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Family Matters

The Winslow family deal with various misadventures, many of them caused by their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.

Duration: 30 min

Quality: HD

Release: 1989

IMDb: 6.5

Season 1 - Family Matters
"Mother Winslow moves in and immediately begins to usurp Carl's authority. Eddie wants to go out with his friends, but he has a strict curfew that complicates things with Carl."
"Hariette loses her job to automation, forcing the family into austerity measures while Carl stews over the family debts."
"Rachel writes a short story with characters that seem all too familiar; Carl becomes obsessed with the family's out of proportion water bill."
"The Winslows finally get to be alone together when Rachel accepts a date with a man from the church choir."
"Eddie comes home with straight A's on his report card and the whole family is proud of him. Rodney comes over and tells him that he changed the grades on the report cards on the school computer. Eddie doesn't want to tell the truth because he fears that he will hurt Carl's feelings."
"Carl's efforts to get Eddie psyched for a pro basketball career is enhanced by a visit from basketball star Bolton."
"Rachel takes an unauthorized spin in the classic automobile that Carl plans to drive in the Columbus Day Parade."
"Self-proclaimed handyman Carl decides to install a shower in Mother Winslow's quarters while she's out of town."
"After Carl is on an all-night stakeout with his attractive new partner, Harriette finds a room key to Louie's Love Grotto in his pocket."
"The Winslows are aghast to discover that their TV idol has been arrested for assaulting a police officer - Officer Carl Winslow."
"Laura sells a quilt Grandmother Winslow considered an heirloom."
"Laura wants to go to an upcoming dance with a good-looking boy. Carl and Eddie try to find Laura a date. Carl asks Steve Urkel to take Laura to the dance, while Eddie asks one of his friends to take her out. When Laura finds out what happened, she is humiliated."
"Carl has a rule he intends to enforce not pets in the house until he meets a big, playful puppy who follows the kids home from school."
"Thanks to Rachel's brainstorm, Carl could become the \"\"king of tarts\"\" if he shares his secret recipe for lemon tarts, which were a big hit at a local restaurant."
"Carl decides to lose weight before going to his high-school reunion."
"A \"\"No Guests\"\" rule spells no fun for Eddie, who's left in charge of the house while the adults are away for the weekend."
"Eddie persuades Laura to date a guy he's indebted to."
"Laura's babysitting service floods the house with children at a bad time on the night Carl has invited his captain over."
"Eddie wants to do the right thing when faced with protecting Steve from a bully who threatens to beat him up, which could get Eddie creamed as well."
"Eddie places image over integrity in his class president bid when image-maker Laura offers a thousand points of light to illuminate his campaign."
"The men vie with the women in a bowling match and Carl's philosophy about accepting defeat gracefully ends up in the gutter when Hariette aces him out."
"When Eddie's big ego threatens to disband his group during the making of a rock video for a contest, the rest of the Winslows offer some ideas."
Season 2 - Family Matters
"Feeling like a freeloader, Rachel decides to look for a career beyond writing and opens up a diner after Steve accidentally burns down Leroy's."
"Steve develops a crush on Rachel and believes it is reciprocated when she invites him to a candlelight dinner at her restaurant, while Rachel is actually dating her bank's loan officer."
"For a class project, Laura is \"\"married\"\" to Steve for a day. Meanwhile, one of Carl's sergeants casts his eye on Rachel."
"A braggart with a badge transfers to Carl's divisions just in time for the precinct's annual dance contest, which Carl and Harriette aim to win by dancing circles around their fierce rival."
"Eddie crashes the car through the front of the house while trying to impress his girlfriend."
"Carl gets trapped inside a railroad boxcar with Steve and a cargo of cattle."
"Steve and Laura are held hostage during a Halloween bank robbery."
"Steve's cousin from Biloxi sets out to sweep Eddie off his feet."
"Harriette points out the obvious when seductive neighbor Loretta sets her sights on Carl; and Laura may soon regret steering Steve to a shy young girl when she finds herself jealous of his attentions."
"Everyone vies to be partners with budding scientist Steve, who teams up with Laura for a science project - an A-bomb."
"Steve charges like a raging bull to the boxing ring when a bully threatens to pummel any guy who asks Laura out."
"Eddie is cornered by a tough pool hustler."
"Alone and fending for himself during the holidays, Steve shatters Laura's old fashioned Christmas ornament along with holiday visiting privileges at the Winslows'. Meanwhile, Carl does battle with other shoppers as he searches for a scarce teddy bear for Richie."
"When Carl, Eddie and Steve go ice fishing at Lake Wannamuck, Carl has a potentially critical accident; and at home, Judy dislikes the fuss made over Richie."
"After an escalating spat with his father, grounded Eddie escapes from the house to keep a date, and Harriette must mediate a father-son feud when Carl gets tired of Eddie's attitude and Eddie threatens to move out."
"Carl finds a diamond bracelet and wrestles with doing the right thing, as does Steve, who holds in his hands the academic fate of his romantic rival Todd, who needs Steve's tutoring skills."
"In a hot-air balloon, Carl tries to overcome his fear of heights. Harriette and Rachel clash over a car won in a contest."
"At a rooftop party, some kids spike Steve's punch; and Rachel must talk him down from the ledge."
"When Eddie cracks up the family car, Steve suggests raising repair money at an illegal gambling hangout."
"Laura is inspired to make a difference by encouraging support for a black-history class, but her efforts fan the flames of racism at school."
"Rachel and the kids recall how Eddie took credit for a story written by Steve, and how Carl shared his glory with Lt. Murtagh."
