Family Ties

Family Ties

1982 - 1989, Comedy
The ideals of parents and teens clash due to their generation gap.
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Episode Guide

  • Family Ties - Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore (Season 7 Episode 26)
    Season 7 Episode 26:

    Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore

    Elyse feels a sense of loss as Alex prepares to move to New York.

  • Family Ties - Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore (Season 7 Episode 25)
    Season 7 Episode 25:

    Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore

    Emotions run high in the Keaton household as Alex prepares to leave for a prime job with a New York stock brokerage firm.

  • Family Ties - Mr. Keaton Takes a Vacation (Season 7 Episode 24)
    Season 7 Episode 24:

    Mr. Keaton Takes a Vacation

    Nick's temporary residence in the Keaton home ruins Steven's vacation.

  • Family Ties - Wrap Around the Clock (Season 7 Episode 23)
    Season 7 Episode 23:

    Wrap Around the Clock

    Alex goes overboard, filling Andrew's "time capsule" to overflowing, while the rest of the family reminisce.

  • Family Ties - Wrap Around the Clock (Season 7 Episode 22)
    Season 7 Episode 22:

    Wrap Around the Clock

    The Keatons recall special moments while helping Andrew fill a "time capsule" with family memorabilia.

  • Family Ties - Rain Forests Keep Falling in My Head (Season 7 Episode 21)
    Season 7 Episode 21:

    Rain Forests Keep Falling in My Head

    The Keatons are concerned when Jennifer becomes obsessed with environmental issues.

  • Family Ties - They Can't Take That Away From Me (Season 7 Episode 20)
    Season 7 Episode 20:

    They Can't Take That Away From Me

    Alex faces a dilemma when Lauren returns to town and they meet in the cafeteria with Marty.

  • Family Ties - They Can't Take That Away From Me (Season 7 Episode 19)
    Season 7 Episode 19:

    They Can't Take That Away From Me

    Alex considers romance with a girl he is tutoring and puts a strain on his relationship with Lauren.

  • Family Ties - All in the Neighborhood (Season 7 Episode 18)
    Season 7 Episode 18:

    All in the Neighborhood

    The entire neighborhood is catapulted into action when the Thompsons' home is vandalized.

  • Family Ties - All in the Neighborhood (Season 7 Episode 17)
    Season 7 Episode 17:

    All in the Neighborhood

    Racist threats surface after the Keatons' black friends move into the neighborhood.

  • Family Ties - Simon Says (Season 7 Episode 16)
    Season 7 Episode 16:

    Simon Says

    Jennifer is torn between her job responsibilities and her loyalty to a friend; Alex tries to avoid an 11-year-old admirer.

  • Family Ties - 'Til Her Daddy Takes the T-Bird Away (Season 7 Episode 15)
    Season 7 Episode 15:

    'Til Her Daddy Takes the T-Bird Away

    Steven backs out as a cosigner for Mallory, but that doesn't stop her from getting a car.

  • Family Ties - My Best Friend's Girl (Season 7 Episode 14)
    Season 7 Episode 14:

    My Best Friend's Girl

    Playing matchmaker for Skippy, Lauren becomes the object of his affection.

  • Family Ties - The Wrecker's Ball (Season 7 Episode 13)
    Season 7 Episode 13:

    The Wrecker's Ball

    Elyse reminisces about her early career when the first building she designed is scheduled for demolition.

  • Family Ties - The Job Not Taken (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:

    The Job Not Taken

    Alex's dream job involves replacing a soon-to-be-fired friend.

  • Family Ties - Get Me to the Living Room on Time (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:

    Get Me to the Living Room on Time

    The Keatons hold an elderly couple's wedding in their living room.

  • Family Ties - Nick's Best Friend (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    Nick's Best Friend

    Nick is devastated when his 16-year-old dog is injured by a car.

  • Family Ties - Deja Vu (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    Deja Vu

    Mallory objects to a romance between an ex-beau's brother and Jennifer.

  • Family Ties - Basic Training (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    Basic Training

    Skippy (Marc Price) decides to join the Army after receiving the results of his career aptitude tests.

  • Family Ties - Heartstrings (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    Heartstrings

    Steven battles the psychological aftermath of his heart attack.

  • Family Ties - Heartstrings (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    Heartstrings

    The Keatons begin to panic as Steven's heart bypass operation drags on.

