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Man's Best Friend 

Man's best friend isn't a dog, at least in Carl's eyes, when a stray pooch follows the kids home. Carl wants to get rid of the dog, but his feelings begin to change when the dog scares off ... See full summary »

Director:

Rich Correll (as Richard Correll)

Writers:

William Bickley (created by), Michael Warren (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Reginald VelJohnson ... Carl Winslow
Jo Marie Payton ... Harriette Winslow (as Jo Marie Payton-France)
Rosetta LeNoire ... Estelle 'Mother' Winslow (credit only)
Darius McCrary ... Eddie Winslow
Kellie Shanygne Williams ... Laura Winslow
Jaimee Foxworth ... Judy Winslow
Joseph Julius Wright Joseph Julius Wright ... Richie Crawford
Julius Wright Julius Wright ... Richie Crawford (as Joseph Julius Wright)
Telma Hopkins ... Rachel Crawford
Jaleel White ... Steve Urkel
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Storyline

Man's best friend isn't a dog, at least in Carl's eyes, when a stray pooch follows the kids home. Carl wants to get rid of the dog, but his feelings begin to change when the dog scares off unwelcome visitor Urkel. Carl soon becomes attached to the dog, but it isn't long before the canine disrupts the family routine. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1990 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode marks the first instance of Urkel causing an accident and speaking his catchphrase, "Did I do that?" See more »

Goofs

Steve's socks are black before the dog barks at him. However, when he is running away, Steve is wearing white socks. See more »

Connections

Featured in ABC TGIF: Episode #1.14 (1990) See more »

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My Prerogative
Originally Performed by Bobby Brown
Performed by Telma Hopkins, Jaimee Foxworth, Kellie Shanygne Williams and Darius McCrary
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