The Show Must Go On is the third episode of the third season in this television sitcom on Family Matters, which was aired from ABC on October 4, 1991. It was directed by John Tracy and written by Gary M. Goodrich.
With the original Romeo in the hospital with appendicitis, Urkel fills in to perform with Laura (who plays Juliet) in the school play. As one might guess, it ends up a disaster. Meanwhile, Carl gets a beeper from Lt. Murtaugh, but as it turns out, he ends up doing meager tasks for him such as getting him food from a fast food restaurant.
- Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Winslow
- Jo Marie Payton as Harriette Winslow
- Rosetta LeNoire as Estelle Winslow
- Darius McCrary as Eddie Winslow
- Kellie Shanygne Williams as Laura Winslow
- Jaimee Foxworth as Judy Winslow
- Bryton James as Richie Crawford (credited as Bryton McClure)
- Jaleel White as Steve Urkel
- Telma Hopkins as Rachel Crawford
- Bumper Robinson as Daniel Wallace
- Bethany McKinney as Girl at Audition
- Bumper Robinson's first appearance as Daniel Wallace in this episode. He previously made an appearance in season 1's Rock Video as one of Eddie's bandmates, Kyle.
- This episode has the same name like Freddie Mercury’s Queen Song “The Show Must Go On”.
- Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of Queen and “The Show Must Go On” song, died the same year, when this episode got released and came out, all due to AIDS.
- Despite Urkel promising Miss Steuben not to take Home Economics in this episode, he later reneges the promise in Food, Lies and Videotape