20 Black TV Shows You Watched If You’re a ’70s or ’80s Baby

Sister, Sister

Before Tia and Tamera became reality TV stars, they were best known for the hit show “Sister Sister.”

The premise of the show was that the girls, played by Tia Landry and Tamera Campbell, were separated and adopted at birth. One was adopted by a single mother, while the other was adopted by a single father. The two accidentally found each other 14 years later and reunited.


“Family Matters” focused on Harriet Winslow and her family. Carl Winslow, her husband, was a dutiful cop, and a gruff and lovable father to three kids: Eddie Winslow, the rebel son; Laura Winslow, the smart-aleck daughter; and cute little Judy Winslow. They opened their home to Harriet’s sister, Rachel Crawford and her baby son, Richie. And of course there was Steve Urkel, the inventive nerd, who barged into their home and eventually, into their hearts. Steve had a killer crush on Laura, but she would never give him the time of day. The character Steve Urkel was intended to have a one-shot appearance, but his popularity with fans won him the No.1 spot as America’s favorite nerd.

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