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Struck by Lightning is the ninth episode of the seventh season in this television sitcom on Family Matters, which was aired from ABC on November 24, 1995. It was directed by Joel Zwick and written by Jim Geoghan.

Plot Edit

For some reason, Urkel becomes a human lightning rod and soon develops an intense fear of thunderstorms. Meanwhile, Laura and Myra both apply for sales clerk jobs at Ferguson's Department Store, but only one position is available. Both compete against each other as they tryout for the job. Eventually, Mr. Waxman chooses Laura over Myra for the job and she believes her mother had something to do with his decision. Mr. Waxman explains that Harriette had nothing to do with his decision. He admits even though Myra had higher sales, she also got twice as many returned items because the customers perceive her as conceited and ignored their feelings with her lies. Waxman tells Laura that she cares about the customers' feelings and therefore she deserves the job.

Synopsis Edit

For some reason, Urkel becomes a human lightning rod and soon develops an intense fear of thunderstorms. This goes to the point that he refuses to go outside fearing he will be struck by lightning.

Meanwhile, Laura and Myra both apply for sales clerk jobs at Ferguson's Dept. Store, but only one position is available. Both compete against each other as they tryout for the job. Eventually, Mr. Waxman chooses Laura for the job. She refuses and believes her mother had something to do with his decision. Mr. Waxman explains that Harriette had nothing to do with his decision. He admits even though Myra had higher sales, she also got twice as many returned items because the customers perceive her as conceited and ignored their feelings with her lies. Waxman tells Laura that she cares about the customers' feelings and therefore she deserves the job.

At the house, Carl and Harriette encourage Urkel to experiment on himself, which is later revealed that due to his constant uses of his transformation chamber that he has produced an unlimited quantity of iron. Despite warning Carl to leave the jar containing the iron inside the house, he ignores it and is electrocuted. When they came back inside, Steve mentions he tried to warn him to keep the jar inside because it's filled with iron. Carl ends up chasing Urkel around again.

Later on that night, Steve is on the phone with Myra and Eddie is annoyed trying to sleep, after that, Steve keeps Eddie up asking strange random questions.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Guest Edit

  • F. William Parker as Mr. Waxman

Trivia Edit

  • Mr. Waxman returns to being Harriette's boss after being replaced by the loud and obnoxious Nick.
  • The jar of Iron that Steve carried was the Iron he used for his Boss Sauce formula to turn himself into Stefan.

Quotes Edit

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