The Winslow family deal with various misadventures, many of them caused by their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.
Originally, "Family Matters" a spin-off series of the successful "Perfect Strangers" was conceived to focus on the Winslows, a middle-class suburban Chicago black family. Harriet was the sarcastic elevator operator at the Chicago Chronicle newspaper while her portly husband, Carl, was a Chicago police sergeant; they had three children Eddie (14), Laura (12) and Judy (9). While somewhat successful in its early months on the air, "Family Matters" didn't become a true hit until the appearance of the Winslow's next door neighbor kid, Steve Urkel. The bespectacled Urkel, complete with high-pitched voice and suspenders, was the ultimate nerd who had an unrequited crush on Laura. His well-meaning but clumsy ways, in addition to countless back-firing contraptions and visits at inopportune times, caused no end of grief for Eddie, Laura and especially Carl; Harriet, however, was more understanding. Also a part of the action were Harriet's recently widowed sister, Rachel Crawford (she operated a local hangout, Rachel's Place), and her son, Richie; Carl's mother, Estelle; Eddie's slow-witted pal, Waldo; Laura's friend, MAXINE; and Myra Monkhouse, a beautiful teen-ager with a huge crush for Urkel. As the years went on, Urkel developed a special transformation chamber to allow himself to change into suave Stefan Urquelle, whom Laura fell for; it was a way for the nerd to finally win the object of his affection. Laura eventually got to appreciate Urkel's company, and eventually, fell in love with him. Carl was eventually promoted from sergeant to lieutenant, finally attaining the rank of captain. In later years, Urkel moved in with the Winslows (when his parents abandoned him in moving to Russia); and Carl and Harriet (long after their daughter, Judy, disappeared from the scene without explanation) adopted 3J, a local orphan who was friends with Richie. While many episodes seemed to focus on Urkel and Carl, a number of shows explored serious topics, including gangs, police brutality, teen-age drinking and guns in school. The show ran on ABC from 1989 through 1997 as a cornerstone of that network's "TGIF" programming block; it and "Step by Step," another "TGIF" series, switched to CBS for both series' final season.
1The Mama Who Came to Dinner
22 Sep 1989Description ▼
In the pilot episode, viewers meet the rest of Chicago Chronicle elevator operator Harriette Winslow's family. The first plot centers around her husband, Carl, a police sergeant with the Chicago Police Department. He's uptight when he learns that his mother, Estelle (aka Mother Winslow), is moving in - especially since his position as the family's "Head Kahuna" is threatened.
29 Sep 1989Description ▼
Harriette loses her job as elevator operator at the Chicago Chronicle when she asks for a raise. The lack of a second income into the Winslow household puts additional strain on the budget, prompting Harriette to apply for an opening as head of security. Initially, she's turned down, but her impassioned speech about what skills she has makes quite the impression.
06 Oct 1989Description ▼
Early in the series, Harriette's widowed sister, Rachel Crawford, is a budding freelance writer who has just written a short story. She's really excited when Tomorrow's Woman magazine wants to buy the story, but no one else (except Eddie) wants to celebrate. It seems they've read the story, see negative representations of themselves in Rachel's characters and are offended that she's using her story as a way to express her frustrations about them.
4Rachel's First Date
13 Oct 1989
20 Oct 1989Description ▼
To everyone's surprise, Eddie comes home with a report card with straight A's. Eddie's even more surprised, since he knows his academic performance has been what could be best described as marginal. Eddie later finds out his buddy Rodney Beckett was behind the scheme. Things soon become a matter of conscience: Don't say anything and have his parents be proud of him, or tell the truth?
03 Nov 1989
10 Nov 1989Description ▼
Rachel decides to treat herself to a spin in Carl's vintage police car and promptly gets into a minor accident. Can she repair the damaged front fender before Carl gets home to drive it in a Columbus Day parade ... knowing that she was not to drive the car in the first place?
17 Nov 1989
24 Nov 1989
28 Nov 1989Description ▼
Working security at a television studio, Carl makes a simple request to actor Buddy Goodrich to move his parked car from a fire lane. Buddy is very rude and refuses to move the car. He presses his luck and is arrested when he tries to punch Carl. Carl thinks the matter is settled ... until the family learns about the arrest and won't talk to him. Later, Buddy shows up at the Winslows home in an attempt to bribe Carl with free tickets to his TV show, where again he runs his mouth off and lets slip the truth. The others then decide to give Buddy back the tickets and tell him to leave.
08 Dec 1989Description ▼
Estelle shows off an heirloom quilt that's been in the Winslow family for more than 200 years. Despite being told not to sell the quilt at the family's garage sale, Laura accidentally does so when a museum curator offers $200 for it. Laura then goes all out to get the quilt back, using a tearful speech to soften up the stubborn curator. Estelle is impressed and lets Laura keep the quilt until it's her turn to pass it down a generation.
12Laura's First Date
15 Dec 1989Description ▼
The episode that ensured "Family Matters'" success. It all began with Laura bemoaning her inability to get a date with cute classmate Mark for the school dance. Eddie and Carl make well-meaning attempts to set Laura up with someone. It is Carl who - in a decision he'd live to regret - sets his daughter up with Steven Q. Urkel. The quintessential nerd drives everyone batty just being himself. Even though Laura eventually gets over her shyness and asks Mark out, Urkel decides to stay until 10 p.m. - the earliest his folks want him home - and makes himself at home!
13Man's Best Friend
08 Jan 1990Description ▼
Man's best friend isn't a dog, at least in Carl's eyes, when a stray pooch follows the kids home. Carl wants to get rid of the dog, but his feelings begin to change when the dog scares off unwelcome visitor Urkel. Carl soon becomes attached to the dog, but it isn't long before the canine disrupts the family routine.
11 Jan 1990Description ▼
Carl's lemon tarts - made using a secret recipe - is a big hit with Rachel's church group. One of her friends is a restaurant manager who wants to buy dozens of the tarts. Carl agrees to turn the kitchen into a makeshift bakery ... and with less than 24 hours to fulfill the contract, the results are disastrous.
15The Big Reunion
23 Jan 1990
03 Feb 1990Description ▼
Carl leaves Eddie in charge of the household while the adults go on an overnight trip. There's one major rule: No guests allowed! Eddie obeys at first, but then Rodney comes over to deliver pizza. Then two pretty girls show up ... and things quickly spiral into a huge house party that Eddie quickly loses control over. Rival football players even play football with Urkel! Only when Carl and Harriette arrive home early does everything calm down ... that is, until Urkel utters from inside the sofa, "Party of the year!"
17The Big Fix
09 Feb 1990Description ▼
Eddie's flunking algebra and has nowhere else to turn but math-whiz Urkel. Urkel agrees to help Edd-o on one condition: He gets a date with Laura. And just so he'll get what he wants, he takes Eddie's Prince concert tickets for collateral. Laura reluctantly agrees to go with Urkel on a "non-date," which goes just as one would expect. In the end, Harriette assures Laura that Urkel is well satisfied - and then the phone rings!
20 Feb 1990Description ▼
Seeking a promotion, Carl invites no-nonsense Capt. Davenport over for dinner. Simple enough, except he doesn't know that Laura - who has opened a baby-sitting service - is looking after dozens of crazy children. Carl is sure his promotion (not to mention job) is down the drain, especially when Capt. Davenport is a little tied up thanks to the kids. But things turn out OK when Capt. Davenport moans, "You ruined the game" and admits he loves children.
19In a Jam
23 Feb 1990Description ▼
A bully named Bull Watson terrorizes Urkel into giving up his lunch money. Urkel wants Eddie to stick up for him, but gets no sympathy. That is, Rodney witnesses Urkel sticking up for himself and Bull threatening the much smaller nerd with serious injury if he refuses to hand over his lunch money. After going to Carl for some advice, Eddie decides to fight Bull ... and easily defeats him.
23 Mar 1990Description ▼
Eddie is persuaded to run for class president vs. Margie Flatman. Rodney - and later, Laura - decide that a campaign of style is better than substance, but Eddie eventually sees that Margie is simply more qualified for the job than he is and drops out.
21Bowl Me Over
17 Apr 1990Description ▼
It's the guys (don't forget Urkel) vs. the gals in grudge match at the bowling alley. The usual hijinks ensue, and a huge argument breaks out. Then a severe thunderstorm knocks out the power, and Estelle later points out that it was God calling everyone to their senses.
30 Apr 1990Description ▼
Eddie wants to make a rock video for a TV Contest. Unfortunately for him, his narcissistic ego costs him, his band after seeing his video. Harriette and the rest of his family points out that the video was a love letter to himself. Eddie soon realizes that he needs to change his attitude and asks the family to help him out with the video. His family wins the contest with the song "We Are A Family."
21 Sep 1990Description ▼
Laura and Urkel are employees at Leroy's, the local hamburger hangout. Urkel decides to cook Laura dinner, but the klutzy nerd winds up burning down the restaurant. Leroy - exasperated once and for all at Urkel's unending clumsiness - decides to take the insurance settlement and get out of the restaurant business, but Rachel finds the opportunity of a lifetime in the burned-out rubble.
2Torn Between Two Lovers
21 Sep 1990Description ▼
Rachel opens up Rachel's Place, the new teen hangout (in place of the burned-out Leroy's). She also has her eye on her loan officer, Steve Webster, then begins talking about him around the house. Urkel overhears Rachel's conversation about treating Webster to a candlelight dinner ... and jumps to the conclusion that Rachel has her eye on him (even though he's a nerd and about 30 years younger). Urkel dons his best threads, and although Rachel is flattered, she finds she needs to clear up this misunderstanding.
28 Sep 1990Description ▼
The subject in home economics class at school: marriage. Laura wants to be paired with any number of cute guys in her class for a project about marriage ... but winds up with Urkel instead. Urkel goes above and beyond what it takes to be a good husband, but winds up angering Laura when she feels smothered by his constant attention. Laura asks for some sympathy from her mother, but Harriette just wishes Carl would pay half as much attention to her as Urkel does Laura.
05 Oct 1990
5The Crash Course
12 Oct 1990Description ▼
An unlicensed Eddie wants to impress girlfriend Jolene with his driving skills ... and winds up crashing the car through the front of the house! When Carl demands an explanation, Urkel takes the fall. The nerd's parents are so outraged that they decide to send him off to military school. Will Urkel get to finish giving Laura his classic farewell speech before Eddie admits what really happened?
19 Oct 1990Description ▼
Carl wants Eddie to come along on a ride-along program, but the younger Winslow is more interested in girls, singing rock songs and modeling. Carl's disappointment turns to dismay when Urkel gladly volunteers to ride along. Urkel (of course) unwittingly does everything to make Carl's job frustrating, then disobeys his orders to stay in the car while Carl is staking out a robbery suspect in a stockyard. Carl and Urkel find themselves locked in a boxcar ... which gives them ample opportunity to learn about each other and time for Carl to realize Eddie isn't quite ready to declare a career choice just yet. Good thing for Eddie - he realizes he's just another (not too special) pretty face in the crowd!
7Dog Day Halloween
26 Oct 1990Description ▼
A Halloween costume-bedecked Urkel and Laura are hostages during a bank robbery. Urkel fantasizes about saving Laura and subduing the criminal, but things don't quite work out that way. Carl, meanwhile, is able to apprehend the subject, leaving a downtrodden Urkel to realize he can never impress Laura by being a hero who saves the day.
02 Nov 1990Description ▼
After Urkel causes a late night ruckus with his late-night serenade of Laura (thanks to Eddie's encouragement), he is sent to Mississippi to live. Just as the Winslows are commenting how peaceful everything has been the last few days without Urkel, his cousin - southern belle Myrtle Urkel (Jaleel White in a dual role) - shows up. Myrtle falls in love with Eddie on first sight, and Laura is more than willing to help her ensure her dreams will come true.
9Dedicated to the One I Love
09 Nov 1990Description ▼
To get Urkel off her back, Laura directs the nerd to a shy, withdrawn classmate named Susie. Urkel's magic touch gets Susie out of her shell, prompting him into fantasy land when he dreams he's Chicago's newest Cassanova and has girls fawning all over him. But Urkel decides that, although Susie is very nice, Laura is the one he really wants. Meanwhile, Carl fails to notice the obvious about a seductive new neighbor named Loretta ... that is, until she gives him a pair of musical underwear and suggests he demonstrate them.
10The Science Project
16 Nov 1990
11Requiem for an Urkel
23 Nov 1990Description ▼
School bully Willie Fuffner has his eye on Laura, who wants nothing to do with the guy that is intimidating others, including Greg, the guy Laura really wants - to the dating sidelines. Urkel tries to stick up for Laura, but Willie takes sadistic pleasure in beating back the nerd. The two get into a fight at school and the gym teacher decides that - instead of referring them to the principal - they should fight it out in the boxing ring! Carl gives Urkel a few pointers, but gets plenty of black eyes instead. On fight day, Urkel holds his own ... temporarily. Just when Fuffner is about to deliver the knockout punch, Greg challenges the bully to a fight. Fuffner accepts, but then other boys decide to fight back and eventually outnumber the bully, who decides to run.
12Fast Eddie Winslow
30 Nov 1990Description ▼
Eddie, Rodney and Urkel wander into an adults-only billiards hall, where a friendly yokel named Higgins decides to challenge Eddie to a friendly bet over a game of pool. Eddie quickly finds he's taking on a pool shark and loses a lot of money. Higgins warns him to pay up, or his family could suffer some brutal consequences. Eddie - who doesn't have the skills to match Higgins - decides instead to try to win back his bet and enlists Urkel to help him. Urkel is about to win when Higgins' cronies interfere; when Urkel complains about the cheating, the thugs decide to take him away to be killed ... but Carl and Estelle - who find out about Eddie's situation - arrive to sink the 8-ball on Higgins' pool-hustling career.
13Have Yourself a Very Winslow Christmas
21 Dec 1990Description ▼
Urkel's parents decide to leave him home alone for Christmas. The Winslows decide to extend some holiday spirit and invite their nerdy neighbor over on Christmas Eve. Everyone's shocked to learn Urkel still believes in Santa Claus, but who was it that delivered that Freddy Teddy that Richie's been wanting?
