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Air Date: September 22nd, 1989

Network: CBS

Series Summary
The misadventures of a middle-class black family in suburban Chicago.

Rating: TVG

Genres: Sitcom


  • Season 9 - Episode 22 : Lost in Space Jul 17, 1998

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    Urkel (Jaleel White) fixes his spacecraft from the outside in order to return to Earth and see Laura (Kellie Williams) again. With Reginald VelJohnson.

  • Season 9 - Episode 21 : Lost in Space Jul 10, 1998

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    Urkel and Laura postpone their wedding when he is launched into space in order to test his latest gadget.

  • Season 9 - Episode 20 : Pop Goes the Question Jul 3, 1998

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    Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams) faces a dilemma when both Urkel and Stefan ask for her hand in marriage. With Jaleel White.

  • Season 9 - Episode 19 : Don't Make Me Over Jun 26, 1998

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    After a cosmetic makeover, Myrtle decides she likes her old self better.

  • Season 9 - Episode 18 : Throw Steve From the Train Jun 19, 1998

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    Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) spends a weekend with Urkel (Jaleel White) after his nerdy neighbor unwittingly joins him on a business trip. Guest star: Kristoff St. John.

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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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