While he was perhaps best known for fighting in a skintight green suit, Jason David Frank was involved in a very different fight on the popular sitcom Family Matters. He appeared in Season 8 Episode 8 of the hit TV series.
In the episode titled “Karate Kids,” Steve Urkel (Jaleel White) uses his morphing chamber machine to transform himself, Richie (Bryton McClure) and Jerry (Orlando Brown) into Bruce Lee versions of himself to become a well-known Fighting off street gangs like the piranhas causing trouble at a local park. Among this gnarly gang is the rough-hewn Skull, played by Jason David Frank. While he doesn’t have much room during the episode to feature a single character, David Frank works off the show’s playful tone quite well. This is made clear by his playful dig at Urkel with the line “You’re the one who ends up in an emergency room, nerd!”. Similarly, his brief skirmish with Jerry was pretty hilarious as he saw the hulking mixed martial artist get knocked down by a kid with a bad Bruce Lee wig. It’s all fun and David Frank is clearly having a blast along with the rest of the cast and that energy is certainly contagious.
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