The Keatons, Family Ties
Hippie parents bringing up a staunch conservative son—who knew the concept could give rise to such an entertaining clan? Baby boomers saw themselves in Steven and Elyse Keaton's liberal leanings. Young Reagan Republicans embraced Alex's hilarious antics. Boy-crazy teens wanted to be like Mallory. The rest of us just laughed along with tomboy Jennifer's how-did-I-get-here attitude. They're the classic sitcom family, and we love 'em for it.
© 1985 Gene Trindl