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Birth of a Keaton: Part 1 

The Keaton kids are utterly disgusted to have to participate every year in dad Steven's lame PBS telethon as his loving, fake-enthusiastic WKS-family, without ever having been asked, and ... See full summary »

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Elyse Keaton (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
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Alex P. Keaton
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Mallory Keaton
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Jennifer Keaton
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Gus Thompson
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Jackie Jackerman
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Bud Carlson
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The Keaton kids are utterly disgusted to have to participate every year in dad Steven's lame PBS telethon as his loving, fake-enthusiastic WKS-family, without ever having been asked, and don't hide it anymore. The parents think the asking is the problem, so Steven poses the open question- all three bail out instantly, Jennifer even without any excuse. After some prodding from adult strangers, who all enjoy Steven's colleagues' families' loyalty, even Alex ends up caving in- a good luck-card doesn't cure their guilt, so after Elyse volunteered to play guitar and sing, the trio turns up unexpectedly. However a totally unexpected Keaton has chosen this day for his early, absolute and hence more memorable debut... Written by KGF Vissers

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24 January 1985 (USA)  »

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