Family Matters

Family Matters

"Did I Do That?"

Family Matters is a show about the life of the Winslow family. The family includes: Carl, Harriette, Eddie, Laura, Judy, Rachel, and Richie. The show is a spin off of Perfect Strangers. Rachel comes to live with them on the first season; as does Estelle Winslow. By the second season, Steve Urkel comes to the set. Everyone knows how much of a crush he has on Laura Winslow. She does not love him back, but he tries throughout the years. Judy mysteriously leaves a few seasons later. Rachel leaves as well. They are never mentioned again, though Rachel does come for a few episodes in later seasons.

Afterward, Waldo Faldo comes on to the set. He is Eddie's empty-headed friend who occasionally says smart things. He went on dates with Laura's friend Maxine, but eventually leaves by the final season. When Laura goes on dates with another guy named Ted, they have Myra Monkhouse come to the set. Steve goes on dates with Myra while ignoring Laura for several episodes. Eddie gets all the girls, but even he receives a crush from an Urkel: Myrtle May Urkel.

When Steve tries to woo Laura, he uses his transformation chamber to change into a guy named Stefan Urquelle. Laura loves him, though she does miss the old Steve in several

Around two-thirds through the series, Steve moves in with the Winslows when his parents move away. Another character comes in by the name of 3J, a tough boy who hangs out with Richie. He becomes a part of the Winslow family.

Near the end, Steve and Laura fall in love; Steve breaks up with Myra. Laura has to make a tough decision between Steve and Stefan when they both propose to her.

Unfortunately, the show ends with an engagement. There is no wedding to show for it.

Episode Info

Final: 9x22 -- Lost in Space (2) (Jul/17/1998)

Eddie's job as a cop takes a turn for the worse. In the meantime, the spacecraft that Steve is in gets punctured by a satellite. It's up to him to fix it so he can get home.
Reginald VelJohnsonReginald VelJohnson
As Carl Otis Winslow
Jo Marie PaytonJo Marie Payton
As Harriette Winslow (S01-S08, S09 episodes 194-205)
Judyann ElderJudyann Elder
As Harriette Winslow (S09 episodes 206-215)
Rosetta LeNoireRosetta LeNoire
As Estelle Winslow (S01-S08)
Darius McCraryDarius McCrary
As Edward 'Eddie' Winslow
Kellie Shanygne WilliamsKellie Shanygne Williams
As Laura Lee Winslow
Valerie JonesValerie Jones
As Judy Winslow (pilot only)
Jaimee FoxworthJaimee Foxworth
As Judy Winslow (S01-S04)
Bryton JamesBryton James
As Richie Crawford (S02-S07; recurring afterwards)
Telma HopkinsTelma Hopkins
As Rachel Crawford (S01-S04; recurring afterward)


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Recurring Guests

Cherie Johnson as Maxine (53 eps)
Shawn Harrison as Waldo (32 eps)
Jaleel White as Steve Urkel (32 eps)
Barry Jenner as Lt. Murtagh (19 eps)
Michelle Thomas as Myra (18 eps)
Tammy Townsend as Greta (14 eps)
Shavar Ross as Weasel (12 eps)
Juan Pope as Chain (9 eps)
Randy Josselyn as Rodney Beckett (7 eps)
Marlon Young as Willie (7 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Family
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Fridays
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 22, 1989
Ended: July 17, 1998
As Days Go By by Jesse Frederick Lyrics
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