History YMMV / FamilyTies

21st Jun '17 12:01:43 PM twilicorn
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** Tony Mordente directed six episodes. Mordente is best known for playing A-rab in ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.
** Debbie Allen directed two episodes. Allen is best known for playing Lydia Grant in ''Film/{{Fame}}''.
** Frank Bonner directed an episode. Bonner is best known for playing Herb Tarlek on ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati''.
** Dick Martin also directed an episode. Martin is best known for co-hosting ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn''.
** Michael J. Weithorn wrote 26 episodes. Weithorn is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/NedAndStacey'' and co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/TheKingOfQueens''.
** Susan Stevenson wrote 19 episodes. Stevenson is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''.
** Bruce Helford wrote five episodes. Helford is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/AngerManagement'' and co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/TheNormShow'', ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', and ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow''.

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** Tony Mordente directed six episodes. Mordente is best known for playing A-rab in ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.
** Debbie Allen directed two episodes. Allen is best known for playing Lydia Grant in ''Film/{{Fame}}''.
** Frank Bonner directed an episode. Bonner is best known for playing Herb Tarlek on ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati''.
** Dick Martin also directed an episode. Martin is best known for co-hosting ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn''.
** Michael J. Weithorn Weithorn, who wrote 26 episodes. Weithorn episodes, is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/NedAndStacey'' and co-creator he would go on to co-create and executive producer of produce ''Series/TheKingOfQueens''.
** Susan Stevenson wrote 19 episodes. Stevenson is best known as episodes before becoming co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''.
** Bruce Helford wrote five episodes. Helford is best known as went on to become creator and executive producer of ''Series/AngerManagement'' and co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/TheNormShow'', ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', and ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow''.



** Jace Richdale also wrote an episode. Richdale is best known as co-creator and executive producer of ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs''.
** Kate Boutilier also wrote an episode. Boutilier is best known as co-developer and producer of ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp''.

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** Jace Richdale also wrote an episode. Richdale is best known as co-creator and executive producer of episode before helming the CultClassic series ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs''.
** Kate Boutilier also wrote an episode. Boutilier is best known as co-developer and producer of episode many years before her work on ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp''.
17th May '17 7:08:46 PM glickmam
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** Michael Gross (Steven Keaton) is also best known for playing Burt Gummer in ''Film/{{Tremors}}''.