  • Family Ties - Heartstrings (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    Heartstrings

    Tragedy strikes the Keaton family when Steven suffers a heart attack.

  • Family Ties - Beyond Therapy (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Beyond Therapy

    Lauren drags a reluctant Alex to a Relationship Maintenance Weekend.

  • Family Ties - Truckers (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Truckers

    Alex is determined to stop the budding friendship between Andy and Nick's 8-year-old nephew (Kaylan Romero).

  • Family Ties - Designing Woman (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Designing Woman

    Mallory's new boss (Deborah Angle) tries to steal her fashion idea.

  • Family Ties - It Happened One Night (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    It Happened One Night

    Mallory, Nick, Jennifer and Alex become stranded on their way to a family camping trip.

  • Family Ties - Father, Can You Spare a Dime? (Season 6 Episode 28)
    Season 6 Episode 28:

    Father, Can You Spare a Dime?

    Nick is reluctant to accept financial assistance from his father (Dan Hedaya); Alex shops for a used-car bargain.

  • Family Ties - Return of the Native (Season 6 Episode 27)
    Season 6 Episode 27:

    Return of the Native

    The Keatons' cousin arrives to tell of her adventures abroad, but she can't seem to get a word in edgewise.

  • Family Ties - Sign of the Times (Season 6 Episode 26)
    Season 6 Episode 26:

    Sign of the Times

    Andrew stops speaking as a means of dealing with his hearing-impaired friend.

  • Family Ties - The Boys Next Door (Season 6 Episode 25)
    Season 6 Episode 25:

    The Boys Next Door

    Elyse's high-school admirer (Robert Klein), now a millionaire, tries to steal her away from Steven.

  • Family Ties - Spring Reminds Me (Season 6 Episode 24)
    Season 6 Episode 24:

    Spring Reminds Me

    A grieving mother (Constance McCashin) tries to replace her late daughter with Mallory.

  • Family Ties - Quitting Time (Season 6 Episode 23)
    Season 6 Episode 23:

    Quitting Time

    Alex learns the art of domesticity when Lauren quits school to spend more time with him.

  • Family Ties - Read It and Weep (Season 6 Episode 22)
    Season 6 Episode 22:

    Read It and Weep

    Jennifer must defend herself before the school board when she writes a report on a banned book.

  • Family Ties - Read It and Weep (Season 6 Episode 21)
    Season 6 Episode 21:

    Read It and Weep

    Jennifer faces possible suspension from school when she writes a report on a banned book.

  • Family Ties - The Blues, Brother (Season 6 Episode 20)
    Season 6 Episode 20:

    The Blues, Brother

    Alex attempts to convince retired blues singer Eddie Dupre (Brownie McGhee) to revive his career.

  • Family Ties - The Spirit of Columbus (Season 6 Episode 19)
    Season 6 Episode 19:

    The Spirit of Columbus

    Alex tries to use Nick's artistic abilities in a profitable venture.

  • Family Ties - The Play's the Thing (Season 6 Episode 18)
    Season 6 Episode 18:

    The Play's the Thing

    Steven oversees a revival of his semi-autobiographical play depicting life in the free-spirited '60s.

  • Family Ties - Miracle in Columbus (Season 6 Episode 17)
    Season 6 Episode 17:

    Miracle in Columbus

    To earn extra money, Alex takes a job as a department-store Santa.

  • Family Ties - Anniversary Waltz (Season 6 Episode 16)
    Season 6 Episode 16:

    Anniversary Waltz

    Steven and Elyse bicker during their 20th anniversary eve party.

  • Family Ties - The American Family (Season 6 Episode 15)
    Season 6 Episode 15:

    The American Family

    Lauren uses the Keatons as a case study on the nuclear family.

  • Family Ties - The American Family (Season 6 Episode 14)
    Season 6 Episode 14:

    The American Family

    Lauren uses the Keatons as a case study of the nuclear family for her research project. Features highlights from the previous five seasons.

  • Family Ties - Father Time (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    Father Time

    With the relationship between Steven's brother and niece deteriorating, the Keatons find themselves in the middle of a family feud.

  • Family Ties - Father Time (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    Father Time

    Steven's recently divorced brother (Norman Parker) asks Steven and Elyse for advice on handling his unruly daughter (Annie Oringer).

  • Family Ties - Citizen Keaton (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    Citizen Keaton

    Alex takes over Mallory's campaign for student-body president.

