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Family Matters

Series Summary
Policeman Carl Winslow has enough to deal with on the job. But when he gets home, he still has to handle kids, his wife, Harriette (whose character was first introduced on the sitcom "Perfect Strangers"), his mom, a sister-in-law and Urkel, the nerd next door who doesn't understand that he doesn't actually live with the Winslows.

Air Dates: 1989 - 1998

Genres: Sitcom

Network: CBS

  • Season 8, Ep. 4 : Movin' On Oct 4, 1996

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    Steve finds popularity among the technologically inclined at BIT; Laura makes a break and moves in with Myra.

  • Season 8, Ep. 3 : Paris Vacation Sep 27, 1996

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    Carl's (Reginald VelJohnson) attempt to rescue Steve (Jaleel White) from the clutches of his kidnapper leads to a mad dash around Paris.

  • Season 8, Ep. 2 : Paris Vacation Sep 20, 1996

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    Steve transports himself, his clone and the Winslows to Paris, where romance blossoms for Laura, and Steve is held captive by a beautiful scientist.

  • Season 8, Ep. 1 : Paris Vacation Sep 20, 1996

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    Steve transports himself, his clone and the Winslows to Paris, where romance blossoms for Laura, and Steve is held captive by a beautiful scientist.

  • Season 7, Ep. 24 : Send in the Clone May 17, 1996

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    Steve gets a big surprise when he accidentally clones himself. (China Forbes' video "Ordinary Girl" premieres at show's end.)

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • Family Matters offers a picture of black family life that takes its middle-class ordinariness for granted, which is unusual for TV. Even more unusual, it's a show you can watch with your whole family, and chances are, everyone will get a few good laughs out of it. show more

  • One of the most forgettable [newcomers].[22 Sept 1989, p.C28] show more

  • Family Matters has assembled one of the most broadly appealing casts seen in recent years. Reginald VelJohnson, who played the sympathetic cop in the movie "Die Hard," is almost irresistible as a character. And yet the show's concept is so familiar that Family Matters will have to struggle to be fresh, to avoid going over old ground, to give its characters texture and definition. The potential for some excellent comedy is certainly here. [18 Sept 1989, p.1D] show more

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