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(1989–1998)

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Spun-off from 

Perfect Strangers (1986) (TV Series)
Harriette Winslow, the elevator operator for the "Chicago Chronicle", has a family.

Referenced in 

Full House: Stephanie Gets Framed (1991) (TV Episode)
Steve Urkel is a guest character.
Growing Pains: Meet the Seavers (1991) (TV Episode)
Urkel is mentioned twice.
Saturday Night Live: Michael J. Fox/Black Crowes (1991) (TV Episode)
Steve Urkel mentioned at the end of America's Most Wanted: Former Child Actors
F.A.R.T.: The Movie (1991) (Video)
Steve Urkel mentioned
Step by Step: The Dance (1991) (TV Episode)
Steve Urkel appears in this episode
Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (1992) (Video)
Urkel is mentioned in one of the gag credits.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: When Jerry Met Shelly (1992) (TV Episode)
Shelly tells Jerry that she will put his gift on her shelf by her Urkel doll.
The Ben Stiller Show: With Bobcat Goldthwait (1992) (TV Episode)
Bobcat Goldthwait mentions Urkel.
Tiny Toon Adventures: It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special (1992) (TV Episode)
"Urkel the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
Beavis and Butt-Head: Kidnapped (1993) (TV Episode)
Stewart tries to get Beavis & Butt-Head to watch this show with him.
Animaniacs: Taming of the Screwy (1993) (TV Episode)
Urkel from this show appears at the WB party.
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: A Kicking Weasel (1993) (TV Episode)
Scott refers to Urkel.
Married with Children: Banking on Marcy (1993) (TV Episode)
Bud is taking a girl "who thinks Urkel's sexy" to one of Marcy's speeches.
Animaniacs: Meatballs or Consequences/A Moving Experience (1993) (TV Episode)
Yakko says "Guess who?" and The Grim Reaper says "That Urkel kid?" in reference to Urkel from this show.
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Homecoming King (1993) (TV Episode)
Kirby refers to Urkel.
Animaniacs: A Christmas Plotz/Little Drummer Warners (1993) (TV Episode)
In Plotz's vision of Christmas future, Ralph Jr. says, "Tell that Urkel guy he's gettin' too old to wear his pants that high!"
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
The students' rap song includes the line, "You're pulling your pants up like Urkel."
Problem Child: Junior's Doomsday Debacle (1993) (TV Episode)
Junior mentions that with the exception of "that Urkel guy" he is the luckiest kid on Earth.
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper: Private School (1993) (TV Episode)
"There's more to our history than just the Fresh Prince and Urkel."
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper: For Whom the Heck the Bell Tolls (1994) (TV Episode)
Leonard is called "Urkel"
The Simpsons: Bart Gets Famous (1994) (TV Episode)
Homer mentions the Urkel.
Above the Rim (1994)
Marlon Wayans' character is called a "14 Karat Urkel"
Blankman (1994)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: San Francisco International (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike dresses up as Urkel.
Married with Children: 25 Years and What Do You Get? (1995) (TV Episode)
Bud sees Al in a rented tuxedo whose legs are too short and asks: "Did it come with the matching Urkel glasses?"
Friends: The One with Two Parts: Part 1 (1995) (TV Episode)
Rachel remarks that "Urkel" in Spanish is "Urkel".
The Critic: Sherman of Arabia (1995) (TV Episode)
an Iraqi gives Jay a paper to read that begins "Dear Urkel"
The Nanny: Fran Gets Mugged (1995) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the character, Urkel.
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Maria's Movie Star (1995) (TV Episode)
Screech refers to Urkel.
Saturday Night Live: David Schwimmer/Natalie Merchant (1995) (TV Episode)
A letter to Urkel turns friends off while preparing a surprise party
Married with Children: Dud Bowl II (1995) (TV Episode)
"Tonight on 'Family Matters' Urkel finds his long-lost father... Terry Bradshaw."
The Simpsons: Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming (1995) (TV Episode)
An adult Urkel is one of the television representatives.
Moesha: Hakeem Owes Moesha Big (1996) (TV Episode)
Moesha tells Hakeem he looks like a gangsta Urkel when he is going for his interview
Married with Children: Turning Japanese (1996) (TV Episode)
Al and the kids watch this show and Al says Bud can learn anything about life from "Urkel and his fat cop neighbour."
Saturday Night Live: Phil Hartman/Gin Blossoms (1996) (TV Episode)
Urkel is mentioned by Jesse Jackson on Weekend Update
Married with Children: The Joke's on Al (1996) (TV Episode)
Gary is also misidentified as Urkel.
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Oh, Brother (1996) (TV Episode)
Screech refers to Urkel.
Kenan & Kel: Diamonds Are for Roger (1996) (TV Episode)
Kenan and Kel watch the show when turning over, mocking Steve Urkel
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: The Kiss (1996) (TV Episode)
Screech has Urkel toe-warmers.
The Simpsons: The Springfield Files (1997) (TV Episode)
Homer says that The Alien and Steve Urkel share many characteristics.
Chasing Amy (1997)
NewsRadio: Our Fiftieth Episode (1997) (TV Episode)
Bill talks about an episode involving Urkel
Trojan War (1997)
Step by Step: A Star Is Born (1997) (TV Episode)
Steve Urkel appears in this episode
The Simpsons: Bart Carny (1998) (TV Episode)
Cooter says, "That Urkel's a hoot!"
South Park: Chickenpox (1998) (TV Episode)
cartman sleeps on a steve urkel sleeping bag
Killer Flick (1998)
