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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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Life in the Fast Lane

S07, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 26, 1996)
After he mistakenly ingests Laura's (Kellie Shanygne Williams) diet pills, Steve (Jaleel White) destroys Carl's (Reginald VelJohnson) garage.
  • Tue 6/28
  • 2:29AM-3:00AM
  • 256
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Laura's First Date

S01, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 15, 1989)
Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams) gets more dates than she can handle. With Reginald VelJohnson and JoMarie Payton-France.
  • Tue 6/28
  • 9:00AM-9:38AM
  • 256
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Man's Best Friend

S01, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 8, 1990)
The children bring home a stray dog that has a habit of chewing on things. With JoMarie Payton-France and Reginald VelJohnson.
  • Tue 6/28
  • 9:38AM-10:16AM
  • 256
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Baker's Dozen

S01, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 11, 1990)
The family works hard to fill an order for thousands of Carl's (Reginald VelJohnson) lemon tarts. With JoMarie Payton-France.
  • Tue 6/28
  • 10:16AM-10:53AM
  • 256
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The Big Reunion

S01, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 23, 1990)
Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) decides to lose weight before going to his high-school reunion. With JoMarie Payton-France.
  • Tue 6/28
  • 10:53AM-11:30AM
  • 256
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The Party

S01, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 3, 1990)
While his parents are away, Eddie's (Darius McCrary) friends throw a wild party. With Jaleel White and Randy Josselyn.
  • Tue 6/28
  • 11:30AM-12:08PM
  • 256
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The Big Fix

S01, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 9, 1990)
Eddie (Darius McCrary) talks Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams) into going out with nerdy Steve Urkel (Jaleel White). With JoMarie Payton-France.
  • Tue 6/28
  • 12:08PM-12:46PM
  • 256
  • Centric

Sitting Pretty

S01, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 20, 1990)
The Winslow home fills with children when Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams) starts a baby-sitting service. With JoMarie Payton-France and Reginald VelJohnson.
  • Tue 6/28
  • 12:46PM-1:23PM
  • 256
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In a Jam

S01, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 23, 1990)
Eddie (Darius McCrary) gets himself in trouble when he defends Steve (Jaleel White) from a bully (guest star Markus Redmond).
  • Tue 6/28
  • 1:23PM-2:00PM
  • 256
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The Candidate

S01, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 16, 1990)
Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams) helps Eddie (Darius McCrary) run for class president. With JoMarie Payton-France.
  • Tue 6/28
  • 2:00PM-2:40PM
  • 256
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Bowl Me Over

S01, E21  (First Aired: Apr. 17, 1990)
The Winslows have a battle-of-the-sexes bowling match. With JoMarie Payton-France and Reginald VelJohnson.
  • Tue 6/28
  • 2:40PM-3:20PM
  • 256
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Rock Video

S01, E22  (First Aired: Apr. 30, 1990)
The Winslow family makes a music video for a television contest. With JoMarie Payton-France and Reginald VelJohnson.
  • Tue 6/28
  • 3:20PM-4:00PM
  • 256
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Karate Kids

S08, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 1, 1996)
Steve (Jaleel White) takes on a pack of bullies when he lands a job as a playground supervisor. With Reginald VelJohnson.
  • Wed 6/29
  • 2:29AM-3:00AM
  • 256
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Drinking and Jiving

S09, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 10, 1997)
Laura drinks too much at a fraternity party; Carl and Harriette make conflicting surprise plans for their anniversary.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 2:29AM-3:00AM
  • 256
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Rachel's Place

S02, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 21, 1990)
Rachel plans to open a restaurant when the local burger hangout burns down.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 9:00AM-9:38AM
  • 256
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Torn Between Two Lovers

S02, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 21, 1990)
Rachel (Telma Hopkins) surprises Steve (Jaleel White) with an invitation to a candlelight dinner at her restaurant. With Reginald VelJohnson.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 9:38AM-10:16AM
  • 256
  • Centric

Marriage 101

S02, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 28, 1990)
Steve and Laura (Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams) get married in a class project.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 10:16AM-10:53AM
  • 256
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Flashpants

S02, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 5, 1990)
Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) plans to dance circles around a fierce rival at an upcoming contest. With Kellie Shanygne Williams.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 10:53AM-11:30AM
  • 256
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The Crash Course