"A charming, mysterious figure, claiming to be a family friend from the past, comes to visit - and turns out to be Harriet and Rachel's long-lost father."
"Carl senses a promotion if he can help Lt. Murtagh get a date with Rachel."
"In a dream, Carl and Steve duel over a compost heap as Old West characters Carl and Two-Gun Urkel - the most annoying gunslinger in the West."
"Steve schemes to take the reluctant Laura to a hot-ticket concert; Carl takes out his frustrations on the family, unable to shake the memory of a shooting he feels he could have prevented in the aftermath of a hostage case."
Season 3 - Family Matters
"Urkel rescues an orangutan from laboratory experiments. Carl steps on a treadmill booby trapped with a bomb."
"Urkel's future hangs in the balance during a rope-climbing contest pitting brains against brawn to win Laura's affections."
"In the school play, Romeo Steve looks forward to kissing Juliet Laura when the original Romeo lands in the hospital with appendicitis."
"Sleepwalking Urkel undergoes hypnosis to uncover the cause of his anger: he thinks Carl hates his nerdy guts."
"Laura's behavior suddenly changes when she meets Carl's younger new partner and surf's up for Steve."
"Urkel is so bugged when Carl squashes his pet beetle that he takes him to court - TV's Citizen's Court - to settle the matter."
"Steve creates the Urkelbot, a mechanical Urkel that is all too much like its creator."
"When Laura gets snubbed by fellow cheerleaders, she seeks advice from Urkel, who tries out for the basketball team and ends up as equipment manager."
"A street gang causes trouble for the Winslows, and things become personal when they vandalize Rachel's Place and attack Eddie. Carl wants to take matters into his own hands, but Urkel decides to infiltrate the gang and tricking them into confessing."
"Steve thwarts Eddie's potential romance, while Carl is undercover in drag."
"Laura may be sorry for banishing Urkel from her life: in her dreams, she's a 90-year-old spinster whose only visitor is a now-married Urkel."
"Rachel reluctantly hires a loudmouthed, pushy Harriette to help at the restaurant; and Urkel bets the ranch on Carl's cutthroat poker game at home with the guys."
"Steve joins the Winslows at church with faith that he'll get into the choir, but he's kicked out by new choir director Rachel, whose position has gone to her head."
"The Winslows are ripped off when Carl dozes off; Urkel takes the heat after helping Eddie cheat on a chemistry test."
"Visiting cousin Clarence is a slick dude ready for some action in the Winslow 'hood and a bad influence on a vulnerable Eddie, who winds up being arrested together with Steve."
"Mother Winslow regales Eddie's classmates with tales of her late fighter-pilot husband and of World War II's Tuskegee Airmen."
"Urkel enrolls in a home economics class with Laura, thinking it'll be a piece of cake, but he soon learns he less than an A-student."
"Lonely and depressed after breaking up with Ted, Laura grants Urkel a few bittersweet hours of bliss as her valentine; Gwendolyn charms Richie with \"\"yucky goo-goo stuff\"\"; and Harriette and Carl search for admirable qualities in each other."
"When squeaky-clean Laura enters the race for student-council president, snooty rival Cassie Lynn vows to gather dirt on her. Meanwhile, neighbors elect Harriet Neighborhood Watch leader and Carl is down in the dumps about it."
"Hoping to win Laura, Urkel strikes a deal with R&B singer Johnny Gill: his treasured baseball card in exchange for serenading her; Carl and Harriette discover that their honeymoon love nest is of the outdoor type."
"Laura's encouraging words cast a love spell on Waldo; Carl and Lt. Murtagh trade insults in a food fight over Mother Winslow's bad driving."
"Urkel's stay at the Winslows brings chaos when he swallows a fish that Carl was \"\"fish-sitting,\"\" urges Richie to fight a preschool bully and drives away Laura's study mate."
"It's hasta la vista to the criminal element and hello Urkelbot after Urkel revives his robot for law-enforcement use in solving a rash of convenience store robberies on Carl's beat; meanwhile new shampoo changes the women."
"Laura sees red when Urkel, Eddie and Waldo appear on Dudes, a TV dating show that Laura claims is sexist; Carl's birthday gets little attention from his family."
"Urkel plays bumbling, hard-boiled gumshoe Johnny Danger in a 1940s film noir spoof with Laura as a sultry client who needs protection for her aunt Rachel singer and supper-club owner marked for murder."
Season 4 - Family Matters
"Feuding neighbours \"\"Hurricane\"\" Urkel and \"\"Bonecrusher\"\" Carl take a not-so-neighborly, macho grudge match to TV's American Gladiators."
"Home-coming Queen Laura gets the royal treatment from Urkel, who gets popular jock Ted to ask her to the dance; Carl meets Harriette's new piano teacher.."
"Carl hopes to practice stress management by keeping his cool, but he nearly blows a gasket teaching Urkel to drive."
"As rumors begin to fly that Ted has \"\"scored\"\" with Laura, Urkel must warn her that the guy she's dating means to boost his rep by ruining hers."
"Carl and Urkel are hospital roommates and Urkel, as usual, is a pain -until he gets the opportunity to save Carl's hide."
"Richie is upset when Eddie's hot Halloween date conflicts with his promise to take his little brother trick or treating."
"Eddie's insult sends Waldo off to join the Army; Harriette and Carl set us a sting to catch a shady repairman."
"Urkel resorts to despearate measures to win a date with Laura \u00e2\u20ac\u201c camping out on the Winslows' roof, even though a big blizzard is fast approaching Chicago. Meanwhile, Richie meets new next door neighbor Gwendolyn."
"Eddie's sloppy habits and Steve's scientific experiments don't make for domestic bliss when the two become roommates."
