Family Ties

Season 1 Episode 4

Summer of '82

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Aired Unknown Oct 27, 1982 on NBC
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Seduced by an woman four years older, inexperienced Alex is devastated to learn that she thinks of their relationship as just casual.

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Alex's favorite economist was Milton Friedman. Friedman was a Nobel Prize-winning Economist who supported laissez-faire capitalism. He was influential in Ronald Reagan's policy of supply side economics.

      • When Stephanie invites Alex to spend the night, Alex at first declines noting that he only lives a 10-minute drive away. But when Alex returns home from his aborted second date with her, Steven commented that he had only been gone 11 minutes. In that 11 minutes, Alex drove to Stephanie's, spent nearly 3 minutes in her apartment, and drove home.

      • This episdode marks Alex's first day working at Adlers Grocery. He delivers groceries while wearing an apron lettered with "Adlers Grocery." Episode 9, Death of a Grocer, expounds more fully on his responsibitities at Adlers.

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      • The morning after spending the night with Stephanie, Alex is seen wearing a robe, smoking a pipe, and humming the words to Let's Do It, a 1938 song made popular by Cole Porter.

      • The title alludes to the 1971 movie Summer of '42, where a young man falls in love with a woman whose husband has gone to war.

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