S02, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 12, 1990)
Steve takes the blame when Eddie crashes the car into the house.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 11:30AM-12:08PM
  • 256
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Boxcar Blues

S02, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 19, 1990)
Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) is trapped inside a railroad boxcar with Steve (Jaleel White).
  • Thu 6/30
  • 12:08PM-12:46PM
  • 256
  • Centric

Dog Day Halloween

S02, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 26, 1990)
Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) must save Steve and Laura (Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams), who have been taken hostage during a Halloween robbery.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 12:46PM-1:23PM
  • 256
  • Centric

Cousin Urkel

S02, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 2, 1990)
Steve's cousin (Jaleel White in a dual role), the Belle of Biloxi, sets out to win Eddie's (Darius McCrary) love.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 1:23PM-2:00PM
  • 256
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Dedicated to the One I Love

S02, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 9, 1990)
Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams) is jealous when Steve (Jaleel White) pays attention to another girl.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 2:00PM-2:40PM
  • 256
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The Science Project

S02, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 16, 1990)
The unlikely pair of Steve and Laura (Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams) teams up on a science project. With JoMarie Payton-France.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 2:40PM-3:20PM
  • 256
  • Centric

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.
  • Thu 6/30
  • 3:20PM-4:00PM
  • 256
  • Centric

My Bodyguard

S06, E19  (First Aired: Mar. 17, 1995)
After Steve (Jaleel White) is threatened, Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) acts as his bodyguard; Eddie (Darius McCrary) is hit on by his boss's daughter.
  • Fri 7/1
  • 2:29AM-3:00AM
  • 256
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The Jury

S08, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 6, 1996)
Carl and Steve (Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White) serve on the same jury, where Steve's investigative talent comes into play.
  • Sat 7/2
  • 2:29AM-3:00AM
  • 256
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The Substitute Son

S06, E14  (First Aired: Feb. 3, 1995)
The transformation machine turns Urkel into a karate expert to fight bullies.
  • Tue 7/5
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
  • 256
  • Centric

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 7/5
  • 9:00AM-9:38AM
  • 256
  • Centric

Have Yourself a Merry Winslow Christmas

S02, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 21, 1990)
Lonely Steve (Jaleel White) puts his fondest Christmas wish in a note addressed to the Winslows. With Reginald VelJohnson.
  • Tue 7/5
  • 9:38AM-10:16AM
  • 256
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Ice Station Winslow

S02, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 4, 1991)
Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) contends with Lake Wannamuck's frigid waters while on an ice fishing trip.
  • Tue 7/5
  • 10:16AM-10:53AM
  • 256
  • Centric

Son

S02, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 11, 1991)
Eddie's (Darius McCrary) fight with his father (Reginald VelJohnson) disturbs the whole family.
  • Tue 7/5
  • 10:53AM-11:30AM
  • 256
  • Centric

Do the Right Thing

S02, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 14, 1991)
Steve (Jaleel White) is jealous when Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams) falls for the new basketball player at school.
  • Tue 7/5
  • 11:30AM-12:08PM
  • 256
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High Hopes

S02, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 5, 1991)
Steve (Jaleel White) tries to lend a hand when Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) is determined to overcome his fear of heights.
  • Tue 7/5
  • 12:08PM-12:46PM
  • 256
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Life of the Party

S02, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 8, 1991)
Aunt Rachel rescues Steve when his punch is spiked at a party.
  • Tue 7/5
  • 12:46PM-1:23PM
  • 256
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Busted

S02, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 15, 1991)
Steve and Eddie (Jaleel White, Darius McCrary) visit a gambling hangout to raise money after Eddie wrecks the family car.
  • Tue 7/5
  • 1:23PM-2:00PM
  • 256
  • Centric

Fight the Good Fight

S02, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 22, 1991)
Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams) starts a campaign to have a black history course taught at her school. With JoMarie Payton-France.
  • Tue 7/5
  • 2:00PM-2:38PM
  • 256
  • Centric

Taking Credit

S02, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 15, 1991)
Steve and Carl (Jaleel White, Reginald VelJohnson) both learn a lesson about when to take credit for their achievements.
  • Tue 7/5
  • 2:38PM-3:16PM
  • 256
  • Centric

