Family Ties: Season 3, Episode 16

Philadelphia Story (17 Jan. 1985)

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Alex has a cold but insists to work all night on his paper on the Declaration of Independence, after using it as an example to incite his dad Steven not to invoke inexperience to refuse ... See full summary »

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Alex has a cold but insists to work all night on his paper on the Declaration of Independence, after using it as an example to incite his dad Steven not to invoke inexperience to refuse appearing before Congress in Washington on the funding of PBS. Alex 'wakes up' in a dream as a Philadelphia stable boy, who hears with his uninterested mate 'Skipford', accidentally Thomas's neighbor-boy, Jefferson turning down John Adams' request to write the declaration, just because he would rather spend the night fluffing his wig, but Alex won't rest till he makes sure Thomas does write it, on exactly the kind of paper and in the celebrated phrasing the brilliant student knows by heart... Written by KGF Vissers

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The title is from the classic screwball comedy The Philadelphia Story (1940)starring Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart and Cary Grant. See more »

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