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Why didn't the folks behind Family Matters milk the Urkel cash cow for all its worth?

 
 
Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 09:49 am
They could have done more with the Urkel character:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_9qpJ_0TYwMg/SgIyAzTfXqI/AAAAAAAAAAM/AqyJrTdpwGs/s320/2005_0308_urkel.jpg

The show was dull and boring till Urkel showed up-Jaleel White's character helped save the show.

They could have done more with Urkel- make him a spy/superspy/secret agent, a superhero, a cowboy, an adventurer, etc.

They could have had an Urkel Saturday morning cartoon spin-off, or an Urkel Family Matters comic book.

An Urkel video game.

Wouldn't you agree?
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 09:56 am
no, i think they did milk him for all it was worth, tastes change, the show had it's run and was done
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 09:58 am
@djjd62,
They had a breakfast cereal and an Urkel doll- that was it.

They could have had a Family Matters movie.
Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 10:09 am
@JGoldman10,
...and speaking of wasting talent!
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 11:29 am
Did you watch the show?

That kid was playing Urkel well after his voice changed. Urkel had a five o'clock shadow. The character had been so thoroughly exhausted that the writers resorted to giving him a "cool" alter ego, Stefan. Also I seem to remember an Urkel robot.

**** was over. And what is wrong with you?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 12:06 pm
@djjd62,
I watched the show for years-they could have done more with him.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 12:08 pm
I remember Urkelbot and I remember Steve had a transformation chamber that he used to turn himself into Bruce Lee and into Stefan.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 12:09 pm
I could see them making an "The Adventures of Urkman" comic book.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 12:23 pm
@djjd62,
I am talking about WHEN the show was on-the show ran for YEARS.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2011 05:10 am
I remember Perfect Strangers, it was the show Family Matters is a spin-off of. Balki Bartokomous was a popular character:

http://www.grudge-match.com/Images/balki.gif

They should have had a Family Matters and Perfect Strangers crossover in which Urkel meets Balki and vice versa.

Balki could have appeared on Family Matters and Urkel appear on PErfect Strangers.

Harriet Winslow worked for the Chicago Chronicle on both shows-she would have been the perfect link to bring ths together:

http://a3.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/115/e20c06e20989444699d0e910ea18516f/m.jpg
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2011 07:51 am
you seem to be mistaking popularity with things that are good

in reality most tv shows are incredibly lame, including the 2 you've mentioned

look at the crap that's popular on tv today, reality shows, american idol, popular yes, but not good
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2011 08:22 am
@djjd62,
And all those stupid new African-American sitcoms.

I hate Love That Girl-one of the dumbest shows I've ever seen.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2011 09:42 am
@djjd62,
I don't care about shows being good- a lot of stupid shows are popular and fun to watch.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 17 Mar, 2011 07:11 pm
Urkel was a brainiac and he was resourceful. I could see him operating as a superhero- maybe something in the vein of Superman or Batman.

"Have no fear, the URKMAN is here!"

That could have worked in a comic book.
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