Family Ties Episodes

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Family Ties episodes

May 14, 1989: Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore
May 14, 1989: Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore
May 07, 1989: Mr. Keaton Takes a Vacation
Apr 23, 1989: Wrap Around the Clock
Apr 23, 1989: Wrap Around the Clock
Apr 16, 1989: Rain Forests Keep Fallin' on my Head
Apr 09, 1989: They Can't Take that Away from Me
Apr 02, 1989: They Can't Take that Away from Me
Mar 19, 1989: All in the Neighborhood
Mar 12, 1989: All in the Neighborhood
Mar 05, 1989: Simon Says
Feb 26, 1989: 'Til Her Daddy Takes Her T-Bird Away
Feb 18, 1989: My Best Friend's Girl
Feb 12, 1989: The Wrecker's Ball
Feb 05, 1989: The Job Not Taken
Jan 29, 1989: Get Me to the Living Room on Time
Jan 15, 1989: Nick's Best Friend
Jan 08, 1989: Deja Vu
Jan 01, 1989: Basic Training
Dec 18, 1988: Heartstrings
Dec 11, 1988: Heartstrings
Dec 04, 1988: Heartstrings
Nov 27, 1988: Beyond Therapy
Nov 13, 1988: Truckers
Nov 06, 1988: Designing Woman
Oct 30, 1988: It Happened One Night
May 01, 1988: Father, Can You Spare a Dime?
Mar 20, 1988: Return of the Native
Mar 13, 1988: A Sign of the Times
Mar 06, 1988: The Boys Next Door
Feb 28, 1988: Spring Reminds Me
Feb 21, 1988: Quittin' Time
Feb 14, 1988: Read It and Weep
Feb 07, 1988: Read It and Weep
Jan 24, 1988: The Blues Brother
Jan 17, 1988: The Spirit of Columbus
Jan 10, 1988: The Play's the Thing
Dec 20, 1987: Miracle in Columbus
Dec 16, 1987: Anniversary Waltz
Dec 13, 1987: The American Family
Dec 13, 1987: The American Family
Dec 13, 1987: The American Family
Dec 06, 1987: Father Time
Nov 29, 1987: Father Time
Nov 22, 1987: Citizen Keaton
Nov 15, 1987: Mister Sister
Nov 08, 1987: The Way We Were
Nov 01, 1987: Invasion of the Psychologist Snatchers
Oct 25, 1987: Walking on Air
Oct 18, 1987: Super Mom
Oct 04, 1987: Dream Date
Sep 27, 1987: The Other Woman
Sep 20, 1987: Dear Mallory
Sep 13, 1987: Last of the Red Hot Psychologists
Sep 13, 1987: Last of the Red Hot Psychologists
Sep 13, 1987: Last of the Red Hot Psychologists
Aug 13, 1987: It's My Party
Aug 06, 1987: It's My Party
Jul 23, 1987: Matchmaker
May 07, 1987: The Visit
Apr 30, 1987: Love Me Do
Mar 26, 1987: The Freshman and the Senior
Mar 20, 1987: 'D' Is for Date
Mar 12, 1987: 'A' My Name Is Alex
Mar 12, 1987: 'A' My Name Is Alex
Mar 12, 1987: 'A' My Name Is Alex
Mar 05, 1987: Keaton vs. Keaton
Feb 26, 1987: Band on the Run
Feb 19, 1987: Battle of the Sexes
Feb 19, 1987: Battle of the Sexes
Feb 19, 1987: Battle of the Sexes
Feb 12, 1987: A Tale of Two Cities
Feb 05, 1987: A Tale of Two Cities
Jan 29, 1987: Architect's Apprentice
Jan 22, 1987: Higher Love
Jan 15, 1987: O Brother
Jan 08, 1987: O Brother
Dec 18, 1986: My Mother, My Friend
Dec 11, 1986: Paper Lion
Dec 04, 1986: High School Confidential
Nov 20, 1986: My Brother's Keeper
Nov 17, 1986: The Big Fix
Nov 13, 1986: Mrs. Wrong
Nov 06, 1986: Mrs. Wrong
Oct 30, 1986: Beauty and the Bank
Oct 16, 1986: My Back Pages
Oct 02, 1986: Starting Over
Sep 25, 1986: Be True to Your Preschool
May 08, 1986: Paper Chase
May 01, 1986: Once in Love with Elyse
Mar 06, 1986: My Buddy
Mar 02, 1986: Teacher's Pet
Feb 20, 1986: Art Lover
Feb 13, 1986: A Word to the Wise
Feb 13, 1986: A Word to the Wise
Feb 13, 1986: A Word to the Wise
Feb 06, 1986: Engine Trouble
Jan 30, 1986: Checkmate
Jan 23, 1986: Fools for Love
Jan 16, 1986: Where's Poppa?
Jan 09, 1986: The Disciple
Jan 02, 1986: Nothing but a Man
Dec 19, 1985: You've Got a Friend
Dec 12, 1985: How Do You Sleep?
Dec 05, 1985: Just One Look
Nov 21, 1985: Mr. Right
Nov 14, 1985: My Tutor
Nov 07, 1985: The Old College Try
Oct 31, 1985: Don't Go Changin'
Oct 24, 1985: Designated Hitter
Oct 17, 1985: Mr. Wrong
Oct 03, 1985: The Real Thing
Sep 26, 1985: The Real Thing
Sep 23, 1985: Family Ties Vacation
Sep 23, 1985: Family Ties Vacation
Sep 23, 1985: Family Ties Vacation
Sep 23, 1985: Family Ties Vacation
Mar 28, 1985: Remembrance of Things Past
Mar 28, 1985: Remembrance of Things Past
Mar 28, 1985: Remembrance of Things Past
Mar 07, 1985: Cold Storage
Feb 21, 1985: Bringing Up Baby
Feb 14, 1985: Don't Know Much About History
Feb 07, 1985: Cry Baby
Jan 31, 1985: Birth of a Keaton
Jan 24, 1985: Birth of a Keaton
Jan 17, 1985: Philadelphia Story
Jan 10, 1985: Auntie Up
Jan 03, 1985: Oh Donna
Dec 13, 1984: Karen II, Alex 0
Dec 06, 1984: Help Wanted
Nov 29, 1984: Don't Kiss Me, I'm Only the Messenger
Nov 22, 1984: Lost Weekend
Nov 15, 1984: Best Man
Nov 08, 1984: 4 Rms Ocn Vu
Nov 01, 1984: Hotline Fever
Oct 25, 1984: Fabric Smarts
Oct 18, 1984: Keaton and Son
Oct 11, 1984: Love Thy Neighbor
Oct 04, 1984: Little Man on Campus
Sep 27, 1984: Here We Go Again
Sep 20, 1984: Gambler
May 10, 1984: Working at It
May 03, 1984: Diary of a Young Girl
Mar 15, 1984: Graduate
Mar 08, 1984: Baby Boy Doe
Feb 23, 1984: Lady Sings the Blues
Feb 16, 1984: Double Date
Feb 09, 1984: Ready or Not
Feb 02, 1984: Ladies Man
Jan 26, 1984: Say Uncle
Jan 19, 1984: 'M' Is for the Many Things
Jan 12, 1984: Go Tigers
Jan 05, 1984: Birthday Boy
Dec 21, 1983: To Snatch a Keith
Dec 14, 1983: A Keaton Christmas Carol
Nov 30, 1983: Batter Up
Nov 16, 1983: Sweet Lorraine
Nov 09, 1983: Speed Trap
Nov 02, 1983: Not an Affair to Remember
Oct 26, 1983: This Year's Model
Oct 19, 1983: The Harder They Fall
Oct 12, 1983: Homecoming
Sep 28, 1983: Tender Is the Knight
Apr 11, 1983: Elyse D'Arc
Apr 04, 1983: Stage Fright
Mar 28, 1983: Fifth Wheel
Mar 16, 1983: Suzanne Takes You Down
Feb 23, 1983: I Gotta Be Ming
Feb 16, 1983: French Lessons
Feb 09, 1983: Margin of Error
Jan 26, 1983: The Fugitive
Jan 19, 1983: The Fugitive
Jan 12, 1983: Sherry Baby
Dec 22, 1982: Oops
Dec 15, 1982: Christmas Story
Dec 08, 1982: Have Gun, Will Unravel
Dec 01, 1982: Death of a Grocer
Nov 24, 1982: No Nukes Is Good Nukes
Nov 17, 1982: Big Brother Is Watching
Nov 10, 1982: Give Your Uncle Arthur a Kiss
Nov 03, 1982: I Never Killed for My Father
Oct 27, 1982: Summer of '82
Oct 06, 1982: I Know Jennifer's Boyfriend
Sep 29, 1982: Not with My Sister You Don't
Sep 22, 1982: Pilot Episode
Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Birth of a Keaton
A Tale of Two Cities
Wrap Around the Clock
Heartstrings
The Fugitive

Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore Season 7, Episode 26

Conclusion. Elyse, still fuming about Alex's cavalier attitude, spends the evening alone at home while the others go out. Skippy: Marc Price. Nick: Scott Valentine. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore Season 7, Episode 25

Alex lands a cushy job with a Wall Street investment-banking firm, but Elyse wants to keep him home. Part 1 of two. Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter Birney. Steven: Michael Gross. Mallory: Justine Bateman. read more

Mr. Keaton Takes a Vacation Season 7, Episode 24

Nick gets underfoot while staying with the Keatons, which puts added strain on his relationship with Steven. Nick: Scott Valentine. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Wrap Around the Clock Season 7, Episode 23

Conclusion. Alex's old report cards are among the memorabilia gathered for Andrew's time-capsule project. Michael J. Fox. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Nick: Scott Valentine. Skippy: Marc Price. read more

Wrap Around the Clock Season 7, Episode 22

Part 1 of two. While helping Andrew build a time capsule, the Keatons reminisce over family mementos. The episode features clips from the series' seven-year run. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Rain Forests Keep Fallin' on my Head Season 7, Episode 21

Jennifer is alarmed when her ecology class covers rain forests, the greenhouse effect and the possibility of global disaster. Hilgenburg: Barry Heins. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

They Can't Take that Away from Me Season 7, Episode 20

Conclusion. Alex consults the classics when he feels pressured to decide between Lauren and Marty (Courteney Cox, Jane Adams). Shakespeare/Sartre/Freud/Steven: Michael Gross. Cecelia: Marianne Muellerleile. read more

They Can't Take that Away from Me Season 7, Episode 19

While Lauren's away, a charming and talented music major strikes a romantic chord in Alex. Part 1 of two. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Lauren: Courteney Cox. Andrew: Brian Bonsall. read more

All in the Neighborhood Season 7, Episode 18

Conclusion. The Keatons' efforts to move their black friends into the neighborhood backfire, and the new owners' house is vandalized. Gus: John Hancock. Maya: Rosalind Cash. Michael: Keith Amos. Phil: Mark Taylor. read more

All in the Neighborhood Season 7, Episode 17

The Keatons learn their neighborhood isn't as progressive as they thought when Steven's black co-worker looks to buy a house across the street. Part 1 of two. Gus: John Hancock. Maya: Rosalind Cash. Michael: Keith Amos. Glen: Kevin Dunn. Christine: Jane Daly. read more

Simon Says Season 7, Episode 16

Jennifer is fed up with a lovesick schoolmate who drools over her; Alex tries to dodge a neighbor (Jaclyn Bernstein) who's smothering him with affection. Parker: Stephen Lee. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. read more

'Til Her Daddy Takes Her T-Bird Away Season 7, Episode 15

Mallory's hopes of buying a car are dashed when Steven reneges on cosigning her loan, indicating his refusal to accept her as an adult. Joe: Dan Hedaya. Steven: Michael Gross. Mallory: Justine Bateman. read more

My Best Friend's Girl Season 7, Episode 14

Skippy becomes charming and witty---and smitten---in a counseling session with Lauren, who uses a psychological profile to match him with a date. Pippi: Karyn O'Bryan. Darlene: Maura Tierney. Skippy: Marc Price. read more

The Wrecker's Ball Season 7, Episode 13

Elyse's first project is threatened with the wrecker's ball; and Mallory takes up acupressure massage. Willis: Gary Grubbs. McPhee: Vic Polizos. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Mallory: Justine Bateman. read more

The Job Not Taken Season 7, Episode 12

Alex's instinct impresses a top investment broker, but that instinct is tested when the friend who got him the interview is fired. Paul: Billy Morrissette. Foster: Christine Jansen. Neil: David Bowe. Daniels: Ethel Ayler. read more

Get Me to the Living Room on Time Season 7, Episode 11

The Keatons get caught up in the lives of two senior citizens at a retirement center. Joseph: Douglas Seale. Eva: Marie Denn. David: Jeff Perry. Sam: Joshua Shelley. Steven: Michael Gross. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Nick's Best Friend Season 7, Episode 10

