A dramatic and lighter look at breast cancer told from a single woman's point of view. It's the true story of Linda Dackman Ricki Lake , following her as she tries to re-enter the dizzying dating world post-mastectomy. Dackman's adventures in dating and her intimate and witty insights into appearance, self-image, sex and romance. Based on the true story of Linda Dackman, a single woman returning to the dating scene after having a mastectomy. The film explores universal frustrating, complicated and often comedic insights into looking for Mr.
Shortly after the introduction of White as Steve Urkel, Shawn Harrison was cast in the role of Waldo Faldo, initially as sidekick to a bully portrayed by Larenz Tate that terrorized everyone and Urkel. When Tate and Harrison were offered the chance to return to the show on a recurring basis, only Harrison took up the offer.
Harrison eventually joined the main cast in the - season. Soon after, Michelle Thomas was cast in the role of Myra Monkhouse, love interest and later girlfriend of Steve Urkel.
Initially cast on a recurring basis, Thomas joined the main cast as a regular in the - season. In the - season, Orlando Brown was added to the cast as Jerry Jamal "3J" Jameson, a troubled youth being mentored by Steve who becomes the foster child of the Winslows.
Played by Reginald VelJohnson.
Family Matters is an American sitcom revolving around the Winslow family, a middle-class African-American family living in Chicago; the series ran for nine seasons (eight on ABC and one on CBS).The series is a spin-off of Perfect Strangers. Midway through the first season, the show introduced the Winslows' nerdy neighbor Steve Urkel (played by Jaleel White), who quickly became its breakout. Matters of Life & Dating (Ricki Lake) tries to maintain her confidence when she returns to the dating scene after having a mastectomy. Cast: RickiLake, HollyRobinson Peete. Matters of Life & Dating cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
He is a short-tempered person but still has a kind and humble nature. He mentioned in the season one episode "The Mama Who Came to Dinner" as having three brothers named Frank, Walter and Calvin and in another episode from that same season, "The Party", a brother named Darryl.
His initials spell "COW" and he is often teased because of this. He holds his position as "King of the Castle" a self-proclaimed "Big Kahuna" very seriously; however, he is easy to admit defeat to Harriette when involved in typical marital disputes. Carl is constantly annoyed, irritated and always being bothered by his pesky neighbor, Steve Urkelwho has a great respect for Carl and affectionately calls him "Big Guy". Although Steve is relentlessly annoying and has cost the Winslow family large amounts of time and money from his own clumsy demeanor, he has shown he's more mature than Eddie is in accepting responsibility.
Carl is often there to back Steve up and help him out in times of distress. Although he continues to be exrated and irritated by his antics, over the progression of the show, Carl develops a fondness for Steve that surprises even himself. Carl is an officer for the Chicago Police Department.
He takes his job seriously and it is often suggested that he is very good at what he does, despite having an incompetent if genial boss in Lt. Fitting into the cop stereotype, he has an avid love for doughnuts and other junk food.
This plays into the fact that he is overweight and in several stories throughout the series, Carl's physical health plays a role in the season 4 episode "Driving Carl Crazy", he is revealed to have high blood pressure, which got dangerous because he tried to dodge dieting. Carl starts the series as a police sergeant; he is later promoted to lieutenant in season 5's "That's What Friends Are For," and eventually captain in season 9's "Who's Afraid of the Big Black Book?
Carl is also the only character to appear in every single episode of the series.
Harriette is a very conservative and strong-willed woman. She holds her role in society as a mother and working woman with high regard. Harriette is very reluctant to tell people what they want to hear, as she is very frank and upfront about her feelings. She first appeared in Perfect Strangers as an "elevator operator" for the Chicago Chroniclebefore being laid off and later rehired as Director of Security in the season one episode "Two-Income Family" and then fired from the Chronicle in the season five episode "A Matter of Principle" for refusing to reduce her security staff during a budget crisis.
She was later employed by Ferguson's Department Store beginning with the season six episode "The Looney Bin," initially as a service clerk, then later promoted to Head of Sales in the season nine episode "Out With the Old". As the voice of reason, she is quite good at mediating conflicts in her family, often pointing out faults to everyone, but this also makes her very reluctant to take sides.
For example, she is often very supportive of her husband, Carl, but during his feuds with another character, she rarely takes his side.
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Instead, she would criticize both of them, hoping to reconcile them with each other. This especially makes it difficult for Carl to discipline their rebellious son, Eddie, who rarely learned from his mistakes. Conversely, she is especially strict towards her daughter, Laura, despite being far more responsible, obedient and trustworthy.
