Family Ties

Season 1 Episode 17

French Lessons

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Aired Unknown Feb 16, 1983 on NBC
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Mallory’s handsome but shy French tutor, Jeff, finally musters up the nerve to ask her out on a date. He then courts disaster by enlisting Alex’s advice on how to behave on the date.

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • The producers must have had some good rating data about Alex's line, "My work there is done." in Death of a Grocer. In this episode, after getting Mallory and Jeff to talk, Alex leaves saying, "My work here is done."

      • In a chess game between Alex and Steven, Alex plays the Nimzovich Defense, a strategy intended to tempt White to overplay the center. The opening move for Black is the Queen's Knight. When Steven says that the Defense can be countered with the King's Gambit Declined, he means that by refusing to capture the Pawn that Black offers, White can better maintain control of the center - all important during the opening moves.

      • Actor John Dukakis is left-handed.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Mallory: Just when [Jeff] starts to let down his guard and break the ice, he freezes up again!
        Jennifer: Why don't you just throw yourself at him and get it over with.
        Mallory: Jennifer! Would you stay out of my personal life?
        Jennifer: I'm trying to make sure you have one.

      • Alex: Dad, I'm 138 and 0 against you [in chess].
        Steven: 138, 0 and 1. You forgot about the draw.
        Alex: I had my appendix out that day.
        Steven: The anesthesia had worn off.

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