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Family Matters (1989-1998)



Family Matters

(1989-1998)

30 minutes

Comedy / Sitcom

Created by William Bickley and Michael Warren

Cast: Reginald Vel Johnson, Jo Marie Payton, Rosetta LeNoire, Darius McCrary, Kellie Shanygne Williams, Jaleel White, Jaimee Foxworth, Joseph Julius Wright, Telma Hopkins, Bryton McClure, Shawn Harrison, Michelle Thomas, Orlando Brown and Judyann Elder 


This American sitcom was based around a middle class African American family, the Winslows, who resided in Chicago.  The show ran for a total of nine seasons and 215 episodes beginning on September 22, 1989 on ABC and then in 1997 it switched to air on CBS till July 17, 1998.  Also appearing in numerous episodes was the nerdy neighbor, Steve Urkel, who became the main reason for the shows increase in popularity.  

The mother character, Harriet was employed as an elevator operator and her husband, Carl worked as a Chicago police sergeant.  Their three children were Eddie, Laura and Judy.  

Most episodes centered around Urkel causing some type of issue or distraction and all the characters becoming annoyed by him.  However, over the years, the middle daughter, Laura begins to develop feelings for Urkel.

In later episodes, Urkel's parents move to Russia and abandon him, however, the Winslow family takes him under their roof to live with them.  

Family Matters Intro

Episoeds:

