Family Ties

Season 2 Episode 11

Birthday Boy

Aired Unknown Jan 05, 1984 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Alex: (going along with the story that he's an Air Force pilot) It's not my first mission. It-it's my first solo mission!
      Doug: Yeah, and I'm going with him.
      Christie: What country are you attacking?
      Alex: Oh – uh – Canada.
      Christie: We're not at war with Canada. (looks at Buffy) Wait, are we?

    • Doug: Uh, Alex.
      Alex: That's "Colonel Keaton."
      Doug: Uh, sorry sir. Colonel Keaton, I mean.
      Alex: What is it?
      Doug: Your mother's here.

    • Elyse: (confronting Alex in the nightclub) I want you to come home with me.
      Christie: (stands up, unaware that she's addressing Alex's mother) Excuse me. But the Colonel happens to be my date!

    • Alex: (to Elyse) I think of you as my mother, not as a real person!

    • Elyse: Alex, I asked you this morning to take the garbage out, before you went to school.
      Alex: Yeah. Listen, mom. I've been taking out the garbage for many years now, and, uh, I think I've gotten all I can out of the experience.

  • Notes

    • Crispin Glover is best known for the movie WILLARD (picking up the Bruce Davison role), and for portraying one of CHARLIE'S ANGELS' more formidable opponents in the same-titled films.

    • Kate Vernon is the daughter of John.

    • Michael J. Fox and Crispin Glover would later star in "Back to the Future" together

  • Allusions