History TearJerker / FamilyMatters

5th Apr '16 7:23:52 AM GunarmDyne
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*** Steve's reaction. He gives a SmallWhat and takes the note. [[TranquilFury Understandably angry]], he crumples it up and tosses it in the trash.

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*** Steve's reaction. He gives a SmallWhat and takes the note. [[TranquilFury Understandably angry]], he crumples it up and tosses throws it in down to the trash.floor.



*** In order to help Laura through this, Estelle tells her a touching story of when she was growing up. She loved to read, but could not use the town library because it was for whites only. Estelle explains that the first time she tried to go in, the librarian pushed her into the street. She went back every day for six months, enduring staring, name-calling, and spitting, until one rainy day, the librarian shook his head and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome handed her a library card.]]

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---->'''Carl:''' People that did this to us are teaching that same ''garbage'' to their kids.
*** In order to help Laura through this, Estelle tells her a touching story of when she was growing up. She loved to read, but could not use the town library because it was for whites only. Estelle explains that the first time she tried to go in, the librarian librarian- someone she knew personally- pushed her into the street. street and told her to never come back. She went back every day for six months, months- enduring staring, name-calling, and spitting, spitting- until one rainy day, the librarian shook his head and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome handed her a library card.]]
13th Jan '16 1:32:59 PM GunarmDyne
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--->'''Estelle:''' And, from that day forward, ''everyone'' could use that library.
7th Nov '15 6:57:48 PM tyrekecorrea
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* There is another meta TearJerker: This show was an instance of the cast finding out the hard way that the sets were destroyed and the series was cancelled.
6th Nov '15 1:01:40 PM EnglishGuruLady
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*** In order to help Laura through this, Estelle tells her a touching story of when she was growing up. She loved to read, but could not use the town library because it was for whites only. Estelle explains that the first time she tried to go in, the librarian pushed her into the street. She went back every day for six months, enduring staring, name-calling, and spitting, until one rainy day, the librarian shook his head and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome handed her a library card.]]
7th Sep '15 4:51:40 PM EnglishGuruLady
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* One episode has Steve and Carl sharing a hospital room--Steve has appendicitis, Carl got shot in the butt. (Yes, really). After characteristically annoying Carl beyond all reason for the whole episode, Steve [[spoiler: saves his life. It turns out the "doctor" overseeing Carl's case was the angry sibling of the criminal who shot Carl in the butt, whom he arrested.]] Later that day, the family comes to visit. Laura stays behind, hugs Steve, and tearfully says, "Thanks for [[spoiler: saving]] my daddy."

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* One episode has Steve and Carl sharing a hospital room--Steve has appendicitis, Carl got shot in the butt. (Yes, really). After characteristically annoying Carl beyond all reason for the whole episode, Steve [[spoiler: saves his life. It turns out the "doctor" overseeing Carl's case was the angry sibling of the criminal who shot Carl in the butt, whom he arrested.]] Later that day, the family comes to visit. Laura stays behind, hugs Steve, and tearfully says, "Thanks for [[spoiler: saving]] my daddy.""
* Any interaction wherein one of the Winslows tell Steve off or otherwise finally exhaust his ability to take their shunning. The sleepwalking episode gets special mention because Steve needed a hypnotist to get to the bottom of things.
**This also applies to any time someone calls Waldo an idiot or otherwise seriously dents his self-esteem.
23rd Aug '15 1:16:42 PM EnglishGuruLady
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* A RealLife one. Michelle Thomas, who played Myra, was struck with a rare stomach cancer during the eighth season, which was why she appeared so sporadically during the final season. She put off some of the more extreme treatments because she wanted to have a family and the treatments would have rendered her sterile. She died only a few months after the series ended.

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* A RealLife one. Michelle Thomas, who played Myra, was struck with a rare stomach cancer during the eighth season, which was why she appeared so sporadically during the final season. She put off some of the more extreme treatments because she wanted to have a family and the treatments would have rendered her sterile. She died only a few months after the series ended.ended.
* One episode has Steve and Carl sharing a hospital room--Steve has appendicitis, Carl got shot in the butt. (Yes, really). After characteristically annoying Carl beyond all reason for the whole episode, Steve [[spoiler: saves his life. It turns out the "doctor" overseeing Carl's case was the angry sibling of the criminal who shot Carl in the butt, whom he arrested.]] Later that day, the family comes to visit. Laura stays behind, hugs Steve, and tearfully says, "Thanks for [[spoiler: saving]] my daddy."
14th Aug '15 9:06:43 PM lorgskyegon
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** Good thing they get back together thanks to the two girls who Eddie invited over helping to clear things up. You even find yourself cheering when the girls become disgusted by Eddie's unsympathetic attitude.

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** Good thing they get back together thanks to the two girls who Eddie invited over helping to clear things up. You even find yourself cheering when the girls become disgusted by Eddie's unsympathetic attitude.attitude.
* A RealLife one. Michelle Thomas, who played Myra, was struck with a rare stomach cancer during the eighth season, which was why she appeared so sporadically during the final season. She put off some of the more extreme treatments because she wanted to have a family and the treatments would have rendered her sterile. She died only a few months after the series ended.
23rd Jun '15 12:21:03 AM BobSaget9
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** And written on Laura's locker was ...[[NWordPrivileges guess]].

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** And written on Laura's locker was ...was... ...[[NWordPrivileges guess]].
23rd Jun '15 12:20:47 AM BobSaget9
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** And on Laura's locker: ...[[NWordPrivileges guess]].

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** And written on Laura's locker: ...locker was ...[[NWordPrivileges guess]].
12th Apr '15 6:20:51 PM CJCroen1393
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** The man's widow explaining to Carl that she understands how he feels; on the night of her husband's death, she had playfully pestered him about having a craving for ice cream, and after feigning a complaint he decided to go anyway...then the hostage situation happened. She had spent much of that year afterward [[ItsAllMyFault blaming herself]], believing that if she hadn't asked him to go to the store that night he wouldn't have died.
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