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Policeman Carl Winslow has enough to deal with on the job. But when he gets home, he still has to handle kids, his wife, Harriette (whose character was first introduced on the sitcom ``Perfect Strangers''), his mom, a sister-in-law and Urkel, the nerd next door who doesn't understand that he doesn't actually live with the Winslows.

Premiere:
Sep 22, 1989
Original Network:
CBS
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Dr. Urkel and Mr. Cool

S05, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 12, 1993)
Steve undergoes a personality change when he drinks his secret elixir.
  • Tue 7/26
  • 9:00AM-9:43AM
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Stefan Returns

S05, E24  (First Aired: May. 20, 1994)
Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams) asks Steve (Jaleel White) to take more ooze juice to turn himself into the irresistible Stefan Urquelle. Guest star: Freddie Jackson.
  • Tue 7/26
  • 9:43AM-10:26AM
  • 256
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We're Going to Disney World

S06, E22  (First Aired: Apr. 28, 1995)
Steve travels to Walt Disney World to participate in an inventors contest.
  • Tue 7/26
  • 10:26AM-11:09AM
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We're Going to Disney World

S06, E23  (First Aired: May. 5, 1995)
Steve (Jaleel White), in his alter ego, must tell Myra (Michelle Thomas) that he plans to marry Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams); Eddie and Waldo (Darius McCrary, Shawn Harrison) are lost.
  • Tue 7/26
  • 11:09AM-11:52AM
  • 256
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Tips for a Better Life

S07, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 9, 1996)
Steve (Jaleel White) gets a job at a coffee shop to help pay for repairs on the Winslows' home. With Reginald VelJohnson.
  • Tue 7/26
  • 11:52AM-12:35PM
  • 256
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Home Again

S08, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 8, 1996)
The music group New Edition helps Stefan woo Laura when their long-distance relationship begins to suffer.
  • Tue 7/26
  • 12:35PM-1:18PM
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Out With the Old

S09, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 19, 1997)
Steve gets a make-over in preparation for Laura's sorority auction; Carl is threatened by Harriette's promotion.
  • Tue 7/26
  • 1:18PM-2:00PM
  • 256
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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

S09, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 16, 1998)
Urkel and Myra (Jaleel White, Michelle Thomas) break up, and Eddie (Darius McCrary) decides to drop out of college to become a cop.
  • Tue 7/26
  • 2:00PM-2:40PM
  • 256
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Crazy for You

S09, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 23, 1998)
Myra and Stephan work at separating Laura and Steve; Eddie learns an important lesson in firearm safety.
  • Tue 7/26
  • 2:40PM-3:20PM
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Crazier for You

S09, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 30, 1998)
Myra (Michelle Thomas) surprises Steve and Laura (Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams) on their first date; Harriette (Judyann Elder) gives Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) his ring back.
  • Tue 7/26
  • 3:20PM-4:00PM
  • 256
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Two Income Family

S01, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 29, 1989)
The Winslows must cut costs when Harriette (JoMarie Payton-France) loses her job. With Reginald VelJohnson and Telma Hopkins.
  • Wed 7/27
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
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Short Story

S01, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 6, 1989)
Rachel's (Telma Hopkins) first published short story hits too close to home for certain members of the family. With JoMarie Payton-France and Reginald VelJohnson.
  • Thu 7/28
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
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Paris Vacation

S08, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 20, 1996)
Steve transports himself, his clone and the Winslows to Paris, where romance blossoms for Laura, and Steve is held captive by a beautiful scientist.
  • Thu 7/28
  • 9:00AM-9:43AM
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Paris Vacation

S08, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 20, 1996)
Steve transports himself, his clone and the Winslows to Paris, where romance blossoms for Laura, and Steve is held captive by a beautiful scientist.
  • Thu 7/28
  • 9:43AM-10:26AM
  • 256
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Paris Vacation

S08, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 27, 1996)
Carl's (Reginald VelJohnson) attempt to rescue Steve (Jaleel White) from the clutches of his kidnapper leads to a mad dash around Paris.
  • Thu 7/28
  • 10:26AM-11:09AM
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Movin' On

S08, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 4, 1996)
Steve finds popularity among the technologically inclined at BIT; Laura makes a break and moves in with Myra.
  • Thu 7/28
  • 11:09AM-11:52AM
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Chick-A-Boom

S08, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 22, 1996)
Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) hopes to get a promotion by hosting a fancy dinner party for his superiors. With Jaleel White.
  • Thu 7/28
  • 11:52AM-12:35PM
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Revenge of the Nerd

S08, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 3, 1997)
Laura is excited about joining a sorority until she learns Steve has been named the star of its annual geek party.
  • Thu 7/28
  • 12:35PM-1:19PM
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Love Triangle

S08, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 17, 1997)
Laura and Maxine (Kellie Shanygne Williams, Cherie Johnson) realize they can share almost anything, except their affection for Curtis. With Jaleel White.
  • Thu 7/28
  • 1:19PM-2:03PM
  • 256
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Father Time