Rodney does an Urkel impression
The Breaks (1999)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Soultaker (1999) (TV Episode)
Urkel
The Wood (1999)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Horrors of Spider Island (1999) (TV Episode)
Servo: She sounds like Urkel.
Action: Strong Sexual Content (1999) (TV Episode)
Jenny mentions Urkel
ER: Family Matters (2000) (TV Episode)
title reference
Big Fat Liar (2002)
Marty Wolf refers to Jaleel White as "Urkel" much to his irritation
Gilmore Girls: Application Anxiety (2002) (TV Episode)
Lane mentions the main character of the show.
The Simpsons: Helter Shelter (2002) (TV Episode)
Marge tries to buy a cereal called "Urkel-Os" at the Qwik-E-Mart.
Two Days (2003)
cited in dialogue
Be My Valentine, Franny Canada (2003) (Short)
A character eats "Urkel-O's" cereal
The Simpsons: The Regina Monologues (2003) (TV Episode)
The marquee advertises "Urkel in Othello."
Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003)
One of the characters said "Urkel Gone Gangsta".
Malcolm in the Middle: Malcolm Dates a Family (2004) (TV Episode)
Malcolm says, "Urkel did pretty well with the identical cousin trick."
Justice League: Kid Stuff (2004) (TV Episode)
The first pair of glasses that Green Lantern forms for himself give him a more than passing resemblance to Steve Urkel..
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude (2004) (Video Game)
Larry mentions the time Carl reactivated the Urkelbot.
Veronica Mars: Lord of the Bling (2005) (TV Episode)
nerdy son called "Urkel"
NCIS: Red Cell (2005) (TV Episode)
Tony calls one student Urkel, because he's a nerd like the character on Family Matters
American Dad!: Stan of Arabia: Part 1 (2005) (TV Episode)
Hayley's boy wears a "Urkel" t-shirt. He also talks about it.
Family Guy: Sibling Rivalry (2006) (TV Episode)
Peter names Family Matters characters
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Richie says to Clark: "I didn't know Denzel played Urkel".
Psych: Shawn vs. the Red Phantom (2006) (TV Episode)
Shawn refers to Gus as Urkel.
30 Rock: Pilot (2006) (TV Episode)
Toofer is compared to Urkel
The Ex (2006)
Tom tells Wesley that he will get famous like Urkel.
I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)
image of Urkel seen
The Irate Gamer: Mission Impossible (NES) (2007) (TV Episode)
A picture of Steve Urkel is shown at one point.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Die Hard (2007) (TV Episode)
The Nerd mentions Steve Urkel
Robot Chicken: Celebutard Mountain (2007) (TV Episode)
Urkel mentioned
Kevin Smith: Sold Out - A Threevening with Kevin Smith (2008) (Video)
"You should get the guy who played Urkel"
The Irate Gamer: Monster Party (2008) (TV Episode)
A picture of Steve Urkel at one point
The Office: The Surplus (2008) (TV Episode)
Michael sits in Pam's chair and say, "It is Urkel-nomically correct."
Robot Chicken: In a DVD Factory (2008) (TV Episode)
In the "Hannah Montana" segment, Lindsay Lohan mentions Urkel.
Psych: Earth, Wind and... Wait for It (2009) (TV Episode)
Shawn mentions the show and its characters.
Nostalgia Critic: Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (2009) (TV Episode)
Critic compares Sonic's voice to Urkel, both characters were voiced by the same man
Tosh.0: Billoon45 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Community: Introduction to Statistics (2009) (TV Episode)
Both Jeff and Señor Chang comment that Shirley's Harry Potter costume makes her look like Urkel.
The Cleveland Show: Cleveland Jr. Cherry Bomb (2009) (TV Episode)
Urkel mentioned
Saturday Night Live: January Jones/Black Eyed Peas (2009) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Kathy Lee on Today
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.55 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "Hollywood Squares"
Saturday Night Live: Charles Barkley/Alicia Keys (2010) (TV Episode)
Barkley calls an audience member 'Ukerl'
The Big Lebowski: A XXX Parody (2010) (Video)
The Dude admires a picture of The Big Lebowski and Urkel
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.149 (2010) (TV Episode)
Steve Urkel is included in a $5,000 question
The Cinema Snob: Ax 'Em (2010) (TV Episode)
"...while Waldo from Family Matters yells at them in the background."
Nostalgia Critic: Chairman of the Board (2010) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played during the Critic & Trout skit
30 Rock: The Fabian Strategy (2010) (TV Episode)
Frank mentions that Steve Urkel's catchphrase was "Did I do that?"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.5 (2010) (TV Episode)
referring to a photo of Dwyane Wade, Jay says he played Urkel on the show
Saturday Night Live: Emma Stone/Kings of Leon (2010) (TV Episode)
Stefon mentions Urkel on Weekend Update.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Mega Piranha (2010) (TV Episode)
Film Brain says the actor who plays Urkel appears in Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus
Hellcats: Back of a Car (2010) (TV Episode)
when Morgan shows up at the party, Marti asks if he's dressed up as Urkel.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Lester the Unlikely (2010) (TV Episode)
"Steve Urkel could beat the shit out of this guy"
Supernatural: Family Matters (2010) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Good Guys: Partners (2010) (TV Episode)
George Jenkins refers to Samantha as "the oddly hot chick with the Urkel glasses."
Parks and Recreation: Camping (2011) (TV Episode)
Tom refers to Ben as "white Urkel."
Workaholics: Piss & S**t (2011) (TV Episode)
Carl Winslow mentioned
Better with You: Better Without a Job (2011) (TV Episode)
