Family Matters - Episode Guide

Season 1

The Mama Who Came to Dinner

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Sep 22, 1989

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Carl is not happy about his mother coming to live in his already crowded household.

Two-Income Family

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Sep 29, 1989

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The Winslows must cut costs when Harriette loses her job.

Short Story

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Oct 6, 1989

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Rachel's first published short story hits too close to home for certain members of the family.

Rachel's First Date

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Oct 13, 1989

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Desperate for some time alone with Harriette, Carl encourages Rachel to start dating again,

Straight A's

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Oct 20, 1989

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Carl and Harriette are thrilled when Eddie brings home an unexpected straight-A report card.

Mr. Badwrench

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Nov 3, 1989

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Carl and Eddie attempt to install a new shower for Grandma Winslow.

Body Damage

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Nov 10, 1989

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Rachel and Harriette wreck Carl's vintage patrol car.


Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Nov 17, 1989

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Harriette gets jealous when Carl goes on a lengthy stakeout with a policewoman.

False Arrest

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Nov 24, 1989

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Carl charges an egotistical celebrity with assault after being pushed to the limit.

Basketball Blues

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Dec 1, 1989

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Carl pushes Eddie to try out for the high school basketball team despite the boy's reluctance.

The Quilt

Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Dec 8, 1989

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Laura sells a quilt Grandmother WInslow considered an heirloom.

Laura's First Date

Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: Dec 15, 1989

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Laura gets more dates than she can handle.

Man's Best Friend

Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: Jan 5, 1990

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The children bring home a stray dog that has a habit of chewing on things.

Baker's Dozens

Episode: 1x14 | Airdate: Jan 12, 1990

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The family works hard to fill an order for thousands of Carl's lemon tarts.

The Big Reunion

Episode: 1x15 | Airdate: Jan 19, 1990

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Carl decides to lose weight before going to his high-school reunion.

The Party

Episode: 1x16 | Airdate: Feb 2, 1990

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While his parents are away, Eddie's friends throw a wild party.

The Big Fix

Episode: 1x17 | Airdate: Feb 9, 1990

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Eddie talks Laura into going out with nerdy Steve Urkel

Sitting Pretty

Episode: 1x18 | Airdate: Feb 16, 1990

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The Winslow home fills with children when Laura starts a baby-sitting service.

In a Jam

Episode: 1x19 | Airdate: Feb 23, 1990

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Eddie gets himself in trouble when he defends Steve from a bully.

The Candidate

Episode: 1x20 | Airdate: Mar 16, 1990

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Laura helps Eddie run for class president.

Bowl Me Over

Episode: 1x21 | Airdate: Apr 6, 1990

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The WInslows have a battle-of-the-sexes bowling match.

Rock Video

Episode: 1x22 | Airdate: Apr 27, 1990

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The Winslow family makes a music video for a television contest.

Season 2

Rachel's Place

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Sep 21, 1990

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Rachel plans to open a restaurant when the local burger hangout burns down.

Torn Between Two Lovers

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Sep 21, 1990

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Rachel surprises Steve with an invitation to a candlelight dinner at her restaurant.

Marriage 101

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Sep 28, 1990

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Steve and Laura get married in a class project.


Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Oct 5, 1990

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Carl plans to dance circles around a fierce rival at an upcoming contest.

The Crash Course

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Oct 12, 1990

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Steve takes the blame when Eddie crashes the car into the house.

Boxcar Blues

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Oct 19, 1990

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Carl is trapped inside a railroad boxcar with Steve.

Dog Day Halloween

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Oct 26, 1990

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Carl must save Steve and Laura who have been taken hostage during a Halloween robbery.

Cousin Urkel

Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Nov 2, 1990

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Steve's cousin, the Belle of Biloxi, sets out to win Eddie's love.

The Science Project

Episode: 2x10 | Airdate: Nov 16, 1990

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The unlikely pair of Steve and Laura team up on a science project.

Requiem for an Urkel

Episode: 2x11 | Airdate: Nov 23, 1990

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Steve amazes everyone when he stands up to a bully in school.

