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Family Matters

Long-running Perfect Strangers (1986) spin-off series centering on the Winslow family and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.


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Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family

Stars: Reginald VelJohnson Kellie Shanygne Williams Darius McCrary Jaleel White Jo Marie Payton Rosetta LeNoire

Creators: William Bickley Robert L. Boyett Thomas L. Miller

Family Matters Full Episodes

S1 E1: The Mama Who Came to Dinner

Aired: September 22nd, 1989 @ 12:00 PM CST

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.


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S1 E2: Two-Income Family

Aired: September 29th, 1989 @ 12:00 PM CST

Hariette loses her job to automation, forcing the family into austerity measures while Carl stews over the family debts.


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S1 E3: Short Story

Aired: October 6th, 1989 @ 12:00 PM CST

Rachel writes a short story with characters that seem all too familiar; Carl becomes obsessed with the family's out of proportion water bill.


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S1 E4: Rachel's First Date

Aired: October 13th, 1989 @ 12:00 PM CST

The Winslows finally get to be alone together when Rachel accepts a date with a man from the church choir.


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S1 E5: Straight A's

Aired: October 20th, 1989 @ 12:00 PM CST

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....


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S1 E6: Basketball Blues

Aired: November 3rd, 1989 @ 12:00 PM CST

Carl's efforts to get Eddie psyched for a pro basketball career is enhanced by a visit from basketball star Bolton.


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S1 E7: Body Damage

Aired: November 10th, 1989 @ 12:00 PM CST

Rachel takes an unauthorized spin in the classic automobile that Carl plans to drive in the Columbus Day Parade.


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S1 E8: Mr. Badwrench

Aired: November 17th, 1989 @ 12:00 PM CST

Self-proclaimed handyman Carl decides to install a shower in Mother Winslow's quarters while she's out of town.


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S1 E9: Stake-Out

Aired: November 24th, 1989 @ 12:00 PM CST

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.


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S1 E10: False Arrest

Aired: November 28th, 1989 @ 12:00 PM CST

The Winslows are aghast to discover that their TV idol has been arrested for assaulting a police officer - Officer Carl Winslow.


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S1 E11: The Quilt

Aired: December 8th, 1989 @ 12:00 PM CST

Laura sells a quilt Grandmother Winslow considered an heirloom.


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S1 E12: Laura's First Date

Aired: December 15th, 1989 @ 12:00 PM CST

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...


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S1 E13: Man's Best Friend

Aired: January 8th, 1990 @ 12:00 PM CST

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.


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S1 E14: Baker's Dozens

Aired: January 11th, 1990 @ 12:00 PM CST

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.


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S1 E15: The Big Reunion

Aired: January 23rd, 1990 @ 12:00 PM CST

Carl decides to lose weight before going to his high-school reunion.


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S1 E16: The Party

Aired: February 3rd, 1990 @ 12:00 PM CST

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.


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S1 E17: The Big Fix

Aired: February 9th, 1990 @ 12:00 PM CST

Eddie persuades Laura to date a guy he's indebted to.


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S1 E18: Sitting Pretty

Aired: February 20th, 1990 @ 12:00 PM CST

Laura's babysitting service floods the house with children at a bad time on the night Carl has invited his captain over.


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S1 E19: In a Jam

Aired: February 23rd, 1990 @ 12:00 PM CST

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.


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S1 E20: The Candidate

Aired: March 23rd, 1990 @ 12:00 PM CST

Eddie places image over integrity in his class president bid when image-maker Laura offers a thousand points of light to illuminate his campaign.


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S1 E21: Bowl Me Over

Aired: April 6th, 1990 @ 12:00 PM CST

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.


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S1 E22: Rock Video

Aired: April 27th, 1990 @ 12:00 PM CST

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.


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