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Carl Winslow

Character

Carlton "Carl" Otis Winslow, who originally appeared in the Perfect Strangers episode "Crimebusters" alongside his wife Harriette, is the son of Estelle Winslow, and the late Samuel, brother-in-law of Rachel Crawford, and the biological father of Eddie, Laura, and Judy Winslow, uncle of Richie Crawford, and adoptive father of "3J" Jameson. He is a short-tempered person, but still has a kind and humble nature. He mentioned in the season one episode "The Mama Who Came to Dinner" as having three brothers named Frank, Walter, and Calvin, and in another episode from that same season, "The Party", a brother named Darryl. His initials spell "COW", and he is often teased because of this. He holds his position as "King of the Castle" (a self-proclaimed "Big Kahuna") very seriously; however, he is easy to admit defeat to Harriette when involved in typical marital disputes.

Carl is an officer for the Chicago Police Department. He takes his job seriously, and it is often suggested that he is very good at what he does, despite having an incompetent if genial boss in Lt. Murtaugh. Fitting into the cop stereotype, he has an avid love for doughnuts and other junk food. This plays into the fact that he is overweight, and in several stories throughout the series, Carl's physical health plays a role (in the season 4 episode "Driving Carl Crazy", he is revealed to have high blood pressure, which got dangerous because he tried to dodge dieting). Carl starts the series as a police sergeant; he is later promoted to lieutenant in season 5's "That's What Friends Are For", and eventually captain in season 9's "Who's Afraid of the Big Black Book?". Carl is also the only character to appear in every single episode of the series.

Carlton "Carl" Otis Winslow, who originally appeared in the Perfect Strangers episode "Crimebusters" alongside his wife Harriette, is the son of Estelle Winslow, and the late Samuel, brother-in-law of Rachel Crawford, and the biological father of Eddie, Laura, and Judy Winslow, uncle of Richie Crawford, and adoptive father of "3J" Jameson. He is a short-tempered person, but still has a kind and humble nature. He mentioned in the season one episode "The Mama Who Came to Dinner" as having three brothers named Frank, Walter, and Calvin, and in another episode from that same season, "The Party", a brother named Darryl. His initials spell "COW", and he is often teased because of this. He holds his position as "King of the Castle" (a self-proclaimed "Big Kahuna") very seriously; however, he is easy to admit defeat to Harriette when involved in typical marital disputes.

Carl is an officer for the Chicago Police Department. He takes his job seriously, and it is often suggested that he is very good at what he does, despite having an incompetent if genial boss in Lt. Murtaugh. Fitting into the cop stereotype, he has an avid love for doughnuts and other junk food. This plays into the fact that he is overweight, and in several stories throughout the series, Carl's physical health plays a role (in the season 4 episode "Driving Carl Crazy", he is revealed to have high blood pressure, which got dangerous because he tried to dodge dieting). Carl starts the series as a police sergeant; he is later promoted to lieutenant in season 5's "That's What Friends Are For", and eventually captain in season 9's "Who's Afraid of the Big Black Book?". Carl is also the only character to appear in every single episode of the series.

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