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Trading Places is episode eight of the ninth season in this television sitcom on Family Matters, that originally aired from CBS on November 7, 1997. It was directed by John Tracy and written by Fred Fox Jr.

Plot Edit

Stefan, wondering if Laura had developed some loving feelings for Urkel, swaps identities with Steve to find out. Though they are successful, Laura confronts both Steve and Stefan for their behavior. Meanwhile, Eddie shoots a class-project video about Carl and what he does as an officer for the Chicago Police Department. Though the first video comes off as a failure, Eddie comes up with another video with his community kindly contributing to it.

Synopsis Edit


Cast and Characters Edit

Main Edit

Guest Edit

Recurring Edit

Cameo Edit

  • Hope Allen as Model
  • Afifi Alaouie as Model
  • Luigi Amodeo as Vincenzo
  • Inez Edwards as Woman at Photo Shoot
  • Stephen Kearney as Photographer
  • Gloria LeRoy as Evelyn
  • Marlon Young as Willie (credited as Marlon 'Chopper' Young)

Non-appearance Edit

Trivia Edit

  • This is the only episode in the entire series in which Jaleel White speaks in his normal voice while wearing the Urkel glasses, as shown in a few scenes: When he attempts to do the "Urkel Walk" by saying "Alright. Now for the walk" and when Laura catches him acting like Steve and says afterward: "I'm busted." This episode had his characters Stefan and Steve trading personalities.

Quotes Edit


Family Matters Season 9
Out with the OldThey Shoot Ducks, Don't They?Dumb Belle of the BallDrinking and JivingWho's Afraid of the Big Black Book?A Mind is a Terrible Thing to ReadStevil II: This Time, He's Not AloneTrading PlacesA Pain in HarassmentOriginal Gangsta DawgDeck the MallsGrill of My DreamsBreaking Up Is Hard to DoCrazy for You (Part 1)Crazier for You (Part 2)Whose Man Is It Anyway?PolkapaloozaThrow Urkel off the TrainDon't Make Me OverPop Goes the QuestionLost in Space (Part 1)Lost in Space (Part 2)

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