Family Ties Episodes

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Family Ties Season 3 episodes

Remembrance of Things Past Season 3, Episode 23

Conclusion. Steven and his brother (Norman Parker) lock horns over the sale of their mother's house, sparking memories of their childhood disputes. May: Anne Seymour. Young Steven: Adam Carl. read more

Remembrance of Things Past Season 3, Episode 22

After his father's death, Steven returns to his home town to help his mother move out of the house---a place that easily inspires memories. Part 1 of two. May: Anne Seymour. Robert: Norman Parker. read more

Cold Storage Season 3, Episode 21

Skippy becomes Mallory's welcome companion when the two get locked in the basement while the Keatons are away. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Leonard: Jack Blessing. read more

Bringing Up Baby Season 3, Episode 20

Job pressures, demanding teenagers and a crying newborn interrupt Steven and Elyse's plans to spend time together. Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Don't Know Much About History Season 3, Episode 19

Alex and James (Jeffrey Joseph) start a tutoring service and fall for the same client (Nancy Everhard). Axelrod: David Wohl. William: Wyatt Knight. read more

Cry Baby Season 3, Episode 18

The whole family's going gaga over the new baby---except for Jennifer, who's resorting to infantile behavior. Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Birth of a Keaton Season 3, Episode 17

Conclusion. Steven, the plumber and Skippy brave a blizzard to reach the hospital, but Elyse is still back at the station in the final stages of labor. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Bud: Ron Karabatsos. read more

Birth of a Keaton Season 3, Episode 16

An expectant Elyse can't wait to perform in the pledge-week entertainment at Steven's station. First of two parts. Steven: Michael Gross. Bud: Ron Karabatsos. read more

Philadelphia Story Season 3, Episode 15

Alex falls asleep writing an American-history paper---and wakes up in Philadelphia on July 3, 1776. Skippy: Marc Price. Steven/Jefferson: Michael Gross. read more

Auntie Up Season 3, Episode 14

The death of her favorite aunt leaves Mallory in need of consolation, but her family's too caught up in a garage sale to notice. Aunt Trudy: Edith Atwater. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. read more

Oh Donna Season 3, Episode 13

Alex gets wrapped up in the joy of fatherhood when he meets an unwed mother at a Lamaze class held at the Keatons'. Donna: Isabelle Walker. Steven: Michael Gross. Carol: Mary Farrell. read more

Karen II, Alex 0 Season 3, Episode 12

Alex wants to attend a fraternity rush party with the perfect date, but when she cancels, he asks the housekeeper (Geena Davis). McCall: Robert Pine. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Help Wanted Season 3, Episode 11

Alex hires a housekeeper with no experience---and whose chief qualification is meeting his special criteria. Karen: Geena Davis. Max: Robert Costanzo. read more

Don't Kiss Me, I'm Only the Messenger Season 3, Episode 10

Lacking the nerve to ask a girl out, Skippy has Alex do it for him---but the girl falls for Alex instead. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Jane: Michelle Meyrink. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. read more

Lost Weekend Season 3, Episode 9

Steven and Elyse realize that the kids would rather be anywhere than with a parent for a weekend. Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter Birney, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman. read more

Best Man Season 3, Episode 8

Alex has trouble believing that Doug would rather spend time with his new girlfriend than with him. Michael J. Fox. Eleanor: Lily Mariye. Flaum: Michael Zorek. read more

4 Rms Ocn Vu Season 3, Episode 7

While Steven and Elyse are away, Alex rents out a room in the house to pay for the auto damage Mallory caused. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Skippy: Marc Price. read more

Hotline Fever Season 3, Episode 6

To earn college credit, Alex takes a job at a hotline counseling center, where his first call comes from a suicidal student. James: Jeffrey Joseph. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Fabric Smarts Season 3, Episode 5

Alex agrees to help Mallory maintain her grades, which have begun to slip since she got an after-school job at a boutique. Mrs. Willis: Doris Belack. read more

Keaton and Son Season 3, Episode 4

After making a commitment to work with Steven, Alex begins working at the TV station, then considers leaving when a bank job opens up. Steven: Michael Gross. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Love Thy Neighbor Season 3, Episode 3

Jennifer wonders why she's being ignored by her friend Scott, who would rather take Mallory to dinner than go to a ball game with Jennifer. Mallory: Justine Bateman. read more

Little Man on Campus Season 3, Episode 2

Alex is stunned when he receives a low mark in a political-science course. Bronski: Michael McGuire. Doug: Timothy Busfield. Mallory: Justine Bateman. read more

Here We Go Again Season 3, Episode 1

When Steven and the Keaton youngsters return from a camping trip, Elyse is bursting with news that she's pregnant. Steven: Michael Gross. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. 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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