Family Matters is a sitcom about an African-American family in Chicago. The show aired for eight years from 1989-1997 and was a spinoff of Perfect Strangers.
The sitcom follows Carl Winslow and his wife Harriette, and their children Eddie, Laura and Judy. Steve Urkel, the geeky neighbor of the Winslow soon becomes the main focus of the show with his eccentric character.
TV Producers who get lots of hit shows onto the air tend to make hella lotta dough. TV producers Thomas Miller and Robert Boyett - Miller-Boyett Productions - struck a nerve with American families in the 80's and enjoyed a run of Family Lesson shows which included Happy Daus, Full House, Perfect Strangers, Step by Step, and several others. The problem with raking in cash from TV shows all the damn time, though, is that when you're trying to preach Lessons - as Miller and Boyett frequently were - … more
While this show went downhill pretty rapidly from 1994 until its end in 1998, the episodes from 1989-93 hold up pretty well. I always found it funny when Urkel would make Carl Winslow really mad, and this clip shows this really well. With the TGIF sitcoms from the late 80's and early 90's, Family Matters easily creams Full House.