14Ice Station Winslow
04 Jan 1991Description ▼
Carl drags Eddie along on an ice fishing trip to Lake Wannamuck. Tempers are already on thin ice between the two Winslow men, and their patience grows even shorter when Urkel shows up (and promptly becomes an ace at fishing). But the nerd saves the day when Carl falls through the ice, making a shaken Eddie realize that he easily might no longer have had a father to argue with had things turned out differently. Meanwhile, Judy is upset that Richie is being lavished with attention.
11 Jan 1991Description ▼
What promises to be an ugly father-son feud escalates into a huge quarrel over house rules between Carl and Eddie. When Carl threatens to ground Eddie, the younger Winslow decides he doesn't have to take any more and plans to move out. Harriette decides to mediate the feud and settle both of them down before something really bad happens.
16Do the Right Thing
14 Jan 1991Description ▼
Carl and Urkel struggle with their consciences in separate situations. Carl finds a diamond necklace that looks like the one he always wanted to give Harriette, but knows it might belong to someone; Urkel is asked to tutor Laura's current boyfriend, Todd, who is struggling to maintain his academic eligibility and remain eligible to date the lovely Winslow girl.
05 Feb 1991Description ▼
With Rachel's help, Harriette wins a radio call-in contest and nabs the grand prize: a new car. But just who deserves the car more becomes a major sore point between the sisters, leading to a huge argument. Carl isn't there to intervene; the acrophobic Winslow - the butt of jokes at the precinct when he was unable to foil a robbery because of his fear of heights - finds himself in the worst possible situation, thanks to Urkel: high in the sky in a hot-air balloon, with no way to get down. However, Carl is able to save the day when Urkel nearly falls out of the balloon.
18Life of the Party
08 Feb 1991Description ▼
At Maxine's rooftop party, Urkel shows everyone how to "Do the Urkel." But it may be his last hurrah; Willie Fuffner, his pride still stung from losing to the nerd during a boxing match several weeks earlier, offers Urkel a peace offering - a glass of punch. Only he doesn't tell him it's spiked with whiskey. A drunken Urkel staggers around the rooftop, which is good for a few yuks ... until he tumbles off the side of the roof and finds himself clinging to a clothesline for dear life. Rachel manages to save the day, and Willie and his buddy, the dim-witted Waldo Faldo, find themselves in jail.
15 Feb 1991Description ▼
For the second time in a matter of weeks, Eddie's unlicensed driving (all to impress the chicks) gets him in trouble again when he dents the family car. Eddie knows he'll be in hot water if Carl finds out, but Urkel's suggestion - visiting Ma's Bakery, which is the front for an underground casino - could land him in even deeper trouble.
20Fight the Good Fight
22 Feb 1991Description ▼
During Black History Month, Laura and Urkel hope their fellow students will gain appreciation for other cultures and races with a new class. But all they get is a bunch of threats from a few racist classmates. Laura breaks down in tears and feels sorry for herself, but Estelle's story behind her first library card gives her new inspiration.
15 Mar 1991Description ▼
Rachel tells Richie and Judy stories about Carl and Eddie to teach a lesson about taking credit. Carl and Lt. Murtaugh are involved in an operative to uncover a smuggling ring. Even though Murtaugh nearly blows the undercover scheme, Carl is able to take the criminals into custody and gives his partner credit for setting up the sting. Meanwhile, Eddie struggles with a writing assignment in class and turns to Urkel for help. Urkel ghost writes a really great story and Eddie is ready to take the credit ... until he is asked to produce more stories.
22Finding the Words
22 Mar 1991
23Skip to My Lieu
01 Apr 1991
24The Good, the Bad and the Urkel
25 Apr 1991Description ▼
Carl - embroiled in a dispute with Urkel's father - has a dream about he, his family and Urkel living in the Old West. There, the dispute over a compost heap - this time, with Two-Gun Urkel, the most annoying gunslinger in the West - grows heated and results in a shoot-out. Urkel loses, and everyone refuses to accept Carl's plea for forgiveness.
25I Should Have Done Something
25 Apr 1991Description ▼
Carl's irate demeanor has everything to do with the fast-approaching one-year anniversary of a hostage situation gone horribly wrong. He is still shaken over not doing that one thing that could have stopped a convenience store robber from killing his elderly hostage. A chance meeting with the victim's widow - she had sent her husband out for ice cream on the night of his death - helps Carl realize that nobody (except the robber) is at fault for her husband's tragic death.
20 Sep 1991
2Brain over Brawn
27 Sep 1991
3The Show Must Go On
04 Oct 1991
11 Oct 1991
5Daddy's Little Girl
18 Oct 1991
25 Oct 1991
01 Nov 1991
8Making the Team
08 Nov 1991
9Born to Be Mild
15 Nov 1991Description ▼
A street gang known as the Dragons causes trouble at Rachel's Place. They harass Urkel (by hanging him by his suspenders on a coat rack), make fresh comments to Laura and Rachel, and damage glassware. Rachel orders the gang members out, but Chain, the gang's leader, has everyone pick tables, chairs, and more malt glasses so they can cause major damage.Just then, Carl shows up and, knowing what was about to happen, asks what's going on. The gang decides to leave (but not before Carl asks Chain to pay for the broken glasses).That night, Rachel and the others laughedly talk about how Carl taught the Dragons a lesson in manners and respect. Then, the phone rings. It's Carl and it's the worst news imaginable ... a gang, likely the Dragons, have heavily vandalized Rachel's Place. The damage is far worse than she had ever feared. Tables and chairs lying everywhere, video games damaged, the glasses and china broken ... and of course, don't forget everything spray painted. Carl reassures her that they'll catch the Dragons, but warns her that they will be back on the streets since one or more people will back up their alibi about being somewhere else when all this happened. Rachel asks him if the Dragons can do whatever they want and get away with it. Carl refuses to go that far, but Eddie staggers into Rachel's Place, battered, bloodied and bruised and tells them that they can.Minutes later, Harriette has an ice pack on Eddie as he tells them about what happened when he was out walking back from his date. He was minding his own business, when the Dragons had jumped out from behind a parked van, attacked him and beat him up. Fortunately, Harriette is able to treat the injuries, which are not serious, but she still wants to put antiseptic on his wounds to clean it up. Rachel and Laura are resigned to cleaning up the mess that the Dragons made to Rachel's Place. Immediately, Carl is outraged and wants to take matters into his own hands. Steve begs him to reconsider because he's a cop. Carl refuses by insisting he's a father first and wants his neighbor out of the way so he be allowed to handle the situation his own way since it was his son that was attacked. Urkel refuses by warning him that if he took matters into his own hands, he'll be charged with Police Brutality against the Dragons and he'll lose his badge. Carl asks him if he wants him to ignore what they did to Eddie. Steve says no and manages to persuade him to handle things the right way by allowing him to pose as a bloodthirsty, prospect gangster who is seeking to get into the Dragons.At the house, Carl is dressing Steve up as a prospect gangster and tries to convince him to back away while he still can. Urkel refuses, citing that he wants revenge just as much as he does and reassures him that he'll be fine. He'll be hooked to a wire, and Steve's conversation with Chain will be tape-recorded. Lt.Murtaugh tells them the plan while Urkel's in the Dragon's hangout, he and Carl will be in a white van listening to their conversation.At first, things go off smoothly, but as Urkel continues to ask questions, one of the more talkative members lets slip that he and the other Dragons caused the vandalism and beat up Eddie. Chain tells the others to shut up and then says he suspects that Urkel was wired. Carl and Lt. Murtagh (who have been listening to the entire proceedings from their surveilance van) have to run in to save Urkel's life. Even though they are handcuffed together thanks to Murtagh's immaturity, they manage to get the job done and Rachels Place was restored to it's original state. Steve is rewarded as a hero for putting the Dragons away for a long time.
10The Love God
22 Nov 1991
11Old and Alone
29 Nov 1991
12A Pair of Ladies
06 Dec 1991
20 Dec 1991
14A Test of Friendship
10 Jan 1992Description ▼
When Eddie decides to bribe Steve to help him cheat on the test by pretending to have a cold, Urkel ends up having one for real and is caught trying to help him cheat. His academic future is on the line when he's up for expulsion. Eventually, Eddie is forced to confess for his wrong doing to save his friend from being expelled. They end up having to retake the test in order for them. Meanwhile, Carl ends up being the laughingstock (thanks to Lt.Murtaugh), after two revenge seeking burglars use sleeping gas to put him to sleep, then rob the Winslows blind. Their second attempt to rob the Winslow house failed when Harriette and Rachel decisively catch them in the act.
17 Jan 1992Description ▼
Harriette invites her cousin, Clarence to spend the weekend with them to help him with his problems. It isn't long until she realizes that she has made a terrible mistake in letting him come. He has become a terrible influence on Eddie and stole a sports car with pretty girls and Steve aboard. While Urkel's parents expressed their dismay for their son being involved in such things. They forgive him when he tells them Clarence was holding him hostage. The real dismay comes from Carl and Harriette when Lt.Murtaugh returns Eddie and Clarence. Eddie admitted that his cousin isn't so cool in front of his eyes when they got arrested and asks for forgiveness from Carl. Meanwhile, Clarence continues to be an arrogant loser to Harriette and it isn't long until she sends him back to Detroit.
31 Jan 1992
17Food, Lies and Videotape
07 Feb 1992
18My Broken-Hearted Valentine
14 Feb 1992Description ▼
Urkel tries his second time to warn Laura that her boyfriend, Daniel Wallace is bad news and will do something bad to her. She ignores his warning and tells him to get lost. Later on, Maxine tells her that she agrees with Steve for once that Daniel Wallace is bad news. She tells her about her horrible experiences about what he did to her, but Laura wants to hear none of it thinking she was jealous of her. She eventually realizes that Steve and Maxine were telling the truth about him as he forcibly tried to have sex with her.
19Woman of the People
21 Feb 1992
20Love and Kisses
28 Feb 1992
21Stop, in the Name of Love
13 Mar 1992
22The Urkel Who Came to Dinner
03 Apr 1992
24 Apr 1992
01 May 1992
25Farewell, My Laura
08 May 1992
1Surely You Joust
18 Sep 1992
2Dance to the Music
02 Oct 1992Description ▼
Laura is up for the Homecoming Queen title and she has refused every other guy who wanted to go to the dance with her. Urkel decides to look beyond his feelings for her by not asking her out to the dance and sets her up with a popular jock, Ted Curran. He asks Steve why would he take the backseat in not asking Laura out because everyone knows how much he's crazy about her. Urkel tells him how true it is, but stays truthful that she wants to go with him and he only cares about her happiness. Ted appreciates what Steve's doing for him and calls him, a nerd saint.At the house, Carl isn't too thrilled about Harriette's new piano teacher, Oscar and feigns being sick again so he can chase him out of the house. Afterwards, the teacher leaves and she calls her husband out for being a jealous and insecure man. She only wanted to learn how to play the piano properly and Carl accuses him of getting in between his sheet music and her. Apparently, he hadn't learned about what happened last time when he made Harriette jealous whenever he was at Loretta's house and she tried to seduce him in Season 2. Eventually, he realizes he was wrong and apologizes.At the homecoming dance, while Urkel does feel a bit heartbroken about not asking Laura out to the dance. However, he's also happy at the fact that she's having a good time with Ted and that helping him out was a good thing. Also at the dance, Eddie calls Waldo rotten because he took two girls to the dance. Wadlo explains that Maryann had a two seat car and he had to take the bus as a result She wins the title of Homecoming Queen and she requested that Steve shares the last dance with her as appreciation for setting her up with her date.
3Driving Carl Crazy
09 Oct 1992Description ▼
"3-2-1, 1-2-3, what the heck is bothering me?" That's the advice Carl decides to heed as he tries to deal with stress-related high blood pressure. But will the tip work when Urkel - who shows off his new BMW Isetta to the Winslows - asks the cop to help him learn to drive?
4Rumor Has It
16 Oct 1992Description ▼
Rumors fly around school that Laura and Ted had sex on their date. Urkel confronts Ted and his buddies, but gets shoved into his locker, then Laura refuses to believe the nerd when he warns her about the rumors. When Maxine's story about the rumors match Urkel's, Laura decides she needs to salvage her new "easy" reputation and get the truth out in the open.
5Number One with a Bullet
23 Oct 1992Description ▼
When Urkel collapses in the living room, everyone thinks he's faking since Laura had just spurned him (again). However, Urkel's appendix is about to burst and he is rushed to the hospital. The Winslows think they'll have a few nerd-free days ... that is, until Carl is shot while trying to foil a robbery; he had managed to apprehend one suspect, but the other is still at large. Because all of the hospital rooms are full, Carl is placed in the only available room - the same one as Urkel! Naturally, the two mix like fire and water as they drive each other crazy. While Urkel is in the restroom trying to cool off, Then, an orderly comes into the room, but he turns out to be the robbery suspect's brother wanting revenge. Just before the bad guy is about to complete his mission, Urkel clonks him over the head with a bedpan. Carl and Urkel apologize and decide to get along for the rest of their hospital stays.
6Whose Kid Is It Anyway?
30 Oct 1992
7An Officer and a Waldo
06 Nov 1992Description ▼
Waldo's fragile self-esteem takes a huge hit when a misunderstanding he caused results in Eddie's girlfriend leaving him. Waldo decides the only way he can cope is to join the Army Reserves. Urkel finds out and insists that Eddie go look for him and apologize before Waldo makes a big mistake. Of course, Urkel, Eddie and Waldo wind up causing a whole lot of hijinks and get on the wrong side of a tough drill sergeant before they can talk things out. Meanwhile, Carl and Harriette deal with a shady repairman.
8Just One Date
13 Nov 1992Description ▼
Just as Richie is trying to deal with pushy 5-year-old vixen Gwendolyn, a determined Urkel pulls his biggest stunt yet in trying to get Laura to go out with him - by sitting on the roof of the Winslows' house and not coming down until she says yes.
9The Oddest Couple
20 Nov 1992Description ▼
Eddie becomes fed up with Carl's strict house rules, and he's not going to take it anymore. Urkel becomes frustrated when his parents make him cease with the scientific experiments (which always cause trouble), and he's not going to take it anymore. The solution? Pool their funds and become roommates in a run-down South Side apartment.
