The Jaleel White Special (partially found ABC TV special; 1992)
The Jaleel White Special is an hour long TV special that aired on the ABC network in 1992 starring Jaleel White, who at the time was popular for his role as Steve Urkel on the sitcom Family Matters. The special aired just as Family Matters was in the middle of its third season and the Urkel character was at the height of his popularity.
The special aired on ABC on February 22nd, 1992 at 8PM PST. Serving primarily as a vehicle for showcasing Jaleel White's talents beyond his Steve Urkel character, it contained musical elements and had a plot revolving around Jaleel's character's fantasizing about producing and starring in his own romance film. Guest stars included renowned musicians Little Richard and Vanessa Williams, as well as actress Tatiana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air).
As of present no recordings of the special have been located, and the only thing that remains is a promo spot from the night of the show's airing as well as several publicity shots.
- An assortment of publicity photos on GettyImages. Retrieved 22 Oct '20
- LA Times article review of The Jaleel White Special. Retrieved 22 Oct '20