S08, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 31, 1997)
Carl and Steve (Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White) go back in time together, where Carl ignores Steve's warnings and alters history.
  • Thu 7/28
  • 2:03PM-2:40PM
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Beauty and the Beast

S08, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 7, 1997)
Steve's cousin Myrtle arrives with her sights set on winning the local beauty pageant and Eddie's affections.
  • Thu 7/28
  • 2:40PM-3:18PM
  • 256
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Flirting With Disaster

S08, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 28, 1997)
Eddie (Darius McCrary) falls for an older woman; Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) may lose his homeowners insurance because of Steve (Jaleel White).
  • Thu 7/28
  • 3:18PM-3:54PM
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A Pirate's Life for Me

S08, E24  (First Aired: May. 9, 1997)
Steve and Carl (Jaleel White, Reginald VelJohnson) travel back to an 18th-century pirate ship in Steve's latest invention.
  • Thu 7/28
  • 3:54PM-4:30PM
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Rachel's First Date

S01, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 13, 1989)
Desperate for some time alone with Harriette (JoMarie Payton-France), Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) encourages Rachel (Telma Hopkins) to start dating again.
  • Fri 7/29
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
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Straight A's

S01, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 20, 1989)
Carl and Harriette (Reginald VelJohnson, JoMarie Payton-France) are thrilled when Eddie (Darius McCrary) brings home an unexpected straight-A report card.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
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Teacher's Pet

S07, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 20, 1995)
Stefan Urquelle calms an unruly class when Steve tries to substitute teach.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 11:00AM-11:40AM
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She's Back

S07, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 3, 1995)
When Steve goes to Russia, his Southern-belle cousin Myrtle (Jaleel White) visits the Winslows.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 11:40AM-12:20PM
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Talk's Cheap

S07, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 17, 1995)
Steve, Myra and Laura (Jaleel White, Michelle Thomas, Kellie Shanygne Williams) join the talk show circuit to discuss unsatisfying romances. With Reginald VelJohnson.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 12:20PM-1:00PM
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Eau de Love

S07, E19  (First Aired: Mar. 8, 1996)
Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams) falls under a passionate spell from Steve's (Jaleel White) aphrodisiac.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 1:00PM-1:38PM
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Nightmare at Urkel Oaks

S08, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 15, 1996)
Myrtle Urkel (Jaleel White) pushes Eddie (Darius McCrary) to marry her and has Big Daddy (Reginald VelJohnson) help her apply the pressure.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 1:38PM-2:16PM
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Pound Foolish

S08, E22  (First Aired: Apr. 25, 1997)
Steve (Jaleel White) has what he thinks is the perfect solution to help his Aunt Oona (guest star Donna Summer) lose weight quickly.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 2:16PM-2:53PM
  • 256
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Trading Places

S09, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 1997)
Stephan and Urkel trade places to test Laura's feelings; Eddie tapes the police department for a school project.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 2:53PM-3:30PM
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  • Sun 7/31
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
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Good Cop, Bad Cop

S05, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 1994)
Eddie (Darius McCrary) needs Carl's (Reginald VelJohnson) help when he is harassed by two cops; Steve (Jaleel White) wreaks havoc at the dentist.
  • Sun 7/31
  • 8:53AM-9:27AM
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Psycho Twins

S05, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 18, 1994)
Steve and Carl end up in the ring as substitutes against Luke and Butch of the ``Bushwackers'' wrestling duo.
  • Sun 7/31
  • 9:27AM-10:00AM
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Dumb Belle of the Ball

S09, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 3, 1997)
Eddie (Darius McCrary) feels obliged to escort Myrtle (Jaleel White) to the ball after she saves his life.
  • Mon 8/1
  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
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Presumed Urkel

S05, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 4, 1994)
When accident-prone Steve is blamed for a chemistry lab explosion, Laura represents him at a school trial.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
  • 256
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Requiem for an Urkel

S02, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 23, 1990)
Steve (Jaleel White) amazes everyone when he stands up to a bully in school. With JoMarie Payton-France.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 9:00AM-9:43AM
  • 256
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Fast Eddie Winslow

S02, E12  (First Aired: Nov. 30, 1990)
Eddie (Darius McCrary) finds himself in a pinch with a hardened pool hustler. With Jaleel White.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 9:43AM-10:26AM
  • 256
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I Should Have Done Something

S02, E25  (First Aired: Apr. 26, 1991)
Steve (Jaleel White) schemes to take Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams) to a concert; Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) regrets the results of a hostage case.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 10:26AM-11:09AM
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Love and Kisses

S03, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 28, 1992)
Steve (Jaleel White) hires singer Johnny Gill (guest starring as himself) to serenade Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams); Carl and Harriette (Reginald VelJohnson, JoMarie Payton-France) take a second honeymoon.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 11:09AM-11:52AM
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Rock Enroll

S05, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 7, 1994)
Eddie (Darius McCrary) decides to skip college in favor of a career in the entertainment business. Guest star: Shanice.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 11:52AM-12:35PM
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Aunt Oona