Season One
 
1.      The Mama Who Came to Dinner 9/22/1989

2.      Two-Income Family 9/29/1989

3.      Short Story 10/6/1989

4.      Rachel's First Date 10/13/1989

5.      Straight A's 10/20/1989

6.      Mr. Badwrench 11/3/1989

7.      Body Damage 11/10/1989

8.      Stake-Out 11/17/1989

9.      False Arrest 11/24/1989

10.     Basketball Blues 12/1/1989

11.     The Quilt 12/8/1989

12.     Laura 's First Date 12/15/1989

13.     Man's Best Friend 1/5/1990

14.     Baker's Dozens 1/12/1990

15.     The Big Reunion 1/19/1990

16.     The Party 2/2/1990

17.     The Big Fix 2/9/1990

18.     Sitting Pretty 2/16/1990

19.     In a Jam 2/23/1990

20.     The Candidate 3/16/1990

21.     Bowl Me Over 4/6/1990

22.     Rock Video 4/27/1990 

Season Two
 
23.     Rachel's Place 9/21/1990

24.     Torn Between Two Lovers 9/21/1990

25.     Marriage 101 9/28/1990

26.     Flashpants 10/5/1990

27.     The Crash Course 10/12/1990
 
28.     Boxcar Blues 10/19/1990

29.     Dog Day Halloween 10/26/1990

30.     Cousin Urkel 11/2/1990

31.     Dedicated to the One I Love 11/9/1990

32.     The Science Project 11/16/1990

33.     Requiem for an Urkel 11/23/1990

34.     Fast Eddie Winslow 11/30/1990

35.     Have Yourself a Very Winslow Christmas 12/21/1990

36.     Ice Station Winslow 1/4/1991

37.     Son 1/11/1991

38.     Do the Right Thing 1/18/1991

39.     High Hopes 2/1/1991

40.     Life of the Party 2/8/1991

41.     Busted 2/15/1991

42.     Fight the Good Fight 2/22/1991

43.     Taking Credit 3/15/1991

44.     Finding the Words 3/22/1991

45.     Skip to My Lieu 4/1/1991

46.     The Good the Bad and the Urkel 4/25/1991

47.     I Should Have Done Something 4/26/1991


Season Three
 
48.     Boom! 9/20/1991

49.     Brain Over Brawn 9/27/1991

50.     The Show Must Go On 10/4/1991

51.     Words Hurt 10/11/1991

52.     Daddy's Little Girl 10/19/1991

53.     Citizen's Court 10/25/1991

54.     Robo-Nerd 11/1/1991

55.     Making the Team 11/8/1991

56.     Born to be Mild 11/15/1991

57.     The Love God 11/22/1991

58.     Old and Alone 11/29/1991

59.     A Pair of Ladies 12/6/1991

60.     Choir Trouble 12/20/1991

61.     A Test of Friendship 1/10/1992

62.     Jailhouse Blues 1/17/1992

63.     Brown Bombshell 1/31/1992

64.     Food, Lies and Videotape 2/7/1992

65.     My Broken-Hearted Valentine 2/14/1992

66.     Woman of the People 2/21/1992

67.     Love and Kisses 2/28/1992

68.     Stop, in the Name of Love 3/13/1992

69.     The Urkel Who Came to Dinner 4/3/1992

70.     Robo-Nerd 4/24/1992

71.     Dudes 5/1/1992

72.     Farewell, My Laura 5/8/1992

Season Four
 
73.     Surely You Joust 9/18/1992

74.     Hot Wheels 9/25/1992

75.     Dance to the Music 10/2/1992

76.     Driving Carl Crazy 10/9/1992

77.     Rumor Has It 10/16/1992

78.     Number One with a Bullet 10/23/1992

79.     Whose Kid Is it Anyway? 10/30/1992

80.     An Officer and a Waldo 11/6/1992

81.     Just One Date 11/13/1992

82.     The Oddest Couple 11/20/1992

83.     It's a Mad, Mad, Madhouse 11/27/1992

84.     It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Urkel 12/11/1992

85.     Muskrat Love 1/8/1993

86.     The Way the Ball Bounces 1/22/1993

87.     A Thought in the Dark 1/29/1993

88.     Tender Kisses 2/5/1993

89.     Heart Strings 2/12/1993

90.     Higher Anxiety 2/19/1993

91.     Mama's Wedding 2/26/1993

92.     Pulling Teeth 3/19/1993

93.     Walk on the Wild Side 3/26/1993

94.     Hot Stuff 4/30/1993

95.     Stormy Weather 5/7/1993

96.     Buds 'n' Buns 5/14/1993

Season Five
 
97.     Hell Toupee 9/24/1993

98.     It Didn't Happen One Night 10/1/1993

99.     Saved by the Urkel 10/8/1993

100.    A Matter of Principle 10/15/1993

101.    Money Out the Window 10/22/1993

102.    Best Friends 10/29/1993

103.    Grandmama 11/5/1993

104.    Dr. Urkel and Mr. Cool 11/12/1993

105.    Car Wars 11/19/1993

106.    All the Wrong Moves 11/26/1993

107.    Christmas is Where the Heart Is 12/10/1993

108.    Scenes from a Mall 12/17/1993

109.    Rock Enroll 1/7/1994

110.    Like a Virgin 1/14/1994

