Family Ties

Season 3 Episode 12

Help Wanted

Aired Unknown Dec 06, 1984 on NBC
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The Keatons hire domestic help as Elyse's pregnancy advances.

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    Geena Davis

    Geena Davis

    Karen Nicholson

    Guest Star

    Anne Ramsey

    Anne Ramsey

    Mrs. Warfield

    Guest Star

    Robert Costanzo

    Robert Costanzo

    Max Schneider

    Guest Star

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    • QUOTES (6)

      • Steven: So, basically what we're looking for is a helping hand around the house while my wife is off her feet. Then, help with the baby after it's born…uh, light housework, shopping, errands, cooking…uh, that kind of thing. I believe the salary is listed there in the ad.
        Mrs. Warfield: I thought it was a misprint.
        Steven: Uh, no, uh, that's the right figure.
        Mrs. Warfield: But you have three children, Mr. Keaton. What you're offering me is barely enough if you had two children. Either you have to pay me more, or get rid of one of the children.

      • Steven: How are you with children?
        Max: Great! I got children all over the world!

      • Alex: (to the lovely job candidate) So, you have no references, no experience, and you can't cook?
        Karen: That's right.
        Alex: You're hired!

      • Steven: Karen, I'd like to talk to you about your work.
        Karen: I'm enjoying myself so much, it doesn't even seem like work!
        Steven: It doesn't seem like work to us, either.

      • Jennifer: (reminiscing about their former housekeeper) Everything in this kitchen reminds me of her.
        Alex: Yeah. This-this stove, that she didn't know how to use.
        Mallory: And this sink, where she always used to break our dishes.
        Jennifer: The toaster, where she started a fire.

      • Steven: We have to fire her for our own safety! (holds up a piece of toast that catapulted out of the sideways-tilted toaster) Alex, if this had been a pop-tart, we'd be dead by now.

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      • The late Anne Ramsey is best known for such movies as SCROOGED (her finale); THROW MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN; and THE GOONIES. The latter featured several fellow FAMILY TIES guest-stars: Jeff "Chunk" Cohen, Corey "Mouth" Feldman, and Martha "Stef" Plimpton.

      • Geena Davis is best known for such movies as TOOTSIE; BEETLEJUICE; EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY; HERO; A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN; and THELMA & LOUISE. She has been married to Jeff Goldblum (with whom she starred in THE FLY) and Renny Harlin (who directed her in CUTTHROAT ISLAND).

      • Meredith Baxter Birney doesn't appear in this episode.

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