History Series / FamilyTies

1st Aug '16 11:46:07 AM Kirayoshi
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* TakingTheThirdOption: In one episode, Mallory is torn between boyfriend Nick and a handsome young teacher who writes sappy love letters. Alex hears one of the teachers love letters and tells Mallory, "I think you should dump both of them and start over in the morning."

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* TakingTheThirdOption: TakeTheThirdOption: In one episode, Mallory is torn between boyfriend Nick and a handsome young teacher who writes sappy love letters. letters. Alex hears one of the teachers love letters and tells Mallory, "I think you should dump both of them and start over in the morning."
1st Aug '16 11:45:30 AM Kirayoshi
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* TakingTheThirdOption: In one episode, Mallory is torn between boyfriend Nick and a handsome young teacher who writes sappy love letters. Alex hears one of the teachers love letters and tells Mallory, "I think you should dump both of them and start over in the morning."
29th Jul '16 9:26:20 PM DeeDee1
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* TheEighties

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* TheEightiesTheEighties: The show ran from 1983 til 1989 and was drenched in the fashion and look of upper middle class 1980s Reagan America.
24th Apr '16 5:03:48 PM Briguy52748
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** In "Heartstrings Part 2", we find out the happenings of the day Steven's father died. Steven and Alex are watching a game on TV when the phone rings. Steven goes to answer it and while he is in the other room on the phone, the game ends. Alex is excited for his father that his team won. However, Steven is not excited. Alex asks him what is wrong and Steven tells him that his father, Alex's grandfather, died from heart trouble. Alex begins to talk about how well-off his grandmother will be because of his grandfather's earnings. Steven asks Alex what he is doing. Alex tearfully admits to his father that he needs to keep talking or he will start crying. Steven tells his son to not hide from his feelings. Steven himself begins to cry. His father's tears paired with his grandfather's death becomes too much for Alex. He and his dad sob in each other's arms. It is a very sweet, tender moment between father and son.

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** In "Heartstrings Part 2", we find out the happenings of the day Steven's father died. Steven and Alex are watching a game the World Series on TV when the phone rings. Steven goes to answer it and while he is in the other room on the phone, the game ends. Alex is excited for his father that his team the Detroit Lions had just won. However, Steven is not excited. Alex asks him what is wrong somberly enters the room and Steven tells him explains that his father, his father (and Alex's grandfather, grandfather), Jacob, had just died from heart trouble. failure. Alex pauses and then begins to talk about how well-off his grandmother will be because of his grandfather's earnings. earnings, and when Steven asks Alex what he is doing. stops him, Alex tearfully admits to his father that he needs to keep talking or he it will start be the only way to stop himself from crying. Steven Steven, beginning to get emotional, tells his son Alex that it is OK to not hide from his feelings. Steven himself begins to cry. His father's tears paired with his grandfather's death becomes too much for Alex. He cry, and his dad sob the two embrace, sobbing in each other's arms. It is Played straight -- the two were the only ones home when the call came, and there was no scene where the women came into the room, saw Alex and Steven crying, and mistakenly conclude the Tigers had lost -- the scene was critically praised as a very sweet, tender moment between father and son.son grieving the loss of a loved one.
28th Mar '16 12:32:49 PM Cindylover1969
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* BigDamnMovie: ''Family Ties Vacation'', an action-adventure TV movie filmed on-location in England.

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* BigDamnMovie: ''Family Ties Vacation'', an action-adventure TV movie filmed on-location in England.England ([[NoExportForYou but ironically never shown there]]).
11th Mar '16 6:39:26 PM GrammarNavi
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* CanonWelding: In the last episode of ''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 ''SpinCity'' ''Series/SpinCity'' where MichaelJFox appears as a regular, it is suggested that the series takes place in the same universe as ''Family Ties''.
18th Feb '16 1:06:08 PM RAraya
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Unlike many {{Dom Com}}s (and most of the ones made since TheSeventies), ''Family Ties'' is notable in that it features a completely standard, intact {{nuclear family}}. The fact that the show had no adopted children, stray cousins, stepkids from previous marriages, older kids living away from home, or single parents (in contrast to ''Series/MyThreeSons'', ''Series/FamilyAffair'', ''Series/TheBradyBunch'', ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/FullHouse'', etc.) made it something of a rarity, even for TheEighties.

