History Headscratchers / FamilyTies

31st Jan '16 7:28:28 PM Market43Fan
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** To two American citizens, which makes him, legally, a native-born citizen. So he would be eligible.

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** To two American citizens, which makes him, legally, a native-born natural-born citizen. So he would be eligible.
4th Nov '13 4:28:04 PM BuccoBabe
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* Alex keeps claiming he's going to be the President of the United States, but he was born in Africa.

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* Alex keeps claiming he's going to be the President of the United States, but he was born in Africa.Africa.
** To two American citizens, which makes him, legally, a native-born citizen. So he would be eligible.
15th Oct '13 11:12:33 AM Met
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* I've always wondered some things about the time line. The show takes place in the years it aired, 1982-1989 and we are introduced to Baby Andrew in the third season who goes through SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome. It's also established Alex was born in 1965 and he is part of the graduating class of 1984, but is 22 in 1989 when he graduates college. Is this a continuity error or a rewrite?

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* I've always wondered some things about the time line. The show takes place in the years it aired, 1982-1989 and we are introduced to Baby Andrew in the third season who goes through SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome. It's also established Alex was born in 1965 and he is part of the graduating class of 1984, but is 22 in 1989 when he graduates college. Is this a continuity error or a rewrite?rewrite?
* Alex keeps claiming he's going to be the President of the United States, but he was born in Africa.
5th Nov '12 1:48:12 PM phoenix79
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I always wondered why Steve and Elyse, former hippies, named their son Alex. Arguably the most famous bearer of the name was a military leader (Alexander the Great). Was it a family name?

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I *I always wondered why Steve and Elyse, former hippies, named their son Alex. Arguably the most famous bearer of the name was a military leader (Alexander the Great). Was it a family name?



*** And you didn't think. Steve and Elyse didn't name the kids. Just because they oh I don't know. Like the names or something?

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*** And you didn't think. Steve and Elyse didn't name the kids. Just because they oh I don't know. Like the names or something?something?
*I've always wondered some things about the time line. The show takes place in the years it aired, 1982-1989 and we are introduced to Baby Andrew in the third season who goes through SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome. It's also established Alex was born in 1965 and he is part of the graduating class of 1984, but is 22 in 1989 when he graduates college. Is this a continuity error or a rewrite?
10th Oct '12 8:14:12 PM honeybrown1976
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***P. stood for Patrick.


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***8She was the tomboy turned rock girl.
25th Dec '11 12:31:51 PM plufffluff
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** And you didn't think. Steve and Elyse didn't name the kids. Just because they oh I don't know. Like the names or something?

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** And ***And you didn't think. Steve and Elyse didn't name the kids. Just because they oh I don't know. Like the names or something?
25th Dec '11 12:31:40 PM plufffluff
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25th Dec '11 12:31:31 PM plufffluff
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*** That's a good explanation, although I'm not sure Pope was on many 1960's bookshelves either. Jennifer was always the most explicable name to me: I imagine Elyse really enjoyed "Love Story" and named her youngest daughter for its heroine. The name was pretty trendy in the 70's. I was more confused by what sort of 80's child Jennifer was supposed to be. Alex was the Reaganite yuppie, Mallory was the Material Girl, and Jennifer was...?

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*** That's a good explanation, although I'm not sure Pope was on many 1960's bookshelves either. Jennifer was always the most explicable name to me: I imagine Elyse really enjoyed "Love Story" and named her youngest daughter for its heroine. The name was pretty trendy in the 70's. I was more confused by what sort of 80's child Jennifer was supposed to be. Alex was the Reaganite yuppie, Mallory was the Material Girl, and Jennifer was...??
**And you didn't think. Steve and Elyse didn't name the kids. Just because they oh I don't know. Like the names or something?
13th Oct '11 7:36:17 PM mcolakis
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** My parents always assumed it was for Alexander Pope, which would've explained the P middle initial, too. They were more confused by the fact that two hippies with kids named Alexander and Mallory would've gone with a really standard name like Jennifer.

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** My parents always assumed it was for Alexander Pope, which would've explained the P middle initial, too. They were more confused by the fact that two hippies with kids named Alexander and Mallory would've gone with a really standard name like Jennifer.Jennifer.
***That's a good explanation, although I'm not sure Pope was on many 1960's bookshelves either. Jennifer was always the most explicable name to me: I imagine Elyse really enjoyed "Love Story" and named her youngest daughter for its heroine. The name was pretty trendy in the 70's. I was more confused by what sort of 80's child Jennifer was supposed to be. Alex was the Reaganite yuppie, Mallory was the Material Girl, and Jennifer was...?
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