111.    Good Cop, Bad Cop 1/21/1994

112.    Presumed Urkel 2/4/1994

113.    Father of the Bride 2/11/1994

114.    Psycho Twins 2/18/1994

115.    That's What Friends Are For 3/4/1994

116.    Opposites Attract 3/18/1994

117.    A-Camping We Will Go 4/1/1994

118.    Nunsense 4/29/1994

119.    Aunt Oona 5/6/1994

120.    Stefan Returns 5/20/1994

Season Six
 
121.    To Be or Not to Be (1) 9/23/1994

122.    To Be or Not to Be (2) 9/30/1994

123.    Till Death Do Us Apartment 10/7/1994

124.    The Looney Bin 10/14/1994

125.    Beta Chi Guy 10/21/1994

126.    Dark and Stormy Night 10/28/1994

127.    Par For the Course 11/4/1994

128.    Sink or Swim 11/11/1994

129.    Paradise Bluff 11/18/1994

130.    Flying Blind 11/25/1994

131.    Miracle on Elm Street 12/16/1994

132.    Midterm Crisis 1/6/1995

133.    An Unlikely Match 1/20/1995

134.    The Substitute Son 2/3/1995

135.    The Gun 2/10/1995

136.    Wedding Bell Blues 2/17/1995

137.    Ain't Nothin' But an Urkel 2/24/1995

138.    My Uncle Hero 3/3/1995

139.    My Bodyguard 3/17/1995

140.    Cheers Looking at You, Kid 3/24/1995

141.    What's Up Doc? 3/31/1995

142.    We're Going to Disney World (1) 4/28/1995

143.    We're Going to Disney World (2) 5/5/1995

144.    They Shoot Urkels, Don't They? 5/12/1995

145.    Home Sweet Home 5/19/1995

Season Seven
 
146.    Little Big Guy 9/22/1995

147.    The Naked and the Nerdy 9/29/1995

148.    Bugged 10/13/1995

149.    Teacher's Pet 10/20/1995

150.    Walking My Baby Back Home 10/27/1995

151.    She's Back 11/3/1995

152.    Hot Rods to Heck 11/10/1995

153.    Talk's Cheap 11/17/1995

154.    Struck By Lightning 11/24/1995

155.    Best Years of Our Lives 12/8/1995

156.    Fa La La La Laagghh! 12/15/1995

157.    Friendship Cycles 1/5/1996

158.    South of the Border 1/12/1996

159.    Life in the Fast Lane 1/26/1996

160.    Random Acts of Science 2/2/1996

161.    Tips For a Better Life 2/9/1996

162.    Swine Lake 2/16/1996

163.    My Big Brother 2/23/1996

164.    Eau de love 3/8/1996

165.    Twinkle Toes Faldo 3/15/1996

166.    Scammed 3/29/1996

167.    Dream Date 4/26/1996

168.    A Ham is Born 5/10/1996

169.    Send in the Clone 5/17/1996

Season Eight
 
170.    Paris Vacation (1) 9/20/1996

171.    Paris Vacation (2) 9/20/1996

172.    Paris Vacation (3) 9/27/1996

173.    Movin' On 10/4/1996

174.    3J in the House 10/11/1996

175.    Getting Buff 10/18/1996

176.    Stevil 10/25/1996

177.    Karate Kids 11/1/1996

178.    Home Again 11/8/1996

179.    Nightmare at Urkel Oaks 11/15/1996

180.    Chick-a-Boom 11/22/1996

181.    The Jury 12/6/1996

182.    It Came upon a Midnight Clear 12/13/1996

183.    Revenge of the Nerd 1/3/1997

184.    Love Triangles 1/17/1997

185.    Father Time 1/31/1997

186.    Beauty and the Beast 2/7/1997

187.    Le Jour d'amour 2/14/1997

188.    What Do You Know? 2/28/1997

189.    Odd Man In 3/14/1997

190.    Flirting with Disaster 3/28/1997

191.    Pound Foolish 4/25/1997

192.    The Brother Who Came to Dinner 5/2/1997

193.    A Pirate's Life for Me 5/9/1997

Season Nine
 
194.    Out With the Old 9/19/1997

195.    They Shoot Ducks, Don't They? 9/26/1997

196.    Dumb Belle of the Ball 10/3/1997

197.    Drinking and Jiving 10/10/1997

198.    Who's Afraid of the Big Black Book? 10/17/1997

199.    A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read 10/24/1997

200.    Stevil II: This Time He's Not Alone 10/31/1997

201.    Trading Places 11/7/1997

202.    A Pain in Harassment 11/28/1997

203.    Original Gangsta Dawg 12/5/1997

204.    Deck the Malls 12/19/1997

205.    Grill of My Dreams 1/9/1998

206.    Breaking Up Is Hard to Do 1/16/1998

207.    Crazy for You (1) 1/23/1998

208.    Crazier for You (2) 1/30/1998

209.    Whose Man Is It Anyway? 1/5/1998

210.    Polkapalooza 6/12/1998

211.    Throw Urkel From the Train 6/18/1998

212.    Don't Make Me Over 6/26/1998

213.    Pop Goes the Question 7/3/1998

214.    Lost in Space (1) 7/10/1998

215.    Lost in Space (2) 7/17/1998




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