Maxine Johnson - Family Matters

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Family Matters

Family Matters

Produced:
1989 - 1998

Number of episodes:
215 Episodes in 9 Seasons
80sComedySitcom

A long-running dramedy centering on the Winslow family, a middle-class African American family living in Chicago, and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel. A spin-off of Perfect Strangers.

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as Maxine Johnson

59 Episodes (1990-1998)

from Episode: 2.03 - Marriage 101

Born November 21, 1975
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA



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Maxine Johnson

Marriage 101

The subject in home economics class at school: marriage. Laura wants to be paired with any number of cute guys in her class for a project about marriage ... but winds up with Urkel instead. Urkel goes above and beyond what it takes to be a good husband, but winds up angering Laura when she feels smothered by his constant attention. Laura asks for some sympathy from her mother, but Harriette just wishes Carl would pay half as much attention to her as Urkel does Laura.

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Maxine Johnson

The Science Project

Laura enlists Urkel's help for a science project, despite Estelle's stern warnings against it. Laura falls asleep and has the weirdest dream: Urkel made an atomic bomb ... and sets it off, blowing Chicago off the map.

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Maxine Johnson

High Hopes

With Rachel's help, Harriette wins a radio call-in contest and nabs the grand prize: a new car. But just who deserves the car more becomes a major sore point between the sisters, leading to a huge argument. Carl isn't there to intervene; the acrophobic Winslow - the butt of jokes at the precinct when he was unable to foil a robbery because of his fear of heights - finds himself in the worst possible situation, thanks to Urkel: high in the sky in a hot-air balloon, with no way to get down. However, Carl is able to save the day when Urkel nearly falls out of the balloon.

Life of the Party

At Maxine's rooftop party, Urkel shows everyone how to "Do the Urkel." But it may be his last hurrah; Willie Fuffner, his pride still stung from losing to the nerd during a boxing match several weeks earlier, offers Urkel a peace offering - a glass of punch. Only he doesn't tell him it's spiked with whiskey. A drunken Urkel staggers around the rooftop, which is good for a few yuks ... until he tumbles off the side of the roof and finds himself clinging to a clothesline for dear life. Rachel manages to save the day, and Willie and his buddy, the dim-witted Waldo Faldo, find themselves in jail.

Fight the Good Fight

During Black History Month, Laura and Urkel hope their fellow students will gain appreciation for other cultures and races with a new class. But all they get is a bunch of threats from a few racist classmates. Laura breaks down in tears and feels sorry for herself, but Estelle's story behind her first library card gives her new inspiration.

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Maxine Johnson

Brain over Brawn

It's brains vs. brawn in a rope-climbing contest, as scrawny Urkel competes against loud-mouthed jock Alex for the rights to capture Laura's affections. Urkel knows he can't win the conventional way, so he devises a jet pack to help ensure his victory.

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Maxine Johnson

The Show Must Go On

Laura wins the female lead role in the school production of "Romeo and Juliet," and looks forward to the kissing scene with her Romeo, Daniel Wallace. Then Daniel falls ill and the understudy - who else but Urkel - takes his place. Thanks to Urkel's clumsiness and being himself, the play turns out to be a disaster.

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Maxine Johnson

Daddy's Little Girl

It's a case of puppy love for Laura when she falls head over heels for Carl's new rookie partner, Officer Mike Doyle. Carl's remarks about Laura playing grown-up - in front of Mike - don't go over too well.

My Broken-Hearted Valentine

Urkel again tries to intervene in Laura's budding romance with Daniel Wallace, whom the nerd has learned is nothing but trouble. Laura believes Urkel is meddling in her love life and tells him to go away. Then Daniel sneaks into Laura's room and, when he tries to kiss her and she pushes him away, he calls her a baby - just like Urkel had warned. Eventually, Daniel is chased away and a shaken Laura breaks down in her parents' arms.

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Maxine Johnson

Love and Kisses

Urkel convinces R&B singer Johnny Gill to serenade Laura in the Winslow's living room. Meanwhile, Carl and Harriette try to enjoy their second honeymoon at a resort that's a little too cold for comfort.

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Maxine Johnson

Farewell, My Laura

Urkel composes a detective yarn about 1940s-era gumshoe Johnny Danger, who is sent to protect supper club owner (and assassin target) Rachel.

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Maxine Johnson

Dance to the Music

Urkel helps popular jock Ted Curran break the ice with homecoming queen nominee Laura.

