Family Matters (1989–1998)

TV Series   |  TV-G   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama


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


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  • Reginald VelJohnson and Jo Marie Payton in Family Matters (1989)
  • Darius McCrary and Jaleel White in Family Matters (1989)
  • Telma Hopkins in Family Matters (1989)
  • Family Matters (1989)
  • Darius McCrary and Jo Marie Payton in Family Matters (1989)
  • Jo Marie Payton in Family Matters (1989)

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Creators:

William Bickley, Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller, Michael Warren

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16 September 2007 | dwacon-2
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| In the 70's, it was Fonzie. In the 80's, it was Urkel.
It is an interesting paradigm.

Garry Marshall made Happy Days, a nostalgic look at the 1950's. It plodded along until a background character, Fonzie, became the focus of the show. And, Fonzie went from being a motorcycle riding tough guy to a cartoon character.

The same happened with Family Matters. What was originally a Cosby-esquire warm family drama became a surrealistic cartoon starring none other than original one-off character Steve Urkel.

Jaleel White made quite a career for himself in those days. He even had a special that showed off his other talents. However, like Gary Coleman, the joke ran dry and his post Family Matters show failed.

I'm still waiting for Jaleel to return to acting in some type of bad-ass role. He has the talent and the range. He just needs a chance.

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