Family Matters (1989–1998)
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Don't Make Me Over 

When Myrtle decides to get a makeover to steal Eddie away from Greta one last time. She immediately realizes that he's not exactly her type and renounces her love for him.


Joel Zwick


Thomas L. Miller (developed by), Robert L. Boyett (developed by) | 4 more credits »


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Episode credited cast:
Reginald VelJohnson ... Carl Winslow
Judyann Elder ... Harriette Winslow
Darius McCrary ... Eddie Winslow
Kellie Shanygne Williams ... Laura Winslow
Jaleel White ... Steve Urkel / Myrtle Urkel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cherie Johnson ... Maxine Johnson
Tasha Taylor ... Ariana


Myrtle Urkel desperately tries one last time to steal Eddie away from his girlfriend, Greta, by getting a makeover with Laura and Maxine's help. Although the makeover is a complete success and he is impressed by her new, urban look. Myrtle quickly realizes that he's not the one for her. She knows that there are other men out there in this world that will love her and to be there for her. She immediately renounces her love for him and leaves his house. Eddie desperately tries to get her to stick around by telling her that his life would be boring without her mixing it up. His pleas ends up being on deaf ears as Myrtle tells him that he can be with Greta all he wants and that she no longer gives a damn about him. She leaves his house and it depresses him now that she's out of his life. Written by Anonymous

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Cherie Johnson's final appearance on the show. See more »


Eddie: [after he has heard her quickly renouncing her love for him] Myrtle, what's my life going to be like without you in it?
Myrtle Urkel: Frankly my dear, I just don't give a damn.
[Myrtle leaves and Eddie is depressed]
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Crazy Credits

End credits show clips from Myrtle's appearances on the show over the years, to the tune of Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman." See more »

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Myrtle's swan song
8 June 2020 | by gcanfield-29727See all my reviews

I didn't find the Cousin Myrtle thing very interesting. Knowing that it was Jaleel playing the part (and making moves on Eddie) gave the whole thing a creepy feel. I did like the scene in the mall, with Laura and Maxine helping Myrtle get a new look. Laura and Maxine look ultra-sexy, perhaps underscoring that Myrtle never could. It also looked like Maxine might have gone without a certain support garment. Cherie Johnson pushing the envelope a little! Wow!

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26 June 1998 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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