Nostalgia Overload: Jaleel White To Reprise Iconic Role Of Steve Urkel On This Series
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Nostalgia Overload: Jaleel White To Reprise Iconic Role Of Steve Urkel On This Series

Jaleel White is reprising his iconic Family Matters role as Steve Urkel in a brand new Scooby-Doo series, Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?.

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If you watched old Scooby-Doo series growing up, you'll probably remember The New Scooby-Doo Movies, which debuted in 1972 and paired Scooby, Shaggy and the gang up with celebrities of the day, such as Sonny & Cher, Don Knotts, Jonathan Winters, Dick Van Dyke and more. Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? follows in that same tradition of animating celebrities as guest-starring roles on the popular cartoon show. Stars include Halsey, Kenan Thompson, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Wanda Sykes, NBA's Chris Paul, Mark Hamill, Ricky Gervais, Bill Nye and Sia. Urkel is one of several fictional characters who will be featured as a guest star, others include Wonder Woman, The Flash, Batman and Sherlock Holmes.

The first look at Urkel in animation form seems to draw from the earlier seasons of Family Matters, with White as a preteen or young teenager, as opposed to the latter years of White playing the character into adulthood. Why is this a point of note? Because it's clear that as White got older and his voice changed, it became harder for him to keep the nasally falsetto he'd fashioned the character with in the beginning. So how will he manage the classic voice as a grown man? That'll be interesting to see.

We will be able to see what White does with his Urkel voice when Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? premieres on Boomerang June 27.


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