A perfect spin-off from Perfect Strangers: Family Matters focused on Harriet Winslow (the elevator operator from the Chronicle) and her family of sorts. Carl Winslow, her husband, was a dutiful cop, and a gruff and lovable father to three kids: Eddie Winslow, the rebel son; Laura Winslow, the smart-aleck daughter; and cute little Judy Winslow.
Last Episode09x22 Lost in Space (2) Aired: Jul. 17, 1998
Urkel's life hangs in the balance when he takes a dangerous walk in space to patch the damaged spacecraft.
Series Fun Facts
- When ABC delayed making a decision to renew the show for a ninth season,CBS made a deal with Warner Bros.Television to renew the show for a ninth season, which would be its last.The show's…
[show]When ABC delayed making a decision to renew the show for a ninth season,CBS made a deal with Warner Bros.Television to renew the show for a ninth season, which would be its last.The show's producers hoped for a 10th and final season on CBS, but the ratings for the 1997-98 9th season were so bad that the network ended up canceling the show and airing the series finale with no fanfare during the summer season.In a nod to the stillborn plans to have Steve and Laura get married in a 10th season,the series finale did have them getting engaged.'Jo Marie Payton' decided to leave the show when it moved networks from ABC to CBS because her contract was finished.Payton agreed to appear during the first half of the ninth season,after which she was replaced as Harriette Winslow by 'Judyann Elder'
- This show is the first of two shows with an all Black cast to air on ABC's TGIF lineup - "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" was the second.
- Michelle Thomas left the show shortly before it was canceled due to her illness with stomach cancer. She passed away that same year at the age of 30.