Nick's dog is hit by a car, forcing him to make an on-the-spot decision. Scott Valentine. Dr. Austin: Tom Isbell. Woman: Carol Mansell. Human Pretzel: Colleen Linnehan. read more

Deja Vu Season 7, Episode 9

Mallory fears history will repeat itself when Jennifer dates the brother of a boy who broke Mallory's heart. Josh: Byron Thames. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. Nick: Scott Valentine. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Basic Training Season 7, Episode 8

Career Day inspires Skippy to join the Army, but the recruiting officer seems more interested in Alex's qualifications. Sgt. Davis: J.J. Jones. Rose: Lois de Banzie. Harry: Raleigh Bond. Skippy: Marc Price. read more

Heartstrings Season 7, Episode 7

Conclusion. The Keatons share happy memories as they await news of Steven's condition. Dr. Harrison: Philip Baker Hall. Ginny: Liz Sheridan. Skippy: Marc Price. Young Alex: Tim Eyster. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Heartstrings Season 7, Episode 6

As Steven undergoes heart surgery, Elyse confides her deepest concerns to Alex. Part 2 of three. Young Steven: Michael David Wright. Young Elyse: Margaret Marx. Mrs. Hobart: Christina Pickles. read more

Heartstrings Season 7, Episode 5

Steven suffers a heart attack, leaving Alex to ponder his own mortality. Part 1 of three. Michael J. Fox. Mrs. Hobart: Christina Pickles. Meyers: Richard Kuss. Dr. Harrison: Philip Baker Hall. read more

Beyond Therapy Season 7, Episode 4

Group therapy may be the way to resolve Alex and Lauren's personal problems. Dr. Davidson: Diana Bellamy. Bobby: Stephen Baldwin. Janie: Kathleen Dennehy. Tom: Don Amendolia. Vera: Helen Page Camp. read more

Truckers Season 7, Episode 3

A new toy truck prompts Andrew to dump his plans for becoming a banker and to look instead at driving a rig. Andrew: Brian Bonsall. Rocco: Kaylan Romero. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Designing Woman Season 7, Episode 2

Mallory's reluctant to speak up when another designer steals her ideas for a new line of clothing. Justine Bateman. David: Barry Jenner. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

It Happened One Night Season 7, Episode 1

The three older Keaton kids set out to join the family camping trip with a map of ancient Greece as their only guide. Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman, Meredith Baxter Birney, Michael Gross. read more

Father, Can You Spare a Dime? Season 6, Episode 28

Nick turns to his estranged father after the bank turns down Nick's request for a loan to open a children's art school. Scott Valentine, Justine Bateman. Erica: Jena Vallee. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Return of the Native Season 6, Episode 27

The family's cousin June stops by to tell them about her trip to Europe---but instead reminisces about past visits with the Keatons. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. Steven: Michael Gross. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

A Sign of the Times Season 6, Episode 26

Andrew refuses to speak in a show of empathy for a hearing-impaired classmate being teased by other preschoolers. Miss Metcalf: Terri Hanauer. Mrs. Richards: Susan Kohler. Andrew: Brian Bonsall. read more

The Boys Next Door Season 6, Episode 25

A high-school reunion reunites Elyse with the guy least likely to succeed (Robert Klein)---who's now a millionaire. Meredith Baxter Birney, Michael Gross. Norma: Belita Moreno. Bob: Kevin Dunn. Beth: Gwen Banta. read more

Spring Reminds Me Season 6, Episode 24

A former neighbor begins to confuse Mallory for the daughter she recently lost. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Quittin' Time Season 6, Episode 23

Alex regrets encouraging Lauren to quit work on her thesis: she ends up watching soap operas and clipping recipes. Michael J. Fox, Courteney Cox, Meredith Baxter Birney. Andrew: Brian Bonsall. Judi: Amy Benedict. read more

Read It and Weep Season 6, Episode 22

Conclusion. Jennifer is suspended for reading a banned book and becomes a symbol for the fight against censorship. Flaherty: Christian Clemenson. Susan: Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Hewitt: Bibi Besch. read more

Read It and Weep Season 6, Episode 21

Jennifer brings home news that her school has banned the subject of her book report: "Huckleberry Finn." Part 1 of two. Flaherty: Christian Clemenson. Hewitt: Bibi Besch. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

The Blues Brother Season 6, Episode 20

A legendary guitarist (bluesman Brownie McGhee) agrees to be on Alex's radio show but refuses to perform on campus. Michael J. Fox. Webster: Richard Brestoff. Lauren: Courteney Cox. read more

The Spirit of Columbus Season 6, Episode 19

Alex discovers the profit margin in mass-marketing Nick's sculptures, and ends up pushing Nick to his artistic limits. Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman, Michael Gross. Barbara: Bunny Summers. read more

The Play's the Thing Season 6, Episode 18

While directing his college play, Steven can't stand to see the male lead in romantic scenes with the heroine---Elyse. Jeff: Rod McCary. Steven: Michael Gross. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Oscar: David Wohl. read more

Miracle in Columbus Season 6, Episode 17

Working as a department-store Santa, Alex encounters the real Santa, who promises him that his good deeds won't go unrewarded. Michael J. Fox, Tina Yothers. Michelle: Ellen Hamilton Latzen. Beth: Lee Gorlington. Ray: Josh Clark. read more

Anniversary Waltz Season 6, Episode 16

Steven and Elyse's bickering during the planning of their anniversary party could put a stop to the celebration. Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter Birney, Michael J. Fox. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. read more

The American Family Season 6, Episode 15

Conclusion. As the Keatons recall their lives, Lauren realizes that they're anything but the typical American family. Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman. Skippy: Marc Price. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. read more

The American Family Season 6, Episode 14

The Keatons recall memorable moments when Lauren interviews them for a study of the typical American family. Part 1 of two. Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman. Andrew: Brian Bonsall. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

The American Family

Lauren uses the Keatons as her study group for a paper on the American family, but realizes they are anything but typical as flashbacks recall memorable moments. Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Father Time Season 6, Episode 13

Conclusion. Strained relations between Uncle Rob and Marilyn reach the breaking point after she spends the night with a stranger. Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman. read more

Father Time Season 6, Episode 12

A visit from Uncle Rob and the Keaton cousins reveals problems between Rob and his teenage daughter, who won't forgive him for having had an affair. Part 1 of two. Jonathan: Blake Soper. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Steven: Michael Gross. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. read more

Citizen Keaton Season 6, Episode 11

Mallory's decision to run for student-body president brings surprise support from Alex (Michael J. Fox). Mallory: Justine Bateman. Amy: Sonia Curtis. Skippy: Marc Price. Nick: Scott Valentine. Lauren: Courteney Cox. read more

