What's Up Doc? is episode twenty-one of the sixth season in this television sitcom on Family Matters, that originally aired from ABC on March 31, 1995. It was directed by Richard Correll and written both by Fred Fox Jr. and Jim Geoghan.
Carl, Eddie and Laura Winslows visit a family psychiatrist to air their grievances about how much Urkel is been irritating them lately. Carl, Eddie and Laura then told the doctor about how Urkel is been driving them nuts on three separate occasions. Harriette, however, tells the psychiatrist that even though Steve may seem bothersome and annoyance at several times, he's had plenty of virtues too.
Highlights of the series' first six years - mainly, the Winslows' experiences with Urkel - are featured in this clip show. Carl, Eddie and Laura all complain about how much Steve is been nuisance to them since Laura's First Date, according to Carl is that Urkel has driving them crazy since day one, and how he ruined their daily lives too many times.
First, Eddie tells the doctor about the time when he and Steve went on a double date with their steadies, Sue and Myra. Urkel ran his big mouth to Sue about Eddie's previous girlfriend, Tiffany, and how he treated her to a swanky restaurant. An angry and humiliated Eddie denies knowing her and claims he loves Sue, which Steve calls that a lie. Sue leaves him and called him a lying two-faced cheat. Eddie tells the doctor that he has ruined his relationships with his girlfriends too many times.
Next, Carl talked about being the unwilling test subject for Steve's inventions failing on him, especially when he made a new invention that helps you vacuum while listening to the radio. He told him to take elsewhere because they were doing Spring cleaning at the Winslow house, but Urkel refused. When he tested it, it blew up in his face and it caused Carl to have the twitch on his left eye. He goes on to explain to the doctor that every since Steve has been irritating him several times and he almost killed him and destroyed his house on several occasions with flashbacks to back it up.
Finally, Laura tells the doctor of her own experiences with Steve since the second grade and beyond. She tells him how much he embarrassed her on Dudes in one episode, chased away her prospect suitors from her and overall made her life into a living hell. The doctor asks if all this was true and Steve admitted so.
He apologizes for what he did to Carl, Eddie and Laura. Urkel is indeed the source of their complaints that he needs to stop bothering them ever again. Just before Steve is about to leave, Harriette steps up and immediately defends him by setting her family straight. She reminds them that while he was annoying most of the time, he also helped them out before when they needed him. Carl inadvertently challenges her to name two times, but she comes up with several times and reminds him that he has short term memory. She tells the doctor her story about how much she appreciated Steve for all the nice things he's done for them.
Clips air when Laura remembers how sweet and brave Steve was in standing up to Vanderbilt Middle School's resident school bully, Willie Fuffner, while they were in the 8th grade. He antagonized her because she refused to go to the dance with him and he kept sending her prospect male dates to the sidelines because they're scared of standing up to him. However, Urkel refused to back down to Willie and defended Laura's refusal to date him. Next, she remembers how nice Steve was in setting her up with Ted Curran for the homecoming dance. Then, he found her cherished childhood doll, Emily at the dump and even though it took him 16 hours to find her, she was so grateful to him for saving her Christmas that she hugged him.
For Eddie, he remembered teaming up with Urkel to save Carl from drowning under the ice. They had to make a human chain to save him and Steve was the lightest to reach him. After he did so, Eddie pulled them to safety. The harrowing experience taught him a valuable lesson in what the consequences and the tragedy that could've been if Urkel hadn't been around to save Carl.
Carl remembered one time when he was unconcious, Urkel saved his life by using CPR to revive him because he ignored his warning to unplug the lamp and was electrocuted as a result. Harriette finished up her story about the wonderful things Steve did for their family and tells the doctor if it wasn't for him, her husband wouldn't be alive today. Carl had to admit that she was right about what she said. He, Eddie and Laura apologizes to Urkel for putting him through all the way they did with their complaints same goes with Urkel apologizes to them for ruining their daily lives and he promised to Carl, Eddie and Laura that he'll never to irritates them ever again.
The next day, Carl is glad to see his twitch gone and the doctor gives him an expensive bill, that brings it all back. Later on, due to Urkel's clumsiness, he accidentally wrecks the doctor's office and ends with him chasing the nerd.
Cast and Characters Edit
- Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Winslow
- Jo Marie Payton-Noble as Harriette Winslow
- Rosetta LeNoire as Estelle Winslow (archive footage)
- Darius McCrary as Eddie Winslow
- Kellie Shanygne Williams as Laura Winslow
- Bryton McClure as Richie Crawford (archive footage)
- Jaleel White as Steve Urkel
- Shawn Harrison as Waldo Geraldo Faldo (archive footage)
- Michelle Thomas as Myra Monkhouse
- Rachel True as Sue
- Lisa Colbert as Receptionist
- Thom Sharp as Himself
- Judy Winslow is featured in a flashback clip, even though she was written out of the series. Had the show continued for a tenth season, it would’ve been revealed that Judy had simply moved with Rachel to Detroit.
- Willie also appeared in a flashback clip, although he too was written off the show.