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Car Wars is the ninth episode of the fifth season in this television sitcom on Family Matters, which was aired from ABC on November 19, 1993. It was directed by Richard Correll and written by Sheila M. Anthony.


Laura wants to buy a car but finds the high-pressure salesman more than she can handle alone, given his stereotypical attitude. At Urkel's suggestion, she dons a mustache and hat and poses as a man to buy a car. Steve is close to spoiling Eddie's love life.





  • Elise Neal as Heather
  • Valarie Mae Miller as Helen
  • Jonas Chaka as Ralph
  • Stuart Pankin as Honest Bob


  • The title of the episode is a reference to Star Wars.
  • Harriette says that Laura's 1981 car is too old, despite the fact that Eddie's car is a 1977.


Laura: It's an '81 Fiat Spider.
Harriette: Oh, honey, that's an old car.
Laura: Oh, I know, but she's absolutely gorgeous when she's all tanked up and her top is down.
Carl: So is your mother.

Laura: [attempting to disguise herself as male] I feel like an idiot.
Urkel: Great, that's the first step to being a man.
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