The subject in home economics class at school: marriage. Laura wants to be paired with any number of cute guys in her class for a project about marriage ... but winds up with Urkel instead.... See full summary »


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Harriette Winslow (as Jo Marie Payton-France)
Richie Crawford (as Bryton McClure)
Ms. Steuben
Clint Hyson ...
Mark Healy


The subject in home economics class at school: marriage. Laura wants to be paired with any number of cute guys in her class for a project about marriage ... but winds up with Urkel instead. Urkel goes above and beyond what it takes to be a good husband, but winds up angering Laura when she feels smothered by his constant attention. Laura asks for some sympathy from her mother, but Harriette just wishes Carl would pay half as much attention to her as Urkel does Laura. Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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Comedy | Drama | Family





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28 September 1990 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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First episode to feature Cherie Johnson as Maxine. See more »


In the close-up of Harriet saying, "You're doing fine" to Carl, part of his shoulder is visible, indicating they are sitting close together. In all other shots of the scene they are sitting about a foot apart. See more »


Laura Lee Winslow: [after Steve gives her a ring] This is real! Where did you get the money for this?
Steven 'Steve' Quincy Urkel: From my stay away fund- every year all my relatives send me money and hope that I won't visit them.
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Marriage 101 (#2.3)
7 November 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Oh my, little Steve breaks my heart in this episode! Especially with his speech to Laura on how he doesn't deserve her, but this is the happiest time of his life because it is the closest he will ever get to marry her, just so sad and adorable. Poor little boy...

Laura wasn't so bad either. I actually found the whole idea of her "married" to Steve Urkel to be very funny. And her passing out when she finds it out was awesome.

The story on how a woman needs her man to be romantic was kind of annoying. Hey, if it is a bachelor party, the wife should understand that the dinner happens the next day. Plus romanticism is sooooo old fashioned. This why I was also torn on the ending. On one hand it is sweet that Laura gave Steve an A+, because he is a sweet little boy and was trying. On the other hand he was annoying, so how does he deserve the best grade? Is this the right message for girls? Is this really what a woman should agree to live with: an annoying guy who doesn't seem to even get what the woman wants just because he is trying? Hey if you try and you fail you should not go over a B-.

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