Finding the Words

S02, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 22, 1991)
The unexpected visit of a mysterious person (Paul Winfield) from Harriette's past leaves Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) speechless. With JoMarie Payton-France.
  • Tue 7/5
  • 3:16PM-3:53PM
  • 256
  • Centric

Skip to My Lieu

S02, E23  (First Aired: Apr. 1, 1991)
Steve (Jaleel White) tells anyone who will listen that he plans to go steady with Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams). With JoMarie Payton-France.
  • Tue 7/5
  • 3:53PM-4:30PM
  • 256
  • Centric

Ain't Nothing but an Urkel

S06, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 24, 1995)
Steve accidentally transforms himself into Elvis; Carl and Harriette are appointed marriage counselors.
  • Wed 7/6
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
  • 256
  • Centric

Car Wars

S05, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 19, 1993)
Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams) tricks a disrespectful used-car salesman; Steve (Jaleel White) is close to ruining Eddie's (Darius McCrary) love life.
  • Thu 7/7
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
  • 256
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The Good, the Bad, and the Urkel

S02, E24  (First Aired: Apr. 25, 1991)
Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) dreams that he is facing Two-Gun Urkel (Jaleel White), the most annoying gunslinger in the West.
  • Thu 7/7
  • 9:00AM-9:38AM
  • 256
  • Centric

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.
  • Thu 7/7
  • 9:38AM-10:16AM
  • 256
  • Centric

Boom!

S03, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 20, 1991)
Steve (Jaleel White) steals an orangutan from a science lab; Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) steps on a treadmill booby-trapped with a bomb.
  • Thu 7/7
  • 10:16AM-10:53AM
  • 256
  • Centric

Brain Over Brawn

S03, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 27, 1991)
Steve (Jaleel White) challenges another student (David Baur) to a rope-climbing competition to impress Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams).
  • Thu 7/7
  • 10:53AM-11:30AM
  • 256
  • Centric

The Show Must Go On

S03, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 4, 1991)
Steve (Jaleel White) looks forward to kissing Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams) when they act as Romeo and Juliet in the school play.
  • Thu 7/7
  • 11:30AM-12:08PM
  • 256
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Words Hurt

S03, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 11, 1991)
When Steve begins sleepwalking, he visits a hypnotherapist who takes him on a journey through his subconscious mind.
  • Thu 7/7
  • 12:08PM-12:46PM
  • 256
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Daddy's Little Girl

S03, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 19, 1991)
Laura's (Kellie Shanygne Williams) behavior suddenly changes when she meets Carl's new partner (Perry Moore); surf's up for Steve (Jaleel White).
  • Thu 7/7
  • 12:46PM-1:23PM
  • 256
  • Centric

Citizens' Court

S03, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 25, 1991)
Steve (Jaleel White) acts as his own lawyer when he sues Carl (Reginald VelJohnson) over the death of a pet beetle.
  • Thu 7/7
  • 1:23PM-2:00PM
  • 256
  • Centric

Robo-Nerd

S03, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 1, 1991)
Steve (Jaleel White) builds a robot that looks and talks -- and chases after Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams) -- just like him.
  • Thu 7/7
  • 2:00PM-2:40PM
  • 256
  • Centric

Making the Team

S03, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 8, 1991)
Steve (Jaleel White) tries out for the basketball team; Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams) is ignored by the other cheerleaders on the squad.
  • Thu 7/7
  • 2:40PM-3:20PM
  • 256
  • Centric

Born to Be Mild

S03, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 15, 1991)
Steve goes undercover to help Carl catch the gang members who wrecked Rachel's restaurant and beat up Eddie.
  • Thu 7/7
  • 3:20PM-4:00PM
  • 256
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Grandmama

S05, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 5, 1993)
Steve (Jaleel White) gets a better partner for the basketball tournament after Eddie (Darius McCrary) dumps him. The NBA's Larry Johnson guest stars.
  • Fri 7/8
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
  • 256
  • Centric

Send in the Clone

S07, E24  (First Aired: May. 17, 1996)
Steve gets a big surprise when he accidentally clones himself. (China Forbes' video ``Ordinary Girl'' premieres at show's end.)
  • Sat 7/9
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
  • 256
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