had it with you. Now you go back to your bed and shut up!
Steven Quincy Urkel: What?
Carl Otis Winslow: You heard me. I have got to get some sleep. So that means no more helping me with my bed, no more pickled body parts,
[yells frantically]
Carl Otis Winslow: and no more musical tributes to my butt!
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Featured in ABC TGIF: Episode #4.6 (1992) See more »

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