Long-running Perfect Strangers (1986) spin-off series centering on the Winslow family and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.
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 Carl Winslow / ... (215 episodes, 1989-1998)
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 Laura Winslow (215 episodes, 1989-1998)
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 Eddie Winslow (208 episodes, 1989-1998)
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 Steve Urkel / ... (204 episodes, 1989-1998)
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 Harriette Winslow (200 episodes, 1989-1997)
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 Estelle 'Mother' Winslow (158 episodes, 1989-1997)
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 Richie Crawford (142 episodes, 1990-1997)
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 Waldo Geraldo Faldo / ... (107 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Judy Winslow (96 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Rachel Crawford (94 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 Winslows 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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Trivia

By the time the show ended in 1998, the then 22-year-old Jaleel White had grown sick of the role of Urkel. In 1999, he said in an interview, "If you ever see me do that character again, take me out and put a bullet in my head and put me out of my misery." He addressed this quote in 2011: "It's one of those things that it's very unfortunate how quotes are taken out of context. I remember that interview very vividly. I loved playing those characters. But the fact is that I was maturing. To be honest, I was retarding my own growth as a man in order to maintain the authenticity to what I thought that character should be." See more »

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Whenever the exterior of Rachel's Place is shown, the spinning sign is obviously animated. See more »

Quotes

Eddie: If I don't pull at least a C on my midterm exam, I'm gonna flunk Algebra.
Laura: I thought dad was a math wiz.
Eddie: He is.
Laura: Then what's the problem?
Eddie: I'm the one who's taking the test.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Game Night: Super Duper Store Night (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

As Days Go By
Written by Jesse Frederick and Bennett Salvay
Performed by Jesse Frederick
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One of my favorite TV shows
8 November 2001 | by (Tampa, FL) – See all my reviews

Family Matters was always one of my favorite TV shows. It was a good show to watch in the 9 years in was on the air. It was amazing to see these kids grow up on screen as the same with Full House. TGIF was a great night of television back then (Friday nights) and I always looked forward to watching. Urkel was a favorite of mine. I think I even had the Steve Urkel doll!


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