Funny: Family Ties

  • "There was a my living room."
  • Jen's imaginary driving test/car chase in the kitchen.
  • As the family returns from an unsuccessful car trip:
    Steven: It was bad enough without having to listen to Alex whine in the backseat all the way home.
    Alex: [whining] I wasn't whining...
  • The over-the-top presentation Alex designs for Jennifer about how a bill becomes a law, filled with Eagleland Patriotic Fervor—he has her dress as the Statue of Liberty and end with a huge Rousing Speech and fireworks, with the result that the teacher applauds and ends up in tears. The kicker, however, is that he had been pretending to be a dumb that when Jennifer finally threw a fit and quit over Alex's Stage Mom antics in "directing" her, he suddenly drops the facade and tries to fill in to give the presentation, ending with a very sheepish slip back into "dumbness", claiming he was only saying "what he'd heard his sister say".
  • When Steven walks in on Nick with a pair of flowers, doing an impromptu song asking Mallory to marry him.
  • One episode starts with Elise showing Andrew pictures of his family and asking who they are. He correctly identifies the first two. Then we get to the third.
    Elise: Who is this?
    Andrew: Alex.
    Elise: Who is Alex?
    Andrew: Alex is king!
  • "Remembrances of Things Past", with a bit of Mood Whiplash.
    Steven: (after an argument with his dad) Do you know what I wish, Robbie? That he wasn't my dad. (sees his dad listening in) I'm sorry dad, I didn't mean it!
    (his dad walks away)
    Robbie: Nice going!
    Steven: Oh, what did I say? What did I say?
    Robbie: You said you wished he wasn't our father!
    Steven: I know what I said!
    (Sits on the chair his dad was sitting on. He hears something break. Pulls out a broken pipe.)
    Steven: Oh no! What did I do? What did I do!
    Robbie: You broke his pipe!
    Steven: I know what I did!
  • Alex's attempt to impress Ellen by doing an interpretive dance...of the stock market crash of 1929. It's just as ridiculous as it sounds.
    • And the piece that the piano player chooses to accompany Alex is the William Tell Overture. Alex's face when he first hears it is priceless.
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