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Out with The Old is the first episode of the ninth season in this television sitcom on Family Matters, that originally aired from CBS on September 19, 1997. It was directed by Joel Zwick and written both by David W. Duclon and Gary Menteer.


Urkel decides that he needs to give himself a whole new look, somewhat similar to alter ego Stefan Urquelle, in order to win Laura's heart. The makeover comes just in time for Laura's charity auction, where bachelors' kisses are auctioned. Eddie makes $5,000 because of Myrtle's bids. When nobody bids on the nerd, Laura, reluctantly, makes the one and only bid on Steve's kisses. This ending foreshadows the changing relationship between Steve and Laura as Laura seems to enjoy the kiss much more than she expected. Meanwhile, Carl gets upset when he learns Harriette is making more money than him after a promotion, so Carl takes a second job to become the breadwinner again. However, he once again regrets it when he learns that Harriette had been planning a birthday gift surprise.


Steve is finally fed up with Myra's refusal to let him change the way he looks. In her eyes, she sees him a perfect 10, the way he is. However, he doesn't see it the same way as her. He feels as long as he dated her, he'll still remain a geek with the hitched up pants and squeaky voice. He makes the executive decision to goes through with the makeover despite her pleading. He even takes speaking lessons from his doctor and the deep voice Sheila. On the night of the kissing contest held by the sorority, Laura wages high for Stefan, but loses the bet to one of her sorority sisters. Greta is the next to bet for Eddie, but she loses to her rival, Myrtle. Finally, Steve shows up in his new look, a green buttoned down shirt, with black slacks reaching to his ankles, new black shoes, no suspenders and oval silver rimmed glasses. He spoke with his new deep voice. When no girls bet for Steve, Laura bids for him out of pity. Both are surprised when Laura goes in for a second kiss. Meanwhile, Carl is jealous of Harriette's high promotion that he ends up a second job being a moonlight parker.

Cast and Characters[]





  • Mercedes Colon as Girl #1
  • Lizette Carrion as High Bidder
  • Damara Reilly as Sheila
  • Laura Meshell as Girl #2
  • Peter Van Norden as Roy
  • Javier Ronceros as Pepe Perez
  • Alli Spotts as Irene
  • Richard Fox as Dr. Grabowski



  • Final time we see Steve in suspenders, as he decides to try and change his appearance from this point on in the season. Which was Myra’s Dismay And Laura’s Approval
  • Ever since Season one it’s always been hinted that Laura had always had feelings for Steve she just never wanted to admit it Laura finally released her true feelings for Steve in this season.
  • Originally, Steve realize that his true love is with Myra because she had always loved him as himself and relinquishes his love for Laura. Watching them kiss backstage, Myrtle realizes how much he's grown up from his infatuation for Laura and found someone who truly loves him for himself. In that moment, she feels ashamed of herself over the time she's wasted in trying to win Eddie's love and get him to dump Greta. Myrtle accepts that she has a lot of growing up to do and relinquishes her love for him. But CBS was against Myra and Stevie being together so plans were changed for Laura and Steve. Plus it would of not made any sense for the writers to make Myra and Steve be together since Steve never loved Myra he was always in love with Laura.
  • Early Back In Season Five Steve Urkel has said to Myra if Laura was to return her love for him that he would leave Her for Laura. Since Laura did return her love for Steve in this season Steve mostly likely was going to leave Myra for Laura because he was always in love with Laura and never was in love with Myra. Steve wanted to mature in this season but Myra didn’t want Steve to mature but Laura did.


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)