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An Emmy-winning chronicle of the angst-ridden lives of 1980s baby boomers in Philadelphia. Creators Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz drew on personal experiences to develop storylines rich in introspective dialogue. The results often packed an emotional wa (more…)

Premiered: September 29, 1987

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Season 1, Episode 2 The Parents Are Coming, the Parents Are Coming

First Aired: October 6, 1987

Hope braces for what might be called "The Attack of the Killer Parents," but it's her own hostility toward her mother (Shirley Knight) that mars the visit. Michael: Ken Olin. Gary: Peter Horton. Ted Murdoch: George Coe. Ellen: Polly Draper.

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Season 1, Episode 1

September 29, 1987

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The Housewarming

Season 1, Episode 3

October 13, 1987

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