Mister Sister Season 6, Episode 10

Mallory regrets getting Nick a janitor's job at her sorority house, where he's made an honorary member and a candidate for Snow Queen. Dana: Tracy Camilla Johns. Cindy: Laura Leigh Hughes. Karen: Kim Gillingham. read more

The Way We Were Season 6, Episode 9

The Keatons are visited by Elyse's aunt, an exuberant storyteller whose memory seems to be getting foggy. Meredith Baxter Birney, Michael Gross. Dr. Williamson: Matthew Faison. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Invasion of the Psychologist Snatchers Season 6, Episode 8

Alex's insecurity surfaces when Lauren receives a dinner invitation from her ex, a Wall Street banker. Eric: Campbell Scott. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Walking on Air Season 6, Episode 7

Mallory's first journalistic endeavor at Steven's TV station results in disaster. Justine Bateman, Michael Gross. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Super Mom Season 6, Episode 6

As a busy working wife and mother, Elyse fears that she may have to quit her job and become a full-time housewife. Michael Gross, Brian Bonsall. Norback: Sandy Ward. Jerry: Jay Thomas. read more

Dream Date Season 6, Episode 5

Jennifer's new suitor is a nerd bearing gifts, but he's her only ticket to the sophomore dance. Tina Yothers, Meredith Baxter Birney. Roger: Tony Crane. Nancy: Lilly Moon. Brad: Brad Kesten. read more

The Other Woman Season 6, Episode 4

Andrew is threatened by Alex's involvement with Lauren, who explains the boy's jealousy to Alex (Michael J. Fox). Nick: Scott Valentine. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Dear Mallory Season 6, Episode 3

As a local paper's new advice columnist, Mallory gets in over her head trying to solve every problem under the sun. Andrea: Jane Adams. Buffaloed Bill: Raymond Singer. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Last of the Red Hot Psychologists Season 6, Episode 2

Conclusion. Alex impulsively kisses Lauren during a research session and then can't get her off his mind. Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter Birney. Steven: Michael Gross. Mallory: Justine Bateman. read more

Last of the Red Hot Psychologists Season 6, Episode 1

Romance is forecast for Alex when a psychology major hires him for her study of overachievers. Part 1 of two. Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter Birney. Steven: Michael Gross. Mallory: Justine Bateman. read more

Last of the Red Hot Psychologists

Psychology major Lauren Miller uses Alex as a subject in her study of overachievers. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Steven: Michael Gross. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. read more

It's My Party Season 5, Episode 30

Conclusion. Jennifer's new-found popularity has the Keaton household worried: she's cutting classes, speaking strangely and partying constantly. Tina Yothers, Justine Bateman, Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross. read more

It's My Party Season 5, Episode 29

Eager to be popular, Jennifer decides to have a party---and invites only those from the "in" crowd at school. Part 1 of two. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Chrissy: Amy Lynne. read more

Matchmaker Season 5, Episode 28

After watching Mallory suffer through a string of disastrous dates, Alex is convinced that he---and his computer---can find her the perfect boyfriend. Roger: Bill Allen. Mallory: Justine Bateman. read more

The Visit Season 5, Episode 27

Elyse's beloved sister pays a visit with her obnoxious children and boisterous husband (Stuart Pankin). Marv Jr.: Jeffrey B. Cohen. Michele: Karen Landry. Monica: Dana Andersen. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Love Me Do Season 5, Episode 26

Skippy succeeds in romancing Mallory's friend Amy, but the prospect of a night alone with her has him scared. Marc Price, Justine Bateman. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

The Freshman and the Senior Season 5, Episode 25

Mallory's partner on a class project is 66 years old---a fact that disturbs Mallory more than she admits. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Skippy: Marc Price. Steven: Michael Gross. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

'D' Is for Date Season 5, Episode 24

Jennifer's drive for good grades takes a back seat to her drive for popularity after she begins dating an athlete (Wil Wheaton) she's trying to impress by acting dumb. Tina Yothers. Ryder: Ken Lerner. Nick: Scott Valentine. read more

'A' My Name Is Alex Season 5, Episode 23

The episode concludes in a therapist's office, where Alex struggles to understand his friend's death---and the nature of reality, guilt and insecurity. Greg: Brian McNamara. Steven: Michael Gross. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. Mallory: Justine Bateman. read more

'A' My Name Is Alex Season 5, Episode 22

The death of a friend in an auto accident leaves Alex feeling guilty---it could easily have been him. Part 1 of two. Brother Timothy: Richard McGonagle. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Steven: Michael Gross. Skippy: Marc Price. read more

'A' My Name Is Alex

The death of a friend in a car accident leaves Alex feeling guilty---it could have been him. His subsequent inability to sleep or eat and his repeated "visions" land him in therapy. Michael J. Fox. Brother Timothy: Richard McGonagle. read more

Keaton vs. Keaton Season 5, Episode 21

Alex and Mallory (Justine Bateman) become rivals when Steven's station offers a scholarship to employees' kids. Wertz: Ben Piazza. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Band on the Run Season 5, Episode 20

Jennifer's band is a hit during an audition for a Leland dance, but its popularity plunges when Alex becomes manager. Michael J. Fox, Tina Yothers. Brooke: Yael Nucci. Ashley: Rainbow Phoenix. Kitten: Christina Applegate. read more

Battle of the Sexes Season 5, Episode 19

Conclusion. In flashbacks, the family recalls past squabbles that were worked out in the spirit of togetherness that prevails in the Keaton home. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Andrew: Brian Bonsall. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Battle of the Sexes Season 5, Episode 18

Sexist attitudes shared by Alex and Steven seem to be rubbing off on Andrew, prompting recollections of past male-female disputes in the Keaton household. Part 1 of two. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Steven: Michael Gross. Mallory: Justine Bateman. read more

Battle of the Sexes

The sexist attitude among the Keaton males prompts recollections of past male-female struggles in the household. Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter Birney, Tina Yothers, Brian Bonsall. read more

A Tale of Two Cities Season 5, Episode 17

Conclusion. Rebecca gets drunk at a cocktail party and insults the bank director. Okun: Reid Shelton. George: Alan Blumenfeld. Steven: Michael Gross. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Tammy: Jonna Lee. read more

A Tale of Two Cities Season 5, Episode 16

While at a banking convention, Alex has to share a room with his boss after his reservation disappears. Part 1 of two. Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. George: Alan Blumenfeld. read more

