Family Ties (1982–1989)
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Birthday Boy 

Steven must be in Washington for PBS on Alex's 18th birthday, so Elyse throws him a surprise party a few days early. On his big day, Alex fails to pass 'taking out the trash' down to one of... See full summary »

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Elyse Keaton (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
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Steven Keaton
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Mallory Keaton
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Jennifer Keaton
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Neil
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Steven must be in Washington for PBS on Alex's 18th birthday, so Elyse throws him a surprise party a few days early. On his big day, Alex fails to pass 'taking out the trash' down to one of his siblings, then declines a restaurant dinner because he wants to go to Camelot Inn in West Virginia with Neil and Doug, where the 18-year-olds can drink legally. Elyse forbids this blatantly, but the guys' taunting lures him along anyway, and just as they're pretending to be pilots about to invade Canada, Elyse arrives to drag him home. Alex is beyond furious for days, but they end up talking it through. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Family

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5 January 1984 (USA)  »

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Crispin Glover guest stars. Both he and Michael J. Fox would work together again in "Back to the Future" (1985). See more »

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In the opening scene the tape dispenser on the island in the kitchen switches between standing up and laying flat. See more »

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Buffy: I don't... knooow!
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