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Unlike many {{Dom Com}}s (and most of the ones made since TheSeventies), ''Family Ties'' is notable in that it features a completely standard, intact {{nuclear family}}. The fact that the show had no adopted children, stray cousins, stepkids from previous marriages, older kids living away from home, or single parents (in contrast to ''Series/MyThreeSons'', ''Series/FamilyAffair'', ''Series/TheBradyBunch'', ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/FullHouse'', etc.) made it something of a rarity, even for TheEighties.
TheEighties, not to mention the fact the notorious lack of the backstage turmoil many 80s shows are known for.
15th Feb '16 5:52:33 AM Mdumas43073
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Unlike many {{Dom Com}}s (and most of the ones made since TheSeventies), ''Family Ties'' is notable in that it features a completely standard, intact {{nuclear family}}. The fact that the show had no adopted children, stray cousins, kids from previous marriages, older kids living away from home, or single parents (in contrast to ''Series/MyThreeSons'', ''Series/FamilyAffair'', ''Series/TheBradyBunch'', ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/FullHouse'', etc.) made it something of a rarity, even for TheEighties.

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Unlike many {{Dom Com}}s (and most of the ones made since TheSeventies), ''Family Ties'' is notable in that it features a completely standard, intact {{nuclear family}}. The fact that the show had no adopted children, stray cousins, kids stepkids from previous marriages, older kids living away from home, or single parents (in contrast to ''Series/MyThreeSons'', ''Series/FamilyAffair'', ''Series/TheBradyBunch'', ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/FullHouse'', etc.) made it something of a rarity, even for TheEighties.
15th Feb '16 5:52:12 AM Mdumas43073
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Unlike many {{Dom Com}}s (and most of the ones made since TheSeventies), ''Family Ties'' is notable in that it features a completely standard, intact {{nuclear family}}. The fact that the show had no adopted kids, cousins, kids from previous marriages, older kids living away from home, or single parents (in contrast to ''Series/MyThreeSons'', ''Series/FamilyAffair'', ''Series/TheBradyBunch'', ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/FullHouse'', etc.) made it something of a rarity, even for TheEighties.

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Unlike many {{Dom Com}}s (and most of the ones made since TheSeventies), ''Family Ties'' is notable in that it features a completely standard, intact {{nuclear family}}. The fact that the show had no adopted kids, children, stray cousins, kids from previous marriages, older kids living away from home, or single parents (in contrast to ''Series/MyThreeSons'', ''Series/FamilyAffair'', ''Series/TheBradyBunch'', ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/FullHouse'', etc.) made it something of a rarity, even for TheEighties.
15th Feb '16 5:50:52 AM Mdumas43073
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Former flower children Steven (Michael Gross) and Elyse (Meredith Baxter-Birney) Keaton [[HappilyMarried are now adults]] living in Columbus, Ohio and raising three kids of their own: hyper-conservative Alex (Creator/MichaelJFox in the role that made him a star), [[TheDitz ditzy]] Mallory (Justine Bateman) and precocious Jennifer (Tina Yothers). A fourth Keaton child, Andrew, is born in the third season and played by Brian Bonsall beginning in season 5.

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Former '60s flower children Steven (Michael Gross) and Elyse (Meredith Baxter-Birney) Keaton [[HappilyMarried are now adults]] living in Columbus, Ohio and raising three kids of their own: hyper-conservative Alex (Creator/MichaelJFox in the role that made him a star), [[TheDitz ditzy]] Mallory (Justine Bateman) and precocious Jennifer (Tina Yothers). A fourth Keaton child, Andrew, is born in the third season and played by Brian Bonsall beginning in season 5.
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