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Season 7
Family Matters Season 7
Country of origin: United States
No. of episodes: 25
Original network: ABC
Original release: September 22, 1995 – May 17, 1996
Home video release
DVD release date: July 26, 2016
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The seven season of the family sitcom as Family Matters which originally aired on ABC from September 22, 1995 to May 17, 1996 after 25 episodes.

Non-Opening Credits Edit

Famiy Matters Season 7

Official poster of Family Matters (Season 7).

This is the first season to not have the theme song played and instead have the cast names at the bottom of the television screen during the opening scene.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Portrayed by Character
Reginald VelJohnson Carl Winslow
Jo Marie Payton-Noble Harriette Winslow
Rosetta LeNoire Estelle Winslow
Darius McCrary Eddie Winslow
Kellie Shanygne Williams Laura Winslow
Bryton McClure Richie Crawford
Jaleel White Steve Urkel
Shawn Harrison Waldo Geraldo Faldo
Michelle Thomas Myra Monkhouse

Recurring Edit

Portrayed by Character
Cherie Johnson Maxine Johnson
Tammy Townsend Greta McClure
Orlando Brown Jerry Jamal Jameson

Episodes Edit

Season seven consists of 25 episodes.

No. in
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Title Original air date Directed by Written by
146 1 Little Big Guy September 22, 1995 Richard Correll Fred Rubin
Urkel's transformation chamber is going berserk. The nerd and flustered foil Carl are shrunk to two inches tall, and as a result must work together to dodge hazards such as rolling fruit and large house cats.
147 2 The Naked and the Nerdy September 29, 1995 Richard Correll Stephen Langford
Urkel and Laura accidentally see each other naked in the bathroom, and are embarrassed to speak to each other afterward. Eddie wisely helps them out by telling Urkel and Laura of his own experience in catching Carl and Harriette naked as a child. Meanwhile, Carl does a favor for his neighbor, Larry Johnson (Spencer Garrett), in the form of keeping his wife's gift (a diamond bracelet) hidden at his home. However, when Harriette mistakes it as her anniversary gift, Carl must set things straight.
148 3 Bugged October 13, 1995 Richard Correll Fred Fox Jr.
Urkel fights temptation as he fantasizes about a relationship with a beautiful bug collector (Amy Hunter) he met in an online chat room. He worries that his desire to kiss the girl will interfere with his relationship with Myra and seeks Laura's advice. Meanwhile, Harriette asks Carl to allow her boss, Nick Neidermeyer, to participate in his weekly poker game. However, he acts very rude when he keeps winning, testing Carl's patience particularly since her standing at work may be on the line. Soon Harriette loses her patience and tells Nick off that she won't tolerate his disrespectful behavior. She dares him to fire her, only for him to reveal a shocking surprise.
149 4 Teacher's Pet October 20, 1995 Richard Correll Stephen Langford
Urkel is asked to supervise an English class for his absent teacher, but the students in the class are unruly and have no intention of learning. They eventually embarrass the nerd and push him to the point where he wants to quit. However, Urkel has an ace up his sleeve – Stefan Urquelle, who immediately takes control of the class and helps one student with a date for the homecoming dance. Meanwhile, Carl and Harriette bicker over each other's share of the household chores. Hiring extra help particularly, attractive members of the opposite sex only exacerbates matters. In the end, Carl and Harriette agree to divide the housework more fairly.
150 5 Walking My Baby Back Home October 27, 1995 Richard Correll Gary M. Goodrich
When Eddie brings new girlfriend Greta (Tammy Townsend) home after curfew, her father refuses to allow her to see him for a month. Eddie wants to see Greta again, so he arranges for Urkel to act as his go-between, but that only lands the nerd in trouble, due to an unexpected flat tire. However when Mr. McClure finds out again and rather than let Steve take the fall, Eddie accepts responsibility for himself and is fired. Urkel calls out him for his brash actions and tells McClure off if he is the kind of person who fires people for being responsible for their actions, he refuses to work for him at Mighty Weenie again. Mr. McClure agrees to allow Eddie and Greta to date again, after one month. Meanwhile, Estelle is audited by the Internal Revenue Service, and Carl finds himself in trouble with the tax man as well when he tries to help her straighten the matter out.
151 6 She's Back November 3, 1995 Joel Zwick Jim Geoghan
Urkel goes to Russia to visit his parents, giving the Winslows a few nerd-free days. However, Myrtle shows up, hungrier than ever for Eddie's affections. Only this time, Myrtle has to get through Greta first. Meanwhile, Carl and Harriette must deal with a broken garbage disposal.
152 7 Hot Rods to Heck November 10, 1995 Joel Zwick Fred Fox Jr.
Urkel finds himself competing with another in a long line of Laura's boyfriends, this time drag racer Curtis Williams. Eventually, the two get on each other's nerves so much that Urkel is left with no choice but to soup up his Isetta (apparently, repaired from last season's accident) and challenge the big-talking Curtis to a winner-take-all race. Soon Myra sets Laura straight when she reveals Steve's real reason he's competing in the race. Meanwhile, Eddie learns how to compromise between him living at home and inviting his friends over at home.
153 8 Talk's Cheap November 17, 1995 Richard Correll Fred Fox Jr. and Jim Geoghan
