Family Ties: Season 4, Episode 13

The Disciple (9 Jan. 1986)

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Jennifer is tired of being outclassed by classmates, so she asks academically always excelling Alex (who won the Thomas Dewey best student achievement award three years in a row) to help ... See full summary »

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Jennifer is tired of being outclassed by classmates, so she asks academically always excelling Alex (who won the Thomas Dewey best student achievement award three years in a row) to help her prepare a social studies presentation on how a bill becomes a law. Alex accepts, provided they do it his way, all the way: after reading at Ivy league level, while he pretends in class to be a quarry worker too dumb to understand what he fetches, he attends -queing her- a brilliant show with lights, music, patriotic panache and the flawless story, complete with the printing on parchment. Afterwards both parents claim credit for the talent running in the family, and her teacher Pedroza enters Jennifer for the Deway award. Alas there Jen feels unable to go trough with the 'deceit', and gets an impossible question from lawyer Ralph Boswell, who bickers with Steven if his Timy is brighter then their toddler Andy, till Alex takes the floor, thus giving the game away for everyone. Alex is blamed by the ... Written by KGF Vissers

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