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Maxine Johnson

Rumor Has It

Rumors fly around school that Laura and Ted had sex on their date. Urkel confronts Ted and his buddies, but gets shoved into his locker, then Laura refuses to believe the nerd when he warns her about the rumors. When Maxine's story about the rumors match Urkel's, Laura decides she needs to salvage her new "easy" reputation and get the truth out in the open.

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Maxine Johnson

Muskrat Love

Will Eddie give into peer pressure or stand his ground about his less-than-desirable girlfriend when they begin heckling him over the matter?

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Maxine Johnson

Pulling Teeth

While Carl helps Richie deal with pulling a loose tooth, a five-way phone conversation between the kids results in a new relationship - Waldo and Maxine!

Walk on the Wild Side

Laura is desperately looking to shed her "nice girl" image, so she and Maxine obtain fake IDs and go to a male strip club for a wild evening on the town. Problem is, Harriette, Rachel and Estelle are there too (having their own "evening out") ... and Urkel, who gets wind of Laura's plans and in trying to stop her, accidentally performs onstage.

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Maxine Johnson

Stormy Weather

Urkel surprises his fellow prom-goers when he walks in with beautiful Myra. Meanwhile, Laura's prom date turns out to be a possessive creep who demands that she dump Urkel as a friend, and threatens her if she doesn't comply.

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Maxine Johnson

Best Friends

Harriette embarrasses Laura when she tries (a little too hard) to act hip and cool in front of her friends. Meanwhile, Waldo gets a job as a cashier at the Mighty Weenie, but Eddie might have to fire him when he does a bad job ... until he remembers Waldo's culinary skills are just perfect for an opening on his shift.

Dr. Urkel and Mr. Cool

Urkel devises the ultimate plan to win Laura's heart ... a transformation chamber that will turn him into a suave, fashion-styling ladies man. Meet Stefan Urquelle, whom immediately melts Laura's heart. But Stefan is a little abrasive this first time out, and it isn't long before Laura misses the irksome Urkel.

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Maxine Johnson

All the Wrong Moves

Adventures at the drive-in theater, where Laura, Urkel and Waldo go with their respective steadies. Laura's boyfriend, Derek, refuses to accept "no" for an answer and eventually presses his luck, while Myra agrees (at least this time) to wait to have sex with her "Stevie-kins." Meanwhile, Maxine can only shake her head as Waldo acts like, well, Waldo.

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Maxine Johnson

Scenes from a Mall

A "Family Matters" adaptation of the 1991 movie, this time featuring several intertwined stories involving the kids at the local mall.

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Maxine Johnson

Opposites Attract

School newspaper reporter Laura and editor Ziggy engage in a series of conflicts ... before falling for each other.

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Maxine Johnson

Stefan Returns

Urkel decides to renovate his Stefan Urquelle alter-ego, inventing a transformation chamber to do the trick. Stefan is much more likable this time, but just like the last time, the formula soon wears off and the suave ladies man is soon his old irksome, nerdy self. Urkel declares that he will find a way to make Stefan permanent ... and win Laura's heart once and for all.

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Till Death Do Us Apartment

When Eddie and Waldo get their own apartment, Eddie invites two girls over. Maxine becomes very jealous, thinking that Waldo is two-timing her.

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Maxine Johnson

Par for the Course

Carl is in a dilemma in whether he should tell Captain Savage to stop cheating or tell Steve Urkel off. Meanwhile, Maxine sets Laura straight for her ungrateful and selfish attitude towards her mother.

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Maxine Johnson

Midterm Crisis

Eddie and Urkel accidentally eat a gourmet cake that Waldo baked for class, and struggle with how to explain their actions.

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Maxine Johnson

The Gun

A harrowing experience at school with a violent female gang has a shaken Laura wanting to buy a gun to defend herself and Urkel begging her to change her mind.

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Maxine Johnson

Wedding Bell Blues

When Mr. Looney is stood up at the altar on his wedding day, he dejectedly decides to commit suicide. Carl and Urkel work to talk their friend out of making a big mistake.

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Maxine Johnson

My Uncle the Hero

Carl is assigned to guide Richie's class on a tour of the police station. The tour isn't going so well, until a robbery suspect gets free and holds one of the children hostage. Carl makes good on his opportunity to diffuse the situation, and impresses the youngsters. Meanwhile, Myra thinks Urkel and Laura are sneaking around together when they keep mum about their whereabouts ... only to learn they were planning a surprise party for her birthday.

