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Characters: Family Matters
These are the characters that appear in Family Matters.

Steve Urkel

Carl Winslow

  • Acrofatic: Carl's remarkably fast, despite his spare tire. Just look at any occasion when he chases Steve.
  • Badass: He has taken down crooks and has verbally defended his family (and Steve) several times and helped to diffuse a bomb. This is understandable because he's a cop.
  • Berserk Button: Steve, mostly.
  • Big Eater
  • Bumbling Dad: Sometimes.
  • Butt Monkey: Often on the receiving ends of Steve's antics.
    • His mother Estelle makes more than a few sarcastic comments about her son's weight, too.
  • Cursed with Awesome: When Myra messed with the transformation chamber that turned Steve into Stefan, she ended up turning Carl into a nerdy "Urkelized" version of himself. Stefan tries to fix the chamber, but he's having trouble since he's not as smart as he is when he's Steve. Fortunately, being turned into a nerd made Carl a scientific genius, and so he fixed the chamber himself before being turned back to normal.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Doom It Yourself: Carl's a top notch police officer. Unfortunately, when he starts trying to build or repair things around the house, things don't go so well.
  • Fair Cop
  • Foil: To Steve.
  • Good Parents
  • Happily Married: To Harriette.
  • Papa Wolf: To his own kids, obviously, but he even gets like this for Steve, too.
  • Parental Substitute: Seen this way by Steve. He eventually accepts this role.
  • Police Are Useless: Subverted.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure
  • Scary Black Man: Whenever one of Steve's mishaps pushes him too far, he ends up chasing after Steve while bellowing like a rogue elephant.
  • Stout Strength: More than one crook has learned the hard way that Carl's pretty strong underneath his fat.
  • Team Dad
  • Trademark Favorite Food: According to his mother, it's donuts. Then again, he is a cop.
  • Type Casting: When hasn't Reginald VelJohnson been cast as a police officer?
  • Unfortunate Name: Actually unfortunate initials: Carl Otis Winslow.

Harriette Winslow

Edward "Eddie" Winslow

Laura Winslow

Judy Winslow

Estelle Winslow

Rachel Crawford

Richie Crawford

Waldo Geraldo Faldo

Myra Monkhouse

Maxine Johnson

Jerry Jamal "3J" Jameson

Stefan Urquelle

Myrtle Urkel

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