"Laura's guardian angel shows Urkel what it's like to be Laura."
"Eddie breaks a date with a smart and witty girl his friends disapprove of, while Laura regrets encouraging Maxine to date Ted; Carl gives Harriette fitness gear."
"Carl buys a hot rod for Eddie, hoping it will be the road to a father-son bonding session; and Urkel strengthens his bond with Laura using a new wonder glue he invented."
"A college woos athlete Eddie, who has only fame and fortune in mind after accepting a scholarship; meanwhile, Laura forgoes sleep to study for a Harvard entrance exam."
"Laura and Ted momentarily derail Urkel's efforts to win Laura by fixing him up with Ted's brainy cousin Myra for a double date to a concert."
"Eddie gets more than he bargained for when he and his pals sneak into R&B singer Tracie Spencer's hotel room in search of tickets to her concert; and Carl is in for a big surprise when he discovers Harriette's diary."
"Laura becomes Steve's valentine; Steve arranges a date for Richie with Gwendolyn."
"Eddie tries to cover for his poor record in school by claiming he has family problems at home - so his teacher arrives to evaluate his dysfunctional family environment."
"At a party, Urkel, Eddie and Waldo get trapped on a fire escape. A heartbroken Eddie mourns his split with two-timing Oneisha, while Carl gives the cold shoulder to his mother's beau Fletcher, who has big plans for her future."
"Thanks to Eddie, Mother Winslow's \"\"simple family wedding\"\" brings more than the family bargained for 150 extra guests."
"Waldo dates Laura's friend; Richie tries to get rid of a baby tooth."
"Laura has never been thought of as a wild and crazy gal. Rather, a white-bread, cut from her family's cloth Miss Goody Two-Shoes. So, giving into peer pressure and armed with fake ID's, Laura and her friends Maxine and K.C. go to Club Buff, a male strip club with a female clientile. Urkel gets wind of this and is sworn to secrecy ... until he finds out that Estelle, Harriet and Rachel are planning a night out - at the very same Club Buff. Urkel dashes down to the club to warn Laura and her friends. But the club owner mistakes him for one of the scheduled performers and herds him on-stage. Urkel actually improvises part of an act, before he makes an impassioned speech and then warns Laura that right across the room sit her mother, aunt and grandmother. An embarassed Harriet takes an even more embarassed Laura home."
"Myra enlists Laura's help in snaring \"\"hot stuff\"\" Urkel; and Eddie asks Carl a lot of questions after buying a hot car stereo."
"Urkel's nerdiness gets under the skin of Laura's arrogant prom date (Ross Leon), who's itching to order Laura to write off Urkel as a friend."
"As a part-timer at the Mighty Weenie fast food joint, Carl doesn't relish answering to the top dog - Eddie; Urkel takes Laura's advice and commits to Myra."
Season 5 - Family Matters
"Carl shops for a toupee, hoping to turn Harriette's head. Meanwhile love struck Myra accuses Laura of trying to take Urkel away from her and the two get into a food fight."
"Laura oversleeps and misses her bus to Cincinnati for a cheerleading competition and Steve offers to take her in his Isetta. Laura is not pleasant company and Steve confronts her about it."
"The Winslows find themselves - unbelievably - indebted to Urkel. After he saves Carl's life with CPR the family showers him with gratitude and feels obligated to put up with the nerdy, annoying dweeb."
"Laura and Eddie's romantic tips have obsessive Myra entangled in a web of errors with Urkel when she invades Steve's school; Carl's sage advice leads Harriette to a confrontation with her boss - and a possible layoff."
"A thug named Bones pays Eddie a visit after Waldo and Weasel enlist Eddie in their football-betting venture."
"Harriette tries to fit in with Laura's friends but gets the cold shoulder from Laura. And Waldo's not so hot as Eddie's new hire at Mighty Weenie."
"The NBA's Larry Johnson plays Grandmama (his TV-ad alter ego), who becomes Urkel's new partner in a city basketball competition after Eddie dumps Urkel for star player Kenny."
"A space-age potion turns Urkel into Stefan Urquelle suave, smooth-talking life of the party, but Laura finds she soon misses the old Urkel."
"Laura believes that by donning a moustache and men's clothing she'll be better prepared to haggle with a sexist used-car dealer ; Steve is close to ruining Eddie's love life."
"At the drive-in movie, Laura's new boyfriend (Kevin Mambo) has trouble getting the message that no really means no; and at home, Carl just doesn't get it when his insults drive Harriette to retaliate."
"Urkel and Carl are stranded on a stalled subway with a car full of grouchy shoppers. Urkle teaches everyone, including Carl that Christmas is a state of the heart, and can be celebrated anywhere and with anyone."
"Urkel tells Myra that he needs some space and ends up breaking her heart, while Maxine is ready to break Waldo's neck for acting like a jealous fool."
"Eddie changes his mind about college at a concert fund-raiser after singer Shanice performs a song he wrote; and Urkel has no luck rallying friends to celebrate his birthday, but soon finds that Laura is his biggest cheerleader."
"Eddie becomes the laughingstock of the boys' locker room after Urkel spills the beans that Eddie is still a virgin."
"Carl refuses to accept Eddie's story that he got pulled over for speeding \"\"because he was a black in a white person's neighborhood\"\" ... until the portly cop finds out the ugly truth. Meanwhile, Urkel tells Richie that he has nothing to fear when going to the dentist, but the nerd soon regrets his move when he has cavities of his own that need filling."
"When accident-prone Steve is blamed for a chemistry lab explosion, Laura represents him at a school trial."
"Carl bribes Laura to go bowling with Urkel and dreams that they are married with four kids who look like Urkel."