Urkel, his southern belle cousin Myrtle Urkel, and the nerd's alter-ego, Stefan Urquelle, each appear on a talk show to discuss relationships. Appearing with them are the objects of each one's affections: Myra, Eddie and Laura. Waldo also tags along, but this time, what he says actually makes sense. Also, Harriette believes Carl cares more about the news than her. Although it's soon revealed that he only likes watching the news in order to cope with his lack of romantic drive.
154 9 Struck by Lightning November 24, 1995 Joel Zwick Jim Geoghan
For some reason, Urkel becomes a human lightning rod and soon develops an intense fear of thunderstorms. Meanwhile, Laura and Myra both apply for sales clerk jobs at Ferguson's Dept. Store, but only one position is available. Both annoy each other as they audition for the job. Eventually, Mr. Waxman chooses Laura for the job and she believes her mother had something to do with his decision. Mr. Waxman explains that Harriette had nothing to do with his decision. He admits even though Myra had higher sales, she also got twice as many returned items because the customers perceive her as conceited and ignorant to their feelings with her lies. Waxman tells Laura that she cares about the customers' feelings and therefore she deserves the job. At the house, Carl and Harriette encourage Urkel to experiment on himself, which is later revealed that due to his constant uses of his transformation chamber that he has produced an unlimited quantity of iron.
155 10 Best Years of Our Lives December 8, 1995 Joel Zwick Sara V. Finney and Vida Spears
Urkel is put in charge of the senior class homecoming float and despite some bumbling by the nerd and his classmates, the float becomes a huge success. Even better, everyone starts to get to really know one another, and that's something everyone can be proud of even if Urkel ruins the float when transporting it to school. Estelle's constant activities fear Carl about her health until he learns why.
156 11 Fa La La La Laagghh! December 15, 1995 Richard Correll Meg DeLoatch
Just in time for Christmas, Carl gets in a sour mood and refuses to allow Urkel to decorate the house with his crazy light displays. Then, at his poker game, one of his friends says there is a big cash prize for the neighborhood lighting contest, and Carl's mood instantly changes, which Urkel has no idea about. Soon he learns the truth and sets Carl straight for lying to him. Meanwhile, Harriette wants a little more participation from Eddie and Laura in the family's holiday activities. Mother Winslow teaches them the true meaning of Christmas when she stops making her batch of gingerbread cookies.
157 12 Friendship Cycles January 5, 1996 Joel Zwick Shelia M. Anthony
Carl is once again pressed into service to teach Urkel how to do something simple this time, riding a bicycle. The usual hijinks ensue. Maxine ponders cosmetology school and although Laura is against it, she realizes her friend's happiness is more important.
158 13 South of the Border January 12, 1996 Richard Correll Joseph Cvar and Gary Menteer
Waldo learns about the laws of a tiny island nation the hard way. It lands him in jail and causes Eddie, Urkel, and Carl to have to make a long-distance trip to bail their buddy out, and Carl won't pay a $10,000 bail which he thinks is $10,000 American dollars, which is really $30 American dollars (which nobody learns until much later when Urkel asks the leader about it). Meanwhile, Harriette organizes a blind date for Laura, with a guy majoring in Geology. She refuses to go on the date and believes he will be a nerd (due to her own relationship with Urkel).
159 14 Life in the Fast Lane January 26, 1996 Joel Zwick Gregory Thomas Garcia
Laura, concerned about her figure, begins taking diet pills. One day, Urkel mistakes the pills for Vitamin C, which he had been borrowing from Laura, and goes into a stupor that nearly results in the Winslow garage being destroyed and the nerd almost seriously injuring himself. Soon, Harriette tells her to drop the diet pills because she thinks the cheerleaders are just jealous of how great she looks.
160 15 Random Acts of Science February 2, 1996 Richard Correll David W. Dulcon and Gary Menteer
When Urkel's contraptions go haywire once too often, Carl demands that the nerd must put every single invention in storage. On the night that they go about putting everything away at the Chicago Police Warehouse, a street gang (known as Satan's Serpents) breaks in in an attempt to steal the stored weapons and holds both Carl and Steve hostage. Steve tells the gang that the transformation chamber works with the green liquid, "Bruce Juice", but he tricked them into thinking that it was anyone other than Bruce Lee. Both Carl and Steve enter the chamber and are transformed into figures similar to Bruce Lee. Meanwhile, Laura weighs in the possibility of getting a Nose ring, but later decides she's better off without one.
161 16 Tips for a Better Life February 9, 1996 Joel Zwick David W. Dulcon and Gary Menteer
162 17 Swine Lake February 16, 1996 Joel Zwick Stephen Langford
163 18 My Big Brother February 23, 1996 Richard Correll Fred Rubin
164 19 Eau de Love March 8, 1996 Richard Correll Fred Rubin
165 20 Twinkle Toes Faldo March 15, 1996 Joel Zwick Felicia D. Henderson
166 21 Scammed March 29, 1996 Richard Correll Gary M. Goodrich
167 22 Dream Date April 26, 1996 Joel Zwick Fred Fox Jr. and Jim Geoghan
168 23 A Ham is Born May 10, 1996 Joel Zwick Gregory Thomas Garcia
169 24 Send in the Clone May 17, 1996 Richard Correll David W. Dulcon and Gary Menteer

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