Family Matters started in 1989 as a spinoff of the popular ABC show Perfect Strangers. The show was about a policeman, Carl Winslow, and an elevator operator, Harriette Winslow, and the family they were raising.
It wasn't until Jaleel White joined the cast as Steve Urkel, midway through the first season, that the show began to take off. Urkel's crush on Laura Winslow became one of the most epic romances on television.
Urkel's "Did I Do That" catch phrase and his alter ego Stefan Urquelle soon became staples of the show. Other characters, such as Urkel's cousin, Myrtle Urkel, and Waldo Faldo, would help Family Matters become one of the longest running African-American sitcoms of all time.
Don't forget to catch Family Matters on BET and watch TV's funniest nerd get caught up in hilarious antics with the loveable Winslow family.
Get your news on all the Family Matters cast members and see what they are up to now. Discuss your favorite episodes and characters with other Family Matters and Urkel fans. Family Matters is back on BET. Catch the premiere marathon this Saturday, March 2 from 8A/7C to 6P/5C! Afterwards, catch it weekdays at 3:30P/2:30C starting Monday, March 4.
We got the Winslows. We got Urkel. We got you.