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12th Apr '18 6:05:08 AM annette12
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* AdvertisedExtra: As a member of the main family, she's credited as a main character in the first four seasons, but she's usually used as a backgroud character who is lucky if she gets a line in nearly every episode. In her final season (before her unexplained disappearance), she doesn't even ''appear'' in most episodes, despite still being in the opening credits.

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* AdvertisedExtra: As a member of the main family, she's credited as a main character in the first four seasons, but she's usually used as a backgroud background character who is lucky if she gets a line in nearly every episode. In her final season (before her unexplained disappearance), she doesn't even ''appear'' in most episodes, despite still being in the opening credits.
10th Mar '18 4:24:54 PM JM1982
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* NiceHat: Laura becomes a fashion plate in her later teens. She wears many of these in keeping with the styles of the time.
23rd Feb '18 8:07:41 PM tyrekecorrea
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* LethalChef: Is a complete disaster in the kitchen. When he fails Home Ec and Waldo excels at it (due to his discovered talent for cooking) he has a HeroicBSOD.

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* LethalChef: Is a complete disaster in the kitchen. When he fails Home Ec Economics and Waldo excels at it (due to his discovered talent for cooking) he it,he has a HeroicBSOD.



* MySisterIsOffLimits: Subverted in that Eddie doesn't typically care who Laura dates. The sole exception is when one of Laura's dates brags about sleeping with her, which pisses Eddie off.

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* MySisterIsOffLimits: Subverted in that Eddie doesn't typically care who Laura dates. The sole exception is when one of Laura's dates brags lies about sleeping with her, which pisses Eddie off.



The oldest daughter, she's smart, popular, and the dream girl of Steve Urkel.

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The oldest older daughter, she's smart, popular, and the dream girl of Steve Urkel.



* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: In several episodes. After [[TheKlutz Steve]] and [[TheChewToy Carl]], she's probably the character who is more involved in slapstick situations. She has been hit with pies, covered in milkshakes and splattered with mashed potatoes.

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* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: In several episodes. After [[TheKlutz Steve]] and [[TheChewToy Carl]], she's probably the character who is more involved in slapstick situations. She has been hit with pies, covered in milkshakes milkshakes, and splattered with mashed potatoes.



The youngest and forgotten daughter who disappears after season 4.

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The youngest and forgotten younger, overlooked daughter of the Winslows, who disappears after season 4.



* TheBusCameBack: Occasionally in the last two seasons.



* CommutingOnABus: Made occasional appearances during the last two seasons.



* {{Determinator}}: As a little girl, she went to a whites only library in hopes of being given a library card every day for ''six months'' before the librarian finally relented and the library became integrated.

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* {{Determinator}}: As a little girl, she went to a whites only whites-only library in hopes of being given a library card every day for ''six months'' before the librarian finally relented and the library became integrated.



* NeverMessWithGranny: Estelle is a badass.
* PutOnABus: After Season 7.

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* NeverMessWithGranny: Estelle is a badass.
* PutOnABus: After Season 7.
badass. She plays tennis, practices karate, is said to own a motorcycle and snowmobile, and is proud of all of the above.



** [[BookDumb Eddie]] isn't the smartest person in the world but next to Waldo he looks like a genius.

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** [[BookDumb Eddie]] isn't the smartest person in the world world, but next to Waldo Waldo, he looks like a genius.



* AscendedExtra: Like Steve, she was supposed to be a one shot character.

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* AscendedExtra: She was introduced as Ted's cousin. Like Steve, she was supposed to be a one shot character.



* DerailingLoveInterests: Myra's ClingyJealousGirl behavior towards Steve is turned UpToEleven (Even after they break up) in the final season to the point where she installed a spy cam in his glasses so she could watch him through a monitor in her bedroom. This so Steve, who'd been happily in a relationship with Myra for years, could be paired with Laura .

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* DerailingLoveInterests: Myra's ClingyJealousGirl behavior towards Steve is turned UpToEleven (Even after they break up) in the final season to the point where she installed a spy cam in his glasses so she could watch him through a monitor in her bedroom. This so Steve, who'd been happily in a relationship with Myra for years, could be paired with Laura .Laura.
10th Feb '18 1:02:20 AM bubzilla
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* LethalChef: Is a complete disaster in the kitchen. When he fails Home Ec and Waldo excels at it (due to his discovered talent for cooking) he has a HeroicBSOD.
10th Jan '18 1:13:30 AM annette12
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* PromotionToOpeningTitles: Becomes a semi-regular in Season 6 and is added to the opening credits.
* PsychoExGirlfriend: In the last season, after her break-up with Steve and especially after he starts dating Laura, she becomes increasingly antagonistic and insane, and an even worse ClingyJealousGirl than she was initially.



