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Jan 27, 2016

This week we visit one of the most beloved families of 80s TV, the Keaton clan. 

Tune in to hear more about the only sitcom in network history in which someone gets laid after attending a lecture on conservative fiscal policy! Reminisce about heads stuck in bannisters and watch a future Oscar winner tie one on at a PBS affiliate! Discover how many Family Ties stars later formed not-very-famous bands and which Keaton sought therapy on what appeared to be the set of Charlie Rose!

Episodes We Watched:


S 1 Ep 4 "Summer of ‘82"

S2 Ep 14 "Say Uncle"

S3 Ep 11 “Don’t Kiss Me, I’m Only the Messenger” 

S 4 Ep 1 and 2 “The Real Thing, Parts One and Two” 

S 5 Ep 22 "A, My Name is Alex (part one)"  


Learn more:

The Atlantic on "very special episodes"

Family Ties at the Museum of Broadcast Communications

"How Family Ties Spawned a Conservative Hero"

Bootjack and Bonz (Brian Bonsall's band) 


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