Family Matters

Laura's First Date

Season 1, Ep 12, Aired 12/15/89
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  • Episode Description
  • Laura's humiliated by the help Carl and Eddie give in trying to get her a date for an upcoming dance.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Darius McCrary

    Eddie Winslow

  • Reginald VelJohnson

    Carl Winslow

  • Jo Marie Payton

    Harriette Winslow

  • Kellie Shanygne Williams

    Laura Winslow

  • Richard Correll

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Funny dates.

    By cactusjack39, Apr 15, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Steve: (bumps into a post) Excuse me.

    • Eddie: Laura, you remember Tyrone, right? He's your date.
      Laura: He's not my date!
      Eddie: Sure he is! I paid him ten bucks to take you out tonight.
      Laura: Excuse me? You PAID him to go out with me?
      Carl: (hiding he also set Laura up) Eddie! I'm surprised at you!

    • (Carl tells Eddie that he set Laura up with Steve Urkel) Eddie: Oh yeah, the mouse eater! Carl: (confused) He eats mice?

    • Harriette: If Laura starts dating she’ll get serious, then the boy will get serious, then they’ll both get serious, and that’s serious! Carl: Harriette, will you get serious?

    • Steve: (to Laura) Wow, are you wearing a bra?

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    Notes (6)

    • Music: "Every Little Step" by Bobby Brown

    • The German episode title is "Rendezvous mit drei Verehrerin", meaning "Date with Three Admirers".

    • The name Steve Urkel was actually borrowed from a friend of one of the producers, only he spelled his name Steve Erkel.

    • Jaleel White makes his first credited appearance as Steve Urkel. He originally signed on just to do a one-time guest appearance, but the producers were so pleased with the audience's reaction to his first taping - there were about 50 frat boys in the audience that were chanting, "Urkel! Urkel! Urkel!" at the end of his first scene - he returned in a recurring role which eventually turned into a starring role. He was also hastily shoehorned into some episodes already completed, but not yet aired, explaining why the Winslow don't seem to know him, though to viewers, he'd been seen a few time already. After his appearance, the show also reached the Top 20.

    • Jaleel White and Ebonie Smith once guest starred together on an episode of The Jeffersons entitled "Ebony and Ivory."

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    Trivia (1)

    • If you look close enough to the left, notice that a curtain for the window falls in the scene where Harriette is talking to Laura on the porch.

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