Family Ties

Birth of a Keaton (1)

Season 3, Ep 17, Aired 1/24/85
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  • Episode Description
  • Elyse goes into labor on Public TV.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael J. Fox

    Alex P. Keaton

  • Tina Yothers

    Jennifer Keaton

  • Michael Gross

    Steven Keaton

  • Justine Bateman

    Mallory Keaton

  • Lloyd Garver

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Bud: Haven't seen you folks in a while. Steven: Well, I've been doing a lot of the plumbing repairs myself lately. Bud: Great! Maybe I'll get that new van I've been looking for!

    • Steven: (practicing his script for the television pledge drive) "Hi, I'm Steven Keaton, manager of WKS. I know when you met the other people who work here, you also met their families. But my children don't care enough about their father to be here." Elyse: Steven! Steven: Too rough? Okay, I've got an alternative. "Hi, I'm Steven Keaton, manager of WKS. You've already met my wife, Elyse. I guess you can tell we have no children."

    • Elyse: (discovering that Steven suddenly has to leave) But he was going to lend me moral support! Alex: We'll give you that, Mom! Mallory: Yeah, we'll cheer you on. Jennifer: We'll clap really loud, no matter how bad you sing.

    Notes (1)

    • Elise sings "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms". This song is the same gag used on Warner Brothers cartoons to trigger an explosion on a piano/xylophone, where the patsy gets exploded. It can be found on these cartoons; "Ballot Box Bunny" (Bugs Bunny/Yosemite Sam) 1951, "Show Biz Bugs" (Bugs Bunny/Daffy Duck) 1958 & "Rushin Roulette" (Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote) 1965.

    Trivia (1)

    • During the scene where Elyse is is playing her guitar she has a capo on her guitar then the capo is off. (This was used in a promo for Family Ties for Nick @ Nite.)

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