  • Family Ties - Mister Sister (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    Mister Sister

    Nick becomes popular with the girls after becoming a janitor at Mallory's sorority house.

  • Family Ties - The Way We Were (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    The Way We Were

    The Keatons discover that Elyse's Aunt Rosemary (Barbara Barrie) is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

  • Family Ties - Invasion of the Psychologist Snatchers (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Invasion of the Psychologist Snatchers

    Alex's confidence is shaken when he meets Lauren's handsome and successful former boyfriend (Campbell Scott).

  • Family Ties - Walking on Air (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Walking on Air

    Mallory takes a job at the TV station where her father works; the Keatons hunt for clues in a lucrative breakfast cereal contest.

  • Family Ties - Super Mom (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Super Mom

    Elyse is torn between being a successful businesswoman and taking care of her family.

  • Family Ties - Dream Date (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Dream Date

    High-school freshman Jennifer uses an infatuated young man to gain admittance to a sophomore dance.

  • Family Ties - The Other Woman (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    The Other Woman

    Andrew feels rejected when big brother Alex begins spending more time with his girlfriend, Lauren.

  • Family Ties - Dear Mallory (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Dear Mallory

    Mallory's new job, writing an advice column for the lovelorn, turns the Keaton household upside down.

  • Family Ties - The Last of the Red Hot Psychologists (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    The Last of the Red Hot Psychologists

    Alex's participation in a psychology student's research project leads to love.

  • Family Ties - The Last of the Red Hot Psychologists (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    The Last of the Red Hot Psychologists

    A psychology major becomes romantically involved with Alex while researching a paper on overachievers.

  • Family Ties - It's My Party (Season 5 Episode 30)
    Season 5 Episode 30:

    It's My Party

    Jennifer starts acting different to impress her "cool friends" which starts a rift at home.

  • Family Ties - It's My Party (Season 5 Episode 29)
    Season 5 Episode 29:

    It's My Party

    Jennifer decides to hang out with the "cool" kids at school.

  • Family Ties - Matchmaker (Season 5 Episode 28)
    Season 5 Episode 28:

    Matchmaker

    Alex attempts to find Mallory another boyfriend after she breaks up with Rick.

  • Family Ties - The Visit (Season 5 Episode 27)
    Season 5 Episode 27:

    The Visit

    Steven feels the strain when Elyse's sister (Karen Landry) and her family arrive for their yearly visit.

  • Family Ties - Love Me Do (Season 5 Episode 26)
    Season 5 Episode 26:

    Love Me Do

    Skippy is smitten with Mallory's shy college friend and asks Alex for help to get her.

  • Family Ties - `D' Is for Date (Season 5 Episode 25)
    Season 5 Episode 25:

    `D' Is for Date

    Jennifer's grades suffer when she sets out to win a boy's (Wil Wheaton) admiration.

  • Family Ties - `A,' My Name Is Alex (Season 5 Episode 24)
    Season 5 Episode 24:

    `A,' My Name Is Alex

    Alex reflects on his past and attempts to define his own life following the accidental death of a close friend.

  • Family Ties - `A,' My Name Is Alex (Season 5 Episode 23)
    Season 5 Episode 23:

    `A,' My Name Is Alex

    Alex reflects on his past and attempts to define his own life following the accidental death of a close friend.

  • Family Ties - Keaton vs. Keaton (Season 5 Episode 22)
    Season 5 Episode 22:

    Keaton vs. Keaton

    Mallory and Alex enter and compete in a WKS sponsored scholarship contest.

  • Family Ties - Band on the Run (Season 5 Episode 21)
    Season 5 Episode 21:

    Band on the Run

    Alex transforms Jennifer's rock band into a '40s-style swing group.

  • Family Ties - Battle of the Sexes (Season 5 Episode 20)
    Season 5 Episode 20:

    Battle of the Sexes

    Elyse tells Andrew about the Keatons' past male-female battles.

  • Family Ties - Battle of the Sexes (Season 5 Episode 19)
    Season 5 Episode 19:

    Battle of the Sexes

    Elyse tells Andrew about the Keatons' past male-female battles.

  • Family Ties - A Tale of Two Cities (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:

    A Tale of Two Cities

    In Chicago, Rebecca gets steamed when Alex refuses to tell her what happened the night before.

  • Family Ties - A Tale of Two Cities (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:

    A Tale of Two Cities

    At the banking conference in Chicago, Alex refuses to tell his boss (Melinda Culea) what happened the night before.

