Deck the Malls is episode eleven of the ninth season in this television sitcom on Family Matters, that originally aired from CBS on December 19, 1997. It was directed by Gary Menteer and written by Stephen Langford.

Plot Edit

During the Christmas season, the Winslows and Urkel get jobs at the mall. Steve becomes a gift-wrapper with Myra, Carl becomes a department store Santa Claus and Laura becomes an elf. Meanwhile, Richie finds out that his mom, Rachel, is unable to come home for the holiday. When one kid makes a selfless wish to help his father find a job, Carl as Santa, gives him a business card to give to his father to call.

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Cast and Characters Edit

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Recurring Edit

Cameo Edit

  • Robin Krieger as Customer with Price Tag
  • Jill Matson-Sachoff as Indecisive Woman (credited as Jill Matson)
  • Dee Jay Daniels as Brian
  • Sonya Eddy as Angry Woman
  • Gil Christner as Man #1
  • John Cervanka as Customer
  • Ruth Gottschall as Loud Mouthed Wife
  • Lindze Letherman as Allyson
  • Marlon Young as Willie Tannen

Trivia Edit

  • Final appearance of Jo Marie Payton and Bryton McClure as Harriette Winslow and Richie Crawford, including Rosetta Le Noire and Telma Hopkins as Estelle Winslow and Rachel Crawford respectively.
  • The episode's title is a taken on the Christmas song "Deck the Halls".
  • Lindze Letherman who played Allyson in this episode, is best known for her role as Georgie Jones on the ABC soap, General Hospital.

Quotes Edit

Family Matters Season 9
Out with the OldThey Shoot Ducks, Don't They?Dumb Belle of the BallDrinking and JivingWho's Afraid of the Big Black Book?A Mind is a Terrible Thing to ReadStevil II: This Time, He's Not AloneTrading PlacesA Pain in HarassmentOriginal Gangsta DawgDeck the MallsGrill of My DreamsBreaking Up Is Hard to DoCrazy for You (Part 1)Crazier for You (Part 2)Whose Man Is It Anyway?PolkapaloozaThrow Urkel off the TrainDon't Make Me OverPop Goes the QuestionLost in Space (Part 1)Lost in Space (Part 2)
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