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"Say Uncle," Family Ties
After embezzling $4.5 million (!) from his last job, Uncle Ned (a pre-movie star Tom Hanks) shows up at the Keaton household hoping that Stephen can get him a job interview at the PBS station. But instead of preparing, Ned spends the night getting hammered. In fact, when Alex comes downstairs for a midnight snack, Ned's so desperate for booze that he chugs vanilla extract. Alex tries to reason with his uncle, who only throws a tantrum and talks about how his life is washed up. He makes a drunken fool of himself at the interview — his socks are in his pockets and he somehow ends up playing a clarinet! — and when the family confronts him, he slaps Alex. " Either you get some help... or you get the hell out of my house," Stephen warns. Good thing Elyse has the number for Alcoholics Anonymous handy!