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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Trivia

Carl's full name is Carl Otis Winslow. 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

Ms. Steuben: All right, class. This semester we're... Steven, you'd better get going. You're late for class.
Steve Urkel: Oh, no I'm not. I'm in this class.
Ms. Steuben: That's... that's not funny, Steven.
Steve Urkel: Oh, I'm not joking. So, what's cookin', good lookin'?
[laughs]
Ms. Steuben: Uh, excuse us... just a minute.
[Pulls Steve to other side of room]
Ms. Steuben: Steven, last semester I specifically asked you what class you would not be taking this semster and you told me HOME EC!
Steve Urkel: Well, yes, I did.
Ms. Steuben: But... here you are. It's not fair.
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Referenced in Mad: Super 80's/Captain America's Got Talent (2011) See more »

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As Days Go By
Written by Jesse Frederick & Bennett Salvay
Performed by Jesse Frederick
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Great show but two big questions
1 June 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I've loved this show for a really long time. I thought that the entire family was great and Urkel was the best nerd I have ever seen. And the thing is, Jaleel White isn't a nerd! I've got a problem with this show though. Where did Judy go? Why did Rachel move away and Richie stay. First, I didn't really care for her but she just disappeared. Second, it would be quite strange for a little boy to stay with a different family than his mother with no sickness or harassment.

Overall the show is great and could've made the top 5 on my favorite shows but the two things knocked a half point off. Rating *** out of ****.


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