Season 8 - Family Matters

Family Matters - Season 8

Family Matters

Family Matters

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Number of episodes:
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Family Matters - Season 8

Family Matters - Season 8

Family Matters - Season 8
Family Matters
Season 8
Number of episodes:
24
First Air Date:
September 20, 1996

- Season 8

Paris Vacation: Part 1


Season 8, Episode 1

First Air Date:
September 20, 1996

Episode Details

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


Season 8, Episode 2

First Air Date:
September 20, 1996

Episode Details

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


Season 8, Episode 3

First Air Date:
September 27, 1996

Episode Details

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.

Movin' On


Season 8, Episode 4

First Air Date:
October 4, 1996

Episode Details

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.

3J in the House


Season 8, Episode 5

First Air Date:
October 11, 1996

Episode Details

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.

Getting Buff


Season 8, Episode 6

First Air Date:
October 18, 1996

Episode Details

When Steve tells Eddie that Greta has been posing nude in his art class, he explodes in anger. He demands that she never poses nude again and she responds by not seeing him anymore. As he begins to miss Greta, Laura sets her idiot brother straight by telling him that her father gave her an ultimatum "Either stop seeing Eddie or Be cut off without a cent". She chose to keep dating him and she struggled ever since. Later on, he apologized to her for his yelling, not realizing why she taking the job as a nude model. Meanwhile, Nick and Carl's feud with each other takes a turn for the worst and it isn't long until Harriette sets them straight again.

Stevil


Season 8, Episode 7

First Air Date:
October 25, 1996

Episode Details

Zu Halloween hat Steve eine Handpuppe gebastelt, die ihm aufs Haar gleicht. Und als wäre ein Steve Urkel nicht Strafe genug für alle, die mit ihm zu tun haben, schlägt ein Blitz in die Puppe ein - und erweckt sie zum Leben. Zwar ähneln sich Steve und die Puppe, doch einen gravierenden Unterschied gibt es: Die Puppe entwickelt sich zu einem wahren Teufelsbraten ...

Karate Kids


Season 8, Episode 8

First Air Date:
November 1, 1996

Episode Details

Steve hat die ehrenamtliche Aufgabe übernommen, dafür zu sorgen, dass der Kinderspielplatz in einem Park in Ordnung und sicher ist. Doch schon bald gerät er in Schwierigkeiten: Zwei Jugendgangs machen Steve und den Kindern das Leben schwer. Er sieht nur einen Ausweg: Steve, Three J. und Richie verwandeln sich in der Transformationskammer in ein Bruce Lee-Trio. Auch Carl hat Probleme: Sein ekelhafter Nachbar hat ihn auf Schadensersatz verklagt, weil er sich im Winslow-Haus angeblich schwere Verletzungen zugezogen hat ...

Home Again


Season 8, Episode 9

First Air Date:
November 8, 1996

Episode Details

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


Season 8, Episode 10

First Air Date:
November 15, 1996

Episode Details

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.

Chick-a-Boom


Season 8, Episode 11

First Air Date:
November 22, 1996

Episode Details

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 ...

The Jury


Season 8, Episode 12

First Air Date:
December 6, 1996

Episode Details

Ausgerechnet Steve Urkel wird als Geschworener bestellt. Elf der zwölf Geschworenen sind sich einig, dass der Angeklagte das ihm zur Last gelegte Verbrechen begangen hat. Nur Steve ist von der Unschuld des Mannes überzeugt. Mit seinen Computern kann er die Richterin schließlich überzeugen, dass man auch Videobilder manipulieren kann. Schließlich hat der Angeklagte Steve seine Freiheit zu verdanken ...

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear


Season 8, Episode 13

First Air Date:
December 13, 1996

Episode Details

Steve and Carl heads out into the woods to get a Christmas tree. The nerd annoys him by rejecting some of the trees until he snapped and tells him they are taking this tree. After they cut it, the were trying to hurry back before the snow got really heavy. Unfortunately, it obliterated their tracks and they end it lost. While sitting by the fire, Steve and Carl apologizes and bond. Then the nerd is able to use the constellation to get them home. Meanwhile, Eddie and the rest of the family are exchanging gifts until Harriette tells them Stefan is here. Laura finally calls it quits with Curtis and stays with her current boyfriend. Her ex-boyfriend angry and warns Urquelle if he hurts Laura in a matter he hates, he will pay for it. Stefan tells him that he won't hurt her in the emotional way that Curtis did.