10It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Urkel
11 Dec 1992Description ▼
While Christmas shopping, Urkel breaks an expensive crystal ornament Laura just bought. Laura becomes really angry and tells the nerd to go away. As she fumes aloud her frustrations over Urkel and wishing he could see what it's like to be her, a man identifying himself as Laura's guardian angel decides to grant her wish. The catch: Laura must see what it's like to be Urkel!
08 Jan 1993Description ▼
While Eddie tries to date a girl that his friends think is undesirable, Laura tries to get Maxine out of a date with Ted that she has set up. At the dance, Eddie firmly stands up for his decision to keep dating Melissa because he believes in the quality of the girl is far more important than the quantity and calls out Weasel for wanting a girl for her looks more. During the end credits, Steve and Maxine shares a dance together after Ted and Laura make up. Meanwhile, Carl gives Harriette exercise equipment for her birthday, to no surprise, it makes her feel worse. He immediately returns the trampoline and buys her a diamond bracelet to make up for his insensitivity.
13 Jan 1993Description ▼
The two types of bonding take center stage. In the literal sense, Laura is trying to get back together with class hunk Ted Curran, but when Urkel tries out his new super glue (to repair Laura's broken earring), he accidentally gets his hand stuck on Laura's shoulder ... just as Ted shows up! In the relationship sense, Carl buys a used police car at auction, hoping a restoration project will be the key to bonding with Eddie. But Eddie wants his project partner to be Waldo instead, causing Harriette to set her son straight.
13The Way the Ball Bounces
22 Jan 1993Description ▼
A slick-talking college recruiter tries to woo Eddie to his college for his basketball skills (and certainly not his meager academic credentials). Harriette is skeptical about the college's academic program and gets a former college basketball player - who eventually flunked out of school where Eddie wants to go after he got injured - to help set an impressionable Eddie straight. Meanwhile, a sleep-famished Laura is determined to study for her SATs and get into Harvard Law School, so she gets Urkel to stand in for her while she sneaks off to the library. Laura eventually sees that her desire to get a perfect score is endangering her health.
14A Thought in the Dark
29 Jan 1993Description ▼
When Ted and Laura become tired of Urkel interfering in their relationship, they decide to set him up with a girlfriend of his own - the beautiful Myra Monkhouse. The foursome head off to a Dave Koz concert, where Urkel enlists the jazz saxophonist to help him redouble his resolve to win Laura's heart. Meanwhile, usher Waldo tries to sort out in his mind what various female celebrities new names would be if they were to remarry!
05 Feb 1993Description ▼
Eddie, Waldo and Weasel plot to sneak into the hotel room of rhythm-and-blues singer Tracie Spencer to procure tickets for her sold-out concert. Meanwhile, Carl recruits Urkel to read Harriette's diary after he becomes suspicious that she has feelings for another man.
12 Feb 1993
17It's a Mad, Mad, Mad House
16 Feb 1993Description ▼
After Eddie causes a classroom prank that could get him thrown off the basketball team, he gives a sob story to his teacher, claiming he has a bad home life. The teacher pours her sorrows out on Urkel and suggests that she pay this family a visit, unaware it is the Winslows. What she sees is a highly chaotic household, particularly since Harriette (in the subplot) had gone on strike! However, Eddie has a lot of explaining to do when the truth comes out.
19 Feb 1993Description ▼
Eddie becomes despondent when he learns that Oneshia is two-timing him. At a high-rise party, he goes onto the fire escape to sort his emotions out ... and considers suicide. Urkel and Waldo, concerned for their friend, try to talk Eddie down, but all three of their lives are soon endangered when the fire escape begins to give way. Meanwhile, Fletcher Thomas proposes to Estelle, and her answer upsets Carl.
26 Feb 1993Description ▼
Carl and Fletcher quarrel over the wedding arrangements. Carl wants a big bash for his mother and future step-father, but he and Estelle wants a quiet wedding with just their closest friends and family. He may unwittingly get his wish, particularly after Waldo screws up on the invitations to Eddie's house party (on a separate weekend when the folks were to be out of town). He even goes as far as grounding Eddie for his plans to have a party.
19 Mar 1993
21Walk on the Wild Side
26 Mar 1993Description ▼
Laura is desperately looking to shed her "nice girl" image, so she and Maxine obtain fake IDs and go to a male strip club for a wild evening on the town. Problem is, Harriette, Rachel and Estelle are there too (having their own "evening out") ... and Urkel, who gets wind of Laura's plans and in trying to stop her, accidentally performs onstage.
30 Apr 1993Description ▼
Myra's looking for some "Hot Stuff" - namely, Urkel - and asks Laura for advice on breaking the ice with the reluctant nerd. Meanwhile, Waldo sells Eddie a discounted car stereo that literally may be "hot stuff." |
07 May 1993Description ▼
Laura's Junior Prom date, Jimmy is a complete, possessive jerk who thinks Steve Urkel is his competition for her love. She tells him that he already has a date and that they're friends. Jimmy has demanded her to stop talking to Jerkel. At the prom, Steve shocks and impresses his fellow classmates by bringing his beautiful girlfriend, Myra, as his date. Waldo and Maxine also are enjoying their time together and bonds with them. He gets over being protective of his sister, Quesidilla and lets her enjoy her date with Weasel. However, Laura is having a terrible time at the dance with Jimmy. She immediately tells him that she's better off with Steve as a friend over a possessive jerk like him. She leaves him out on the dance floor with him begging her to come back. Carl and Harriette, who both got early leave from their jobs, went to the Junior Prom and dance the night away.
24Buds 'n' Buns
14 May 1993Description ▼
Laura is finally fed up with Steve coming over her house, promoting his unrequited love for her and his constant ignoring of his girlfriend. She tells him to concentrate on his relationship with Myra and leave her alone. He takes this literally and begins spending more time with her. At first, Laura's really happy about not having Steve around, helps her mother out with the house, focused more at school in her class, cheer leading and even tries to work out her relationship with her ex-boyfriend. Two months later, she's real depressed about the whole thing. Ted has recently dumped her again for another girl, her high GPA suffered and Steve hasn't returned any of her calls. She has been crying herself to sleep more. Her aunt, Rachel reminds her that she told Steve to leave her alone and spend more time with Myra. Laura nodded her head and said she didn't expect him to listen to her. She expected him to keep coming over to the house without warning and annoy her with his love for her. Steve and Myra visit her from the opera as she was reading a romance novel. She was happy to see her friend again after two months of unreturned calls and hugs him. Myra comes out of the bathroom and falsely accuses Laura of trying to steal Steve away from her. She tells her to go find someone else. Steve tells his girlfriend that his friend, Laura is just happy to see him after after two months of leaving her alone and reaffirms his love for Myra, not her. Meanwhile, Carl has taken a part-time job at Mighty Weenie with his son, who work there full time. Together, they become the dynamic duo of weenies and they are successful. Until the manager tells Eddie that he's been promoted. The next day, he literally abuses his job and treats his father horribly. Later on, he learns a valuable lesson from Harriette that his co-workers either family or friend deserves respect.
24 Sep 1993Description ▼
Myra goes to Urkel's school for a visit, and later accuses Laura of trying to steal him away. An annoyed Laura tries to convince Myra otherwise, but things break down into a huge food fight. Meanwhile, Carl feels he has lost his romantic touch and invests in a toupee.
2It Didn't Happen One Night
01 Oct 1993Description ▼
Laura misses her bus to Cincinnati because she overslept and was overly excited about the cheer-leading competition. The only driver she has to take her is Steve Urkel, since her own family is unavailable to take her due to work. She wrecks his car for it's slow speed and she's even more upset with the prospect of being stuck in a motel room. She continuously plays the blame game on him for what happened to her. That is, until Steve finally snaps and sets her straight for her ungrateful, bitchy attitude towards him. Eventually, they work it out and share the queen size bed together. Meanwhile, Carl refuses to heed Harriette's advice to hire a professional and get the job done right, that he recruits Eddie for an unsuccessful attempt to fix the kitchen window after Steve jumps through it. Later on, he gets annoyed with Fletcher and Estelle as they continually express love for each other in public. That is, until Harriette shows how upset she is at him because of his own inability to express how he feels about her in public.
3Saved by the Urkel
08 Oct 1993Description ▼
Carl nearly fatally shocks himself when he refuses to heed Urkel's advice to unplug a lamp while repairing it. Urkel is the only one who knows CPR and uses his knowledge to save Carl's life. Everyone then showers the nerd with gratitude, and Eddie, Laura and Waldo are inspired to learn CPR.
4A Matter of Principle
15 Oct 1993Description ▼
Harriette puts her job as head of security at the Chicago Chronicle on the line when she debates whether to cut her security staff as part of budget reductions. Meanwhile, Myra transfers to Urkel's school to be closer to him, and gets some ill advice from Eddie and Laura on how to capture the nerd's heart.
5Money Out the Window
22 Oct 1993Description ▼
Eddie proves he has learned nothing form his previous gambling experiences as he and Steve are lured into gambling again by their friends, Waldo and Weasel. He loses a bundle on his bet for the football games and the bookie, Bones pays him a visit. He gives him an ultimatum that if he doesn't pay up by tomorrow, he'll crush him (bone per dollar). He's scared for his own well being that he secretly sells his father's prized stamp to pay Bones off, against Urkel's recommendation to go get help from Carl. Eddie learns his lesson the hard way again when his father finds out once again. Carl disciplines him for not going to him when he was in trouble and grounds him. Eddie promise he's never going to gamble with his friends again no matter how much money he makes. The father/son moment looking at stamps, is short lived when Steve shows up in his polka outfit with his accordion on his chest. He's not alone as Bones shows up dressed in the same fashion as him. They leave for the festival playing their accordions much to the disgust of Eddie and Carl. Meanwhile, Laura is working the graveyard shift at a local coffee house. She wants to buy her own car without having her parents help her out. Unfortunately, her job causes her to be tired every morning. One night, Harriette convinces her to quit her job at the coffee house, concentrate on her day job and school and let them come up with the rest of money because they love her.
29 Oct 1993Description ▼
Harriette tries a little too hard to fit in with Laura's social group to bond with her daughter. Laura feels humiliated, until she gets a serious wake-up call from both KC and Maxine. They both reminded her that they have mothers they're not exactly close too. She apologizes to Harriette for her shallow ways and asks her to teach her how to do the Chicken Dance. Throughout the end credits, Carl joins in on the fun with the girls. Meanwhile, Waldo (who has been fired from a tattoo shop for misspelling mom) appears to be a failure at his new job as cashier at the Mighty Weenie and it looks like Eddie will have to fire him. However, Carl gives him a heart-to-heart talk and convinces him to put Waldo in a place he's great at. Realizing that he's a terrific chef, Eddie puts him in the kitchen and right away business is even more booming than before.
05 Nov 1993Description ▼
Eddie is munching on a sandwich when Steve comes in the kitchen to talk to him about being partners for an upcoming 2-on-2 basketball game. At first, it was a come on deal from him and he asks Urkel what do they get if they win. Steve tells him season tickets all of the Chicago Bulls home games. He agrees to be Urkel's partner in the upcoming tournament.In the living room, Laura is real depressed when Carl comes down the living room, blaming himself for not fixing the light in the bathroom before realizing that he has mistaken Harriette's candle for his stick deodorant. She's still depressed and he ask her what's wrong. Laura tells him that there's a party with all the cute guys, that she wants to go to, but her mother tells her she has to be home by midnight. Carl brightens her mood by telling her that she can stay an extra hour.In Downtown Chicago, the sign ups for the 3rd Annual 2-on-2 City Basketball Tournament is under way and both Waldo and Weasel complained that they're last in line. Eddie and Steve shows up a moment later to talk to them. Urkel decides to sign them up as partners. During that time, star player, Kenny "the Spider" Jackson shows up looking for a partner. Eddie agrees to be his partner in the tournament, thinking he has a better chance of winning the tickets. His buddies aren't amused by what happened and weren't even happy for him being Kenny's partner. Waldo reminds him that he and Steve were supposed to be partners. Eddie realizes his mistake, but the damage is already done and tells Urkel about it. A disheartened Steve leaves him, partnerless and that their friednship is over.In the living room of the Winslow house, Harriette is worried about Laura because she hasn't come home from the party. Her spirits jump assuming it's her daughter, but isn't too thrilled when Carl comes home. He tells Harriette that he let Laura stay a little longer tonight and she accuses him of countermanding her. Carl tells her that he merely adjusted her decision. Harriette tells him when she made that decision, he's supposed to agree with her and walks off angry at him.The next day at the living room, Estelle is knitting when Steve arrives and she's glad to see him. She understands that he and Eddie had a falling out with each other. Urkel agrees and tells her that they were supposed to be partners for a basketball tournament, but he dumped him for star player, Kenny "The Spider" Jackson. Estelle feels sympathy for him and tells him that she has found the right partner for him. Steve asks if the person she knows is a guy. She tells Urkel, she's a girl and is a very good basketball player. Steve asks her how did she know this person. She met her at the senior center and then someone knocks on the door. Estelle is excited to introduce him to Grandmama. Steve tells her that many players had memoriable names and he's stuck with her. He thinks it won't work as he opens the door to let Grandmama(Larry Johnson in his alter ego) in. She's a seven foot tall lady, wearing 50's type glasses, with short dark grey hair adorned with a hat, a light blue flower dress and black sneakers. She comes in with a baked cake for Estelle and Urkel is excited about working with her.At the tournament, Steve shows up to see Eddie, but is still upset at him for what he did. Weasel asked what loser decided to partner up with him. Urkel tells him to watch his mouth on how he treats her. Grandmama shows up in the same dress from yesterday, except she changed into a sports bra. Steve introduces her to the guys and he tells them that she'll be their worst nightmare. The referree shows up to announce the tournament has started and asks the first two teams on the court. The tournament begins with Eddie and The Spider against their first opponent, which they beat with ease. Steve is worried, but Grandmama isn't and reassures him. He and Grandmama beats Langford and Barney. This causes Eddie and Kenny to get worried about them. Their next opponent had trouble faring against her, causing everyone on the courts to laugh at them. Steve pases the ball to Grandmama, who scores over three times. During that time, she has trouble with her girdle and Urkel shows her free it by sticking out her knees. It's Waldo and Weasel's turn against their opponents. This time it's them who's having the trouble. Weasel is upset and Waldo out for what's happened. He even told him he was practicing. Waldo said he did, but he mentions that he practiced the harmonica. Weasel is even more upset at him.At the Winslow house: inside the kitchen, Carl asks Laura to tell Harriette that she need to buy some more bologna becaue they're out. She counters by having their daughter tell him that as long as he lives in this house they'll never be out of bologna. Carl's had enough and demands for his anniversary gift back. Harriette tells him she already exchanged it and he tells her it was a cheap gift anyway. They start arguing again until Laura is fed with their fighting and she tells them to stop. She tells them that she knows what they were fighitng about, her original curfew. They try to deny it of course, but Laura already knows the truth. She admits that when she asked her mother if she could stay out for an extra hour and she refused, she should have listened to her mother. Harriette agrees and tells her that she should leave it alone. Laura also admitted that she didn't listen to her and was also wrong in conning her father into letting her stay after curfew. Carl tried to convince her that he allowed her to stay out, but she already made up her mind. She grounds herself for a month and leaves the kitchen to serve her time. After Laura leaves for her room, Carl and Harriette makes up knowing that she's taking responsibility for herself.Back to the Basketball tournament, Eddie and Kenny along with Steve and Grandmama have advanced to the semifinals. Eventually, they meet up in the finals and during the time the score is tied 10 a piece. Grandmama is injured with her knee and Kenny is forced to the sidelines, after being threatened by her. It's Eddie vs Urkel for the final point, with Steve making the final point to win for him and Grandmama. Everyone erupts in cheers for them, except for Eddie who bitches at Kenny for losing.At the Winslow Home in the living room, Eddie is sitting on a chair and he nursing his busted up knee. Steve comes in and he treats him like a champion. However, Urkel was weary and shouldn't mistake it it as friendship. Eddie admits he deserved it because he got greedy and he wanted to win the Bulls tickets so bad. He thought he would've had a terrible chance if Steve was his partner over Kenny, causing him to ditch his friend. He also admitted that he ended up as a three time loser - he lost the tournament, hurt his knee and lost a good friendship with Urkel. He asks for forgiveness from him and Steve tells him they'll discuss it at the Chicago Bulls game. He mentions that Grandmama is a fan of the Charlotte Hornets and gives her ticket to Eddie.As Urkel and Eddie are about to leave, Grandmama shows up and has spent the day with Estelle giving her a complete makeover. She tells them she's now a knock out. Mother Winslow shows up in the same fashion as her friend and both Eddie and Steve are surprised.
