History TearJerker / FamilyMatters

15th Sep '17 3:14:28 PM SpideyTerry
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** Carl and Harriet's talk afterward, with both of them realizing that their kids' generation now has a lot worse to worry about than they did at that age.

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** Carl and Harriet's talk afterward, with both of them realizing that their kids' generation now has a lot worse to worry about than they did at that age.age.
* While almost always played for laughs, any talk of Steve's home life is quite sad. For all the complaints from the Winslows, they at least like him when he's not causing trouble and can get along with him; his unseen parents not so much. They charge him rent, constantly avoid him, don't feed him every day, and only seem to tolerate him because they're legally required to. In the hyponotism episode mentioned above, Steve recalls his birth and that his father tried to push him ''back into the womb''. While they didn't move to Russia just to get away from him, they clearly didn't mind that he chose to stay behind. No wonder the guy is so screwed up.
27th Apr '17 8:33:40 AM fruitstripegum
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* The episode where Laura's date, Ted, tells everyone that they had sex. Made even worse it you ever had your reputation ruined because of a lie, especially if it came from someone you thought you could trust, like Laura did. Harriet even found her crying on the back porch about it. It's also has traces of being CrowningMomentOfAwesome and [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments]] due to Steve telling her about it after he overheard Ted brag to his buddies and trying to stop it (and her not believing him) and Eddie [[BigBrotherInstinct threatening to beat him up]] if he didn't retract the rumor.

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* The episode where Laura's date, Ted, tells everyone that they had sex. Made even worse it you ever had your reputation ruined because of a lie, especially if it came from someone you thought you could trust, like Laura did. Harriet even found her crying on the back porch about it. It's also has traces of being CrowningMomentOfAwesome and [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments]] SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments due to Steve telling her about it after he overheard Ted brag to his buddies and trying to stop it (and her not believing him) and Eddie [[BigBrotherInstinct threatening to beat him up]] if he didn't retract the rumor.
30th Jan '17 7:44:31 PM CJCroen1393
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* "The Gun" features a realistic look at bullying and guns, as Laura is beat up by a female bully and her friends for her jacket and another girl ends up being ''shot'' because she refused to give the bully her shoes. Even worse, Maxine is comforting the traumatized girl and crying as she holds her and tries to stop the blood loss from her arm, "Why didn't you just give her the shoes?!"

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* "The Gun" features a realistic look at bullying and guns, as Laura is beat up by a female bully and her friends for her jacket and another girl ends up being ''shot'' because [[DisproportionateRetribution she refused to give the bully her shoes. shoes]]. Even worse, Maxine is comforting the traumatized girl and crying as she holds her and tries to stop the blood loss from her arm, "Why didn't you just give her the shoes?!"shoes?!" while Steve calls out for someone to call an ambulance. And the worst of it all? Laura was ''seconds away'' from purchasing a gun (for self-defense) from a sleazy student before the girl was attacked.
** Carl and Harriet's talk afterward, with both of them realizing that their kids' generation now has a lot worse to worry about than they did at that age.
30th Jan '17 7:38:22 PM CJCroen1393
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-->'''Widow:''' And so he walked out the door and...left my life...
27th Sep '16 5:20:48 PM Erin582
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'''Carl:''' Well, that's a very good reason. Just one problem, son: your partner is one of the bad guys.

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'''Carl:''' Well, that's a very good reason. Just one problem, son: your partner is one of the bad guys.guys.
* Laura [[spoiler: Urkel]], full stop in "It's Beginning To Look a lot Like Urkel". Although some fans considered it {{Narm}} and LaserGuidedKarma for Laura, you can't help but sympathize with her for happening at ''Christmas'' and being rejected once and for all so cruelly by [[spoiler: Steve, who has switched places with her due to an angel giving her a taste of what it's like to be him]].
-->'''Laura''': I'll go, but I'll never stop loving you. ''*walks out the door*'' Goodbye, forever.
-->'''[[spoiler: Steve]]''': Goodbye, and good riddance!
-->''*door slams and a bunch of snow falls on her head, as she stands outside looking like she's about to cry*''
* The episode where Laura's date, Ted, tells everyone that they had sex. Made even worse it you ever had your reputation ruined because of a lie, especially if it came from someone you thought you could trust, like Laura did. Harriet even found her crying on the back porch about it. It's also has traces of being CrowningMomentOfAwesome and [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments]] due to Steve telling her about it after he overheard Ted brag to his buddies and trying to stop it (and her not believing him) and Eddie [[BigBrotherInstinct threatening to beat him up]] if he didn't retract the rumor.
* Carl accidentally being electrocuted while trying to fix a lamp, which also doubles as NightmareFuel. Luckily, Steve was there and knew [=CPR=], which saved him. In addition, it was one of the few episodes where everything was completely serious, with little to no laughs.
* "The Gun" features a realistic look at bullying and guns, as Laura is beat up by a female bully and her friends for her jacket and another girl ends up being ''shot'' because she refused to give the bully her shoes. Even worse, Maxine is comforting the traumatized girl and crying as she holds her and tries to stop the blood loss from her arm, "Why didn't you just give her the shoes?!"
13th Jul '16 10:53:01 AM kquinn0830
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** This also applies to any time someone calls Waldo an idiot or otherwise seriously dents his self-esteem.

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** This also applies to any time someone calls Waldo an idiot or otherwise seriously dents his self-esteem.self-esteem.
* In "Good Cop, Bad Cop", Carl has a confrontation with a racist officer who pulled Eddie over because he was a black teenager in a white neighborhood. After the cop leaves, Carl has a chat with the man's rookie partner:
-->'''Carl:''' You like being a cop?\\
'''Officer Carmichael:''' Yes, sir.\\
'''Carl:''' Why? It's a very dangerous job, you put your life on the line every day, and you never get credit for it.\\
'''Officer Carmichael:''' Yeah, well, I just thought I'd make a difference, you know? Good guys against bad guys.\\
'''Carl:''' Well, that's a very good reason. Just one problem, son: your partner is one of the bad guys.
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.]]
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