  • Family Ties - Architect's Apprentice (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    Architect's Apprentice

    Steven must decide whether Nick's sculpture or another artist's work is the winner in a local competition.

  • Family Ties - Higher Love (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:

    Higher Love

    Mallory forgets about Nick when she falls head over heels in love with a glib British graduate student (Jonathan Emerson).

  • Family Ties - O' Brother (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    O' Brother

    Rob's wife pays a surprise visit to the Keaton home to confront her husband.

  • Family Ties - O' Brother (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    O' Brother

    Steven's brother arrives and announces that he and his wife have split up.

  • Family Ties - My Mother, My Friend (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    My Mother, My Friend

    Mallory becomes upset when her new girlfriend (Robin Morse), a young woman who's interested in architecture, and Elyse become fast friends.

  • Family Ties - Paper Lion (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Paper Lion

    Alex becomes disillusioned when one of his favorite professors (Mason Adams) gets involved in a university scandal.

  • Family Ties - High School Confidential (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    High School Confidential

    Alex accepts the Henry Higgins-like challenge of tutoring Nick so that the rough-hewn young man can obtain a high-school diploma.

  • Family Ties - My Brother's Keeper (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    My Brother's Keeper

    Skippy's slated to become the object of a cruel fraternity prank.

  • Family Ties - The Big Fix (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    The Big Fix

    Elyse's plans to match her next-door neighbor with a co-worker backfire.

  • Family Ties - Mrs. Wrong (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Mrs. Wrong

    Alex follows his sister and Nick to New Jersey in hopes of reaching them before they get married.

  • Family Ties - Mrs. Wrong (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Mrs. Wrong

    When Steven and Elyse oppose Nick and Mallory's marriage plans, the young couple decides to elope.

  • Family Ties - Beauty and the Bank (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Beauty and the Bank

    Alex lands a job at the bank and becomes obsessively attracted to his boss, Ms. Ryan (Melinda Culea).

  • Family Ties - My Back Pages (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    My Back Pages

    Steven discovers that he's left his radical past behind when he helps an old college friend (Sanford Jensen) re-establish a left-wing political magazine.

  • Family Ties - The Freshman and the Senior (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    The Freshman and the Senior

    Mallory learns a lesson about honesty and sensitivity when she almost causes a 66-year-old woman (Julie Harris) to quit her college sociology class.

  • Family Ties - Starting Over (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Starting Over

    Alex is distraught when Ellen departs for France so he tries to find someone to take her place.

  • Family Ties - Be True to Your Preschool (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Be True to Your Preschool

    Alex visits Andrew's preschool and, convinced he's learning the wrong values, withdraws him from school.

  • Family Ties - Paper Chase (Season 4 Episode 28)
    Season 4 Episode 28:

    Paper Chase

    Mallory's graduation is dependent upon her performance on a history exam.

  • Family Ties - Once in Love With Elyse (Season 4 Episode 27)
    Season 4 Episode 27:

    Once in Love With Elyse

    A young architect confronts Steven over the fact that he has a serious crush on Elyse.

  • Family Ties - My Buddy (Season 4 Episode 26)
    Season 4 Episode 26:

    My Buddy

    Steven feels rejected by Jennifer and decides to attend one of her girls club meetings.

  • Family Ties - Teacher's Pet (Season 4 Episode 25)
    Season 4 Episode 25:

    Teacher's Pet

    Alex must grade Ellen's paper when he is assigned to be the teacher's assistant.

  • Family Ties - Art Lover (Season 4 Episode 24)
    Season 4 Episode 24:

    Art Lover

    A lovely art patron takes an interest in Nick while looking at his artwork.

  • Family Ties - A Word to the Wise (Season 4 Episode 23)
    Season 4 Episode 23:

    A Word to the Wise

    In a series of flashbacks, the Keatons relate some of Alex's wackier escapades to Ellen.

  • Family Ties - A Word to the Wise (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    A Word to the Wise

    In a series of flashbacks, the Keatons relate some of Alex's wackier escapades to Ellen.

  • Family Ties - Engine Trouble (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    Engine Trouble

    Alex joins the auto shop class to challenge Elyse, who joins to prove a point about women.

  • Family Ties - Checkmate (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    Checkmate

    Alex faces off against a Russian opponent in a college chess tournament.

  • Family Ties - Fool for Love (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    Fool for Love

    Skippy challenges Nick at the Homecoming dance in his obsession with Mallory.