8Dr. Urkel and Mr. Cool
12 Nov 1993Description ▼
Urkel devises the ultimate plan to win Laura's heart ... a transformation chamber that will turn him into a suave, fashion-styling ladies man. Meet Stefan Urquelle, whom immediately melts Laura's heart. But Stefan is a little abrasive this first time out, and it isn't long before Laura misses the irksome Urkel.
19 Nov 1993Description ▼
Laura wants to buy a car, but car salesman Honest Bob exploits her lack of car-buying experience and acts very sexist toward her. Urkel suggests that Laura return to the dealership for another go-around, this time donning a fake mustache and wearing men's clothing.
10All the Wrong Moves
26 Nov 1993Description ▼
Laura, Urkel and Waldo each have dates at the drive-in movie theater. Laura's boyfriend, Derek, wants to have sex, but he doesn't seem to understand the meaning of the word "no" and he accuses her for being too uptight. Myra wants to have sex with Urkel, but when he too refuses, she decides perhaps its a good idea to wait. Waldo, of course, is Waldo, with his bringing lawn chairs to enjoy the show, much to an embarrassed Maxine's chagrin, since his truck is in the shop. Meanwhile, Harriette starts charging Carl for her services after they fight over a credit card reward. She wants a new refrigerator since the old one is out living it's usefulness. However, he wants to have a new t.v. in the living room and acts very childish about it. Eventually, Carl apologizes for his chauvinistic attitude and buys Harriette, the new refrigerator that she wants in the kitchen.
11Christmas Is Where the Heart Is
10 Dec 1993
12Scenes from a Mall
17 Dec 1993
07 Jan 1994
14Like a Virgin
14 Jan 1994Description ▼
When locker room wisecracker Jerry boasts about his latest sexual exploits, Urkel says he plans to wait ... just like best bud Eddie. Eddie is upset at this revelation, until Laura tells him that Jerry is not exactly as well liked among the girls as he claims to be.
15Good Cop, Bad Cop
21 Jan 1994Description ▼
Urkel's trip to rouge dentist Dr. Smiley (to reassure a scared Richie) takes a back seat to a terrifying racial profiling incident involving Eddie. He comes home claiming that a traffic stop for a turn signal violation turned out to be much more when the officers accuse him of being "a black person in a white person's neighborhood." Carl is certain Eddie is trying to cover up for more late-night carousing, but when he gets the other side of the story from the officers involved, he learns the whole ugly incident exactly matches Eddie's side. Carl is very angry and, after telling the senior officer he will be reported, tells the younger officer to re-examine his attitudes. Carl then realizes he needs to apologize to Eddie.
04 Feb 1994Description ▼
Steve is blamed for blowing up one of the science labs at the school. The problem is that he was framed because he knows chemicals do explode. He is put on trial at the school with Laura as his defense attorney and his rival, Dexter Thornhill as the prosecution. Myra tries to put the blame on herself saying she is more than willing to be expelled to protect her love. Steve tells her that she needs to let his friend, Laura do her job and clear his name. Dexter's willing to do anything in his power to ensure the nerd is expelled from Vanderbuilt. Laura quickly figures him out and calls him on the stand after Mr.Looney and Steve. She told him that he had the most to gain in Urkel's expulsion when he tampered with his science project and proved it too. She used the black light to detect chemicals on his hand. After that lights turned on, Dexter loses it and confesses that he was behind the lab explosion because he was sick of being in second place to Urkel. Expulsion looms for Thornhill after his confession as Mr.Shimata escorts him to his office. Charges against Steve were dropped and they throw a party for him.
17Father of the Bride
11 Feb 1994
18The Psycho Twins
18 Feb 1994Description ▼
Urkel demonstrates his latest invention, snooze juice (a potion meant to allow police officers to easily apprehend criminals) at a professional wrestling event. When two wrestlers accidentally drink the potion and are unable to compete against the WWF's Bushwackers, the bloodthirsty tag team sets their sights on the nerd and Carl.
19That's What Friends Are For
04 Mar 1994Description ▼
Eddie's family and Steve are excited that he has landed a college scholarship at the college he wants to go to. However, Waldo feels left out and thinks that he will forget him. He is surprised when Eddie reveals that he got him in the Chicago Culinary School for the talented chefs and wants him to live in his apartment.
18 Mar 1994
21A-Camping We Will Go
01 Apr 1994
29 Apr 1994Description ▼
When Myra presents Urkel with a nude drawing of himself, the nerd tells her to get lost. A short time later, Urkel learns that Myra is going to a convent. Concluding she is becoming a nun because he yelled at her, Urkel convinces Eddie and Waldo to dress like nuns and go to the convent to stop Myra.
06 May 1994
20 May 1994Description ▼
Urkel decides to renovate his Stefan Urquelle alter-ego, inventing a transformation chamber to do the trick. Stefan is much more likable this time, but just like the last time, the formula soon wears off and the suave ladies man is soon his old irksome, nerdy self. Urkel declares that he will find a way to make Stefan permanent ... and win Laura's heart once and for all.
1To Be or Not to Be: Part 1
23 Sep 1994Description ▼
Myra doesn't want Steve to change a thing about himself, while Laura sees Stefan as a perfect 10 in her eyes. Urkel tweaks his chamber to allow himself to be Stefan all the time, much to Myra's chagrin. Meanwhile, Carl is complaining about his dwindling eye sight since he's getting old. Instead of taking Harriette's recommendation to just go to an opathomologist and get his eyes checked for glasses. He takes Eddie's advice and asks Stefan to let him use his chamber to fix his eye sight. However, Myra misses her perfect Steve and decisively tampers with the chamber as revenge against Laura for her misery. Unfortunately Carl is in the chamber, not Stefan and she tells him to stop the machine because she tampered with it. Stefan tries to stop it and it circuits short fuse soon after. Finally, Myra realizes what she has done when Carl Urkel(instead of Carl Winslow) steps out of the chamber.
2To Be or Not to Be: Part 2
30 Sep 1994Description ▼
Myra explains herself to Stefan as he makes the repairs to the transformation chamber, due to her tampering. During that time, Carl spends a few days walking a mile in Steve's shoes, causing mayhem wherever he goes. Meanwhile, Harriette is fed up with waiting for the transformation chamber to be fixed and immediately she brings her nerdified husband to get him back to his normal self before he gives her a heart attack. The transformation chamber works and Carl is back to normal, much to her relief. Immediately, he realizes the error of his ways in taking Eddie's advice in asking Stefan to use the chamber. He wanted to fix his dwindling eye sight in the hopes he won't get glasses and he ended up looking like Steve instead. This time, he takes Harriette's advice to see an opathomologist and get some glasses. At dinner, Stefan reverts back to Steve because he forgot to recharge before his date with Laura. During the end credits, Estelle dreams that she's using Steve's transformation chamber and she comes out of the chamber much younger than before as a surprise for Fletcher.
3Till Death Do Us Apartment
07 Oct 1994Description ▼
When Eddie and Waldo get their own apartment together, Steve gives them a house warming gift with a picture of himself. Later on, Eddie invites two girls named Darlene and Kim over, not realizing that his friend is still loyal to Maxine. When Maxine shows up, she becomes very jealous and thinks that Waldo is two-timing her. She dumps him before he can explain the misunderstanding between her and the two girls. Darlene and Kim immediately feels guilty for what happened and supports Waldo by throwing him a pity party, much to Eddie's dismay. As he goes through the good times with Maxine, Darlene is seriously thinking about taking back her ex-boyfriend. Unfortunately, Eddie has been thinking with his narcissistic ego, decides to get them to move on. However, Darlene and Kim are real fed with his insensitive, narcissistic and egotistical nature so much that they leave him. They also decided to bring Waldo with them to Maxine's house to clear up any misunderstanding between them. Meanwhile, Carl is real depressed about Eddie being gone and Harriette reminds him that no matter what happens to their son, his father will always be there to pick him up. During the end credits, Waldo and Maxine slow dances to R&B music and professes their love for each other. A miserable Eddie, was forced to spend the rest of his evening with Steve Urkel, playing checkers. That is, until Carl shows up to brighten his mood and leaves Urkel to hang out with him. Undaunted, Steve changes the station to polka music and it ends with him, Waldo and Maxine having a good time dancing to polka music.
4The Looney Bin
14 Oct 1994
5Beta Chi Guy
21 Oct 1994Description ▼
When a slick talking, college jock invites Eddie to join a college fraternity. He says that he can join under one condition: Tell Urkel to get lost or else he can't join. He gets rid of him at the party and he ends up receiving a huge reality check from Laura in hurting their friend. Eddie immediately realizes that his friendship with Steve is too valuable waste away and tells the jock off to get lost. Meanwhile, Carl orders a peanut helmet from a shopping network, where you're allowed to try a product for 30 days without paying a single cent. However, Richie and his friend (Lil' G) go overboard when they order toys from the exact channel. Eventually, Carl and Rachel sets the boys straight for what happened.
6Dark and Stormy Night
28 Oct 1994Description ▼
When a Halloween-night storm cancels trick-or-treating, Urkel cheers up a disappointed Richie by playing Pass the Ghost Story. Everyone takes turns telling a story about 19th-century vampires (Carl and Harriette) licking their chops over the wayfaring Sir Steven (Urkel).
7Par for the Course
04 Nov 1994Description ▼
Caddy Urkel joins Carl and his boss, Capt. Savage, on an outing at the golf course. Urkel notices that Savage is cheating and points this out to Carl, who is worried that if he says something, he'll lose his job. Meanwhile, Laura becomes very upset with her mother when Harriette - clad in curlers and a bathrobe - "intrudes" on a party to pick up her daughter past curfew. Laura cries on Maxine's shoulder, but Maxine tells her that she's lucky to have a mother that cares enough to worry about her safety.
8Sink or Swim
11 Nov 1994Description ▼
Urkel has a nearly spotless academic record. Why? He hasn't passed physical education, where as part of the class' requisite, he must pass a simple swimming test. The problem is that he suffers from an acute case of hydrophobia, hence his currently incomplete grade in the course. Now, having run out of excuses and time, Steve asks a reluctant Carl for some help learning to swim.Meanwhile, while playing hockey in the living room, an exicted Richie who made the the street hockey team, accidentally tears Rachel's new dress. When she goes to take it back,(because Richie needs new hockey equiptment) Harriette, who works at the department store Rachel brought it from, sees the tear and accuses her of tearing the dress causing friction between them at home.Carl tries his best to teach the scaredy cat Urkel (who gets into the pool but nearly drowns himself and Carl). Of course, the swimming lessons prove to be little more than a lesson in frustration and he wants to give up right away. However, Laura comes up with an idea to get Steve to overcome his hydrophoba, she'll have to get into the pool and pretend to be the drowning victim.In the Kitchen, Rachel and Harriette's fight takes another twisted turn during lunch. That is until, Richie finally had enough and confesses that he ruined the dress by putting a hole on it with his hockey stick because he was playing hockey in the living room with Eddie. Rachel asks him why he didn't come to her about it sooner. Richie revealed he wanted to wait until he graduated high school to tell her the truth and apologizes. However, Estelle reminds Harriette that she owes Rachel an apology for accusing her of ruining the dress after his confession. Harriette apologizes for falsely accusing her for ruining the dress. Rachel apologizes for burying her favorite purse, which infuriates her. She draws Harriette a map where she could find it.Urkel seems resigned to never graduating from high school ... until he sees Laura nearly drowning in the swimming pool. Without a moment's thought, Steve dives into the pool and "saves" the life of the object of his affection. Why is "saves" in quotes? Because Laura was pretending to be in danger, to encourage her friend. Of course, all's well that ends well. The episode even ends with Urkel and Carl swimming synchronized.