Fast Eddie Winslow

Episode: 2x12 | Airdate: Nov 30, 1990

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Eddie finds himself in a pinch with a hardened pool hustler.

Ice Station Winslow

Episode: 2x14 | Airdate: Jan 4, 1991

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Carl contends with Lake Wannamuck's frigid waters while on an ice fishing trip.


Episode: 2x15 | Airdate: Jan 11, 1991

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Eddie's fight with his father disturbs the whole family.

Do the Right Thing

Episode: 2x16 | Airdate: Jan 18, 1991

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Steve is jealous when Laura falls for the new basketball player at school.

High Hopes

Episode: 2x17 | Airdate: Feb 1, 1991

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Steve tries to lend a hand when Carl is determined to overcome his fear of heights.

Life of the Party

Episode: 2x18 | Airdate: Feb 8, 1991

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Aunt Rachel rescues Steve when his punch is spiked at a party.


Episode: 2x19 | Airdate: Feb 15, 1991

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Steve and Eddie visit a gambling hangout to raise money after Eddie wrecks the family car.

Fight the Good Fight

Episode: 2x20 | Airdate: Feb 22, 1991

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Laura starts a campaign to have a black history course taught at her school.

Taking Credit

Episode: 2x21 | Airdate: Mar 15, 1991

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Steve and Carl both learn a lesson about when to take credit for their achievements.

Finding the Words

Episode: 2x22 | Airdate: Mar 22, 1991

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The unexpected visit of a mysterious person from Harriette's past leaves Carl speechless.

Skip to My Lieu

Episode: 2x23 | Airdate: Apr 1, 1991

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Steve tells anyone who will listen that he plans to go steady with Laura.

The Good the Bad and the Urkel

Episode: 2x24 | Airdate: Apr 25, 1991

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Carl dreams that he is facing Two-Gun Urkel, the most annoying gunslinger in the West.

I Should Have Done Something

Episode: 2x25 | Airdate: Apr 26, 1991

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Steve schemes to take Laura to a concert; Carl regrets the results of a hostage case.

Season 3


Episode: 3x01 | Airdate: Sep 20, 1991

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Steve steals an orangutan from a science lab; Carl steps on a treadmill booby-trapped with a bomb.

Brain Over Brawn

Episode: 3x02 | Airdate: Sep 27, 1991

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Steve challenges another student to a rope-climbing competition to impress Laura

The Show Must Go On

Episode: 3x03 | Airdate: Oct 4, 1991

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Steve looks forward to kissing Laura when they act as Romeo and Juliet in the school play.

Words Hurt

Episode: 3x04 | Airdate: Oct 11, 1991

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Steve visits a hypnotherapist who takes him on a journey through his subconscious mind.

Daddy's Little Girl

Episode: 3x05 | Airdate: Oct 19, 1991

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Laura's behavior suddenly changes when she meets Carl's new partner; surf's up for Steve.

Citizen's Court

Episode: 3x06 | Airdate: Oct 25, 1991

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Steve acts as his own lawyer when he sues Carl over the death of a pet beetle.

Robo-Nerd (1)

Episode: 3x07 | Airdate: Nov 1, 1991

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Steve builds a robot that looks and talks and chases after Laura--just like him.

Making the Team

Episode: 3x08 | Airdate: Nov 8, 1991

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Steve tries out for the basketball team; Laura is ignored by the other cheerleaders on the squad.

Born to Be Mild

Episode: 3x09 | Airdate: Nov 15, 1991

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Steve goes undercover to help Carl catch the gang members who wrecked Rachel's restaurant and beat up Eddie.

The Love God

Episode: 3x10 | Airdate: Nov 22, 1991

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Rachel makes drastic changes in her life when she meets a charming stranger; Carl goes under cover as a woman.

Old and Alone

Episode: 3x11 | Airdate: Nov 29, 1991

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Laura dreams about the future after telling Steve to get out of her life.

A Pair of Ladies

Episode: 3x12 | Airdate: Dec 6, 1991

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Steve looks for revenge after he is set up by Carl's boss in a poker game; Harriette helps out at the restaurant.