"Carl and Urkel end up in the ring with the World Wrestling Federation's Bushwhackers after Urkel creates a \"\"snooze juice\"\" that knocks out the wrestling team's original opponents."
"Everyone applauds Eddie on his college scholarship except Waldo, who fears he's losing a friend. Meanwhile, Carl' s fear of failure could keep him from a job promotion; and Urkel tortures Carl into telling him where Myra is by showing him slides of his cheese-tasting trip."
"Urkel develops hiccups after being robbed."
"Urkel tags along on Carl's camping trip in Minnesota and an irritated Carl stubbornly refuses to listen to know- it-all Urkel's words of warning about bears and geysers; Harriette seeks a job."
"Urkel fears that his rejection has sent Myra to join a nunnery, so he enlists Eddie and Waldo to dress in habits and join him in a search for her at the convent."
"Urkel's accident-prone Aunt Oona visits shy, dowdy woman who get a confidence-building makeover from Harriette and then takes her new-found confidence to a karaoke bar, where chaos erupts when she holds a singing contest."
"Laura pleads with Urkel to step back into his transformation chamber and bring back her perfect guy the handsome, cool, caring Stefan Urquelle. Freddy Jackson sings You Are My Lady\"\"."
Season 6 - Family Matters
"Laura doesn't want Stefan to change anything about himself for her, while Urkel - as his nerdy self - is a 10 in Myra's eyes. Meanwhile, hoping to improve his vision, Carl steps into Urkel's transformation chamber."
"After a vengeful Myra tampers with Urkel's transformation chamber, Carl steps into it and steps out as an Urkel-like nerd."
"College man Eddie moves into an apartment with Waldo and promptly plans a hot night with two female guests which inflames Waldo's steady, Maxine."
"Hard times bring distress for the unemployed Harriette and for a homeless and eccentric janitor [ Poston ], who get s trapped in the school bomb shelter with Good Samaritans Urkel and Carl."
"His friendship with Urkel damages Eddie's reputation with a group of ultra cool fraternity brothers."
"On a dark and stormy Halloween night Winslows play Pass the Ghost Story, in which Carl and Harriette are 19th-century vampires licking their chops over the wayfaring Sir Steven (Urkel)."
"Duffer Carl is reluctant to stand up to his cheating boss during a round of golf, but Harriette isn't reluctant to go looking for Laura when she misses her curfew."
"It's no secret that Urkel is deathly afraid of the water and his heart sinks when he learns that he can't graduate from high school unless he can pass a pass a swimming test, so he asks Carl for lessons."
"Urkel's life flashes before him atop Paradise Bluff, where Myra hands him an ultimatum; and Harriette rates her mate and finds Carl needs to spice up his technique - at barbecuing."
"Carl and Urkel must land a plane after their vengeful pilot bails out on a charter flight to Detroit, leaving the m with only their emotional baggage."
"Richie brings home a homeless person on Christmas."
"Carl loses points with Capt. Savage by telling him the truth about the woman he loves; and Eddie and Urkel cook u p a lie about Waldo's midterm baking project, which they devoured."
"Urkel sets an example of forgiveness after getting harassed by a gang of ruffians at school - when he discovers the ringleader has leukemia, he organizes a bone marrow drive; and a police-auction bargain overshadows Carl's good judgment."
"The transformation machine turns Urkel into a karate master who defends Laura's honor at a rough longshoreman's bar; Waldo becomes Carl's substitute son when Eddie starts taking his father for granted."
"Gritty episode in the style of NYPD Blue, where Laura is robbed by female gang members and considers purchasing a gun to ward off future trouble."
"Urkel and Carl risk their lives to save the distraught Mr. Looney from committing suicide when he is jilted on hi s wedding day; meanwhile at home, Laura fumes when her parents are more protective of her than of Eddie."
"Another transformation-chamber mishap turns Urkel into a gyrating Elvis with a hunka hunka lot of explaining to do during a meeting with an MIT recruiter (Kline)."
"Suspicions mount for Myra as Urkel and Laura put their heads together to plan a surprise birthday party for her. Meanwhile across town, Richie hopes to impress his classmates on a field trip to Carl's office at the police station."
"After failing to foil a robbery, Carl is assigned to protect Urkel, who stopped the thief; the boss's daughter comes on to Eddie."
"Carl and Henriette send Laura off unchaperoned to cheerleading championships in Omaha where Laura's handsome partner Gary looks a lot like trouble in Urkel's spying eyes."
"After six years of Urkel-agony, the Winslows finally admit themselves into therapy where we look into the history of the chaotic effects that Steve has had on the Winslows. In the end, Steve begins to realize the damage he has done but Harriet defends his case by explaining the good things Urkel has done for the Winslows that overpowers the bad (including the two times that Steve has saved Carl's life). On the way out, Urkel causes more damage to the therapist's office than he did coming in."
"Steve is a finalist in an Innoventions contest at Walt Disney World. He invites the Winslow family whom all are thrilled about going except for Carl who is too concerned about leaving work behind. Myra is unable to be with her Steve as well. Steve's entry in the contest is none other than his transformation chamber which he will used to transform into Stephan. Much to Laura's excitement he does at the contest but before Stephan is asked to go back into the transformation chamber and change back into Steve (to prove he's not faking it) Laura messes with the machine while no one is looking. When he does go in Stephan believes that there was a malfunction affected by the shipping of his machine. The judges decide to postpone the results of the contest for three more days while Stephan and Laura spend some time together in the happiest place on earth.\n\nMeanwhile to save money, Eddie and Waldo decide to drive down to Disney World but they encounter chaos along the way.\n\nLaura begins to"
"Myra makes a beeline for Walt Disney World, suspecting something is amiss with her \"\"Steviekins\"\". And it's no Mickey Mouse worry: he's proposed marriage to Laura."
