Family Ties Episodes

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Family Ties Season 2 episodes

Gambler Season 2, Episode 24

Elyse gets caught up in the thrill of getting rich quick and succumbs to the gambling tables in Atlantic City. Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Tina Yothers. read more

Working at It Season 2, Episode 22

Reentering the job market after 12 years at home puts undue pressure on Elyse in her roles as wife and mother. Karen: Rebecca Balding. Steven: Michael Gross. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. read more

Diary of a Young Girl Season 2, Episode 21

Fearing she may not survive a tonsillectomy, Jennifer records in her diary her memories and feelings for her family. Nurse: Nancy Parsons. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Graduate Season 2, Episode 20

Alex is taken by surprise when he loses class valedictorian to his girlfriend Rachel (Daphne Zuniga). Dr. Schulte: Terry Wills. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Baby Boy Doe Season 2, Episode 19

Skippy's discovery that he was adopted sends him searching for his roots. Skippy: Marc Price. Elizabeth: Garn Stephens. Rose: Lois De Banzie. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Lady Sings the Blues Season 2, Episode 18

Elyse hopes to revive the folk-singing career she began some 20 years earlier. Steven: Michael Gross. Lou: Alan Blumenfeld. Dennis/Corky: Sam Kwasman. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Double Date Season 2, Episode 17

Alex is in double trouble: he's asked two girls to the senior prom and doesn't have the nerve to cancel either of the dates. Rachel: Daphne Zuniga. Jocelyn: Jami Gertz. read more

Ready or Not Season 2, Episode 16

The college student Mallory's been dating wants their relationship to take on a new dimension---a sexual one. Rick: Tom Byrd. Mallory: Justine Bateman. read more

Ladies Man Season 2, Episode 15

Alex gets more involved in feminist causes than he anticipated when he feigns support of the ERA to impress a girl (Tracy Nelson). Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Say Uncle Season 2, Episode 14

Uncle Ned pays a visit, displaying a bravado that Alex soon learns is a cover-up for a serious drinking problem. Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Tina Yothers. read more

'M' Is for the Many Things Season 2, Episode 13

Elyse has difficulty dealing with her mother's new lifestyle---which includes divorcing Elyse's father and dating another man. Kate: Priscilla Morrill. Phillip: James Karen. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Go Tigers Season 2, Episode 12

On a weekend outing to Princeton, Mallory disrupts Alex's interview with the dean, jeopardizing his chances for admission. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Memminger: Duncan Ross. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Birthday Boy Season 2, Episode 11

On his 18th birthday, Alex cancels dinner with his family to celebrate at a cocktail lounge with his friends. Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter Birney. Neil: John Putch. read more

To Snatch a Keith Season 2, Episode 10

Steven and Elyse try to mediate a bitter feud between a friend and his ex-wife, who's moving to California with their son. read more

A Keaton Christmas Carol Season 2, Episode 9

Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" inspires this episode featuring Alex as the Keaton Scrooge. Young Alex: Chris Hebert. Young Mallory: Kaleena Kiff. read more

Batter Up Season 2, Episode 8

At Jennifer's request, a klutzy classmate joins the girls' baseball team, unaware she's needed only to prevent a forfeit. Arlene: Tanya Fenmore. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Sweet Lorraine Season 2, Episode 7

A blind date to a concert leads to a romance between Alex and a dynamic---and middle-aged---French woman. Lorraine: Carolyn Seymour. read more

Speed Trap Season 2, Episode 6

Cramming for finals, Alex resorts to amphetamines, which put him in a frenzy he claims is his "natural boyish exuberance." Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Tina Yothers. read more

Not an Affair to Remember Season 2, Episode 5

Steven looks to his family to help him muster resistance to the temptations of a seductive co-worker (Judith Light). Gus: John Hancock. read more

This Year's Model Season 2, Episode 4

Mallory enters herself and Elyse in a mother-daughter modeling contest---but it's Elyse who steals the show. Justine Bateman, Meredith Baxter Birney. Ed: Frank Dent. read more

The Harder They Fall Season 2, Episode 3

One of Alex's teachers insults Elyse, who responds by socking him square on the jaw. Meredith Baxter Birney. Tedesco: Edward Edwards. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Homecoming Season 2, Episode 2

Mallory's reunion with her college boyfriend has her worried that she may not be as interesting to him as she once was. read more

Tender Is the Knight Season 2, Episode 1

Alex tries to tame the independent young woman he's wildly attracted to. Carrie: Talia Balsam. Julia: Susan Bay. Steven: Michael Gross. 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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