Architect's Apprentice Season 5, Episode 15

The Keatons (Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter Birney) interview Nick for an art contest and learn he shares some of their viewpoints. Nick: Scott Valentine. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Wertz: Ben Piazza. read more

Higher Love Season 5, Episode 14

Nick may lose out when college alters Mallory's views on men---particularly a sophisticated fellow in her poetry group. Justine Bateman. Colin: Jonathan Emerson. Skippy: Marc Price. Joyce: Penelope Miller. read more

O Brother Season 5, Episode 13

Conclusion. Steven feels like he's lost a brother when he tries to help Rob through a midlife crisis. Maureen: Julie Cobb. Kathy: Wendel Meldrum. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

O Brother Season 5, Episode 12

Steven's visiting brother announces that he's left his wife and is dating a woman he met on the plane. Part 1 of two. Michael Gross. Kathy: Wendel Meldrum. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

My Mother, My Friend Season 5, Episode 11

Mallory is crushed when her best friend and Elyse hit it off and leave Mallory out in the cold. Allison: Robin Morse. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Becky: Allyson Rice. Simone: Marietta DePrima. read more

Paper Lion Season 5, Episode 10

Alex's professor feels threatened by a new breed of teachers and wants to submit a fraudulent paper to keep his job. Michael J. Fox. Marshall: Lisa Sloan. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Andrew: Brian Bonsall. read more

High School Confidential Season 5, Episode 9

Nick needs a diploma to qualify for a job at the YMCA, but he may need a miracle to pass---Mallory has offered to help. Justine Bateman, Michael J. Fox. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

My Brother's Keeper Season 5, Episode 8

Alex gets Skippy into a popular frat, unaware that the brothers want to make him a "big stooge" on campus. Brian: Tom Breznahan. Dave: Christopher Bradley. Eric: George Newbern. read more

The Big Fix Season 5, Episode 7

Elyse is obsessed with finding the perfect woman for a co-worker, despite Steven's suggestion not to meddle. Terry: Tony Carreiro. Liz: Terry Farrell. Steven: Michael Gross. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Mrs. Wrong Season 5, Episode 6

Conclusion. When Steven and Elyse learn of Mallory's plan to elope with Nick, they wonder where they went wrong. Mallory: Justine Bateman. J.P.: John Ingle. Mike: Larry Cox. Erin: Alexandra Powers. read more

Mrs. Wrong Season 5, Episode 5

When Mallory announces her engagement to Nick, her family is taken by surprise. Part 1 of two. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Steven: Michael Gross. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Beauty and the Bank Season 5, Episode 4

Alex is sure to insult his female boss at the bank with his first report---which includes recipes and carpet swatches. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Heaney: John Petlock. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

My Back Pages Season 5, Episode 3

Steven and a college chum resume publication of their '60s radical newspaper, the Scavenger. Cameron: Raymond Singer. Monica: Janice Lynde. Wardell: Walter Olkewicz. read more

Starting Over Season 5, Episode 2

Alex is down in the dumps after Ellen goes to Paris on a dance scholarship, but soon he's looking for a replacement. Sharon: Haviland Morris. Flaum: Michael Zorek. Neil: John Putch. Carmine: Robert Costanzo. read more

Be True to Your Preschool Season 5, Episode 1

Alex takes Andrew out of preschool when he learns that the classroom teaches noncompetitive values. Mrs. Kluger: Jennifer Salt. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Paper Chase Season 4, Episode 24

It's graduation time at Harding High, but Mallory may not be graduating: she's flunking history. Mrs. Hillman: Gracie Harrison. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Nick: Scott Valentine. read more

Once in Love with Elyse Season 4, Episode 23

Elyse's young colleague admits he's fallen in love with her---but he's wracked with guilt about his feelings. Meredith Baxter Birney, Michael Gross. Raymond: Matthew Faison. Ed: John Petlock. read more

My Buddy Season 4, Episode 22

Steven feels that he and Jennifer have grown apart, so he tries to bridge the gap by attending her girls' club tea. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. Chuck: Dion Rottman. Eve: Miriam Flynn. Jill: Laura Jacoby. read more

Teacher's Pet Season 4, Episode 21

Professor Alex belittles student Ellen and gives her a bad grade, so she decides to get even. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Professor Spanos: Macon McCalman. Albert: Mark Moses. Mallory: Justine Bateman. read more

Art Lover Season 4, Episode 20

Mallory's jealous after an elegant art patron takes an interest in Nick's junk sculpture---and in Nick (Scott Valentine). Justine Bateman, Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

A Word to the Wise Season 4, Episode 19

Conclusion. Clips from past episodes are featured as the Keatons each chime in with their favorite story about Alex's life. Michael J. Fox, Tracy Pollan. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

A Word to the Wise Season 4, Episode 18

The Keatons decide to give Ellen a rundown of Alex's life before she met him. Part 1 of two. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. Mallory: Justine Bateman. read more

A Word to the Wise

Ellen gets a rundown of Alex's life before she met him, and clips from past episodes are featured as the Keatons each chime in with their own favorite story. Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter Birney, Tina Yothers. read more

Engine Trouble Season 4, Episode 17

Alex refuses to admit that Elyse is a far better student than he is in an auto-mechanics class. Sam: Robert Costanzo. Nick: Scott Valentine. Clete: Brett Harrelson. Skippy: Marc Price. read more

Checkmate Season 4, Episode 16

Pitted against a top Soviet chess player, Alex prepares to win at all costs---until he figures out his opponent's strategy. Ivan: Albert Macklin. Eric: George Pentecost. Mildred: Elsa Raven. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Fools for Love Season 4, Episode 15

Skippy's unrequited love for Mallory gets him into a fight at the dance, which jolts him out of his fantasy world. Marc Price, Justine Bateman. Nick: Scott Valentine. Sylvia: Suzanne Lederer. read more

Where's Poppa? Season 4, Episode 14

It's parents' weekend at Leland College and Ellen won't invite her father, so Alex extends an invitation behind Ellen's back. Franklin Reed: Ronny Cox. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

The Disciple Season 4, Episode 13

Jennifer gets more than she bargained for when she asks for Alex's help on a social-studies project. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Mrs. Pedroza: Belita Moreno. Ralph: David Wohl. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Nothing but a Man Season 4, Episode 12

A big promotion at work leaves Steven little time for his family or for the celebratory dinner Elyse planned in his honor. Gus: John Hancock. Rhodes: George Coe. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

