Urkel Works It

By season four, his nerd-next-door was the star of ‘Family Matters’

Family Matters Season 4

Family Matters: The Complete Fourth Season

DVD ($29.98, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

Part of ABC-TV’s Friday-night lineup for nine seasons between 1989 and 1998, this hit comedy series revolved around a suburban Chicago family and their nerdy next-door neighbor, Steve Urkel (Jaleel White), who became the most popular character on the show. In this three-disc roundup of all 24 episodes from 1992-93, Urkel gets an accordion-playing girlfriend, takes driving lessons, competes on TV’s American Gladiators, camps out on a rooftop to woo a sweetie, has a superglue mishap and performs an accidental striptease, among other sitcom hijinks.

 —Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine

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