Family Ties (1982–1989)

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Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.

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 Elyse Keaton (171 episodes, 1982-1989)
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 Steven Keaton (171 episodes, 1982-1989)
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 Alex P. Keaton (171 episodes, 1982-1989)
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 Mallory Keaton (171 episodes, 1982-1989)
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 Jennifer Keaton (171 episodes, 1982-1989)
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 Andrew 'Andy' Keaton (74 episodes, 1986-1989)
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Steven and Elyse Keaton were two hippies with liberal viewpoints who had married during the 1960s. The young couple had hoped their children would adopt the same values. How wrong they were, especially in the case of oldest son Alex. "Family Ties," which was based in Columbus, Ohio, explored the relationship between Steven (a public television station manager), Elyse (an architect) and their three children, Alex, Mallory and Jennifer. Alex was an avid Reagan devotee and card-carrying Young Republicans Club member who sauntered through the house in a shirt and tie and hung a picture of William F. Buckley over his bed. But as intelligent and over-achieving as Alex was, Mallory was as underachieving and, to say the least, a slacker; she was more concerned with shopping and cute guys. Jennifer was the precocious youngster who just wanted to be a normal kid. Skippy Handleman, one of Alex's best friends, was a geeky next-door neighbor with an unrequited crush on Mallory. During the 1984-... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Enredos de familia  »

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The series was intended to be a starring vehicle for Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross. As a result, the show's initial focus was more on the parents, with the kids more as background characters. The kids, Alex in particular, quickly came to gain a more equal, and eventually greater focus as Michael J. Fox established himself as the series break out star. See more »

Quotes

[drunken Ned throws newspaper clipping in the fireplace]
Alex P. Keaton: Hey, don't do that. Here give me those.
Ned Donnelly: Leave me alone!
Alex P. Keaton: Give me those!
Ned Donnelly: [screaming] LEAVE ME ALONE!
[slaps Alex]
Steven Keaton: What the hell are you doing?
Ned Donnelly: I don't know. I don't know. I'm sorry. Sorry, Alex.
[Ned cries]
Steven Keaton: [quietly, but furious] All right, Ned. That's it. It's over. Right now, either you get some help... or you get the hell outta my house.
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Referenced in Moby Presents: Alien Sex Party (2003) See more »

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Without Us
(Theme song)
Lyrics by Jeff Barry
Music by Tom Scott
Performed by Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams
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Nice & splendid........fantastic!
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