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Season 5

24 Sep. 1993
Hell Toupee
Myra goes to Urkel's school for a visit, and later accuses Laura of trying to steal him away. An annoyed Laura tries to convince Myra otherwise, but things break down into a huge food fight. Meanwhile, Carl feels he has lost his romantic touch and invests in a toupee.
 
1 Oct. 1993
It Didn't Happen One Night
Laura oversleeps on the morning of a huge cheerleading competition in Cincinnati and gets Urkel to drive her there. When Laura causes the nerd's BMW Isetta to break down, the two are forced to share a hotel room. Normally in a situation like this, you'd think Urkel would take advantage of the situation, but he's the one that gets irked when Laura plays the blame game.
 
8 Oct. 1993
Saved by the Urkel
Carl nearly fatally shocks himself when he refuses to heed Urkel's advice to unplug a lamp while repairing it. Urkel is the only one who knows CPR and uses his knowledge to save Carl's life. Everyone then showers the nerd with gratitude, and Eddie, Laura and Waldo are inspired to learn CPR.
 
15 Oct. 1993
A Matter of Principle
Harriette puts her job as head of security at the Chicago Chronicle on the line when she debates whether to cut her security staff as part of budget reductions. Meanwhile, Myra transfers to Urkel's school to be closer to him, and gets some ill advice from Eddie and Laura on how to capture the nerd's heart.
 
22 Oct. 1993
Money Out the Window
Eddie proves he has learned nothing from his past gambling experience and Bones pays him a visit. He gives the boy an ultimatum, "Pay the money or be crushed by him." He learns his lesson the hard way again when Carl finds out.
 
29 Oct. 1993
Best Friends
Harriette embarrasses Laura when she tries (a little too hard) to act hip and cool in front of her friends. Meanwhile, Waldo gets a job as a cashier at the Mighty Weenie, but Eddie might have to fire him when he does a bad job ... until he remembers Waldo's culinary skills are just perfect for an opening on his shift.
 
5 Nov. 1993
Grandmama
Eddie and Urkel become partners in a 2-on-2 basketball tournament ... that is, until Eddie dumps the nerd for a star player named "The Spider." Hell hath no fury like an Urkel spurned, as he turns to Grandmama to get revenge.
 
12 Nov. 1993
Dr. Urkel and Mr. Cool
Urkel devises the ultimate plan to win Laura's heart ... a transformation chamber that will turn him into a suave, fashion-styling ladies man. Meet Stefan Urquelle, whom immediately melts Laura's heart. But Stefan is a little abrasive this first time out, and it isn't long before Laura misses the irksome Urkel.
 
19 Nov. 1993
Car Wars
Laura wants to buy a car, but car salesman Honest Bob exploits her lack of car-buying experience and acts very sexist toward her. Urkel suggests that Laura return to the dealership for another go-around, this time donning a fake mustache and wearing men's clothing.
 
26 Nov. 1993
All the Wrong Moves
Adventures at the drive-in theater, where Laura, Urkel and Waldo go with their respective steadies. Laura's boyfriend, Derek, refuses to accept "no" for an answer and eventually presses his luck, while Myra agrees (at least this time) to wait to have sex with her "Stevie-kins." Meanwhile, Maxine can only shake her head as Waldo acts like, well, Waldo.
 
10 Dec. 1993
Christmas Is Where the Heart Is
Urkel reminds Carl and a bunch of ill-tempered passengers about the meaning of Christmas when they become stranded on a subway during a Christmas Eve power outage.
 
17 Dec. 1993
Scenes from a Mall
A "Family Matters" adaptation of the 1991 movie, this time featuring several intertwined stories involving the kids at the local mall.
 
7 Jan. 1994
Rock Enroll
Eddie decides to postpone college when R&B singer Shanice performs a song he wrote; the two share a duet later in this episode. Meanwhile, Urkel is feeling down when it seems no one has remembered his birthday.
 
14 Jan. 1994
Like a Virgin
When locker room wisecracker Jerry boasts about his latest sexual exploits, Urkel says he plans to wait ... just like best bud Eddie. Eddie is upset at this revelation, until Laura tells him that Jerry is not exactly as well liked among the girls as he claims to be.
 
21 Jan. 1994
Good Cop, Bad Cop
Urkel's trip to rouge dentist Dr. Smiley (to reassure a scared Richie) takes a back seat to a terrifying racial profiling incident involving Eddie. He comes home claiming that a traffic stop for a turn signal violation turned out to be much more when the officers accuse him of being "a black person in a white person's neighborhood." Carl is certain Eddie is trying to cover up for more late-night carousing, but when he gets the other side of the story from the officers involved, he learns the whole ugly incident exactly matches Eddie's side. Carl is very angry and, ...
 
4 Feb. 1994
Presumed Urkel
A huge explosion rocks the school's science lab, and accident prone Urkel is blamed. His academic future rides on defense attorney Laura's shoulders, but she must find a way to match wits with a rival student who is determined - too determined - to have Urkel expelled.
 
11 Feb. 1994
Father of the Bride
Carl bribes Laura to take Urkel bowling for the evening, then falls asleep. He has a dream where Urkel and Laura have (gasp) fallen in love and given birth to a brood of Urkel kids!
 
18 Feb. 1994
The Psycho Twins
Urkel demonstrates his latest invention, snooze juice (a potion meant to allow police officers to easily apprehend criminals) at a professional wrestling event. When two wrestlers accidentally drink the potion and are unable to compete against the WWF's Bushwackers, the bloodthirsty tag team sets their sights on the nerd and Carl.
 
4 Mar. 1994
That's What Friends Are For
Eddie wins a college scholarship, and everyone's cheering except Waldo. Meanwhile, Urkel drives Carl crazy with a slide show from a cheese convention.
 
18 Mar. 1994
Opposites Attract
School newspaper reporter Laura and editor Ziggy engage in a series of conflicts ... before falling for each other.
 
1 Apr. 1994
A-Camping We Will Go
Urkel invites himself along on a camping trip with Carl, Eddie and Waldo. The other men refuse to heed the nerd's advice, but it isn't long before the "I told you so" routines begin.
 
29 Apr. 1994
Nunsense
When Myra presents Urkel with a nude drawing of himself, the nerd tells her to get lost. A short time later, Urkel learns that Myra is going to a convent. Concluding she is becoming a nun because he yelled at her, Urkel convinces Eddie and Waldo to dress like nuns and go to the convent to stop Myra.
 
6 May 1994
Aunt Oona
Urkel's shy Aunt Oona (from Altoona) arrives to visit her nephew. Harriette and the others suggest a great way for Oona to break out of her shell ... by going to a karaoke bar.
 
20 May 1994
Stefan Returns
Urkel decides to renovate his Stefan Urquelle alter-ego, inventing a transformation chamber to do the trick. Stefan is much more likable this time, but just like the last time, the formula soon wears off and the suave ladies man is soon his old irksome, nerdy self. Urkel declares that he will find a way to make Stefan permanent ... and win Laura's heart once and for all.
 

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