Stefan Returns is the twenty-fourth episode and the fifth season finale in this television sitcom on Family Matters, which was aired from ABC on May 13, 1994. It was directed by John Tracy and written by Fred Fox Jr. and Jim Geoghan.
Urkel, still pining for Laura's heart, renovates his Stefan Urquelle alter-ego, inventing a transformation chamber to do so. He's a much friendlier, caring person this time but the formula wears off just as Laura professes her love for Stefan. After Laura leaves in a heartbroken huff, claiming that Stefan left her ("I must be cursed! I finally find the perfect guy: handsome, cool and caring. I give him my heart, and what does he do? He leaves me..."), Urkel is resolved to one day make Stefan permanent.
- Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Winslow
- Jo Marie Payton as Harriette Winslow (credited as Jo Marie Payton-Noble)
- Rosetta LeNoire as Estelle Winslow
- Darius McCrary as Eddie Winslow
- Kellie Shanygne Williams as Laura Winslow
- Bryton James as Richie Crawford (credited as Bryton McClure)
- Jaleel White as Steve Urkel and Stefan Urquelle
- Shawn Harrison as Waldo Geraldo Faldo
- Freddie Jackson as Himself
- Steve’s basement lab is revamped in this episode and the stairs get replaced with an elevator.
- Stefan:[Giving Laura a potted plant] For you, an African violet for an African princess.
- Laura: Thanks Stefan. No one's ever given me a potted plant before.
- Stefan: I don't like to cut flowers. It hurts them.