When I was about 11 or 12, I really wanted a pair of high top sneakers, and I would often ask my mom if I could get a pair. This was around the time Family Matters was blowing up in popularity, and she said to me once after my asking, "Well, does URKEL wear high tops?"
For one thing, Urkel did in fact wear high tops, he had red Chuck Taylors. For another, I don't know why this was supposed to convince me of anything. Though we all enjoyed Urkel's antics, nobody aspired to be like him. I guess I was supposed to sheepishly reply "Noooooo," and then that would be the end of the conversation.