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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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  • Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 22 wins & 43 nominations.
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Series Cast Summary

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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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  Irwin 'Skippy' Handelman (52 episodes, 1982-1989)
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  Nick Moore (42 episodes, 1985-1989)
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  Lauren Miller (19 episodes, 1987-1989)
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  Ellen Reed (13 episodes, 1985-1987)
Robert Schanche ...
  Robert / ... (7 episodes, 1983-1989)
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  Gus Thompson (7 episodes, 1983-1989)
Terry Wills ...
  Dr. Schulte / ... (7 episodes, 1983-1989)
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  George Bellack / ... (7 episodes, 1984-1987)
Enid Kent ...
  Phyllis / ... (6 episodes, 1982-1988)
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  Carmine / ... (5 episodes, 1984-1987)
John Petlock ...
  Ted Waterman / ... (5 episodes, 1982-1986)
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  Robert Keaton (5 episodes, 1985-1987)
John Dukakis ...
  Jeff Wakefield (4 episodes, 1983-1984)
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  Barbara / ... (4 episodes, 1983-1988)
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  Mr. Wertz / ... (4 episodes, 1984-1987)
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  Oscar / ... (4 episodes, 1985-1988)
Michael David Wright ...
  Young Steven / ... (4 episodes, 1984-1988)
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  Ned Donnelly (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
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  Neil / ... (3 episodes, 1982-1986)
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  Bernice / ... (3 episodes, 1983-1988)
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  Doug / ... (3 episodes, 1984-1986)
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  Karen Nicholson (3 episodes, 1984-1986)
Denise D'Amico ...
  Customer #2 / ... (3 episodes, 1985-1989)
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  Bill Channing / ... (3 episodes, 1984-1987)
James N. Hamilton ...
  Bellhop / ... (3 episodes, 1985-1987)
Matthew Faison ...
  Dr. Skip Williamson / ... (3 episodes, 1985-1987)
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  Grover Garver / ... (3 episodes, 1983-1986)
Margaret Marx ...
  Young Elyse (3 episodes, 1986-1988)
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  Buffaloed Bill / ... (3 episodes, 1986-1988)
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  Rebecca Ryan (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
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  Marty Brodie / ... (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
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  Dr. Harrison (3 episodes, 1988)
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  Kate / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
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  Richard Grasso / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
Mary Farrell ...
  Carol Mannings / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
Richard Venture ...
  Mr. Carlyle (2 episodes, 1983)
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  Mr. Winkler (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
Brooke Alderson ...
  Suzanne Davis (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
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  Ron Davis (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
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  Bill / ... (2 episodes, 1984)
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  Rachel Miller (2 episodes, 1984)
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  Jackie Jackerman (2 episodes, 1985)
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  Tricia Armstrong (2 episodes, 1985)
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  Flaum (2 episodes, 1984-1986)

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Plot Summary

Steven and Elyse Keaton, once 1960s radicals, now find themselves in Reagan-era American trying to raise a traditional suburban family. Their three first kids are Alex (a very ambitious Young Republican), Mallory (a ditzy and boy-crazy fashionista) and Jennifer (whom we first get to know as a precocious nine-year-old tomboy). Later on, a fourth child (Andrew) was added to the Keaton family. Most of the comedy arose from the conflict between the ex-hippie parents vs the conservative Alex and the brainless beauty Mallory.

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Also Known As
  • Sacrée famille (France)
  • Sacrée génération (France)
  • Familienbande (Germany)
  • Enredos de familia (Spain)
  • Jede Menge Familie (West Germany)
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  • 30 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The cast wanted to end the show with the entire Keaton family dying in a plane crash. They absolutely didn't want to do a reunion show in the future. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in This Little Piggy Went to Hollywood (1987). See more »
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Quotes Andrew Keaton: Alex is reading me "Robin Hood," where he robs from the poor and gives to the rich.
Steven Keaton: That's not Robin Hood, that's Ronald Reagan.
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