Family Ties

Season 4 Episode 5

Don't Go Changin'

Aired Unknown Oct 31, 1985 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Alex does some fancy footwork on the dance floor to impress Ellen when he thinks he is losing her because of their divergent interests. He feels he has to compete with Ellen's artsy friends for her attention and attempts to change himself to fit into her world.moreless

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Michael J. Fox (I)

Michael J. Fox (I)

Alex P. Keaton

Tina Yothers

Tina Yothers

Jennifer Keaton

Michael Gross

Michael Gross

Steven Keaton

Justine Bateman

Justine Bateman

Mallory Keaton

Garrett Merriman

Garrett Merriman

Andrew Keaton [#1] (1985-1986)

Meredith Baxter Birney

Meredith Baxter Birney

Elyse Donnelly Keaton

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Alex: Listen, Ellen, I know what I did today was crazy, but I thought there was a problem between us...and that's how I deal with problems. I identify them, analyze them, study them, and...make them bigger.

    • Deborah: (as Alex prepares to audition for a dance company) What is it that you'll be interpreting for us?
      Alex: This, uh, particular piece is my interpretation of the Stock Market Crash of 1929.

    • Mallory: I am so glad that Nick and I are compatible. We like the same things. We love spending every minute together. It's like we're one person, you know? Like we have one mind.
      Alex: Who's using it tonight?

    • Alex: Why do I have to share Ellen with all those other people? Like that guy, David.
      Elyse: What's the matter with him? He seems nice.
      Alex: Nice? Mom, he's a dancer.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Pamela Springsteen is the sister of Bruce. She starred as the camp-counselor-turned-serial-killer in the SLEEPAWAY CAMP trilogy.


    • When Alex refers to Ronald Reagan in Bedtime for Bonzo, he alludes to the 1951 film starring Ronald Reagan as a professor who uses a chimp to salvage his career.