S05, E23  (First Aired: May. 6, 1994)
Steve's (Jaleel White) awkward Aunt Oona (guest star Donna Summer) visits, and chaos erupts when she holds a singing contest.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 12:35PM-1:18PM
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Par for the Course

S06, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 4, 1994)
On the golf course, Steve (Jaleel White) accuses Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) of kissing up to his boss; Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams) misses her curfew.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 1:18PM-2:00PM
  • 256
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An Unlikely Match

S06, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 20, 1995)
When the school bully is diagnosed with leukemia, Steve organizes a bone marrow drive. With Jaleel White, Lamont Bentley and Reginald VelJohnson.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 2:00PM-2:38PM
  • 256
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Pound Foolish

S08, E22  (First Aired: Apr. 25, 1997)
Steve (Jaleel White) has what he thinks is the perfect solution to help his Aunt Oona (guest star Donna Summer) lose weight quickly.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 2:38PM-3:16PM
  • 256
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The Brother Who Came to Dinner

S08, E23  (First Aired: May. 2, 1997)
Carl's brother, who is in trouble with the law, visits; Steve's invention may give Eddie the upper hand in a boxing match.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 3:16PM-3:53PM
  • 256
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A Pain in Harassment

S09, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 14, 1997)
Urkel can win $1 million by sinking a halftime shot at an L.A. Clippers game; Harriette has trouble with her boss.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 3:53PM-4:30PM
  • 256
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  • Wed 8/3
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
  • 256
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A-Camping We Will Go

S05, E21  (First Aired: Apr. 1, 1994)
Chaos ensues when Steve (Jaleel White) convinces Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) to let him go along on a camping trip.
  • Thu 8/4
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
  • 256
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Paris Vacation

S08, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 20, 1996)
Steve transports himself, his clone and the Winslows to Paris, where romance blossoms for Laura, and Steve is held captive by a beautiful scientist.
  • Thu 8/4
  • 9:00AM-9:43AM
  • 256
  • Centric

Paris Vacation

S08, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 27, 1996)
Carl's (Reginald VelJohnson) attempt to rescue Steve (Jaleel White) from the clutches of his kidnapper leads to a mad dash around Paris.
  • Thu 8/4
  • 9:43AM-10:26AM
  • 256
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Till Death Do Us Apartment

S06, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 7, 1994)
Eddie and Waldo (Darius McCrary, Shawn Harrison) share an apartment; Steve (Jaleel White) tries to be a son to Carl (Reginald VelJohnson).
  • Thu 8/4
  • 10:26AM-11:09AM
  • 256
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Cheers Looking at You, Kid

S06, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 24, 1995)
Steve tags along on Laura's cheerleading trip to Omaha, Neb.; Harriette and Carl look forward to a weekend alone.
  • Thu 8/4
  • 11:09AM-11:52AM
  • 256
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Midterm Crisis

S06, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 6, 1995)
Steve and Eddie (Jaleel White, Darius McCrary) eat Waldo's (Shawn Harrison) final exam; Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) has some news about his boss's girlfriend. Guest star: Sherman Hemsley.
  • Thu 8/4
  • 11:52AM-12:35PM
  • 256
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What's Up Doc?

S06, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 31, 1995)
The Winslows see a counselor to discuss the family's tension and hostility. With Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White.
  • Thu 8/4
  • 12:35PM-1:18PM
  • 256
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The Naked and the Nerdy

S07, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 29, 1995)
Laura and Steve (Kellie Shanygne Williams, Jaleel White) have an unexpected encounter in the shower.
  • Thu 8/4
  • 1:18PM-2:00PM
  • 256
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Walking My Baby Back Home

S07, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 27, 1995)
When Eddie (Darius McCrary) is forbidden to see his girlfriend (Tammy Townsend), he asks Steve (Jaleel White) to arrange secret meetings.
  • Thu 8/4
  • 2:00PM-2:40PM
  • 256
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Lost in Space

S09, E21  (First Aired: Jul. 10, 1998)
Urkel and Laura postpone their wedding when he is launched into space in order to test his latest gadget.
  • Thu 8/4
  • 2:40PM-3:20PM
  • 256
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Lost in Space

S09, E22  (First Aired: Jul. 17, 1998)
Urkel (Jaleel White) fixes his spacecraft from the outside in order to return to Earth and see Laura (Kellie Williams) again. With Reginald VelJohnson.
  • Thu 8/4
  • 3:20PM-4:00PM
  • 256
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Walking My Baby Back Home

S07, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 27, 1995)
When Eddie (Darius McCrary) is forbidden to see his girlfriend (Tammy Townsend), he asks Steve (Jaleel White) to arrange secret meetings.
  • Fri 8/5
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
  • 256
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Paradise Bluff

S06, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 18, 1994)
Steve and Myra (Jaleel White, Michelle Thomas) run into trouble when they pull over to park; Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) thinks he is a lousy lover.
  • Sat 8/6
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
  • 256
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The misadventures of a middle-class black family in suburban Chicago.
  • Tue 8/9
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
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