Man's Best Friend is the thirteenth episode of the first season of Family Matters, which was aired from ABC on January 5, 1990. It was directed by Richard Correll and written by Robert Blair.

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Carl won't let the kids keep the stray pooch that follows them home from school, but soon becomes attached to it. Carl then realizes he must give it away after realizing its nature.

Synopsis Edit

Man's best friend isn't a dog, at least in Carl's eyes, when a stray pooch follows the kids home. Carl wants to get rid of the dog, but his feelings begin to change when the dog scares off unwelcome visitor Urkel. Carl soon becomes attached to the dog, but it isn't long before the canine disrupts the family routine.

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Goofs Edit

  • Steve's socks are black before the dog barks at him. However, when he is running away, Steve is wearing white socks.

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