Mike Matei / June 8th, 2009
A Trip to the FAMILY MATTERS House
April 8, 2010 at 9:15 pm
May I add VERY VERY GOOD SHAPE. Awesome trip James.
April 13, 2010 at 8:25 am
You went with the TGWTG team! Barghav looks bored though
April 19, 2010 at 11:47 am
James “Jarosz” , sounds like a Polish surname.
April 30, 2010 at 6:22 pm
LOL I still remember the lyrics to the theme song – the shortened version though. I actually didn’t know there was a longer verison til they started showing reruns on ABC Family & Nick @ Nite.
Also, did I hear you gus saying you thought the theme was sung by the actress who played the mom, Harriett? Cuz my friends asked the same thing once when we were watching it and I had to google it. No, it was a dude. I forget his name. Glad to know we weren’t the only ones who thought that though.
May 12, 2010 at 8:24 pm
June 18, 2010 at 8:43 am
You brought the ENTIRE Channel Awesome team, with you? Well, Doug already lives in Chicago, but still!
June 30, 2010 at 5:05 am
Speaking of the intro…. before they chose the theme song we all know, for the first episode only they used Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”.
Anyway, nice to see that old familiar house as it is now!
July 3, 2010 at 2:06 pm
I still have a whole pile of VHS tapes from TGIF with a lot of the Family Matters episodes. I used to watch and tape them on the Fridays when I would stay with my grandmother. We used to each get a plate full of goodies, chips, cookies, prezz, etc… and watch all four together. Of course, my second favorite show was the Dinosaurs. Towards the end of Family Matters the TGIF kinda got stupid to me with shows like Boy Meets World and Sister Sister. Perhaps you can get the rights to the show and make a DVD collection to sell. I wish that show would get put on DVD cause even though I have the tapes I’d love to have a better quality recording that will last as well as seeing if they put some outtakes on the extras feature. One can only hope I guess. GREAT representation in your production. I felt like those were outtakes from the actual show. Fantastic work James!!
July 26, 2010 at 8:47 pm
Well that was heartwarming.
August 20, 2010 at 3:12 am
Did he just mash on the buttons in the credit sequence when the Indian guy came up?
September 3, 2010 at 11:18 am
Wow I can’t believe you were only a couple blocks away from my house a year ago and I didn’t come to see you. I’m so sad.
January 29, 2011 at 2:47 pm
Gasp! Nostalgia Critic!!
March 22, 2011 at 2:44 am
Nice. What’s next? The Ninja Turtle’s sewer? 122 and 1/8th on whichever street it was on.
March 27, 2011 at 11:21 pm
Awesome idea on taking some of the TGWTG contributors on a trip to the “Family Matters” house, James. You guys needed to do something fun after working on The Brawl.
5:31- Yeah, I am the sad one.
June 21, 2011 at 6:30 am
What kill FAMILY MATTERS?
June 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm
why isn’t this found under location tours
July 30, 2011 at 1:03 pm
It’s awesome to see James and Doug in the same shot out of character
August 18, 2011 at 10:52 pm
James, next time you are in Chicago you should film Buckingham Fountain which was the opening to Married With Children. The exterior shots of the Bundy house were also filmed in Chicago and the address can easily be found online. Also, the Breakfast Club high school is there where they filmed the exterior shots and the running through the hallways. Unfortunately the Library from the Breakfast club was a set built in an empty nearby school’s gymnasium and has since been turned into a sheriff’s office in Northbrook, IL.
September 4, 2011 at 8:59 pm
I really wish we could have been friends growing up James. We are around the same age, and have a lot in common in regards of entertainment.
Our generation was pretty awesome, huh?
September 13, 2011 at 12:13 pm
lindsay ellis is hot like outrageously hot
January 2, 2012 at 7:04 pm
Can you imagine if Jaleel White saw this? He would be proud that people love him so much that they would visit the house he destroyed.
January 8, 2012 at 3:25 am
The gentlemen in the white, red sleeved shirt looks like James’s brother
March 8, 2012 at 9:01 am
The big brown house on the other side was actually Urkel’s house. In the episode where Carl turns into a nerd, the exterior shots point directly to that house.
June 24, 2012 at 8:55 am
I remember an episode where the dude Laura is dating and Stephan Arcle are competing and it’s Christmas and Stephan steps outside the house’s front door and throws a grape really high and comes out again and catches it with his mouth, that can’t happen with this house cause they have a roof over the entrance and also the family always walked from the side to the door when they came home, never straight up the stairs to the door, they weren’t accurate with the house setting in the show.
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