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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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Sign of the Times

S06, E26  (First Aired: Mar. 13, 1988)
Andrew stops speaking as a means of dealing with his hearing-impaired friend.

Father, Can You Spare a Dime?

S06, E28  (First Aired: May. 1, 1988)
Nick is reluctant to accept financial assistance from his father (Dan Hedaya); Alex shops for a used-car bargain.

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