18 Nov 1994Description ▼
Myra is finally fed up with Steve daydreaming about Laura and calling out her name when she's around. He goes to Laura about his girlfriend wanting to go steady with him. She agrees with Myra and he needs to get it through his head that she'll never go out with him. The next night, she gives her nerdy boyfriend a severe ultimatum, "Either commit to her now or It's over". Steve refuses to listen to her and attempts to reaffirm his love for Laura. Unfortunately, he puts them in danger when he kicks the gear towards the cliff. He saves them with the rope of licorice and decides to go steady with Myra for now. Meanwhile, Carl falsely accuses Harriette for rating him so poorly in the Rate Your Mate trivia section of the women's magazine. She clears up the misunderstanding about the Rate Your Mate trivia was really done by her hair stylist because her husband was a slacker, not Carl and all she wanted him to do is look at an article on how to make better barbecues.
25 Nov 1994Description ▼
The pilot of a chartered flight Carl and Urkel are on to Detroit is an ex-convict that Carl busted several years ago. The pilot sees his chance for revenge by bailing out. Carl and Urkel are forced to land the plane ... and neither one of them have the slightest idea of how to fly.
11Miracle on Elm Street
16 Dec 1994Description ▼
Richie upsets the family when he brings home a guest for Christmas: a homeless man. However, the homeless man has several lessons to share about the meaning of the season. Meanwhile, Urkel searches the landfills high and low for Laura's beloved childhood doll, which Eddie accidentally discarded.
06 Jan 1995
13An Unlikely Match
20 Jan 1995Description ▼
Carl is vaccuming the house when Urkel shows up with his new invention the Urkel McVacpipes, an invention which fuses a vacuum and bag pipes. It woks for a few seconds and then explodes, causing him to be mad and Steve says Look what you did.When Harriette decides she wants to redo the living room and she begins measuring right away. Carl as usual complains about it and asks for a second opinion from both Eddie and Waldo who was borrowing the washer and dryer to do their laundry. Both guys both agree with her that the living room needs to be redecorated and Eddie mentions that their current furniture would look better in their apartment than in the house. He and Waldo leave and Harriette manages to get a budget down to $3,000. Carl is shocked by the price and demands she lowers the budget to a more manageable price. Harriette counters she already cut the budget down to a manageable price. They fight once again as Carl adamantly tells her there is no way he's paying $3,000 to decorate the living room.In the boys bathroom, Urkel has been brushing his teeth until he's picked on by the leader of a group for a long time. Steve is insulted and disgusted that Andre and his buddies are smoking in the bathroom. Urkel and him exchange insults until he has ordered his buddies to give him an annual swirlie. They guys leave laughing and Steve is wet.The next day, Carl gets a surprise visit from Captain Savage who advises him to go to the police auction for new furniture after he reveals how much he really paid for his Porsche. Carl is excited that he sees it as an alternate opinion to get the room decorated at a cheap price that his common sense to discuss it over with Harriette is overruled by it.At Vanderbuilt High School, Urkel and Laura were on their way to their lockers when they see one of Andre's buddies, Roscoe in the hallway. Steve mentions that he's not afraid and confronts him about what happens and that he should tell him that he'a all swirl and no action. However, when he discovers that from Roscoe that Andre has leukemia, Urkel decides to do the right thing and put his differences aside by helping him out.On month later, he redecorates the living room with the furniture from previous criminals. However much to his dismay, Harriette hates it and demands that he gets rid of it right away. When Carl refuses and tells her that he only paid $300 for it. She confines him to the living room and sleeping the couch because that's all the action he's going to get.In the school's hallway, Urkel and Laura puts together a bone marrow drive and encourage the African American students(18 or older) to help register and contribute by being a donor. Several students signs up right away after being encouraged by Steve. The bone marrow ended up being a success, which saves Andre's life.Later on at the Winslow Home, Carl started to have second thought about buying the furniture that he got from the police auction. He admitted to Harriette that he should've thought with his better judgment and decides to get their old furniture back from Eddie's apartment. Eventually, both she and Carl agree to do it a piece of furniture at a timeThe next day at the school, Urkel has problems with the napkin dispenser in the boys bathroom as he struggles to stop it, only to get a dirty look from a student. Seconds later Andre shows up to talk to him about what he did for him. Steve admitted the reason why he did the bone marrow drive was because it was about saving his life and besides if he was dead, then no one would take his money. Andre admitted that Urkel was his angel wearing suspenders and offers him a chance to give him a swirlie. Steve says it looks tempting, but it not his style. Andre offers to buy Urkel lunch and a chair with his friends. The two become friends.
14The Substitute Son
03 Feb 1995Description ▼
Carl plans to go bowling with Eddie for that night, but Eddie wants to go out on his date and stands him up. Unfortunately, Waldo decides to spend time with him instead and they grow closer together. During that time, a jealous Eddie feels left out of the fun and takes his anger out on his sack of dirty laundry. This causes both Harriette and Mother Winslow to set him straight for being too busy in spending time with Carl. An unsympathetic Harriette tells her lame-brained son off, that he deserved it because he always puts his priorities in his dates more than spending time with his father. She mentions how he stood him up for bowling because he wanted to go out on his date with a girl he met. Then, she revealed that last Saturday, Carl left him three messages for the car show and was waiting at the box office for an hour for him to show up. However it was Mother Winslow's sympathetic words, that ended up hitting home to Eddie. Especially when she reveals the story about Carl and his father having plans to spend a lot of time together as much as they can. Unfortunately, he never had the chance to spend time with him because he died when he was a teenager. That was why Carl wanted to spend time with Eddie, because he wanted to make sure they had the time to enjoy each other's company and make sure that every minute count. When Carl come home, Eddie apologizes for taking him standing him up for bowling because of his date. He promises never to take him for granted and sets up a date for fishing. Meanwhile, Steve creates another alter ego named, Bruce Lee Urkel, to defend Laura against a gang of ruffians who harassed her at the longshoreman's bar.
10 Feb 1995Description ▼
In perhaps the series' most grittiest episode, Laura has a harrowing experience at school. A female gang robs her of her jacket at gunpoint, then is told she can expect to be shot if she reports the crime. Laura is scared for her life and wants to buy a gun to defend herself. Urkel begs her to reconsider, but Laura insists she would feel safer with a gun. During a meeting with a gun salesman at school, gunfire breaks out. One of Laura's friends is harassed by the same gang that terrorized her earlier, and when she wouldn't give up a new pair of expensive sneakers, has been seriously wounded. Carl later catches the gangsters, then tells Harriette that violence only begets more. Urkel decides to do the right thing: Set up a gun-buyback drive to stop the violence.
16Wedding Bell Blues
17 Feb 1995
17Ain't Nothin' But an Urkel
24 Feb 1995Description ▼
Elvis Urkel is in the transformation chamber! At least that's what happens when Urkel, trying to impress a recruiter from MIT, demonstrates his transformation chamber. He turns into "The King" instead of Albert Einstein-Urkel, scaring the recruiter right out of his blue suede shoes.
18My Uncle the Hero
03 Mar 1995Description ▼
Carl is assigned to guide Richie's class on a tour of the police station. The tour isn't going so well, until a robbery suspect gets free and holds one of the children hostage. Carl makes good on his opportunity to diffuse the situation, and impresses the youngsters. Meanwhile, Myra thinks Urkel and Laura are sneaking around together when they keep mum about their whereabouts ... only to learn they were planning a surprise party for her birthday.
17 Mar 1995Description ▼
Urkel witnesses a robbery and the suspect, aware he has been spotted, threatens the nerd if he reports the crime. Carl offers to be his bodyguard ... a decision he may regret. Meanwhile, Eddie begins dating Greta, whose overbearing father is his boss.
20Cheers Looking at You, Kid
24 Mar 1995
21What's Up Doc?
31 Mar 1995Description ▼
Highlights of the series' first six years - mainly, the Winslows' experiences with Urkel - are featured in this clip show, when Carl, Eddie and Laura visit with a psychiatrist to air their grievances over the nerd. Harriette reminds them that, while Urkel is annoying, he also has helped them many times.
22We're Going to Disney World: Part 1
28 Apr 1995Description ▼
Urkel wins a trip to Disney World, where he and the Winslows demonstrate his transformation chamber. There, the nerd changes into Stefan and proposes to Laura. Eddie decides to go later and gets Waldo to take him ... if only he can read a map.
23We're Going to Disney World: Part 2
05 May 1995
24They Shoot Urkels, Don't They?
12 May 1995Description ▼
Grandma Winslow and Fletcher's senior citizens home is in need of financial assistance. The Winslows propose holding a dance marathon to raise the money. This becomes the perfect oppurtunity for Carl to proove himself the most endurant over Steve. He is tired about hearing from everyone how Steve almost defeated him in an arm wrestling contest they had despite the fact that Carl did win.All For One starts up the dance marathon. Laura is partnered up with Waldo's distant cousin, Bob, who turns out to be a very short man. Laura is afraid of saying something offensive in front of Bob. But when Laura accidentally does, Bob assures her that it's all right, that he can't help being a short man.The dance goes on late into the night by one or two in the morning Harriette and Myra want to give but Carl and Steve refuse. Both women decides they had enough and leaves them so the competition is between Carl and Urkel alone on the dance floor. By 3am Grandma Winslow and Fletcher announce the dance marathon over since they are the only ones left. Everyone is gone except for Carl and Steve. They continue moving around in the night in the darkness of the dance room.At 6am, Steve and Cal notice the sun rising through the windows and the two pass out at the same time on the floor. Carl finally apologizes for refusing to admit that he is getting on in years and Steve respects Carl for that.
25Home Sweet Home
19 May 1995Description ▼
Urkel's parents announce they are moving to Russia - only, they say so after they've left. Urkel is forced to move in with Eddie and Waldo, but those arrangements are only temporary thanks to the nerd's hungry termites. Carl sees that Urkel now has no place to go and (grudgingly) allows his comic foil to move into his house.
1Little Big Guy
22 Sep 1995Description ▼
The seventh-season opener, a parody of "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," sees Urkel's transformation chamber going berzerk. The nerd and flustered foil Carl are shrunk to two inches tall, and as a result must work together to dodge hazards such as rolling fruit and large house cats.
2The Naked and the Nerdy
29 Sep 1995Description ▼
Urkel and Laura accidentally meet in the bathroom, both of them stark naked! The two must deal with their emotions from this embarrassing meeting. Carl, meanwhile, does a favor for a neighbor and keeps hold of a watch (intended as an anniversary gift for the neighbor's wife), but Harriette thinks the gift is for her.
13 Oct 1995Description ▼
Steve meets a gorgeous bug collector named Agnes Prizker and fantasizes about kissing her, which he does by accident. However, he reminds himself that he's in a relationship with Myra and goes to Laura about it. She encourages him to tell his girlfriend about it. Should he dare tell Myra the truth about what happened? Meanwhile, Carl reluctantly allows Nick Neidermeyer to join in his poker night with his buddies, per Harriette's recommendation. She immediately regrets her decision in letting her selfish boss join in and tells him off. She even goes as far as daring him to fire her. He admitted that he would fire her if he wasn't transferred to the automotive department. She and Carl kicks Nick out of their house. Later on, they have a good time playing poker with his buddies.
20 Oct 1995Description ▼
In his teacher's absence, Urkel is asked to be substitute teacher of his English class. The other students take quick advantage of the situation and drive the nerd to the breaking point. Urkel responds by transforming himself into Stefan, who in the alter ego is able to gain control of the class.
5Walking My Baby Back Home
27 Oct 1995Description ▼
Greta lands in hot water with her father when Eddie brings her back after her curfew. When he won't allow her to see him again, Greta decides to buck her father's order by making him think she's dating Urkel (who is actually Eddie's gofer). Meanwhile, Estelle is being audited by the Internal Revenue Service, but Carl's attempts to fix the situation only uncover his own problems with the taxman.
03 Nov 1995
7Hot Rods to Heck
10 Nov 1995Description ▼
When Urkel warns Laura not to ride with her boyfriend, Curtis, in his car because of his reckless driving habits. He is annoyed with Steve and eventually, the two challenge each other to a winner-take-all drag race. Urkel decides to soup up his Isetta for the race.Meanwhile, Carl gives Eddie a piece of his mind after he invites his friends over to the Winslow house after curfew and warns him not to do it again. The next night, he ignores his father's warning and invites Waldo and his frat buddy to the house again. This time, Carl has a fit about it and tells his buddies to leave so he can talk to his son. Eddie tells his dad when he was still living in his apartment, he didn't mind having his friends over all the time. Carl says that was when he was living on his own, but he lives in his house and doesn't like it when he invites his friends at 3:30 in the morning. The next day, he compromises between lving at home and inviting his friends over after curfew.At the racing lot, Laura blames Steve for meddling with her love life, but Myra doesn't see it that way and sets her straight. She tells her that since she and Urkel have started dating, he's tried to keep his nose out of Laura's business. Myra also mentions that the only reason that Steve is putting his car, $500 and his life on the line was to make sure she stays out of danger because he cares about her as his friend. Laura realizes that Myra was right as Urkel shows up for the race in his souped up Isetta to face Curtis.The race kicks off with the two cars evenly matched as they leave the exits. Eventually Steve wins the match, but he's almost injured in the process. Curts thinks the rocket propeller he got on his car was cool, and asks Urkel about it. However, Laura sets him straight by telling him off that she could've been injured in his car, if it wasn't for Steve putting himself on the line to keep her out of his car. Curtis leaves and she apologizes to both Urkel and Myra.
17 Nov 1995Description ▼
Steve, Myra, Laura, and Eddie goes on Tiffany to discuss their relationship problems. When Steve becomes Stefan, Myra's had enough and gets into a fight with Laura right away. Eddie unwillingly has to deal with Myrtle whose using the show as a means to reaffirm her love for him. It isn't long until Waldo decides he's had enough of the fighting and calls a truce between them with Stefan's help. Meanwhile, Carl has a hard time being romantic to Harriette that he pays more attention to the news to cope.
9Struck by Lightning
24 Nov 1995Description ▼
Urkel develops an extreme fear of thunderstorms after he is constantly struck by lightning. Carl helps the nerd work through his fear and determine why he has become a human lightning rod. Meanwhile, Laura and Myra apply for a sales job opening at Ferguson's.
