A Pirate's Life for Me
Season 8, Episode 24
A Pirate's Life for Me
Air Date May 9, 1997
Writer(s) Fred Fox Jr.
Jim Geoghan
Director Joel Zwick
Previous The Brother Who Came to Dinner
Next Out with the Old

A Pirate's Life for Me is episode twenty-four and the finale of season eight from the television sitcom on Family Matters. The show was originally aired from ABC on May 9, 1997. It was directed by Joel Zwick and written both by Fred Fox Jr. and Jim Geoghan.

Plot Edit

Urkel and Carl go back in time on board a 1700s pirate vessel, where they are made to walk the plank after Urkel accidentally drops his time travel watch overboard. Fortunately, Myra(along with Laura and Maxine) comes to rescue Urkel and Carl with a copy of a time travel watch he gave her.

Synopsis Edit

Urkel and Carl travel back through time to the 1700s and wind up on a pirate ship where they're forced to walk the plank.

Cast and Characters Edit

Main Edit

Guest Edit

Recurring Edit

Cameo Edit

  • Brian Blondell as Chef
  • Peter Dennis as Captain Hightower
  • Matt Landers as Flint
  • Pat Millicano as Killigrew
  • Kelly Perine as Petey

Un-Credited Guest Edit

  • Thomas Rosales Jr. as Pirate

Gallery Edit

Trivia Edit


Quotes Edit


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