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Looking Back at Family Matters: How the Cast Got Eclipsed by Urkel

This article was originally published on our sister site Fresh Edits

Family Matters was one of those ‘90s sitcoms that fit nicely into the “feel-good” category of prime-time TV. Yet, it stood out from the rest. Although it featured an all-Black cast, which was unlike other family sitcoms in those days, it was relatable. The Winslows were down to earth, which is something that really resonated with both Black and White viewers. It’s pretty much the reason it was able to last nine successful seasons – not an easy feat!


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What many people don’t know – or at least remember – is that Family Matters was actually a spin-off of another awesome ‘90s sitcom, Perfect Strangers. Remember them?. Family Matters aired from 1989 to 1998, meaning it’s been over three decades since its debut. So, it’s high time we look back at the show, its secrets, fun facts, and what its cast is up to today!