Family Matters

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Original run: 22 Sep 1989 – 17 Jul 1998

Country of origin: US

Genre: Comedy, Family

Network: CBS US

Watched by: 41 of 675 689 0.01%

Total running time: 3 days 6 hours 50 minutes

Episode duration: 22 minutes

IMDB rating: 6.6 of 10 24 130 rating: 7.137 of 10 118

MyShows rating: 4.2 of 5 5


A spinoff of Perfect Strangers, Family Matters began as the at-home adventures of elevator operator Harriette Winslow and her multigenerational family. But midway through the first season, Jaleel White made a one-shot appearance as neighborhood nerd Urkel. With oversized glasses, undersized body, screechy voice and indomitable self-confidence, Urkel proved irresistibly funny, turning White into an overnight sensation and a new star of the show.

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