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** Michael Gross (Steven Keaton) is also best known for playing Burt Gummer in ''Film/{{Tremors}}''.''Franchise/{{Tremors}}''.
17th May '17 7:06:54 PM glickmam
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Among the then-unknowns of the guest cast were Creator/TomHanks, Creator/RiverPhoenix, Geena Davis, Creator/CourteneyCox, Judith Light, Crispin Glover, Creator/WilWheaton, ''Deep Space Nine's'' Terry Farrell, Tracy Pollan, and Martha Plimpton.
** You can add Daphne Zuniga, Jamie Gertz, Stephen and Daniel Baldwin (but not in the same episodes and not as brothers), Jeff Cohen (Chunk in ''The Goonies''), Maurna Tierney, Kevin Dunn (Sparkplug Witwicky in the live-action ''Transformers'' films), Betsy Randle (Mrs. Matthews on ''Boy Meets World''), Earl Boen (Dr. Silberman in the ''Terminator'' films), Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and a pre-''Married...with Children'' David Faustino and Christina Applegate.
** In addition to creating ''Family Ties'', Gary David Goldberg served as co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/SpinCity'', which starred Creator/MichaelJFox for the first four seasons.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Among the then-unknowns of the guest cast were Creator/TomHanks, Creator/RiverPhoenix, Geena Davis, Creator/CourteneyCox, Judith Light, Crispin Glover, Creator/WilWheaton, ''Deep Space Nine's'' Terry Farrell, Tracy Pollan, and Martha Plimpton.
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** You can add Daphne Zuniga, Jamie Gertz, Stephen and Daniel Baldwin (but not Creator/MichaelJFox as Alex P. Keaton.
** Michael Gross (Steven Keaton) is also best known for playing Burt Gummer
in the same episodes and not ''Film/{{Tremors}}''.
** Creator/CourteneyCox had a recurring role
as brothers), Jeff Cohen (Chunk in ''The Goonies''), Maurna Tierney, Kevin Dunn (Sparkplug Witwicky in the live-action ''Transformers'' films), Betsy Randle (Mrs. Matthews on ''Boy Meets World''), Earl Boen (Dr. Silberman in the ''Terminator'' films), Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and a pre-''Married...with Children'' David Faustino and Christina Applegate.
Lauren Miller, Alex's girlfriend.
** In addition to creating ''Family Ties'', Gary David Goldberg served as co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/SpinCity'', which starred Creator/MichaelJFox Michael J. Fox for the first four seasons.
10th May '17 5:31:00 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: If there was ever a show that reflected America under the Reagan administration, ''Family Ties'' is it. Republicans at the time saw Alex P. Keaton as cool and hip, no doubt due to Michael J. Fox's performance. Cut to 2016: With America still living under the shadow of 9/11 and the Great Recession, race relations becoming more problematic, and the Republican Party's continued controversial attempts to pander to fundamentalist Christians, it's quite possible that most conservatives now view Alex as a liberal, and the Democratic parents would probably be viewed as Communists. [[WordofGod Word of God]] seems to defend this: in one of his [[http://garydavidgoldberg.com/blog/2008/02/wwakd_what_would_alex_keaton_d_1.html last blogs]], written during the 2008 Presidential Election, creator Gary David Goldberg believed that Alex would not fit in with modern-day Republicans, would become a registered Independent, and would consider voting for UsefulNotes/BarackObama because of his Recession-related fiscal reforms.
** If the radical politics of Millennials (fueled by the Great Recession) are anything to go by, Alex would certainly not fit in with the Alt-Right and the 'liberal' parents would not fit in with the SJW (Social Justice Warrior) Left crowd of today, either.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: If there was ever a show that reflected America under the Reagan administration, ''Family Ties'' is it. Republicans at the time saw Alex P. Keaton as cool and hip, no doubt due to Michael J. Fox's performance. Cut to 2016: With America still living under the shadow of 9/11 and the Great Recession, race relations becoming more problematic, and the Republican Party's continued controversial attempts to pander to fundamentalist Christians, it's quite possible that most conservatives now view Alex as a liberal, and the Democratic parents would probably be viewed as Communists. [[WordofGod Word of God]] seems to defend this: in one of his [[http://garydavidgoldberg.com/blog/2008/02/wwakd_what_would_alex_keaton_d_1.html last blogs]], written during the 2008 Presidential Election, creator Gary David Goldberg believed that Alex would not fit in with modern-day Republicans, would become a registered Independent, and would consider voting for UsefulNotes/BarackObama because of his Recession-related fiscal reforms.
** If the radical politics of Millennials (fueled by the Great Recession) are anything to go by, Alex would certainly not fit in with the Alt-Right and the 'liberal' parents would not fit in with the SJW (Social Justice Warrior) Left crowd of today, either.
3rd Feb '17 10:43:06 AM ooh
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: If there was ever a show that reflected America under the Reagan administration, ''Family Ties'' is it. Republicans at the time saw Alex P. Keaton as cool and hip, no doubt due to Michael J. Fox's performance. Cut to 2016: With America still living under the shadow of 9/11 and the Great Recession, race relations becoming more problematic, and the Republican Party's continued controversial attempts to pander to fundamentalist Christians, it's quite possible that most conservatives now view Alex as a liberal, and the Democratic parents would probably be viewed as Communists. [[WordofGod Word of God]] seems to defend this: in one of his [[http://garydavidgoldberg.com/blog/2008/02/wwakd_what_would_alex_keaton_d_1.html last blogs]], creator Gary David Goldberg believed that Alex would not fit in with modern-day Republicans and would be a registered Independent.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: If there was ever a show that reflected America under the Reagan administration, ''Family Ties'' is it. Republicans at the time saw Alex P. Keaton as cool and hip, no doubt due to Michael J. Fox's performance. Cut to 2016: With America still living under the shadow of 9/11 and the Great Recession, race relations becoming more problematic, and the Republican Party's continued controversial attempts to pander to fundamentalist Christians, it's quite possible that most conservatives now view Alex as a liberal, and the Democratic parents would probably be viewed as Communists. [[WordofGod Word of God]] seems to defend this: in one of his [[http://garydavidgoldberg.com/blog/2008/02/wwakd_what_would_alex_keaton_d_1.html last blogs]], written during the 2008 Presidential Election, creator Gary David Goldberg believed that Alex would not fit in with modern-day Republicans and Republicans, would be become a registered Independent.Independent, and would consider voting for UsefulNotes/BarackObama because of his Recession-related fiscal reforms.
16th Nov '16 9:09:50 AM Terran117
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** The 'liberal' parents would not fit in with the SJW (Social Justice Warrior) Left crowd of today, either.

