Show: Family Matters
Title: Rachel’s Place
Original Air Date: September 20, 1990
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* Carl: Now that sounds good. What exactly do you do?
Rachel: You scoop monkey poop.
* Steve: Would you like those burgers with cheese?
* Steve: Did I do that?
* Harriet: We’ll discuss this later but in the meantime, you better pray that stock goes back up.
* Rachel: Mother Winslow this is a blank check.
Mother Winslow: You’re pretty swift.
* Carl: You have that kind of money?
Mother Winslow: Is a frogs butt water tight?
Synopsis: Mother Winslow is off to play tennis. Harriet comes home loaded down with groceries. Carl brings in a load too, huffing and puffing. Rachel lets Carl know that they need a plumber. Carl starts complaining about expenses. Rachel feels bad about the finances and that she doesn’t have a job so she can contribute. As she laments on how hard it is to find a job Laura comes in and announces she’s found a job. Steve follows her in an announces he will be working there too. Laura is now on her first day on the job and her parents come in and embarrass her. It’s finally payday. Laura gets her first check while Steve gets a bill for broken dishes. Leroy heads off to the bank and Laura and Steve are there still cleaning. Steve decides to become a chef, but when he turns on the grill he winds up setting the restaurant on fire and it burns down. Harriet sees the fire and races to check on Laura. She sees her and hugs her. Carl also races over in his squad car and seeing Laura ok, hugs her as well. Leroy chooses to retire in Florida. Some point in the near future Steve, Rachel, Harriet and Carl are having a meeting in the living room. Rachel tells them she wants to buy Leroy’s and rebuild it and run it herself. Carl is hesitant. They show him the picture of what it will look like and he’s impressed. Harriet and Carl discuss it. They decide to help, but Carl informs Harriet that they don’t have enough to cover what she needs. He then tells her about a stock tip from his boss where he invested 5 grand. He lost the money. Harriet is pissed. She calls Rachel back out. They tell her they want to help but they don’t have enough. Mother Winslow storms in upset she was left out. She gives Rachel a blank check. She covers the remaining $5,000 needed for the restaurant. It’s now the grand opening of Rachel’s Place. Rachel also thanks Steve for burning down Leroy’s which made Rachel’s Place possible.