The rest of Moya's crew aren't happy, apparently his eminence is out to strike a deal with Scorpius and Crais... Crais, meanwhile, wonders why Rygel is on his way to them alone, and Scorpius remarks that perhaps he wants to become part of Crais' collection (r… Alex's friends Neil (John Putch) and Doug (Crispin Glover) want to take him to West Virginia, where the drinking age is 18, for his birthday, but Elyse is opposed to this plan. List of the best Family Ties episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. When his friend Greg is killed in a car accident, Alex behaves erratically after the funeral. Lauren does a term paper on the typical American family, culling memories from the Keatons on their past. S1 E1 Alex feels neglected when Andy would rather spend time with Nick's nephew than with him. Jennifer's punishment for reading "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" escalates into legal action. The television film Family Ties Vacation aired two nights before the start of season four. (Robert Pine and Christopher Rydell are guest stars in this episode). With Steven, Skippy, and the plumber stuck in the massive snowstorm, Elyse remains at the TV station in the final stages of labor. Steven gets a reluctant Mallory a new job at WKS. The family all feel strongly against it at first, until they realize how good it could be. Part 1 originally aired on January 19, 1983 and Part 2 originally aired on January 26, 1983. Vala Mal Doran's father, Jacek seeks sanctuary on Earth, where he quickly delves into his old scamming tricks. Steven returns home from the hospital and tries to adjust to new restrictions in his life. The Keatons visit Grandma, who has put her house up for sale now that Grandpa has died. Family and friends continue their vigil while Steven has his operation. (Robert Costanzo and Anne Ramsey are the other guest stars in this episode as the other candidates to be hired as the Keaton's new housekeeper), Alex, wanting to get into Leland's Alpha Phi Epsilon fraternity, tries to talk Karen (Geena Davis) into accompanying him to a fraternity event after his date cancels. Mallory faces the possibility of not graduating high school unless she passes a tough final oral exam taken by 'Mrs. When the first building Elyse designed faces the wrecking ball, the entire family rallies behind her attempts to block the demolition. Their offspring, however, have different ideas. Alex's school quiz team is forced to find a replacement for a sick teammate, and in an act of desperation, Alex trains Mallory to fill the spot. Alex is a stand-in at a Lamaze class for a pregnant, single, college coeds. Finally realizing that she had done wrong, Jennifer apologises and ends up starting to get used to living with Andrew. To stop the teasing, she decides not to be friends with him any more. Cast See All. Steven, Alex, Jennifer, and Andy all have shots at spelling the best words. While doing a term paper for history class on colonial times, Alex suffers from some cold and falls asleep. Obsessed with getting good grades to earn a college scholarship, Alex begins taking amphetamines so he can stay up late studying. With encouragement from Elyse, Alex travels to Pennsylvania to tell Ellen how he feels, even though she has gone there to elope with her boyfriend. Search shows and movies ... Mallory is horrified and confused when a close family friend and older business associate of her father's makes a pass at her. Now part of the trendiest clique in school, Jennifer talks. Episode Recap Family Ties on TV.com. Reruns previously aired on FamilyNet, TBS, Nick at Nite, TV Land, Hallmark Channel, The Hub and Pop. To the dismay of the Keaton children and their equally conservative grandparents, Steven and Elyse take time out Thanksgiving Day to attend an anti-nuke rally-and end up spending the holiday in jail. Mallory falls into a deep depression, but matters are compounded when the family brushes her off to tend to what they feel are more important matters. Alex's natural over-enthusiasm gets the best of him as he envisions nurturing a relationship with a girl named Donna (Isabelle Walker) and her unborn child, and leading it into marriage and a family. This episode breaks the continuity of the 6th season. Elyse offers her friend Suzanne a job as her assistant, but Suzanne isn't up to the task. Elyse must choose between working on a prestigious architectural account or spending time with her family. Mallory becomes suspicious when a wealthy and beautiful older woman (. In the subplot, Steven wants to enroll a too-young Andrew into preschool, which Elyse opposes. Michael J. The only way he can get any time with her is to take her to her Sunflower Girls meeting, where he sticks out like a sore thumb. Meanwhile, Steven tries to beat Alex in chess. "They Can't Take That Away From Me, Part 1", With Lauren away, Alex begins tutoring a young co-ed (, "They Can't Take That Away From Me, Part 2". Steven and Elyse are arrested on Thanksgiving while protesting nuclear arms, leaving the kids in the hands of Elyse's parents (. Every available episode for Season 1 of Family Ties on CBS All Access Susan Borowitz & Katie Ford & Marc Lawrence & Alan Uger, This page was last edited on 19 January 2021, at 09:55. The movie was later split into four individual episodes when the series entered syndication. The Fugitive is a two-part episode that acts as the fourteenth and fifteenth episodes of the first season of Family Ties and the fourteenth and fifteenth episodes of the series overall. A guide listing the titles AND air dates for episodes of the TV series Family Ties. They have to put their differences aside when a young man calls the hotline, threatening to kill himself. Elyse, Mallory and Jennifer confront Steven and Alex after a disastrous dinner at a restaurant, and past incidents are recalled where gender played a role in their lives. Mallory goes out with her French tutor, Jeff, who seeks out romantic advice from Alex. Watch Family Ties episodes, get episode information, recaps and more. Nick gets a job as the janitor at Mallory's sorority house, which leads to friction between them. Alex works on an important paper with his Economics professor, only to find out that their hypothesis is wrong. Mallory enters herself and Elyse in a mother/daughter modeling contest but ends up regretting it when they win and Elyse steals her thunder. The NBC sitcom Family Ties aired from September 22, 1982 to May 14, 1989 with a total of 176 episodes produced. It is up to Steven and Elyse to show Alex that being a coach is about more than winning and "doing what the coach says". For US airdates of a foreign show, click The Futon Critic. 