Family Matters

Season 1 Episode 12

Laura's First Date

Aired Unknown Dec 15, 1989 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Laura's humiliated by the help Carl and Eddie give in trying to get her a date for an upcoming dance.

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  • Funny dates.

    I must admit that seeing Laura date for the first time was funny. Seeing Steve Urkel try to get her attention was even funnier. I figured she wouldn't chose him over the others, given how shallow she can be. The episode was decent in the fact that it had some funny bits here and there and also had a decent storyline. The acting was good and watching Carl and Eddie try to come with dates for Laura was interesting. Overall, I must say this was a decent episode that managed to hold my attention. I was fairly entertained and interested. Thank you.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • 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.

  • QUOTES (9)

  • 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."

    • Rosetta LeNoire (Mother Winslow) doesn't appear in this episode, but she is credited, however.