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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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Walking on Air

S06, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 25, 1987)
Mallory takes a job at the TV station where her father works; the Keatons hunt for clues in a lucrative breakfast cereal contest.

Little Man on Campus

S03, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 4, 1984)
Alex asks for Mallory's advice when he fails his first college assignment.

Invasion of the Psychologist Snatchers

S06, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 1, 1987)
Alex's confidence is shaken when he meets Lauren's handsome and successful former boyfriend (Campbell Scott).

The Way We Were

S06, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 8, 1987)
The Keatons discover that Elyse's Aunt Rosemary (Barbara Barrie) is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Mister Sister

S06, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 15, 1987)
Nick becomes popular with the girls after becoming a janitor at Mallory's sorority house.

Citizen Keaton

S06, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 22, 1987)
Alex takes over Mallory's campaign for student-body president.

Father Time

S06, E12  (First Aired: Nov. 29, 1987)
Steven's recently divorced brother (Norman Parker) asks Steven and Elyse for advice on handling his unruly daughter (Annie Oringer).

Keaton 'n' Son

S03, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 18, 1984)
Alex announces that his talents are being wasted in a part-time job at the TV station.

Fabric Smarts

S03, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 25, 1984)
Alex tries to help Mallory with her grades at school to keep her part-time job at a clothing shop.

Father Time

S06, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 6, 1987)
With the relationship between Steven's brother and niece deteriorating, the Keatons find themselves in the middle of a family feud.

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 American Family

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

Miracle in Columbus

S06, E17  (First Aired: Dec. 20, 1987)
To earn extra money, Alex takes a job as a department-store Santa.