* PromotionToOpeningTitles: In Season 6.
* PsychoExGirlfriend: In the last season, after her break-up with Steve and especially after he starts dating Laura, she becomes increasingly antagonistic and insane, and an even worse ClingyJealousGirl than she was initially.
10th Jan '18 1:10:16 AM annette12
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* TheKlutz: Bordering on [[LethalKlutz lethal klutz]], since he is infamous for causing disasters everywhere and destroying Carl's property as a result of his outright clumsiness. He gets better in later seasons.

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* TheKlutz: Bordering on [[LethalKlutz lethal klutz]], since he is infamous for causing disasters everywhere and destroying Carl's property as a result of his outright clumsiness. He gets better in later seasons.



* RomanticFalseLead: Though in season 7 and 8 she's treated like a legitimate love interest. But Steve was meant to be with his first love Laura.

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* RomanticFalseLead: Though in season 7 and 8 Before the last season, she's treated like a legitimate love interest. But Steve was meant to be with his first love Laura.



* PsychoExGirlfriend: In the last few seasons.

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* PsychoExGirlfriend: In the last few seasons.season, after her break-up with Steve and especially after he starts dating Laura, she becomes increasingly antagonistic and insane, and an even worse ClingyJealousGirl than she was initially.



* StalkerWithACrush: And how.

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* StalkerWithACrush: She is as creepy as they come. At one point, Steve finds out that she's painted a portrait of him. He notices that the background has his computer and other details of his bedroom that, to his knowledge, Myra has never been in. And how.most disturbing of all:
--> '''Steve:''' "That's me [[{{Beat}} ...]] As naked as a jaybird."
9th Jan '18 9:42:20 PM annette12
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* DumbassTeenageSon: Mostly in the beginning.

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* DumbassTeenageSon: Mostly He starts as this in the beginning. season 1 but grows out of it, though he occasionally has his dumb moments even in later seasons and he's constantly portrayed as BookDumb.



* LadyKillerInLove: When he starts dating Greta.

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* LadyKillerInLove: When he starts dating Greta.Greta in later seasons, he stops chasing other girls.



* OddFriendship: With Steve and Waldo.

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* NiceGuy: He's a BrattyTeenageSon but all his selfish moments are usually unintentional, and is one of the friendliest and most easygoing members of the family, especially compared to [[HairTriggerTemper Carl]], [[SassyBlackWoman Harriette]], and [[DeadpanSnarker Laura]].
* OddFriendship: With Despite being the athletic cool kid at school, he accepts the nerdy Steve and Waldo.the idiotic Waldo (though he's more reluctant with Steve) as his best friends.



* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man to Waldo's Sensitive Guy.

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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan:
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Manly Man (the athletic womanizer) to Waldo's Sensitive Guy.Guy (he likes cooking and is always in love with the same girl). The contrast is made evident in "Till Death Do Us Apartment".
** He also serves as the big, muscular Manly Man to Steve's skinny, geeky Sensitive Guy.



* SmallNameBigEgo: At his worst.
* StraightMan: When he is with Waldo.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Steve.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: At his worst.
worst, like in the Rock Video episode, where everyone is disgusted by his narcissism.
* StraightMan: When he is with Waldo.
Waldo, because the latter is so stupid that would make everyone look like a StraightMan.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Steve.



* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: In several episodes. After [[TheKlutz Steve]] and [[TheChewToy Carl]], she's probably the character who is more involved in slapstick situations. She has been hit with pies, covered in milkshakes and splattered with mashed potatoes.



* NiceGirl: For most of the show, she seems more sweet and accepting than Laura.



* AscendedExtra: He makes a single appearence in Season 5, when Steve changes his DNA as a plan to become cool. Later he turns into Stefan several times and in Season 7, thanks to Steve's cloning machine, Steve and Stefan become two different characters.



* ChekhovsGunman: He makes a single appearence in Season 5, when Steve changes his DNA as a plan to become cool. Later he turns into Stefan several times and in Season 7, thanks to Steve's cloning machine, Steve and Stefan become two different characters.



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Towards Laura, eventually.
* LoveTriangle: Yes, with Steve and Laura.


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* ToxicFriendInfluence: Eddie's parents believed he was a bad influence on Eddie.
* WickedWeasel: Not a literal weasel, but he lives up to his nickname.
30th Dec '17 9:02:28 AM lakingsif
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* BadassGrandma: A [[RunningGag running gag]], possibly the most badass character in the show.
25th Nov '17 6:53:49 AM annette12
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* SmallNameBigEgo: He things highly of himself despite his total incompetence.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: He things thinks highly of himself despite his total incompetence.
25th Nov '17 6:46:00 AM annette12
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* AbhorrentAdmirrer: To Rachel, who is repulsed by him just as much as Laura is repulsed by Steve.

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* AbhorrentAdmirrer: AbhorrentAdmirer: To Rachel, who is repulsed by him just as much as Laura is repulsed by Steve.
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