10Best Years of Our Lives
08 Dec 1995Description ▼
Urkel is in charge of designing the Vanderbilt High's senior class float, but nobody seems interested in a project that, due to the nerd's involvement, will surely be doomed. However, interest slowly grows and the seniors actually get to know - and appreciate - each other's company.
11Fa La La La Laagghh!
15 Dec 1995Description ▼
Carl's refusal to let Steve put up decorations outside his house stemmed from last year. The entire neighborhood laughed at his Nativity display which consisted of three wise men standing around a Barbie doll posing as Jesus, because his own was always stolen. Willie suggests that they're are prizes involved and Carl enlists Steve to help him decorate the house. He doesn't let the nerd know that he has entered the contest. Meanwhile, Mother Winslow notices a distraught Harriette putting up decorations by herself and decides to teach Eddie and Laura a lesson by not making her special batch of gingerbread cookies.
05 Jan 1996
13South of the Border
12 Jan 1996Description ▼
Carl and Harriette are making out in the living room when Steve comes downstaris looking for his pumice stones. As they were about to shoo him away, Waldo shows up packed up for his trip. Carl asks where he's going and due to his simple mind, he drives him nuts. He takes Waldo's plane ticket to it reveals Porto Santo. Steve mentions the island's history as Eddie shows up to take him to the airport. As they were leaving, Hariette asks him why he's going to Porto Santo. Waldo revealed he was selected to train with king of Latin cuisines and how to make better sauces. He mention's his mentor's name too long and even that annoys Carl, Harriette and Steve.Meanwhile, Laura and Maxine comes home from school. Harriette reveals she has organizes a blind date for her with a nice young guy in college who's majoring in Geology. Laura isn't too thrilled about and thinks he's a dweeb and she already has one annoying her, Urkel. She says this Saturday night she wants to hang out with Maxine since Waldo's out of town. She refuses her friend's request, citing her mother needs her to help give Mary a back wax which will take an all nighter. With no other options, Laura reluctantly agrees to go out with Junior, thinking for the worst.In the kitchen, Eddie and Steve are pacing around when Carl comes home. Urkel tells him he has bad news, but the portly cop thinks that he's already there. Eddie disagrees and tells his father that Waldo's has been arrested. Steve even mentions that the officials had put him in the Porto Santo jail. Carl is very upset about and wants to tell his parents. Urkel tells him the Faldo family has taken a family trip kayaking in the Gobi Desert. Carl says there no water there and he says that their challenge. Carl decides that he needs to go to Porto Santo to talk to the officials to secure Waldo's release. Eddie and Steve tells him they're going to because despite the fact they can't speak Spanish, they do speak their friend very well.The next day, the three of them have arrived in Porto Santo Prison and Carl complains about their airport not being in top standards with modern day. The arresting officer, Jaime Gutterez Garcia shows up and they reveal they're here to secure the release of Waldo Faldo. The official calls him "El Desperado". Steve corrects him by saying that know him as El Stupido. Carl demands to go to the American Embassy, but Officer Garcia revealed they drove them out and it was replaced with a Kinko's. He tells them the bail is set at $10,000 Porto Santo dollars. Carl refuses to pay it which he thinks is $10,000 American dollars and demands to speak to Waldo at once. Officer Garcia refuses their request and they're forced to leave.Outside the prison, Steve, Eddie and Carl talk to Waldo through the wall without interruption. Waldo is scared and has found out the tiny nation's little known laws the hard way. Carl reveals that he was unjustly incarcerated by a corrupt official for a crime he didn't commit and they're not leaving Porto Santo without him. Tonight, he, Steve and Eddie will break him out of prison.In Chicago, Estelle is knitting and cracking nuts when Laura comes home dejected about Harriette's choice of date. She mentions that her date's name is Junior and he's majoring in Geology. Estelle thinks that's the making of a dweeb. The doorbell rings and Laura sees a cute pizza delivery man named David. He works at Juliet's Pizza Place and asks her for a date. She kindly refuses and mentions some other time. Once he leave, Estelle mentions he was cute and would be a perfect match for her granddaughter. Laura agrees and mentally kicks herself in the head because instead of having a great time with Juliet's Romeo, she's stuck with her mother's Junior.At night in Porto Santo, Waldo is pacing around in his cell when Carl, Eddie and Steve shows up in their disguises and a truck they'll use to break him out of prison with. Urkel asks where Garcia is and Waldo mentions that he's at Kinkos for new business cards because he elected himself as judge. They get to work right away and hijinks occur as they try to break him out, until Steve's plan R does the trick in an adverse way. Waldo is happily free until Officer Garcia arrests them for breaking the jail and tells them they need to pay $10,000 Porto Santo dollars or they'll all go to jail. Carl refuses and thinks it's too much money. That is until, Garcia mentions that it's not the case and they should've seen the poster at Kinko's. Steve asks him how much is it in American dollars. After thinking it over, Garcia reveals it's really $30 American dollars. Carl is happy to pay it, plus the damages done to the jail and truck.At the house, Harriette is happy that they got Waldo out fine and will leave a messge on the Faldo's answering machine. She sees Laura dressed up for her date with Junior, still sulking and won't smile until she says good night to him. She's dreading it and asks for an earlier curfew from Harriette. That was until, she opens the door to reveal that Junior is really David, the guy she met earlier and changes her mind. Laura apologizes for judging mother's taste in men because she did do a great job marrying Carl.During the end credits in Porto Santo, Carl, Eddie, Waldo, Steve, Officer Garcia and two Porto Santo workers are singing in Spanish sone "Ay Yi Yi", while fixing the truck used to break the prison. Urkel's clumsiness breaks it again and he asks in Spanish "Did I Do That?".
14Life in the Fast Lane
26 Jan 1996Description ▼
Laura becomes worried about her figure and invests in some diet pills. She doesn't count on Urkel mistaking her pills for his vitamin supplements, and in the process, he is nearly involved in a tragic accident as he unwittingly destroys the Winslows' garage.
15Random Acts of Science
02 Feb 1996Description ▼
Carl has had it with Urkel's constantly backfiring scientific contraptions and demands they be placed in storage. One night while they are putting everything away, a gang of robbers breaks in and demands everything. Carl and Urkel trick the thugs into letting them demonstrate the transformation chamber ... and they emerge as Bruce Lee Carl and Bruce Lee Urkel to defeat the bad guys.
16Tips for a Better Life
09 Feb 1996Description ▼
Steve gets a job at Cafe Java as Stefan playing smooth jazz, takes a back seat to the alcohol drinking and partying plot involving Eddie. Carl is upset with him for constantly drinking at his frat parties and tells him to stop now while he's ahead. Three weeks later, Eddie comes home drunk again from another frat party. This time, he insults both his father and his friend, Waldo. Carl's had enough of his drunken nature and kicks him out of the house. Then he gives him an ultimatum that he has to find another place to live within one week. He tries to get Waldo let him to stay at his house. He refuses and immediately tells him off that he isn't his friend if he parties, drinks and insults everyone. Eddie realizes the negative effects of his partying and drinking it has on both his family and friends and needs to change it.
16 Feb 1996Description ▼
Eddie has joined the ballet class with his girlfriend, Greta and tells his friends about it. To his dismay and displeasure, his closest friends, Waldo and Steve, started laughing in his face about the whole thing. They make fun at the fact that he'll be wearing tights and a tutu. Greta doesn't think it is funny as some of the athletes they know has taken ballet before. It doesn't stop them from constantly laughing at him. Meanwhile, Laura's on and off boyfriend, Curtis, mistakes Harriette for her grandmother, Mother Winslow. She is insulted by his comment and wears younger clothes and a wig to hide her age. He later apologizes to her for the mistake when Laura tells him that was her mother. At the recital, Eddie and Greta begins performing Swan Lake. During that time, Waldo and Steve continue their ongoing laughter, much to the dismay of their girlfriends, Maxine and Myra. Laura is seated next to her parents as Curtis is at work. However the performance doesn't go as smoothly as Eddie thinks, as a cane grabs Greta and drags her away. Once the replacement shows up, it's Myrtle decked out in a Swan dress costume with a swan crown. He tries to avoid her, but to no avail.
18My Big Brother
23 Feb 1996Description ▼
In this episode paying tribute to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America program, Urkel is paired with a streetwise youth named 3J, whose smart mouth is the cover for an embarrassing secret: He can't read. Urkel vows to help 3J learn how to read and discover the worlds that are opened up through books.
19Eau de Love
08 Mar 1996Description ▼
Steve creates an aphrodisiac potion for Eddie to use to have a rich girl fall in love with him, while he and Greta are still on hiatus. Unfortunately, it spills all over the nerd and Laura comes in to hand him back his loofah. She leaves the room, and both Eddie and Steve think it's safe until she falls in love with him. Urkel desperately makes an antidote to reverse the effect it has on Laura before Myra finds out the truth. Meanwhile, Carl and Harriette books a flight to Jamaica for their second honeymoon. They encounter nothing, but trouble at the airport.
20Twinkle Toes Faldo
15 Mar 1996
29 Mar 1996
26 Apr 1996Description ▼
Steve and Laura are getting ready for their prom night until their dates canceled on them. Curtis revealed his grandmother died and his family has to fly out to Washington to attend her funeral. Myra has been sick with pneumonia and won't be well until after a week. Maxine suggests they go with each other and runs out laughing. At the prom, Laura and Steve enjoy each other's company and kisses outside. Meanwhile, Nick (Harriette's former boss) has moved into Steve's old house and tempers flare between him and Carl.
23A Ham Is Born
10 May 1996Description ▼
Carl lands a job as security guard at a movie studio ... and in the process, gets a leading role in a big-time movie. However, one of the scenes involves his character passionately kissing the movie's beautiful leading lady, leaving the portly cop with a moral dilemma.
24Send in the Clone
17 May 1996Description ▼
While Urkel is working on a cloning experiment with his transformation chamber, the contraption goes kablooey. The aftermath has Urkel cloned, creating double trouble for the Winslow household! Laura decides to make lemons out of lemonade and suggests that one of the clones be made into a permanent Stefan.
1Paris Vacation: Part 1
20 Sep 1996Description ▼
Steve, Stefan and the Winslow family spends a vacation at Paris with his Urk-Pad after accidentally sending Carl in place of cheese to his pen pal, Nicole. All is not well when they first arrive, Eddie accidentally damages the café that his parents were eating at and is forced to work there to pay off the damages. Then Nicole is blackmailed by her opportunist cousin, Gilbert to get the plans of the Urk-Pad. Meanwhile Stefan looks to Steve and asks him to help him build his family tree (per Laura's recommendation). The nerd not only helps him build his using the Urkel family tree, but he also admitted that he created Stefan for a lot of things he wanted to be in his life. Stefan admitted that he wasn't a smart guy, but does come close.
2Paris Vacation: Part 2
20 Sep 1996Description ▼
Stefan poses as a model for a French version of Coca-Cola and decided that modeling is his career choice. He makes his successful debut in the runway show. Meanwhile, Steve is taken with Nicole to Gilbert where he learns about her cousin's intentions to get filthy rich.
3Paris Vacation: Part 3
27 Sep 1996Description ▼
Steve is held hostage in the opera house and Glibert gives him an ultimatum, either build him an Urk Pad of his own or else. The nerd reluctantly gives in to his demands and builds him the Urk Pad of his own. He's upset with his pen pal for her involvement with her cousin and her betrayal of her word to keep his invention discreet. Then Nicole reveals that she is sorry for what she did and explains why Gilbert has been blackmailing her for some time. He wanted to make a fortune off Steve's invention and will stop at nothing to get his own way. After that, she warns him that when the pad is complete her cousin and his gang will kill him. Steve completes the pad on time and teleport to the hotel to enlist Carl's help to stop Gilbert. Meanwhile, Stefan decides that he needs to go to Milan to pursue his career. Eddie is finally able to talk to the French girl that he likes.
04 Oct 1996Description ▼
Steve finally attends the college he wants to go to MIT and fits in very well there. Quickly, he starts missing Myra's company right away and transfers to her college to be with her. |
53J in the House
18 Oct 1996Description ▼
When 3J goes missing from the orphanage, the Winslows tries to find him. They are unaware that Richie is secretly housing him in the attic and begs Steve not to tell anyone about it. The truth is later revealed by the nerd as he uses one of his devices and finds 3J in the attic. Carl and Harriete adopts him when they reveal that they care about his well being. Meanwhile, Laura starts dating around with Curtis to take her mind off of missing Stefan who is in Milan.
18 Oct 1996Description ▼
When Steve tells Eddie that Greta has been posing nude in his art class, he explodes in anger. He demands that she never poses nude again and she responds by not seeing him anymore. As he begins to miss Greta, Laura sets her idiot brother straight by telling him that her father gave her an ultimatum "Either stop seeing Eddie or Be cut off without a cent". She chose to keep dating him and she struggled ever since. Later on, he apologized to her for his yelling, not realizing why she taking the job as a nude model. Meanwhile, Nick and Carl's feud with each other takes a turn for the worst and it isn't long until Harriette sets them straight again.
25 Oct 1996
01 Nov 1996
08 Nov 1996Description ▼
Steve has received six free tickets to see New Edition's Home Again tour because he knows Johnny Gill. He, Eddie and their dates attend with Laura to the concert. To their shock and excitement, New Edition, calls out Stefan onto the stage and she's excited to see him again. Meanwhile, Richie and 3J feel bad about having Carl and Harriette staying with them because they knew that they wanted to go to the concert. Both kids pull some strings with Steve to have New Edition perform at the house.
10Nightmare at Urkel Oaks
15 Nov 1996Description ▼
Today is Eddie's birthday and Myrtle surprises him with a leather jacket present and her video tape. Greta isn't impressed when she crushes the tape. Later on, he starts having dreams about Big Daddy Urkel visiting him at his parents house after his girlfriend leaves. He offers to pay Eddie $10 million grand to marry Myrtle and he says daddy. The wedding takes place in Urkel Oaks. Myra and Laura are her bridesmaids and wear light blue southern dresses. Carl is upset that he will be related to Steve soon. The wedding is stopped when Greta shows up and fights Myrtle for her boyfriend. She tells them that her father payed Eddie to marry her and it's a farce. He awakens from his dream and he swears to Steve that he'll never to marry for money. His sister shows up with a big box and he thinks Myrtle is still trying to bribe him tosses it out of the window into the trash can. Laura tells him that she'll be sure to notify Mother Winslow for his ungrateful attitude. She told him that their grandmother spent her hard savings on the stereo he always wanted. Eddie realizes his mistake and runs out to get his stereo.