Cheers Looking at You, Kid

Urkel spies on Laura during her trip to a cheerleading convention, certain that her boyfriend will show up and be up to no good.

They Shoot Urkels, Don't They?

Estelle hosts a dance marathon, and Urkel and Carl decide to enter.

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Maxine Johnson

Home Sweet Home

Urkel's parents announce they are moving to Russia - only, they say so after they've left. Urkel is forced to move in with Eddie and Waldo, but those arrangements are only temporary thanks to the nerd's hungry termites. Carl sees that Urkel now has no place to go and (grudgingly) allows his comic foil to move into his house.

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Maxine Johnson

She's Back

While Urkel is visiting Russia for a few weeks, guess who's back? Myrtle Urkel, who is hungrier than ever for Eddie. However, Greta stands in the way.

Best Years of Our Lives

Urkel is in charge of designing the Vanderbilt High's senior class float, but nobody seems interested in a project that, due to the nerd's involvement, will surely be doomed. However, interest slowly grows and the seniors actually get to know - and appreciate - each other's company.

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Maxine Johnson

Friendship Cycles

Urkel wants to learn to ride a bicycle, and enlists you know who as his teacher. Carl is frustrated at first when Urkel can't seem to get the hang of things, but the nerd keeps trying.

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Maxine Johnson

South of the Border

Urkel and Eddie are forced to travel to a small island country near Mexico, where Waldo has landed in jail for violating the country's little-known customs.

Life in the Fast Lane

Laura becomes worried about her figure and invests in some diet pills. She doesn't count on Urkel mistaking her pills for his vitamin supplements, and in the process, he is nearly involved in a tragic accident as he unwittingly destroys the Winslows' garage.

Random Acts of Science

Carl has had it with Urkel's constantly backfiring scientific contraptions and demands they be placed in storage. One night while they are putting everything away, a gang of robbers breaks in and demands everything. Carl and Urkel trick the thugs into letting them demonstrate the transformation chamber ... and they emerge as Bruce Lee Carl and Bruce Lee Urkel to defeat the bad guys.

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Maxine Johnson

Dream Date

When their respective dates are unavailable for the prom, Urkel offers to take Laura to the senior dance. The night is Urkel's dream come true ... and a wonderful time for Laura as well.

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Maxine Johnson

3J in the House

When 3J goes missing from the orphanage, the Winslows tries to find him. They are unaware that Richie is secretly housing him in the attic and begs Steve not to tell anyone about it. The truth is later revealed by the nerd as he uses one of his devices and finds 3J in the attic. Carl and Harriete adopts him when they reveal that they care about his well being. Meanwhile, Laura starts dating around with Curtis to take her mind off of missing Stefan who is in Milan.

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Maxine Johnson

Love Triangles

Laura becomes involved in a love triangle between her, Curtis and Maxine.

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Maxine Johnson

Beauty and the Beast

When Harriette finds contestants for the Miss Downtown Chicago Pageant, which a nervous Carl will be hosting with Emmanuel Lewis. Myrtle decides to cheat her way to win the pageant even if it means making Greta and the others look bad. She wants to win Eddie's love regardless of the consequences and Steve quickly cottons on to her plan. He helps free his girlfriend, Myra and the other contestants by freeing them from their imprisonment, back stage. As the angry contestants chases Myrtle around, he rightfully calls her out for being a manipulative, lying cheat. He tells the audience that Myrtle was using the pageant as a means to reaffirm her love for Eddie and will stop at nothing to get him, even if it's cheating. He reminds her that his friend will never ever love her the same way that he loves Greta. He tells her that it is extremely unacceptable and she knew the rules by hand. She chose to dismiss them and therefore, she loses by default. Myrtle is angry and embarrassed that Steve would dare disqualify her from the competition and leaves.

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Maxine Johnson

Le jour d'amour

Urkel hosts three Valentine's Day stories. First in True Love, Eddie sings a song that cleared any misunderstanding that Greta had with his ex-girlfriend from high school, Oneisha. Next in First Love, it involves 3J and Richie vying for the affections of Kelsey Webster, a popular girl at their school. When Richie decides to drop out, she decides that he's a far better gentleman than 3J would ever be. Then in Lasting Love, Harriette accuses Carl for being cheap in buying her the same gifts every year. He makes up for it by enlisting the help of 3J and Richie to make a new Valentine's Day card and he buys an uneaten chocolate box. Finally, Urkel himself gets his own Valentine's Day gift in the form of Myra dressed up as Cupid in a Polka outfit.