Choir Trouble

Episode: 3x13 | Airdate: Dec 20, 1991

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When Rachel becomes the new church choir director, Steve sings off-key and the choir rebels

A Test of Friendship

Episode: 3x14 | Airdate: Jan 10, 1992

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Steve reluctantly agrees to help Eddie cheat on a chemistry test.

Jailhouse Blues

Episode: 3x15 | Airdate: Jan 17, 1992

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Eddie and Steve land in jail when Eddie's smooth-talking cousin Clarence "borrows" a car.

Brown Bombshell

Episode: 3x16 | Airdate: Jan 31, 1992

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Steve's prison pen pal mistakes Carl for Steve when she comes for a visit; Eddie learns about family history.

Food, Lies and Videotape

Episode: 3x17 | Airdate: Feb 7, 1992

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Steve takes a cooking class that leaves everyone rolling in the dough; Carl's new video camera gets crushed.

Woman of the People

Episode: 3x19 | Airdate: Feb 21, 1992

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Laura runs for student council president with Steve's help; Harriette becomes the neighborhood watch person.

Love and Kisses

Episode: 3x20 | Airdate: Feb 28, 1992

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Steve hires singer Johnny Gill to serenade Laura; Carl and Harriette take a second honeymoon.

Stop, in the Name of Love

Episode: 3x21 | Airdate: Mar 13, 1992

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Steve's plan to boost Waldo's confidence backfires when Waldo asks Laura for a date.

The Urkel Who Came to Dinner

Episode: 3x22 | Airdate: Apr 3, 1992

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Steve succeeds in alienating the entire family when he becomes a guest in the Winslow home.

Robo-Nerd (2)

Episode: 3x23 | Airdate: Apr 24, 1992

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Urkel's robot double fights crime; a new shampoo changes the women.


Episode: 3x24 | Airdate: May 1, 1992

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Steve, Waldo, and Eddie appear on a television dating show; Carl's birthday attracts little attention from the family.

Farewell, My Laura

Episode: 3x25 | Airdate: May 8, 1992

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A short story comes to life when Steve writes about Johnny Danger and a plot to silence Laura's aunt before she talks.

Season 4

Surely You Joust

Episode: 4x01 | Airdate: Sep 18, 1992

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Steve and Carl appear in a television grudge match to settle a disagreement.

Hot Wheels

Episode: 4x02 | Airdate: Sep 25, 1992

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Dance to the Music

Episode: 4x03 | Airdate: Oct 2, 1992

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Carl meets Harriette's new piano teacher; Steve is unable to escort homecoming queen candidate Laura to the school dance.

Driving Carl Crazy

Episode: 4x04 | Airdate: Oct 9, 1992

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Steve acquires a car and asks Carl to teach him to drive. It is very dangerous to Carl's health.

Rumor Has It

Episode: 4x05 | Airdate: Oct 16, 1992

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When Steve hears a lie about Laura from the guys at school, he decides to silence the rumor at any cost.

An Officer and a Waldo

Episode: 4x08 | Airdate: Nov 6, 1992

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Eddie and Urkel try to get Waldo out of boot camp; Harriette and Carl catch a shady repairman.

Just One Date

Episode: 4x09 | Airdate: Nov 13, 1992

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Steve commemorates his 1,000th attempt to date Laura with a sit-in on the roof.

The Oddest Couple

Episode: 4x10 | Airdate: Nov 20, 1992

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Eddie's sloppy habits and Steve's scientific experiments cause issues when the two become roommates.

It's a Mad, Mad, Madhouse

Episode: 4x11 | Airdate: Nov 27, 1992

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Eddie's teacher arrives for a surprise visit just in time to witness the resulting chaos when Harriette goes on strike.

Muskrat Love

Episode: 4x13 | Airdate: Jan 8, 1993

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Eddie learns a lesson about caring for other people's feelings after he breaks a date with a girl.

The Way the Ball Bounces

Episode: 4x14 | Airdate: Jan 22, 1993

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Eddie is pursued by a college more interested in his ability to play basketball than his grades; Laura sets her sights on Harvard.