Urkel mentioned
Mad: Super 80's/Captain America's Got Talent (2011) (TV Episode)
Urkel was mentioned as one of the things the 80's provided.
Conan: Return to A-Hole Acres (2011) (TV Episode)
Urkel is mentioned during the Donald Faison interview
Conan: The Integrity Episode, Brought to You by Pall Mall Cigarettes (2012) (TV Episode)
Conan says he and Andy were 'both doing Urkel' voices
Conan: Operation Orgy: Journey to Coitus Cove (2012) (TV Episode)
Urkel is mentioned several times during Jordan Peele interview
Tosh.0: Bad Breakdancer (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.34 (2012) (TV Episode)
The character of Urkel is mentioned.
30 Rock: Alexis Goodlooking and the Case of the Missing Whisky (2012) (TV Episode)
Jack says that Jaleel White is so charismatic that he makes Stefan Urquelle look like Steve Urkel
30 Rock: Meet the Woggels! (2012) (TV Episode)
Tracy says he wants to "reverse-Urkel" his son
The Big C: Family Matters (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.146 (2012) (TV Episode)
Sherri Shepherd says she calls Jaleel White "Urkel"
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.94 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the character, Urkel.
30 Rock: The Beginning of the End (2012) (TV Episode)
Kenneth and Tracy talk about an episode of the show Tracy appeared in
New Girl: Neighbors (2012) (TV Episode)
Jess does an Urkel impression.
Brickleberry: Saved by the Balls (2012) (TV Episode)
Urkel mentioned
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Toxic Avenger (2012) (TV Episode)
"If you put George McFly and Steve Urkel together."
Saturday Night Live: Louis C.K./Fun (2012) (TV Episode)
Steve Urkel is mentioned in the "Fox and Friends" corrections.
Dave's Old Porn: Artie Lange/Vanessa Del Rio (2012) (TV Episode)
Dave Attell says: 'You look like Urkel, but fuckable Urkel.'
Bum Reviews: Die Hard (2012) (TV Episode)
"But Bruce Willis enlists the help of the father from"
Tosh.0: Ventriloquist Fail (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Tosh
Saturday Night Live: Kristen Wiig/Vampire Weekend (2013) (TV Episode)
Urkel is referenced in the double-date sketch.
American Dad!: Da Flippity Flop (2013) (TV Episode)
Urkel mentioned
Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/Kanye West (2013) (TV Episode)
Urkel is a guest at Anderson Cooper's wedding to Stefon.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.163 (2013) (TV Episode)
a picture of Steve Urkel is shown
Toy Hunter: Buck Rodgers Bet (2013) (TV Episode)
Jordan mentions Steve Urkel.
Top 40 Shitty Shark Movies (2013)
The "Did I do that?" line was inserted in Mega Shark Vs. Crocosaurus with Jaleel White.
Gone Home (2013) (Video Game)
Listed on the TV listing.
The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
"We now go live to Steve Urkel's street."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.3 (2013) (TV Episode)
Dana Carvey says Ronald Reagan would say Barack Obama looks like a cross between the "Mad" magazine guy and Urkel
Brickleberry: Scared Straight (2013) (TV Episode)
Urkel mentioned
Bum Reviews: Thor: The Dark World (2013) (TV Episode)
"That's like destroying Urkel from Family Matters."
Lucas Bros Moving Co: DDT (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Wish List: Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
The Nerd wished that Tim Taylor was able to explore the sets for this show.
James & Mike Mondays: Godzilla: Unleashed (2013) (TV Episode)
James mentions an episode featuring a Mortal Kombat style game.
The Simpsons: Married to the Blob (2014) (TV Episode)
Urkel mentioned
Nostalgia Critic: Ghost Dad (2014) (TV Episode)
"You got the Urkel nerd..."
Saturday Night Live: Jim Parsons/Beck (2014) (TV Episode)
Urkel appears during Jim Parsons's opening monologue.
Suburgatory: About a Boy-Yoi-Yoing (2014) (TV Episode)
Malik: "Did Steve Urkel 'do that' for nothing?"
Raising Hope: Dinner with Tropes (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jimmy
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Things You Never Noticed About Ghostbusters (2014) (TV Episode)
refers to Reginald Vel Johnson as Carl Winslow
Parks and Recreation: Galentine's Day (2014) (TV Episode)
Donna says that she listens to "Jaleel or No Deal," which is "a podcast where the kid who played Urkel reviews old 'Deal or No Deal' episodes."
RuPaul's Drag Race: Oh No She Betta Don't! (2014) (TV Episode)
Santino tells Bianca he thinks her rap video outfit looks more "Urkel" than hip hop.
James & Mike Mondays: Action Max (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike wasn't sure if the theme he was singing was the theme for Family Matters or Full House.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.58 (2014) (TV Episode)
Ross mentions the character, Urkel.
Hot in Cleveland: Elka Takes a Lover (2014) (TV Episode)
Emmy said that she wanted Urkel to show up at her 6th birthday
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.79 (2014) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the character Urkel.
Blended (2014)
Lauren says that, at age 15, she was "60% Urkel and 40% Screech."
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.101 (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris Rock mentions the character of Urkel.
BoJack Horseman: BoJack Horseman: The BoJack Horseman Story, Chapter One (2014) (TV Episode)
Jaleel White seen dressed as Urkel
Garfunkel and Oates: Hair Swap (2014) (TV Episode)
Kate mentions it being part of her favorite TGIF lineup.
Flash Forward: Expose (TV Episode)
Miles uses "Urkel" as a slang word while talking to Kilroy.

