2x02 Family Challenge
First Aired: Sep. 25, 1991 on ABC
Summary: Fran tries to get the Sinclair family her attention on how to spend time as a loving family, but the others ignore her and continue to watch TV. Fran is sick of the issue but finds out that a comet hits the home and destroys there television set. Earl with a plan alter to get a new…
Main Characters in this Episode
Earl Sinclair: Don't try and cheat me on this, 'cause I know you insurance guys. You have absolutely no ethics.
Insurance Agent: Well how much would you say your television set was worth?
Earl Sinclair: Ten thousand dollars. Good thing I popped for that extra meteor coverage, huh?
Robbie Sinclair: Well, what about fire?
Earl Sinclair: Vegetable.
Charlene Sinclair: What about water?
Earl Sinclair: Water is the opposite of fire, which we have previously established as a vegetable. What's the opposite of a vegetable? Fruit. So, water is a fruit! Fruit is not a vegetable, so it has to be either an animal or a rock. We know it's not an animal. Therefore, fruit is a rock.
Earl Sinclair: ...No kidding?
Robbie Sinclair: Right, like if a tree falls in the forest and nobody's around to see it or hear it, did it actually fall?
Fran Sinclair: Ooh, now that IS intriguing. Who can build on that? [Earl gets up and heads out of the room] Where are you going?
Earl Sinclair: I'm going to see if the tree fell. I'll be back in a couple of days.
Fran Sinclair: If you leave this house, I will NEVER talk to you again.
Earl Sinclair: Throw in the rest of the family and you got yourself a deal. [Fran gasps]