History Series / FamilyTies

15th May '17 9:05:16 PM glickmam
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''Family Ties'' is a rather straightforward DomCom that ran on Creator/{{NBC}} from 198289.

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''Family Ties'' is a rather straightforward DomCom that was created and executive produced by Gary David Goldberg, produced by his company, Ubu Productions, and Creator/{{Paramount}}, and ran on Creator/{{NBC}} from 198289.
15th May '17 9:02:29 PM glickmam
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* OutOfOrder: The two part episode "It's My Party" (where Jennifer turns 13) was made for the fourth season but delayed and not shown until the end of the fifth season. This was quite noticeable since Andrew, who was now being played by a much older Brian Bonsall, was back to being a newborn baby and Alex's girlfriend Ellen is back even though she had already broken up with Alex when she moved to Paris. No explanation was ever given for why the episodes were shown out of order.
15th May '17 9:01:30 PM glickmam
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* TheCastShowoff: In later seasons, Jennifer. In earlier episodes, Elyse.
27th Apr '17 9:40:45 AM Briguy52748
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* WhereDidWeGoWrong: The Keatons are at a loss as to how their kids ended up so differently, particularly Alex.

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* WhereDidWeGoWrong: WhereDidWeGoWrong:
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The Keatons are at a loss as to how their kids ended up so differently, particularly Alex.Alex.
** Also, with Mallory, when she begins dating Nick. They had envisioned Mal dating a nice guy, perhaps college educated ... not some biker and Rambo-wannabe.
27th Apr '17 9:39:21 AM Briguy52748
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* WhatHaveIDone: Uncle Ned (SpecialGuest Creator/TomHanks) in "Uncle Ned" (from Season 2), where he loses out on an opportunity to work at the TV station where Steven works (after he shows up to the job interview drunk), then comes home even more drunk ... and then (fitting the trope) after getting into an argument with Alex, punches him in the head, sending him flying across the room. Only then is Ned shocked into realizing he has a serious problem.
23rd Apr '17 12:17:38 PM harotype
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Michael J. Fox is Canadian and says sorry as sore-ee. The show is set in Ohio.

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** Since the "J" doesn't stand for anything, this troper always thought the "P" was out-of-universe meant to reference that.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Michael J. Fox's real middle name is Andrew. (He changed to a StageName for professional reasons.) Andy is a loving meta-MythologyGag.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent:
Michael J. Fox is plays Alex (a teenager from Ohio) with his own native Canadian and accent. Any time he says sorry as sore-ee. The show "tomorrow" or "sorry" is set in Ohio.a dead giveaway.
22nd Mar '17 7:15:58 AM DebbieOppenheimer
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* TheEighties: The show ran from 1983 til 1989 and was drenched in the fashion and look of upper middle class 1980s Reagan America.

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* TheEighties: The show ran from 1983 1982 til 1989 and was drenched in the fashion and look of upper middle class 1980s Reagan America.
11th Mar '17 2:51:18 PM nombretomado
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* CanonWelding: In the last episode of ''Series/SpinCity'' where MichaelJFox appears as a regular, it is suggested that the series takes place in the same universe as ''Family Ties''.

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* CanonWelding: In the last episode of ''Series/SpinCity'' where MichaelJFox Creator/MichaelJFox appears as a regular, it is suggested that the series takes place in the same universe as ''Family Ties''.
26th Jan '17 12:43:30 PM glickmam
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* GenderSeparatedEnsembleEpisode: In one episode Elyse takes Mallory and Jennifer away to a cabin for a mother-daughter weekend. Michael stays home with Alex and Andy and attempts some male bonding. [[HilarityEnsues Neither weekend goes well.]]

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* GenderSeparatedEnsembleEpisode: In one episode Elyse takes Mallory and Jennifer away to a cabin for a mother-daughter weekend. Michael Steven stays home with Alex and Andy and attempts some male bonding. [[HilarityEnsues Neither weekend goes well.]]
19th Dec '16 4:53:34 PM foxley
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* GenderSeparatedEnsembleEpisode: In one episode Elyse takes Mallory and Jennifer away to a cabin for a mother-daughter weekend. Michael stays home with Alex and Andy and attempts some male bonding. [[HilarityEnsues Neither weekend goes well.]]
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