"Grandma Winslow and Fletcher's senior citizens home is in need of financial assistance. The Winslows propose holding a dance marathon to raise the money. This becomes the perfect oppurtunity for Carl to proove himself the most endurant over Steve. He is tired about hearing from everyone how Steve almost defeated him in an arm wrestling contest they had despite the fact that Carl did win.\n\nAll For One starts up the dance marathon. Laura is partnered up with Waldo's distant cousin Bob who turns out to be a very short man. Laura is afraid of saying something offensive in front of Bob. But when Laura accindentally does, Bob assures her that it's all right, that he cant help being a short man.\n\nThe dance goes on late into the night by one or two in the morning Harriet and Myra want to give but Carl and Steve refuse. The girls leave Carl and Steve anyway so the competition is between Carl and Steve alone. By 3am Grandma Winslow and Fletcher announce the dance marathon over since they a"
"When his parents move to Russia without telling him, Steve moves in with Eddie and Waldo - but his super termites eat them out of house and home, literally."
Season 7 - Family Matters
"Mischief-maker Urkel and his troublesome transformation chamber move in with the Winslows and he wreaks household havoc by shrinking both himself and Carl in an experiment gone awry."
"Steve and Laura have an accidental encounter in their birthday suits; Hariette unwraps an expensive gift she thinks Carl bought her for her anniversary. While they both get ready to take a shower, Steve and Laura accidentally see each other naked in the bathroom-a traumatic experience for both of them. Meanwhile, Carl's neighbor, Larry Johnson, asks Carl to hold onto an expensive diamond bracelet because Larry's wife is a snoop. But when Harriette finds it, she thinks Carl bought it for her anniversary gift, and he has some explaining to do."
"Steve has a secret crush on Agnes fellow bug collector. Steve meets a gorgeous bug collector, Agnes Pritzker, on the Internet and invites her over to trade insect specimens. Steve fantasizes about kissing her and feels so guilty that he confides in Laura. Laura tells him to confess to his girlfriend, Myra, if it bothers him so much. Steve worries about Myra's reaction, but when he tells her about his thoughts of cheating on her, she says it's okay to fantasize, just not to act on it. Meanwhile, Harriette insists that Carl allow her boss, Nick Neidermeyer (Orbach), to play poker with him and his buddies in their weekly game. Nick wins repeatedly, makes obnoxious jokes and acts rudely. But Carl and the others endure it so Harriette doesn't get in trouble at work. Finally, at the next game, Harriette confronts Nick about his behavior and finds out that he will be transferred to a lower division and has no power over her anymore. Carl and Harriette throw Nick out of the house."
"An English class full of unruly hooligans gives substitute teacher Urkel a pain - along with a creative scheme to get through to his defiant charges. Steve's English teacher, Mr. Donald Ludke, needs to take two days off so he appoints Steve as the substitute teacher. The first day, everyone but Laura and Myra ignores Steve, and two bullies, Kissel and Robbins, play tricks on him. But the second day, Steve uses his transformation machine to become Stefan Urquelle, who humiliates Kissel and takes charge of the class. Then Stefan teaches Robbins a love poem that helps Robbins get a date. Meanwhile, Harriette berates Carl for not helping with the housework. He hires a sexy maid, Tawny, further angering Harriette. The next day, she terminates Tawny and hires a muscular male servant, Geoffrey, to teach Carl a lesson. Carl agrees to help Harriette more often."
"Eddie and his new girlfriend, Greta, dance until late at night to the music of pop stars Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers (themselves) in the Winslows' living room. When Greta returns home past her curfew, her father forbids her to go out with Eddie for a month. Eddie convinces Steve to go to Greta's house and pretend to be her new boyfriend. Once her father lets her go out with Steve, Eddie takes her away for a date. But Eddie gets a flat tire and brings Greta home late again-and this time Steve gets the blame. Meanwhile, Mother Winslow gets called for an audit by the Internal Revenue Service. When Carl accompanies her, she accidentally gets him in trouble too."
"Jaleel White has a dual role as Myrtle, Urkel's visiting cousin from Biloxi - who shows plenty of moxie when she squares off with Greta for Eddie's affections. The Winslows breathe a sigh of relief when Steve goes away to visit his parents in Russia. Unfortunately, Steve's Southern belle cousin, Myrtle Urkel, appears to pursue her true love - Eddie."
"When Laura's emotions go into overdrive for drag racer Curtis, Urkel soups up the Isetta and challenges the daredevil to a race. In an effort to distract Laura from Curtis Williams, a flirtatious high school senior, Steve challenges him to a car race. Steve converts his wimpy little car into a powerful racing machine. Meanwhile, Eddie has annoyed Carl ever since he moved back home. After Eddie's friends keep coming over and making noise, Carl tells Eddie to respect the others in the house."
"Waldo persuades Steve, Myra and Laura to appear on a talk show to discuss romance. Waldo convinces Steve, Myra and Laura to appear on a talk show to discuss unfulfilling romances. Everyone is surprised when Myrtle comes on and talks about her unrequited love for Eddie. Meanwhile, Harriette tries to inspire passion in a reluctant Carl."
"Laura and Myra's friendship turns stormy as they compete for the same sales job at Ferguson's; a rainstorm renders Urkel a \"\"human lightning rod\"\" and he refuses to go outside after being struck by lightning three times. Luckily, he finds out the cause: His \"\"boss sauce\"\" that he uses in his transformation machine contains a huge amount of iron. Meanwhile, Laura and Myra compete for the same sales job at a department store."
