Family Matters (1989–1998)
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Farewell, My Laura 

Urkel composes a detective yarn about 1940s-era gumshoe Johnny Danger, who is sent to protect supper club owner (and assassin target) Rachel.

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Rich Correll (as Richard Correll)

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
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
Bryton James ... Richie Crawford (as Bryton McClure)
Jaleel White ... Steve Urkel
Telma Hopkins ... Rachel Crawford
Shawn Harrison ... Waldo Geraldo Faldo
Barry Jenner ... Lt. Lieu Murtaugh
Cherie Johnson ... Maxine Johnson
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Urkel composes a detective yarn about 1940s-era gumshoe Johnny Danger, who is sent to protect supper club owner (and assassin target) Rachel.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1992 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Lt. Murtaugh can be seen breathing after he is supposed to be dead. See more »

Quotes

[in the 1940s as Johnny Danger]
Steven 'Steve' Quincy Urkel: [to Officer Wigglesworth as played by Carl] We're on the same side of the law. There's room for you and there's room for me... although let's be quite honest, you take up a lot more room than me.
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References To Have and Have Not (1944) See more »

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Befuddling Noir
27 February 2020 | by hellraiser7See all my reviews

This is my sixth favorite episode of the show. It's pretty much a parody on the noirs/whodunnit mysteries much like the films "Clue" and "Knives Out". I really love how the episode really parodies everything to a tee from the format to all the clichés.

Really like Steve in the hard-boiled detective role, it was just funny from the narration, dialog down to his name which is cool Johnny Danger which is a name he's true too in one sense and another. Even Laura is good as the femme fatale, it's funny whenever she walked there is always drumming, which is funny because whenever the femme fatales enter the picture there is always some romantic music playing.

There are just a lot of really good scenes, from the scene of the first death and then suddenly Richie the Paperboy coming from out of nowhere suddenly delivers tomorrow's or should I say today's paper, that just cracked me up it just goes to show the old saying "news travels fast".

But it of course come down to the final scene which is funny as it's your typical accusation in the murder mansion scene. That scene leads to my favorite dialog from Murtah and Johnny/Steve which clearly states the cliché; it's just so funny because it's true in the Whodunnit stories most of the time when someone is questioned they get bumped off, almost like the questioning is a kiss of death.

Like any good mystery, this episode is one worth uncovering.

Rating: 4 stars


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