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)
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 Waldo Geraldo Faldo / ... (107 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Judy Winslow (95 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Rachel Crawford (93 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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When ABC delayed making a decision to renew the show for a ninth season,CBS made a deal with Warner Bros.Television to renew the show for a ninth season, which would be its last.The show's producers hoped for a 10th and final season on CBS, but the ratings for the 1997-98 9th season were so bad that the network ended up canceling the show and airing the series finale with no fanfare during the summer season.In a nod to the stillborn plans to have Steve and Laura get married in a 10th season,the series finale did have them getting engaged.'Jo Marie Payton' decided to leave the show when it moved networks from ABC to CBS because her contract was finished.Payton agreed to appear during the first half of the ninth season,after which she was replaced as Harriette Winslow by 'Judyann Elder' 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

Steve Urkel: Aaah! Aaaah!
Rachel Crawford: It's okay, Steve. I'm here.
Steve Urkel: I know! You're standing on my finger!
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Referenced in Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Oh, Brother (1996) 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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