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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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Remembrances of Things Past

S03, E23  (First Aired: Mar. 28, 1985)
Steven and his brother try to settle their differences after their father passes.

The Real Thing

S04, E05  (First Aired: Sep. 26, 1985)
Alex gets his ideal girl at college, but finds himself attracted to her roommate as well.

The Harder They Fall

S02, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 19, 1983)
Alex needs a college recommendation of an obnoxious English teacher.

This Year's Model

S02, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 26, 1983)
A modeling agency offers Elyse the opportunity to appear in a commercial, much to Mallory's disappointment.

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.

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.

Not an Affair to Remember

S02, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 2, 1983)
Steven's production assistant offers him the opportunity to become involved in an extramarital affair.

Speed Trap

S02, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 9, 1983)
Alex relies on amphetamines to stay awake to study for exams and do scholarship applications.

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