Le Jour d'amour is episode eighteen of season eight from the television sitcom on Family Matters. This show was originally aired from ABC on February 14, 1997. It was directed by Richard Correll and written by Stephen Langford.
Urkel hosts three Valentine's Day stories. First in True Love, Eddie sings a song that cleared any misunderstanding that Greta had with his ex-girlfriend from high school, Oneisha. Next in First Love, it involves 3J and Richie vying for the affections of Kelsey Webster, a popular girl at their school. When Richie decides to drop out, she decides that he's a far better gentleman than 3J would ever be. Then in Lasting Love, Harriette accuses Carl for being cheap in buying her the same gifts every year. He makes up for it by enlisting the help of 3J and Richie to make a new Valentine's Day card and he buys an uneaten chocolate box. Finally, Urkel himself gets his own Valentine's Day gift in the form of Myra dressed up as Cupid in a Polka outfit.
Steve Urkel hosts three Valentine's Day stories First Love, True Love and Lasting Love.
The first story is First Love. It involves 3J and Richie competing with each other for the affections of Kelsey Webster, a popular girl at their school. However, Richie decides to drop out thinking he couldn't win her with his adopted cousin being smooth around her. In his room, Kelsey revealed that even though she liked the fact 3J was a smooth talker and a sharp dresser. However, she found him very arrogant in saying mean things and refused to make him her Valentine. She also tells Richie that she likes him being a gentleman and also like the fact he meant the things he said. He asks to be her Valentine and she agrees.
Next in True Love, it involved Eddie and Greta going on a double date with Stefan and Laura at Cafe Java. During that time, she starts accusing him of harboring any feelings for his high school sweetheart, Oneisha, who happens to be working there as a waitress. Stefan and Laura heads to the barista to order their drinks. Eddie decides to head on the stage and began singing a song that he wrote for Greta which cleared up any misunderstanding that she had with Oneisha and how much he truly loves her more every day. His ex-girlfriend is broken hearted when she learns how much he loves his current girlfriend. Even that made Urkel cry out for a moment.
Then in Lasting Love, Harriette accuses Carl for being cheap in buying her the same gifts every year. She berates him for sneaking into her card box and using the same card she had 8 years ago. She also makes her point across that the flowers he bought were three hours from potpourri and he hate half of her chocolates. She gives her Valentine's day gift to him. She revealed that she put a lot more thought of him with Eddie and Laura's baby bracelets in a gold plated keychain. She leaves Carl by heading into her bedroom and he immediately feels guilty for taking her for granted. He dims the light and Harriette downstairs to the living room much calmer. Carl apologizes for his actions and gives her fresh baked heart-shaped, chocolate chip cookies he baked in the oven since all the candy stores were closed. He even mentions he paid the toll both going to and from Rockford to to a flower shop to get her four dozens worth of fresh flowers. She feels much more misty eyed and he tells her he's not done yet. He presents her a new Valentine's Day, which he made himself with 3J and Richie loaning him the construction paper. He drew the cupid, made the hearts and he marks the year on the card. Harriette accepts his apology.
During the end credits, Urkel recieves his own Valentine's Day gift in the form of Myra dressed up as Cupid in a polka outfit. When they kiss, they use a blue screen to block the audiences viewing them.
Cast and Characters Edit
- Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Winslow
- Jo Marie Payton-Noble as Harriette Winslow
- Darius McCrary as Eddie Winslow
- Kellie Shanygne Williams as Laura Winslow
- Bryton McClure as Richie Crawford
- Jaleel White as Steve Urkel / Stefan Urquelle
- Michelle Thomas as Myra Monkhouse
Supporting Cast Edit
- Kyla Pratt as Kelsey Webster
- Harriette: [Opens the candy box] Candy missing.
- Carl: There was an E.Coli scale in the chocolate and I tasted a few to make sure the box was safe.
- Harriette: You're a brave man.
- Carl: Hey, I'm here for you, baby.
- Harriette: These flowers are... not fresh.
- Carl: Yeah, well. I probably had the heater up on high and they wilted. Read the card, read the card.
- [Harriette reads the card]
- Harriette: [feigns being touched] Oh, Carl this is beautiful.
- Carl: Hey, I mean every word, sweetheart.
- Harriette: And you meant every word 8 years ago.
- Carl: [shocked] Huh?
- Harriette: Carl, I save every card you give me.
- Carl: I know that!
- Harriette: And I always mark the year, you gave it to me.
- Carl: I didn't know that.
- Harriette: Carl, you snuck into my card box and gave me a card that I already have. Didn't you?
- Carl: Might have. But honey, let's put a positive spin on it. Let's call it recycling.
- Harriette: No, Carl let's call it what it really is, Cheap and Lazy.
- Carl: Oh, now Harriette, that's a bit harsh.
- Harriette: Harsh? Carl, you given me a half-eaten box of candy. Some Sorry looking roses that are 3 hours away from potpourri. And to top it all off you gave me an old card that I already have.