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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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Wrap Around the Clock

S07, E23  (First Aired: Apr. 23, 1989)
Alex goes overboard, filling Andrew's ``time capsule'' to overflowing, while the rest of the family reminisce.

Mr. Keaton Takes a Vacation

S07, E24  (First Aired: May. 7, 1989)
Nick's temporary residence in the Keaton home ruins Steven's vacation.

Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore

S07, E26  (First Aired: May. 14, 1989)
Elyse feels a sense of loss as Alex prepares to move to New York.

Pilot

S01, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 22, 1982)
Elyse and Steven (Meredith Baxter Birney, Michael Gross) are shocked when Alex (Michael J. Fox) attends a dance at a restricted country club.

Not With My Sister You Don't

S01, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 29, 1982)
Alex plays overprotective brother when Mallory goes out with the school's sports hero.

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.

I Never Killed for My Father

S01, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 3, 1982)
Steven and his father realize they may be able to iron out their long-lasting differences.

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