You've Got a Friend Season 4, Episode 11

Mallory befriends a young girl she caught shoplifting after learning that the girl lives at a home for abused children. Jessie: Martha Plimpton. Nick: Scott Valentine. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

How Do You Sleep? Season 4, Episode 10

Something's up in the Keaton household: it's Alex, who hasn't been able to sleep for a week. Skippy: Marc Price. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Steven: Michael Gross. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. read more

Just One Look Season 4, Episode 9

Steven flies into a rage when he learns about the "fling" Elyse once had with an old friend who's visiting the Keatons. Richard: Robert Desiderio. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Mr. Right Season 4, Episode 8

Thanks to Alex's coaching, there's a "new" Nick, who impresses Steven and Elyse---but doesn't do a thing for Mallory (Justine Bateman). Alex: Michael J. Fox. Gleason: Alan Blumenfeld. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

My Tutor Season 4, Episode 7

Alex is obsessed with raising his geometry grade and his 13-year-old whiz-kid tutor is obsessed with Jennifer (Tina Yothers). Alex: Michael J. Fox. Jenkins: Peter Hobbs. Ellen: Tracy Pollan. read more

The Old College Try Season 4, Episode 6

Mallory announces that she's not going to college after Elyse arranges an interview with an admissions counselor. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Ms. Wilder: Molly Cheek. Nick: Scott Valentine. read more

Don't Go Changin' Season 4, Episode 5

Alex is "the kind of guy who likes to be put up on a pedestal," but Ellen's not the kind of girl who'll put him there. Ellen: Tracy Pollan. David: John Scott Clough. Ms. Henley: Jesse Welles. read more

Designated Hitter Season 4, Episode 4

Jennifer gets into a fight defending her boy friend; Alex is dealt a blow when Mallory outscores him on an IQ test. Adam: Noah Hathaway. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Rick: Danny Nucci. read more

Mr. Wrong Season 4, Episode 3

The Keatons are at war over Mallory's boyfriend, a Rambo-type character whose talents only Mallory appreciates. Justine Bateman, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter Birney, Michael J. Fox. read more

The Real Thing Season 4, Episode 2

Conclusion. Alex is in love---problem is, she's all set to marry someone else. Ellen: Tracy Pollan. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Tricia: Suzanne Snyder. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. read more

The Real Thing Season 4, Episode 1

Alex selects a steady girlfriend from the freshman directory---but it's her roommate who lights Alex's fire. Part 1 of two. Ellen: Tracy Pollan. Tricia: Suzanne Snyder. Mallory: Justine Bateman. read more

Family Ties Vacation

The Keatons bask in the sights and sounds of London while Alex finds it rough going at Oxford. Part 2 of four. Lord Cureton: John Moulder-Brown. Gwynne: Derek Nimmo. Weiss: Charles McKeown. read more

Family Ties Vacation

Conclusion. Alex and Mallory (Justine Bateman) are spirited away to the House of Lords. Lord Cureton: John Moulder-Brown. Steven: Michael Gross. Gwynne: Derek Nimmo. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. read more

Family Ties Vacation

Romance springs up between Mallory and William (John Moulder-Brown). Part 3 of four. Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. Weiss: Charles McKeown. Gwynne: Derek Nimmo. read more

Family Ties Vacation

When Alex wins a scholarship to Oxford, the Keatons travel to England for vacation. Part 1 of four. Lord Cureton: John Moulder-Brown. Weiss: Charles McKeown. Mallory: Justine Bateman. read more

Remembrance of Things Past Season 3, Episode 23

Conclusion. Steven and his brother (Norman Parker) lock horns over the sale of their mother's house, sparking memories of their childhood disputes. May: Anne Seymour. Young Steven: Adam Carl. read more

Remembrance of Things Past Season 3, Episode 22

After his father's death, Steven returns to his home town to help his mother move out of the house---a place that easily inspires memories. Part 1 of two. May: Anne Seymour. Robert: Norman Parker. read more

Remembrance of Things Past

After his father's death, Steven returns to his home town to help his mother move out of the house---a place that easily inspires memories. May: Anne Seymour. Robert: Norman Parker. Young Steven: Adam Carl. Young Jake: Michael Alldredge. read more

Cold Storage Season 3, Episode 21

Skippy becomes Mallory's welcome companion when the two get locked in the basement while the Keatons are away. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Leonard: Jack Blessing. read more

Bringing Up Baby Season 3, Episode 20

Job pressures, demanding teenagers and a crying newborn interrupt Steven and Elyse's plans to spend time together. Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Don't Know Much About History Season 3, Episode 19

Alex and James (Jeffrey Joseph) start a tutoring service and fall for the same client (Nancy Everhard). Axelrod: David Wohl. William: Wyatt Knight. read more

Cry Baby Season 3, Episode 18

The whole family's going gaga over the new baby---except for Jennifer, who's resorting to infantile behavior. Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Birth of a Keaton Season 3, Episode 17

Conclusion. Steven, the plumber and Skippy brave a blizzard to reach the hospital, but Elyse is still back at the station in the final stages of labor. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Bud: Ron Karabatsos. read more

Birth of a Keaton Season 3, Episode 16

An expectant Elyse can't wait to perform in the pledge-week entertainment at Steven's station. First of two parts. Steven: Michael Gross. Bud: Ron Karabatsos. read more

Philadelphia Story Season 3, Episode 15

Alex falls asleep writing an American-history paper---and wakes up in Philadelphia on July 3, 1776. Skippy: Marc Price. Steven/Jefferson: Michael Gross. read more

Auntie Up Season 3, Episode 14

The death of her favorite aunt leaves Mallory in need of consolation, but her family's too caught up in a garage sale to notice. Aunt Trudy: Edith Atwater. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. read more

Oh Donna Season 3, Episode 13

Alex gets wrapped up in the joy of fatherhood when he meets an unwed mother at a Lamaze class held at the Keatons'. Donna: Isabelle Walker. Steven: Michael Gross. Carol: Mary Farrell. read more

Karen II, Alex 0 Season 3, Episode 12

Alex wants to attend a fraternity rush party with the perfect date, but when she cancels, he asks the housekeeper (Geena Davis). McCall: Robert Pine. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Help Wanted Season 3, Episode 11

Alex hires a housekeeper with no experience---and whose chief qualification is meeting his special criteria. Karen: Geena Davis. Max: Robert Costanzo. read more

Don't Kiss Me, I'm Only the Messenger Season 3, Episode 10

Lacking the nerve to ask a girl out, Skippy has Alex do it for him---but the girl falls for Alex instead. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Jane: Michelle Meyrink. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. read more

