Family Matters

Season 1 Episode 1

The Mama Who Came to Dinner

Aired Unknown Sep 22, 1989 on ABC

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • Not that impressive, but better than most.

    This show was a little shaky to me. Actually the entire first season was a little shaky to me. While they portrayed the family as a loving middle class American family, as far as structure, it was nearly identical to "Full House", another Miller-Boyett production. Outside of the minor differences, (stature, location etc.) this was a mirror of Full House's first season, with the "Full House Moment", a heartfelt moment always signaled in by soft piano music and a strong lecture from some adult in the house. This was usually used for the children on Full House, but it was used on the adults more on Family Matters. Overall, this show is remembered for what it became, not what it was pre-Steve Urkel/Steffan Urquelle.