The Winslow family deal with various misadventures, many of them caused by their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.
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Series cast summary:
...  Carl Winslow / ... 215 episodes, 1989-1998
...  Laura Winslow 215 episodes, 1989-1998
...  Eddie Winslow 209 episodes, 1989-1998
...  Steve Urkel / ... 208 episodes, 1989-1998
...  Harriette Winslow 200 episodes, 1989-1997
...  Estelle 'Mother' Winslow 158 episodes, 1989-1997
...  Richie Crawford 142 episodes, 1990-1997
...  Waldo Geraldo Faldo / ... 107 episodes, 1990-1996
...  Judy Winslow 96 episodes, 1989-1995
...  Rachel Crawford 94 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 Winslows 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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Musical guests included New Edition, Dave Koz, Shanice Wilson, Tracie Spencer, Freddie Jackson, Missy Elliott, Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, Portrait, All 4 One, Immature, MC Lyte, Donna Summer, and Shai. See more »

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In the Winslows' home, guests would always walk out the front door and then to the left, but in the picture that is shown as the Winslows' home, there is no walkway to the left. There are a few stairs outside that lead up to the front door, but walking to the left after exiting through the front door would only lead into a wall. See more »

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Steve Urkel: Edo, cheating is like wearing your grandmother's underpants. Sure, it may cover your hiney, but if you make a habit of it, you've got a serious problem.
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As Days Go By
Written by Jesse Frederick and Bennett Salvay
Performed by Jesse Frederick
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Good Family Television
22 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

Like it or not, "Family Matters" has placed a positive staple on American Television and has created some unforgettable moments that will be talked about from now until eternity. Part of the reason why "Family Matters" was a good show is not because of the topics that it covered during it's lengthy run on prime-time television but because it also was a perfect contrast to another popular African-American show known as "The Cosby Show." Even though the Cosby's were about a upper class African-American family, family matters was about a regular, average family who had average jobs and average lives.

"Family Matters" debuted at a good time in American Television. During this time, "The Cosby Show" was the king of all television and when that show ultimately ended, "Family Matters" began to pick up where "The Cosby Show" left off: that is presenting a good wholesome show that the whole family can watch.

Another part of the reason why this show was a big success, probably have already been mentioned, was because of Steve Urkel, the nerdy next door neighbor that always drove the Winslows' angry. I will go as far as to say that without the Urkel character, this show wouldn't had been as successful as it was.

In regards, "Family Matters" is a very good show. It's good to catch this show on syndication now so I could remember the good times of television.


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