"Steve is put in charge of building the school's homecoming parade float. With some difficulty, he gets volunteers to build a beautiful float. Unfortunately, while transporting it to the school, Steve crashes the float and destroys it. Although the volunteers are upset, they realize that the happy memories and friendships developed while building the float will last forever. Meanwhile, Mother Winslow sustains a series of minor injuries in her strenuous hobbies, including karate and square dancing. Carl worries that she should slow down in her old age before she really hurts herself."
"Carl's bah-humbug attitude toward Urkel's rooftop Christmas decorations changes once he learns that winning a decorating contest could bring the Winslows a sackful of holiday cheer. Meanwhile, Harriette is saddened because Laura and Eddie seem to be too busy to participate in family Christmas activities."
"Carl backpedals on his refusal to teach Urkel to ride a bike when it seems that the clumsy kid might wreck his new car. Laura brushes off Maxine's wish to become a hairdresser as foolhardy. Steve really wants to go on a class bicycle trip with Myra, but he doesn't know how to ride a bicycle. When Carl refuses to teach Steve how to ride a bicycle, Steve tries to teach himself. The clumsy Steve almost kills himself until Carl finally feels sorry for him and helps out. Meanwhile, Laura and her best friend, Maxine quarrel over whether Max should go to college or cosmetology school. Also, Carl becomes enamored with his new car."
"Waldo visits the tiny island nation of Porto Santo and accidentally gets arrested for theft. When Carl, Steve and Eddie find out, they fly there and try to get him released. The police chief, Jaime Gutierrez Garcia , who is also the mayor and the governor, offers to release Waldo if Carl pays a huge fine. Carl doesn't have enough money, so he, Eddie and Steve secretly help Waldo escape that night. But Garcia catches them and threatens to jail all four. Luckily, he also explains that Porto Santo dollars are worth a lot less than American dollars and the fine is actually pretty small. Waldo, Carl, Eddie and Steve return home. Meanwhile, Laura is reluctant to go on a date with a boy she has never met whom Harriette recommends. She would rather date the polite pizza delivery boy, David Phillips, who comes to the house on the night of the date. Then Laura finds out that David is the one her mother likes. Harriette wanted Laura to decide for herself whether she likes David, which Laura appre"
"Handyman chores leave Urkel hyped up and hammered out after he inadvertently downs Laura's diet pills, which she' s using for a quick trim down."
"Teamwork and the transformation chamber give Carl and Urkel an advantage in fighting off gang members looking to ransack the police warehouse. After Steve causes havoc with yet another of his inventions, Carl forces him to bring all of his scientific equipment to a police warehouse that night. While they're there, three hoodlums break in, tie Carl and Steve up and start robbing the place. Steve convinces them to let him demonstrate his transformation machine before they steal it, and he transforms Carl and himself into karate experts. A huge fight ensues, and Carl and Steve defeat the criminals. Carl gratefully allows Steve to move his equipment back to the house. Meanwhile, knowing that Harriette will object, Laura gets a nose ring without telling her. Harriette furiously tells her it's not the ring she minds but the fact that Laura did not ask permission. Laura reveals that it's a fake ring and says that she is now asking permission for a real one since it's okay with Harriette. Harr"
"Carl issues an ultimatum concerning Eddie's recent drinking habits; meanwhile at the local cafe, female fans become intoxicated by the jazz styling of the ultra cool Stefan Urquette. Eddie, now a member of a fraternity at college but living at home, starts drinking alcohol excessively. Carl demands that if Eddie comes home drunk again, he must move out. After the next incident, Carl tells Eddie to move in with Waldo. But Waldo surprisingly refuses, saying that Eddie becomes obnoxious when he is drunk. Eddie realizes that his father is right; he shouldn't drink alcohol until he is old enough to be responsible. Carl lets him live at home. To earn money to pay for damaging the Winslow house with one of his inventions, Steve plays jazz piano in a local club - after transforming into the suave Stefan Urquelle. The highlight of his show is when Laura sings a love song with his accompaniment, followed by a passionate kiss."
"At a recital, Eddie and Greta's pas de deux from \"\"Swan Lake\"\" in interrupted by an ungly duckling from down south - Myrtle Urkel. Harriette, feeling dowdy, gives herself a makeover, while Eddie reluctantly enrolls in ballet lessons to improve his basketball skills. When he and his girlfriend, Greta, perform a famous ballet with the class, Myrtle Urkel arrives and takes Greta's place - both on and off the stage. Meanwhile, Harriette becomes depressed when Laura's boyfriend, Curtis, thinks that she is Laura's grandmother. She begins dressing like Tina Turner but finally comes to terms with being comfortable with her age."
"Urkel volunteers as a Big Brother to a touch street kid who's mastered pick pocketing skills but harbors a secret about his reading ability. Through a charity, Steve becomes a mentor for a tough but charming inner-city nine-year-old, 3J. While tutoring him, Steve discovers that, although 3J is smart, he is illiterate. At first, 3J rejects Steve's help, preferring to survive with his natural talents as always. But Steve excites him about the wonderful worlds of imagination one can find in books, and 3J decides to make his life better by learning to read. Meanwhile, Carl finds Harriette's secret savings account book. He is upset that she hid it from him. But later, he regrets arguing with her when she gives him an expensive gift for which she was secretly saving money."
"Urkel's powerful love potion prompts a sudden devotion from Laura; airline nightmares plague Carl and Harriette on their way to Nassau for a second honeymoon. When Steve casts a spell on Laura with a magical love potion, his lifelong quest for her may finally have a happy ending. Meanwhile, Harriette and Carl's plans for a romantic second honeymoon are thwarted."
