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Steve Urkel (Characters)

"Tell me this, baby: how did a man like me end up with National Black Velvet and Urkel, huh?"

For someone who came up from the streets and who claims to have seen his first horse on TV in adolescence, Bone seems to know a lot about both literature and the history of the boob tube to be able to pull these role models for his children out of his ass. In Enid Bagnold's book, first published in 1935, Velvet Brown desperately wants to ride with her horse, Pie, in a classic steeplechase. Yolanda isn't wanting to head for England to take part in the Grand National, just to Vegas to take part in a grand union. Bone's son, Bryce, does less well out of his father's pop-culture knowledge, being compared to the geeky misfit in Family Matters, a comedy TV series that ran for nine years from the late '80s.

1.13 "Lord of the Bling"

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