Throwback Thursday is something all the kids are doing on the interwebs, but instead of Tweeting pictures of my gangly ninth-grade self, here's a video dripping with early 90s glory.
I love this video. Right off the bat, we get Steve Urkel's cousin, un-ironically wearing a pink sweater with a hashtag on it. What I wouldn't give to own this sweater (I wouldn't give more than $10, actually). There is absolutely no reason for an article of clothing to ever have that symbol, especially in the 90s. Then she complains that her annoying cousin is "in town" for a science fair. You know, because it's totally normal for a 13 year old to travel from Chicago to San Francisco for a science fair. Like Carl Otis Winslow would have ever allowed that. Please.
But the more I think about Steve Urkel, the more I realize he would absolutely not be considered a loser/nerd/freak in real life. The kid is the most confident person in the world, he's quick witted and funny, he is good at sports, he's a genius and he is clearly wiser than his age suggests. Couple that with the fact that he immediately becomes bros with the coolest man on television since the Fonz, and I am left questioning the entire premise of Family Matters. I don't buy the idea that everyone bullied Steve and threw him into all kinds of elaborate traps involving his own suspenders. Steve Urkel was cooler than cool; ice cold.
Next up, I analyze the literary merit of the chain letters Corey Matthews and Urkel sent each other in a spectacular crossover episode of Boy Meets World.
By Aaron Brandt, who thinks it's a rare condition, this day and age, to read any good news on the newspaper page.