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Family Ties Episode: "The Old College Try"

Season 4, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: 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.
Original Air Date: Nov 7, 1985
Guest Cast Molly Cheek: Ms. Wilder
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Season 4, Episode 6
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Length: 23:54
Aired: 11/7/1985
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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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