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Brown Bombshell is the sixteenth episode of the third season in this television sitcom on Family Matters, which was aired from ABC on January 31, 1992. It was directed by John Tracy and written both by Sara V. Finney and Vida Spears.


Estelle is determined to share the stories of her late fighter-pilot husband and World War II's Tuskegee Airmen to an uninterested Winslow clan. Eventually, she is invited to share her stories to Eddie's American history class. Meanwhile, Urkel's prison pen pal, is released. She fell in love with Steve, yet she believes Carl is Steve. Carl and Steve have to tell her the truth and that Carl is Married to someone.







  • Essence Atkins as Becky
  • LaWanda Page as Elmerita Puckerwood
  • Nicolas Hormann as Mr. Walbook


  • This is the third episode to feature Richie dancing as Michael Jackson.


  • During her speech about the Tuskegee Airmen, Estelle incorrectly identifies her husbands plane as a P-47 when the plane pictured is actually a P-39.


Eddie: We're studying World War II. Boring.
Harriette: Not for the people who went through it.

Mr. Walbook: Today we'll learn a little about the role fighter pilots played in the Second World War. But you can put away your books now, because we have a guest speaker. First, a question. How many of you have relatives who fought in World War Il?
Waldo: Does it matter which side?
Mr. Walbook: ...Not really.
Waldo: Good. Because my uncle accidentally joined the Italian Army.
Mr. Walbook: Eddie, how about you? Any relatives who fought in the war?
Eddie: Um, I really don't know.

Estelle: Now, I'd like to talk to you about the Tuskegee Airmen. Does anyone here know who they were? Eddie?
Eddie: Uh... Uh... No.
Becky: The Tuskegee Airmen were black pilots who fought during World War Il.
Estelle: That's right. In those days, the Armed Services were segregated, so they had to form their own unit. Lights, please. They became the 332nd Fighter Group of the Army Air Corps.

Estelle: During the war, the pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group flew more than 15,000 missions. Two hundred of those were as heavy bomber escorts deep into Germany. Not one bomber was lost to enemy fighter opposition. They were the only group to have that record.

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