Season Cast 34

  1. Meredith Baxter
  2. Michael Gross
  3. Justine Bateman
  4. Brian Bonsall

    Brian Bonsall

    Andy Keaton (24 Episodes)

  5. Tina Yothers
  6. Michael J. Fox
  7. Marc Price

    Marc Price

    (9 Episodes)

  8. Tracy Pollan

    Tracy Pollan

    (8 Episodes)

  9. Scott Valentine

    Scott Valentine

    (8 Episodes)

  10. Suzanne Snyder

    Suzanne Snyder

    (2 Episodes)

  11. Robert Costanzo

    Robert Costanzo

    (2 Episodes)

  12. Bunny Summers

    Bunny Summers

    (1 Episode)

  13. Alex Henteloff

    (1 Episode)

  14. Ronny Cox

    Ronny Cox

    (1 Episode)

  15. Noah Hathaway

    Noah Hathaway

    (1 Episode)

  16. Pamela Springsteen

    Pamela Springsteen

    (1 Episode)

  17. Belita Moreno

    Belita Moreno

    (1 Episode)

  18. River Phoenix

    River Phoenix

    (1 Episode)

  19. Miriam Flynn

    Miriam Flynn

    (1 Episode)

  20. Peter Scolari

    Peter Scolari

    (1 Episode)

  21. Robert Desiderio

    Robert Desiderio

    (1 Episode)

  22. Mark Moses

    Mark Moses

    (1 Episode)

  23. Terry Wills

    (1 Episode)

  24. Martha Plimpton

    Martha Plimpton

    (1 Episode)

  25. Molly Cheek

    Molly Cheek

    (1 Episode)

  26. Peter Hobbs

    Peter Hobbs

    (1 Episode)

  27. Corey Feldman

    Corey Feldman

    (1 Episode)

  28. Matthew Faison

    (1 Episode)

  29. John Hancock

    John Hancock

    (1 Episode)

  30. Danny Nucci

    Danny Nucci

    (1 Episode)

  31. Macon McCalman

    Macon McCalman

    (1 Episode)

  32. Elsa Raven

    Elsa Raven

    (1 Episode)

  33. Gracie Harrison

    (1 Episode)

  34. Amy O'Neill

    Amy O'Neill

    Brenda (1 Episode)

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Season Crew 19

Production

  1. Marc Lawrence

    Marc Lawrence

    Producer (24 Episodes)

  2. June Galas

    Producer (24 Episodes)

  3. Alan Uger

    Producer (24 Episodes)

  4. Gary David Goldberg
  5. Carol Himes

    Producer (24 Episodes)

  6. Ruth Bennett

    Producer (24 Episodes)

Writing

  1. Alan Uger

    Writer (24 Episodes)

  2. Gary David Goldberg

    Gary David Goldberg

    Writer (24 Episodes)

  3. Jurgen Wolff

    Writer (1 Episode)

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Episodes 24

September 26, 1985

Alex implements a fail-proof, and extremely unromantic, method of meeting the girl of his dreams: He picks her from pictures in the freshman directory. His selection, Tricia, seems to fit his requirements perfectly, but his plan goes off-track when he is strongly attracted to her roommate, Ellen.

Ellen and Alex dislike each other instantly, and though he can't figure out why, he finds himself thinking about her constantly.

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October 3, 1985

Alex realizes he must make Ellen aware of his feelings, but she is on a train on her way to marry another man, so he takes drastic measures to stop the wedding.

The usually cool Alex decides he must let down his defenses or lose the girl he loves.

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Mr. Wrong

October 17, 1985

Mallory brings home her new boyfriend, Nick, a Rambo-type environmental artist, to meet her family, but Steven and Elyse are shocked by his crude appearance and gruff manner.

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October 24, 1985

Jennifer takes on the class bully to defend her boyfriend and unwittingly humiliates him by undermining his masculinity and Alex is devastated when Mallory scores higher than him on an IQ test.

Jennifer tries to apologize to Adam, but discovers that all the boys are making fun of him and he won't speak to her.

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October 31, 1985

Alex does some fancy footwork on the dance floor to impress Ellen when he thinks he is losing her because of their divergent interests.

Alex feels he has to compete with Ellen's artsy friends for her attention and attempts to change himself to fit into her world.

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November 7, 1985

When Mallory informs her parents that she has no intention of going to college after graduation, they are sure she is being influenced by her boyfriend, Nick, a high school dropout.

Elyse is crushed by Mallory's decision to forego a college education, and Mallory turns to Nick for support.

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My Tutor

November 14, 1985

Alex hires a tutor to help him with math, but his ""teacher"" turns out to be a 13-year-old genius who suddenly becomes more interested in Jennifer than in helping Alex.

When Eugene, Alex's tutor, meets Jennifer he loses his concentration and Alex comes up with a scheme that will benefit both him and Eugene.

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Mr. Right

November 21, 1985

Mallory's boyfriend, environmental artist Nick Moore, swaps his T-shirt, camouflage pants, combat boots and earrings for a three-piece suit and a haircut to impress Mallory's parents, but while Steven and Elyse love the new Nick, Mallory is ready to leave him.

