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Family Matters Season 9 Episodes

22 Episodes 1997 - 1998

Episode 1

Out with the Old

Fri, Sep 19, 1997 30 mins

Urkel (Jaleel White) gets a makeover for Laura's bachelor auction. Meanwhile, Carl's thinking could use a makeover when Harriette's salary spurs his competitive instincts. Harriette: JoMarie Payton Noble.

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Episode 2

They Shoot Ducks, Don't They?

Fri, Sep 26, 1997 30 mins

Carl accepts a hunting date with his boss (Dick O'Neill) and reneges on a promise to spend time with Urkel. Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Cherie Johnson, JoMarie Payton Noble, Michelle Thomas.

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Episode 3

Dumb Belle of the Ball

Fri, Oct 3, 1997 30 mins

Nothing will stop Myrtle from attending the Biloxi Debutante Ball---even getting hit by a car trying to save the life of Eddie (Darius McCrary). Big Daddy/Carl: Reginald VelJohnson. Sara Sue: Mindy Hester.

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Episode 4

Drinking and Jiving

Fri, Oct 10, 1997 30 mins

Laura has her first beer---and her second and third---at a frat party, where she's later rescued by Urkel; Carl and Harriette keep their anniversary plans a secret from each other, but not from Eddie. Kellie Shanygne Williams.

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Episode 5

Who's Afraid of the Big Black Book?

Fri, Oct 17, 1997 30 mins

Eddie and Laura's payback games hurt others; Carl's suggestion averts a major gang riot, but credit goes to the commissioner's son (Joel Higgins). Geiss: Dick O'Neill. Willie: Marlon "Chopper" Young. Rick: Rugg Williams.

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Episode 6

A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read

Fri, Oct 24, 1997 30 mins

Urkel's new Total Recall Machine malfunctions, leaving him with an uncanny ability to read minds; and Carl gets roped into serving as leader of the boys' Junior Woodsmen troop. Prof. Gates: Wesley Mann. Rupert: Justin Chapman. Urkel: Jaleel White.

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Episode 7

Stevil II: This Time He's Not Alone

Fri, Oct 31, 1997 30 mins

Stevil, the diabolic ventriloquist's dummy, comes back to life on Halloween, bringing with him a Carl-like sidekick named Carlsbad. Urkel: Jaleel White. Carl: Reginald VelJohnson. Eddie: Darius McCrary.

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Episode 8

Trading Places

Fri, Nov 7, 1997 30 mins

Stefan, disguised as Urkel (Jaleel White), pays Laura a visit to determine if Urkel's the new man in her life. Meanwhile, Eddie accompanies Carl on his beat, equipped with a video camera. Vincenzo: Luigi Amodeo.

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Episode 9

A Pain in Harassment

Fri, Nov 28, 1997 30 mins

Harriette's new boss (Mark Linn-Baker) blindsides his employees with verbal abuse. Meanwhile, Urkel tries to win a million dollars with a basketball half-court shot in L.A. Harriette: JoMarie Payton Noble.

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Episode 10

Original Gangsta Dawg

Fri, Dec 5, 1997 30 mins

Jaleel White dons another persona, that of Urkel's hip-hop cousin, O.G.D., who makes a bad first impression on the Winslows. Singer Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott appears. Fresh Squeeze: Mongo Brownlee.

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Episode 11

Deck the Malls

Fri, Dec 19, 1997 30 mins

Christmastime finds Richie awaiting a visit from his mom (Telma Hopkins), and Urkel working as a sluggish gift wrapper at the mall. Willie: Marlon Chopper Young. Richie: Bryton McClure. Brian: Dee Jay Daniels.

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Episode 12

Grill of My Dreams

Fri, Jan 9, 1998 30 mins

Urkel apprentices as a teppanyaki chef at a Japanese restaurant and makes his cooking debut in front of Laura. Meanwhile, Carl bird-sits for the commissioner. Tanaka: Pat Morita. Geiss: Dick O'Neill.

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Episode 13

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Fri, Jan 16, 1998 30 mins

Eddie wants to drop out of school to become a cop; and Urkel wants to drop Myra. Johnnie Cochran appears as himself. Myra: Michelle Thomas. Eddie: Darius McCrary. Phil: Jeff Doucette.

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Episode 14

Crazy for You

Fri, Jan 23, 1998 30 mins

Myra uses polka music and string cheese to prevent Urkel from going out with Laura; Carl cautions a trigger-happy Eddie on good judgment. Harriette: Judyann Elder. Myra: Michelle Thomas. Keresey: Ray Laska.

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Episode 15

Crazier for You

Fri, Jan 30, 1998 30 mins

Urkel discovers that Myra has been spying on him, but he thinks she's really snapped her cap when she starts dressing like Laura. Meanwhile, Harriette (Judyann Elder) learns her wedding ring was originally intended for another.

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Episode 16

Whose Man Is It Anyway?

Fri, Jun 5, 1998 30 mins

Cousin Myrtle (Jaleel White) dukes it out in the boxing ring with Greta to win Eddie for her own; 3J longs to find his birth mother. Waitress: Tanika Ray. 3J: Orlando Brown. Greta: Tammy Townsend. Referee: Raf Mauro.

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Episode 17

Polka Palooza

Fri, Jun 12, 1998 30 mins

Laura reluctantly accompanies Urkel to a polka bash and actually has fun in his wacky world. Meanwhile, Eddie moves into an apartment and regrets giving Carl a standing invitation. Oskar: Milton James. Berta: Mary Pat Gleason.

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Episode 18

Throw Steve from the Train

Thu, Jun 18, 1998 30 mins

Laura gets bad vibes from Maxine's slick new boyfriend (Kristoff St. John); Carl gets into a funk reflecting on a road not taken. Maxine: Cherie Johnson. Conductor: Derek McGrath. Joe: Martin Grey.

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Episode 19

Don't Make Me Over

Fri, Jun 26, 1998 30 mins

Myrtle gets a makeover, drops her inhibitions, raises her hemlines and goes after Eddie with a vengeance. Ariana: Tasha Taylor. Myrtle/Steve: Jaleel White. Eddie: Darius McCrary. Harriette: Judyann Elder. Maxine: Cherie Johnson.

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Episode 20

Pop Goes the Question

Fri, Jul 3, 1998 30 mins

Urkel asks Carl for Laura's hand in marriage, but Stefan has already given Laura a ring. Urkel/Stefan: Jaleel White. Laura: Kellie Shanygne Williams. Carl: Reginald VelJohnson. Harriette: Judyann Elder.

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Episode 21

Lost in Space

Fri, Jul 10, 1998 30 mins

The first of a two-part series finale sends Urkel into space, which means he'll have to postpone his marriage to Laura. Buzz: Holmes Osborne. Blanche: Jennifer Rhodes. Urkel: Jaleel White.

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Episode 22

Lost in Space

Fri, Jul 17, 1998 30 mins

In the conclusion of the series finale, astro-nerd Urkel's life hangs in the balance when he takes a dangerous walk in space to patch the damaged spacecraft. Mitch: Matt McKenzie. Alan: Kevin Richardson.

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