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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Pod istim krovom  »

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Trivia

Rachel's deceased husband's name was Robert Crawford. 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

Rachel Crawford: Poor Laura.
Harriette: What do you mean?
Rachel Crawford: The balcony scene is next. You think she'll really kiss Steve?
Harriette: I don't know. Every time I ask her about it, she just cries and takes another Rolaid.
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Referenced in Married with Children: Banking on Marcy (1993) See more »

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As Days Go By
Written by Jesse Frederick & Bennett Salvay
Performed by Jesse Frederick
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Steve Made The Show!!!
30 November 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I know many are trashing the show because of Steve. But I agree with many of the those who say that Steve made the show what it was.

Granted Steve could be annoying at times. But thats what Steve was all about. Granted it got a little silly as the years past, but I'd watch Family Matters any time over The Nanny.


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