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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.

Michelle Thomas - Myra Monkhouse in Family Matters
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Michelle Thomas als Myra Monkhouse bei Alle unter einem Dach
Image: Michelle Thomas as Myra Monkhouse in Family Matters

†  December 22, 1998

as Myra Monkhouse

53 Episodes (1993-1998)

from Episode: 4.14 - A Thought in the Dark

Birth Name:
Michelle Doris Thomas

Born September 23, 1968
in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Michelle Thomas died December 22, 1998 in New York City, New York, USA, passing away at the age of 30


Staffel 4 - Alle Folgen mit Michelle Thomas


A Thought in the Dark

When Ted and Laura become tired of Urkel interfering in their relationship, they decide to set him up with a girlfriend of his own - the beautiful Myra Monkhouse. The foursome head off to a Dave Koz concert, where Urkel enlists the jazz saxophonist to help him redouble his resolve to win Laura's heart. Meanwhile, usher Waldo tries to sort out in his mind what various female celebrities new names would be if they were to remarry!

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Myra Monkhouse

Hot Stuff

Myra's looking for some "Hot Stuff" - namely, Urkel - and asks Laura for advice on breaking the ice with the reluctant nerd. Meanwhile, Waldo sells Eddie a discounted car stereo that literally may be "hot stuff."

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Myra Monkhouse

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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Buds 'n' Buns

When Urkel decides to at least try to have a relationship with Myra, she sees Laura as competition and tells her to bug off. Meanwhile, Eddie is promoted to manager at the Mighty Weenie, and one of the employees under his watch is Carl.

Staffel 5 - Alle Folgen mit Michelle Thomas


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Hell Toupee

Myra goes to Urkel's school for a visit, and later accuses Laura of trying to steal him away. An annoyed Laura tries to convince Myra otherwise, but things break down into a huge food fight. Meanwhile, Carl feels he has lost his romantic touch and invests in a toupee.

A Matter of Principle

Harriette puts her job as head of security at the Chicago Chronicle on the line when she debates whether to cut her security staff as part of budget reductions. Meanwhile, Myra transfers to Urkel's school to be closer to him, and gets some ill advice from Eddie and Laura on how to capture the nerd's heart.

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Myra Monkhouse

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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Myra Monkhouse

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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Myra Monkhouse

Like a Virgin

When locker room wisecracker Jerry boasts about his latest sexual exploits, Urkel says he plans to wait ... just like best bud Eddie. Eddie is upset at this revelation, until Laura tells him that Jerry is not exactly as well liked among the girls as he claims to be.

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Presumed Urkel

A huge explosion rocks the school's science lab, and accident prone Urkel is blamed. His academic future rides on defense attorney Laura's shoulders, but she must find a way to match wits with a rival student who is determined - too determined - to have Urkel expelled.

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Nunsense

When Myra presents Urkel with a nude drawing of himself, the nerd tells her to get lost. A short time later, Urkel learns that Myra is going to a convent. Concluding she is becoming a nun because he yelled at her, Urkel convinces Eddie and Waldo to dress like nuns and go to the convent to stop Myra.

Staffel 6 - Alle Folgen mit Michelle Thomas


To Be or Not to Be: Part 1

As Urkel tweaks his transformation chamber to enable him to be Stefan all the time, Carl begins complaining about his eyesight. Instead of going to the opthamologist (per Harriette's recommendation) to have his eyes checked, he asks Stefan to allow him to use the transformation chamber to fix his eyesight. However, Myra is starting to miss Urkel and tampers with the machine. However, Stefan isn't in the machine, and Myra finally realizes what she has done when Carl Urkel steps out!

To Be or Not to Be: Part 2

While Stefan repairs the transformation chamber, Carl spends the next few days walking a mile in Urkel's shoes, wreaking havoc on the Winslow household. Eventually, Carl is changed back and decides Harriette's advice was best heeded. Stefan, meanwhile, changes back into Urkel at the end of his dinner date with Laura.

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Myra Monkhouse

Paradise Bluff

Myra gives Steve an ultimatum, either commit to her now or else. He refuses to even listen to her and puts both of them in danger before he even had a chance to reaffirm his love for Laura.

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Myra Monkhouse

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.

Ain't Nothin' But an Urkel

Elvis Urkel is in the transformation chamber! At least that's what happens when Urkel, trying to impress a recruiter from MIT, demonstrates his transformation chamber. He turns into "The King" instead of Albert Einstein-Urkel, scaring the recruiter right out of his blue suede shoes.

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Myra Monkhouse

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.

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Myra Monkhouse

My Bodyguard

Urkel witnesses a robbery and the suspect, aware he has been spotted, threatens the nerd if he reports the crime. Carl offers to be his bodyguard ... a decision he may regret. Meanwhile, Eddie begins dating Greta, whose overbearing father is his boss.

