Jaleel White’s portrayal as Steve Urkel will forever remain his gift to the world and curse to his career, but the 37-year-old actor has never denounced his claim to fame.
So when Key & Peele continued their season 4 hotstreak and created a very dark skit that revolved around Family Matters, White–like the rest of the world–couldn’t do anything but laugh.
To summarize, the sketch features Jordan Peele doing a spot-on impersonation of Reginald VelJohnson (Carl Winslow to fans) complaining to a producer (played by Keegan-Michael Key) about the amount of creative control White’s nerdy character has over the show. When it first aired in 1989, Family Matters was primarly about an African-American household who dealt with common issues in suburban Chicago. As the allure of the reoccurring Urkel grew to international proportions, the show’s original cast began to shrink. (It’s a commonly known joke that youngest daughter Judy (played by future porn star Jaimee Foxworth) went up to her room during one episode and never came down.)
As the sketch climaxes with a ridiculous cocaine-fueled rant, Urkel is revealed to be the Jedi Mind trickster behind his character’s rise to power, much like the real life events. Upon seeing this, White reacted with “I always knew the force was strong within me…But not this strong lmao,” on his Twitter account.
Everybody loves a good sport. Watch the hilariously disturbing Family Matters skit below.
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