Stake-Out is the ninth episode of the first season from the television sitcom on Family Matters, which was aired from ABC on November 24, 1989. It was directed by James O'Keefe and written both by Pamela Eells and Sally Lapiduss.
After Carl pulls an all-night stakeout with his attractive new partner Vanessa, Harriette finds a room key to Louie's Love Grotto in Carl's coat pocket. As a result, with the help of Rachel and Mother Winslow, Harriette wrongfully believes that Carl is having an affair. At Louie's Love Grotto, Harriette almost messes up a sting operation in which Carl and Vanessa hope to stop Jake and High Top, a pair of jewel thieves, which Mother Winslow foils using a Judo move on them.
- Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Winslow
- Jo Marie Payton as Harriette Winslow (credited as Jo Marie Payton-France)
- Rosetta LeNoire as Estelle Winslow
- Darius McCrary as Eddie Winslow
- Kellie Shanygne Williams as Laura Winslow
- Jaimee Foxworth as Judy Winslow
- Joseph and Julius Wright as Richie Crawford
- Telma Hopkins as Rachel Crawford
- Olivia Brown as Vanessa
- Ken Foree as High Top
- J.W. Smith as Jake
- Estelle "Mother": (to Jake) I am not your mama, Sonny! I'm his mama!