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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Series cast summary:
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 Carl Otis Winslow / ... (215 episodes, 1989-1998)
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 Laura Lee Winslow (215 episodes, 1989-1998)
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 Edward 'Eddie' James Arthur Winslow / ... (208 episodes, 1989-1998)
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 Steven Quincy Urkel / ... (204 episodes, 1989-1998)
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 Harriette Winslow (200 episodes, 1989-1997)
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 Estelle 'Mother' Winslow / ... (157 episodes, 1989-1997)
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 Richie Crawford (142 episodes, 1990-1997)
Shawn Harrison ...
 Waldo Geraldo Faldo / ... (103 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Judy Winslow (96 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Rachel Crawford (92 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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22 September 1989 (USA)  »

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Alle unter einem Dach  »

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(215 episodes)

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4:3
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Rosetta LeNoire was 85 years old by the time she left the show. See more »

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In the first episode, outside of the front door is a little hallway leading outside. From the second episode on, the hallway was a porch. See more »

Quotes

Carl: Okay, you read the instructions, while I add all the pieces.
Steve Urkel: Okay.
[reading]
Steve Urkel: "Mongu! Chico! Mondo do du chok! Wa chee! Chocum hi chip chok!"
Carl: What are you babbling about?
Steve Urkel: This page is in Korean. They misspelled three words.
Carl: You can read Korean?
Steve Urkel: Why, sure! It's a beautiful language. I'll teach you. We'll start with a common Korean phrase. "No mo giet itsu mana! Mont gio sam eea!"
Carl: Well, what's that mean?
Steve Urkel: I've fallen and I can't get up!
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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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