Featured in 

Friends: The One with Two Parts: Part 1 (1995) (TV Episode)
The friends watch the show in Spanish.
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration (2003) (TV Special)
A clip from this show appears.
CBS at 75 (2003) (TV Special)
Showing Sitcom
I Love the '90s: 1991 (2004) (TV Episode)
Footage from this TV series was edited into this mini-series.
Black to the Future: Hour 3: The 90s (2009) (TV Episode)
clips; discussed
Some Jerk with a Camera: ABC Goes to Disney World! (2013) (TV Episode)
Jerk shows clips from the theme song and several episodes.
Some Jerk with a Camera: Family Matters Goes to Disney World! (2013) (TV Episode)
Jerk reviews this show and shows clips from several episodes.
Brows Held High: Shame (2013) (TV Episode)
Oan does a mock "on a very special episode of..." promo for this show
Count It Down: Guilty Pleasure TV Shows (2013) (TV Movie)
"Family Matters" is #22.

Spoofed in 

Just Write (1997)
The Simpsons: 'Tis the Fifteenth Season (2003) (TV Episode)
The Simpsons watch a Christmas episode of this series
Childstar (2004)
the sitcom the kid works on is a thinly wieled reference to this show and Diff'rent Strokes
American Dad!: Brains, Brains and Automobiles (2009) (TV Episode)
There are three Urkels grazing in a meadow inside Roger's brain
Saturday Night Live: Drake (2014) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the "Hip Hop Classics" sketch

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