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List of the best Family Ties episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Family Ties episodes of all time are. Fans of Family Ties are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.
Episodes here include everything from "The Fugitive (1)" to "The Fugitive (2)." What is the best Family Ties episode of all time? Look below and find out.
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Say UncleJan 26 1984 - Alex discovers that his idol, young Uncle Ned, has a serious drinking problem when the bright, but ill-fated corporate whiz kid returns for a visit after losing another job.
4 Rms Ocn VuNov 08 1984 - While Steven and Elyse are away on vacation, the Keaton house becomes a hotel for the weekend after Mallory accidentally crashes her parents' car into a telephone pole and the kids need to raise ...more
The Real Thing (1)Sep 26 1985 - Alex implements a fail-proof, and extremely unromantic, method of meeting the girl of his dreams: He picks her from pictures in the freshman directory. His selection, Tricia, seems to fit his ...more
The Real Thing (2)Oct 03 1985 - Alex realizes he must make Ellen aware of his feelings, but she is on a train on her way to marry another man, so he takes drastic measures to stop the wedding. The usually cool Alex decides he ...more
Simon SaysMar 05 1989 - Jennifer is caught in the middle when she begins working with her friend Simon. As Alex recoils at declarations of love from Marla, an 11-year-old newspaper delivery girl who has a huge crush on ...more
Speed TrapNov 09 1983 - When Alex takes diet pills for a lift during mid-terms, his dependency level increases daily. Alex is studying for several tests and convinces Mallory to obtain diet pills to help him stay ...more
Go TigersJan 12 1984 - Alex is both amazed and furious when a critical admissions interview at Princeton University is shattered by his hysterical sister Mallory, who feels her anger over discovering her boyfriend ...more
The GamblerSep 20 1984 - Elyse is stricken with gambling fever on a business trip to Atlantic City, and while on a roll with Alex's "foolproof" blackjack system, she's oblivious to her family and job. Excited ...more
My Best Friend's GirlFeb 19 1989 - Lauren gets more than she bargained for when she begins counseling Skippy and he falls in love with her. When Jennifer arrives home with her learner's permit in hand and announces that she'd ...more
Birth of a Keaton (1)Jan 24 1985 - To help Steven during pledge week at his TV station, the Keatons reluctantly agree to be a part of the entertainment, but the audience gets an unexpected show when Elyse goes into labor right on ...more
Birthday BoyJan 05 1984 - On his 18th birthday, Alex defies his mother and goes off with some of his buddies to celebrate at an out-of-town niteclub, and to his dismay, the irate Elyse shows up and confronts him.
Philadelphia StoryJan 17 1985 - The Keaton family is transported back in time when Alex dreams he is at the Constitutional Convention at 1776, but history is off track. Steven Keaton is Thomas Jefferson and has just turned ...more
Cold StorageMar 07 1985 - With the rest of the family away for the weekend, Mallory is excited about having the house to herself until she is accidentally locked in the basement with the person she'd least like to be ...more
Little Man on CampusOct 04 1984 - Alex is thrilled to be taking a college course taught by one of his personal heroes, Professor Ephraim Bronski, but in his eagerness to impress the teacher he gets off to a bad start and is ...more
Not With My Sister You Don'tSep 29 1982 - As head of the household while his parents are away for the weekend, an overly confident Alex throws a big bash, but when his sister Mallory leaves the party with the school Romeo, he's filled ...more
It's My Party (2)Aug 13 1987 - In her quest to become one of the popular kids, Jennifer invites her trendy classmates to her thirteenth birthday party. When they become bored and begin grumbling at her ...more
The GraduateMar 15 1984 - Alex is so sure that he will be named valedictorian of his class that he can't cope with the thought of being defeated by a girl especially his girl so his budding romance with Rachel is ...more
Best ManNov 15 1984 - When his best friend, Doug, meets and falls in love with Eleanor, and decides to marry her, Alex resents the fact that someone has come between their friendship and refuses to be in the wedding. ...more
It's My Party (1)Aug 06 1987 - In her quest to become one of the popular kids, Jennifer invites her trendy classmates to her thirteenth birthday party. When they become bored and begin grumbling at her ...more
Karen II, Alex 0Dec 13 1984 - Alex's chances or acceptance into a smug college fraternity are dependent upon his having a knockout date for the pledge dance and when the girl cancels he pleads with Karen, the housekeeper, to ...more
My BuddyMar 06 1986 - Steven has a very difficult time accepting that his youngest daughter, Jennifer,is growing up and no longer wants to ""pal around"" with him. As Jennifer grows and finds new ...more
Give Uncle Arthur a KissNov 10 1982 - Mallory is horrified and confused when a close family friend and older business associate of her father, Steven, makes a pass at her. Arthur Cantrell has been a good friend of the Keaton's since ...more
Sherry BabyJan 12 1983 - When popular sorority girl Sherry Marshall befriends Mallory to get close to Alex, Mallory brings them together in hopes of joining Pi Nu but her plan backfires. Mallory's thrilled when Sherry ...more
Family Ties VacationSep 23 1985 - In a television movie based on NBC-TV's comedy series "Family Ties," the Keaton family visits historic London for a vacation to be remembered. Steven and Elyse unwittingly become ...more
A, My Name is Alex (2) Season 5 Episode 24: Alex questions the meaning of life when his friend dies in a car accident.
A, My Name is Alex (1) Season 5 Episode 23: Alex questions the meaning of life when his friend dies in a car accident.
Nothing But a ManJan 02 1986 - Steven gets the promotion he has been waiting years for, but as the new regional manager of the station, he is required to put in long hours at the office, and soon realizes he has no time for ...more
Father Time (2) Season 6 Episode 13: Uncle Rob's daughter can't cope with his divorce.
The Boys Next Door Season 6 Episode 25: Roger, a former childhood neighbor of Elyse's visits. Roger was considered a nerd as a child, but is now a millionaire. He wants Elyse to be his date for a college reunion.
Fool For Love Season 4 Episode 15: Skippy refuses to accept that Mallory is in love with Nick.
Designing Woman Season 7 Episode 2: Mallory discovers another employee is stealing her fashion designs.
Mr. Right Season 4 Episode 8: Nick takes on a polished image to win the approval of Steven and Elyse.
My Tutor Season 4 Episode 7: A young genius falls for Jennifer while tutoring Alex in math.