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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 Real Thing

S04, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 3, 1985)
Time is running out for Alex when he discovers that Ellen intends to marry another man.

I Know Jennifer's Boyfriend

S01, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 6, 1982)
Peer pressure causes Jennifer to give up a male pal, but her mom helps them reunite.

Matchmaker

S05, E28  (First Aired: Jul. 23, 1987)
Alex attempts to find Mallory another boyfriend after she breaks up with Rick.

It's My Party

S05, E29  (First Aired: Aug. 6, 1987)
Jennifer decides to hang out with the ``cool'' kids at school.

It's My Party

S05, E30  (First Aired: Aug. 13, 1987)
Jennifer starts acting different to impress her ``cool friends'' which starts a rift at home.

Mr. Wrong

S04, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 17, 1985)
The Keatons are stunned when they finally meet Mallory's boyfriend, Nick.

Designated Hitter

S04, E08  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 1985)
Jennifer angers a friend by defending him; Alex's ego is damaged when he discovers that Mallory's IQ is higher than his.

Summer of '82

S01, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 27, 1982)
A college coed seduces teenage Alex when he meets her delivering groceries.

My Tutor

S04, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 14, 1985)
Alex discovers that his teenage math tutor has set his sights on Jennifer.

Don't Go Changin'

S04, E09  (First Aired: Oct. 31, 1985)
Alex goes overboard to prove that he and Ellen share the same interests.

The Old College Try

S04, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 1985)
Steven and Elyse are certain that Nick has convinced Mallory not to attend college.

Mr. Right

S04, E12  (First Aired: Nov. 21, 1985)
Nick's image-transformation impresses everyone except Mallory.