"Eddie and Urkel don't tap dance around the fact that Waldo is a klutz on the basketball court, so Waldo takes tap dancing lessons to improve his agility. Elsewhere, getting accepted to Harvard means the world to Laura, until she l earns her parents can't pay the tuition."
"Eddie and Waldo fall victim to a scam when they saunter into a bar expecting to meet members of the Chicago Bulls ; Urkel's super glue provides Laura with a super-facial. When Eddie and Waldo go to a bar where they think famous basketball players congregate, they are astounded by the expensive bill. Meanwhile, Myra makes an organic facial treatment to help Laura get rid of a pimple. Unfortunately, Myra mistakes Steve's super glue for milk and uses it in the mixture."
"The school prom brings one disaster after another for Laura. First, her date cancels; then she's parked with a dateless Urkel at the dance. The group \"\"Immature\"\" performs."
"Carl gets a job acting in a movie, but feels guilty about kissing another woman."
"Urkel discovers he's able to isolate and then duplicate complex molecules. In other words, he can \"\"clone stuff\"\" - which means double trouble for the Winslows."
Season 8 - Family Matters
"Steve does it yet again. He creates the UrkPad which allows him, the Winslows, and Stefan to travel to Paris. All goes well when Stefan learns he likes being a model and can actually speak French. Eddie unfortunately has to work during vacation for causing an accident at a restuarant. And Steve makes a new friend in Nicole. Or does he?"
"Turns out Nicole is a spy that is trying to get her hands on how the UrkPad works for her sinister cousin. Urkel is kidnapped and must either make them an UrkPad or die."
"In the final part of the Paris trilogy, Carl comes to the rescue and saves Steve and the Winslows head back home... all except for Stefan."
"Urkel fits in with his new college friends but pines for Laura."
"The Winslows realize their feelings for 3J when he runs away from the group home."
"Eddie learns a revealing lesson when Greta gets a part-time job."
"Ventriloquist Steve's look-alike dummy comes alive on Halloween."
"As a playground supervisor, Steve has a tough time controlling the bullies."
"A New Edition concert helps Stefan and Laura's long-distance relationship."
"Eddie dreams that he is getting married to Myrtle Urkel, of all people, in her Southern plantation."
"Steve invents some musically-activated gunpowder, but Myra mistakes it for pepper when she uses it to prepare a big dinner for Carl's commissioner!"
"Steve and Carl are called in on jury duty, and Steve proves without a shadow of a doubt that the accussed is innocent while everyone else thinks he is guilty."
"Laura finally gives Curtis the old heave-ho now that Stefan is back to stay. Meanwhile, Carl and Steve get lost in the woods looking for a Christmas tree."
"Laura plans to join a sorority and learns Steve is their favorite target."
"Best friends Laura and Maxine are attracted to the same guy."
"Urkel invents a time machine, and he and Carl travel back to the 70s, where Carl takes advantage and changes the future to become a billionaire."
"Myrtle Urkel is back, and this time, she sabotages a beauty pageant so she can win."
"Urkel narrates romantic vignettes featuring the Winslows and friends."
"Eddie's plan misfires when he transforms into Urkel to compete on a game show."
"Harriette fills a spot at Carl's poker table while Steve does work for Eddie at a ballpark."
"Eddie is most definitely flirting with disaster when he tries to date a woman much older than him. Meanwhile, Steve is causing Carl's homeowner insurance to skyrocket."
"Donna Summer reprises her role as Urkel's Aunt Oona from Altoona, who has put on weight but anticipates taking it off in her nephew's new-fangled fat-compression chamber."
"Carl learns his wayward brother Frank is in trouble with the law."
"Steve's time machine sends him and Carl back to a pirate ship."
Season 9 - Family Matters
"Steve undergoes an image makeover in order to take part in a kissing auction hosted by Laura's sorority; Carl feels threatened by Hariette's promotion and raise and decides to moonlight as a parking attendant."
"When Commissioner Geiss and Carl go on a duck-hunting excursion, Urkel shows up at the lake with a camera to \"\"shoot\"\" the ducks. Urkel is shocked and dismayed to discover that Geiss and Carl are actually trying to slaughter innocent feathered fowl. Meanwhile, Kelly \"\"borrows\"\" her mom's diamond earrings for a hot night out at the Sizzle Club and comes home an earring short."
"When Myrtle ends up hospitalized after saving Eddie from being hit by an oncoming car, he promises to take her to the debutante ball. Myrtle is thrilled when her Prince Charming, Eddie Winslow - \"\"the gravy on her biscuits,\"\" escorts her to the Biloxi Debutante Ball. Meanwhile, Laura disappoints Carl when she goes to the Sizzle Club in a skimpy dress after agreeing to change into something less revealing."
"Goody-two-shoes Laura has her first beer---and her second and third---at a fraternity party, where she's later rescued by a gallant Urkel. Meanwhile, Carl and Harriette keep their anniversary plans a secret from each other, but not from Eddie, who finds himself in the middle of their fight. When Urkel arrives at a fraternity party to discover a drunken Laura dancing on tables, he takes her home and she kisses him passionately. The next morning when Urkel proclaims that the kiss \"\"was the kind that changes things forever,\"\" Laura protests that she doesn't remember - but does she? Meanwhile, Carl and Harriette's wedding anniversary turns into a bone of contention when they both make elaborate - but very different - plans."
"Unbeknown to Urkel, Laura has given him Eddie's Little Black Book to use as an invitation list to Eddie's 21st birthday party, and all of ex-girlfriends show up. While Eddie isn't having a happy birthday party surrounded by his exes, Carl is promoted to police captain after proving to Commissioner Geiss that he is the one qualified for the job, which Geiss had initially given to his son."
