Family Matters
Debut: September 12, 1989
Ended: July 17, 1998

A perfect spin-off from Perfect Strangers. Family Matters focused on Harriet Winslow (the elevator operator from the Chronicle) and her family of sorts. Carl Winslow, her husband, was a dutiful cop, and a gruff and lovable father to three kids: Eddie Winslow, the rebel son; Laura Winslow, the smart-alec daughter; and cute little Judy Winslow. They had opened their home to Harriet's sister, Rachel Crawford and her little baby son Richie, and in the very first episode, Carl had to open his home to his cool and streetwise mother, Estelle Winslow, whether he wanted to or not. Everything was going along just fine until one day, Steve Urkel, the inventive nerd, barged into their home and eventually, into their hearts. Steve had a killer crush on Laura, but she would never give him the time of day. Steve Urkel was intended to be a one-shot appearance, but his popularity with the fans won him the number-one spot as America's favorite nerd. Following season four Jamie Foxworth who portrayed Judy Winslow was fired and her character was written off the series with very little or no explanation as to why. She would finally be replaced three years later by an runaway orphan named 3J played by Orlando brown. He was a streetwise kid just looking for a real family the Winslow's took him in and he and Richie became best friends.

Steve: "Whoa, Mama!"
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Estelle Winslow: "Way to go, Carl."
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Steve: "Did I do that?"
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Eddie: "Big news buddy! Walter and Maxine are incommunicado!"
Waldo: "Is that in Mexico?"
Eddie: "No, they're not speaking to each other! Roger dumped her!"
Waldo: "He left her in Mexico?!"
Eddie: "They're not in Mexico, here's your chance, man!"
Waldo: "I don't want to go to Mexico!"
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Teacher: "Waldo, what a turkey!"
Waldo: "You don't have to like it just don't call me names."
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Kid: "Waldo, say hello to St. Laura"
Waldo: "Laura Winslow."
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Eddie: "OK Waldo. When I say the word, I want you to get in the windows as fast as you can. Go!"
Waldo: "Is that the word?"
Eddie: "Yes."
Waldo: "The word is yes?"
Eddie: "Run!"
Waldo: "I'm not waiting for you to make up word mind which word to use! I'm going!"
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Waldo: "Roses are red, violets are blue. Here."
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Steve Urkel: "Ssssh, not while I'm pouring."
Steve Urkel: "Uh, Eddie, is this a bad time?"
Eddie: "Steve, I just got dumped."
Steve Urkel: "Oh, good! Then you're free!"
Eddie: "I guess this means you're gonna ground us, huh?"
Harriette: "Into dust!"
Steve: ""Mmm, steak. You ever been down to the slaughterhouse? It's fascinating. One minute, "Moo!" The next minute... rump roast!""
Laura: "[Steve is eating frozen fish sticks out of the box] Steve, you're supposed to cook those!"
Steve Urkel: "And lose that wonderful ocean flavor?"
Steve Urkel: "I have a lot of personal experience in first aid. I got a nosebleed at birth. My doctor slapped the wrong end."
Laura Winslow: "Gee, Steve... Your baby shoes, your grandmother's denchers, fish jam; and I didn't get a thing for you."
Waldo Geraldo Faldo: "Cheating is wrong, Eddie, and you should know that. I may get F's, but, by God, I earn them!"
Laura: "Where did you get the money for this?"
Steve Urkel: "From my stay-away fund. Every year, my relatives send me money in hopes that I won't visit them!"
Carl: "This baby has a remote. I'll be in all the videos."
Estelle 'Mother' Winslow: "Then, you'll need a wide-angle lense."
Lt. Murtaugh: "They're sending in that Urkel kid."
Carl: "What??? We've got cheerleaders taller than him!"
Eddie: "Dad you embarrassed me in front of my friends."
Carl: "Well, I'm sorry if I embarrassed you in front of a guy named Weasel."
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