Question: Hi, Televisionary. I'm hoping you can settle an argument that I had with someone when I was in the fifth grade. After the closing credits of Family Ties, we see a picture of a dog and the name "UBU Productions." Does the man say, "Sit, Boo-boo, sit good dog," which is what it sounds like, or, "Sit, Ubu, sit good dog," which is what would make sense?
Answer: You answered your own question, Dave (and I could've sworn I did, too, some time ago, but I couldn't find it). It's: "Sit, Ubu, sit good dog," followed by a bark. Ubu was the production company founded by Gary David Goldberg, the creator of Family Ties, and Ubu was a dog he had in college.