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The Best Episodes of Family Matters  

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There are so many funny episodes of Family Matters, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Grandmama" the best, or is "Born to be Mild" your favorite episode of Family Matters? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Family Matters are, let's rank every Family Matters episode from best to worst.

Family Matters, a spinoff of Perfect Strangers, focused on the Winslow family, a middle-class African-American family living in Chicago, Illinois. The family's neighbor, Steve Urkel, eventually became a focal point of the series over the course of nine years. It's hard to picture the show working without, right? Family Matters starred Reginald VelJohnson, Jo Marie Payton, Rosetta LeNoire, Darius McCrary, Kellie Shanygne Williams, Jaimee Foxworth, and Jaleel White (as Urkel), and ran on CBS from September 19, 1997 to July 17, 1998.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Family Matters, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Family Matters episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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It's Beginning To Look A L... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 4 Episode 12: Laura's guardian angel arrives and shows her a world where Steve's and Laura's roles are reversed--Steve is sauve, while Laura is socially inept.
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Presumed Urkel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 5 Episode 16: Laura defends classmate Steve in a student trial when he is accused of blowing up the science laboratory.
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Finding The Words is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 2 Episode 22: Harriette's and Rachel's father--whom they had believed was killed in the Korean War--comes to the Winslow home and wants to make amends for abandoning his daughters.
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Christmas Is Where The Heart I... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 5 Episode 11: Carl learns the true meaning of Christmas aboard a train stranded in a snowstorm as Steve attempts to cheer the miserable passengers.
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Grandmama is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 5 Episode 7: Eddie agrees to be Steve's partner in a basketball tournament but then finds a better partner. Steve partners with an old lady, Grandmama.
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I Should Have Done Something is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 2 Episode 25: Carl Winslow experiences guilt over a hostage who was shot a year ago while he was on duty as a police officer. Steve Urkel bribes Laura Winslow to go out on a date with him.
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Driving Carl Crazy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters

Season 4 Episode 4: When Laura says she will go steady with the next boy to ask her out who has his own car, Steve acquires a car and persuades Carl to teach him to drive...

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Dr. Urkel And Mr. Cool is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 5 Episode 8: When Laura tells Steve to be less annoying, he creates a potion that transforms him into a suave, charming man. But his new attitude soon causes more problems than it solves.
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The Gun is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 6 Episode 15: After she is robbed, Laura considers getting a gun, but the Winslows organize a gun turn-in program instead.
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Born To Be Mild is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 3 Episode 9: When a local gang intimidates the customers at Rachel's diner and beats up Eddie, Carl and Steve team up. Steve goes undercover to join the gang.
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Surely You Joust is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 4 Episode 1: When Carl becomes angry with his obnoxious neighbor Steve, they arrange to fight it out--on national television.
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Stevil II: This Time He's ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 9 Episode 7: Last year on Halloween, Steve created a small, evil ventriloquist's dummy in his image that came to life and wreaked havoc. Now, the dummy, dubbed Stevil, returns with a nightmarish sidekick named Carlsbad, who looks like a little version of Carl.
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Stevil is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 8 Episode 7: Steve's ventriloquist dummy comes to life on Halloween, wreaking havoc in the Winslow household.
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Boxcar Blues is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 2 Episode 6: While Carl Winslow chases a suspect, he gets trapped in a moving boxcar with Steve Urkel. Steve's uncertainty about choosing a career leads Carl to the realization that he should no longer pressure his own son to become a cop.
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Tender Kisses is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 4 Episode 16: When Eddie can't get tickets to the big Tracie Spencer (HERSELF) concert, he sneaks into Tracie's hotel room to meet her.
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Pop Goes The Question is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 9 Episode 20: Laura's ex-boyfriend, Stefan, reminds her that she promised to consider his marriage proposal someday. He gives her a beautiful diamond ring and asks her again. When Stefan leaves the room, Steve enters with 144 red roses and also proposes to Laura.
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Aunt Oona is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 5 Episode 22: Steve's dowdy Aunt Oona (DONNA SUMMER) visits and, with Harriette's help, becomes confident enough to win a singing competition.
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Lost In Space, Part Two is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 9 Episode 22: Eddie graduates from the police academy but is assigned to parking enforcement. Harriette spoke to the wife of Eddie's supervisor and arranged for Eddie to have a safe job
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Dog Day Halloween is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 2 Episode 7: Carl must save Steve and Laura, who have been taken hostage during a Halloween robbery.
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Short Story is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 1 Episode 3: The Winslow family members have mixed reactions when they realize they are the characters in a story Rachel has sold to a magazine.
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Laura's First Date is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 1 Episode 12: Laura's first date turns into a nightmare when three boys arrive to take her to the school dance.
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Rachel's Place is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 2 Episode 1: After Steve accidentally burns down the local hamburger joint, he suggests Rachel buy it and run it herself. With the help of Carl, Harriette and Mother Winslow, she does.
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Fast Eddie Winslow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 2 Episode 12: When Eddie loses $250 to a hardened pool hustler, he's rescued by Steve, who challenges the hustler to a game.
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Busted is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 2 Episode 19: Eddie dents the family car and tries to get the money to secretly repair it by going gambling with Steve. The boys are arrested and bailed out by a Carl, who is feeling sheepish because he accidentally threw away a relative's ashes.
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Making The Team is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Family Matters
Season 3 Episode 8: When Laura is disliked as the new girl on the cheerleading squad, she asks Steve for help on how to cope with being unpopular. Steve then leads the basketball team to victory with Laura cheering him on.