22 Nov 1996
06 Dec 1996Description ▼
Carl and Steve are called to jury duty on a jewelry story robbery. They see a video of the accused stealing the jewels from the story and the rest of the jury jumps to the conclusion that the evidence is clear. The defendant is the jewely store owner, David Hayes, and he claims he was watching a Bewitched marathon when this crime took place. However, the prosecutor and everyone else thinks he is lying. Unfortunately for them, Urkel is the only one truly believes his innocence. Next, it comes time for the jury to deliberate on this case and Steve knows something is wrong with what he saw. Urkel takes a second look at the tape and finds evidence that it was doctored by the true robber and tries to tell them otherwise. Then another juror tells Steve the videotapes can't lie and Carl threatens to have everyone in the jury throw pencils at him if he doesn't agree with them. This gives Urkel the info he needs and asks the bailiff to go to his car and get the video equipment out of his car because he needs to have a chat with Jugde Mooney immeidately. He agrees and Carl demands to know what Steve is doing. Urkel reveals that he cracked open the case since videotapes can lie.Meanwhile, 3J does extra chores around the house in order to avoid being sent back to the shelter by the Winslows. It does have an adverse effect as Eddie is upset with him for ruining his collector's edition of his basketball signed by Scottie Pippen by pumping too much air into it. Then, Laura complains that he shouldn't have combined all of her perfumes into one bottle because that was the whole point of having six different perfume smells. Because of the combination, she'll smell bad when she goes out on her date.The trial resumes after Judge Mooney agrees to reopen the case and let Steve testify, despite objections from both the prosecutor and Mr.Hayes' defense attorney. She overrules it and Urkel immediately makes his point across how video tapes can be doctored to frame someone else with examples of putting Carl from his vacation in the tapes. The prosecution tries claim otherwise, but Steve quickly points to one key evidence he saw in the tape that everyone else overlooked in the during the night in the robbery, a store mirror. He zooms in closer using his laptop closer and reveals who really robbed the jewelry store that night, the store's head of security, Joey Bozelli. Exposed by Steve, he stands up and tries to escape but both the bailiff and Carl stop him from leaving by quickly apprehending him. Urkel walks up to Bozelli and right away he confronts the former heat of security about how he could've the power of doctoring and manipulating video tapes for positive purposes. Unfortunately, he chose to break the law by covering up his crimes for negative purposes. Steve immediately tells the bailiff take the former head of security of the jewelry store, Bozelli to jail because he's disgusted with him for what he did in framing an innocent man like David Hayes for a crime he didn't commit. The prosecutor now intends to prosecute Joey Bozelli for theft, purjury and tampering with the evidence. The case is dismissed and Mr.Hayes thanks Urkel for believing in his innocence. Immediately, Carl and the rest of the jury apologizes to Steve for arguing with him in the first place and admitted that he saved an innocent man from going to jail.At the Winslow home, Harriette finally has a heart-to-heart talk to 3J and she realizes why he was busy with the extra chores around the house. He was afraid of being sent back to the children's shelter since that is what happened to him last time with his other foster families. Harriette convinces 3J that when Carl and her took him in as their son, he became a part of their family, permanently. She tells him that he doesn't need to do some extra chores around the house to win their love, he already has it. They do appreciate what he does though.
13It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
13 Dec 1996Description ▼
Steve and Carl heads out into the woods to get a Christmas tree. The nerd annoys him by rejecting some of the trees until he snapped and tells him they are taking this tree. After they cut it, the were trying to hurry back before the snow got really heavy. Unfortunately, it obliterated their tracks and they end it lost. While sitting by the fire, Steve and Carl apologizes and bond. Then the nerd is able to use the constellation to get them home. Meanwhile, Eddie and the rest of the family are exchanging gifts until Harriette tells them Stefan is here. Laura finally calls it quits with Curtis and stays with her current boyfriend. Her ex-boyfriend angry and warns Urquelle if he hurts Laura in a matter he hates, he will pay for it. Stefan tells him that he won't hurt her in the emotional way that Curtis did.
14Revenge of the Nerd
03 Jan 1997Description ▼
When Laura finds out the sorority that she's pledging to join at the college is going to publicly embarrass Steve and the other nerds. She helps them get their revenge on the sorority and she refuses to join the them until they change their policy around her friend. Meanwhile, Carl's feud with Nick escalates further when he refuses to give back the kids football. However, Harriette is fed up with both men being such negative influences on the kids and sets them straight once again. Eventually, Nick and Carl realizes how much their constant fighting is a negative influence on both 3J and Richie and finally puts an end to their fighting.
17 Jan 1997
31 Jan 1997Description ▼
When Steve transports Carl back in time, Carl learns a valuable lesson about priorities. |
17Beauty and the Beast
31 Jan 1997Description ▼
When Harriette finds contestants for the Miss Downtown Chicago Pageant, which a nervous Carl will be hosting with Emmanuel Lewis. Myrtle decides to cheat her way to win the pageant even if it means making Greta and the others look bad. She wants to win Eddie's love regardless of the consequences and Steve quickly cottons on to her plan. He helps free his girlfriend, Myra and the other contestants by freeing them from their imprisonment, back stage. As the angry contestants chases Myrtle around, he rightfully calls her out for being a manipulative, lying cheat. He tells the audience that Myrtle was using the pageant as a means to reaffirm her love for Eddie and will stop at nothing to get him, even if it's cheating. He reminds her that his friend will never ever love her the same way that he loves Greta. He tells her that it is extremely unacceptable and she knew the rules by hand. She chose to dismiss them and therefore, she loses by default. Myrtle is angry and embarrassed that Steve...
18Le jour d'amour
14 Feb 1997Description ▼
Urkel hosts three Valentine's Day stories. First in True Love, Eddie sings a song that cleared any misunderstanding that Greta had with his ex-girlfriend from high school, Oneisha. Next in First Love, it involves 3J and Richie vying for the affections of Kelsey Webster, a popular girl at their school. When Richie decides to drop out, she decides that he's a far better gentleman than 3J would ever be. Then in Lasting Love, Harriette accuses Carl for being cheap in buying her the same gifts every year. He makes up for it by enlisting the help of 3J and Richie to make a new Valentine's Day card and he buys an uneaten chocolate box. Finally, Urkel himself gets his own Valentine's Day gift in the form of Myra dressed up as Cupid in a Polka outfit.
19What Do You Know?
28 Feb 1997Description ▼
In order to win big on a game show, Eddie uses Urkel's transformation chamber to gain Urkel's smarts, only to have Urkel as an opponent. |
20Odd Man In
14 Mar 1997Description ▼
Carl needs one more person for his poker-playing group. Harriette joins--and beats everyone. Meanwhile...
21Flirting with Disaster
28 Mar 1997Description ▼
Urkel is insulted when Carl's home owner's insurance agent, Mr.Tolbert, calls him a disaster waiting to happen(due to his clumsiness). He won't put up for this and heads to his office in downtown Chicago. Steve tries to convince him that he isn't a disaster, and that he should lower Carl's skyrocketing home owner's insurance. However, it goes nowhere because Mr.Tolbert is still convinced that he's a disaster. That is until Carl shows up to his office and deals with the matter himself, by telling Steve that he's found a nice apartment on Argyle Street. Mr.Tolbert is completely mortified when he learns Urkel will be his next door neighbor and he agrees to lower Carl's home owner's insurance on the grounds that he keeps Steve away from him. Meanwhile, Eddie learns an important lesson that it's better to act your age and stay true to your current girlfriend when he's tempted to flirt with an older woman.
25 Apr 1997Description ▼
Steve's Aunt Oona from Altoona returns to visit her nephew and the Winslows again. Unfortunately, she's embarrassed about the extra weight she gained from eating so much. She's desperate to lose the extra weight to impress Reverend Fuller at church. Steve comes up with a solution for his favorite aunt, his fat compressing invention should do the trick. He isn't sure if it'll work 100% because he never tested it before, but Oona's determined to try it. She gets in and he starts the invention. It is a complete success as she steps out much slimmer than before. Carl is impressed by it and admits he should try it sometime. Like most of Steve's inventions, it eventually backfires and Oona reverts back to her overweight self. She runs out embarrassed by the whole thing and Steve makes a mental note to work on his fat compressing chamber more. Reverned Fuller makes a visit to the Winslow house and admitted to her that he like BBW - Big Beautiful Women.
23The Brother Who Came to Dinner
02 May 1997Description ▼
Frank Winslow comes to visit his relatives from the circus. He reveals that not only he is in debt, but he has committed several counts of fraud. He's also at odds with his eldest brother, Carl, who hasn't forgiven him for skipping out of their father's funeral.
24A Pirate's Life for Me
09 May 1997Description ▼
Urkel and Carl travel back through time to the 1700s and wind up on a pirate ship where they're forced to walk the plank. |
1Out with the Old
19 Sep 1997Description ▼
Steve is finally fed up with Myra's refusal to let him change the way he looks. In her eyes, she sees him a perfect 10, the way he is. However, he doesn't see it the same way as her. He feels as long as he dated her, he'll still remain a geek with the hitched up pants and squeaky voice. He makes the executive decision to goes through with the makeover despite her pleading. He even takes speaking lessons from his doctor and the deep voice Sheila. On the night of the kissing contest held by the sorority, Laura wages high for Stefan, but loses the bet to one of her sorority sisters. Greta is the next to bet for Eddie, but she loses to her rival, Myrtle. Finally, Steve shows up in his new look, a green buttoned down shirt, with black slacks reaching to his ankles, new black shoes, no suspenders and oval silver rimmed glasses. He spoke with his new deep voice. While many girls bet for Steve, Laura is impressed by his new look, wins the bet and they share a kiss. Meanwhile, Carl is jealous of Harriette's high promotion that he ends up a second job being a moonlight parker.
2They Shoot Ducks, Don't They?
26 Sep 1997
3Dumb Belle of the Ball
03 Oct 1997
4Drinking and Jiving
10 Oct 1997Description ▼
When Laura gets drunk at her sorority party one night, Maxine calls Steve to come down to the sorority house to take her home. He gets into a fight with one of the guys as he tries to remove her. After he takes her home, Laura ends up kissing him before passing out. The next morning, Urkel uses frozen peas to nurse a shiner he received from his fight with one of the guys. Later on, she recovers from her hangover and admits to Maxine that she's starting to fall in love with Steve. Meanwhile, Carl and Harriette are quarreling over their anniversary. Carl wants to watch the Bears game against the Packers, but Harriette wants to go on a romantic cruse at Lake Michigan. Eddie is fed up with their fighting that he sets them straight and tells them to compromise before he gets a headache.
5Who's Afraid of the Big Black Book?
17 Oct 1997Description ▼
When Eddie takes his pranks on Laura too far by inviting her ex-boyfriends over to the house, whenever Stefan was around. She decides to fight fire with fire by conning Steve into helping her get even with her dim-witted brother by using his black book which contains phone numbers of Eddie's previous girlfriends and invites them over on his birthday. When he and Greta arrived on his birthday party to see his ex-girlfriends, they are incensed by the whole thing. Finally, Steve sets both Eddie and Laura straight on how ungrateful they were to have each other. He admitted he was always jealous of them because his parents never loved him and that the Winslows were like his own family. Both siblings apologized soon after. Meanwhile, Commisoner Geiss learns a lesson that sometimes it's better if the more experienced cop like Carl is promoted to captain over an inexperienced cop like his nephew.
6A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read
24 Oct 1997Description ▼
Steve's latest invention accidentally gives him the ability to read minds- thinking it will be a good thing & change the whole world- until the Winslows feel that their privacy is invaded- including Laura- when Steve learns she's been attracted to him. Meanwhile, Carl becomes a troop leader for Richie, 3J and the Junior Woodsmen.
7Stevil II: This Time He's Not Alone
31 Oct 1997Description ▼
Today is Halloween and Steve plans to spend a nice, quiet one with his girlfriend, Laura. Unfortunately Stevil, his evil ventriloquist dummy is back with a vengeance with his ex-girlfriend, Myra's help in putting him back together. This time he's not alone, his sidekick, Carlsbad is going to help him try to take over Steve and Carl's souls and place them into their dummy forms meanwhile they pose as the real Steve and Carl. Can Steve and Carl stop them before they wreck havoc in the Winslow House?
