18 Of The Darkest Moments In Comedy TV Shows
When Eddie got arrested by a racist cop on Family Matters
Episode: “Good Cop, Bad Cop”
Since racial profiling and police violence seem to be on the rise these last days, this episode still feels timely. When Eddie gets arrested by two cops for a traffic violation, he complains to his dad, who also happens to be a cop, that he was only targeted because of his race and because he was in a white neighborhood. Carl, however, is very dismissive of his son’s concerns because he had already warned Eddie to avoid staying out so late. Still, out of curiosity, Carl decides to approach his fellow officers to get their side of the story. And what he learns is that the senior officer is a proud racist (which means that Eddie was right all along).
Carl gets into a heated argument with the senior officer and threatens to report him. And in the end, Eddie decides to file a complaint against the cop. It’s not the ideal “happy” ending, but it sure felt like an accurate reflection of the real world.