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Myra Monkhouse

What's Up Doc?

Highlights of the series' first six years - mainly, the Winslows' experiences with Urkel - are featured in this clip show, when Carl, Eddie and Laura visit with a psychiatrist to air their grievances over the nerd. Harriette reminds them that, while Urkel is annoying, he also has helped them many times.

We're Going to Disney World: Part 1

Urkel wins a trip to Disney World, where he and the Winslows demonstrate his transformation chamber. There, the nerd changes into Stefan and proposes to Laura. Eddie decides to go later and gets Waldo to take him ... if only he can read a map.

We're Going to Disney World: Part 2

Eddie and Waldo run into a number of silly situations as they get lost on their way to Orlando. Meanwhile, Carl weighs a job offer in Orlando, and Myra arrives to stop Stefan from proposing to Laura.

They Shoot Urkels, Don't They?

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

Staffel 7 - Alle Folgen mit Michelle Thomas


The Naked and the Nerdy

Urkel and Laura accidentally meet in the bathroom, both of them stark naked! The two must deal with their emotions from this embarrassing meeting. Carl, meanwhile, does a favor for a neighbor and keeps hold of a watch (intended as an anniversary gift for the neighbor's wife), but Harriette thinks the gift is for her.

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Myra Monkhouse

Bugged

Steve meets a gorgeous bug collector named Agnes Prizker and fantasizes about kissing her, which he does by accident. However, he reminds himself that he's in a relationship with Myra and goes to Laura about it. She encourages him to tell his girlfriend about it. Should he dare tell Myra the truth about what happened? Meanwhile, Carl reluctantly allows Nick Neidermeyer to join in his poker night with his buddies, per Harriette's recommendation. She immediately regrets her decision in letting her selfish boss join in and tells him off. She even goes as far as daring him to fire her. He admitted that he would fire her if he wasn't transferred to the automotive department. She and Carl kicks Nick out of their house. Later on, they have a good time playing poker with his buddies.

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Myra Monkhouse

Teacher's Pet

In his teacher's absence, Urkel is asked to be substitute teacher of his English class. The other students take quick advantage of the situation and drive the nerd to the breaking point. Urkel responds by transforming himself into Stefan, who in the alter ego is able to gain control of the class.

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Myra Monkhouse

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.

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Myra Monkhouse

Hot Rods to Heck

Urkel warns Laura not to ride in Curtis' car because of his reckless driving habits. Curtis is annoyed and eventually, the two challenge each other to a winner-take-all drag race.

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Myra Monkhouse

Talk's Cheap

Urkel, Myrtle and Stefan - along with Eddie, Laura, Myra and Waldo - appear on a talk show to discuss relationships.

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Myra Monkhouse

Struck by Lightning

Urkel develops an extreme fear of thunderstorms after he is constantly struck by lightning. Carl helps the nerd work through his fear and determine why he has become a human lightning rod. Meanwhile, Laura and Myra apply for a sales job opening at Ferguson's.

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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Myra Monkhouse

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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Myra Monkhouse

Scammed

A con artist Eddie and Waldo into going to an exclusive sports bar where Chicago Bulls' players hang out, then leaves them with the bill. Eddie decides to go to his father for help, and Carl is easily able to recover his son's losses.

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Myra Monkhouse

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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Myra Monkhouse

Send in the Clone

While Urkel is working on a cloning experiment with his transformation chamber, the contraption goes kablooey. The aftermath has Urkel cloned, creating double trouble for the Winslow household! Laura decides to make lemons out of lemonade and suggests that one of the clones be made into a permanent Stefan.

Staffel 8 - Alle Folgen mit Michelle Thomas


Paris Vacation: Part 1

Steve, Stefan and the Winslow family spends a vacation at Paris with his Urk-Pad after accidentally sending Carl in place of cheese to his pen pal, Nicole. All is not well when they first arrive, Eddie accidentally damages the café that his parents were eating at and is forced to work there to pay off the damages. Then Nicole is blackmailed by her opportunist cousin, Gilbert to get the plans of the Urk-Pad. Meanwhile Stefan looks to Steve and asks him to help him build his family tree (per Laura's recommendation). The nerd not only helps him build his using the Urkel family tree, but he also admitted that he created Stefan for a lot of things he wanted to be in his life. Stefan admitted that he wasn't a smart guy, but does come close.

Paris Vacation: Part 2

Stefan poses as a model for a French version of Coca-Cola and decided that modeling is his career choice. He makes his successful debut in the runway show. Meanwhile, Steve is taken with Nicole to Gilbert where he learns about her cousin's intentions to get filthy rich.