07 Nov 1997
9A Pain in Harrassment
28 Nov 1997
10Original Gangsta Dawg
05 Dec 1997Description ▼
Steve is humming to Camptown Races, when he opens the door to see his gangster cousin, Cornelius aka OGD from Detroit. He greets him, but Urkel uses the door and tries to keep him out of the Winslow house(ala the Winslows in the opening credits of season 4-7 when they tried to keep him out of their house). Eventually, OGD is able to get in the house and claims he wants to hang out with Steve. However, Urkel isn't fooled by his ruse and tells him that he knows why he's really here, he wants money. OGD says 4 gs and Steve goes balistic by saying $4,000. OGD mentions he's in a lot of trouble with a tough guy in Detroit named, Fresh Squeeze, because he loaned him some money to buy a new stereo. Even though he paid him back 20%, Squeeze wants more than that. Steve tells him that Fresh Squeeze is a loan shark who only cares about money. OGD mentions that if he doesn't have the money, Squeeze will cream him. Urkel tells him he's going to figure that one out on his own, because he's leaving for their Uncle Omar Urkel. OGD asks him if he can stay at the Winslow home to hang out. Steve refuses and tells him he can't stay there even when he's there. He kicks him out as they head out. OGD ignores his cousin's warning to stay away and hangs out at the house, listening to rap music.Laura heads home first and mistakes OGD for Steve before she finds out that he's Urkel's cousin. Eddie and 3J are impressed by the way OGD is dressed and his music choice. They let him stay at the house, even though Urkel refused to have him there. However, Laura, Carl and Harriette are not that impressed by him. Laura isn't impressed because he has his nickname on his arm and prefers to have men who has their names on their credit cards.OGD and 3J are playing around with each other when Carl comes home from another hard day of fighting crime. He doesn't like him immediately, because of the way he dresses and has given 3J a rap CD, which include lyrics that insults police officers. OGD tells that doesn't he want the kid to hear the truth. Carl sends 3J to bed and confronts him what he did. He tells OGD that he isn't his son so he can't tell him how to dress and what kind of lyrics to listen to, but as long as he's staying there as their guest, his music is off limits. OGD accuses him of censoring his freedom of speech. Carl tells him that he can say whatever he wants to outside his home. However inside his house, he won't tollerate disrespect and is proud of his job. OGD provokes his anger by telling him that police offocers does't protect anyone when they're harrassing him. Carl tells him that if he hasn't been dressing up as one, he wouldn't be treated like one. He immediately kicks OGD out, before leaving for some fresh air. Harriette immediately sets him straight that when he's staying here, he needs to drop his attitude out the door.Carl comes home three hours later calm, but still steamed about OGD insulting him in the living room. Harriette reveals that she has called his grandmother in Detroit and he asks her if her name is UPS. Harriette tells him that she's a very sweet lady and she told her a lot of interesting things about OGD. She mentions that he's a good kid, but has a rough life. Carl tells her that he's a thug and he hates police officers. Harriette also admits that back in Detroit, the police are considered the enemy, therefore OGD doesn't trust them and hasn't had the advantages of seeing cops in a good way like their kids did. She tells him that he can change all that by proving to him that most police officers are honest and decent people. Carl is worried that OGD will end up as a negative influence on both Richie and 3J. Harriette tells that instead of worrying about him being a bad influence on the kids, she tells him to hope that they rub off on him.In the living room, Carl is reading a magazine when the doorbell rings. He's immediatly confronted by OGD's loan shark, a tough thug named, Fresh Squeeze. He's looking for him because he's late for his payment. He claims that OGD isn't his son, but he convinces the thug to let him take him to where he is. Fresh Squeeze agrees and leaves with Carl, not realizing the trap that was set up for him.At the Sizzle Club, Laura, Maxine, Edie and OGD are there watching Missy Elliott's performance. Later on, OGD intercept a call on Laura's cellphone from her boyfriend, Stefan, and he's rude to him. This causes Stefan to call Steve on his uncle's nuclear submarine. Urkel tells him that their cousin was there a few days ago asking for money and he wanted stay at the Winslow house, but he kicked him out. Stefan tells him that he should've a better job keeping him out of Chicago because he's back and hitting on Laura and Myra. Urkel is upset because of the revelation and accidentally fires a missle. After that was done, Steve and Stefan confrence calls OGD, which annoys him. Urkel calls him by his real name, Cornelius Eugene Urkel, which he hates. Steve demands that he leave Laura and his girlfriend alone and returns to Detroit at once. Stefan mentions that he can go back in a bus or in a box, that's up to him. OGD claims that big talk coming from him in Milan. Urkel corrects OGD by telling him that he's not in Milan and that he'll be back tomorrow morning to deal with him.In the kitchen, Laura tells Carl that she had a great time listening to Missy Elliott's performance live at the Sizzle Club and kisses him. Then, she bids good night to OGD by reffering to his real name. Carl mentions he has Fresh Squeeze come by the house, which made him real nervous. OGD claims he's not safe anywhere from Squeeze, but Carl tells him that he's safe here and mentions that he won't bother him anymore. OGD asks him if he paid him any money he was looking for. Carl mantions he did something better than that, he arrested him and locked him up in his own cell. He admitted that he recognized him because he hosted many unlawful operations in Chicago and immediately left for Detroit when they issued a warrant for his arrest. OGD asks him how he got the drop on Fresh Squeeze because he's a dangerous man. Carl told him that he was taking the thug to see him, but along the way, he made a detour from the Sizzle Club to the precinct. He wished that OGD saw the look on Fresh Squeeze's face when five officers surrounded his car and said surprise. OGD is impressed and apologizes for all the things he said about police officers harrassing him. He tells him that he'll be gone by tomorrow, but Carl convinces him to stay a bit longer.At the end credits, 3J begs OGD to stay because he wants to learn a lot more from him. However, he gives 3J some good advice in a positive light, by telling him that all he needs is right in the Winslow house because he has a loving family who'll treat him right and that's all it matters. Steve comes home and wants payback against him for messing around with his girlfriend, Myra, while he out of Chicago in their uncle's nuclear submarine. Instead of fighting with Urkel about what happened, OGD apologizes for what he did and heads out. Steve ends up embarrassing himself further with peace lines.
11Deck the Malls
19 Dec 1997
12Grill of My Dreams
09 Jan 1998Description ▼
In an effort to decrease his clumsiness, Urkel gets a job at Tanaka Gardens (a Japanese restaurant) and trains there as a master teppanyaki chef. His training is put to the test when Laura and Maxine drop by for a visit to watch him cook.Meanwhile, Commissioner Geiss is away on a second honeymoon with his wife, Blanche. He entusts Carl with the task of pet-sitting his beloved pet parrot, Andre. Eddie and 3J tries to get him to say other words, but it goes nowhere. However, it's Carl who makes the mistake in calling Geiss an idiot for leaving him to pet sit his parrot whose been annoying him with the repeated line "Andre is a pretty bird.", while he's on vacation with his wife. Soon enough, Andre starts trouble by repeating the lines "Geiss is an idiot." and he becomes a laughingstock to Eddie and 3J. Carl must try to make the parrot stop saying that phrase before Geiss comes home.At Tanaka Gardens, Urkel is prepared to cook Tsunami Supreme for Laura, Maxine and their guests. For a while he does a great job with the preparations and impresses their guests. However, true to his nature, Steve is clumsy and causes disaster that he didn't need to do. However, unlike his previous bosses(Leroy and Mr.McClure), Mr.Tanaka actually plays it cool and understands Urkel's clumsiness.In the Winslows Living Room, Carl is frustrated with Andre because he keeps repeating the words "Geiss is an idiot." Once he goes to open the door for Commisioner Geiss, the parrot finally says "Geiss is a great guy." It was a temporary relief to him thinking that his job is safe(which is) when his boss comes to pick him up. That is, until Andre mentions "Geiss is an idiot." Carl tries to explain himself about it, but Geiss revealed that Blanche taught their parrot to say that becasuse she thinks it's a joke which he doesn't find funny. He reveals that sometimes his wife can be a pain in the butt. It isn't long until Andre starts trouble once again by repeating the phrase "Blanche is a pain in the butt." Geiss must now try to avoid having his parrot say the phrase before they get home and risk Blanche's anger.
13Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
16 Jan 1998Description ▼
Steve calls it quits in his relationship with Myra, realizing how much their relationship isn't working with each other. He grew tired of her complaints about him returning to the sexy geeky man that she loves and stop looking like Stefan. It turned out for the best when she tells him she doesn't want to see him anymore. He's now free to be with his true love, Laura. A few weeks later, she returns to the Winslow House and deeply regretting her decision to call it quits. Unfortunately, she's forced to watch Laura and Steve elope in front of her. Stefan is also upset about the whole thing too. Meanwhile, Eddie quits college and decides to go to Police Academy to be a cop like his dad.
14Crazy for You: Part 1
23 Jan 1998Description ▼
With Steve out of her life, Myra is going to make sure Laura is out of his too. Her theory is, if she can't have her boyfriend back, she'll make sure her rival doesn't either. She and Stefan team up to ensure their happiness is complete. Meanwhile Eddie learns about guns at Police Academy.
15Crazier for You: Part 2
30 Jan 1998Description ▼
While Steve and Laura talk about Myra and Stefan, Harriette is upset with them for they did for hurting her daughter and Steve. She confronts them about what they did wrong and tells them that they need to move on there's no way that Steve and Laura will take them back. Immediately, Stefan felt guilty about the whole scenario and wisely steps aside to apologizes to them for his behavior. Unfortuantely, Myra defies her wishes by telling her that she refuses to stop her pursuit until Urkel takes her back and dumps Laura. The next day, Steve found out the truth about her spying on him using a spy cam attached to his new glasses. He was angry that Myra violated his privacy once again by spying on him that he smashed his glasses and confronted her about it. He demanded that she renounce her love for him immediately because there is no way in hell he'll take her back the way she is right now. She still refused and she tried to pose as Laura for their date at Amore. While she managed to gain her rival's forgiveness before she had her arrested for stealing her watch. Steve refused to believe Myra and reminded her that she violated his privacy by spying on him with the spy cam she attached to his new glasses(he ended up wearing his old ones). The dinner scene ends at the Chicago Police Station with Laura being charged for stealing a watch. Next, Myra was charged for violating his privacy by spying on him with a spy cam she set up in her room as surveillance that was attached to his new glasses. Even though, Urkel wasn't charged for anything because he didn't do anything wrong, but he was there for his picture. Meanwhile, Eddie learns the consequences of his actions with guns when he accidentally shot a picture of his sister, who could've been an innocent by stander. Also Carl reveals to Harriette that his wedding ring was for someone else who broke his heart years ago. She is depressed and he makes it up to her by giving her a new wedding ring with her name on it. He asks her to continue being the love of his life.
16Whose Man Is It Anyway?
05 Jun 1998Description ▼
After breaking up a few fights between Myrtle and Greta, Laura decides that both of them should fight it out in a boxing match for Eddie's love. Meanwhile, Steve and Carl helps 3J locate his birth mother in a diner three blocks off Chicago. She was happy that he's living in a new family who loves him. She explains to him why she gave 3J up for adoption.
12 Jun 1998Description ▼
Steve and Laura attend the biggest polka festival in all of Chicago. She is surprised and impressed by how much he has contributed to the community through polka music. She loves him even more and enjoys herself there. Meanwhile, Eddie buys a new apartment for him and Greta to live in. Carl comes over to visit him and overstays his welcome by embarrassing him.
18Throw Urkel from the Train
18 Jun 1998Description ▼
Carl fumes to Harriette about his regret in not accepting a promotion five years ago that would have transferred him to Washington D.C. While boarding a train to travel to the nation's capital for a seminar, luggage boy Urkel accidentally stows away. Chaos ensues when he's forced to share a room with Steve for the night in his room.Meanwhile, Laura is very suspicious about Maxine's new boyfriend D'Andre, especially after he asks her to deliver a package for him. She immediately warns her friend to cut ties with him now becvause he's up to no good. Maxine refuses to believe her and demands that she stays out of her life. Minutes later, Eddie comes home as a newly, full-fledge police officer and Laura tells him about her suspicions on D'Andre. She's concerned that Maxine will make a horrible mistake and she asks him to keep an eye on her boyfriend. Eddie agrees on the grounds that she has to wash and dry his clothes.In Downtown Chicago, Laura's suspicions about D'Andre and his intent of was confirmed, he was trafficing drugs with the intent of selling it unlawfully. Eddie, Willie and a fellow officer arrests him and another drug dealer for drug charges. A hurt Maxine is crying in Eddie's arms, telling him about what her boyfriend wanted her to really do and how much she regretted in not heeding Laura warning to stay away from him. Eddie reassures her that she didn't know what was going on. She gets into the police car with him and Willie to make a statement against D'Andre. During that time, Maxine realizes that she has to apologize to Laura for trying to watch out for her safety and she showed how ungrateful she was towards her by telling her butt out of her life.On the train, the usual antics results, as Carl yells at Urkel and calls him a butthead. However, an insulted Steve sets him straight for calling him that because it was his nickname in preschool and he was hurt by that. Later on, Carl confides in Urkel that five years ago, he regretted in not taking the promotion that got his fellow officer and rival, Charlie Carnelli where he was today. Steve helps him to realize that "the road not taken" was perhaps the right decision after all. If he had taken the promotion years ago and moved to Washington D.C., he would've regretted it in the long hall since he wasn't good with politics. He was a man of action who is respected by the community for his efforts to keep crime down in Chicago. He was captain of the Chicago PD at a very young age commanding and respecting his fellow officers. His family, friends and fellow officers look up to him in respect. In turn, Carl realizes that Steve was right all along and that "the road not taken" was probably the best decsion that he had made.
19Don't Make Me Over
26 Jun 1998Description ▼
Myrtle Urkel desperately tries one last time to steal Eddie away from his girlfriend, Greta, by getting a makeover with Laura and Maxine's help. Although the makeover is a complete success and he is impressed by her new, urban look. Myrtle quickly realizes that he's not the one for her. She knows that there are other men out there in this world that will love her and to be there for her. She immediately renounces her love for him and leaves his house. Eddie desperately tries to get her to stick around by telling her that his life would be boring without her mixing it up. His pleas ends up being on deaf ears as Myrtle tells him that he can be with Greta all he wants and that she no longer gives a damn about him. She leaves his house and it depresses him now that she's out of his life.
20Pop Goes the Question
03 Jul 1998Description ▼
Steve and Stefan arm themselves with roses and rings. They decide to propose to Laura immediately. Stefan is Carl's choice because he does want Steve to return to his perfect ex-girlfriend, Myra Monkhouse and marry her instead. Laura struggles with her choice and no matter what happens, her decision will cost her one of the guys. Harriette tells her no matter what decision she make, they'll support her. When Steve announces that he's not going to propose to her and decides to go live in Russia with his parents. Laura decides that it is him she wants to marry, not Stefan. He has been a gentleman to her since they met and she deserves that over having a glamorous and shallow life. Carl is not happy with her decision, but he also realizes that it was hers to make.
21Lost in Space: Part 1
10 Jul 1998Description ▼
As Steve and Laura discuss wedding plans for their guest seating arraignments, NASA comes calling and tells him that he'll go into space to test his anti-gravity invention. Later on, Myra refuses to take no for an answer and sneaks aboard the shuttle to convince Steve to stay with her and give up Laura right away. Meanwhile, Harriette is overly concerned with Eddie's safety, she has him transferred to being a meter maid.
22Lost in Space: Part 2
17 Jul 1998Description ▼
With the space ship unable to return to Earth, it's up to Steve to save his fellow crewman by gently removing the satellite that got stuck to it's side. Once successful, he brings the crew home. Meanwhile, Myra makes one last push to get Urkel to come back to her, by pretending to be his fiancée. The plan fails and she eventually gives up on her pursuit. During that time, Carl helps Harriette understand her son's need to be a police officer, Eddie's meter maid duty takes a dangerous turn.
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