A Thought in the Dark

Episode: 4x15 | Airdate: Jan 29, 1993

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Laura and Ted arrange a blind date for Steve with Ted's cousin Myra.

Tender Kisses

Episode: 4x16 | Airdate: Feb 5, 1993

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Eddie meets singer Tracie Spencer and she falls for him; Steve helps Carl get a look at Harriette's diary.

Higher Anxiety

Episode: 4x18 | Airdate: Feb 19, 1993

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Steve, Eddie, and Waldo become trapped on a fire escape while at a party; Carl's widowed mother finds a new man.

Mama's Wedding

Episode: 4x19 | Airdate: Feb 26, 1993

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The family reception turns into a wild party when Mother Winslow marries Fletcher.

Pulling Teeth

Episode: 4x20 | Airdate: Mar 19, 1993

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Steve makes a date for Laura's friend Maxine with Waldo; Richie loses a baby tooth with Carl's help.

Walk on the Wild Side

Episode: 4x21 | Airdate: Mar 26, 1993

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Laura uses a phony ID card to get into a male strip club, where she sees "Steve, the Sensuous" performing on stage.

Hot Stuff

Episode: 4x22 | Airdate: Apr 30, 1993

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Steve discovers a new love interest when Myra makes a pass at him; Eddie unknowingly buys a stolen car stereo.

Stormy Weather

Episode: 4x23 | Airdate: May 7, 1993

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Steve worries that Myra will learn about his reputation as a nerd when he takes her to the high-school prom.

Buds 'n' Buns

Episode: 4x24 | Airdate: May 14, 1993

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Laura wants to be friends until Steve takes her advice and becomes serious about his relationship with Myra.

Season 5

Hell Toupee

Episode: 5x01 | Airdate: Sep 24, 1993

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Steve finds himself the object of romantic attention; Carl considers wearing a toupee.

It Didn't Happen One Night

Episode: 5x02 | Airdate: Oct 1, 1993

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Steve offers to drive Laura to a cheerleading competition in Cincinnati

Saved by the Urkel

Episode: 5x03 | Airdate: Oct 8, 1993

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The Winslows find themselves indebted to Steve

A Matter of Principle

Episode: 5x04 | Airdate: Oct 15, 1993

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Obsessive Myra invades Steve's school; Harriette faces a possible layoff.

Money Out the Window

Episode: 5x05 | Airdate: Oct 22, 1993

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Eddie's gambling debts earn him a visit from a tough guy.

Best Friends

Episode: 5x06 | Airdate: Oct 29, 1993

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Eddie hires Waldo, who is down on himself, to work at the Mighty Weenie.


Episode: 5x07 | Airdate: Nov 5, 1993

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Steve gets a better partner for the basketball tournament after Eddie dumps him. The NBA's Larry Johnson guest stars.

Dr. Urkel and Mr. Cool

Episode: 5x08 | Airdate: Nov 12, 1993

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Steve undergoes a personality change when he drinks his secret elixir.

Car Wars

Episode: 5x09 | Airdate: Nov 19, 1993

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Laura tricks a disrespectful used-car salesman; Steve is close to ruining Eddie's love life.

All the Wrong Moves

Episode: 5x10 | Airdate: Nov 26, 1993

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Steve and Laura reject the affectionate advances of their respective dates at the drive-in.

Scenes from a Mall

Episode: 5x12 | Airdate: Dec 17, 1993

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Steve is the center of attention at a mall when Myra begins to flirt with him.

Rock Enroll

Episode: 5x13 | Airdate: Jan 7, 1994

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Eddie decides to skip college in favor of a career in the entertainment business.

Like a Virgin

Episode: 5x14 | Airdate: Jan 14, 1994

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When Eddie is teased by the guys about his virginity, Steve steps in and eases his mind.

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Episode: 5x15 | Airdate: Jan 21, 1994

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Eddie needs Carl's help when he is harassed by two cops; Steve wreaks havoc at the dentist.

Presumed Urkel

Episode: 5x16 | Airdate: Feb 4, 1994

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When accident-prone Steve is blamed for a chemistry lab explosion, Laura represents him at a school trial.

