Family Matters: Rare Facts and Trivia for Superfans

Family Matters: Rare Facts and Trivia for Superfans

As one of the most iconic 90s sitcoms, Family Matters has left a lasting impact on popular culture. The show, which starred Jaleel White as the lovable and quirky Steve Urkel, had fans tuning in each week to see what the Winslow family and their nerdy neighbor would get up to. For those who consider themselves superfans or simply want to brush up on their Family Matters trivia before playing Black Owned V2, here are some rare facts and behind-the-scenes tidbits about the show.

  1. Family Matters was initially a spin-off of another popular 90s sitcom, Perfect Strangers. Harriette Winslow, played by Jo Marie Payton, was first introduced as an elevator operator in that show.

  2. Jaleel White was not originally part of the main cast. His character, Steve Urkel, was only supposed to appear in one episode, but his popularity led to a permanent role.

  3. Steve Urkel's iconic catchphrase, "Did I do that?" was inspired by a line in a classic Laurel and Hardy film.

  4. Reginald VelJohnson, who portrayed Carl Winslow, is the only cast member to appear in all 215 episodes of the show.

  5. In an early episode, Steve Urkel created a dance called "The Urkel," which became a minor dance craze in the early 90s. The dance even made it into the lyrics of a popular rap song at the time.

  6. The exterior shots of the Winslow family's home were actually filmed in Chicago, while the interior scenes were shot on a soundstage in California.

  7. Jaleel White was 12 years old when he first auditioned for the role of Steve Urkel, but the show's creators thought he was too young. They reconsidered when they couldn't find another actor to play the part.

  8. The character of Judy Winslow, portrayed by Jaimee Foxworth, was written out of the show without explanation. She went upstairs in one episode and never returned.

  9. The role of Laura Winslow was originally offered to another actress, but Kellie Shanygne Williams was eventually cast after impressing the show's creators with her audition.

  10. The transformation chamber used by Steve Urkel to become Stefan Urquelle was originally a prop from another popular 90s sci-fi show, Quantum Leap.

As you can see, there's more to Family Matters than meets the eye. Now that you've brushed up on some lesser-known facts and trivia about the show, you're ready to put your knowledge to the test with the Black Owned V2 Adult Party Trivia Card Game. This exciting game features trivia questions from not only Family Matters but also other influential black TV shows and movies like The Cosby Show, Boyz N The Hood, and New Jack City. Gather your friends and challenge each other to a night of fun and nostalgia as you relive the unforgettable moments from your favorite 90s shows and films.

Back to blog