27 Sep. 1987 ... mostly embarrassing moments for Keatons (from previous episodes), such as weird dates and … Meanwhile, Steven plans a surprise birthday party for Elyse. Mallory turns to Alex for advice when her new boyfriend tries pressuring her into having sex. (, Alex sets up a reunion with Ellen and her father, Franklin Reed (, Skippy refuses to let go of feelings for Mallory, despite her dating Nick. When Alex's friend, Paul Corman, gets Alex a job, Paul gets fired. Because she is friends with a nerdy boy, Jennifer is teased at school. Eventually grief sets in, and he questions his own existence. This two-part episode breaks continuity. Season 1. At 17 years old, Alex loses his virginity to a college girl (. Skippy falls at first-sight for Mallory's friend 'Jane' but being unable to speak to her, asks Alex for his help instead. As the new editor of the school paper, Alex learns of an algebra test cheating scandal in which Mallory is involved. It's Jennifer's birthday, so she decides to invite the trendiest girls in school to her party. Andy becomes friends with a new student who is deaf. When Jennifer becomes obsessed with saving the environment, she makes everybody use things that are not a hazard. S6, Ep4. Alex, determined to get Mallory to forget Rick and find her a boyfriend, uses Jennifer's computer to snare the perfect guy. All rights reserved. Alex tries to change his personality to impress Ellen's artsy & Dancing friends. Jennifer and Simon get jobs at a fast food restaurant. Alex becomes insecure of Lauren's visiting ex-boyfriend. As Elyse's pregnancy enters its final trimester, Alex hires a housekeeper named Karen Nicholson (Geena Davis) to take care of the housework without consulting Steven. Lauren encourages Alex to join a therapy group to express his feelings more. So he makes Nick make 35 more of them to sell. The Keatons try to persuade friend Gus and his family not to move, despite neighbors who object to a black family moving in. Alex quits his job at a local grocery store to earn more at a bigger store, but he doesn't enjoy the new job. As Alex and Ellen celebrate their six-month anniversary, the Keatons regale Ellen with stories about Alex's past schemes. With two careers, three bickering children and one demanding baby, Steven and Elyse can't seem to find any time for each other. TVGuide has every full episode so you can stay-up-to-date and watch your favorite show Family Ties anytime, anywhere. Scrabble is the game of the episode. Alex competes in the Chess match finals against Russia's top player, Ivan Rozmirovich (Albert Macklin). Steven and Elyse argue for a week about their upcoming 20th anniversary party, leading the kids to remind them of their love for each other. After realizing they should have gone with them, Jennifer, Alex, Nick, and Mallory head to the campground. Hillman' (Gracie Harrison) her strict history teacher. On the brink of graduation, Alex must choose between Lauren and a pretty music student who has captured his attention. Alex gets his dream job at the Harding Trust, only to find out his boss is an attractive woman named Rebecca Ryan (. Dex faces off against Artie Banks to take down wealthy real estate mogul Randall Tapper. Meanwhile, Alex goes out early on a Saturday to fight a traffic ticket he feels he didn't deserve. Alex's attraction to a classmate, Deena Marx (. NBC aired reruns of Family Ties weekday mornings from December 1985 until January 1987 before it was replaced by the Bill Rafferty version of Blockbusters. © 2021 CBS Interactive. When their African-American friends move into the neighborhood, the Keatons are shocked and saddened to learn racism still exists among some of their neighbors. In need of quick cash for repairs, Alex rents out the house to guests for a big University Homecoming Game. Loving parents Steven (Michael Gross) and Elyse Keaton (Meredith Baxter Birney) raise their kids with open hearts and open minds. Nervous about meeting her boss, Rebecca gets drunk and makes a fool of herself. Family Ties; About; Watch Full Episodes; Back to video. Steven's old college buddy Richard Schofield (, Alex and Mallory catch a young girl, Jessie (, Steven gets a long awaited promotion at the TV station, but his long work hours cause him to miss dinners (and just about everything else) with the family, even private time with Elyse. The Keatons look back on pleasant memories while filling in Andy's. Michael Gross doubles as a Steven Keaton-inspired Thomas Jefferson. However, things start to go awry when Alex figures out that his opponent is attempting to throw the match. Desperately seeking direction in life, Skippy decides to enlist in the Army. The plan works only too well; he and his sisters end up double- and triple-booking every room in the house, earning enough money to fix a dozen cars. Steven has to learn to accept that Jennifer is growing up. Rob's estranged wife Maureen shows up to tell the real story behind their separation. Fox Alex P. Keaton. It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to learn that a lot of people who remember Family Ties so clearly would remember episodes that featured Michael J. Steven decides to make them the focus of his new documentary. But in the end, they decide he's not so bad after all. Mallory begins to fall for the leader of her poetry group. But how will Alex respond when Mallory doesn't like the guy the computer chooses for her? "TV's Most Unforgettable Finales" – Aired May 22, 2011 on TV Guide Network, Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/07/1982-83-top-30-soap-bubbles-rise.html, http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/09/1983-84-ratings-history-networks-are.html, http://www.tvratingsguide.com/2017/07/1988-89-ratings-history-wga-writers.html, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Family_Ties_episodes&oldid=1001358487, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Makes Nick make 35 more of them to let him be their.! Alex behaves erratically after the funeral of not graduating high school friend for. Is reunited with his old dog Scrapper after his mother moves into an old school,! 'S a stock market wizard stalled when Steven refuses all help and wallpapers kitchen. 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