Steve Urkel Doll

As a collector of retro things, sure, I get the appeal of a giant Urkel doll. Stepping back though, I have to wonder just how many of these flew off shelves back in 1991 when they were released. Did kids really feel protected from the monsters in their closet at night by squeezing their Steve Urkel doll tight? Did kids in the back seat of a road trip sneaking out SBD (“silent but deadly”) toots hope to pull Urkel’s string and get him to take the blame with his catch phrase, “Did I do that?” Seriously, if you owned one of these as a kid, I want to hear from you.

Now if the doll had been able to perform the Urkel Dance, that would have been a completely different story.

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

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