  • Family Ties - Where's Poppa? (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    Where's Poppa?

    Alex surprises Ellen by inviting her father to Parents Day Weekend at Leland College.

  • Family Ties - The Disciple (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    The Disciple

    Coached by Alex, Jennifer presents a class speech, but she doesn't know what she is talking about.

  • Family Ties - Nothing But a Man (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    Nothing But a Man

    Steven's new job at the TV station leaves him with very little time to spend with his family.

  • Family Ties - You've Got a Friend (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    You've Got a Friend

    Guilt-ridden after turning in a young shoplifter to the police, Mallory tries to become her friend.

  • Family Ties - How Do You Sleep? (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    How Do You Sleep?

    Alex tries to hide his problem with insomnia, from the stress of his personal life.

  • Family Ties - Just One Look (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Just One Look

    Steven discovers that his college buddy once had a fling with Elyse.

  • Family Ties - Mr. Right (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Mr. Right

    Nick's image-transformation impresses everyone except Mallory.

  • Family Ties - My Tutor (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    My Tutor

    Alex discovers that his teenage math tutor has set his sights on Jennifer.

  • Family Ties - The Old College Try (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    The Old College Try

    Steven and Elyse are certain that Nick has convinced Mallory not to attend college.

  • Family Ties - Don't Go Changin' (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Don't Go Changin'

    Alex goes overboard to prove that he and Ellen share the same interests.

  • Family Ties - Designated Hitter (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Designated Hitter

    Jennifer angers a friend by defending him; Alex's ego is damaged when he discovers that Mallory's IQ is higher than his.

  • Family Ties - Mr. Wrong (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Mr. Wrong

    The Keatons are stunned when they finally meet Mallory's boyfriend, Nick.

  • Family Ties - The Real Thing (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    The Real Thing

    Time is running out for Alex when he discovers that Ellen intends to marry another man.

  • Family Ties - The Real Thing (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    The Real Thing

    Alex gets his ideal girl at college, but finds himself attracted to her roommate as well.

  • Family Ties - Family Ties Vacation (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Family Ties Vacation

    When Alex wins an Oxford summer scholarship, the Keaton family travels to London, where Elyse and Steven unwittingly become involved in espionage.

  • Family Ties - Family Ties Vacation (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Family Ties Vacation

    When Alex wins an Oxford summer scholarship, the Keaton family travels to London, where Elyse and Steven unwittingly become involved in espionage.

  • Family Ties - Family Ties Vacation (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Family Ties Vacation

    When Alex wins an Oxford summer scholarship, the Keaton family travels to London, where Elyse and Steven unwittingly become involved in espionage.

  • Family Ties - Family Ties Vacation (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Family Ties Vacation

    When Alex wins an Oxford summer scholarship, the Keaton family travels to London, where Elyse and Steven unwittingly become involved in espionage.

  • Family Ties - Remembrances of Things Past (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:

    Remembrances of Things Past

    Steven and his brother try to settle their differences after their father passes.

  • Family Ties - Remembrances of Things Past (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Remembrances of Things Past

    Steven returns to his hometown after the death of his father.

  • Family Ties - Cold Storage (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Cold Storage

    Mallory and Skippy are accidentally locked in the Keatons' basement.

  • Family Ties - Bringing Up Baby (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Bringing Up Baby

    Steven and Elyse go out to eat to get some free time together.

  • Family Ties - Don't Know Much About History (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Don't Know Much About History

    Alex and James put their diffenences aside to start tutoring, until they fall for the same girl.

  • Family Ties - Cry Baby (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Cry Baby

    The Keatons overcompensate when they try to deal with Jennifer's jealousy of Andrew.

  • Family Ties - Birth of a Keaton (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Birth of a Keaton

    Snowbound at the TV station, Elyse prepares to give birth in Steven's office.

  • Family Ties - Birth of a Keaton (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Birth of a Keaton

    Elyse goes into labor at the TV station while helping Steven during pledge week.

  • Family Ties - Philadelphia Story (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Philadelphia Story

    While working on a term paper, Alex falls asleep and dreams it's 1776 and he's at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

  • Family Ties - Auntie Up (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Auntie Up

    Mallory's family and friends seem to be taking the death of her favorite aunt too lightly.

  • Family Ties - Oh Donna (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Oh Donna

    Alex grows attached to an unwed, pregnant woman when he attends a natural birth class with Elyse.