Sometimes Harriette would go as far as turn against her own husband. She is fully aware that Carl is constantly harassed by their neighbor, Steve Urkel, but flat out sides with the nerd instead, due to his fragile feelings winning her sympathy and their shared belief that Carl's agony is due to his own impatient attitude.
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Nonetheless, all of her reasoning, however self-righteous, is motivated by her love for her family and her hopes that all sides can reconcile with each other.
The only time she's been forced to side exclusively with Carl was during his feud with their second neighbor, Nick Neidermeyer, because her first attempt to reprimand both of them failed, with Neidermeyer still unrepentant and mocking Carl's obedience to his wife. He is the oldest child of Carl and Harriette Winslow and their only son until they adopt 3J in season eight. During the early years of the series, he was a high school student with stereotypical traits of a high school slacker.
He had mediocre grades, irresponsible behavior and is always pursuing beautiful girls. In the first season, he appeared good-intentioned and responsible, despite being academically challenged. In the pilot episode, he approached his father to make an exception and let him stay out past curfew and confessed to his father that his straight-A report card was a classmate's prank once he found out.
As the series progressed, Eddie gradually became more rebellious, making many poor choices that landed him in trouble. Eddie frequently had a stormy relationship with his father, especially concerning Carl's strict rules but also because of Eddie's immature attitude and penchant for breaking rules. Being a rebel and hedonist, his viewpoint of adulthood is very childish, believing that all adults are free from rules, authority and punishment.
He despises being treated like a kid and demands to be treated like an adult but at the same time, he scarcely acts like an adult and fiercely avoids adult responsibilities as often as possible. It was shown a few times that Eddie was prone to gambling and getting into trouble and refused to go to Carl for help, which got him into more trouble than not, such as dealing with a pool hustler in season 2's "Fast Eddie Winslow".
When getting into trouble or debt, Eddie would often try to solve the problem himself, refusing to confess to his father at the risk of being punished, which would likely land him into trouble with his father anyway. Once, after damaging the family car in the Season 2 episode, "Busted", he was caught illegally gambling at an underground casino, hoping to win money and pay for repairs without telling his parents.
In the season 3 episode, "Jailhouse Blues", after getting caught joyriding in a stolen car with his delinquent cousin, he attempted to sweet talk himself out of punishment, which only got him punished for the remainder of the year. In the season five episode "Money Out the Window", after getting into gambling debt once again, he attempts to sell Carl's rare stamp, hoping to buy it back before being caught by his father.
Once more, after getting scammed in season 7 episode "Scammed", he lied to his father to borrow money to pay an illegally overpriced bar tab. However, on a few occasions, he has shown he was willing to go to his father for help, such as when he was sold a stolen stereo system in season 4's "Hot Stuff" and got racially profiled by two white cops an unapologetic racist senior officer and his obedient rookie partner when cited for a traffic violation that he did not commit in season 5's "Good Cop, Bad Cop".
Eddie, along with his father and sister, is often constantly irritated, annoyed and harassed by their neighbor, Steve Urkel. During the first two seasons, he was friends with classmate Rodney Beckett. He also on occasion, would hang out with "Weasel". Initially, his relationship with Steve - who considered Eddie his "best bud" and often affectionately called him "Eddo" - was little more than out of pity because Steve was an unpopular nerd. Eddie remained loyal to Steve and he eventually accepted him as a true friend.
Eddie has dated a very large number of girls throughout the series, sometimes more than one at the same time, with very few of them reappearing as his girlfriend.
Even Steve has remembered the names of many of Eddie's girlfriends but cannot keep track of which one Eddie currently dates.
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When he met one and attempted to guess her name, Steve foolishly blurted out many names, likely the names of Eddie's past girlfriends, which leads to Eddie chasing after the nerd. When Steve tried to invite Eddie's friends to his birthday party, he was tricked by Laura to call numbers from Eddie's "little black book", resulting in the entire family room flooded with attractive women, much to Eddie's ironic horror.
However, Eddie has shown that he is not beyond desiring true love and pursuing an honest and serious relationship.
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His most enduring, successful, and ultimately final relationship is with Greta McClure. His relationship with Greta developed throughout the series and faced many obstacles, most notably in the forms of Myrtle Urkel and Greta's father Dave McClure owner of Eddie's employer Mighty Weenie.
Eddie has two main adversaries on the show. However, unlike Steve, Myrtle never respected Eddie's personal space and kept pursuing him much to his extreme terror. She waited until season seven beginning with the episode "She's Back" to try and win his love, but he was dating Greta at the time.
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Unlike Laura's would-be boyfriends when it came to Steve, Greta was more successful in warding Myrtle off. Undaunted, Myrtle made her last push to win Eddie's heart by getting a makeover but he was still not impressed.