Father of the Bride

Episode: 5x17 | Airdate: Feb 11, 1994

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Carl experiences a nightmare in which Steve and Laura are married and have Urkel look-alike children.

Psycho Twins

Episode: 5x18 | Airdate: Feb 18, 1994

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Steve and Carl end up in the ring as substitutes against Luke and Butch of the "Bushwackers" wrestling duo.

That's What Friends Are For

Episode: 5x19 | Airdate: Mar 4, 1994

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Waldo envies Eddie's scholarship; Carl fears a test he must take to get a promotion.

Opposites Attract

Episode: 5x20 | Airdate: Mar 18, 1994

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Steve suffers from a severe attack of the hiccups when he is robbed; Laura finds romance.

A-Camping We Will Go

Episode: 5x21 | Airdate: Apr 1, 1994

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Chaos ensues when Steve convinces Carl to let him go along on a camping trip.


Episode: 5x22 | Airdate: Apr 29, 1994

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Steve ends up in a nunnery when he discovers Myra has entered a convent.

Aunt Oona

Episode: 5x23 | Airdate: May 6, 1994

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Steve's awkward Aunt Oona visits, and chaos erupts when she holds a singing contest.

Stefan Returns

Episode: 5x24 | Airdate: May 20, 1994

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Laura asks Steve to take more ooze juice to turn himself into the irresistible Stefan Urquelle.

Season 6

Till Death Do Us Apartment

Episode: 6x03 | Airdate: Oct 7, 1994

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Eddie and Waldo share an apartment; Steve tries to be a son to Carl.

The Looney Bin

Episode: 6x04 | Airdate: Oct 14, 1994

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Steve tries to help his homeless friend and gets trapped in the school's bomb shelter.

Beta Chi Guy

Episode: 6x05 | Airdate: Oct 21, 1994

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A cool fraternity tells Eddie to lose Steve as a friend.

Par for the Course

Episode: 6x07 | Airdate: Nov 4, 1994

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On the golf course, Steve accuses Carl of kissing up to his boss; Laura misses her curfew.

Sink or Swim

Episode: 6x08 | Airdate: Nov 11, 1994

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Steve asks Carl to help him pass a swimming test; Rachel tries to return a dress.

Paradise Bluff

Episode: 6x09 | Airdate: Nov 18, 1994

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Steve and Myra run into trouble when they pull over to park; Carl thinks he is a lousy lover.

Flying Blind

Episode: 6x10 | Airdate: Nov 25, 1994

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Carl and Steve find themselves flying alone when their pilot bails out on them.

Midterm Crisis

Episode: 6x12 | Airdate: Jan 6, 1995

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Steve and Eddie eat Waldo's final exam; Carl has some news about his boss' girlfriend.

An Unlikely Match

Episode: 6x13 | Airdate: Jan 20, 1995

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When the school bully is diagnosed with leukemia, Steve organizes a bone marrow drive.

The Substitute Son

Episode: 6x14 | Airdate: Feb 3, 1995

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The transformation machine turns Urkel into a karate expert to fight bullies.

The Gun

Episode: 6x15 | Airdate: Feb 10, 1995

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After she is robbed, Laura considers arming herself, but instead she organizes a gun turn-in program.

Wedding Bell Blues

Episode: 6x16 | Airdate: Feb 17, 1995

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Carl and Steve find themselves balanced on a church tower while trying to rescue Mr. Looney.

Ain't Nothin' But an Urkel

Episode: 6x17 | Airdate: Feb 24, 1995

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Steve accidentally transforms himself into Elvis; Carl and Harriette are appointed marriage counselors.

My Uncle Hero

Episode: 6x18 | Airdate: Mar 3, 1995

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Laura and Myra fight over Steve; Richie's class visits Carl at the precinct.

My Bodyguard

Episode: 6x19 | Airdate: Mar 17, 1995

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After Steve is threatened, Carl acts as his bodyguard; Eddie is hit on by his boss' daughter.

Cheers Looking at You, Kid

Episode: 6x20 | Airdate: Mar 24, 1995

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Steve tags along on Laura's cheerleading trip to Omaha, Nebraska; Harriette and Carl look forward to a weekend alone.

