Urkel ruins multiple Christmases, 'Family Matters'
Urkel ruined many a Christmas on the TGIF-staple 'Family Matters,' but the first holiday episode, 'Have Yourself a Merry Winslow Christmas,' is easily the best-remembered (and most grating). Steve is all alone on Christmas after being ditched by his parents (because, really, wouldn't you?) and booted from the Winslow home after breaking Laura's ornament and inadverently telling young Richie that there is no Santa Claus. But–wouldn't you know it– Urkel's Christmas wish comes true and he gets to spend the holiday with the Winslows after Laura finds him all alone and pathetic in the basement. It's one of the many 'Family Matters' episodes which begs the question– Where are Urkel's parents? In “Christmas Is Where the Heart Is,” Urkel and Carl are stranded on the subway on Christmas Eve. While the surly passengers initially threaten Urkel with bodily harm, they soon learn the meaning of Christmas and decorate a tree on the subway somehow.