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A Matter of Principle is episode four of the fifth season in this television sitcom on Family Matters, that originally aired from ABC on October 14, 1993. It was directed by Richard Correll and written by Jim Geoghan.

Plot Edit

In the series 100th episode, Harriette's job at the Chicago Chronicle as manager of security has taken a back seat to Urkel's antics in the series' four years, but it takes center stage here. The newspaper is experiencing budget cuts, and Harriette's boss, Mr. Berger, asks her to cut her workforce. Harriette doesn't want to fire anyone, and Carl gives her some advice on how to tell Mr. Berger this. The end result has Harriette losing her job. Meanwhile, Myra transfers to Urkel's school, all to snare herself a certain nerd. She eventually asks Eddie and Laura for advice in winning Urkel's heart, resulting in a wild comedy of errors.

Synopsis Edit


Cast and Characters Edit

Main Edit

Guest Edit

Recurring Edit

Cameo Edit

  • Michael Kaufman as Mr. Berger
  • William Joseph Barker as Boy in Classroom

Trivia Edit


Goofs Edit

  • Urkel loses his glasses when he tries to get in the hammock. They later reappear on his face without him having time to retrieve them.
  • When Myra helps Urkel up and the two of them get in the hammock, the grass ripples under their feet, indicating it is solid pieces of fake grass.

Quotes Edit


Family Matters Season 5
Hell ToupeeIt Didn't Happen One NightSaved by the UrkelA Matter of PrincipleMoney Out the WindowBest FriendsGrandmamaDr. Urkel and Mr. CoolCar WarsAll the Wrong MovesChristmas is Where the Heart IsScenes from a MallRock EnrollLike a VirginGood Cop, Bad CopPresumed UrkelFather of the BridePsycho TwinsThat's What Friends Are ForOpposites AttractA-Camping We Will GoNunsenseAunt OonaStefan Returns

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