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Maxine Johnson

What Do You Know?

Um einen Wagen zu gewinnen, möchte Eddie in einer Fernsehquizshow mitmachen. Um seine Chancen zu verbessern, lädt sich Eddie in Steves Transformationskammer mit dessen Intelligenz auf. Das gefällt Steve gar nicht. Er reist Eddie nach und tritt in der Show gegen ihn an. Die beiden Superhirne liefern sich ein atemberaubendes Duell. Doch bei der alles entscheidenden Bonusfrage verspielen sie ihren Vorsprung - und der dritte Kandidat Lyle Sodermark gewinnt den Wagen ...

A Pirate's Life for Me

Steve überredet Carl erneut zu einer Zeitreise. Carl wünscht sich, auf einem großen Segelschiff im 17. Jahrhundert mitzufahren. Als die beiden auf der 'Rusty Raven' eintreffen, müssen sie entsetzt feststellen, dass sie auf einem Piratenschiff gelandet sind. Doch die Seeräuber halten die beiden für Zauberer und machen Carl zum Captain und Steve zum Ersten Maat. Das wäre ja ganz nett, doch dann verliert Steve bei einem Gerangel seine Zeitreiseuhr. Damit sieht es mit einer Rückkehr in die Gegenwart ziemlich schlecht aus ...

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Maxine Johnson

Out with the Old

Steve is finally fed up with Myra's refusal to let him change the way he looks. In her eyes, she sees him a perfect 10, the way he is. However, he doesn't see it the same way as her. He feels as long as he dated her, he'll still remain a geek with the hitched up pants and squeaky voice. He makes the executive decision to goes through with the makeover despite her pleading. He even takes speaking lessons from his doctor and the deep voice Sheila. On the night of the kissing contest held by the sorority, Laura wages high for Stefan, but loses the bet to one of her sorority sisters. Greta is the next to bet for Eddie, but she loses to her rival, Myrtle. Finally, Steve shows up in his new look, a green buttoned down shirt, with black slacks reaching to his ankles, new black shoes, no suspenders and oval silver rimmed glasses. He spoke with his new deep voice. While many girls bet for Steve, Laura is impressed by his new look, wins the bet and they share a kiss. Meanwhile, Carl is jealous of Harriette's high promotion that he ends up a second job being a moonlight parker.

They Shoot Ducks, Don't They?

Laura borgt sich Diamantenohrringe ihrer Mutter - ohne deren Wissen. Nach dem Besuch im "Sizzle Club" muss sie feststellen, dass sie einen der beiden Ohrringe verloren hat. Sie hofft, durch einen Zweitjob den verlorenen Ohrring bald ersetzen zu können. Doch inzwischen muss sie ihre Mutter davon abhalten, diese Ohrringe zu tragen. Genau dies aber gelingt ihr nicht. Nun soll sie Rede und Antwort stehen. Carl verspricht Steve zu dessen 20. Geburtstag, etwas gemeinsam zu unternehmen. Doch muss Carl mit seinem Vorgesetzten zur Entenjagd. Doch Steve gibt nicht nach: Er folgt ihnen - um etwas für den Tierschutz zu tun ...

Dumb Belle of the Ball

After Myrtle has protected Eddie from an accident by moving him out of the way. He ends up accompanying her to her party in Mississippi.

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Maxine Johnson

Drinking and Jiving

When Laura gets drunk at her sorority party one night, Maxine calls Steve to come down to the sorority house to take her home. He gets into a fight with one of the guys as he tries to remove her. After he takes her home, Laura ends up kissing him before passing out. The next morning, Urkel uses frozen peas to nurse a shiner he received from his fight with one of the guys. Later on, she recovers from her hangover and admits to Maxine that she's starting to fall in love with Steve. Meanwhile, Carl and Harriette are quarreling over their anniversary. Carl wants to watch the Bears game against the Packers, but Harriette wants to go on a romantic cruse at Lake Michigan. Eddie is fed up with their fighting that he sets them straight and tells them to compromise before he gets a headache.

Who's Afraid of the Big Black Book?

