Family Matters (1989–1998)

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Long-running "Perfect Strangers" spin-off series centering on the Winslow family and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.

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 Carl Otis Winslow / ... (215 episodes, 1989-1998)
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 Laura Lee Winslow / ... (214 episodes, 1989-1998)
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 Edward 'Eddie' James Arthur Winslow / ... (207 episodes, 1989-1998)
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 Steven Quincy Urkel / ... (204 episodes, 1989-1998)
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 Harriette Winslow (199 episodes, 1989-1997)
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 Estelle 'Mother' Winslow / ... (122 episodes, 1989-1997)
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 Richie Crawford (99 episodes, 1990-1997)
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 Rachel Crawford (95 episodes, 1989-1997)
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The Winslow family is a pretty normal family except for one thing, their neighbor Stephen Urkel. A genius and klutz Steve makes some really weird inventions while driving the Winslow's insane. Written by Katie <Katie185@aol.com>

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Pod istim krovom  »

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Trivia

This show lasted one year longer than its parent series Perfect Strangers (1986), where JoMarie Payton's Harriet Winslow (an elevator operator) and Reginald VelJohnson's Carl originated. See more »

Goofs

In the Winslows' home, guests would always walk out the front door and then to the left, but in the picture that is shown as the Winslows' home, there is no walkway to the left. There are a few stairs outside that lead up to the front door, but walking to the left after exiting through the front door would only lead into a wall. See more »

Quotes

Laura: I couldn't have done this without you.
Steve Urkel: Oh, please, Laura. You're making me blush.
Laura: You know, I just don't get why people are so afraid of our history.
Steve Urkel: Well, because it's different. And believe you me, I know what being different is all about.
Laura: Well, I admire you for that.
Steve Urkel: Oh, pasha, you're making me blush again.
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Referenced in Brickleberry: Scared Straight (2013) See more »

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As Days Go By
Written by Jesse Frederick & Bennett Salvay
Performed by Jesse Frederick
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A show for the family
5 January 2000 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

Family Matters was the perfect show for the family. It wasn't sappy or annoying like most of the other family shows on tv. Carl and Steve Urkel were the best characters and the funniest. The show, like others, began to lose quality over the years and met cancellation. In my opinion, the show was better than all the other TGIF shows ever.


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