Results for - 'Family Ties' Family Reunion

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When Entertainment Weekly started to put together their 25th Anniversary reunion special issue, due to hit stores this Friday, October 9, one show everyone was asking about was 'Family Ties', the comedy that featured a pair of liberal hippie parents (Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross) and the conservative son (Michael J. Fox), and their daughters ( Justine Bateman, Tina Yothers). The family agreed to reunite for this special EW issue, although they admit they have always kept in touch with each other. Were you a fan of this TV show?

1. When Entertainment Weekly started to put together their 25th Anniversary reunion special issue, due to hit stores this Friday, October 9, one show everyone was asking about was 'Family Ties', the comedy that featured a pair of liberal hippie parents (Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross) and the conservative son (Michael J. Fox), and their daughters ( Justine Bateman, Tina Yothers). The family agreed to reunite for this special EW issue, although they admit they have always kept in touch with each other. Were you a fan of this TV show?

Loved it!
22%
352 votes
Liked it!
20%
320 votes
It was OK
20%
309 votes
No, did not like it
4%
68 votes
Did not watch it
22%
343 votes
Never even heard of it
11%
174 votes
The show ran for seven seasons, and ended with Alex moving to NYC. Over the course of the show, the Keatings had a baby boy, which rounded out their family to four kids. How many of these trivia tidbits were you familiar with?

2. The show ran for seven seasons, and ended with Alex moving to NYC. Over the course of the show, the Keatings had a baby boy, which rounded out their family to four kids. How many of these trivia tidbits were you familiar with?

The show was modeled after producer Gary David Goldberg and wife Diane's real-life experiences as former 'hippies' transforming into suburban family life.
8%
120 votes
Goldberg named the family Keaton after Actress Diane Keaton.
7%
109 votes
Tom Hanks played Elise Keaton's brother Ned.
14%
216 votes
Tracy Pollan, who played Alex Keaton's girlfriend Ellen, later married Michael J. Fox in real life.
27%
418 votes
The black Labrador that appeared after the closing credits with the voice over 'Sit Ubu, sit' was producer Goldberg's dog, Ubu.
9%
137 votes
Michael J. Fox added the P. in Alex P. Keaton as an ad-lib in his audition, the writers loved it and kept it.
9%
144 votes
Throughout the series' run, exterior establishment shots of the Keaton home were never used in any of the episodes, which is very unusual for a family sitcom. The vast majority of all scenes were played out in the kitchen.
8%
125 votes
The cast wanted to end the show with the entire Keaton family dying in a plane crash. They absolutely didn't want to do a reunion show in the future.
3%
50 votes
Knew none of these
37%
581 votes
Have never heard/watched the show
22%
343 votes
'Family Ties' actually prided itself on dealing with some pretty serious and ground-breaking topics, especially for a sitcom. Here are some of the topics they dealt with over their seven year run. How many of these do you remember?

3. 'Family Ties' actually prided itself on dealing with some pretty serious and ground-breaking topics, especially for a sitcom. Here are some of the topics they dealt with over their seven year run. How many of these do you remember?

Suicide -- Alex deals with a suicidal caller on a hotline
18%
289 votes
Racism -- one episode had Alex attending a "restricted" country club
12%
190 votes
Politics -- especially the earlier episodes
25%
384 votes
Drug dependency -- Alex tries amphetamines so he can stay up late studying
20%
319 votes
One episode had an older friend of the Keatons coming on to Mallory, their daughter
15%
241 votes
One episode had the family debating whether to buy a gun for protection
11%
166 votes
Teen pregnancy -- a friend of Mallory becomes pregnant
14%
220 votes
Late in life divorce -- Elise's mother starts dating again
9%
139 votes
Alcoholism -- Elyse's brother
13%
210 votes
One episode called 'A, My Name Is Alex' even won an Emmy for writing -- episode deals with a friend's death and Alex dealing with it
11%
177 votes
N/A
54%
843 votes
Entertainment Weekly is also featuring many other reunion casts for their special issue. Of course, they are not disclosing all -- you have to pick up a copy of the magazine to see which other movies or TV shows they will feature, but some have been announced. How many of these shows would you be curious to see reunite in real life (and not just for the issue's photo spread)?

4. Entertainment Weekly is also featuring many other reunion casts for their special issue. Of course, they are not disclosing all -- you have to pick up a copy of the magazine to see which other movies or TV shows they will feature, but some have been announced. How many of these shows would you be curious to see reunite in real life (and not just for the issue's photo spread)?

Felicity
5%
86 votes
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
10%
163 votes
Bring It On
7%
117 votes
Misery
7%
117 votes
Muriel's Wedding
5%
73 votes
All of them
4%
65 votes
None of them
69%
1,077 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
15 votes
10/15/2015 TV 1566 18 By: Harriet56

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