Family Ties Episodes

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Family Ties Season 1 episodes

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

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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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