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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The show is one of the longest-running U.S. sitcoms with a predominately African-American cast. See more »

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In Fast Eddie Winslow, the Winslows' address is 263 Pinehurst which later changes to 263 Elm in Cheers Looking at You, Kid. See more »

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[Waldo is being cross-examined in court]
Steve Urkel: State your name.
Waldo: Illinois.
Steve Urkel: No... state your name... not name your state.
Waldo: Oh, Waldo Faldo... from Illinois.
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As Days Go By
Written by Jesse Frederick and Bennett Salvay
Performed by Jesse Frederick
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Like it or not, Urkel is king
21 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

The character Urkel gets a lot of trash thrown his way, but look at what the actor himself did: He stole a sitcom. It doesn't happen often. Now I'm not certain when he was first introduced on the show, but I believe it was during the first season. He was the "wacky neighbor" with a crush on Laura -- nothing more. Within two seasons, the show was his. He owned it. Huge plot lines revolved around him; he got as much if not more screen time and dialogue as anyone else, and in many cases, more than the entire cast. Some may not like him, but he stole the show out from under the original cast through pure energy and originality. He developed a dead-pan 'look' that rivaled Johnny Carson's and one-upped Mr. Roper's. His physical comedy was outrageous, sometimes slightly ridiculous, but ideally suited to a basic family sitcom. Anyone of-age who has watched some TV in their time knows who Urkel was -- because he was dominant. Like him or not, Urkel is a unique, unforgettable character in TV history, and for that massive achievement, he deserves credit.


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