What's Up Doc?

Episode: 6x21 | Airdate: Mar 31, 1995

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The Winslows see a counselor to discuss the family's tension and hostility.

We're Going to Disney World (2)

Episode: 6x23 | Airdate: May 5, 1995

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Steve, in his alter ego, must tell Myra that he plans to marry Laura; Eddie and Waldo are lost.

Home Sweet Home

Episode: 6x25 | Airdate: May 19, 1995

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Urkel causes more problems when he moves in with Eddie and Waldo.

Season 7

Little Big Guy

Episode: 7x01 | Airdate: Sep 22, 1995

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Steve accidentally shrinks himself and Carl in his transformation machine.

The Naked and the Nerdy

Episode: 7x02 | Airdate: Sep 29, 1995

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Laura and Steve have an unexpected encounter in the shower.


Episode: 7x03 | Airdate: Oct 13, 1995

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Urkel, fearing Myra's jealousy, hides his attraction to a fellow bug collector.

Teacher's Pet

Episode: 7x04 | Airdate: Oct 20, 1995

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Stefan Urquelle calms an unruly class when Steve tries to substitute teach.

Walking My Baby Back Home

Episode: 7x05 | Airdate: Oct 27, 1995

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When Eddie is forbidden to see his girlfriend, he asks Steve to arrange secret meetings.

She's Back

Episode: 7x06 | Airdate: Nov 3, 1995

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When Steve goes to Russia, his Southern-belle cousin Myrtle visits the Winslows.

Hot Rods to Heck

Episode: 7x07 | Airdate: Nov 10, 1995

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Steve tries to protect Laura from a smooth-talking senior by challenging him to a drag race.

Talk's Cheap

Episode: 7x08 | Airdate: Nov 17, 1995

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Steve, Myra, and Laura join the talk show circuit to discuss unsatisfying romances.

Struck by Lightning

Episode: 7x09 | Airdate: Nov 24, 1995

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Being struck by lightning three times keeps Urkel from going outside.

Best Years of Our Lives

Episode: 7x10 | Airdate: Dec 8, 1995

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Steve volunteers to build the senior-class float for the homecoming parade.

Fa La La La Laagghh!

Episode: 7x11 | Airdate: Dec 15, 1995

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Carl agrees to let Steve decorate the Winslow household for the Christmas season.

Friendship Cycles

Episode: 7x12 | Airdate: Jan 5, 1996

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Steve must do some fast thinking to go on a senior class bicycle trip with Myra.

South of the Border

Episode: 7x13 | Airdate: Jan 12, 1996

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Carl, Eddie and Steve have to bail Waldo out of jail.

Life in the Fast Lane

Episode: 7x14 | Airdate: Jan 26, 1996

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After he mistakenly ingests Laura's diet pills, Steve destroys Carl's garage.

Random Acts of Science

Episode: 7x15 | Airdate: Feb 2, 1996

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Steve and Carl are threatened by thugs in the warehouse that houses Steve's experiments.

Tips for a Better Life

Episode: 7x16 | Airdate: Feb 9, 1996

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Steve gets a job at a coffee shop to help pay for repairs on the Winslows' home.

Swine Lake

Episode: 7x17 | Airdate: Feb 16, 1996

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Eddie reluctantly signs up to take ballet lessons to improve his basketball skills.

My Big Brother

Episode: 7x18 | Airdate: Feb 23, 1996

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Steve becomes a big brother to a street-smart fourth grader who can't read.

Eau de love

Episode: 7x19 | Airdate: Mar 8, 1996

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Laura falls under a passionate spell from Steve's aphrodisiac.

Twinkle Toes Faldo

Episode: 7x20 | Airdate: Mar 15, 1996

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Waldo takes tap dancing lessons to improve his agility.


Episode: 7x21 | Airdate: Mar 29, 1996

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Eddie and Waldo are in for a shock when they go to a bar where they think the Chicago Bears hang out.

Dream Date

Episode: 7x22 | Airdate: Apr 26, 1996

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Steve tries to make the night special when he and Laura go to the senior prom together.

