History Series / FamilyMatters

31st Aug '16 7:31:31 PM JM1982
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* CassandraTruth: Happens a few times with Steve:
** In "Surely You Joust", Carl and Eddie are installing a satellite dish on the Winslow roof. Steve tries to warn Carl that the wood screws he's using aren't strong enough to hold the dish in place, and advises him to use masonry screws instead. Carl scoffs at the idea, but Steve is proven painfully right when he, Carl and Eddie fall off the roof after the dish breaks loose.
** In "Saved By The Urkel", Steve tries to warn Carl that the lamp he's fixing isn't safe and that he could get electrocuted. Again, Carl blows him off, and promptly gets electrocuted when he plugs the lamp in.
13th Aug '16 10:50:38 AM JM1982
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* BorrowedCatchPhrase: Multiple examples:
** Carl once said "Did I do that?" when he was the one who caused the damage. Laura used it three times, once to tease Steve, one to complain about him and the third in an alternate reality where she was [[DistaffCounterpart Laura Urkel]]. School janitor Alfred Looney asked Steve "Did you do that?" when he thought that Steve blew up the school chemistry lab.
** In a case of SwappedRoles, Stefan once had this exchange with [[ItMakesSenseInContext Carl Urkel]]:
-->'''Stefan''': Go home, Carl! Go home, go home, go home!
-->'''Carl Urkel''': I don't have to take this! I'm going home!
** Carl once said "Shh, not while he's pouring", to keep someone from disturbing Steve during a lab experiment.


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** Another example occurred when Steve was in his Stefan persona and Carl had been 'Urkelized' after Myra sabotaged the transformation chamber. Stefan ends up being the one annoyed by Carl, and ends up trading roles with Carl when he yells at Carl to go home. Carl replies that he doesn't have to take this, and he's going home.
12th Aug '16 11:19:10 AM Drcynic24
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** Also in the earlier seasons of the show, Carl's boss Lieutenant Murtaugh is this to Rachel.
12th Aug '16 4:14:10 AM PF
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[[caption-width-right:325: No, it wasn't called "The Urkel Show".[[note]]Clockwise from the left: [[TheDitz Waldo]], [[LovableJock Eddie]], [[DudeMagnet Laura]], [[ExtravertedNerd Steve Urkel]], [[ActionDad Carl]], [[OnlySaneWoman Harriette]], [[CoolOldLady Mother Winslow]], [[CheerfulChild Richie]].[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:325: No, it wasn't called "The "''The Urkel Show".Show''".[[note]]Clockwise from the left: [[TheDitz Waldo]], [[LovableJock Eddie]], [[DudeMagnet Laura]], [[ExtravertedNerd Steve Urkel]], [[ActionDad Carl]], [[OnlySaneWoman Harriette]], [[CoolOldLady Mother Winslow]], [[CheerfulChild Richie]].[[/note]]]]



''Family Matters''' is one of the quintessential sitcoms of [[TheNineties the 1990s]]. It started as a spin-off of ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' with background character Harriette Winslow and her husband Carl, a policeman. The show is about their picturesque working-class family. Carl's mother Estelle moved in with them in the first episode, and that is essentially how the show began.

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''Family Matters''' Matters'' is one of the quintessential sitcoms of [[TheNineties the 1990s]]. It started as a spin-off of ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' with background character Harriette Winslow and her husband Carl, a policeman. The show is about their picturesque working-class family. Carl's mother Estelle moved in with them in the first episode, and that is essentially how the show began.
11th Aug '16 5:46:12 PM tyrekecorrea
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Steve sets out to reinvent himself and his image after ''Family Matters'' moves to CBS.
9th Aug '16 1:13:08 PM ztyran
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** The space uniform Myra wears in one of her last appearances is also the uniform of the Visitors in [[Series/V1983 V]].

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** The space uniform Myra wears in one of her last appearances is also the uniform of the Visitors in [[Series/V1983 [[Series/{{V1983}} V]].
9th Aug '16 1:11:54 PM ztyran
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** The space uniform Myra wears in one of her last appearances is also the uniform of the Visitors in [[V1983 V]].

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** The space uniform Myra wears in one of her last appearances is also the uniform of the Visitors in [[V1983 [[Series/V1983 V]].
9th Aug '16 1:10:19 PM ztyran
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** The space uniform Myra wears in one of her last appearances is also the uniform of the Visitors in [[V1983 V]].
21st May '16 7:30:13 PM erforce
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->"Did I do thaaaat?"

'''''Family Matters''''' is one of the quintessential sitcoms of [[TheNineties the 1990s]]. It started as a spin-off of ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' with background character Harriette Winslow and her husband Carl, a policeman. The show is about their picturesque working-class family. Carl's mother Estelle moved in with them in the first episode, and that is essentially how the show began.

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''Family Matters'''
is one of the quintessential sitcoms of [[TheNineties the 1990s]]. It started as a spin-off of ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' with background character Harriette Winslow and her husband Carl, a policeman. The show is about their picturesque working-class family. Carl's mother Estelle moved in with them in the first episode, and that is essentially how the show began.



It's notable in being the most successful sitcom aside from ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' and ''Series/TheJeffersons'' to focus on African American characters, as well as not make race an overwhelming topic. It's also like the one millionth time Reginald [=VelJohnson=] was [[TypeCasting cast as a policeman]], after ''Film/DieHard'', ''Film/TurnerAndHooch'' and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.

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It's notable in being the most successful sitcom aside from ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' and ''Series/TheJeffersons'' to focus on African American characters, as well as not make race an overwhelming topic. It's also like the one millionth time Reginald [=VelJohnson=] was [[TypeCasting cast as a policeman]], after ''Film/DieHard'', ''Film/TurnerAndHooch'' and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.
''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''.
23rd Apr '16 2:19:47 AM SchuminWeb
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* BadassFamily: The Winslows, Steve and 3J included. Carl, who has taken down crooks and has verbally defended his family ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Steve]]) several times and helped to diffuse a bomb. This is understandable because he's a cop. But then there's Steve, Richie and 3J (as {{Bruce Lee Clone}}s) defeating a street gang, Estelle judo throwing a crook, Rachel tightrope walking on a clothesline several stories in the air (in heels) to save a drunk Steve from plummeting to his death and Harriette [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech telling off her boss]].

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* BadassFamily: The Winslows, Steve and 3J included. Carl, who has taken down crooks and has verbally defended his family ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Steve]]) several times and helped to diffuse defuse a bomb. This is understandable because he's a cop. But then there's Steve, Richie and 3J (as {{Bruce Lee Clone}}s) defeating a street gang, Estelle judo throwing a crook, Rachel tightrope walking on a clothesline several stories in the air (in heels) to save a drunk Steve from plummeting to his death and Harriette [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech telling off her boss]].
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