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 - Present

Genres: Sitcom

Network: CBS

  • Season 9, Ep. 22 : Lost in SpaceJul 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, Ep. 21 : Lost in SpaceJul 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, Ep. 20 : Pop Goes the QuestionJul 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, Ep. 19 : Don't Make Me OverJun 26, 1998

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

  • Season 9, Ep. 18 : Throw Steve From the TrainJun 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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