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** The **If the radical politics of Millennials (fueled by the Great Recession) are anything to go by, Alex would certainly not fit in with the Alt-Right and the 'liberal' parents would not fit in with the SJW (Social Justice Warrior) Left crowd of today, either.
8th Nov '16 4:24:33 PM glickmam
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*** Funny you should include David Faustino and Christina Applegate, because their on-screen dad, Ed O'Neill, was considered to play the role of Steven Keaton.

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*** Funny you should include ** In addition to creating ''Family Ties'', Gary David Faustino Goldberg served as co-creator and Christina Applegate, because their on-screen dad, Ed O'Neill, was considered to play executive producer of ''Series/SpinCity'', which starred Creator/MichaelJFox for the role first four seasons.
** Tony Mordente directed six episodes. Mordente is best known for playing A-rab in ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.
** Debbie Allen directed two episodes. Allen is best known for playing Lydia Grant in ''Film/{{Fame}}''.
** Frank Bonner directed an episode. Bonner is best known for playing Herb Tarlek on ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati''.
** Dick Martin also directed an episode. Martin is best known for co-hosting ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn''.
** Michael J. Weithorn wrote 26 episodes. Weithorn is best known as creator and executive producer
of Steven Keaton.''Series/NedAndStacey'' and co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/TheKingOfQueens''.
** Susan Stevenson wrote 19 episodes. Stevenson is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''.
** Bruce Helford wrote five episodes. Helford is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/AngerManagement'' and co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/TheNormShow'', ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', and ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow''.
** Barbara Hall wrote an episode. Hall is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/JoanOfArcadia'' and co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/JudgingAmy''.
** Jace Richdale also wrote an episode. Richdale is best known as co-creator and executive producer of ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs''.
** Kate Boutilier also wrote an episode. Boutilier is best known as co-developer and producer of ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp''.
6th Oct '16 6:35:29 PM Karinagirl
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**The 'liberal' parents would not fit in with the SJW (Social Justice Warrior) Left crowd of today, either.
4th Oct '16 1:58:55 PM ooh
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: If there was ever a show that reflected America under the Reagan administration, ''Family Ties'' is it. Republicans at the time saw Alex P. Keaton as cool and hip, no doubt due to Michael J. Fox's performance. Cut to 2016: With America still living under the shadow of 9/11 and the Great Recession, race relations becoming more problematic, and the Republican Party's continued controversial attempts to pander to fundamentalist Christians, it's quite possible that most conservatives now view Alex as a liberal, and the Democratic parents would probably be viewed as Communists. [[WordofGod Word of God]] seems to defend this: in one of his [[http://garydavidgoldberg.com/blog/2008/02/wwakd_what_would_alex_keaton_d_1.html last blogs]], creator Gary David Goldberg believed that Alex would not fit in with modern-day Republicans and would be a registered Independent.
11th Sep '16 10:54:23 AM DrOO7
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*** Similarly, at the end of "They Can't Take That Away From Me", after having just broken things off with Lauren and Marty (or more accurately, they with him, saying to him ''exactly'' what he intended to say to each of them), Alex storms into the dressing room to get changed for the graduation ceremony, then looks upward asking, "What's next? The plague? Locusts? Democrats in '92?"
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