When Eddie takes his pranks on Laura too far by inviting her ex-boyfriends over to the house, whenever Stefan was around. She decides to fight fire with fire by conning Steve into helping her get even with her dim-witted brother by using his black book which contains phone numbers of Eddie's previous girlfriends and invites them over on his birthday. When he and Greta arrived on his birthday party to see his ex-girlfriends, they are incensed by the whole thing. Finally, Steve sets both Eddie and Laura straight on how ungrateful they were to have each other. He admitted he was always jealous of them because his parents never loved him and that the Winslows were like his own family. Both siblings apologized soon after. Meanwhile, Commisoner Geiss learns a lesson that sometimes it's better if the more experienced cop like Carl is promoted to captain over an inexperienced cop like his nephew.

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Maxine Johnson

Trading Places

Stefan suspects that Laura is starting to show feelings for Steve. He decides to switch places with the nerd to find out the truth.

Original Gangsta Dawg

Steve's gangster cousin, Cornelius aka OGD decides to hide out in the Winslow house to avoid Fresh Squeeze.

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Maxine Johnson

Deck the Malls

Weihnachtszeit: Carl ist neugierig auf das Geschenk seines Commissioners. Als sein Kollege einen Schokoriegel auspackt, verschenkt er seines weiter an Steve - was Carl bald bitter bereut. Auch Steve schenkt. Um sich das leisten zu können, verpackt er gegen Honorar auf Myras Verpackungsstand im Einkaufszentrum massenhaft Geschenke. Jede seiner Verpackungen ist ein Kunstwerk. Das aber dauert den Kunden viel zu lange. Der Unmut kulminiert: Steve wird verpackt.

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Maxine Johnson

Grill of My Dreams

Steve geht mit Myra in ein japanisches Lokal. Restaurantbesitzer Mr. Tanaka ist von Steves ausgesuchter Höflichkeit beeindruckt. Er stimmt zu, Steve zum Koch auszubilden. Nach intensivstem Training, das einen hohen Verbrauch an Heftpflaster mit sich bringt, ist Steve soweit: Nach Meinung von Mr. Tanaka kann er sein erstes Dinner zelebrieren. Mr. Tanaka sorgt auch dafür, dass Laura Steves Debüt als Koch beiwohnt. Obwohl einiges schief geht, findet Laura Steve plötzlich ziemlich cool.

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Steve calls it quits in his relationship with Myra, realizing how much their relationship isn't working with each other. He grew tired of her complaints about him returning to the sexy geeky man that she loves and stop looking like Stefan. It turned out for the best when she tells him she doesn't want to see him anymore. He's now free to be with his true love, Laura. A few weeks later, she returns to the Winslow House and deeply regretting her decision to call it quits. Unfortunately, she's forced to watch Laura and Steve elope in front of her. Stefan is also upset about the whole thing too. Meanwhile, Eddie quits college and decides to go to Police Academy to be a cop like his dad.

Whose Man Is It Anyway?

After breaking up a few fights between Myrtle and Greta, Laura decides that both of them should fight it out in a boxing match for Eddie's love. Meanwhile, Steve and Carl helps 3J locate his birth mother in a diner three blocks off Chicago. She was happy that he's living in a new family who loves him. She explains to him why she gave 3J up for adoption.

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Maxine Johnson

Polkapalooza

Steve and Laura attend the biggest polka festival in all of Chicago. She is surprised and impressed by how much he has contributed to the community through polka music. She loves him even more and enjoys herself there. Meanwhile, Eddie buys a new apartment for him and Greta to live in. Carl comes over to visit him and overstays his welcome by embarrassing him.

Throw Urkel from the Train

Carl muss auf Dienstreise nach Washington. Steve begleitet ihn zum Zug - und verpasst die letzte Möglichkeit zum Aussteigen. Die beiden müssen die Fahrt in einem Abteil verbringen. Gelegenheit zu einem wichtigen Gespräch. Maxine stellt Laura voller Stolz ihren neuen Freund D'Andre vor. Als Laura wenig begeistert reagiert, ist Maxine sauer. Doch Lauras Misstrauen dem Jungen gegenüber ist berechtigt: Er will Maxine als Drogenkurier einsetzen.

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Maxine Johnson

Don't Make Me Over

When Myrtle decides to get a makeover to steal Eddie away from Greta one last time. She immediately realizes that he's not exactly her type and renounces her love for him.



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   Family Matters
1989
  US-Import, Englisch | 3 DVD | EUR 16.95
1990
  US-Import, Englisch | 3 DVD | EUR 19.08
1991
  US-Import, Englisch | 3 DVD | EUR 19.08
1992
  US-Import, Englisch | 3 DVD | EUR 24.20
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