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Family Ties

Steven and Elyse Keaton, once 1960s radicals, now find themselves in Reagan-era American trying to raise a traditional suburban family. Son Alex P. Keaton is an ambitious young Republican, and his sister Mallory is a shallow victim of the corporate culture, obsessed with music, clothes and boys. Their only normal kid is young Jennifer, a bit of a tomboy. In later seasons, the Keatons add a fourth child, Andrew. Most of the comedy arose from the conflict between the liberal parents and the conservative children.

Premiere:
Sep 22, 1982
Original Network:
NBC
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Deja Vu

S07, E09  (First Aired: Jan. 8, 1989)
Mallory objects to a romance between an ex-beau's brother and Jennifer.

Nick's Best Friend

S07, E10  (First Aired: Jan. 15, 1989)
Nick is devastated when his 16-year-old dog is injured by a car.

Get Me to the Living Room on Time

S07, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 29, 1989)
The Keatons hold an elderly couple's wedding in their living room.

The Job Not Taken

S07, E12  (First Aired: Feb. 5, 1989)
Alex's dream job involves replacing a soon-to-be-fired friend.

The American Family

S06, E14  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 1987)
Lauren uses the Keatons as a case study of the nuclear family for her research project. Features highlights from the previous five seasons.

The Wrecker's Ball

S07, E13  (First Aired: Feb. 12, 1989)
Elyse reminisces about her early career when the first building she designed is scheduled for demolition.

My Best Friend's Girl

S07, E14  (First Aired: Feb. 17, 1989)
Playing matchmaker for Skippy, Lauren becomes the object of his affection.

'Til Her Daddy Takes the T-Bird Away

S07, E15  (First Aired: Feb. 26, 1989)
Steven backs out as a cosigner for Mallory, but that doesn't stop her from getting a car.

Simon Says

S07, E16  (First Aired: Mar. 5, 1989)
Jennifer is torn between her job responsibilities and her loyalty to a friend; Alex tries to avoid an 11-year-old admirer.

All in the Neighborhood

S07, E17  (First Aired: Mar. 12, 1989)
Racist threats surface after the Keatons' black friends move into the neighborhood.

The American Family

S06, E15  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 1987)
Lauren uses the Keatons as a case study on the nuclear family.

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(First Aired: Sep. 22, 1982)
The ideals of parents and teens clash due to their generation gap.