Family Ties

Family Ties (1982)

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The Harder They Fall - S2-E3

Corrected entry: Mr. Tedesco tells Elyse he had Mallory in his class "last year." Considering Mallory is two years younger than Alex and that this was "last year", even if Alex is now a senior, Mallory would have been in the 9th grade at the time she was in Tedesco's class. Most likely she wasn't in high school quite yet, as schools in the 80's were 10th though 12th grade.

Correction: This is incorrect. I graduated in the 80's and high school was 9-12.

ctown28 Premium member

Even though nowadays it's more common to find high school as being 9th-12th grade practically everywhere, it probably depends on what area geographically in the 80s you were in. In my town, ALL high schools were 10th-12th all over the city for many years until around the late 90s when it changed. So it is a draw as if this entry was technically right or wrong.

Considering the show was set in Columbus, Ohio I'm also in Ohio, all Ohio high schools were all 9-12. This would make things even for varsity sports teams in state playoff competition.

ctown28 Premium member

OK. I'll give you that one. My high school was in California in the 80s.

4 Rms Ocn Vu - S3-E8

Factual error: Some of the visitors came to the Keaton "hotel" (their house) for the "ocean view." This takes place in central Ohio (near Columbus). There are no oceans around there.

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