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December 5, 1985

Steven's old college buddy Richard Schofield is in town for and Steven looks forward to reminiscing about old times until he learns that Richard and Elyse share some memories he wasn't aware of.

Steven loses his normally cool composure and becomes insanely jealous, imagining that Elyse and Richard are secretly attracted to one another.

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Crew 1

Directed by: Michael J. Weithorn

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December 12, 1985

Alex, who prides himself on being in control of his life, is embarrassed to admit that he is having a problem with insomnia, which is creating stress in his personal life as well as in school.

Although Alex refuses to discuss his sleeping problems with anyone, his restlessness is disrupting the whole family.

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December 19, 1985

Mallory begins to feel severe guilt after reporting a young girl to the police for shoplifting, especially when he learns that the girl is from a home for abused children. Mallory visits Jessie at the home but is suspicious of the girl's intentions.

Nick warns Mallory that she can't change Jessie overnight, but Mallory is sure that she can at least be a good influence.

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January 2, 1986

Steven gets the promotion he has been waiting years for, but as the new regional manager of the station, he is required to put in long hours at the office, and soon realizes he has no time for his family.

Although Elyse and the kids are happy about Steven's new position, they begin to miss the days where he would come home for dinner every nite and have time to take part in day-to-day activities.

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The Disciple

January 9, 1986

Alex offers to help Jennifer with a speech project and winds up creating a monster, the speech is such a success that she is asked to repeat the performance for an awards panel.

Jennifer does her class project perfectly, but doesn't understand what she said because Alex coached her on most of the material. So when asked to present it to the panel of judges, her nerves get the best of her.

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January 16, 1986

Alex secretly invites Ellen's dad to Parent's Day Weekend at Leland College, thinking that she will be pleasantly surprised to see him, but what he doesn't know is that Ellen has no desire to see her father.

Ellen can't forgive her father for not spending time with her when she was growing up, and although he wants to make amends she refuses to forgive and forget.

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Fool for Love

January 23, 1986

Skippy's lifetime obsession with Mallory builds to a climax when he refuses to accept that she is in love with Nick, and creates an embarrassing scene at the Homecoming dance.

Alex tries to convince Skippy he should forget about Mallory and find someone else, and even enlists the help of a psychiatrist, but Skippy can't let go of his fantasy.

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Checkmate

January 30, 1986

A chess tournament between Leland College students and a visiting Soviet team turns into a wrestling match when Alex and his opponent, Ivan Rozmirovich, match wits and ""fight"" for their countries.

Alex considers it his patriotic duty to beat the Russian, but as the game progresses he realizes his opponent is not really the enemy he had envisioned him to be.

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February 6, 1986

Elyse enrolls in an auto mechanics class to prove Alex and Steven that women can be just as competent with cars as men, but to protect his own masculinity, Alex joins the class to prove her wrong.

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February 13, 1986

The Keaton family fills in his girlfriend, Ellen, on some of the more humorous events in Alex's life before they met in this special one-hour episode.

Flashbacks to previous episodes include some highlights from the series' past shows.

Alex and Ellen celebrate their six-month anniversary as boyfriend and girlfriend, and the family think it's time for Ellen to know the truth about Alex.

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February 13, 1986

The Keaton family fills in his girlfriend, Ellen, on some of the more humorous events in Alex's life before they met in this special one-hour episode.

Flashbacks to previous episodes include some highlights from the series' past shows.

Alex and Ellen celebrate their six-month anniversary as boyfriend and girlfriend, and the family think it's time for Ellen to know the truth about Alex.

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Art Lover

February 20, 1986

Mallory suspects there's more involved than ""art appreciation"" when a wealthy and beautiful older woman takes a special interest in Nick's creations.

Promising to help launch his career, art patron Victoria Hurstenberg takes Nick under her wing, occupying nearly all of his time and interfering with his relationship with Mallory, who insists that the older woman has her eye on more than Nick's art.

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Teacher's Pet

March 2, 1986

Alex lands a teaching-assistant position and runs into big trouble when he has to grade a student who also happens to be his girlfriend, Ellen.

When Ellen is assigned to Alex's economics class, he has trouble treating her as just another student, and ends up causing a strain on their relationship.

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My Buddy

March 6, 1986

Steven has a very difficult time accepting that his youngest daughter, Jennifer,is growing up and no longer wants to ""pal around"" with him.

As Jennifer grows and finds new interests, Steven feels rejected because she no longer spends time with him. The situation comes to a head when Steven insists on accompanying Jennifer on her girls-club outing, and she is mortified when he is the only male there.

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Elyse must deal with Paul, a young architect associate who falls in love with her.

After working for a year in the same office as Elyse, Paul, a very promising architect, can no longer ignore his feelings for her. He quits the job and confronts Elyse's husband, Steven, with his dilemma.

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Mallory discovers that her high school graduation is in jeopardy unless she can pass a very tough history exam.

Never an avid student, Mallory faces the possibility of failing her senior year in high school because of her poor grades. As the school term rapidly draws to a close, her only hope is to score extremely well on a tough final exam.

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