Paris Vacation: Part 3

Steve is held hostage in the opera house and Glibert gives him an ultimatum, either build him an Urk Pad of his own or else. The nerd reluctantly gives in to his demands and builds him the Urk Pad of his own. He's upset with his pen pal for her involvement with her cousin and her betrayal of her word to keep his invention discreet. Then Nicole reveals that she is sorry for what she did and explains why Gilbert has been blackmailing her for some time. He wanted to make a fortune off Steve's invention and will stop at nothing to get his own way. After that, she warns him that when the pad is complete her cousin and his gang will kill him. Steve completes the pad on time and teleport to the hotel to enlist Carl's help to stop Gilbert. Meanwhile, Stefan decides that he needs to go to Milan to pursue his career. Eddie is finally able to talk to the French girl that he likes.

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Myra Monkhouse

Movin' On

Steve finally attends the college he wants to go to MIT and fits in very well there. Quickly, he starts missing Myra's company right away and transfers to her college to be with her.

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Myra Monkhouse

Home Again

Steve has received six free tickets to see New Edition's Home Again tour because he knows Johnny Gill. He, Eddie and their dates attend with Laura to the concert. To their shock and excitement, New Edition, calls out Stefan onto the stage and she's excited to see him again. Meanwhile, Richie and 3J feel bad about having Carl and Harriette staying with them because they knew that they wanted to go to the concert. Both kids pull some strings with Steve to have New Edition perform at the house.

Nightmare at Urkel Oaks

Big Daddy Urkel pays Eddie $100,000 to marry his daughter, Myrtle, at Urkel Oaks in Biloxi, Mississippi. His girlfriend, Greta is going to make sure that the wedding doesn't happen because she knows it's a farce.

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Myra Monkhouse

Chick-a-Boom

Steve Urkel hat wieder eine neue Erfindung gemacht: Seine Schießpulverzusammensetzung explodiert nicht per Zünder, sondern auf ein akustisches Signal hin. Es handelt sich dabei um ein ganz bestimmtes Lied. Weil Carl eine kleine Party plant, bereitet Myra Pfefferhähnchen zu. Leider erwischt sie statt des Pfeffers die Tüte mit Steves Schießpulver. Carl hat zu der Party auch seinen Commissioner eingeladen - und der wünscht sich von der Musikkapelle ein ganz bestimmtes Lied ...

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Myra Monkhouse

Revenge of the Nerd

When Laura finds out the sorority that she's pledging to join at the college is going to publicly embarrass Steve and the other nerds. She helps them get their revenge on the sorority and she refuses to join the them until they change their policy around her friend. Meanwhile, Carl's feud with Nick escalates further when he refuses to give back the kids football. However, Harriette is fed up with both men being such negative influences on the kids and sets them straight once again. Eventually, Nick and Carl realizes how much their constant fighting is a negative influence on both 3J and Richie and finally puts an end to their fighting.

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Myra Monkhouse

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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Myra Monkhouse

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.

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 ...

Staffel 9 - Alle Folgen mit Michelle Thomas


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 ...

A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read

Steve's latest invention accidentally gives him the ability to read minds- thinking it will be a good thing & change the whole world- until the Winslows feel that their privacy is invaded- including Laura- when Steve learns she's been attracted to him. Meanwhile, Carl becomes a troop leader for Richie, 3J and the Junior Woodsmen.

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Myra Monkhouse

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.

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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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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.

Crazy for You: Part 1

With Steve out of her life, Myra is going to make sure Laura is out of his too. Her theory is, if she can't have her boyfriend back, she'll make sure her rival doesn't either. She and Stefan team up to ensure their happiness is complete. Meanwhile Eddie learns about guns at Police Academy.

Crazier for You: Part 2

Steve demands that Myra stops stalking him and renounces her love for him. Meanwhile, Carl has some explaining to do when Harriette discovers that her wedding ring was meant for someone else.

Lost in Space: Part 1

As Steve and Laura discuss wedding plans for their guest seating arraignments, NASA comes calling and tells him that he'll go into space to test his anti-gravity invention. Later on, Myra refuses to take no for an answer and sneaks aboard the shuttle to convince Steve to stay with her and give up Laura right away. Meanwhile, Harriette is overly concerned with Eddie's safety, she has him transferred to being a meter maid.

Lost in Space: Part 2

With the space ship unable to return to Earth, it's up to Steve to save his fellow crewman by gently removing the satellite that got stuck to it's side. Once successful, he brings the crew home. Meanwhile, Myra makes one last push to get Urkel to come back to her, by pretending to be his fiancée. The plan fails and she eventually gives up on her pursuit. During that time, Carl helps Harriette understand her son's need to be a police officer, Eddie's meter maid duty takes a dangerous turn.



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