Scooby-Doo and company are about to team up with a very peculiar character in their latest TV show Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?: the unforgettable Steve Urkel. Scooby-Doo and the rest of the Mystery Inc. gang have been taking over TV screens all over the world since the 1970s, whether through new series, TV movies, or reruns of classic episodes, and have now made the jump to streaming services with Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? on Boomerang's streaming service.
The series follows the format of the 1972 series, The New Scooby-Doo Movies, which had the Mystery Inc. squad coming across different celebrities and fictional characters and teaming up, such as Dick Van Dyke and members of the Addams Family. Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? has guests that range from athletes, like Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul, to musicians and characters from classic sitcoms that you probably would never expect to see alongside Scooby-Doo. Remember Steve Urkel?
Family Matters’ Steve Urkel will enlist the help of Scooby-Doo and friends in the newest episode of Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? titled “When Urkel-Bots Go Bad!” The episode will see Scooby-Doo and the gang team up with Urkel to track down the Urkel-Bot (yes, there's more than one Urkel), but the real challenge might be how the group manages to deal with the real Urkel, as he is exactly as you remember: clumsy and kinda annoying, as seen in the clip below.
Steve Urkel, portrayed by Jaleel White, was one of the main characters in the sitcom Family Matters, which aired from 1989 to 1998. Urkel was originally planned to be a one-time only character, but he had such a strong impact with the audience that he eventually became the series’ main character. Urkel was the archetypal nerd, with thick glasses, flood pants with suspenders, a high-pitched voice, and was very intelligent yet very clumsy.
White is reprising his role as Urkel in Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? adding to the series’ nostalgic vibe. Previous guests in the series include Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Ricky Gervais, Wonder Woman, and magicians Penn & Teller. Urkel is in very good company here, and thankfully he’s getting his own episode - having him next to Wonder Woman or Sherlock Holmes might not be the best idea. Now we just wait to see how the Mystery Inc. gang survives this new adventure.
Urkel’s Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? episode will premiere on Boomerang’s streaming service and app on Thursday, August 15.