A Ham Is Born

Episode: 7x23 | Airdate: May 10, 1996

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Carl lands the lead role in a movie while moonlighting as a security guard.

Send in the Clone

Episode: 7x24 | Airdate: May 17, 1996

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Steve gets a big suprise when he accidentally clones himself.

Season 8

Paris Vacation (1)

Episode: 8x01 | Airdate: Sep 20, 1996

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Steve transports himself, his clone and the Winslows to Paris, where romance blossoms for Laura, and Steve is held captive by a beautiful scientist.

Paris Vacation (2)

Episode: 8x02 | Airdate: Sep 20, 1996

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Steve transports himself, his clone and the Winslows to Paris, where romance blossoms for Laura, and Steve is held captive by a beautiful scientist.

Paris Vacation (3)

Episode: 8x03 | Airdate: Sep 27, 1996

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Carl's attempt to rescue Steve from the clutches of his kidnapper leads to a mad dash around Paris.

Movin' On

Episode: 8x04 | Airdate: Oct 4, 1996

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Steve finds popularity among the technologically inclined at BIT; Laura makes a break and moves in with Myra.

3J in the House

Episode: 8x05 | Airdate: Oct 11, 1996

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The Winslows realize their true feelings for 3J when he runs away from his group home.

Getting Buff

Episode: 8x06 | Airdate: Oct 18, 1996

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Eddie argues to his girlfriend about her modeling when Steve sees Greta nude in Laura's art class, only for Laura to reveal the shocking truth. Meanwhile, Neidermeyer takes Richie and 3J's football and he refuses to give it back. Nick is soon in for a hard lesson in respecting people's property when he is nearly arrested for trying to break in to his own home.


Episode: 8x07 | Airdate: Oct 25, 1996

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Steve is spooked when his ventriloquist dummy comes to life and sets out to torment the Winslows.

Karate Kids

Episode: 8x08 | Airdate: Nov 1, 1996

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A street gang, known as "The Piranhas", has intimidated Richie and 3J from playing at the local park, and when Urkel tries to intervene, he is quickly roughed up. The street gang begin celebrating their possible new place to deal drugs and play rap music until Bruce Lee Urkel (and similar Richie and 3J variants) show up to even the score. After slipping in the Winslows home, Nick fakes needing a wheelchair and threatens to sue Carl. However, his plans are foiled when Harriette and Eddie exploit and expose his scam and send him on his way.

Home Again

Episode: 8x09 | Airdate: Nov 8, 1996

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The music group New Edition helps Stefan woo Laura when their long-distance relationship begins to suffer.

Nightmare at Urkel Oaks

Episode: 8x10 | Airdate: Nov 15, 1996

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Myrtle Urkel pushes Eddie to marry her and has Big Daddy help her apply the pressure.


Episode: 8x11 | Airdate: Nov 22, 1996

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Carl hopes to get a promotion by hosting a fancy dinner party for his superiors.

The Jury

Episode: 8x12 | Airdate: Dec 6, 1996

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Carl and Steve serve on the same jury, where Steve's investigative talent comes into play.

Revenge of the Nerd

Episode: 8x14 | Airdate: Jan 3, 1997

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Laura is excited about joining a sorority until she learns Steve has been named the star of its annual geek party.

Love Triangles

Episode: 8x15 | Airdate: Jan 17, 1997

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Laura and Maxine realize they can share almost anything, except their affection for Curtis.

Father Time

Episode: 8x16 | Airdate: Jan 31, 1997

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Carl and Steve go back in time together, where Carl ignores Steve's warnings and alters history.

Beauty and the Beast

Episode: 8x17 | Airdate: Feb 7, 1997

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Steve's cousin Myrtle arrives with her sights set on winning the local beauty pageant and Eddie's affections.

What Do You Know?

Episode: 8x19 | Airdate: Feb 28, 1997

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Eddie transforms himself into Steve Urkel to compete in a game show, not knowing that Steve is competing in the same show.

Odd Man In

Episode: 8x20 | Airdate: Mar 14, 1997

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Carl invites Harriette to join his poker game; Eddie convinces Steve to fill in for him at work and comes to regret it.

