Family Ties (1982–1989)
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Say Uncle 

Uncle Ned pays the Keatons a visit. However, it becomes quickly evident to Alex that Ned has developed a drinking problem. Alex tries to convince his reluctant family of Ned's addiction before it's too late.

Director:

Will Mackenzie

Writers:

Gary David Goldberg (created by), Ruth Bennett
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Meredith Baxter ... Elyse Keaton (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Michael Gross ... Steven Keaton
Michael J. Fox ... Alex P. Keaton
Justine Bateman ... Mallory Keaton
Tina Yothers ... Jennifer Keaton
Tom Hanks ... Ned Donnelly
Ben Piazza ... Mr. Wertz
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Storyline

Uncle Ned pays the Keatons a visit. However, it becomes quickly evident to Alex that Ned has developed a drinking problem. Alex tries to convince his reluctant family of Ned's addiction before it's too late.

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Plot Keywords:

alcoholism | alcoholic | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Trivia

An alternate title considered for this episode was "Tears of a Clown," taken from the Smokey Robinson tune of the same title. See more »

Goofs

Alex asks Jennifer to play her clarinet outside. In the next wide shot, it is light outside. Jennifer then states that it's dark outside. In the next wide shot, it is suddenly dark. See more »

Quotes

Alex P. Keaton: I don't believe this, you just drank a whole bottle of vanilla extract.
Ned Donnelly: I'm sorry, did you want some?
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Connections

References The Mickey Mouse Club (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Uptown Girl
(uncredited)
Written by Billy Joel
Performed by Tom Hanks
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1984 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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