She soon relinquished her love for him in season nine's "Don't Make Me Over," and set her sights on other guys. Eddie's second main adversary was his former boss, Dave McClure, who did not approve of Eddie dating his daughter and tried to keep them apart in three episodes including "My Bodyguard" and "Walking My Baby Back Home" in season seven.
As of the series finale, Eddie and Greta are still dating and are living together in an apartment, in spite of Mr. McClure having disowned her. Eddie has shown to have matured and become more responsible and hardworking throughout the series. Though he started as a mediocre student, he got accepted into college. He worked at a Mighty Weenie restaurant and became its manager.
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When his academic challenges restarted in college, Eddie switched his focus to become a police officer like his father. Eddie enrolled at the police academy in the season 9 episode "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," eventually getting hired by the Chicago Police Department as a rookie officer at the end of the series in "Lost in Space Part 1 ".
Played by Kellie Shanygne Williams. Laura is the oldest daughter of Harriette and Carl Winslow and the object of Steve Urkel's affections. In school, Laura was essentially the ideal girl; beautiful, popular and received very good grades.
She often tried to do everything to succeed by herself, which was not always the right choice. She tried to start a babysitting business when she was a child, sneaked out of the house to burn herself out studying for a test despite her parents' insistence to rest and worked a graveyard shift to save money to buy a car.
She eventually got accepted to Harvard University in season seven's "Twinkle Toes Faldo," but decided to decline the offer because her parents could not afford the tuition, though she told them it was because she could not live so far from home. Laura, along with her father and brother is also often bothered by their annoying neighbor, Steve Urkel. Laura began as quite vain, often in pursuit of popular good-looking boys, being dismissive towards Steve and showing little respect for her academically challenged older brother.
She was not always a good judge of character, as a majority of her would-be boyfriends were antagonists in their appearances. She had many boyfriends who would bully Steve and who would cheat on her but would ultimately end with Steve warding them off. Laura generally had little patience for Steve's antics but her seeming dislike of him only seemed to egg him on further.
She eventually grew wiser and demonstrated better judgement. She has shown appreciation to Steve when he selflessly helped her and the Winslows out when they needed him. Laura eventually learned to love Steve. They became a couple in the final ninth season episode "Trading Places" and were engaged to be married in the third to last episode, "Pop Goes the Question".
Played by Valerie Jones pilot onlyand Jaimee Foxworth - Judy is the younger daughter and youngest biological child, of Carl and Harriette Winslow. She is nine years old as the series begins and remains in the series until she is thirteen.
It is suggested that she enjoys a close relationship with her sister Laura. She attended elementary school and later middle school in sixth grade. During the series' fourth season in "Mama's Wedding"the character disappeared from the series altogether, with no explanation given. Series co-creator and executive producer William Bickley said she was cut due to a "budget consideration". She made no occasional appearances either. Played by Rosetta LeNoire - Estelle is the mother of Carl Winslow and his four brothers, Harriette's mother-in-law and grandmother of Eddie, Laura and Judy Winslow.
Estelle is a very wise woman and always very defensive of her grandchildren. Estelle moves into her son's household at the start of the series.
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She unlike all of the other Winslows was a friend of Steve Urkel for the entire series and loved him like a grandson. She loved when Steve came to the Winslow house and instead of trying to make him leave, she wanted him to stay. Steve always affectionately called her "Estelle, my Belle," which she loved. Estelle is street-wise and keeps up to date with the latest pop culture and trends, much to the surprise of her family.
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In later seasons beginning with season two's "Requiem for an Urkel"she begins a relationship with Fletcher Thomas, which Carl disapproves of initially before eventually accepting the relationship. The two later got married at the Winslow home in season four's "Mama's Wedding". Estelle would often say her catchphrase "way to go, Carl," usually to Carl when he did something wrong that she did not like.
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Played by Jaleel White. Steve Urkel is the Winslows' extremely annoying, nerdy, irritating, quintessential, pesky, boisterous, reckless, vain, clumsy, carefree, and mischievous neighbor with large, thick eyeglasses, "high-water" pants held up by suspendersa high-pitch nasal-tone voice and a snorting laugh. He first appeared in the season one episode "Laura's First Date" and was also known for his massive crush on Laura Winslow, whose affections he was constantly attempting to win.
He became known for his signature "Urkel Dance", a novelty dance that he frequently performed. While highly intelligent, he is also quite accident-prone spawning his catchphrase"Did I do that? A dramatic and lighter look at breast cancer told from a single woman's point of view.
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Dackman's adventures in dating and her intimate and witty insights into appearance, self-image, sex and romance. Based on the true story of Linda Dackman, a single woman returning to the dating scene after having a mastectomy.
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