"Urkel doesn't mind at all when a chemistry experiment allows him to eavesdrop on the thoughts of everyone around him, but being able to hear what people are thinking soon becomes far too overwhelming. Meanwhile, Carol becomes a troop leader for the Junior Woodsmen."
"Stevil, the mischievous ventriloquist dummy, is back to haunt Urkel, but now he's brought along a nightmarish sidekick, Carlsbad. Together Stevil and Carlsbad attempt to take over the souls of Urkel and Carl - wreaking havoc on the whole Winslow household."
"When Laura seems distant and distracted, a jealous Stefan cooks up an elaborate plan to swap places with Urkel - the \"\"man\"\" to whom he suspects Laura is attracted. Laura knows something's up when Stefan (as Urkel) is a miserable tutor and Urkel has a heck of a time filling in for Stefan at a fashion photo shoot. Meanwhile, Eddie decides to follow Carl around on \"\"the beat\"\" with a video camera."
"Steve gets a chance at a $1 million basketball shot. Will he end up rolling dough, or will he get \"\"nothing but net\"\"? Harriette's new boss has a reputation for being tough, but his employees are blindsided by his verbal abuse as well. Meanwhile, Urkel tries to win a million dollars with a basketball half-court shot in L.A."
"Jaleel White dons another persona, that of Urkel's visiting hip-hop cousin, O.G.D. (short for Original Gangsta Dawg), who makes a bad first impression on the Winslows - hitting on Laura, spouting controversial ideas, and influencing 3J in a decidedly negative fashion. Meanwhile, a crooked thug who is owed $4,000 by O.G.D. arrives in town looking to collect on the debt. Singer Missy \"\"Misdemeanor\"\" Elliott has a cameo."
"Steve gets all wrapped up in the Christmas spirit when he takes a job as a gift-wrapper, but the new gig leaves him little time to spend with Myra; Carl plays Santa at the mall and appoints Laura to be his elf; a disappointed Richie learns that his mom won't be with him for the holidays."
"Everyone duck! Urkel begins training to become a master teppanyaki chef at a Japanese steakhouse a part of his journey along the self-improvement highway. Laura surprises Urkel at the restaurant while he's slicing and dicing, and he lives up to the specialty of the house - The Tsunami Supreme. Meanwhile, Commissioner Geiss goes on vacation and leaves his talking pet parrot, Andre, in Carl's care and the bird learns some new words: \"\"Geiss is an idiot.\"\""
"Urkel decides to call it splitsville with Myra, but freaks out when she beats him to the punch. Although he is surprised that Myra broke up with him, Urkel decides that it's all for the best and goes to his true love, Laura. But when Myra turns up at the Winslows claiming that she made a mistake and wants \"\"her man back,\"\" she discovers Urkel and Laura in a passionate kiss. Meanwhile, Eddie quits school and decides to become a police officer - just like his dad."
"In the first half of this special two-part episode, Myra spies on Urkel's every move with her elaborate \"\"Stevie-Glasses-cam\"\". She is shocked to learn of his upcoming Saturday night date with Laura. When she tells Stefan about her rival's pending date with \"\"her Stevie,\"\" Stefan agrees to help rain on their parade. Meanwhile, Carl tries to control Eddie's trigger-happy finger during police training. Judyann Elder takes over the role of Harriette."
"Urkel is shocked to discover that Myra has been spying on him, but he thinks she's really snapped her cap when she starts dressing like Laura. Meanwhile, Harriette discovers that her wedding ring was originally intended for another woman."
"Cousin Myrtle dukes it out in the boxing ring with Greta to win Eddie for her own. Meanwhile, 3J longs to find his birth mother."
"Eddie gets a new apartment but Carl overstays his welcome. Meanwhile, Laura goes to the biggest polka fest with Steve only to find out he has done a lot in the community through polka, and has become more attracted to him."
"Laura's not impressed by Maxine's rich new boyfriend D'Andre."
"Myrtle Urkel tries for the last time to get Eddie. This time, Laura and Maxine give her a complete and total makeover. Myrtle comes out looking terrific, but Eddie still does not like her. So she decides to stop chasing him."
"Armed with flowers and diamond rings, Urkel and Stephan each pop \"\"the big question\"\" to an unsuspecting Laura. Aware that Stephan is Carl's personal favorite and seems to be the logical choice, Laura is torn between the two men. While Urkel decides that stepping aside and moving all the way to Russia is the gentlemanly thing to do, Laura struggles with her dilemma -- choose the man she wants to marry or risk losing him forever."
"The long-running family sitcom that made Urkel a nerd for the ages comes to a close after nine seasons. The two-part series finale sends Urkel into space as a student astronaut. It seems NASA wants to test his prize-winning artificial-gravity invention in space - with him on board. Unfortunately, this means that Urkel will have to postpone his other mission: to marry Laura. Meanwhile, back on terra firma, Harriette conspires to get Eddie reassigned to a precinct desk job out of fear for his safety."
"Urkel has to come to the rescue when a wandering satellite punctures the spacecraft in which he's traveling, preventing him and a team of astronauts from re-entering the Earth's atmosphere. With the two other astronauts on board unconscious, it's up to Urkel to repair the ship -- from the outside. Meanwhile, as Carl tries to help Harriette understand her son's need to be a police officer, Eddie's meter maid duty takes a dangerous turn. Urkel releases the satellite but starts floating away and was really in peril, but was able to use the satellite's thrusters to make it back to the spacecraft and return home to Laura."