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Boom! is the first episode of the third season in this television sitcom on Family Matters, which was aired from ABC on September 20, 1991. It was directed by Richard Correll and written by David W. Duclon.


Urkel makes friends with an orangutan, who is doomed to a life of scientific experiments. Meanwhile, Carl and Lt. Murtaugh try to defuse a bomb hidden in a treadmill, booby-trapped by a revenge-seeker named Nitro Newton (a.k.a. "The Boston Bomber").


I loved to see some mentioning of animal abuse on the show! Steve rescuing the orangutan from the laboratory (and also the hamsters of course) was a great story line. Of course it was done very simply and I wish that he would have said that he sends him to sanctuary (but hey, those were 90's and zoo is better than lab anyways or it is one of the actually good zoos!). Still an incredibly cute episode, loved that orangutan. Carl's bomb episode was also hilarious. Lieutenant making fun of Carl being overweight was pretty funny (it wasn't in a very mean way) and the scene of them in the fitness room switching places on the machine was great.






  • Julie Uribe as Jaworski
  • Lowell as Himself



[Urkel is giving Judy and Richie $5 as part of their deal]
Urkel: There, here's your hush money. Now, I expect you to keep quiet about the ape in Laura's room.
Laura: Red alert! Red alert Lowell's gone, he's loose around the house.
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Boom!Brain Over BrawnThe Show Must Go OnWords HurtDaddy's Little GirlCitizens' CourtRobo-NerdMaking the TeamBorn to Be MildThe Love GodOld and AloneA Pair of LadiesChoir TroubleA Test of FriendshipJailhouse BluesBrown BombshellFood, Lies and VideotapeMy Brokenhearted ValentineWoman of the PeopleLove and KissesStop! In the Name of LoveThe Urkel Who Came to DinnerRobo-Nerd IIDudesFarewell, My Laura