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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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The Play's the Thing

S06, E18  (First Aired: Jan. 10, 1988)
Steven oversees a revival of his semi-autobiographical play depicting life in the free-spirited '60s.

Give Uncle Arthur a Kiss

S01, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 10, 1982)
Mallory's frightened when a close family friend makes a pass at her.

Big Brother Is Watching

S01, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 17, 1982)
As the new editor, Alex names cheating pupils in the school paper.

No Nukes Is Good Nukes

S01, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 24, 1982)
Elyse and Steven's participation in an anti-nuke rally on Thanksgiving lands them in jail.

Death of a Grocer

S01, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 1, 1982)
Alex leaves his job at a small grocery store for an ultramodern supermarket.

The Spirit of Columbus

S06, E19  (First Aired: Jan. 17, 1988)
Alex tries to use Nick's artistic abilities in a profitable venture.

Have Gun, Will Unravel

S01, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 8, 1982)
Steven and Elyse wonder if they should buy a gun for protection after their home is burglarized.

A Christmas Story

S01, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 15, 1982)
On a snowy Christmas Day, the Keaton family looks back on the births of Alex, Mallory and Jennifer.

Oops

S01, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 22, 1982)
Elyse's advice to Mallory's pregnant friend backfires when she decided to help talk with mom.

Sherry Baby

S01, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 12, 1983)
A popular sorority girl befriends Mallory with hopes of getting close to Alex.

The Fugitive

S01, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 19, 1983)
Elyse's brother (Tom Hanks) arrives for a visit and surprises everyone with his cloak-and-dagger behavior.