Revenge of the Nerd


Season 8, Episode 14

First Air Date:
January 3, 1997

Episode Details

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.

Love Triangles


Season 8, Episode 15

First Air Date:
January 17, 1997

Episode Details

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

Father Time


Season 8, Episode 16

First Air Date:
January 31, 1997

Episode Details

Steve hat eine Zeitmaschine erfunden. Er überredet Carl, ihn auf der ersten Reise zu begleiten. Carl wählt als Reiseziel den 8.März 1976, den Tag, an dem die Winslows in ihr Haus eingezogen sind. Steve ahnt nicht, dass sich Carl in der Vergangenheit ein paar Aktientips besorgen will, um die Weichen für sein Leben anders zu stellen. Als Steve und Carl aus der Vergangenheit zurückkehren, hat Carls Plan geklappt: Er ist nun der reichste Mann der Welt. Aber auch dieses Leben hat ihren Haken: Harriette will sich scheiden lassen - und die Kinder haben die beiden erst gar nicht bekommen...

Beauty and the Beast


Season 8, Episode 17

First Air Date:
February 7, 1997

Episode Details

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.

Le jour d'amour


Season 8, Episode 18

First Air Date:
February 14, 1997

Episode Details

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.

What Do You Know?


Season 8, Episode 19

First Air Date:
February 28, 1997

Episode Details

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 ...

Odd Man In


Season 8, Episode 20

First Air Date:
March 14, 1997

Episode Details

Eddie bekommt eine einmalige Gelegenheit: Er wird gebeten, bei einem Bikini-Wettbewerb als Juror zu fungieren. Nun sucht er für diesen Abend dringend eine Aushilfe, damit er seinen Job in einer Imbissstube nicht verliert. Mit Steve als Vertretung trifft er eine verhängnisvolle Wahl. Auch Carl braucht einen Springer für seine Herrenpokerrunde. Harriette lässt sich überreden, und das gefällt den Männern gar nicht. Denn die Dame des Hauses entpuppt sich als ausgebuffte Pokerspielerin ...

Flirting with Disaster


Season 8, Episode 21

First Air Date:
March 28, 1997

Episode Details

Urkel is insulted when Carl's home owner's insurance agent, Mr.Tolbert, calls him a disaster waiting to happen(due to his clumsiness). He won't put up for this and heads to his office in downtown Chicago. Steve tries to convince him that he isn't a disaster, and that he should lower Carl's skyrocketing home owner's insurance. However, it goes nowhere because Mr.Tolbert is still convinced that he's a disaster. That is until Carl shows up to his office and deals with the matter himself, by telling Steve that he's found a nice apartment on Argyle Street. Mr.Tolbert is completely mortified when he learns Urkel will be his next door neighbor and he agrees to lower Carl's home owner's insurance on the grounds that he keeps Steve away from him. Meanwhile, Eddie learns an important lesson that it's better to act your age and stay true to your current girlfriend when he's tempted to flirt with an older woman.

Pound Foolish


Season 8, Episode 22

First Air Date:
April 25, 1997

Episode Details

Steve's Aunt Oona from Altoona returns to visit her nephew and the Winslows again. Unfortunately, she's embarrassed about the extra weight she gained from eating so much. She's desperate to lose the extra weight to impress Reverend Fuller at church. Steve comes up with a solution for his favorite aunt, his fat compressing invention should do the trick. He isn't sure if it'll work 100% because he never tested it before, but Oona's determined to try it. She gets in and he starts the invention. It is a complete success as she steps out much slimmer than before. Carl is impressed by it and admits he should try it sometime. Like most of Steve's inventions, it eventually backfires and Oona reverts back to her overweight self. She runs out embarrassed by the whole thing and Steve makes a mental note to work on his fat compressing chamber more. Reverned Fuller makes a visit to the Winslow house and admitted to her that he like BBW - Big Beautiful Women.

The Brother Who Came to Dinner


Season 8, Episode 23

First Air Date:
May 2, 1997

Episode Details

Frank Winslow comes to visit his relatives from the circus. He reveals that not only he is in debt, but he has committed several counts of fraud. He's also at odds with his eldest brother, Carl, who hasn't forgiven him for skipping out of their father's funeral.

A Pirate's Life for Me


Season 8, Episode 24

First Air Date:
May 9, 1997

Episode Details

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 ...

   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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