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 (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 / ... (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 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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Trivia

The three inventions used on the show that actually worked (in order of episodes) were: the transformation chamber, the cloning machine, and the UrkPad. 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 »

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Boyd Higgins: Name's Boyd Higgins, but ym friends call me Buck!
Eddie: Name's Eddie Winslow, but my friends call me... Eddie.
Rodney Beckett: I'm Rodney, but my friends call me Rod-meister.
Steve Urkel: And I'm Steve Urkel! And I don't get many calls!
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Referenced in The Angry Video Game Nerd: Wish List: Part 2 (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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