Lost Weekend Season 3, Episode 9

Steven and Elyse realize that the kids would rather be anywhere than with a parent for a weekend. Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter Birney, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman. read more

Best Man Season 3, Episode 8

Alex has trouble believing that Doug would rather spend time with his new girlfriend than with him. Michael J. Fox. Eleanor: Lily Mariye. Flaum: Michael Zorek. read more

4 Rms Ocn Vu Season 3, Episode 7

While Steven and Elyse are away, Alex rents out a room in the house to pay for the auto damage Mallory caused. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Skippy: Marc Price. read more

Hotline Fever Season 3, Episode 6

To earn college credit, Alex takes a job at a hotline counseling center, where his first call comes from a suicidal student. James: Jeffrey Joseph. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Fabric Smarts Season 3, Episode 5

Alex agrees to help Mallory maintain her grades, which have begun to slip since she got an after-school job at a boutique. Mrs. Willis: Doris Belack. read more

Keaton and Son Season 3, Episode 4

After making a commitment to work with Steven, Alex begins working at the TV station, then considers leaving when a bank job opens up. Steven: Michael Gross. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Love Thy Neighbor Season 3, Episode 3

Jennifer wonders why she's being ignored by her friend Scott, who would rather take Mallory to dinner than go to a ball game with Jennifer. Mallory: Justine Bateman. read more

Little Man on Campus Season 3, Episode 2

Alex is stunned when he receives a low mark in a political-science course. Bronski: Michael McGuire. Doug: Timothy Busfield. Mallory: Justine Bateman. read more

Here We Go Again Season 3, Episode 1

When Steven and the Keaton youngsters return from a camping trip, Elyse is bursting with news that she's pregnant. Steven: Michael Gross. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. read more

Gambler Season 2, Episode 24

Elyse gets caught up in the thrill of getting rich quick and succumbs to the gambling tables in Atlantic City. Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Tina Yothers. read more

Working at It Season 2, Episode 22

Reentering the job market after 12 years at home puts undue pressure on Elyse in her roles as wife and mother. Karen: Rebecca Balding. Steven: Michael Gross. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. read more

Diary of a Young Girl Season 2, Episode 21

Fearing she may not survive a tonsillectomy, Jennifer records in her diary her memories and feelings for her family. Nurse: Nancy Parsons. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Graduate Season 2, Episode 20

Alex is taken by surprise when he loses class valedictorian to his girlfriend Rachel (Daphne Zuniga). Dr. Schulte: Terry Wills. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Baby Boy Doe Season 2, Episode 19

Skippy's discovery that he was adopted sends him searching for his roots. Skippy: Marc Price. Elizabeth: Garn Stephens. Rose: Lois De Banzie. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Lady Sings the Blues Season 2, Episode 18

Elyse hopes to revive the folk-singing career she began some 20 years earlier. Steven: Michael Gross. Lou: Alan Blumenfeld. Dennis/Corky: Sam Kwasman. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Double Date Season 2, Episode 17

Alex is in double trouble: he's asked two girls to the senior prom and doesn't have the nerve to cancel either of the dates. Rachel: Daphne Zuniga. Jocelyn: Jami Gertz. read more

Ready or Not Season 2, Episode 16

The college student Mallory's been dating wants their relationship to take on a new dimension---a sexual one. Rick: Tom Byrd. Mallory: Justine Bateman. read more

Ladies Man Season 2, Episode 15

Alex gets more involved in feminist causes than he anticipated when he feigns support of the ERA to impress a girl (Tracy Nelson). Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Say Uncle Season 2, Episode 14

Uncle Ned pays a visit, displaying a bravado that Alex soon learns is a cover-up for a serious drinking problem. Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Tina Yothers. read more

'M' Is for the Many Things Season 2, Episode 13

Elyse has difficulty dealing with her mother's new lifestyle---which includes divorcing Elyse's father and dating another man. Kate: Priscilla Morrill. Phillip: James Karen. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Go Tigers Season 2, Episode 12

On a weekend outing to Princeton, Mallory disrupts Alex's interview with the dean, jeopardizing his chances for admission. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Memminger: Duncan Ross. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Birthday Boy Season 2, Episode 11

On his 18th birthday, Alex cancels dinner with his family to celebrate at a cocktail lounge with his friends. Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter Birney. Neil: John Putch. read more

To Snatch a Keith Season 2, Episode 10

Steven and Elyse try to mediate a bitter feud between a friend and his ex-wife, who's moving to California with their son. read more

A Keaton Christmas Carol Season 2, Episode 9

Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" inspires this episode featuring Alex as the Keaton Scrooge. Young Alex: Chris Hebert. Young Mallory: Kaleena Kiff. read more

Batter Up Season 2, Episode 8

At Jennifer's request, a klutzy classmate joins the girls' baseball team, unaware she's needed only to prevent a forfeit. Arlene: Tanya Fenmore. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Sweet Lorraine Season 2, Episode 7

A blind date to a concert leads to a romance between Alex and a dynamic---and middle-aged---French woman. Lorraine: Carolyn Seymour. read more

Speed Trap Season 2, Episode 6

Cramming for finals, Alex resorts to amphetamines, which put him in a frenzy he claims is his "natural boyish exuberance." Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Tina Yothers. read more

Not an Affair to Remember Season 2, Episode 5

Steven looks to his family to help him muster resistance to the temptations of a seductive co-worker (Judith Light). Gus: John Hancock. read more

This Year's Model Season 2, Episode 4

Mallory enters herself and Elyse in a mother-daughter modeling contest---but it's Elyse who steals the show. Justine Bateman, Meredith Baxter Birney. Ed: Frank Dent. read more

The Harder They Fall Season 2, Episode 3

One of Alex's teachers insults Elyse, who responds by socking him square on the jaw. Meredith Baxter Birney. Tedesco: Edward Edwards. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Homecoming Season 2, Episode 2

Mallory's reunion with her college boyfriend has her worried that she may not be as interesting to him as she once was. read more

Tender Is the Knight Season 2, Episode 1

Alex tries to tame the independent young woman he's wildly attracted to. Carrie: Talia Balsam. Julia: Susan Bay. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Elyse D'Arc Season 1, Episode 22

Prior commitments prevent Elyse from sharing a romantic dinner with Steven to celebrate his award for a documentary. Meredith Baxter Birney, Michael Gross. read more

Stage Fright Season 1, Episode 21

When Alex can't find a qualified partner for a high-school quiz-off, he takes on the Herculean task of training Mallory. Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman. Mary Margaret: Kerry Noonan. Petey: Carlos Lacamara. read more

