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That's What Friends Are For is the nineteenth episode of the fifth season in this television sitcom on Family Matters, which was aired from ABC on March 4, 1994. It was directed by Richard Correll and written by Sheila M. Anthony.


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Eddie earns a college scholarship, and everyone's cheering for him but Waldo, who feels like he'll lose his friendship with Eddie once he goes off to college. However, he surprises Waldo by getting him into an elite culinary school in Chicago and wants to share an apartment with him. Meanwhile, Carl refuses to tell his own family why he doesn't want to take a police test, which could make him a lieutenant. Steve quickly figures out why, he has a fear of failure and Estelle convinces him to overcome his fears by taking the test. He does and becomes lieutenant.




  • Ellen Albertini Dow as Mrs. Ostendorf
  • Susan Dawkins as Customer
  • Cheryl Lynn Michaels as Girlfriend at Drive-Thru
  • Lee Wessof as Man at Drive-Thru


  • As of this episode, Carl Winslow is a Lieutenant, having been promoted from Sergeant.


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