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Jaleel White Hints He's Bringing Back Steve Urkel's Catchphrase

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.22.2015 | Entertainment

Does family matter? Actor Jaleel White says "absolutely." He should know. White played iconic TV super nerd Steve Urkel for n...

These 22 TV Theme Songs Will Have You Singing Along. We Guarantee It.

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.10.2015 | Black Voices

A show was only as good as its theme song back in the day. Those catchy show-openers were a crucial part of why we keep coming back to these old schoo...

21 Old School Sitcoms That Owe Us A Reunion Show

Pat Gallagher | Posted 06.27.2015 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Television audiences are beyond loyal. Indeed, post-50s remember their favorite sitcoms with particular passion and nostalgia. Just the sound of those great TV theme songs brings us to our feet. So, veteran TV sitcom stars who made us laugh out loud, sit up and take notice. Millions of us watched you and loved you, so please come back and make us laugh out loud one more time.

The Story Behind The Real-Life Steve Urkel

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 12.10.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

There is actually a real-life unfortunate soul named Steve Urkel out there, according to Jaleel White, who made the name famous in his memorable role ...

Key And Peele Say How They Really Feel About 'Family Matters'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.10.2014 | Black Voices

By now, you've probably already seen the incredible Reginald VelJohnson sketch from "Key & Peele" (and if you haven't, stop what you're doing and watc...

Urkel Was Evil, Y'all

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 10.10.2014 | Comedy

This year marked the 25th anniversary of the debut of "Family Matters," which must be why so many people seem to have Steve Urkel on the brain. In...

7 Classic Sitcom Dad Scenes That Will Warm Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 06.13.2014 | Black Voices

What would we do without sitcom fathers? They teach us important lessons, offer love, support, and comedic relief when we need it the most. This Fa...

The Major Turning Point For Astray 'Family Matters' Star

OWN | Posted 02.21.2014 | OWN

Since making her name on the wholesome '90s sitcom "Family Matters," Jaimee Foxworth has experienced her share of uphill battles. After four seasons o...

How To Get Your Family To Stop Embarrassing You On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

Family is embarrassing, and now that older generations are on Facebook, your family can embarrass you in front of all your friends. Thankfully, Red...

The Family Reunion

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 11.03.2013 | Black Voices
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

The Anderson-Stokes clan had its beginning in the late 1880s in the Mississippi Delta, amid the mosquito-infested bottom lands created by the unpredicted flooding of the Mississippi River.

'Family Matters': Where Are They Now?

Posted 07.17.2013 | TV

"Family Matters" signed off 15 years ago today -- the series finale aired on July 17, 1998 after nine seasons, most of which were spent as a staple on...

5,000 Points of Light: Honoring Our Impulse to Give

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

Today, Points of Light, an organization that encourages Americans to volunteer, announced the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award. While serving on the board of Points of Light back in the '90s, I began working with an offshoot called Family Matters, a program that encouraged families to discover the benefits of volunteering together. I had seen those benefits in a very real way in my own family. There are so many forces that divide us from one another. And with the increasing presence of technology, families can easily drift apart, even while in the same room. Volunteering is a force that can bridge those divides and strengthen families at the same time. The idea is to make volunteering a first-level option for families when they're deciding what to do -- right in the mix with movies, going out to eat, playdates, soccer, and Little League. In other words, a normal part of American family life.

Geeking Out With Jaleel White

Kerri Doherty | Posted 01.15.2013 | Comedy
Kerri Doherty

Never in a million T.G.I.F-filled years did I imagine that I'd be sitting across from Jaleel White while reliving that epic moment when Steve Urkel transformed into Stefan Urquelle for the very first time.

15 TV Cast Reunions That Should Happen

The Huffington Post | HuffPost TV Staff | Posted 08.19.2012 | TV

With the "Roseanne" cast reuniting for a good old fashioned roast and the "Arrested Development" gang back together courtesy of Netflix, nostalgic TV ...

TGIF: Revisiting the Homes of Some of ABC's Best Comedies

David J. Cross | Posted 08.18.2012 | Entertainment
David J. Cross

We picked three properties from the shows and ran some numbers to see if the TV families would be able to afford their homes in today's markets, based on the houses used for the show settings.

'Family Matters' Connection To Political Scandal?

Posted 06.14.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's a provocative question: Did Kellie Williams, who played Steve Urkel's love interest Laura Winslow on the TV sit-com "Family Matters...

Women We Admire: Black Mothers of Television (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.07.2012 | Black Voices

Mothers come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. As head of the household holding down the fort as a single parent, or attempting to keep t...

Jaleel White Faces His Fear Of Urkel Suspenders On 'Styled By June'

Posted 04.10.2012 | TV

After nine seasons as Steve Urkel on "Family Matters," Jaleel White was known for a certain fashion statement, but it wasn't one he was particularly f...

Maggie Furlong

Most Memorable TV Re-Castings | Maggie Furlong | Posted 03.23.2012 | TV

The news that Charlie Harper would be returning to "Two and a Half Men" almost broke the Internet -- not because the show had already killed off the c...

Characters Welcomed

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 05.19.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

On March 8, 2012, The Beach Chronicles hit the big screen for its debut at the Miami International Film Festival. I was lucky enough to attend the debut screening and catch up with it's stars.

Our Favorite TV Crossovers

The Huffington Post | HuffPost TV Staff | Posted 02.16.2012 | TV

You know you're in for a treat when your favorite TV characters from different shows cross paths. Whether it's to save the life of a patient, a la "Gr...

'90s Black Sitcom Stars Return To TV

Posted 02.01.2012 | TV

Everyone loves a good comeback and as of late, TV has been chock-full of them. When "The Voice's" Cee Lo Green had the former "Family Matters" star...

Jaleel White: I Don't Miss Playing Steve Urkel

People | Posted 12.18.2011 | Celebrity

Jaleel White most notably played geeky, annoying neighbor Steve Urkel on the '90s sitcom Family Matters – but since then, the actor, who has portray...

PHOTOS: Laura Winslow Goes Topless | Posted 12.07.2011 | Celebrity


Blast From The Past: Neil Patrick Harris, Olsen Twins And More!

Posted 11.29.2011 | Entertainment

As the fall television season starts up in earnest, with just a few shows left to debut, it's worth assessing which new shows are hot and which are fl...