Fifth Wheel Season 1, Episode 20

Forced to baby-sit, Alex drags Jennifer to a poker game---and loses her. Michael J. Fox, Tina Yothers. Jeff: John Dukakis. read more

Suzanne Takes You Down Season 1, Episode 19

Elyse wants to fire the friend she recently hired, a move that could be the final blow for the woman, whose marriage just fell apart. Meredith Baxter Birney. Suzanne: Brooke Alderson. Ron: Jay Tarses. read more

I Gotta Be Ming Season 1, Episode 18

Alex is a Big Brother to a Vietnamese boy and tries to mold the youngster in his own image. Ming: Eugene Akutagawa. Nguyen Tanly: Irene Yah Ling Sun. read more

French Lessons Season 1, Episode 17

When Mallory and her French tutor are too shy to express their feelings for each other, Alex tutors them both in the art of romance. Justine Bateman, Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Tina Yothers. read more

Margin of Error Season 1, Episode 16

Alex's knack for picking a winner prompts him to use his parents' blue-chip stock as collateral on some risky investments. Michael J. Fox. Matthews: Philip Charles MacKenzie. read more

The Fugitive Season 1, Episode 15

Conclusion. Steven and Elyse lie about Uncle Ned's whereabouts to FBI agents, who are trailing him in connection with an embezzlement scheme. Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter Birney, Tom Hanks. Carlyle: Richard Venture. Peterson: Woody Eney. read more

The Fugitive Season 1, Episode 14

Elyse's brother drops by unexpectedly, acting like someone's out to get him. First of two parts. Meredith Baxter Birney, Michael Gross. Carlyle: Richard Venture. read more

Sherry Baby Season 1, Episode 13

A snobbish girl promises to get Mallory into her sorority if Mallory will introduce her to Alex (Michael J. Fox). Justine Bateman. Skippy: Marc Price. read more

Oops Season 1, Episode 12

Mallory's girlfriend learns she's pregnant and turns to Elyse for advice, fearing a confrontation with her own mother (Julie Payne). Meredith Baxter Birney, Justine Bateman, Michael Gross. read more

Christmas Story Season 1, Episode 11

When their ski trip is postponed by a snowstorm, the Keatons sit home by the fire, where Steven and Elyse share memories of their children's births. Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter Birney, Michael J. Fox. read more

Have Gun, Will Unravel Season 1, Episode 10

After their home is burglarized, Steven and Elyse consider buying a gun. Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter Birney. Officer: Pat McNamara. Edna: Mary Jackson. Earl: Jack Riley. read more

Death of a Grocer Season 1, Episode 9

Alex considers quitting his job at a neighborhood grocery store to accept a stockboy position at a supermarket. Michael J. Fox. Adler: Jack Somack. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

No Nukes Is Good Nukes Season 1, Episode 8

On Thanksgiving Day, Steven and Elyse join a group of antinuclear demonstrators who could end up in jail after a clash with the police. Priscilla Morrill, Dick Sargent, Meredith Baxter Birney, Michael Gross. read more

Big Brother Is Watching Season 1, Episode 7

School-newspaper editor Alex uncovers a student-cheating scandal that should be printed---but Mallory is involved. Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman. Winkler: Philip Sterling. read more

Give Your Uncle Arthur a Kiss Season 1, Episode 6

A close friend of the family makes a pass at Mallory. Arthur: David Spielberg. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Steven: Michael Gross. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Richard: Sal Viscuso. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. read more

I Never Killed for My Father Season 1, Episode 5

A visit from Steven's father prompts a predictable confrontation between the two. Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter Birney. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Summer of '82 Season 1, Episode 4

Alex is thinking of marriage after a college woman invites him to spend an evening in her apartment. Michael J. Fox. Stephanie: Amy Steel. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. read more

I Know Jennifer's Boyfriend Season 1, Episode 3

Peer pressure forces Jennifer to shun her male friend. Justin: Jeremy Schoenberg. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Not with My Sister You Don't Season 1, Episode 2

Alex worries about Mallory, who's off for a late-night drive with Alex's friend Eric (Lee Montgomery). Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman. Ron: Jay Tarses. Suzanne: Brooke Alderson. read more

Pilot Episode Season 1, Episode 1

Steven and Elyse are incensed when Alex goes to a restricted country club as the guest of his girlfriend. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Kimberly: Cindy Fisher. Blanton: John Petlock. Mrs. Blanton: Toni Sawyer. read more

Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Alex lands a cushy job with a Wall Street investment-banking firm, but a tearful Elyse would keep him at home if she had her way. Steven: Michael Gross. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. Skippy: Marc Price. read more

Birth of a Keaton

Elyse goes into labor while performing in the pledge-week entertainment at Steven's station. Michael Gross. Bud: Ron Karabatsos. Gus: John Hancock. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

A Tale of Two Cities

Alex accompanies his boss to a banking convention in Chicago, where his hotel reservation mysteriously disappears and he's forced to share her room. Michael J. Fox. Okun: Reid Shelton. George: Alan Blumenfeld. Tammy: Jonna Lee. read more

Wrap Around the Clock

While gathering items for a time capsule, the Keatons reminisce over family mementos. This episode features clips from the series' seven-year run. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Steven: Michael Gross. Andrew: Brian Bonsall. read more

Heartstrings

When Steven suffers a heart attack, Elyse fears the worst and Alex ponders his own mortality. Meyers: Richard Kuss. Young Steven: Michael David Wright. Young Elyse: Margaret Marx. read more

The Fugitive

Elyse's brother drops by unexpectedly, acting like someone's after him. Then FBI agents show up, trailing him in connection with embezzlement. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Carlyle: Richard Venture. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Family Ties Episode: "Birth of a Keaton"

Episode Synopsis: Elyse goes into labor while performing in the pledge-week entertainment at Steven's station. Michael Gross. Bud: Ron Karabatsos. Gus: John Hancock. Alex: Michael J. Fox.
Original Air Date: Jan 1, 0001
Guest Cast John Hancock: Gus Ron Karabatsos: Bud

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Premiered: September 22, 1982, on NBC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Former 1960s flower children raise their kids during the conservative Reagan era in one of the best written and acted family sitcoms of the 1980s, a show that occasionally tackled serious issues such as racism and a parent's heart attack. Michael J. Fox won three consecutive Emmys for his portrayal of Alex, the suit-and-tie Republican student who adores William F. Buckley Jr. and devours the Wall Street Journal. Fox later married costar Tracy Pollan, who appeared as his college girlfriend.

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