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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Urkel 

When Laura tells Steve to get lost for breaking an expensive gift, her guardian angel decides to teach her a lesson and have her walk in Urkel's shoes for a change.



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Episode credited cast:
Richie Crawford (as Bryton McClure)
Waldo Geraldo Faldo (credit only)
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While Christmas shopping, Urkel breaks an expensive crystal ornament Laura just bought. Laura becomes really angry and tells the nerd to go away. As she fumes aloud her frustrations over Urkel and wishing he could see what it's like to be her, a man identifying himself as Laura's guardian angel decides to grant her wish. The catch: Laura must see what it's like to be Urkel! Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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Comedy | Drama | Family




Release Date:

11 December 1992 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Steven 'Steve' Quincy Urkel: [about Harriette's gingerbread house] This is a work of art.
Laura Lee Winslow: No, it's a work of Harriette, get it, Art, Harriette?
[does Steve's laugh and snort]
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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Urkel (#4.10)
29 June 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful episode for Christmas time! I remember I disliked the Christmas episode and said that even with a religious theme (as guardian angel), a Christmas episode could be done funny. And here we are, an absolutely perfect episode!

Steve annoys Laura so she says she never wants to see him again and that she wishes he knew what it is like to be her. Her guardian angel comes and instead shows her what it is like to be Steve Urkel.

Brilliant idea. It not only makes Laura understand Steve more, it was also hilarious the two changing their characters. I was very impressed with how handsome and kind of cool Steve seemed to look! And great job by Kellie Shanygne Williams, for her this character exchange must have been especially hard, but she really made Laura be like Steve.

A good episode for Christmas, fitting to the season, kind and also very funny

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