  • Family Ties - Karen II, Alex 0 (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Karen II, Alex 0

    Alex begs the housekeeper to accompany him to a fraternity party.

  • Family Ties - Help Wanted (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Help Wanted

    The kids hirer a young lovable housekeeper with no skills for cleaning.

  • Family Ties - Don't Kiss Me, I'm Only the Messenger (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Don't Kiss Me, I'm Only the Messenger

    Alex tries to setup Skippy with a shy friend, but she thinks Alex is the one asking her out.

  • Family Ties - Lost Weekend (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Lost Weekend

    Steven and Elyse plan a nostalgic weekend with the kids before the baby arrives.

  • Family Ties - Best Man (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Best Man

    Alex is angry when his best friend decides to wed and refuses to be his best man.

  • Family Ties - 4 Rms Ocn Vu (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    4 Rms Ocn Vu

    Alex rents out rooms for the Leland homecoming football game to pay for Mallory's auto mishap.

  • Family Ties - Hotline Fever (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Hotline Fever

    While working at a crisis center for class credit, Alex and a friend get a call from a suicidal student.

  • Family Ties - Fabric Smarts (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Fabric Smarts

    Alex tries to help Mallory with her grades at school to keep her part-time job at a clothing shop.

  • Family Ties - Keaton 'n' Son (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Keaton 'n' Son

    Alex announces that his talents are being wasted in a part-time job at the TV station.

  • Family Ties - Love Thy Neighbor (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Love Thy Neighbor

    Jennifer's old buddy returns for a visit, but she has to try and woo him away from Mallory.

  • Family Ties - Little Man on Campus (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Little Man on Campus

    Alex asks for Mallory's advice when he fails his first college assignment.

  • Family Ties - Here We Go Again (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Here We Go Again

    The three Keaton children are furious when Elyse announces she is pregnant.

  • Family Ties - The Gambler (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:

    The Gambler

    Elyse catches gambling fever while on a business trip to Atlantic City, N.J.

  • Family Ties - Working at It (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    Working at It

    Elyse starts neglecting her family when she is hired by a top architectural firm.

  • Family Ties - Diary of a Young Girl (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Diary of a Young Girl

    Jennifer reflects on her past and future while in the hospital for a tonsillectomy.

  • Family Ties - The Graduate (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    The Graduate

    Certain that he will be named class valedictorian, Alex becomes dismayed when his girlfriend wins the honor instead.

  • Family Ties - Baby Boy Doe (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Baby Boy Doe

    When Skippy learns that he is adopted, Alex accompanies him to meet his real mother.

  • Family Ties - Lady Sings the Blues (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Lady Sings the Blues

    Elyse goes on stage at a local club to sing folk style, but finds the audience does not like it.

  • Family Ties - Double Date (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Double Date

    Alex has two dates for the senior prom after his dream girl changes her mind about going with him.

  • Family Ties - Ready or Not (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Ready or Not

    Mallory's afraid she'll lose her new boyfriend if she doesn't give in to his romantic requests.

  • Family Ties - Ladies Man (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Ladies Man

    Alex pretends he is a supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment to impress an attractive feminist.

  • Family Ties - Say Uncle (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Say Uncle

    Alex discovers Uncle Ned's (Tom Hanks) serious drinking problem.

  • Family Ties - `M' Is for the Many Things (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    `M' Is for the Many Things

    Elyse is worried about her soon-to-be-divorced mother's quick jump into the singles world.

  • Family Ties - Go Tigers (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Go Tigers

    A hysterical Mallory disrupts Alex's college interview to tell him about her two-timing boyfriend.

  • Family Ties - Birthday Boy (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Birthday Boy

    Sparks fly when Alex defies his mother and goes to a bar on his 18th birthday.

  • Family Ties - To Snatch a Keith (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    To Snatch a Keith

    Steven and Elyse's divorced friend runs away from a serious family problem.

  • Family Ties - A Keaton Christmas Carol (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    A Keaton Christmas Carol

    The Spirit of Christmas visits Alex in a dream, as ghosts resembling Jennifer and Mallory reveal the past and the future.

  • Family Ties - Batter Up (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Batter Up

    When coach Alex gets players dropping off the team, Jennifer gets Skippy's clumsy sister to join.

  • Family Ties - Sweet Lorraine (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Sweet Lorraine

    While working as a DJ at the high school radio station, Alex becomes friends with an older women.