Flirting with Disaster

Episode: 8x21 | Airdate: Mar 28, 1997

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Eddie falls for an older woman; Carl may lose his homeowners insurance because of Steve.

Pound Foolish

Episode: 8x22 | Airdate: Apr 25, 1997

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Steve has what he thinks is the perfect solution to help his Aunt Oona lose weight quickly.

The Brother Who Came to Dinner

Episode: 8x23 | Airdate: May 2, 1997

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Carl's brother, who is in trouble with the law, visits; Steve's invention may give Eddie the upper hand in a boxing match.

A Pirate's Life for Me

Episode: 8x24 | Airdate: May 9, 1997

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Steve and Carl travel back to an 18th-century pirate ship in Steve's latest invention.

Season 9

Out With the Old

Episode: 9x01 | Airdate: Sep 19, 1997

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Steve gets a make-over in preparation for Laura's sorority auction; Carl is threatened by Harriette's promotion.

They Shoot Ducks, Don't They?

Episode: 9x02 | Airdate: Sep 26, 1997

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Urkel tags along when Carl goes duck hunting with his boss; Laura loses her mother's diamond earrings.

Dumb Belle of the Ball

Episode: 9x03 | Airdate: Oct 3, 1997

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Eddie feels obliged to escort Myrtle to the ball after she saves his life.

Drinking and Jiving

Episode: 9x04 | Airdate: Oct 10, 1997

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Laura drinks too much at a fraternity party; Carl and Harriette make conflicting surprise plans for their anniversary.

Trading Places

Episode: 9x08 | Airdate: Nov 7, 1997

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Stefan and Urkel trade places to test Laura's feelings; Eddie tapes the police department for a school project.

A Pain in Harassment

Episode: 9x09 | Airdate: Nov 28, 1997

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Urkel can win $1 million by sinking a halftime shot at an LA Clippers game; Harriette has trouble with her boss.

Original Gangsta Dawg

Episode: 9x10 | Airdate: Dec 5, 1997

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Trouble comes to town when Urkel's cousin, Original Gangsta Dawg, pays a visit and clashes with both Carl and Laura.

Grill of My Dreams

Episode: 9x12 | Airdate: Jan 9, 1998

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Urkel impresses Laura with his new cooking talent and manages to save a Japanese restaurant from a fire; Carl baby-sits a parrot.

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Episode: 9x13 | Airdate: Jan 16, 1998

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Urkel and Myra break up, and Eddie decides to drop out of college to become a cop.

Crazy for You (1)

Episode: 9x14 | Airdate: Jan 23, 1998

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Myra and Stefan work at separating Laura and Steve; Eddie learns an important lesson in firearm safety.

Crazier for You (2)

Episode: 9x15 | Airdate: Jan 30, 1998

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Myra surprises Steve and Laura on their first date; Harriette gives Carl his rink back.

Whose Man Is It Anyway?

Episode: 9x16 | Airdate: Jun 5, 1998

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Myrtle and Greta decide to settle their fight over Eddie in the boxing ring; 3J looks for his biological mother.


Episode: 9x17 | Airdate: Jun 12, 1998

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Urkel takes Laura to Chicago's biggest polka festival in an effort to bond with her.

Throw Urkel from the Train

Episode: 9x18 | Airdate: Jun 18, 1998

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Carl spends a weekend with Urkel after his nerdy neighbor unwittingly joins him on a business trip.

Don't Make Me Over

Episode: 9x19 | Airdate: Jun 26, 1998

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After a cosmetic makeover, Myrtle decides she likes her old self better.

Pop Goes the Question

Episode: 9x20 | Airdate: Jul 3, 1998

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Laura faces a dilemma when both Urkel and Stefan ask for her hand in marriage.

Lost in Space (1)

Episode: 9x21 | Airdate: Jul 10, 1998

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Urkel and Laura postpone their wedding when he is launched into space in order to test his latest gadget.

Lost in Space (2)

Episode: 9x22 | Airdate: Jul 17, 1998

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Urkel fixes his spacecraft from the outside in order to return to Earth and see Laura again.