Family Matters (1989–1998)
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Jailhouse Blues 

Harriette's troubled cousin, Clarence, comes to live with the Winslows until he can straighten out. Instead of deciding to fly right, Clarence becomes a bad influence on Eddie and gets him and Urkel into big trouble when they are caught with a bunch of pretty girls ... and a stolen car! Eddie confesses and realizes he shouldn't have listened to Clarence, whom Harriette quickly becomes fed up with... See full summary »


Gary Menteer


Thomas L. Miller (developed by), Robert L. Boyett (developed by) | 4 more credits »


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Episode credited cast:
Reginald VelJohnson ... Carl Winslow
Jo Marie Payton ... Harriette Winslow
Rosetta LeNoire ... Estelle 'Mother' Winslow
Darius McCrary ... Eddie Winslow
Kellie Shanygne Williams ... Laura Winslow
Jaimee Foxworth ... Judy Winslow
Telma Hopkins ... Rachel Crawford
Bryton James ... Richie Crawford (as Bryton McClure)
Jaleel White ... Steve Urkel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shaun Baker ... Clarence
Vivica A. Fox ... Halawna
Barry Jenner ... Lt. Lieu Murtaugh
Mari Morrow ... Oneisha (as Mary Morrow)


Harriette invites her cousin, Clarence to spend the weekend with them to help him with his problems. It isn't long until she realizes that she has made a terrible mistake in letting him come. He has become a terrible influence on Eddie and stole a sports car with pretty girls and Steve aboard. While Urkel's parents expressed their dismay for their son being involved in such things. They forgive him when he tells them Clarence was holding him hostage. The real dismay comes from Carl and Harriette when Lt.Murtaugh returns Eddie and Clarence. Eddie admitted that his cousin isn't so cool in front of his eyes when they got arrested and asks for forgiveness from Carl. Meanwhile, Clarence continues to be an arrogant loser to Harriette and it isn't long until she sends him back to Detroit. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

24 January 1992 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Clarence: Yo, you a serious little nerd.
Steve Urkel: No, I AM a serious little nerd. You see, I use verbs. Verbs are our friends. They help move along our sentences.
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