  • Family Ties - Speed Trap (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Speed Trap

    Alex relies on amphetamines to stay awake to study for exams and do scholarship applications.

  • Family Ties - Not an Affair to Remember (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Not an Affair to Remember

    Steven's production assistant offers him the opportunity to become involved in an extramarital affair.

  • Family Ties - This Year's Model (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    This Year's Model

    A modeling agency offers Elyse the opportunity to appear in a commercial, much to Mallory's disappointment.

  • Family Ties - The Harder They Fall (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    The Harder They Fall

    Alex needs a college recommendation of an obnoxious English teacher.

  • Family Ties - The Homecoming (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    The Homecoming

    Jeff returns from college and wants to go steady with Mallory after confessing he hates Princeton.

  • Family Ties - Tender Is the Knight (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Tender Is the Knight

    When Alex's carefree crush comes to stay at his house with her mother, he tries to reform her.

  • Family Ties - Elyse D'Arc (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Elyse D'Arc

    Steven feels shortchanged when Elyse becomes preoccupied with volunteer work.

  • Family Ties - Stage Fright (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Stage Fright

    Alex recruits Mallory to take an ill contestant's place on a TV quiz show for high-school students.

  • Family Ties - The Fifth Wheel (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    The Fifth Wheel

    Unhappy Jennifer wanders away from babysitter Alex when he takes her to a poker game.

  • Family Ties - Suzanne Takes You Down (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Suzanne Takes You Down

    Elyse hires an underqualified friend to handle secretarial chores.

  • Family Ties - I Gotta Be Ming (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    I Gotta Be Ming

    Alex learns an unforgettable lesson when he becomes Big Brother to a 10-year-old boy.

  • Family Ties - French Lessons (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    French Lessons

    A shy french tutor asks Alex's advice on winning over Mallory.

  • Family Ties - Margin of Error (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Margin of Error

    Alex gets in trouble when he secretly invests Steven's money in stock.

  • Family Ties - The Fugitive - Part 2 (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    The Fugitive - Part 2

    FBI agents pursue Elyse's brother (Tom Hanks), who allegedly embezzled $4.5 million from his company.

  • Family Ties - The Fugitive - Part  1 (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    The Fugitive - Part 1

    Elyse's brother (Tom Hanks) arrives for a visit and surprises everyone with his cloak-and-dagger behavior.

  • Family Ties - Sherry Baby (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Sherry Baby

    A popular sorority girl befriends Mallory with hopes of getting close to Alex.

  • Family Ties - Oops (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Oops

    Elyse's advice to Mallory's pregnant friend backfires when she decided to help talk with mom.

  • Family Ties - A Christmas Story (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    A Christmas Story

    On a snowy Christmas Day, the Keaton family looks back on the births of Alex, Mallory and Jennifer.

  • Family Ties - Have Gun, Will Unravel (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Have Gun, Will Unravel

    Steven and Elyse wonder if they should buy a gun for protection after their home is burglarized.

  • Family Ties - Death of a Grocer (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Death of a Grocer

    Alex leaves his job at a small grocery store for an ultramodern supermarket.

  • Family Ties - No Nukes Is Good Nukes (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    No Nukes Is Good Nukes

    Elyse and Steven's participation in an anti-nuke rally on Thanksgiving lands them in jail.

  • Family Ties - Big Brother Is Watching (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Big Brother Is Watching

    As the new editor, Alex names cheating pupils in the school paper.

  • Family Ties - Give Uncle Arthur a Kiss (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Give Uncle Arthur a Kiss

    Mallory's frightened when a close family friend makes a pass at her.

  • Family Ties - I Never Killed for My Father (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    I Never Killed for My Father

    Steven and his father realize they may be able to iron out their long-lasting differences.

  • Family Ties - Summer of '82 (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Summer of '82

    A college coed seduces teenage Alex when he meets her delivering groceries.

  • Family Ties - I Know Jennifer's Boyfriend (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    I Know Jennifer's Boyfriend

    Peer pressure causes Jennifer to give up a male pal, but her mom helps them reunite.

  • Family Ties - Not With My Sister You Don't (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Not With My Sister You Don't

    Alex plays overprotective brother when Mallory goes out with the school's sports hero.

  • Family Ties - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Pilot

    Elyse and Steven (Meredith Baxter Birney, Michael Gross) are shocked when Alex (Michael J. Fox) attends a dance at a restricted country club.

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