Family Matters

Season 8 Episode 16

Father Time

Aired Unknown Jan 31, 1997 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Urkel invents a time machine, and he and Carl travel back to the 70s, where Carl takes advantage and changes the future to become a billionaire.

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  • Interesting episode.

    The funny parts in this episode were very frequent, yet I thought that the best aprts of the episode was the flashback in time. Carl went to a time where he is very rich and has almost everything. He has money, good health, but no loving family. No Laura, no Eddie, and no Harriette. Carl learns that he would much rather have people who love him and care for him rather than be rich. Overall, this episode had some funny moments and some hilarious bits here and there. The writing was okay and the acting was decent. It was very much entertaining overall. Thank you.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • In the episode when Rachel and Harriette's father returns, Carl says that he bought the red wall unit in the back of the living room. But in this episode the red thing is already there before any of the Winslows stuff is in the house.

    • Carl says that he bought the house on March 8, 1976. But in episode #37, "Son", it is revealed that Carl and Harriette moved in right before Eddie was born, in 1974.

    • When they travel back in time to the living room the wallpaper is different and there is carpeting on the floor. In another episode, they flashback to the night Eddie was born in the living room, the night after they moved in. There is no carpeting on the floor and the walls are white.

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  • NOTES (2)

    • The German episode title is "Der reichste Mann der Welt", meaning "The Richest Man in the World".

    • This is Mother Winslow's last episode until season 9. Due to her condition, she couldn't appear in as many episodes as she normally would have if she weren't aging.